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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 chapters of Specter of the Past. In addition to Thrawn's own actions, I'm also going to talk about Grodin Tierce, one of the antagonists of the Hand of Thrawn ...


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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 the power station. “You’ve got a mouth like a crater.” “I’m sorry,” Luke whispered rapidly. “I’m quiet—listen how quiet I am. You can barely hear me—” Biggs ...


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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 hands cut off. If anything, Ezra's revolutionary design would make it more likely that you'd get killed in record time which is why this style of fighting is ...


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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 the 2004 DVD release, presumably to line up with the injuries that we then saw in RotS Since his eyebrows are present in Star Wars: Rebels but missing in ...


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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 major difference between Ezra's lightsaber and your idea. Like Richard stated, Ezra's weapon cannot draw the blade and fire simultaneously. Ezra's lightsaber ...


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From the canon novel Star Wars: Aftermath: After all, didn't Mustafar hold some importance to the Imperial leadership? Rumors said that's where Vader took some of the Jedi long ago. Torturing them for information before their execution. -Wedge Antilles Because this information was so well known that it became a rumor, I would say that Kanan and Hera were ...


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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 serve the Galactic Empire (the one ruled by Emperor Palpatine). The Galactic Empire phased out clones from the Stormtrooper Corps at the end of the Clone Wars and ...


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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 Maul knew his identity? Well, to judge from his hand motions, he was obviously doing some sort of


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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 other Rebel soldiers volunteer to go with Jyn to Scarif, an announcement can be heard over the tannoy calling General Syndulla, report to the briefing room ...


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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 in many wars, often against the Jedi. Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 2 Episode 12: "The Mandalore Plot" And later episodes glimpsed Mandalorian art, ...


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The short answer is that the Rule of Two is not absolute1: the Sith can (and often do) utilize non-Sith Dark Jedi (like inquisitors) to accomplish their goals. With an entire galaxy to rule, it's understandable that the Sith would use Dark Jedi to help root out Jedi and rebels. It is perhaps better to view the Rule of Two as a system in which only one Sith ...


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They are Police Gunships: The police gunship, also known first as the Republic police gunship or Republic police helicopter and later as the Imperial patrol transport, was a gunship introduced during the Clone Wars to perform law enforcement functions on the Republic capital of Coruscant. Designed to be sleeker and smaller as well as less heavily armed ...


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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 course. Although entering hyperspace while near a planet is probably a very bad idea, the alternative is to get blown up by the Death Star. There’s really no ...


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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 Star Wars Story takes place in 10 BBY and His death in Star Wars: Rebels occurs eight years after that in (approx) 2 BBY.


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The character you're referring to is "The Inquisitor". He has similar facial markings to "The Son" but despite their outward similarity, they aren't the same character nor are they even from the same race. The Son: The Inquisitor:


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That is not the Son from Mortis trilogy, but a (admittedly similar looking) new Dark-side Imperial character called the Inquisitor. From the wiki: The Inquisitor was a male Pau'an agent of the Galactic Empire who hunted and eliminated Jedi who had survived the destruction of the Jedi Order. The Inquisitor received his orders from Darth Vader, who tasked ...


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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 were granted certain Imperial weaponry and craft, including TIE fighters. Mining Guild TIE fighters, however, had a distinct yellow color scheme, clearly ...


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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 Jedi Order, so she's officially not a Jedi and wouldn't call herself one, regardless of the fact that she acts like one. So again, Jedi Truth: Luke is the last ...


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Rex Removed the inhibitor chip before Order 66. As detailed in the Star Wars: Rebels episode "The Lost Commanders", Rex and his friends (Wolffe and Gregor) removed their control chips before Order 66, and thus were unaffected. The key dialogue: I didn't betray my Jedi. Wolffe, Gregor, and I all removed our control ...


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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 reconnaissance and patrol vehicle; whereas the All Terrain Defense Pod (AT-DP) is mainly used to defend a location or site (as well as for training Imperial cadets). ...


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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 all living things do, but have been able to retain their individuality and return from the netherworld. Such beings are unbound by time and space but are ...


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Leveraging the whole of both Star Wars canons (Both Main and Legends), it doesn't make a terrible amount of sense for Obi Wan to tell them about the Sith. As far back as the Great Hyperspace War, the Jedi have been very insistent about the extermination of the Sith. A really good example of this is in Revenge of the Sith where, upon being told that Palpatine ...


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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 Disney XD's schedule here. It seems that Season 2 will pick up from where it left off some time in January 2016. The 11th episode, "Legacy", aired in ...


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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 handy as one of the first rebels against the Empire. Part of the Ghost crew, Sabine used her gift for bomb-making to great effect against the Empire, and would ...


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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 blade. What do you think would happen if there was a couple blaster bolts added into that malestrom? Judging by what happens when Vader get shot in ESB, Not ...


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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 crew and us, the audience. There's also a certain element of not really wanting to admit to each other how close they've gotten. Hera also uses her close ...


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This question was answered by Pablo Hidalgo, a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, on the Star Wars Rebels after show called Rebels Recon for the episode succeeding this one, titled "Imperial Super Commandos." According to him, the reason why Rex survived being shot so many times is the same reason that you thought: What we're dealing with is battle ...


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This is a Police Gunship. Canon reference: SW Databank: http://www.starwars.com/databank/police-gunship Databank specs are somewhat scant: Dimensions Length: 11.48m Height: 5.43m Width: 5.76m And the Databank writeup is: During the Clone Wars, security on Coruscant was bolstered with the addition of Republic police gunships. Smaller, sleeker, and ...


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At the point that he calls the Empire for assistance, C-3PO has no indication that the crew of the Ghost are anything more than common criminals, out to kidnap droids and steal guns: C-3PO: My counterpart and I were abducted from the spaceport on Garel by criminals. Thieves! OUTLAWS! As you've noted, the ending shows C-3PO is clearly well aware that he ...


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The battle occurred before the Rule of Two was enacted. The canon comic series Darth Maul states that there were "many" Sith present on Malachor. This is consistent with previous media that state the Great Scourge of Malachor occurred several millennium before the Clone Wars, while Darth Bane enacted the Rule of Two approximately a millennium before the ...


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