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The official novelisation confirms that they absolutely did know about the transmission. The confirmation they were getting (via their spy) was that the message wasn't faked. Poe addressed the group. “Thanks to See-Threepio and Beaumont, we’ve decoded the intel from the First Order spy, and it confirms the worst.” He waited a moment, as though reluctant ...


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Bad guys brag about how badass they are and how outclassed the hero is all the time, even if the person they're facing already knows them. It's common enough that TVTropes has a long list of examples. In the Star Wars setting itself, consider Luke's confrontation with Palpatine. Palpatine goes on and on and on about how Luke only has to give in to his hatred ...


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Probably We now have two instances of Sheev Palpatine shooting Force lightning and having it blocked with a lightsaber. The first instance was Revenge of the Sith, where Mace Windu used his lightsaber to block the force lightning. Palpatine appears to be distressed (and the lightning seems to ricochet back at him, disfiguring him) the more the struggle goes ...


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Stellar navigation usually requires a fixed point of reference. When planes navigate, the surface of the earth is fixed as that reference point and adjusted frequently to adapt for the planetary curvature. That's fine at sea or in the air........ In space there is NO surface to align oneself as a fixed point of reference. So astronomers use another ...


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This is addressed in the canon novel Aftermath: Empire's End. Routes into the 'Unknown Regions' are basically impassable. Above the computers is the projection of a three-dimensional star chart that matches no known map here in the galaxy. Which makes sense given that it does not chart the known galaxy, does it? For decades, these computers have been ...


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There are actually ways to align stuff in space, and those reference systems are based on physics. In the solar system, we have the invariable plane of the solar system, in the galaxy we have the galactic plane. Up and down are still arbitrary definitions, but the plane itself isn't. It is certainly plausible that organizations would employ standardized ...


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There are several reasons. (You already said this one) Both Sith and Jedi are not allowed to have children. For the Sith, it is not explicitly stated, but you can infer that, since the Sith religion is based off anger, hate, and suffering. I don't see a Sith ever loving someone once they're Sith. And a Force-sensitive who already has a family has little ...


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Ahsoka Tano was a member of the Rebel Alliance. A key member, in fact, and one of the earliest members. SPOILER ALERTS: A year after the Fall of the Republic and Jedi Order, Ahsoka joined Bail Organa's rebellion, arguably the first actual organized groups that were fighting the Galactic Empire. She took over his intelligence network and became the first '...


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