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8th Mar '16 1:58:21 AM CountCoolRider
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** Luke locates Yoda so easily because Dagobah is a very small world. If I understand time dilation (and I don't,) a smaller planet = less gravitational force =
time passing more quickly relative to an observer under greater exertion, such as A) Lando and Vader on the "gas giant"-type Bespin or B) Han, Leia and Threepio jetting around at or approaching the speed of light. Yoda and Luke are the "old twin" of Einstein's thought experiment, having racked up significantly more relative "time" than the other characters.

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** Luke locates Yoda so easily because Dagobah is a very small world. If I understand time dilation (and I don't,) a smaller planet = less gravitational force =
= time passing more quickly relative to an observer under greater exertion, such as A) Lando and Vader on the "gas giant"-type Bespin or B) Han, Leia and Threepio jetting around at or approaching the speed of light. Yoda and Luke are the "old twin" of Einstein's thought experiment, having racked up significantly more relative "time" than the other characters.
8th Mar '16 1:53:55 AM CountCoolRider
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** Luke locates Yoda so easily because Dagobah is a very small world. If I understand time dilation (and I don't,) a smaller planet = less gravitational force =
time passing more quickly relative to an observer under greater exertion, such as A) Lando and Vader on the "gas giant"-type Bespin or B) Han, Leia and Threepio jetting around at or approaching the speed of light. Yoda and Luke are the "old twin" of Einstein's thought experiment, having racked up significantly more relative "time" than the other characters.
3rd Mar '16 7:39:46 PM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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[[WMG: Yoda visited Dagobah in his youth.]]
It's one of the worlds he visited as a Padawan/Knight, centuries before the events of the films. Because it was so long ago, the planet never got into galactic records and became a private planet for Yoda.
27th Dec '15 9:07:30 AM LEDbullet
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** Or it was just an awkward situation: accepting the above, pissing Han off was an excuse for Leia to TestKiss Luke. When [[NoSparks the test failed]], they both knew something else was up between them.
24th Nov '15 11:11:06 AM TheLyniezian
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* It's highly unlikely to be ''that'' eccentric an orbit (otherwise it would probably be pretty dark as well as cold), but it's probably eccentric that the whole planet freezes over for a good part of the year. I'd imagine it's not called an "ice planet" for nothing, though, and the whole point of the Rebels setting up a secret base there is that it's the least likely place the Empire are likely to find it, its being so inhospitable. So, I'm imagining the warmer regions around the equator/tropics resemble the Arctic Tundra during "summer" whilst the areas nearer the poles stay permanently frozen.
5th Nov '15 9:52:55 AM Sharlee
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[[WMG: Hoth isn't really an "ice planet".]]
Rather, it's a planet with an extremely long orbit that periodically takes it a loooong way away from its sun. Come back there in a few decades, and all that frozen wasteland will be grassy plains, with tauntauns striding around in grazing herds and wampas stalking them, camouflaged by their short, medium-brown summer fur.
9th Aug '15 8:13:11 PM ErikModi
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* Pretty much canon.
9th Aug '15 8:07:01 PM ErikModi
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* It could be even more complicated than that. Her line "Somehow, I've always known" really means that, from the moment she met Luke, she had some kind of feeling for him. Having been raised as an only child, the only way she can interpret this sudden affection is as some kind of romantic or sexual attraction. Luke has the exact same problem, he never had any siblings to experience brotherly affection for. When they find out they're brother and sister, the pieces fall into place, and what they had (incorrectly) assumed to be a romantic attraction is revealed to be a sibling affection.
9th Aug '15 8:01:50 PM ErikModi
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** Jossed in-dialogue. Shortly after escaping the asteroid field, Han pulls his famous [[RefugeInAudacity hide-on-the-pursuing-Star-Destroyer trick. After that, he announces that they're in "The Anoat System," not "The Alderaan System." Moreover, Alderaan is a Core world, while Hoth is deep in the Outer Rim, and the Falcon was limping along at sublight since escaping from Hoth (though that raises the question of how the hell they made it to a completely different star system with the Imperial Fleet breathing down their necks the whole way.)
9th Aug '15 7:53:49 PM ErikModi
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** Not only that, but Yoda deliberately crashed Luke's ship in the bog for two reasons. First, to stress him out, and make his SecretTestOfCharacter more earnest. Second, he knew the X-Wing would eventually sink completely, providing the perfect exercise to test how well Luke was taking to his Jedi training. If he could get the ship out on his own, awesome. If he couldn't, Yoda could do it, and ''prove'' to Luke that "size matters not."
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