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Can a Jedi move faster than the speed of light?

Remember what Qui-Gon said about Anakin's Pod-racing skills in Phantom Menace: He can see things before they happen. That's why he appears to have such quick reflexes. It is a Jedi trait. What you'...
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Are Jedi required to abstain from all sexual relations, or only from the ones involving emotional attachments?

There is an article on BBC News which contains an interview with George Lucas, including the following passage: ...But Lucas revealed that despite their monastic regime, Jedi were permitted to ...
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Do any clones refuse Order 66?

There's no evidence within the main film and TV canon of a clone trooper disobeying Order 66 (due to the fact that they were implanted with an "inhibitor chip" guaranteeing their loyalty). Probably ...
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Why do Jedi use lightsabers?

Obi Wan explains this in the novelization of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: "This was the formal weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. More skill than simple sight ...
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How can Jedi learn to use tutaminis without hurting themselves?

Blasters have stun settings, and the Jedi use training droids and training lightsabers which have limited power. Presumably Jedi practice tutaminis with these before attempting to block blaster bolts ...
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Why did the Jedi serve a corrupt Republic?

False Premise Surely the Jedi knew the Republic was a democracy in name only This isn't correct. It was a democracy. A corrupt democracy at times, sure, but a democracy nonetheless. The fact that it ...
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What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?

Jedi: Mace Windu: ...you must realize there aren't enough Jedi to protect the Republic. We are keepers of the peace, not soldiers. -- Episode II Sith: It's difficult to find conclusive proof that ...
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Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers?

Tutaminis is a difficult skill to master. As Wookieepedia notes: it was a rare feat to be capable of dissipating concentrated energy such as what makes up a blasterbolt or lightsaber blade. If ...
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Was killing Dooku actually the 'Jedi way'?

Obi-Wan was unconscious when Anakin killed Dooku (Obi-Wan had been knocked out earlier in the fight), so he didn't see that Anakin executed Dooku. Obi-Wan praised Anakin for his victory over Dooku ...
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How did a Jedi die during the Battle of Geonosis?

According to Dooku, the Jedi were outnumbered by a thousand battle droids to each Jedi. There's really no good reason to assume that he was exaggerating. “I don’t think so,” Mace countered. “The ...
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Why not Jedi Lords and Sith Knights?

Jedi Knights have been using that title since before the creation of the Old Republic 25,000 years BBY. The title presumably reflects their role in the galaxy as protectors & guardians. To ...
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Can a Jedi move faster than the speed of light?

Well the average speed of a blaster bolt (according to this article) is around 78mph. This is far far below the speed of light, and is in fact about the speed of a baseball pitch.So a Jedi deflecting ...
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Why did the Jedi serve a corrupt Republic?

I love this question. It is one of the most fascinating dynamics of Star Wars, in my opinion. Summary answer first, then I'll back it all up. SUMMARY The Jedi knew the Republic was corrupt, but ...
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Did Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen know that Obi-Wan Kenobi was a Jedi?

Yes, Beru and Owen were aware that Kenobi was a Jedi, at least according to the story told from her perspective in the (canon) anthology book Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View Still, there’ve ...
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Why send Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan with Queen Amidala?

There are multiple answers to your question: First, Qui-Gon is quite "powerful" at the time of The Phantom Menace. It is said in the film that, had he followed the code of the Jedi perfectly he would ...
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Can the Jedi retire?

Yes Count Dooku was once a Jedi. When he left the Jedi Order, he wasn't punished, hunted down, or even bad-mouthed by the Order. The Jedi held him in high regard and continued to respect him, even ...
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Why didn't Qui-Gon Jinn use his Jedi mind tricks to exchange his Republic credits?

Although it may sound like a cop-out, the answer is that it was because the Force didn't tell him to. Qui-Gon Jinn was drawn to the only junkyard in town that had a compatible hyperdrive. When faced ...
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Did Luke Skywalker go to the Dark Side?

You're referring to the Dark Empire comic book miniseries, published in the early 1990s. Dark Empire as a series was about the return of Emperor Palpatine1 and his renewed attempts at Galactic ...
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What age was Darth Vader when he finally died?

The best info available suggests that he was 45 when he died. To determine this, we need to use a few sources. Note that some of these are no longer considered fully canon. According to this post by ...
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Can a Jedi move faster than the speed of light?

Remember the blast shield in A New Hope: Luke was deflecting bolts without seeing them. Using the Force a Jedi essentially "knows" where the bolt will be so the lightsaber is moved to position. A Jedi'...
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Female terms for Jedi/Sith

Jedi Master and Sith Lord are formal titles which are generally used by both sexes. In current canon there are no female Sith Lords (Asajj Ventress was affiliated with the Sith as an apprentice of ...
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Did Sidious not believe that Anakin would destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force?

The prophecy of the Chosen One is a Jedi prophecy. As a Sith, Sidious has no reason to believe that it would come true in a way that favored the Jedi. He would regard it as no more than wishful ...
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Why was Darth Vader more of a Jedi than Anakin?

I think there is evidence that for the Sith, passionate fiery anger initially leads them to fall to the dark side, but this eventually tends to solidify into more of a cold contempt for others, a kind ...
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Did Luke Skywalker go to the Dark Side?

You're thinking of the Dark Empire comics published by Dark Horse comics in 1991. In this story, Luke falls to the Dark Side and becomes an apprentice of a resurrected Emperor.
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What is the first use of the word "Padawan"?

In the current canon, the first time the word 'padawan' shows up is in Phantom Menace, where Qui-Gon calls Obi-Wan that. According this rough draft by Lucas in 1974 (page 18) we see the first ever ...
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Other than better PR, what is the difference between the Jedi and the Sith?

The main differences are: How they access the Force. Jedi's access to the Force is more passive. They let the Force guide them. Sith's access is far more active. They make the Force do their ...
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Was Chirrut Îmwe a Jedi, Force-sensitive, lucky, or something else?

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 ...
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How did a Jedi die during the Battle of Geonosis?

In addition to being outnumbered, trapped, and in an open space where they don't work best.... All Lightsaber forms are not created equal While it is true that we see the protagonists of our story ...
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Why was the first Jedi Temple built on top of a Dark Side cave?

It would appear that the ancient Jedi weren't warriors of light, instead worshipping balance. That evidently included studying and possibly even embracing their dark urges. It was only in latter years ...
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