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Ho Yay / Star Wars Expanded Universe

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For Ho Yay moments from original EU, see Star Wars Legends.


  • Luke and Han have a few longing stares in Episodes IV and V.
  • Billy Dee Williams's half-serious answer as to why Lando was wearing some of Han's duds in Return of the Jedi was that he figured Han and Lando were fooling around in the back of the Falcon, and that Lando just put on what was handy.
  • Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan and Obi-Wan/Anakin are both popular. Say what you will: George has figured out how to take Ho Yay out of the level of Fanservice for the ladies and some men and actually have it be meaningful, such as Obi-Wan's "I loved you," which was a response to Anakin's bitter "I hate you!" for being left by him to burn near a river of lava. Both of them feeling betrayed by the other.
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  • There's quite a bit between C-3PO and R2-D2 as well, with the theory of the two being closet homosexuals being very popular for a long time.
  • Poe and Finn, to the degree that even mainstream media articles exploring whether Star Wars will have a canon LGBTQ character often use the picture of Finn rescuing Poe from the Finalizer as the article image.
    • In The Force Awakens, the Resistance X-Wing pilot and Stormtrooper defector bond almost immediately, with Poe even giving Finn his name (he had previously been called just FN-2187).
    • After the TIE fighter they were escaping in gets shot down and crashes, their ejection seats land in different places. Finn believes Poe is dead, and vice versa. When they reunite, it is with a mutual Glomp and both look ecstatic to see each other alive and well. Finn had also been wearing Poe's jacket, the only thing he recovered from the wreckage. When he tries to return it, Poe tells him to keep it (after giving him a lip-bitten smoldering look), saying it looks good on him.
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    • This goes on outside the film, as is revealed that some writers of the show actually do ship them together. Oscar Isaac, the actor who played Poe, has already stated that he believes that Poe does indeed have feelings for Finn, and some of the Ho Yay of the plot, is due to the fact that he acted as such.
    • In The Last Jedi, after Poe is blown back by the attack on the Raddus hangar, Finn rushes to his side and borderline cradles him protectively. Some fans also noticed, during the critical scene when the Resistance fighters escape through the caves, a moment in which they could very well be holding hands just off-camera.
    • The Rise of Skywalker shows no sign of slowing down. A Running Gag is Finn trying to pull Rey aside and tell her something important (Word of God says he's trying to tell Rey he suspects he's Force Sensitive), but Poe's reaction is to get huffy and borderline jealous that Finn wants to talk to her alone and can't just say it in front of both of them.
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  • Gun-toting mercenary Baze and blind stave-master Chirrut in Rogue One are very close. When Baze wishes Chirrut luck, Chirrut's reply is "I don't need luck; I have you." When Chirrut dies near the end, it's in Baze's arms, while Baze implores him to be all right. Baze subsequently recites Chirrut's mantra and slaughters the entire squad of Death Troopers in seconds; when the last one dies clutching an armed grenade, Baze looks back at Chirrut's corpse as it explodes.
  • Solo has a scene where Chewbacca joins Han in a very cramped shower. At the very least, they've come to be very comfortable with each other, very quickly.

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