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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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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 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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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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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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What Happened to Jedi Masters Yaddle and Yarael Poof?

Disney Canon No explanation has been given for either Jedi Master's absence (although Yaddle's Databank entry confirms that she was no longer on the council). It is unlikely that we will ever get an ...
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How did Jabba kill Jedi "Back in the old days"?

In issue 12 of the Legends comic series Star Wars: Republic, Jabba the Hutt's agent Aurra Sing killed Jedi Sharad Hett. While Sing had personal reasons for killing Jedi, she was on Jabba's payroll and ...
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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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How does taking-a-Force-sensitive-youngling-to-the-Jedi-Temple go down?

According to the (alas, no longer strictly canon but still excellent) 'The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force' factbook, the answer is that it often did not go well, especially when the ...
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Jedi: Force-controlled clothing?

Most lightsaber fighters have their sleeves cut above the hand, and/or tuck them into their gloves, bracers or other hand/wristwear. But notice how during lightsaber battles (such as in the videos ...
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Would fewer Jedi be more powerful?

That's not how the force works! or why the Rule of Two works. The Rule of two was created by Darth Bane to allow the Sith Order to operate in secret, because greed and fighting amongst many Sith Lords ...
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What made Qui-Gon Jinn really believe that Anakin Skywalker was the chosen one?

Qui-Gon Doesn't Believe In Accidents There were a number of factors that led Qui-Gon to believe as he did. The first and main trigger for his suspicion was the chosen one prophecy itself: "A ...
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Why was Anakin allowed to wear black robes?

You do see a lot of brown robes in the Jedi Order, but there are several exceptions that no one seems bothered about. It seems like Anakin was just another exception that everyone was okay with. The ...
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Why don't all Jedi stick around as force ghosts?

Before his death, Qui-Gon Jinn discovered how to "preserve your mind through the living Force" (or something like that) after death. He only managed to stick around as a voice. That's why we ...
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Can Sith crystals be "bled" by Jedi?

They can be unbled, as done by Ahsoka Tano The crystals that had powered his lightsaber were no longer contained by metal, but their song had not dimmed. She held them in one hand, almost shaking as ...
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Can the Sith become Force Ghosts?

I suppose you only want answers from the One True Canon (i.e. Disney's), but if you accept Legends (i.e. discontinued Extended Universe non-canon), then Sith Lords can become spirits of some kind. One ...
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Did Vader ever face another Force user in aerial/space combat, aside from Luke in Ep. IV?

Vader faces Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, and Ahsoka Tano In the canonical Star Wars: Rebels "Siege of Lothal", Vader faced Ezra Bridger, Kanan Jarrus, and Ahsoka Tano in a space battle. ...
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In canon, has a Jedi ever used the light side to kill a Sith?

Adamant's answer was right at the time he answered it, but with more recent episodes of Star Wars Rebels, the answer is a definitive yes.
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How does taking-a-Force-sensitive-youngling-to-the-Jedi-Temple go down?

First of all, let's not hold any illusions that this practice isn't problematic. While the Jedi never forced it on anyone, it was indeed institutionalised by the Galactic Republic, and on hindsight to ...
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In canon, has a Jedi ever used the light side to kill a Sith?

Yes There are only a few Sith in Disney canon. Most are ambiguous cases, but with new information from The Rise of Skywalker, there is one definitive one. Plagueis He was killed by his apprentice,...
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