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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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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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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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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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There are multiple reasons. SPOILERS FOR SEASON 7 OF THE CLONE WARS Even though Ahsoka was only a padawan when she left the Jedi Order, the Council said that they would have made her a Knight had she stayed. And, it was explicitly said her skills matched many Knights. Plus, the Siege of Mandalore was one of the last battles of the Clone Wars and the Jedi ...


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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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Well, this question is actually answered with more detail on Wookieepedia. The main headdresses Togruta wear are the akul teeth headdresses. We see Ahsoka Tano and Shaak Ti with these. These headdresses are gained from a Togruta coming-of-age tradition, hunting down akul. An akul is a predator on Shili that had incredibly negative effects on its environment....


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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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Short Answer: I guess that a sufficiently brilliant science fiction writer could probably invent imaginary physics to explain why starships have to be aligned when they met. But I prefer to just think that starfleet has a convention of always politely tilting their ships to align with the orientation of ships that they meet in space. Or maybe the "real" ...


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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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She isn't saying anything of meaning. This was an easter egg left by JJ. It's an anagram for "I am a Palpatine" and it was forced in as her first words to be a hidden "rhyme" with her final phrase "Rey Skywalker" if JJ were to have his ending (which he did) so she is naming herself in both the open and close but in secret since she could have easily ended up ...


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We do not have an accurate count From the movie, there is at least one, the Fulminatrix, but in the first issue of the Journey to the Rise of Skywalker comics, we see another one, which is used to destroy a planet's population who supposedly helped the Resistance. In short, we know of at least two dreadnoughts of the Mandator IV-class belonging to the First ...


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Know this question is years old but I was thinking about this myself after watching the movies again. Just some things to think about; the only reason Palpatine even wanted anything to do with Anakin is because Anakin was the child of prophecy, the one being that could destroy the millennium old revenge plan of the Sith. Had Anakin just been another ...


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“No. I am your father.” Yes, he did.


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We don’t know when Darth Plagueis dies in canon so that’s not a problem. But Dave Filoni said in an interview that he ran into this problem when writing the episodes about Sifo Dyas. So yes Sidious had two apprentices at the same time. As for the rule of two I think Sidious never intended to have Dooku be his apprentice permanently unlike Maul.


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A missile is a projectile rocket propelled by combustion product reaction with a guidance package to steer and traverse to it's destination. A torpedo is a self propelled projectile with a hardened casing for proximity detonation and is powered by a engine/motor for transit. In the Trek universe; given that photon torpedo's are powered by the same reaction ...


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Ship's burrow from Naval terminology. IN the pre-disney expanded Universe, the republic Navy adopted a length/tonnage classification system for naval hierarchy for it's warships. Corvette: 100-200 meters (Example: CR90, Raider) Frigate (Light cruiser): 200-400 meters (EF76 Nebulon) Cruiser: 400-600 meters Heavy Cruiser: 600-1000 meters Star Destroyer: 1000-...


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During the Clone War Jedi were instantly promoted to resume the ranks of the Grand Army. With Jedi padawans having the rank of Commander (leading battalions and regiments of troops) Jedi knights were appointed as "Generals" (leading legions and armies) Jedi Masters were "Senior Generals" leading System armies and special warfare units The Jedi councils 12 ...


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Star Wars: Tales was a DarkHorse produced comic series of mini stories in packet format. Four or five stories per book. There were several stories which did not incorporate Force Sensitives because the principal cast Luke/Han/Leia weren't always the main character.


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Yes, if you count sith that get redeemed because they are basically killing the sith inside of them. Also Luke kills Darth Vader or Anakin and I would say in Revenge of the Sith Anakin sort of dies. I know this; I have evidence online and I have watched the whole series twice.


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The Borderland of Sol, a story in Larry Niven's Known Space series, concerns a plot to precipitate ships out of hyperspace using a controlled quantum black hole.


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Star Trek Into Darkness (Kelvin Timeline)'s USS Vengeance was described has to have speed and weaponry to chase down and force other ships out of warp. The Vengeance's phaser armament was extremely powerful – a focused barrage could penetrate the defensive shields of a standard starship (even at warp velocities), breach the hull and damage critical ...


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Like real world religions, the Jedi teachings are not static but the result of a historical process. Very often as religious documents are copied between versions and translated between languages they undergo significant changes through both outright errors and through cultural re-interpretation. The more recent version points to a clear shift to ...


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I have noticed that she did get asked to be senator by the rising queen. I wanted to address the fact that queen seems like more of a ceremonial power, more for meeting with royalty and making alliances than rules. The senator has more of the ability to make a law or send soldiers to war than the queen.


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Misconception Midi-chlorian are not The Force nor they create it. They are just "indicators" of the innate potentials. They do not determinate the upper cap you can reach, since training in the Force makes you stronger; as noted in Star Wars official site: So, despite blood-tests that show your aptitude, learning the Force is still like Yoga, or boxing....


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No canon explores this. And in fact this is a big detail that never is explored. Any dominant force prevailing after the war needs to have a mass support from civilians to prevail, if not then it starts crumbling and disappearing in the end. It is then a wonder why there is no depiction of civil people that are actually convinced of what they are doing and ...


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The Eclipse In Star Wars Legends, there is a Super Star Destroyer called the Eclipse, which was the Emperor's flagship. Its shields and armor were strong enough that it could willingly ram enemy ships, according to the Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. The incredible ship was deliberately designed to frighten enemy forces, for a frightened enemy ...


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Super star destroyers There is the Executor, Arbitrator, Annihilator, later renamed the Liberty's Misrule, the Eclipse, and the Ravager, which partook in the Battle of Jakku. Dreadnoughts include: Fulminatrix, the dreadnought that General Hux calls in in TLJ, and the Supremacy, the flagship of Supreme Leader Snoke, which appears later in the movie.


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I first learned of this from the Star Wars Screen Entertainment screensaver from 1994. Vader’s origins start around 34:00 mark:


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The Malevolence was a heavy cruiser that Grievous used as his flagship before it was destroyed by Anakin Skywalker. After that, he used the Invisible Hand as his next flagship. Link: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Malevolence


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Path 1 Star Wars was sold to Disney, the sarlacc from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was mentioned in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland "Forget Me Not". ...Wonderland is a spin off of Once Upon a Time. Once Upon a Time "The Stranger" had a quick shot of an Oceanic Airlines plane with the same logo as seen on Lost. (We are now entering the J.J. Abrams TV ...


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Unknown but at least five. According to Wookieepedia's article on the Executor-class Star Dreadnought, commonly referred to as a "Super Star Destroyer" and as of current canon the only model to be referred to as such, the number was intentionally kept ambiguous by the Empire to hide the information from the Rebellion. Intelligence suggested that at least a ...


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An article about this particular costume (link here) includes an interview with one of the costumes designers Aggie Rodgers. ... she remembered that Lucas pointed her in the direction of a specific artist for inspiration, Frank Frazetta, whose illustrations of fantasy and sci-fi characters like Conan the Barbarian and John Carter of Mars have made ...


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The tie-in prequel novel for the single-player campaign Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, is based on the actions of the eponymous Imperial special forces unit, none of whose members are Force sensitive.


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We know about only a handful of Hands: Mara Jade, later became a Jedi Master, married Luke & had a son with him, Ben Skywalker Shira Brie, later the Dark Lady of the Sith, she also secretly served as Vader's Shadow Hand & she eventualy became the Sith Master to Jacen Solo (Darth Caedus), killed by Luke Skywalker in a duel Arden Lyn, a 25 000 year ...


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He Chose it Vader probably just chose to use a normal star destroyer to meet with Jerjerodd. He's Darth Vader. No one would deny his request for anything.


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Xyston-class The Xyston-class star destroyer, also known as the Sith Star Destroyer, is also in canon. See Wookieepedia for more information. starwars.fandom.com/wiki/xyston-class_star_destroyer


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Two of the recent standalone Star Wars films; Solo: A Star Wars Story and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have minimal references to the Force. Obviously these are Star Wars films so there's not no mention (Darth Maul makes a cameo in Solo and Chirrut Imwe appears to be a Force user of sorts in Rogue One) but neither film centers on The Force as a topic, nor ...


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There were quite a few in the Legends continuity. Some of the earliest novels, the Han Solo Adventures from the late 1970s, focus on the titular scoundrel and don't feature Force-sensitive characters at all or only very little. Likewise, the Lando Calrissian Adventures published a few years afterward focused on Lando's escapades and not on any Jedi or Sith ...


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Since the Force is such an integral concept in the Star Wars universe, one would be hard pressed to find no mention of the Force in any Star Wars material. Perhaps the closest one can come to Force-free content is in Thrawn (2017), the first novel in a new Thrawn series by author Timothy Zahn. **** POTENTIAL SPOILERS **** Grand Admiral Thrawn, a high ...


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Maybe he had an off-screen relationship and did not tell anyone about it in order to keep his 'tough, evil guy' persona. This is the best that comes to mind.


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I'm surprised nobody else has mentioned this but the large-scale weapons(WMD) route has it's drawbacks. In fact, Episode IV highlighted this TARKIN: Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station. TAGGE: And what of the Rebellion? If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical readout of this station, it is possible, ...


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I'll add to both Jalex23 and db48x by stating that an infantry battle is much more personal to an audience member who has never seen combat of any kind than a ship-to-ship battle can ever be. In an infantry battle, you can see guys running around, ducking for cover, taking fire, returning fire, and getting hit on various parts of the body. Even if they are ...


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Siege of Mandalore Development The Siege of Mandalore was first mentioned in "The Lost Commanders", the premiere episode of the Star Wars Rebels television series' second season. The episode, which was written by Matt Michnovetz, aired on October 14, 2015. Michnovetz included the mention of the event as a reference to the unreleased series finale ...


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Droids are afraid of the effect of restraining bolt on them. A restraining bolt is a small cylindrical device that restricts a droid’s actions when connected to its systems. Droid owners install restraining bolts to limit actions to a set of desired behaviors. Restraining bolts work in conjunction with droid “callers,” small handheld devices that compel a ...


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I'll back up Jalex23's answer by saying that the ship-to-ship combat in those movies was also heavily inspired by naval combat from the age of sail; lots of big armored ships firing broadsides at each other. There's some WW2 fighter-planes dogfighting alongside for show too, but otherwise it's just broadsides. This comes down to the fact that film is an ...


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Disney has shown that the EU is canon UNTIL they decide it isn't. At the moment the only pieces that are considered rock-solid canon are: Ep I - IX Rebels Resistance Rogue One Clone Wars The Mandalorian Current writers have specified that the EU (novels, comics, VG, etc.) is taken into account as inspiration and nothing more.


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"Jar Jar Binks has been almost universally hated by audiences." I recommend watching "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 20 years later". In there you can find that Jar Jar is quite cherished by a long chunk of SW fans, the fans that were kids (12 at most) when Ep I came out. So Filoni is aware of that chunk and he gave Jar Jar some redemption on those chapters....


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Infantry were cheaper Both forces literally mass produced their infantry, either as clones or droids. When it comes down to it, a great many wars (all of them from a certain point of view) come down to logistics. Sips and large weapons are expensive and have to be more carefully managed, and can be used against you if captured by the enemy. Soldiers on the ...


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Both sides of the conflict claimed they were trying to liberate the planets from the oppressive republic or the evil separatists. When liberating a planet, bombing it with WMDs is not usually on your list of things to do. WMDs are used as a last resort to annihilate the enemy when you no longer care about casualties, or when the area they are in is no longer ...


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