History Headscratchers / ReturnOfTheJedi

19th Jun '16 2:40:17 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheThrawnTrilogy Zahn's]] [[HandOfThrawn books]] cover this somewhat. In fact it was Zahn who invented the more "friendly" Imperial Remnant common in the "New Republic" EU publishing era (read: everything between ReturnOfTheJedi and the Literature/NewJediOrder series). Many of Zahn's books ask the question; what would the galaxy have been like if the Empire weren't ruled by a crazy Dark-side-obsessed narcissist? His books also point out that the New Republic is also not perfect and pretty much all of the "New Republic" era is focusing on the massive fallout, wars, rebellions, and power struggles that take place after the collapse of the Empire.

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** [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Zahn's]] [[HandOfThrawn [[Literature/HandOfThrawn books]] cover this somewhat. In fact it was Zahn who invented the more "friendly" Imperial Remnant common in the "New Republic" EU publishing era (read: everything between ReturnOfTheJedi and the Literature/NewJediOrder series). Many of Zahn's books ask the question; what would the galaxy have been like if the Empire weren't ruled by a crazy Dark-side-obsessed narcissist? His books also point out that the New Republic is also not perfect and pretty much all of the "New Republic" era is focusing on the massive fallout, wars, rebellions, and power struggles that take place after the collapse of the Empire.
16th Jun '16 6:43:54 PM Kawaii_Kailynn
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** A bigger question is why they ''didn't'' stick with this strategy! The Death Star's superlaser has a very specific field of fire, and the Rebel fleet could have slipped out of that kill zone simply by moving around it. This would have also forced the Imperial fleet to break formation, since if the Rebels moved their fleet behind the cover of the Death Star (and it's impenetrable deflector shield) then they would have been able to either prolong the space battle without having to worry about the Death Star's firepower, or been able to break out of orbit and jump to lightspeed.

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** A bigger question is why they ''didn't'' stick with this strategy! The Death Star's superlaser has a very specific field of fire, and the Rebel fleet could have slipped out of that kill zone simply by moving around it. This would have also forced the Imperial fleet to break formation, since if the Rebels moved their fleet behind the cover of the Death Star (and it's impenetrable deflector shield) then they would have been able to either prolong the space battle without having to worry about the Death Star's firepower, or been able to break out of orbit and jump to lightspeed.lightspeed.

* Why didn't Luke's mechanical hand malfunction or something along the lines of it after the emperor's lightning? Doesn't lightning mess with electronics (ex. When the power goes out in a lightning storm)?
20th May '16 7:08:52 PM lorgskyegon
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** There are aquifers on Tatooine. They are rare and fiercely guarded by those who know about them (mostly Sand People). Other beings get their liquid through local plant life, chiefly the hubba gourd.
20th May '16 7:02:52 PM lorgskyegon
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** Both Vader and the Emperor know that the other is plotting to kill them and take Luke as an apprentice. But they can't exactly reveal that in front of the other.




** The Expanded Universe claims that Jedi enter the Netherworld of the Force upon death, thus merging with the Force, but can return briefly to provide guidance or delay their merging as spirits. Sith believe that death is permanent so their ghosts are probably more of the latter. Though that only explains Force sensitives, every living being has some connection with the Force, so if this is canon then that means that Anakin and Padre would both exist in the Netherworld together upon death.

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\n** The Expanded Universe claims that While it hasn't been brought up in canon (except for the quick line from Han in ESB), Jedi enter go to a realm known as the Netherworld of the Force. Force upon death, thus merging with ghosts go there, but are able to return for a short period of time (Obi Wan talked to Luke for the Force, final time near the beginning of the Thrawn campaign about 9 years later). Sith go to a region called Chaos or the Void (or Hell in Corellian mythology). They are unable to become true Force ghosts, but can return briefly to provide guidance or delay bind their merging as spirits. Sith believe that death is permanent so their ghosts are probably more of the latter. Though that only explains Force sensitives, every living being has souls to some connection with object or location through the Force, so if this is canon then that means that Anakin and Padre would both exist in sacrifice of others, such as the Netherworld together upon death.
Karness Muur (bound to the Muur Talisman) or Exar Kun (bound to his temple on Yavin IV).
20th May '16 6:43:19 PM lorgskyegon
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** If you take into account ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'', which George Lucas had a direct hand in, the primary contractor for the second Death Star was Prince Xizor, a galactic-level Godfather. Not exactly a sympathetic figure to work for.
20th May '16 6:23:22 PM lorgskyegon
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** Once it breaks off from the superstructure, it stays in one spot and the Death Star keeps orbiting Endor.
20th May '16 6:19:50 PM lorgskyegon
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** Threepio doesn't just translate languages, he can also recognize and decipher military codes and messages.
20th May '16 6:18:03 PM lorgskyegon
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** In the EV-9D9 section of ''Literature/TalesFromJabbasPalace'', Lando destroyed the two droids who places would be taken by C-3PO and R2-D2.
20th May '16 6:11:15 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Ships in the Star Wars setting can't go to hyperspace that close to a planet. The gravity well stops them. That's what the ''Interdictor'' ship does - project a gravity well. And a planter bigger than Jupiter makes a huge gravity well.
20th May '16 6:02:25 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Other books make it clear that Vader knows the Emperor wants to replace him with Luke - a Jedi equal in power to his father and not crippled by lava and lightsaber. The prosthetic limbs are why Vader can't use Force lightning.
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