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TL;DR: How do you know Ben Kenobi is lying? Because he's opening his mouth. 50% more untruths than truths in ANH. 56% more untruths than truths in all original trilogy. DISCLAIMERS AND EXPLANATIONS: The way I interpreted the question was, that the intent was to be uncharitable to Obi-Wan. So that is what I do when scoring. I deliberately pick holes, ...


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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. “Already know you that which you need.” “Then I am a Jedi?” Luke pressed. No. He knew he was not, quite. Something still lacked. Yoda wrinkled ...


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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 went on to lead the strike team that destroyed the Shield Generator on Endor. Notably, without Han's idea to use the walker to trick the guards into opening the ...


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The short answer is: Because he sacrificed himself out of love for his son, who had just spared his life when he was defeated and helpless. For the full answer, we need to begin with a little background. When Luke is preparing to surrender to Vader, he stops to tell Leia the good news ("I'm your brother!") and the bad news ("Vader is our dad!"): Luke: ...


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I always thought it was obvious that in all their fights up to this one, Vader could have killed Luke at will; he wasn't trying to kill him, he was trying to break him down and then turn him. In the words of the incomparable Mr. Plinkett, In "Empire"... Luke is just barely keeping up in his fight with Vader. Vader is just basically toying with him, he ...


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In the prequel trilogy of Star Wars (the more recent three), the swordsmanship of the actors is great. There's lots of aerobatics and fast swordplay; generally impressive (albeit sometimes over-the-top) performances. I disagree. The fight choreography was structured specifically to be flashy and full of special effects; there was very rarely any plot ...


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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 rifle; when the Tusken Raiders attacked, though, they quickly overpowered him with their melee fighting skill. It takes many years to become proficient with any ...


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There is one principal difference between swordsmanship in real fights and in movies. In real fights You aim at your enemy, trying not to open your defense. In movies You aim at your opponent's weapon, often both actors are too far away from each other to successfully hit the other one. Real fights are actually pretty fast. If you want the actors to ...


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People with long-lost parents tend to seek them out soon after finding out about them... If either Obi-Wan or Yoda had told Luke the truth, then Luke would likely have sought out Vader at the first opportunity. In A New Hope, let's suppose the conversation with Obi-Wan on Tatooine went like this instead: OBI-WAN: This lightsaber belonged to your father, ...


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Right now it's anybody's guess what the in-universe explanation is. But thematically, the entirety of Ep.7 is about trying to find a way home, full stop. The First Order is trying to "make the Empire great again!", Kylo Ren is obsessed with roleplaying as his grandfather, Leia is fervently trying to locate her brother whom she hasn't seen in years, Rey is ...


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Luke, No. But R2-D2, which was Luke's companion when he came back from Dagobah, did a lot : The droid stayed with Luke as he flew to Cloud City. After being separated from his master in the city, he was spotted by C-3PO, who was in a disassembled state and tied to Chewbacca's back. When Chewbacca, Leia, Lando and the droids escaped to the Falcon, R2-D2 ...


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In the novels, Vader is working to get Luke to fall, as is Palpatine, but Vader wants Luke to swear loyalty to him, and not Palpatine. The first goal is to get Luke to actually commit himself to the Dark Side; righteous anger is too easily quenched by reason. Luke could have killed Palpatine there and then, and then gone right back to the Light leaving ...


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No. Naboo has an elective monarchy- the leader is elected, as is stated multiple times in the prequels. Genetics do not give them the right to rule. To prove this here are some quotes from the script: Episode 1, Palpatine: To state our allegations, I present Queen Amidala, the recently elected ruler of Naboo, to speak on our behalf. Episode 2, Amidala:...


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She was reaching out to a man who had shut himself away from the galaxy... ...by giving him something that he has a personal connection to — his long-lost lightsaber. Even if she was aware of a fine detail such as his newer green lightsaber (and there's no reason she would know something like that when it's clearly established in The Force Awakens ...


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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 train his existing family, not to go make more Skywalkers.


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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 20 miles there is nothing but corn. You are still in high school, and you realize your instructor used to be a Navy SEAL. And a secret agent. And walked on the ...


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Yes, he did. We see it in the "celebration on Endor" scene a few minutes later, just after he's cremated his father. Under the circumstances, we can assume that when he "hurled it aside", it simply rolled under the staircase behind the Emperor Update: According to the factbook "Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy: The Ultimate Guide to the Incredible ...


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First of all, Rey offering Luke her weapon shows that she means no harm. But there is much more significance to offering that particular weapon. The lightsaber belonged to Luke's father before him. It is the only memento he ever had of Anakin Skywalker. It is an object of deep personal significance, and (so far as we know) he thought it was lost forever in ...


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The point of being on the Dark side is that you're motivated by "dark" emotions: Anger. Possessiveness. Powerlust. Saving Luke was the direct opposite. Vader is in a constant struggle between his Dark Side tendencies and the remnants of Anakin pulling towards the Light Side - we see this in the new Disney canon book "The Sith Lords", where


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TL;DR: Analyzing A New Hope only (because I don't have time for more), and using the same quotes as DVK posted, I counted 11 definite lies, 2 arguable statements, 7 statements to which no truth value can be assigned (questions or commands), and 75 statements that are definitely not lies - they may be opinions, even incorrect opinions (though we don't know of ...


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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 happened to Luke's father. Luke never mentions how long ago the Clone Wars were, nor even expresses much surprise that Obi-Wan was involved. Over-all, he takes ...


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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, we know the phrase "Uncle Ben" doesn't appear in any of the 17 official novelisations, nor in any of the new "Journey to the Force Awakens" novels, nor ...


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From the Wookiepedia 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 Star, the name became synonymous with the actual X-wing fighter he flew In many air forces, the designation is based on the craft's position in the formation ...


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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 he lacked the familiarity and skill to wield it effectively. While Luke did lack familiarity and skill with the lightsaber, this is not the reason he left it ...


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Luke's blue lightsaber was lost when Vader removed his hand in Cloud City. The outfit he uses in the Battlefront beta is the outfit he wears at the beginning of Return of the Jedi, complete with green lightsaber. As to why Dice chose to use this particular costume, I'm not entirely sure. Thematically, at the Battle of Hoth, Luke was in a standard orange ...


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How long did Luke know Ben/Obi Wan? According to the new, canonical webcomic, Ben saved Luke from a Krayt Dragon attack when Luke was 13 years old. As you might expect, Uncle Owen was less than enthusiastic about Ben getting involved in Luke's life, despite the fact that the boy would have died if not for Ben's intervention. It appears that the two didn't ...


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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, I cook. Why wish you become Jedi? Hm? The original junior novelisation describes it as "rootleaf" soup “Not far,” said the creature. “Yoda not far. ...


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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 tower. Suddenly, time seemed to slow down. Luke felt not as if he were racing through the Death Star’s trench at full throttle, but rather that the trench was ...


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In the book version of "Revenge of the Sith".. Yoda and Obi wan are discussing what to do with Padme's twins. Obi-Wan was telling Yoda that each one should take one of the children, that he would take Luke to Tattoine and train him and that Yoda should take Leia and train her. Yoda immediately said "No.. Jedi training is not the only way to hone their ...


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I always thought Vader acted to prevent Luke from completely turning to the Dark Side. Luke was the only one who believe that Vader had goodness still in him. Vader was never really cut out for the Dark Side. In episode three, iffy acting aside, you can see Anakin is tormented by the decision to side with Mace Windu or Palpatine. He finally chooses ...


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