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Overall, Yoda has about 43 minutes and 30 seconds of screentime in the six live-action movies in which he appears (so far), these being Episodes I-III, V-VI, and VIII. This number was calculated by adding up the screentime notes found on IMDB here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027631145/ . Note: This does not include Yoda's screentime in the Star Wars: The ...


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The name was first mentioned in the prologue to a novelization of Star Wars and Luke uses the name once in the novelization of Return of the Jedi. So he had his name at least as early as 1976.


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It was a false attack, red herring, misdirection. Militaries have been sacrificing grunts for the sake of a greater goal ever since there was a chain of command. To find out the answer to your question, you'd have to ask... What would the Trade Federation winning have done to improve Darth Sidious position? What would the Trade Federation losing have done ...


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Nothing is mentioned in-game, but during the promotion of the sequel KotoR II, Lucasarts wrote a series of articles giving background info on the era & setting. Among it was mention of the Endar Spire's original mission: to link up with a larger Jedi battle fleet set to engage the Sith's fleet over Taris, but an interdiction field dropped them out of ...


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Technically, this isn't entirely about top speed - it's also about acceleration. A rocket (or other propelled object, such as a YT-1300 Corellian Light Freighter) does not need to reach escape velocity to exit a gravity well, but it does need to overcome the acceleration due to gravity. Since gravity is inversely proportional to the square of distance, a ...


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I suspect what you're referring to is the blurb for Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire which refers to Batuu as being the furthest point.... before Wild Space A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild ...


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I would suggest what he meant was that the "Brightest" stars have hearts of Kyber meaning that they give off the most light, so to have a heart of Kyber means that you are a shining star. Stars float in the blackness of space, the Empire could be compared to the darkness, we can only find our way as long as we have the light.


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No, he was not The first reason is in your own question - the Separatist movement was formed after Maul's demise on Naboo, with formal leader Count Dooku aka Darth Tyrannus, who was Maul's successor as Sith apprentice to Darth Sidious. At the time of Attack Of the Clones, Maul was incapable of anything, and presumed dead. During the Clone Wars, Maul was ...


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At the height of its power, the Old Republic governed a million worlds, yet millions of systems remained unclaimed, unmapped and unknown. source: Thrawn Trilogy Sourcebook, page 107 Within the cavernous Senate rotunda, hundreds of politicians[...] source: databank/galactic-senate Under the New Order, the Galactic Empire continues to grow and expand, ...


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Like most topics regarding Star Wars after the canon shift, you have two different answers. In terms of current Canon for Chewie, not a lot has been said as yet about his past history prior to the Clone Wars or in the period between Revenge of the Sith and Solo. However, we do have a paltry amount of information. Chewie was born some 180 years prior to the ...


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The (horrible yet canonical) Star Wars Holiday Special shows Chewbacca has a home, wife, and kid. He was most likely just living the normal Wookiee life with work and family until the Separatists invaded. His piloting skills, weapons proficiency, being on the front lines during the Clone Wars, the sash he wears, and implied resistance to the Empire makes me ...


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According to her article on Wookieepedia, the pilot's name is Maoi Madakor. She was one of two crew members on board when the ship, the Radiant VII was destroyed. The other crew member was Antidar Williams


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In Legends, Lord Vader learned of the existence of Force Ghosts from Darth Sidious, and since the Sith in that continuity had many, many instances of the Sith attaching their spirits/essence to objects or locations, it's logical to assume that both sides knew of the other's versions of "immortality" when they were both at the height of their power and that ...


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According to Legends the Rakata (or 'Builders') also aren't Force sensitive but they lost their Force sensitivity because of a plague. The Rakata are in my opinion an especially interesting species because in Legends they are the first that made/used Blasters and everything that Star Wars is famous for (Blasters, Lightsabers, Force use, ...)


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According to the Legends continuity, there were two races of beings who were specifically said to not be able to use the Force. The Ssi-ruuk, a race of reptilians from outside the main galactic body, were completely separated from, or blind to, the Force. For whatever reason, they were unable to tap into it, feel or use it, and as a result, they were ...


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Speculation: Prescience via the Force is actually the result of a telepathic communication (unconsciously) sent from a Force-wielder in the future to the same Force-wielder in the present. If this is the case, then of course one cannot foresee one's own death - after all, the dead are not physically present to be able to communicate with the past. (Note: ...


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Namely because hyperspace turns you immaterial. In TFA they bypassed the shield via hyperspace and it's swell to suggest that when ships worry about gravity wells, they worry more about their ship suddenly existing again than damaging the well itself. Its the same reason hyperspace ramming ships is hit or miss. You have to be RIGHT on target and hit the ...


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Out of universe, the Aurebesh didn't exist in 1977 when the original movie came out. All text including the Death Star's tractor beam control consoles were written in English using the Roman alphabet. This wasn't changed until, at earliest, the 1997 Special Edition re-release of the film, when Aurebesh had been established. Episodes V and VI both featured ...


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They aren't really all about the shape of the wings matching a letter, especially, as noted, the Star Wars alphabet is different. The B-wing obviously is not a B shape. It is short for "blade wing."


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"Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design." While there are no definite explicit clues for either pro or contra, there is lots of circumstantial evidence pointing out that Palpatine prepared everything that happened. Let us ask ourselves a couple of questions : What is Palpatine's primary objective ? The answer would be fulfillment ...


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Well, for one thing, planetary-based particle shields would defend against many such attacks. Shields similar to the one surrounding Scarif in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story were capable of deflecting anything from a shot from a laser cannon to a capital ship's turbolaser batteries, and as seen in the movie, torpedo attacks and even an X-wing starfighter ...


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While I agree with the answer Thomas gave, another one to consider, since the Jedi won't execute him, is the ability "Sever Force" on Anakin. Not sure if there are any Jedi remaining during those times that would even know this ability, let alone one skilled enough in it to perform it on someone as powerful in the force as Anakin.


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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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Emperor never was able to see the future. He was just trolling and over-confident to the point where he could boast and laugh about how he can plan ahead. The trap he laid to Luke was actually simple to plan because he knew how easily Anakin was manipulated with his mother and wife. Also setting ambush on Endor was tactical planning and common trick in ...


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Ship shape does not affect its hyperdrive class at all, no. Hyperdrive class only describes how fast the ship can go through hyperspace, with a lower rating equating to faster speeds. Its size, however, does limit whether or not it can have a hyperdrive and how fast it can go based on hyperdrive size and power requirements. For example, the Jedi ...


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The Galactic republic used the more expensive blue ammo because it had a special electrical charge. The electrical charged ammo was more effective on the CIS battle droids.


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This was addressed in Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary and it is simply to hide his face. Whether that is because he was disfigured or to hide his identity is left unclear. On the same page it goes on to say: Palpatine affected the simple clothing of a simple man, but drew his powers of persuasion and control from the blackest depths of the dark side of ...


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Palpatine's robe, aside from being traditional Sith garb as has been pointed out already, was, I think, designed to make him appear like a simple old man to pretty much anyone who wasn't familiar with the truth of his power. I recall the Star Wars Visual Dictionary stating that Palpatine used his cane because he only pretended to be old and feeble, not ...


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It seems to be a characteristic thing for Dark Lords of the Sith to wear such cloaks. When Darth Maul meets with Darth Sidious on Coruscant, they both wear hooded cloaks, even though there is no one else present there from whom they might be hiding their identities. The are alone on a balcony at night, and yet they both remained cowled. Sidious is wearing ...


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It is not entirely clear just how unified the Republic really was. Episode 1 opens with a military blockade and invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation, while Amidala's appeal to the Senate runs into procedural shenanigans driven by partisan interests of other representatives (and of course stirred up by Senator Palpatine behind the scenes). At a rough ...


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These just appears to be retcons. The original dice (if that is even what they were) were presumably no longer available. (The original dice were probably not, after all, intended to important keepsakes of Han's.) Lacking precise information about what they looked like, Disney just invented new ones with new decorations. The dangling decorations in the ...


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Vader was detaining Leia because he was looking for the Death Star plans but he couldn't publicly announce that's why he was detaining her. Therefore he had no public reason to detain an Imperial senator who was (allegedly) on a diplomatic mission. Other Imperial senators would not like the thought of the possibility that they could be detained by the ...


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This is not directly addressed in either Lucas's script or the novelization ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster. However, my inference has always been that Leia is, as a Senator, a well known opponent of Imperial excesses of violence and tyranny. (The prologue of the novel does begin with a quote from Leia: "They were in the wrong place at the wrong time. ...


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I think the key part here is "on a diplomatic mission." There are special procedures for dealing with diplomats and you can't just casually arrest, much less imprison them. Obviously the situation here is a bit muddied, since the Empire, the Imperial Senate and Alderaan are all technically part of the same polity. However the Empire does both deal with ...


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The Empire imprisoning one of their own senators who was on a diplomatic mission is an abuse of power and a very visible demonstration of their growing tyranny. Such an act is likely to be seen as overstepping the bounds of their authority, leading to greater sympathy for the Rebels who already preach the evils of the Empire. Leia being a known member of the ...


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Leia wasn't especially well liked by her fellow senators, but she was immensely popular with the general public. News that she'd been taken and/or abused by the Empire would likely result in senators being forced to make waves in order to placate their voters. They thought they could take her prisoner? Her? Leia knew she hadn’t held much weight with the ...


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