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What is the longest lightsaber blade ever seen

Canon Assuming the lightsabers in Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection are shown accurately to scale, the longest lightsaber from emitter to tip is the curved handle used by Asajj Ventress during the ...
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How does Princess Leia know Obi-Wan Kenobi is "Ben" Kenobi?

Based on the new series "Obi-Wan Kenobi" we know now that Obi-Wan got to meet Leia Organa personally when she was 10 years old and introduced himself as "Ben", an old friend of her ...
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Is there a significance to the unit number 366117891 in the Marvel A New Hope comic adaptation?

I couldn’t find a significance for 366117891, but I found a reference for 3263827. According to this website (https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/mark-hamill-sneak-real-phone-number-star-wars-hope/), ...
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Why did Kylo Ren drag his TIE fighter on the ground?

Kylo's plan was to kill (or at least incapacitate) Rey. His thought seems to have been that a low-level attack across the sand would allow him the element of surprise and would cause Rey great anxiety....
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What is the most accurate depiction of the StealthX X-Wing?

I found a picture of a lego SteathX Link: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/studio/design.page?idModel=139998
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Is there a case of a Force user using the Force to curve a lightsaber blade in Legends?

Just to provide another data point, Darth Noctyss is depicted in Dark Legends wielding a curved lightsaber, but it sounds like it might have been added by the artist. "As this story was one of ...
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Star Wars: R2D2 connected to mainframe

I found this (full width, reasonably high resolution) picture fairly quickly via Google. (I could probably take a better screen snapshot from my DVD copy, but my regular computer at home does not ...
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Star Wars: R2D2 connected to mainframe

I think that is the moment you are looking for: youtube link
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What is the big modified Mon Calamari cruiser in RotJ?

In that scene you are actually seeing different models of Mon Cal vessels. The two main capital ships used by the Alliance are the MC80 and MC80A cruisers. The one with fins is the older "Liberty&...
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Was Yuuzhan'tar and Zonama Sekot Force use similar to that of the Jedi or other Force using sects?

I’m not sure about zapping a system or knocking planets out of orbit, but Zonama Sekot can shoot itself through hyperspace. Additionally, Sekot (the intelligence) is what’s force sensitive, not the ...
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Why were there no Interdictor-class Star Destroyers included in the taskforce hunting the rebels at the Battle of Hoth?

The Death Fleet should have had at least a couple of Interdictors regardless of the situation. Thrawn had two at his disposal during his siege/attack at Lothal and that was when Interdictor technology ...
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How did the Jedi deal with trainees who lacked hands and thus couldn't use a lightsaber the traditional way?

I have no sources (sorry), but they could maybe grip it if they had tentacles. Or they could have the Doc-Ock arms like what @IG_42 said about Kazdan Paratus, the Aleema Jedi. They might wield it ...
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Did George Lucas rip off Jack Kirby?

It can't be ruled out entirely but there are other works that contain some of those basic ideas. Lucas says that a lot of his ideas about the Force come from a book called Tales of Power by Carlos ...
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What is inscribed on Darth Bane's tomb?

Gibberish written in "the Old Tongue" The text seen on this tomb uses a script originally developed in Ralph McQuarrie concept art for the Massassi Temple on Yavin 4, and later established ...
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Can a Force-user from Star Wars use pyrokinesis?

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: In the episode "Massacre," Nightsister Mother Talzin waves her hand and appears to start a fire from apparently nothing.
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What happens to lightsabers after large battles?

This would depend on the circumstances of the battle, but it appears that the Jedi preferred to retrieve the fallen lightsabers in memoriam. In Canon, The High Republic: Into the Dark describes a ...
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Why is Rex blond?

My guess is genetic variation. Kaminoans produced about 7 rejects out of 200, so there is slight genetic variation in the cloning process. Plus as several other people have commented that Crys is ...
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Could the Daughter attain the ability to retain consciousness after death?

From what I’ve read in the Fate of the Jedi books, the Killiks describe the Ones as Celestials with a solid form. The Killiks say they formed out of a geyser eruption, though it’s worth noting that ...
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Why did Ahsoka's lightsaber grip change?

This pertains to the fact that she very rarely fought other people with her green lightsabers. She would mainly use Jar’Kai (fighting with 2 lightsabers) defensively, returning blaster bolts to the ...
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Is the galaxy depicted at the end of Empire Strikes Back a real galaxy?

It might be classified as a protostar within the Star Wars Ret-conned Universe. But, as far as I'm permanently concerned, the major inspiration came from the Andromeda Galaxy. With that bright azure ...
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How would the Darksaber deflect blaster fire?

From what I’ve seen in various parts of Star Wars, there is one big reason as to why you don’t see the Darksaber deflecting blaster bolts. It boils down to the fact there are very few force-sensitive ...
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How did Obi-Wan not know about Leia in Episode 5?

Certainly when Yoda says in TESB "No...there is another." it does give the sense that Obi-Wan does not know about Leia being Luke's sister. And in Episode IV Obi-Wan does not give any ...
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Which Alderaan endemic species are known to have survived the destruction of the planet?

Note that the following is based on information from Wookieepedia (specifically, Category:Creatures of Alderaan and Category:Plants of Alderaan). Legends Plants There were specimens of the ...
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Why are Ahsoka Tano's headtails short in The Mandalorian?

The length of the lekku and montrals atop Ahsoka Tano's head are quite a disappointment when it comes to the famous star Wars show: The Mandalorian. But you have to keep in mind that the mobility of ...
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Is there evidence for the Emperor's opinion on Vader's casual killing of the Imperial brass?

In one of the comic books, Palpatine tells Vader to give Grand Admiral Tarkin "free reign" to run his particular military operations as he sees fit. Aside from Tarkin, there doesn't seem to ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever wonder why he failed?

In Trailer #1 for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Obi-Wan says: "The fight is done. We lost." His use of the word we, implies that he does not entirely blame himself for what happened -- nor ...
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Why did Vader openly talk about Obi-Wan being his master?

Grand Moff Tarkin is in Darth Vader's inner circle. Given all that Emperor Palpatine trusts Tarkin with, there is no reason why Tarkin should not have been privy to Vader's former identity, Anakin ...
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Is it possible that x-wings, y-wings, a-wings, and TIEs fought in the Battle of Hoth?

Legends provides some extra assault craft used during the battle. Imperials: "A6s were deployed in the Battle of Hoth" (clone turbo tanks) according to one of the "Rogue Squadron" ...
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What's the meaning of "I think dead, too"?

Speculative answer: this may be a callback to dialogue from The Last Jedi, the previous film. After the Raddus jumps to hyperspace, Poe and BB-8 have this exchange: BB-8: [looks over at hallway, ...
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Why and how can you hear explosions in space in Star Wars?

In the early 80's NPR adapted the original trilogy for radio. In the first part, they explain that the Falcon added the sounds as an aural clue to what was happening nearby. HAN: Off you go. When you'...
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What's the meaning of "I think dead, too"?

The official novelisation doesn't directly translate his Droidspeak, but we can certainly work out what he meant from the context. “Perhaps we’ll find the driver,” C-3PO said. BB-8 told C-3PO what he ...
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What's the meaning of "I think dead, too"?

It is a common trope in Star Wars that characters unnecessarily repeat what droids are saying, because while they in-universe understand what the droid said, we, the audience, don't. This is similar ...
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What makes Palpatine say that Kylo Ren betrayed him?

What makes Palpatine say that Kylo Ren betrayed him? He doesn't. He says [bold emphasis mine]: Perhaps you have betrayed me. Note the word "perhaps" which expresses that Darth Sidious ...
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What characters can be identified in the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer?

The first 3 are all Inquisitors, dark side individuals who hunted down the remaining Jedi after Order 66. We've mainly seen them in Star Wars Rebels and other content set at the same time such as the ...
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How much was Luke's speeder worth?

According to the junior novelisation for Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope Luke sold his speeder for 2,000 credits: Facing the speeder dealer, Luke said, "All right, give it to me, I'll take it.&...
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Why would the fleet hit each other?

Well disregarding the fact the "ion cannons" look like turbolasers and shred the enemy fighters, the orientation of each destroyer would make hitting those tiny fighters impossible once they ...
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Why would the fleet hit each other?

He means that the fire from their guns would hit each other ship that was firing, given the relatively small size of the Rebel ships and the inaccuracy of the guns on the Star Destroyers. Their ...
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What does Rey mean by this statement?

She no longer sees him as Kylo Ren - the Leader of the First Order, enemy of the rebel alliance and the remains of the Jedi, she sees him as she wishes he was - Ben Solo, the son of Han and Leia, a ...
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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

From a more out-of-universe, symbolic and interpretative point of view, the Death Star is an expression of the Empire’s ideology: that of a totalitarian autocracy. One of my favourite bloggers, in a ...
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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

Planetary shields and orbital battle stations are a thing in the Star Wars universe, even a common thing -- just looking at the films, we see the shield around Scarif in Rogue One, the shield ...
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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

The Death Star is an intimidating display of destructive power, technological capability and resources from the Empire. As such it serves a psychological, military and political purpose. The Death ...
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