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Is there anything wrong with Thrawn?

This answer is from a Legends perspective; I haven't seen Rebels and I don't know much about the Canon incarnation of Thrawn. Unmarked spoilers ahead for the Thrawn trilogy and the first three or four ...
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How does one join the Rebel Alliance?

You know a guy who knows a guy “You’re going to join the rebellion?” he started. “You’ve got to be kidding. How?” “Damp down, will you?” the bigger man cautioned, glancing furtively back toward ...
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Will Ezra's lightsaber revolutionize dueling?

No. According to Star Wars Insider #154, you need to disengage the blade in order for the battery pack to power the blaster. Your lightsaber duel would last about four seconds and then you'd get your ...
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Have Vader's eyebrows been retconned?

Interestingly, Vader's eyebrows have apparently been a bone of contention at LucasFilm for decades. They were originally present in the theatrical release of RotJ but were then digitally removed for ...
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Will Ezra's lightsaber revolutionize dueling?

Ezra's lightsaber's design would have changed the rules of lightsaber combat, but not enough to save the Old Republic. Your idea, however, is potentially enough to save the Old Republic. There is a ...
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In Star Wars Rebels, how can the kids at the Stormtrooper Academy know their parents and have a name?

You are confusing stormtroopers of the First Order with stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set five years before the events of the original trilogy, so these stormtroopers ...
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Is there an explanation for the inconsistency in the Mandalorians between the Clone Wars and Rebels?

Looks like Duchess Satine Kryze led a puppet government. New canon erased lots of prior Mandalorian history, but there are two certain facts: Mandalorians were a proud warrior culture that waged war ...
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Is the Mandalorian War canonical again?

Mandalorian-Jedi conflicts are canon... This has been true at least since season 2 of The Clone Wars animated show, when Obi-Wan references ancient conflicts: Obi-Wan: I know these commandos fought ...
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Did Maul correctly state this character's secret identity? And if so, how did he know it?

This is confirmed in the canon novel A New Dawn: Various other sources for the same information, though none nearly so straightforward, can be found in the references to this article. As to how ...
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Is there any crossover between Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels

Three Easter Eggs have been noted that I'm aware of: The Ghost is seen several times as part of the Rebel fleet in the Battle of Scarif: At the base on Yavin 4 just before Cassian Andor and the ...
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How did this ship jump to lightspeed within a gravity well?

Entering hyperspace inside a gravity well is not impossible According to Pablo Hidalgo, entering hyperspace while in atmosphere is risky, but not impossible. Here he’s referencing “Jedi Crash,” of ...
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Darth Maul Timeline Inconsistencies

I think you have the timelines a little confused. Maul's unfortunate bisection in Phantom Menace takes place in 32 BBY. Maul re-appears during the Clone Wars era in 22 BBY His appearance in Solo: A ...
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Do Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda know these characters are alive during the time of the Original Trilogy?

Ezra is missing, as Ahsoka meets with Sabine after the Alliance victory to go look for him, so he's literally not around for the events of the Trilogy. As for Ahsoka herself, she rejected and left the ...
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What is the difference between an AT-ST and an AT-DP?

While they look quite similar (as they're both bipedal walkers), each is designed for a somewhat different - and distinct - purpose. The All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) is primarily a ...
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What does the color of the darksaber mean?

First off: kyber crystals only change colour as they bond with (or in the case of dark side users: dominated by) the individual constructing the lightsaber. At that point the colour is "fixed" and ...
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Do the Inquisitors break the Rule Of Two?

The use of dark side allies such as the Inquisitors and the Nightsisters was not a violation of the Rule of Two since they were not considered Sith. The distinction between a Sith and a mere dark side ...
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Why can’t The Mandalorian from The Mandalorian take off his helmet, while animated mandalorians like Sabine and Pre Vizsla can?

There's a couple of things at play here (note that there's a lot of spoilers here) Mandalorian has two meanings In a normal world, Mandalorian would refer to people from Mandalore. In the Star Wars ...
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How did this happen to Maul so fast?

The important narrative beats are that Obi-Wan changes to the same stance used by Qui-Gon, and then Maul attacks with strikes similar to those he used against Qui-Gon. Then Maul moves to block Kenobi'...
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What are the benefits of removing solar collectors from a TIE fighter?

According to the Databank, (and as stated by Valorum in the comments), it improved visibility, however greatly hindered combat ability. As the Mining Guild was in league with the Empire, its forces ...
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Is there a confirmed link between Sabine and Kylo?

Close, but no cigar. Sabine's surname is Wren; from her databank article (emphasis mine): Sabine Wren was a Mandalorian warrior, explosives expert, and graffiti artist -- qualities that came in ...
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What did the Super Tactical Droid encountered by the Jedi mean by his words?

Kalani was a Super Tactical Droid (STD), which are known for their intelligence. Kanan Jarrus: "I think the commander's a super tactical droid." Rex: "Ah, you're right. He is." Ezra Bridger: "...
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Why was the "No Darkside Ghosts" rule broken with the Nightsisters?

Short Answer: They're almost certainly not "force ghosts". Remember that as explained in the Clone Wars episode 'Voices', a "force ghost" is someone who has died, become one with the cosmic force as ...
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Has anyone else ever flown Sabine's TIE fighter from Star Wars Rebels?

That TIE first appeared in the episode 'Fighter Flight' in which Zeb & Ezra steal if from Baron Valen Rudor. Aside from Rudor, Zeb is the only one seen piloting it though with Ezra as a passenger. ...
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What is the symbol on the pauldron of the storm troopers who guard Grand Admiral Thrawn's office?

It’s a Chimera The question was put to Lucasfilm Story Group leader Pablo Hidalgo in a recent episode of Rebels Recon: ANDI GUTIERREZ: I’ve got a question from Joshua Parish. He asks "Do the ...
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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Continuing?

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 will continue with new episodes in January 2016. According to the official Star Wars web site, Season 2 of Rebels began airing on 14 October 2015 on Disney XD. You can find ...
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Will Ezra's lightsaber revolutionize dueling?

I don't think it would make much of a difference. Especially if it became widespread and it wasn't a surprise. Look at that picture of Windu. He is using the force to catch a lightning storm with his ...
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Are Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus in love?

The implication is that their relationship status is pretty well established. They appear to be in a committed monogamous relationship, albeit one they keep almost totally hidden from the rest of the ...
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Why was Ahsoka involved in the Siege of Mandalore?

It's not entirely clear, but it seems like her ties to the Order were strengthening Dave Filoni discussed his intentions for the unfinished episodes in a 2016 interview with IGN: What was significant ...
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How was Ezra aware of this fact?

Quite speculative, so maybe not a good answer. But in my opinion based on reasonable assumptions. At the end of the episode, we see Obi-Wan watch Lars call Luke back to the house. In this scene he is ...
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