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Why did Han seem unhappy that Rey bypassed the compressor?

When I saw that scene, I figured it was two things. One was that a young thing was moving faster than him and matching him for skill with his ship, his baby. She basically had mastered the thing he ...
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What is the object in the opening shot of The Force Awakens?

That's no moon... ...or, actually it is; according to the leaked script, anyway (emphasis mine): PAN across the star field to a bright moon. A RUMBLING is FELT. A VAST STAR DESTROYER -- unlike any we ...
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Whose helmet did Rey put on?

The helmet belongs to a rebel pilot called Captain Dosmit Ræh, a member of an elite fighter squadron called the Tierfon Yellow Aces, hence the instantly recognisable yellow sigil. Her X-Wing, (...
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Why is there a difference in the speed of explosions caused by the Death Star?

It wasn’t at full power The Death Star was not being used at full power. It only blew up a portion of the moon’s surface, not the entire moon. “Target Jedha City,” he snapped. “Prepare single reactor ...
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What type of stormtrooper is this one wearing a cape?

That's not a cape on the stormtrooper, that's someone closer to the camera. Note that the "cape" is not as out of focus as the trooper, indicating a different distance from the camera. And if you ...
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Where did Poe get another black X-Wing?

The X-wing that Poe used on Jakku was in the Resistance's standard blue-and-white colors. It wasn't his personal black X-wing. This is most visible in one of the photos that Annie Leibovitz shot for ...
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What happens if BB-8 rolls the wrong way?

When BB-8's attachment don't line up correctly, he simply rolls around until they're facing the correct way. You can also see from the clip below that several of his circular panels seem to rotate, ...
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Why did Han seem unhappy that Rey bypassed the compressor?

The film script indicates that he wasn't unhappy, just confused. HAN: This hyperdrive blows there's gonna be pieces of us in three different systems. Han at the controls when all the alarms ...
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Why was the First Order so fixated on finding Luke? What about Leia?

TL;DR: Because Luke is a Jedi and Leia isn't. However, the First Order is eager to kill both of the siblings - and in The Force Awakens, they actually come much closer to killing Leia than killing ...
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Why doesn't Rey sell BB8?

There are a whole bunch of reasons why she decides not to sell him, at least according to the film's various novelisations. She clearly feels an affinity for him Rey had been teasing the little ...
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Where did Ben Solo get his red lighsaber and mask when attacking Luke's Jedi School?

Visions are hard to interpret, especially when clouded with the dark side of the Force. It's not clear whether Rey is seeing the past, the future or some kind of jumbled mish-mash of conflicting ...
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What is the significance of the robot in the sand?

The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary factbook identifies this creature (note, not a robot) as a 'Nocturnal Sandborer', otherwise known as a 'Nightwatcher worm' or an 'Arconan night terror' (not to be ...
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What does "runs" mean?

He's referring to bombing runs. I.e. take as many passes as the target as possible to try and inflict as much damage as they can. Note that in this scene they are bombing the oscillator on Starkiller ...
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Why did Leia keep Organa as her last name?

In Empire's End: Aftermath, there is this sentence. The child's name is Ben, and he takes his father's last name, even as Leia keeps only her own family name, Organa. Even though she is sister ...
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What happened to FN-1824?

The novelisation indicates that Rey told him (via her Force powers) to go back to his room and to not tell anyone what had happened. “I will remove these restraints. And leave this cell, with the ...
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How does Rey know the Wookiee language?

She picked it up by interacting with offworlders. According to Pablo Hidalgo’s TFA Visual Dictionary (which is canon): Rey’s interaction with offworlders has allowed her to learn nonhuman ...
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Do First Order blasters maintain a record of when they were fired?

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Storybook elaborates on this a bit more, in short she'd noticed Finn wasn't firing on the villagers and so wanted to see if it was because his blaster wasn't working ...
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Why did "Finn" defect from the First Order?

There are a few sources covering Finn's early years, such as his story in Before the Awakening and Age of Resistance - Finn. The "Serving the First Order" section of his Wookieepedia article ...
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Whose helmet did Rey put on?

The helmet belonged to a rebel pilot named Dosmit Ræh. The biggest clues is the Aurebesh writting on the helmet. Link to Canon Canon Aurebesh In the Outer Rim Territories, Aurebesh was sometimes ...
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Have we ever seen an untrained Force-sensitive using Force powers?

Best example I can think of is in Star Wars Rebels, Season 1 Episode 1 (Droids in Distress), a barely trained (virtually untrained?) Ezra does a Force push on Agent Kallus to save Zeb at the very end ...
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Why is the TIE fighter tethered in Force Awakens?

Power (and possibly support) The script for The Force Awakens implies that they are charging cables. The TIE Fighter LIFTS OFF from the bay, rips CHARGING cables! Stormtroopers UNPACK and aim ...
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Who led the Empire after Palpatine in the Disney canon?

Grand Vizier Mas Amedda (Palpatine's crony and confidant since the days of the Republic) initially acted in Palpatine's place, but Gallius Rax appointed himself "Counselor to the Empire" shortly after ...
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Did Chewie reference the old "Han shot first" debate in "The Force Awakens"?

Nah, the problem is, EVERY single time Han tries to talk his way out of problems..... it backfires. Greedo (Ep 4) Detention Center (Ep 4) Lando (Ep 5) - got betrayed Vader (Ep 5) ....got frozen Jabba ...
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How Does Kylo Ren not stop Chewbacca's blaster?

Kylo was (understandably) distracted, having just... The novelisation covers this in reasonable detail: Stunned by his own action, Kylo Ren fell to his knees. Following through on the act ought ...
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Did Kylo Ren read Poe Dameron's mind?

The film's official novelisation (considered a canon source of information about the movie) indicates that yes, Poe's mind was indeed violated by Ren using the dark side of the Force to read his ...
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Why doesn't Rey sell BB8?

My take on it at the time was that she didn't regard BB-8 as being her property in the first place -- so she had no right to sell him to anybody else, in the second place. Remember, they first met ...
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How can Maz Kanata have had this item "for ages"?

It's a mildly hyperbolic statement. Is like saying "This professor is so boring! He has been talking for ages!" Obviously the class is only 1-2 hours long, but the point was that it seemed like ...
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Are R-series astromech units obsolete?

There are multiple R-series units in the foreground of this shot from The Force Awakens. It would appear that they're not obsolete, at least within the structure of the Resistance (which appears to be ...
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Was New Republic Supreme Chancellor Villecham a nod to Neville Chamberlain?

Yes. Confirmed on Twitter by Pablo Hidalgo, creative executive in story development at Lucasfilm (which I think makes this information canon):
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Is Snoke human?

First of all, as is often the case, Wikia is WRONG, when it says "Force-sensitive humanoid alien". This is clear when you dig into the article, where they explain why it's worded thusly: "Snoke was a ...
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