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The question is how widely we should interpret Obi-wan's statement, and the answer is - not that widely. Obviously there are absolute facts in the physical world, and the Jedi have no problem dealing with them. There's a door, it's either open or closed, and if you ask a Jedi about it they won't waffle about, but tell you whether it's open or closed. (Well, ...


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None of the above. When they were making the movies they did not name the ships. They were all called starfighters. But when it was time to introduce two new fighters, in order to identify the models, they were assigned letters: A and B. Coincidentally the A fighter actually looks somewhat like a capital A, but the B had no resembling to the letter. They ...


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After the events of The New Rebellion, Brakiss was forced to flee, ending up in the Deep Core working as a go-between for some Imperial Remnant warlords. He eventually established a training facility, the Shadow Academy to train Dark Jedi with the intent of assaulting Luke Skywalker's training facility on Yavin 4, as shown in the Young Jedi Knights series of ...


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Compared with what weapons the Empire has at its disposal a blaster is likely seen as a minor nuisance. It is like WWII where unless you got really lucky a handgun wasn't much use against a tank.


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Some of the comments are great: Hutt Space for instance. There is also the issue that in the absence of Imperial authority figures protecting all of the settlers on a planet, the planet itself may have a number of species that will kill and eat the local citizens, so it's a good idea from a "keeping your citizens alive and feeding your economy" standpoint to ...


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Canon The purrgil were whale-like creatures that were naturally capable of entering hyperspace, and observation of these creatures inspired the development of the first hyperdrives. However, it's not clear exactly who developed the first hyperdrives or how the technology spread throughout the galaxy. It's likely the case that one or possibly a few ...


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Since the Old Republic is said to have existed for a thousand generations, the invention of space travel/FTL should be so far in the past that probably no one knows or even is interested in, perhaps it was discovered independently on several worlds by different species. Perhaps similar to the question when and where in Terran history the wheel was invented ...


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The definitive answer is that it's LEE-uh. Leia is LEE-uh. LAY-uh is Leah. All through out "Star Wars" and the first half of "The Empire Strikes Back" it is Leia, and it is always credited in the titles as Leia. Half-way through "The Empire Strikes Back" it is pronounced: LAY-uh and from then after. The reason is clear. In the 1978 television ...


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Main (Disney) Canon No discussion takes place about the disposition of the Death Star plans post-Battle of Yavin. One assumes that they were simply deleted or destroyed to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, although there's always the possibility that Leia and the Alliance kept them for some reason. EU/Legends. The novel Darksaber addresses ...


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Canon There is nothing in the Code of the Sith which forbids sex for the Sith. Indeed, the Code's declaration of the existence of passion indicates that the Sith embrace passion (mainly anger, but possibly also sexual passion). This is in contrast to the Jedi Code which denies emotion and passion and therefore encourages sexual abstinence for the Jedi. ...


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Out of universe, they are both molded off of a Mohawk helicopter pilot helmet, where those ridges allow for the needed electronics inside the padded liner. The Mic for the rebel pilot helmet is based off of that as well. The TIE doesn't have a visible Mic due to the uniform faceplate that ties in with the Imperial Stormtrooper, modified to fit the helmet


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It was cheaper for the studio to order dozens the same shape from the same mould and alter the outsides with fibreglass than to order 2 or 3 completely different mouldings. Small quantities are expensive because of the tooling costs per mould.


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Out of universe, I believe the other answer has it covered. But in universe, perhaps this can explain it: That's a Clone ARC 170 pilot, seen in Revenge of the Sith. Better pictures out there would reveal that their helmets look like a cross between the Rebel pilot helmet and a TIE Fighter helmet (and out of universe, was mentioned to be designed as such), ...


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That is the symbol of the 7th Fleet, a fleet under the command of Grand Admiral Thrawn. The symbol there is to show loyalty to Thrawn and also to signify the fact that the trooper is conjoined with the 7th Fleet.


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It simply appears the be a standard design feature for spacefaring helmets. Note that the same ridges (both over the ears and across the midline) appear on the helmet that Obi-Wan gives to Luke during Luke's Force training session on the Millennium Falcon, even though that helmet is probably of neither Imperial or Rebel vintage. Out of universe, the ...


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Wuher the Bartender doesn't seem to like indiscriminate violence (bad for business) but he seems relatively sanguine about the occasional fight, especially one that's over so quickly. The crowd edged back farther, a few grunts and warning snorts coming from some of them as the drunken monstrosity pulled a wicked-looking pistol from its service pouch. He ...


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The rule is just what the bartender says as he dives behind the bar: No blasters! No blasters! (If you are listening for it, and have the volume up at a good level, it is easy to hear him say it.) This means that using blasters in a fight is against the rules, although people are evidently free to carry their weapons into the establishment. Presumably, ...


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To show that they're different from the main series... As you mentioned in your post, only the numbered episodes have it. Only the ones that are part of the main series, that is. From ScreenRant (a fairly reliable source for media), we get this: While the opening crawls have been a part of every mainline Star Wars movie since the very beginning, ...


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Based on the prequels, it seems extremely unlikely. Corporal punishment gives individuals a motivation that is ultimately based on fear, and as Yoda says: "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." The Jedi council appears to take this philosophy very seriously, to harsh punishments for their students would seem to be a ...


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Well I think that dooku was so loyal to his master to the point where even if Sidious betrayed him regardless he would still have his loyalty toward his master


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Well Jabba looks really weak because he is lazy but hutts themselves are actually physically strong. Specifically, a hutt called Grakkus is known to be illustrated with biceps bigger than Lukes head. It's also shown in one of the choose your own adventure books, I can't quite remember which but Jabba the hutt himself is actually extremely fast. Knowing this ...


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A lot of the canon support the idea that "Balance" simply means the absence of the Dark Side. However, the Gray Jedi represent more of a balance, than the Light/Dark dichotomy: “There can be no chaos without order, no good without evil. Such is the way of the universe. The Force flows through us all, in all of its peace and passion. This, the Gray Jedi ...


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In Empire Strikes Back the implication is that he's simply hoisted out of the tank from above, to the floor above (with the infirmary being set on two levels). This tallies with what we see in the film. And in the film's original junior novelisation. Then he saw his friends. Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO were gathered on the other side of the ...


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Based on a some references in the X-Wing novels, leaving a bacta tank doesn't seem to be all that dramatic. In The Bacta War (fittingly) Corran Horn leaves a tank under his own power as soon as he's done recovering: A gentle tug on the breathing mask he wore caused Corran to look up. He saw a round hatch through which light came and a silhouette of a ...


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By accident. During the battle, his ship is shot, and he loses control. He then crashes into the hanger bay, weaves his way past several carriers and blast doors trying not to hit them, and finds himself deep inside the Control Ship. The other pilots were trying to blow the ship up from the outside, and were unable to penetrate the deflector shields with ...


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I am convinced that the Lucrehulk at least had shielding for the hangars all around its inner circle and superstructure, as well as the main hangars, if not blast doors like we see in the blockade over Pantora in TCW. A powerful and profitable mega-corporation that can field hundreds of these retrofitted cargo ships and outfit them with the hundreds of ...


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I just spotted this for the first time this over the weekend. There is a scene prior to when the cut in the tail is revealed when the crumb monkey is looking longingly at Jabba’s Tail, as if he is contemplating whether it is edible. My assumption is that he must have decided that there is only one way to truly determine edible or not edible, and probably ...


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The wings are dual purpose. They collect energy in the dark panels and the outer surrounds of the wings dissipate heat. Energy in different forms flows both ways. Remember the technology in Star Wars might not necessarily or should be able to be explained to us. Don't get me started about cloaking, which is actually once a fantasy in the Star Wars galaxy ...


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No; they are based on real-world concepts for walking vehicles. Joe Johnston described how he and and Ralph McQuarrie came up with the design for the AT-AT: "The snow walkers were from a brochure by Syd Mead for US Steel of these walking trucks going through the snow – we turned them into walking tanks." — Joe Johnston Conjures The Wolfman (2010); ...


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Darth Vader is not in command of the Death Star; Grand Moff Tarkin is, and the decision of what to do in this kind of situation is Tarkin's not Vader's. The appearance of Kenobi on board the station (in the very same ship that "blasted its way out of Mos Eisley"—which they may already be planning to release and track) is an important and unexpected event, ...


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The Disney canon novel Thrawn: Alliances makes it clear Vader has more than one outfit in chapter 8: Vader would need his armor cleaned in more time-consuming detail. Fortunately, he had another full set in his quarters that he could wear while the Chimera's techs restored this one.


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There was NO DIRECT EVIDENCE from Ackbar's instrument panel that I saw alerting him Death Star protective screen was down. In my estimation, the explosion of the moon based shield "Generator" would be easy recognizable by pilots on other rebel ships and then Ackbar announced to his fleet that the jamming had stopped. He had no way of knowing that maybe the ...


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VFX supervisor John Knoll gives an explanation that is not canon, but it seems applicable: While not strictly official, Knoll even had some story reasoning in his own mind for the slightly different armor and outfit in each movie. "I figure he's got more than one version of those outfits. The reason the armor looks a little grungier and dented up in ...


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In the canon Marvel series "Darth Vader" (pre-ANH) and collected in Vol 2: Imperial Machine), Vader engages a lost Jedi in battle and is severely 'damaged'. In the artwork, you can see that his armor is practically ruined. Palpatine says as much and comments that his [Palpatine's] droids will easily repair the armor and that Vader is free to tweak the suit ...


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Dooku knew CIS was ultimately setup to fail, as he and Sidious had planned it all from the beginning: The relevant dialog from the script of Attack of the Clones is this: COUNT DOOKU emerges and walks to where the hooded figure of DARTH SIDIOUS stands waiting. COUNT DOOKU bows. COUNT DOOKU: The Force is with us, my ...


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A few fighters got through before the shield gate was closed:


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OK, hypothetically speaking... Vader's TIE was an advanced experimental prototype. What if the battle over the death star was one of the, if not the, first time it went into actual combat? Vader did order two pilots to cover him, maybe he was not sure his fighter was fully combat tested yet? As an experimental unit seeing its first real combat, Vader ...


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Nothing to gain; much to lose. The security arrangement for Naboo queens — not just details, but even the existence of this strategy — was a state secret. Although Amidala had latitude to disclose it, as she eventually did to earn the trust of Boss Nass, she had nothing to gain by revealing it earlier to the two Jedi, whose cooperation she already had. ...


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In the novelisation "Return of the Jedi", Obi Wan comments to Luke "That's what she was doing when her path crossed yours - for her foster parents had always told her to contact me on Tatooine, if her troubles became desperate."


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In the novelisation "Return of the Jedi", Obi Wan comments to Luke "That's what she was doing when her path crossed yours - for her foster parents had always told her to contact me on Tatooine, if her troubles became desperate." So, it sounds that she didn't know him directly.


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Like @NKCambell said, spoofing or otherwise fooling the local security is usually the explanation in situations where it isn't full-on battleships. There are systems like BoSS in place to try to keep track of ships, but usually our protagonists are just too good at evading capture. In both the Endor and Scarif scene it is made clear that there are early ...


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Main Canon The Ultimate Star Wars factbook indicates that his disfigurement occurred during an altercation with a bounty hunter. Hideously scarred by a bounty hunter, Evazan has death sentences in 12 systems hanging over him The Star Wars Character Encyclopedia - Updated and Expanded edition factbook notes that it was during this attack that he met and ...


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