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He's not outright stated to be Force sensitive, but he sure does things that can lead no other conclusion. Quacks, walks, and swims like a duck Force Sensitive. All quotes below are from Alexander Freed's official novelization: Aside from his fighting abilities (See Terriblefan's awesome answer) he: Sensed that Jyn wore a Kyber crystal necklace (while it ...


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Wood She found the speaker at last, seated on the ground a few steps down the line of stalls. He was dressed simply, in a dark shirt and charcoal robe in the local style, and his smooth skin fought gamely against the years that infected his words. His eyes were milky and unfocused, and at his side lay a sturdy wooden staff in the dust. Are there ...


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From the film's Visual Guide CHIRRUT'S STAFF Chirrut carries a flame-hardened uneti-wood staff to help guide his path as he walks through the streets of Jedha. The top is capped with a metal lamp that contains a kyber sliver. Designed as a symbolic source of inner illumination, it also allows Chirrut to better gauge where the end of the staff is, as ...


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Yes, he absolutely was In the novelization, Baze is identified as a Guardian on several occasions: By Cassian, after Chirrut accosts Jyn about her necklace: "We're not here to make friends," [Cassian] muttered. "Not with those guys." "Who are they?" "The Guardians of the Whills. Protectors of the Temple of the Kyber. But there's nothing left ...


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Chirrut Îmwe is established as a non-Jedi upon his introduction, but he is probably Force-sensitive. He is a Guardian of the Whills, part of an order on Jedha that we currently know nothing about (because of the Disney retcon; the Whills, pre-retcon, were the group that taught Qui-Gon how to become a Force Ghost). That said, Chirrut shows signs of Force ...


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Chirrut didn't become a Force Ghost because Disney Canon doesn't include that aspect of the Whills. The former background of Qui-Gon being taught how to become a Force Ghost after death was established in the Revenge of the Sith screenplay and Art book, pre-Disney canon. As of the Disney's taking over the Star Wars universe, episodes of The Clone Wars (...


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In fact, the Star Wars Rogue One Ultimate Sticker Encyclopedia and the Star Wars Galactic Atlas describe Chirrut as "Force attuned". The description is the same for both books: A blind warrior-monk and a disciplined fighter, Chirrut is attuned to the mystical energy known as the Force. You can find the images here, and there at 0:27. Meanwhile, Chirrut'...


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I found this article on "Empire" (The Irony). It doesn't look like an interview, more like a transcript of some commentary or behind-the-scenes footage, but either way, we have a quote from Gareth Edwards, Director of Rogue One: Edwards: It was definitely a deliberate thing to have diverse characters. Because Star Wars is so diverse – they have walking ...


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The suggestion appears to be that Kyber crystals are an exotic form of solid degenerate matter. Astrophysical theory holds that White Dwarf stars, which begin as fluid masses of ordinary degenerate matter, eventually cool and crystallize into solid degenerate matter, in the process becoming Black Dwarves (theory also tells us that the earliest White Dwarves ...


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The Jedi are an order, no one is born one, and by the time of Rogue One they were effectively wiped out (barring some who went into hiding). But that doesn't mean force sensitive people stop being born or stop existing. If there's no Jedi order left there's certainly no one around to train Chirrut to be one. It looks like he certainly could train to be full ...


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It can also mean something less literal. He says this after meeting Jyn who has the Kyber crystal around her neck. And both because of age and his post as a guardian of the whills it makes sense he knew Jedis, who used Kyber crystals in their sabers. Saying the strongest stars have hearts of Kyber can be more a connection to these strong people he has met in ...


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