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Are midi-chlorians still canon, despite not being mentioned since Episode 1?

Midi-chlorians are fully canon. They exist in the Star Wars universe and have been mentioned in a wealth of other canon works including; Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith “According to the legend,” ...
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

Rey performs a similar feat in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She’d been here before, standing helplessly as sand blasted her skin, watching a ship carry away someone she loved. Where there had ...
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Are midi-chlorians still canon, despite not being mentioned since Episode 1?

While midi-chlorians have not really been name-checked explicitly since the prequels, The Mandalorian had an "M-count" mentioned by Dr. Pershing that is likely regarding midi-chlorians. One ...
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

There's been quite a few examples in the animated shows of Jedi of lesser strength pulling/holding ships of various sizes using the Force. Ahsoka Tano holding a shuttle ...
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In Kenobi (Episode V), how was the lightsaber still working?

Vader never cuts the lightsaber in two, he merely separates the two halves of it. The Inquisitor lightsaber that the Third Sister uses is very similar to the one that Sixth Brother also uses; both ...
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Comic book in which Darth Vader lifts an AT-AT's leg

Star Wars (2015) #2 (February, 2015). Star Wars 2 is the second issue of the Marvel comic book series Star Wars and the second of six issues in the series' first story arc, Skywalker Strikes. The ...
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What's the creature whose meat Obi-Wan is cutting while working in Tatooine?

The audio description track (second audio program) describes it as a "Sand whale". Then states that they are processing "whale meat". It then calls the place where they process ...
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Who were these characters Kenobi walks by in the hallway?

The top left one looks like Tera Sinube, from the Clone Wars series. They're a jedi master who was training younglings in the temple, and assisted Ahsoka with an investigation. There isn't any ...
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Who were these characters Kenobi walks by in the hallway?

Not a complete answer, but the one on the bottom right I assumed it was one of the younglings in the Order 66 scene at the beginning of Episode 1. Based on the color of the robes and the skin tone, I ...
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Were Luke and Leia aware they had the same birthday?

In the Canon biography Skywalker: A Family at War, it's established that Leia had a false birthday: Within days of Padmé Amidala's death, the newborn was adopted into the Royal House of Alderaan, and ...
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

The popular but overpowered Starkiller from the Force Unleashed video game pulled a star destroyer out of the sky in the announcement video.
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

Also look at the context. The Force, the dark side of the Force anyway, is driven by heightened emotions. The angrier someone is the more power they draw from the dark side. Think about what is ...
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Are all Inquisitors former Jedi? If they are, why does the Empire trust them?

Are all Inquisitors former Jedi? No. As Valorum noted in his comment, some were - the Star Wars: Rebels episode "Shroud of Darkness", for example, reveals that the Grand Inquisitor used to ...
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How could Obi-Wan Kenobi make the same mistake twice?

There was no implication he left him expecting him to die. Part of the larger picture is that Kenobi knows who is truly responsible for everything going on. He kills Vader, then what? It doesn't ...
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Are midi-chlorians still canon, despite not being mentioned since Episode 1?

Yes, they are still canon. Other notable appearances include Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith. All that surrounds us is the foundation of life, the birthplace of what your science ...
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How could Obi-Wan Kenobi make the same mistake twice?

Recall what happens when Anakin kills Dooku, which I paraphrase as follows: Palpatine: Kill him. (Anakin kills Dooku) Anakin: I shouldn't have done that, it's not the Jedi way. And that's your ...
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Why are Star Destroyers all triangle shaped?

According to a Legends sourcebook, the design focuses firepower forward, giving the ship the ability to destroy a planet. A Star Destroyer is named after the idea of a ship that has the power needed ...
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When did Obi-Wan know that Anakin/Vader was alive?

In canon, he finds out Vader is still alive (and that Anakin is still Vader) from the Inquisitor Reva in the second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, set ten years after Revenge of the Sith: REVA: You don't ...
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George Lucas on Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader duel

Lucas said some things about their two duels already in the famous August 25 1977 Rolling Stone interview, speaking about a planned sequel with content that was cut from the first script: It’s about ...
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

Darth Vader demonstrated the power to rip metal structures apart with the Force in the original trilogy. In Empire Strikes Back, during his duel with Luke, Vader rips up a number of metal structures ...
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Lightsabers with extendable hilts

You might be looking for something like Senya's lightsaber pike from Star Wars: The Old Republic. It doesn't compact as much as a standard lightsaber, being more like a double-bladed lightsaber in ...
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How would the Jedi have proven to the Galactic Senate that Chancellor Palpatine was a Sith Lord?

Per the Revenge of the Sith novelisation, the fact that Palpatine is a self-professed Sith Lord (and indeed a secret Force user) isn't a crime. In fact, due to his machinations over the intervening ...
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Why do Jedi/Sith play a huge role in shaping the galaxy when the Force doesn't seem that powerful?

The influence of the Jedi and Sith is not from combat power. As Mace Windu states, the Jedi are peacekeepers, not soldiers. In Episode 1, there was a planet wide blockade of a planet by a huge army ...
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When did Obi-Wan Kenobi learn that Anakin was "dead"?

Vader tells him. In Obi-Wan Kenobi - which takes place ten years after Revenge of the Sith - Obi-Wan learns about Anakin/Vader's survival from Reva, one of the Inquisitors. In the final episode, he ...
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Did Qui-Gon Jinn's Force Ghost communicate to Obi-Wan Kenobi post-RotS?

This is addressed in Canon by Episode VI of Obi-Wan Kenobi: Later, according to Master and Apprentice, a short story from From a Certain Point of View, Qui-Gon appears to Obi-Wan during the events of ...
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Can T-47 airspeeders fly in space?

From the film only, it certainly appears that the T-47s (which are not identified with the speeder in the The Empire Strikes Back itself—but let's take it as given that they are the same) had to be ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan refer to Darth Vader as Anakin during the Death Star duel?

As it's usually the case in Star Wars, this has been retconned in the just finished Obi Wan Kenobi series in Disney + Using spoiler tags because it hasn't even been 48 hours yet... Obi Wan calling ...
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Why did the Empire not block the exit?

Recall the scene where Vader is being told they could do such things, and Vader's response is simply "Obi-Wan is already ours." What this means is that this entire thing has been a plot to ...
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Why did Bail Organa decide not to travel to Tatooine?

The actual line is If I don't hear from you soon, I'll head to Tatooine. Not that much time occurs between episodes 5 and 6, so it would appear that Bail hadn't decided to go to Tatooine yet. Also ...
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Did Bail Organa and/or Princess Leia know where to find Obi-Wan on Tatooine?

From Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 1, we know that Bail knew where Obi-Wan lived as of 10 BBY, since he shows up unannounced at Obi-Wan's cave: In the context of the episode, Obi-Wan seems surprised to see ...
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