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Is Luke Skywalker actually a Jedi?

Yoda (the sole remaining Jedi Master) sets one very specific precondition on Luke being able to call himself a Jedi, that he has to confront Vader. “No more training do you require,” Yoda assured him....
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Did Luke play any significant role in “Return of the Jedi?”

Luke's actions in ROTJ were instrumental in the destruction of the Empire and the death of the Emperor. Luke successfully invaded the stronghold of Jabba the Hutt, freeing his friend Han Solo. Han ...
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Why didn't Luke use his lightsaber during his mission on the first Death Star?

Luke's a farmer, not a swordsman. He had never held a lightsaber in his entire life until that day. However, he has used rifles before; when he went out looking for R2-D2 on Tatooine, he carried a ...
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Did Yoda indirectly tell Luke Skywalker to have children?

You didn't include the end of the quote: Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned. Luke, there is another Skywalker... In the scene Yoda was telling Luke to ...
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Why was Luke surprised that Obi-Wan had fought in the Clone Wars?

Imagine you grew up a farm boy in some podunk town in Backwater, Nebraska, where nothing ever happens. All your life you have never been further than 20 miles from the place you were born, and in that ...
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Why was Luke "Red Five"?

From the Wookieepedia Red Five was the call sign for the fifth member of Red Squadron. After the Rebel pilot Luke Skywalker who flew as Red Five during the Battle of Yavin destroyed the first Death ...
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Why was Luke surprised that Obi-Wan had fought in the Clone Wars?

When Obi-Wan mentions Luke's father, Luke asks, "You fought in the Clone Wars?" to which Obi-Wan replies, "Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight, the same as your father." They then proceed to talk about what ...
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Did Luke Skywalker ever refer to Obi-Wan as "Uncle Ben?"

The nice thing about e-Books: searches. The phrase "Uncle Ben" does not appear in the Star Wars novelization. There are 55 instances of "uncle" and all of them refer to Uncle Owen. Thanks to Valorum, ...
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Why didn't Luke use his lightsaber during his mission on the first Death Star?

Why did Luke leave his lightsaber behind? It didnʼt fit in his pocket. Another answer to this question suggests that Luke left his lightsaber behind on the Millennium Falcon because he knew ...
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What are Luke and Yoda eating in Yoda's hut in Episode V?

There's mention in the film and film script that he's cooking something called rootleaf. CREATURE: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him. (tasting food from the pot) Rootleaf,...
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How did the Force make Luke hard to hit in the Battle of Yavin?

Using the Force allowed him to maneuver in and out of the TIE fighter's weapons lock, preventing him from being hit. It also helped him to evade the blaster fire coming from the wall positions and ...
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Did Luke play any significant role in “Return of the Jedi?”

During the attack on the first Death Star, Vader flew out in his TIE fighter to fight off the attacking Rebels. And, with his high-level force skills, he did a pretty good job. Even Luke would have ...
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Why didn't Luke just Force choke the rancor?

There are a few reasons; Luke isn't very powerful at this point. He lacks the ability to perform a Force choke and certainly can't do it while fighting for his life. Although he originally was ...
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What was the fate of Luke’s landspeeder?

Canon(ish) There was a scene in the original screenplay that addressed this. Luke sold it to a 'used speeder dealer'. Beyond this, its fate is unknown. EXT. TATOOINE - MOS EISLEY - STREET - ALLEYWAY -...
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Why didn't Luke use the force to lift Darth Vader into the Imperial shuttle?

Probably because Luke was half dead from the Emperor nearly killing him with Force lightning. EMPEROR: Now, young Skywalker...you will die. Luke was barely able to help Vader walk to the shuttle ...
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Did Yoda indirectly tell Luke Skywalker to have children?

Even though the full passage is: Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned. Luke, there is another Skywalker... I never would have interpreted it that way. I took it ...
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Luke's neat "trick" at the end of Last Jedi, and consequences?

I propose a different solution to the above below. Luke doesn't die from his projection. Luke gives himself to the Force, like Obi-Wan did. I had originally saw Machavity's reasoning that Luke ...
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What model of crashed ship is on Ahch-To?

Although I stand by my analysis below, after watching the Rise of Skywalker, it is clearly Luke’s original T-65. This is purely addressing the picture in the question. It appears the actual ship in ...
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Is Luke Skywalker actually a Jedi?

He is a Jedi In the absence of the Jedi council, the only surviving member was Grand Master Yoda, after Obi-Wan Kenobi died in the duel with Darth Vader. So Yoda could have announced Luke as Jedi, but ...
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Mark Hamill's attitude toward "The Last Jedi" and Luke

Hamill's response to whether his vision for the character agreed with Johnson's was a stern No Hamill later went on to elaborate on his answer. As for the famous quote that's been going around the ...
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Why didn't Luke use the force to lift Darth Vader into the Imperial shuttle?

Either Luke did use the Force to move Vader's body onto the shuttle, or he didn't need to. (Meaning he was physically strong enough to get Vader's body up the ramp and onto the shuttle.) Whichever ...
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Do Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen know that Anakin Skywalker is Darth Vader?

According to the (canon) Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View short story "Beru Whitesun Lars", Owen and Beru were fully aware of Luke's parentage and the fact that his father had become ...
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What model of crashed ship is on Ahch-To?

Based on my memory of the movie and these excerpts from "The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi" I'm inclined to argue that it is, in fact a T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, and not the updated T-70 ...
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How did Luke get his lightsaber back after A New Hope?

Luke's lightsaber/s Luke uses the same lightsaber throughout the first two films in the Original Trilogy, the same one that Obi-Wan took from Anakin at the end of their duel in Revenge of the Sith and ...
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What was the fate of Luke’s landspeeder?

It's shown that he sold it to pay for their passage on the Falcon. LUKE: Look at this. Ever since the XP-38 came out, they just aren't in demand. BEN: It'll be enough.
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How could Luke hide from Vader during the duel on Death Star II?

Luke was in the darkness under the staircase. Note that he was in an alcove, hence why Vader couldn't see him directly. Luke ducked the lightsaber, but its blade cut through the supports that ...
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If Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father, who is Luke's mother?

Padmé Amidala. Since you know Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father you know that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker. Anakin (secretly) married Padmé Amidala in Episode II: She gave birth to Luke and ...
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Did Luke Skywalker ever refer to Obi-Wan as "Uncle Ben?"

In the third draft of the script for Return of the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Owen Lars were revealed to be brothers. This would have made Obi-Wan Luke's uncle (since it had already been established ...
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How did they learn the legend of Luke?

Presumably the Resistance are still in communication with their former allies, even if they couldn't muster a fleet in enough time to be useful. Stories are deliberately spread about Luke's return (to ...
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Was Luke aware the Emperor was a Sith Lord?

Yoda and Obi-Wan did not tell Luke that the Emperor was specifically a "Sith Lord". However, some of the things Yoda and Obi-Wan told Luke heavily implied that the Emperor was a Sith Lord. The most ...
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