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It is Medal of Yavin. At the end of A New Hope, Han and Luke got medals for their role in the Battle of Yavin, but Chewbacca didn't. This medal belongs to Han, which Leia was holding. Image courtesy From Star Wars Databank, While most rebels consider opposing the Empire its own reward, the Alliance’s leaders do recognize conspicuous gallantry. For their ...


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While not a lot is yet known about them, they are considered to be, Sith Loyalists and/or the Sith Eternal!! Sith loyalists were men who served and aided Darth Sidious and were strong supporters of the Sith Eternal. The assassin Ochi was one such person. And according to Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary the Sith Eternal are The Sith Eternal was an ...


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According to interviews with JJ Abrams, the Leia scenes are mostly compiled from footage that was cut during the filming of The Last Jedi. Scenes and dialogue were rewritten around this footage, and a sprinkling of CGI was used to integrate the new footage into the new movie. https://screenrant.com/star-wars-rise-skywalker-leia-carrie-fisher-return-...


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The command ship didn't have any planet crackers, if you remember when Finn got his 'feeling' there is a clear shot of the underside of the ship, no gun, so no easy gun exploding. Simply flying above the ship with bombers (of which they had...I only remember a couple) is especially dangerous as there are hundreds of deck mounted guns blasting at them from ...


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I'm going to keep my answer relatively simple because I think it should be. I think there are several levels on which this can be interpreted. Ben Solo Kylo Ren is "killed" and is replaced by Ben Solo. Hence the Skywalker side of him rises and he helps defeat the Emperor. This is all metaphorical of course, but on a certain level, it isn't. There are ...


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TL;DR Just watch the original and sequel trilogy and you'll be fine. Long version: It'd be nice if you watch the last 8 episodes and have deep knowledge about Star Wars characters to understand all of the easter eggs and references in The Rise of Skywalker. However, this shouldn't be necessary. This movie is a direct sequel of The Last Jedi and the third ...


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No. It does not. Near the end of the film, Anakin Skywalker's voice tells Rey: "Rey... Bring back the balance, Rey, as I did... The Force surrounds you, Rey... Let it lift you." So this implies that Anakin did bring balance, destroy The Sith, but it just didn't last. For all intended purposes, he is still The Chosen One (just not necessarily the ...


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It's a Medals of Bravery aka Medal of Yavin. The Medal of Bravery was an award given for heroic efforts by the Rebel Alliance. Also Luke and Han with already got it in A New Hope but we didn't see Chewie getting it but in comics, it was made clear he got it and he gave it away ( from screenrant) : From the same link: While the medal in question isn't ...


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Objects like these are called Macguffins. They are designed to move a plot along somehow, giving reasons for characters to go from one place to another, often times being mysterious. A MacGuffin (a.k.a. McGuffin or maguffin) is a term for a motivating element in a story that is used to drive the plot. It serves no further purpose. It won't pop up again ...


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From movieweb: The Visual Dictionary. Author Pablo Hidalgo has given us some information as to why Kylo Ren is there in the first place. You can read an excerpt from the book below. "Kylo soon outpaces his stormtrooper escorts as he cuts a swath of destruction through the Alazmec who attempt to block his path to Vader's castle - or rather, its ...


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I recommend watching all of the previous The Skywalker Saga films: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi. You DON'T need anything from any of the TV series (Clone Wars, Rebels, The Mandalorian, Resistance) or the other stand-alone films (...


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Yes, most likely she made it herself per tradition... While it is not shown on screen, it's often known by non casual Star Wars fans, that usually force users, such as the Jedi and the Sith, construct their own lightsabers. Traditionally the Jedi have used "Jedi Initiation trials". The second was not consistent throughout the Order's history. ...


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It isn't 100% clear yet if any natural corporeal beings were living (for long periods of time) on Exegol. With the help of the Star Wars Visual Dictionary we can surmise that many of the people involved with bringing The Emperor & The Sith back, were loyalists (Ochi), cultists (Sith Eternal), spirits of the Sith, and alchemist practitioners dabbling in ...


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To first address the crux of the OP's curiosity: The reason why the question popped in my mind is because Kylo Ren and Rey both were trying their best to let the First Order ship go and stop it from flying away respectively, as portrayed in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They were using the Force to control objects. Even Darth Vader had that kind of ...


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This cannot be answered within the context of the film directly, since none of that kind of stuff has been shown on screen. Not even using the toilet. This is kind of a trope that real life things are never shown and simply assumed to must have happened/existed, but they arn’t important to the story. Assuming there were some females on the Death Star one ...


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Cameo roles are often uncredited in films. Usually it's to help keep the appearance secret, so the actor's name doesn't appear in a published cast list. In some cases, an actor will agree to appear in a film with the express agreement that their appearance will not be used in any publicity for the film. See Brad Pitt's (very) brief) appearance in Deadpool 2. ...


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There are only a couple of possible conclusions... Ochi, also known as Ochi of Bestoon, was a humanoid alien male who was a Sith loyalist serving under the resurrected Dark Lord of the Sith and Galactic Emperor Darth Sidious during the New Republic Era. Sometime after 15 ABY, he was sent to retrieve the granddaughter of Darth Sidious—Rey—from her ...


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There is a pretty good analysis present on screenrant for the title: Rey then calls out and hears the voices of past Jedi who encourage her that she has the power to defeat Palpatine. The various Jedi lend her their strength and she then uses the Skywalker lightsabers who once belonged to Luke and Leia to kill Palpatine. Luke and Leia are two of ...


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So does this mean that The Knights of Ren were always aligned with Darth Sidious? Yes, that's correct. When Kylo Ren and Darth Sidious were speaking on Exogal, he explains how he had created Supreme Leader Snoke; i.e., that Snoke was no more than an extension of Sidious himself (presumably because of Sidious' physical limitations due to being in such poor ...


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Per the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary: the ship is named the Night Buzzard. The Night Buzzard was a modified Oubliette-class Transport used by the Knights of Ren during the First Order–Resistance war. The Buzzard was originally a dungeon ship on Osseriton, a penal world in the Unknown Regions. The vessel was liberated by the ...


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When Ochi was given his mission to fetch Rey, the dagger was created by the Sith to give him the information he needed to locate Exegol in order to deliver her. The runic inscription has the GPS coordinates of where to stand. The shape points to where the vaults are. The existence of the wayfinder and the information it contained were too sensitive to ...


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It's Bespin (more specifically Cloud City), which is included because it played a major role in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back This is the home of Lando Calrissian who had a major role in Episodes 5, 6 and (I assume ) 9 (because I haven't bothered seeing that one yet). It is also the city where Luke dueled Vader for the first time in the ...


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First, it's a movie where everything needs to be exciting, so that would rob us of the epic ending from a storytelling perspective. Otherwise here's a few ideas... When trained in the Jedi temple, each Jedi has a specialization and focuses their skills in certain areas.. Darth maul focused solely on lightsaber fighting and was one of the best fighters, but ...


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Palpatine seems to think that Rey has no choice at this point. His fleet and Sith lightning is about to finish off the Rebellion once and for all, making him an unassailable ruler of the galaxy. Rey of course wants to save her friends and the galaxy but the only way to do it is to kill Palpatine. It's similar to his attempt to turn Luke, i.e. attacking his ...


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[This discusses events in older Star Wars movies without spoiler space. Spoiler space is used for The Rise of Skywalker spoilers.] When was Rey born? From Wookiepedia, I'm piecing this together: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary states that Rey is nineteen years old during the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which is ...


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When we first see In The Phantom Menace, he is already old enough (50ish) to have had a family, so not impossible for him for having one or more childs.


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The Knights' of Ren ship is as yet, un-named on any official source. Sources: Starwars Databank Wookiepedia


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The film very quickly shows a flashback (or Force vision) sequence of her parents and what happened to them, but nothing more. During that flashback scene Kylo Ren has a voice-over and mentions that Rey's parents could have been great but instead they chose to be nobodies. IMO that's a hint to them at least being force-sensitive. The way I interpret it is ...


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Pending an explanation in some comic or novel, it’s unlikely an answer will ever be shown in film form. The reason for this is that it’s entirely unimportant to the story. It explicitly stated that her parents were nobodies – well, they chose to be nobodies, for her safety. Since it appears being Force-sensitive indeed may have some connection with blood ...


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