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How would killing the Emperor turn Luke/Rey to the Dark Side?

This is the way I've always understood Return of the Jedi. I haven't seen The Rise of Skywalker. The Emperor is goading Luke into an angry outburst. Giving in to his anger will bring him closer to ...
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Is/was General Leia Organa expected to be in the next episodes (VIII and IX) of Star Wars?

She is in Episode VIII, filming is complete, and her scenes will not be changed. General Leia Organa was played by Carrie Fisher, who was definitely going to be in The Last Jedi (Episode VIII): “She’...
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Who is the guy in the gunner's seat of the Millennium Falcon near the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

Assuming you mean this person: Then that is Wedge Antilles originally seen in the Original Trilogy.
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How did Sir Alec Guinness' voice appear in The Rise of Skywalker?

McGregor: But they used, they got Alec Guinness to do "Rey." Which is extraordinary because he's not alive anymore. Kimmel: JJ's really impressive. Yeah. McGregor: Amazing what they can do ...
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How did Rey find this structure intact?

Let's assume, for argument's sake, that Tatooine is just like Earth's sand-swept areas There's not a lot of things to naturally degrade the buildings It's a desert, so you have naturally low humidity ...
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Why didn't Palpatine do what he threatened to do?

The way I understood it was a question of intent. The journey to the Dark Side is through emotions, specifically fear and hate. Anakin transforms himself into Darth Vader by choosing to attack others. ...
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Has Rey's new lightsaber been seen before in canon or legends?

In both Canon and Legends, a pair of lightsabers functionally similar to Rey's potential new one were seen in the hands of the Besalisk Jedi Master Pong Krell during the Clone Wars. This picture shows ...
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How did Finn learn to understand Chewie so quickly?

Vanity Fair reported in their The Rise of Skywalker preview that the gap between the two movies is "about a year." Assuming that was based on conversations with producers and is likely accurate*, that'...
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How did Rey repair the Skywalker lightsaber?

I've spent a bit of time looking around and found the followng. In The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary the lightsaber has several annotations on it reading: Leather wrist strap repurposed to ...
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Why did Rey take that last name at the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

I think you're overlooking how much of an impact Luke and especially Leia has had on Rey over the course of the films. Leia was like the mother she never knew, who as far as she is concerned abandoned ...
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Was Snoke an individual or a puppet?

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Visual Dictionary: With Exclusive Cross-Sections provides the answer here and it's that Snoke is indeed a puppet built to test Kylo Ren. It doesn't specifically ...
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In The Rise of Skywalker, what killed this character?

Unknown Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - The Visual Dictionary touches on this but just states it was unknown what happened to him. Ochi's bones now litter a vexis lair beneath the Shifting ...
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What did the broadcast mentioned in the opening crawl say?

The broadcast was exclusively revealed during Fortnite's Rise of Skywalker event. It said: At last the work of generations is complete. The great error is corrected. The day of victory is at hand. ...
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Why would the Emperor groom an apprentice if he had other plans?

2 Reasons 1) Death isn't his primary goal. Palpatine is a master manipulator and we shouldn't take every word he speaks as gospel. It may seem that he's eager for Rey to kill him but I don't think ...
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How were the scenes featuring Princess Leia in The Rise of Skywalker filmed?

The relevant info can be found in ScreenRant's How Star Wars 9 Brought Leia Back & Which Scenes Were Actually Carrie Fisher, a link which is also provided in the short answer on Movies & TV SE....
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Where does Rey get the book she reads in The Rise of Skywalker to find the holocron?

Rey took them from Ahch-To in The Last Jedi, we see them aboard the Falcon at the end of the film. This is confirmed in The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary: ...
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Was this character able to become one with the Force at the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

Yes, he was a Force Ghost. His body disappeared, in current canon this makes him a Force Ghost. In an interview, Star Wars screenwriter Chris Terrio explained the rationale behind him not appearing ...
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How would killing the Emperor turn Luke/Rey to the Dark Side?

Difference between the Sith and the Dark Side of the Force First of all, being Sith and being a follower of the Dark Side are two separate things. All Sith are Dark Side force-users, but the inverse ...
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Why didn't Palpatine do what he threatened to do?

She...
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How did Sir Alec Guinness' voice appear in The Rise of Skywalker?

Voice splicing. They take lines he had in the original trilogy and take out specific words and syllables to make him say what they want. For example in The Force Awakens you can hear his voice say '...
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What was Finn going to tell Rey?

Reportedly J.J. Abrams told a fan at a recent event that Finn wanted to tell her he was Force-sensitive. I had the privilege of attending the Academy screening of #TheRiseOfSkywalker today and J.J. ...
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When did they begin constructing this fleet?

The Rise of Skywalker: Visual Dictionary suggests that they started building the fleet shortly after the Emperor fell to his They built the fleet while they were waiting for the return of the Sith. ...
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When was Rey’s lineage decided?

Like everything in the Star Wars universe it seems like it was all “made up as they went along” with a follow-up of “we always meant to do this” or concocting some way to rationalize it all. I know ...
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How did Finn learn to understand Chewie so quickly?

In the intervening time since we last checked in with the rebellion's golden trio, they've all been pretty busy. Poe has become a general and is now coordinating military activities, Rey has been ...
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How could this Star Wars character have survived their apparent death?

Cloning, probably Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? Darth Plagueis was a dark lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise, that he could influence the midichlorians to create......
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Is there a clone of Snoke in the Sith Temple?

You get a better view when Ren enters the temple at the start of the film. The Emperor has a big jar full to the brim with Snoke clones. The film's novelisation indicates that there are three of them ...
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How was Kylo Ren able to push his opponent to the ground with his lightsaber?

If you pause the trailer at 1:16, you can see that the impact point appears to be fairly low. In fact, it's plausible that Kylo has impaled the person (possibly a Resistance soldier) with the ...
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Which predictions of The Rise of Skywalker: Darths & Droids Bingo were correct?

Long have I waited to answer this question. I will try to answer this as best I can from memory. If anyone has additional information, feel free to add it. Someone gets a hand cut off. – No. Someone ...
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Is this the same moon as in Return of the Jedi?

The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary and Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide identify the object in question as IX3244-C, otherwise known as the Ocean Moon of Endor or Kef Bir Kef Bir is one ...
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Is it possible to skip The Last Jedi and still make sense of Rise of Skywalker?

It would certainly hurt comprehension a lot. Here are some questions I would be asking myself if I hadn't seen The Last Jedi, besides the ones mentioned in the other answer: Why is the Resistance all ...
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