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Death is Powerful Motivator When Obi-Wan says this line, it's because he believes that Luke witnessing a new mentor's death would push Luke to become the Jedi he needs in order to confront and hopefully save his father and the Galaxy. But this line of thought (striking down in order to motivate) appears in each first film, in each Skywalker Saga trilogy (A ...


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Vader probably has an awareness that the Force can extend someone's consciousness beyond death in a ghost-like form. But he's not afraid of ghosts, they have no real power beyond words and cannot harm him or change his convictions. But what Vader doesn't realize is that Obi-wan's continuing guidance and mentorship of Luke is the "power" that he's talking ...


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Leia's identity is part of a lifelong secret, and she intuitively understands this Luke (and the audience) know her identity is a great secret for her protection, as it is explained in the scene on Dagobah when Luke converses with the ghost of Kenobi. BEN: Hmm. To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. ...


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Since you are asking about the movie version... I have to say, while alsoa agreeing with other answers, that Leia was certainly also being mischievous and coy about the situation. IMHO the portrayal of Leia is very well done, she enjoys having the upper hand, playing both horses (both before and after she learned about her kinship with Luke). The moment you ...


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She does not yet know whether it is safe to reveal this secret. All that she knows at that time is that the Death Star II and much of the imperial fleet has been destroyed. That in itself is much of a relief for the rebellion. However, she cannot assume this means that both Vader and the Emperor have been killed. Those pesky Sith have a way of surviving! ...


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In-universe answer: There are many possible reasons why Leia might be reticent. First, her feelings for Han may not have fully crystallized. Her relationship with Luke has been, well, very friendly. From Episode V: INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - SLEEPING QUARTERS Luke rests on a cot, his injured arm wrapped in a protective cuff. Leia gently wipes ...


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This is a rather basic dramatic plot element: a trivial misunderstanding between lovers reveals their pride or strength of character and risks shattering their happiness. You will find it frequently, from kids' films like Shrek to romcoms to serious dramas. In Star Wars the misunderstanding is thankfully not milked for all it's worth. It's a Space Opera ...


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She is still processing the fact that her life has just been turned upside down and considering that both she, Gen. Solo and the rest of the gang are on the eve of a potentially war ending infiltration mission she is probably strong enough to compartmentalise all of this while the situation is still far from being concluded. To suddenly bombard Han with all ...


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There were rebels on the Scarif and Tarkin wanted to punish them for taking this step to stop Imperial from keeping the galaxy feared of the Death Star. For him, rebels weren't able to complete their mission, so finishing them has eliminated the risk of leaking plans of the Death Star. While talking about the remaining rebels in the space, he trusted Darth ...


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This is just my take on the Original Trilogy, but I think the reason why Obi-Wan lied to Luke in A New Hope, is because he didn't want Luke to go down the same path that Anakin went on; to avoid becoming a Sith. Thing is, rather than feed Luke bits and pieces about Anakin, he could've just come clean and told Luke what really happened and how he failed him ...


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After Vader's battle with Luke, he was in a very bad way. One hand was gone, he was tired, and he had suffered under Luke's onslaught. Darth Sidious, on the other hand, was at his full strength. He was in full control of the Dark Side, had no injuries, and could unleash everything at Luke. If Vader had tried to attack using the Force, Sidious would have ...


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are there any other reasons with some sufficiant evidence to prove what Kylo Ren's motivations were here in not fighting Rey on her characterization of him? Very simply put, because he didn't want to fight with Rey. He was reaching out for contact, not for a "yes it is"/"no it isn't" argument. I read Kylo's statement as an acknowledgement of perspective, i....


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Did Holdo even know about Rey and the mission she's on to bring Luke Skywalker into the fold? Does any of the tie-in material shed light on her perspective? Since a large majority of the The Force Awakens entailed Leia and The Resistance completing the map that led to Luke to then recruit him for help, I would strongly think that Holdo (though there's never ...


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