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“In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way.”
A person can instantly get hooked to the amazing Sci-fi Star Wars offers; however, following the Star Wars journey is never easy. And with a few hours down the road, most people start labeling this masterpiece “boring” after being unable to understand everything going on in the series.
So, if you are an aspiring padawan and are facing difficulty continuing with this magnum opus, worry not. In this Star Wars lore guide, I will be explaining almost everything there is to know about the Star Wars universe. But remember, this guide is going to be filled with a lot of spoilers, so only focus on the section you are facing a hard time understanding. However, if you are new to the Star Wars universe and want to see what there is in the series, feel free to go through this comprehensive lore guide.
Bottom Line Up Front
This lore guide is focused on briefly explaining everything you might come across in the Star Wars universe. So, the sections that will be covered in this guide include:
- The Galaxy And Its Regions.
- Some Well-known Species Of The Galaxy.
- What Actually Is The Force?
- Major Factions Of The Star Wars.
- Major Armies Of The Star Wars.
- Renowned Major And Supporting Star Wars Characters.
- Most Famous Weapons Of The Galaxy.
A Road Map To The Galaxy
When I saw little Annie in Episode I of Star Wars boasting about being the first ever to visit all the planets, I became a little skeptical about how he would do that. After all, the Galaxy had hundreds of billions of stars that stretch across a diameter of more than 100,000 light-years!
All The Regions Of The Star Wars Universe
The Star Wars Galaxy is never-ending, with billions of Star Systems containing different planets and stars. However, these Star Systems are divided into regions such as the Deep Core, the Core Worlds, the Colonies, the Inner Rims, the Expansion Region, the Mid Rims, the Outer Rims, Wild Space, and the Unknown Regions.
The Deep Core was the center of the Star Wars Galaxy, and if you ask me, it was this region that laid the foundation of the Star Wars Universe that we mostly see. More precisely, the Jedi Order emerged from The Deep Core, the planet of Tython to be exact, which was the homeworld of Jedis. And we all know Star Wars would have been incomplete without these Jedis.
Talking about the Core Worlds, most of the Star Wars events take place in this region. For instance, Coruscant remained the Galactic capital of different rules for thousands of years; Chandrilla was the Galactic capital during the era of the New Republic; Alderaan was the biggest base of the Rebel Alliance during the reign of Darth Sidious.
Next to the Core Worlds is the Colonies. Although it may sound weird, colonization was pretty common in the Star Wars universe. And both the good people and bad people remained colonizers of many planets. The first planets that saw colonization were located in the Colonies, such as Carida and Neimoidia.
As we move away from the Core Worlds, the Star Systems and planets appear less prosperous and advanced. The same is the case with the Inner Rim region and the ones beyond it. Still, this region that was once considered the limit of Galaxy saw a rapid expansion during the Old Republic era. Still, during Clone Wars, this region served as a crucial political factor in determining the power struggle between Separatists and the Republic.
The Expansion Region
The Expansion Region, since its discovery, fell victim to the exploitation of various business clans and associations. However, its significance in the development of the Core Worlds can never be overlooked for the resources it generated for that region.
Next to Expansion Region was the Mid Rims. But unlike the Expansion Region, the Mid Rims was less resourceful as a whole. However, this served as a blessing in disguise for the region as most of the planets remained safe from the foreign exploitation of the cruel colonizers. The most notable planet of the Mid Rims was the planet of Naboo.
If you are new to Star Wars and want to know more about the Galaxy, let me give you a good head start; most of the low-life activities you are going to observe can be traced back to the Outer Rims. Furthermore, the control of various superpowers in history did not spread effectively to this region and beyond.
Most of the Outer Rim planets were independent and run by different cartels and criminal associations. Some of this region’s famous, or should I say infamous, planets include Hoth, Nal Hutta, Tatooine, and Mustafar.
Wild Space was the region that served as a barrier between the known world and the world yet to be discovered. Although it was the smallest of all regions, it served as the last station before getting lost in the infinite universe.
Now, coming toward the Unknown Regions, as the name suggests, it was the unexplored region of the Galaxy. But this does not mean there was no civilization in this region. On the contrary, it housed one of the most advanced civilizations, Chiss, on the planet Csilla. Also, the source of Kyber crystals, the building block of lightsabers, was also found in one of the planets, Ilum, of the Unknown Regions.
Major Species Of The Galaxy
The diversity that Star Wars possessed was one of its kind. With more than 20 million different species, the Star Wars universe never failed to amaze us with some of the most adorable to the ugliest creatures.
Starting with the worst specie that wreaked havoc wherever it went, Humans were most widely spread across the Galaxy. And they were the most easily corrupted specie Star Wars ever offered.
Although there were some good Humans like Padme Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker, the destruction that the Galaxy witnessed at the hands of Darth Sidious, Count Dooku, Darth Vader, and other Imperial Officers outweighs all the good Humans ever did. Not to mention, the proponent of the most devastating idea, the rule of two, was also a Human named Darth Bane.
If you ask me, the most intimidating and fierce specie of Star Wars was none other than the Dathomirians. These tall, jacked-up, and athletic creatures could be recognized from the small horns they possessed and the tattoos they had all over their face and body.
However, their females, still tall, were pretty slim with fewer tattoos. Dathomirains had a natural tendency toward the Dark Side of the Force, which even led Darth Sidious to go for a Dathomirian, Darth Maul, as his first apprentice. Some other powerful Dathomirians include Assaj Ventrus, the former apprentice of Dooku, and Savage Opress.
As a wise man once said, “Size matters not!” the Yoda specie was one of the most powerful species in the Galaxy. With their small stature and green bodies, these creatures had one of the highest natural midi-chlorian counts. These symbionts, which help an individual manifest the Force, made the Yoda specie very sensitive to the Force. Although we don’t see many of these individuals in the series, the impact that Grand Master Yoda and Grogu had on the hearts of Star Wars fans still remains unbeatable.
A lot of credit for the rise of Darth Sidious and his tyrannical rule can be given to the Kaminoans. After all, without them, the Clone Wars would not have happened, and there would have been no execution of Order 66!
Hailing from the planet Kamino, Kaminoans were futuristic E.T.-like specie with elongated necks, hands, and legs. They developed Clones for the Republic based on the genetic sequence of the famous bounty hunter, Jango Fett. However, despite their innocent looks and calm demeanor, they never considered Clones anything more than their property.
Although most of the Star Wars species are easily recognizable, Dugs are one of a kind. With hands like feet and feet like hands, this specie became infamous for using its cunningness and guile methods to achieve what it wanted.
Hailing from planet Malastare, they were a part of the Republic and had their representation in the Senate. Dug’s most famous appearances in the Star Wars universe include podracing against Anakin on Tatooine, supplying fuel to the Republic during the Clone Wars, and running a moving Intergallactic circus.
If you believe you can’t speak good English, after hearing Gungans, you will start to think you are not that bad. Gungans, a humanoid specie, was originally from the planet of Naboo. They were the amphibians of the Star Wars universe who had underwater colonies but were also adaptable to land. Gungans were mostly portrayed as a goofy specie; however, they were one of the toughest warriors the Galaxy had ever known. After all, no one was able to take General Grievous head-on and capture him alive except for the Gungans.
Hutts were the true proponent of the “looks don’t matter.” Hutts make it to the top of the Star Wars ugliest species with their smelly, slimy, and morbidly obese bodies. However, their rough and tough skins allowed them to be intimidating opponents in fights, a feature that led Hutts to expand their control in the Outer Rim regions.
The Hutt clan was mostly involved in criminal activities, and if anyone wanted to hire a bounty hunter, Jabba the Hutt’s Palace was the perfect place to begin with.
The Star Wars series: The Clone Wars introduced us to a lot of new species, and one such specie was Togruta. Togrutas were colorful humanoids, sharing many close features with Twi’leks. They also possessed lekku; however, unlike Twi’leks, these lekku would fall on the front of their bodies. Togrutas were Force-sensitive creatures and became some of the best Jedis of the Jedi Order. Some worth-mentioning names include Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Jedi Master Shaak Ti.
Now, if you are wondering who the noisy, hairy creature you saw flying Millennium Falcon was, let me tell you that giant “fluff ball” was none other than a Wookie. With an average height of about 7 feet, this ape-like specie hailed from the planet of Kashyyyk.
Although Wookies were famous warriors of the Galaxy, and no other specie ever liked provoking them, they were good friends of Jedis. And this made them strong followers of the Rebel’s cause after Order 66 was executed.
Understanding The Force
“May the Force be with you.”
If you are new to Star Wars, you are going to see this phrase a lot; I mean A LOT. And before you ask, “what exactly is the Force?” allow me to say that you are not going to get a straightforward answer to it. Still, I will try to explain this unexplainable thing.
So, the Force is some sort of metaphysical phenomenon that was always there in the Galaxy. And this phenomenon was responsible for keeping the balance of the Galaxy. But before diving into this “balance,” let’s take a look at the constituents of the Force.
The Living Force
Talking about the Living Force, this mystical power is present in every living being. But the extent of this power varies from specie to specie, even at an individual level. This Force is the power that is only present at the living stage, which dissipates into Cosmic Force after the death of the creature. Not to mention, taking the “Living Force” away from a person also results in death. Yes, the Living Force can also be literally collected, an art well-known to the witches of the Dathomir called Nightsisters.
The Cosmic Force
Cosmic Force, as the name represents, relates to the Force that exists in the surroundings. Also known as the “Force of time and space,” this Force can also be understood as the power that a person feels around them.
The Cosmic Force is believed to be the transformation of the Living Force after a creature ceases to exist. Generally, after the death of a person, the Living Force losses its identity; however, intensive training also allows the Living Force of a person to maintain its identity, even after it is converted into the Cosmic Force. This allows an individual to communicate efficiently with the living world, a skill perfectly honed by Master Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and Yoda.
The Force And Its Sides
Now, coming back to the balance of the Galaxy. There are also sides of the Force that entice a person to do good or bad deeds. Well, technically, none of the Forces are inherently good or bad; it’s just that one side falls more in line with the moral standards set by most individuals while the other deviates from them. These sides are called the Light side and the Dark side.
Light Side Of The Force
Commonly connoted as the good side, this Force is based on the principles of selflessness, compassion, and sacrifice. The followers of the Light side always prefer others over themselves. However, mastering such benevolence need more time and practice.
The aspiring Jedis start training in the ways of the Light side of the Force in childhood, which continues for years to come.
Dark Side Of The Force
Unlike the Light side, the Dark side follows hatred, anger, and fear as its driving Force. The followers of the Dark side, mostly considered selfish beings, are always on the outlook for more power. And therefore, they resort to means that are not justified by ordinary moral standards, such as unconditional obedience, killing, and eternal life. The Dark side is practiced mainly by Siths, the main antagonists of the Star Wars universe.
My Personal Take On The Light Side And The Dark Side
If you really want to understand the Star Wars universe, I suggest you do not take this division of good and bad sides for granted. They both are needed to maintain the balance of the Galaxy.
The Light side discourages attachments, which are the true forces behind passion leading to great developments. And let’s not forget the followers of the so-called good side of the Force who became so rigid in their ideas that they declared war on every follower of the Dark side, which wiped out almost every life form on the planet of Malachor and Moraband.
If you are still not convinced how the Force actually works, don’t forget to watch this video of the creator explaining the Force.
Major Factions Of The Star Wars Series
For all the new fans, if you understand the different factions of Star Wars, it is going to make your Star Wars journey way smoother. And I have to admit; it took me quite some time to fully understand what these factions really are. So, DO NOT miss this portion.
The Star Wars universe can be divided into hundreds of factions; however, the ones that influenced the whole Galaxy are stated below:
The Jedi Order
The colorful lightsaber wielders are always a sight to behold, and almost every Star Wars fan has come to know by now that, except for the red lightsaber, the blue and green lightsabers are used mostly by the good guys of the Star Wars universe.
These so-called good guys belong to the planet of Tython. Well, technically, they hailed from different planets, and Tython was a monastery for these people who were interested in Ashla, the Light side of the Force. These Jedis used to research and teach the use of Force; however, they had a set of principles, aka Jedi Code, that limited the use of Force.
Some Jedis went rogue with this code after inclining towards the Dark side. And subsequently, they were strongly resisted by the keepers of the Light side. This gave rise to the Jedi Order, consisting of the most powerful and skilled wielders of the Light side. Once things were settled, the Jedis joined hands with the emerging democracy, the Galactic Republic, and became their ambassadors.
Siths were a group of rogue Jedis that wanted to harness the power of the Dark side. Therefore, this faction remained at constant war with the wielders of the Light side. However, after getting overpowered by the “good” Jedis, they were exiled to Korriban, where they grew in number and laid the foundation of the Sith Order.
But fortunately, or unfortunately, Siths saw violent competition within their ranks. The gruesome fights led to the rise of the rule of two, wherein only two Sith Lords could exist simultaneously, i.e., a master and his apprentice.
FYI, most Star Wars movies, series, and books focus on the events that follow this rule.
The foundation of the Galactic Republic can be traced back to 25000 BBY. With its capital on Coruscant, this Republic was based on the principles of democracy, with hundreds of planets and Star Systems as its constituents. These constituents had their representation in the Senate, which was chaired by the Supreme Chancellor.
The Republic aimed at bringing balance to the Galaxy, for which they sought help from the Jedi Order. However, in its final years, the era mostly discussed in the Star Wars prequels, the Republic was clandestinely run by a Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, aka Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, who even commissioned a Clone army to help spread the influence of the Republic and help Jedis. But this army was later manipulated to bring the Republic to its knees.
If you watch the initial seasons of Clone Wars, you will consider the Separatists the ultimate enemy of the Republic. However, this faction was merely a pawn to help Darth Sidious achieve his plans.
With Count Dooku, a Sith Lord, as its leader, Separatists, aka the Confederacy of Independent systems, was a broken political faction of the Republic. It consisted of members who were disappointed in the governance of the Republic. Although its organizational structure was similar to that of the Republic, the Separatist Council, which Darth Sidious directly controlled, was the real Force behind this alliance. Anyhow, the Separatists also saw its unfortunate end with the fall of the Republic.
“Commander Cody, the time has come. Execute Order 66!”
With Anakin Skywalker turning to the Dark side, and in the wake of Order 66 that brutally massacred most of the Jedis, Palpatine declared his rule over the newly formed Empire. Apparently, except for the Jedis Order, nothing changed in this transformation initially. However, with time, the Clone army was decommissioned and replaced with the Imperial army, and the Senate was also dissolved.
The Empire had Imperial Governors who were the stalwarts of Darth Sidious. They were tasked with spreading the influence of the Empire and bringing any opposition to its knees. With the exponential spread of the Empire, the Imperial army saw a significant advancement in its military and also constructed Death Stars capable of annihilating a whole planet. However, this miserable rule was bought to an end by the Rebel Alliance.
As the name represents, it was a coalition of different groups and freedom fighters, even criminals, who did not accept the Empire’s rule. Although Rebel Alliance was officially formed two years before the Battle of Yavin, it had its roots in the Imperial Senate.
After the dissolution of the Imperial Senate, the Senators openly joined hands with the rebel leaders and started an organized movement against the Empire. However, they still lacked any proper military infrastructure and mostly operated through hidden bases.
But, even after receiving a severe blow to their most significant base with the destruction of Alderaan, the Rebel Alliance was able to bring the Sith Order to an end and also destroyed the super weapons of the Imperial forces, the Death Stars.
A new democratic government, the New Republic, emerged after the Empire’s tyrannical rule ended. With Man Mothma as its leader, the New Republic pledged to restore the balance of the Galaxy. However, having recently experienced the worst form of totalitarianism, this newly formed government opted for many new strategies, including a rotating capital and demilitarization.
These new policies resulted in the creation of different political blocs in the New Republic, and some leaders, the Centrists, even joined hands with the remnants of the Imperial forces. With time, this took a toll on the New Republic, and it came to an end with the destruction of the whole Hosnian system by the Imperial superweapon, the Starkiller base.
With the fall of the Empire, the Imperial forces scattered in the Galaxy. However, the seed of tyranny that Darth Sidious sowed led to the revival of many remnants of the Imperial forces, the First Order being the foremost.
After the Starkiller base crisis, the First Order came to power. It was a pure military faction, with the Supreme Leader Snoke, a Sith Lord, as its leader and Kylo Ren as the second in command. However, blinded by his lust for power, Kylo killed Snoke and became the Supreme Leader himself. This marked the beginning of one of the most ruthless rules the Galaxy had ever seen.
When the First Order was spreading misery across the Galaxy under the command of Kylo Ren, it was revealed that Darth Sidious was still alive and Snoke was actually his pawn to pave the way for his revival.
Since the Empire’s fall, Darth Sidious was building a formidable army on the planet of Exogel, consisting of a fleet of Star Destroyers and Sith Stormtroopers. With his preparations almost complete, Darth Sidious ordered a commander of the First Order to take control of his fleet and get ready to launch the Sith army into the Galaxy and establish the Final Order.
The Resistance was a faction of freedom fighters just like the Rebel Alliance. However, it emerged when the political tensions were at their highest in the New Republic. The Resistance, under the leadership of Leia Organa, was active even before First Order came to power. And after the fall of the New Republic, the Resistance was the only Force against the warmongering First Order.
The Resistance primarily relied on the modified civilian crafts and weapons dating back to the Galactic Republic. However, their determination not only led them to demolish the Starkiller base but also destroy the Sith Eternal army of Darth Sidious, bringing the long-lost peace to the Galaxy.
Major Armies Of The Star Wars
With a wide variety, the Droid army was the biggest Force of the Galaxy in terms of numbers. And it was commanded by General Grievous, a loyal servant of the Separatist leader Count Dooku. Formed during the Separatist Crisis, this army was primarily involved in battles with the Republic, sieges, and invasions of other planets.
These droids were mostly controlled by a central command ship that was commanded by a Tactical Droid or some Separatist leader. The most common droids, aka clankers, included:
Battle Droids, Super Battle Droids, Destroyer Droids, Spider Droids, Commando Droids, Assassin Droids, and Scout Droids.
The Grand Army Of The Republic
Although Republic always had its military, its forces spread very thin when the Droid army came into being. Therefore, to encounter the growing army of the Separatists, the Republic commissioned an army of Clones that was led by the Jedi Council and the Republic.
The Clones were made on the genetic sequence of the infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett; therefore, they all shared his physical attributes. Being a Kaminoan marvel, these Clones were very adept, and each Clone was considered equivalent to a hundred Droids.
With the Separatist war waging across the Galaxy, the Jedis became more involved with the Grand Army of the Republic. These Jedis, also called Generals now, directly commanded the Clone troopers and led the Republic to many victories.
With the rise of the Empire and after the execution of Order 66, the Clone army became the loyal subject of Emperor Palpatine due to the inhibitor chip installed in their brains. However, after some time, the Empire started looking for people who were not following orders because of some inhibitor chip, but instead due to willful submission. Not to mention, the Clones were also very costly to produce and had almost half the lifespan of a natural human. Consequently, the Empire started decommissioning the Clones and destroyed the Clone facility at Kamino.
The Clone troopers were replaced by human counterparts known as Stormtroopers. The Stormtroopers, aka TK troopers, shared a similar outfit to that of the Clones; however, their armor was well-built and sturdier. These Imperial troopers were directly commanded by the Imperial Generals, who would strictly follow the instructions of the Dark Lords.
Major Characters Of The Star Wars Universe
The Star Wars universe is so expanded that it is hard to categorize characters into major and minor ones. So, the following list will only refer to the major characters of the original saga.
Master Yoda was the little green old man who frequently appeared in the prequels and original trilogy. He was the oldest member of the Jedi Council, about 900 years old, and was the most powerful and wisest Jedi of the time, earning him the title of Grand Jedi Master. He was the mentor of some of the most influential Jedis and even Siths, e.g., Windu, Obi-Wan, Luke, and Dooku.
After the rise of the Empire, Master Yoda went into exile on Dagobah, where he spent his final days.
Hailing from planet Naboo, Sheev Palpatine was a Senator to the Republic who later rose to the rank of Supreme Chancellor. However, he was actually a Sith who became the Darth Lord of the Sith after killing his master Darth Plagueis. He was the mastermind behind the fall of the Republic and the Jedi Order and later became the Emperor of the Galaxy. Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious, even after his apparent death in the Battle of Endor, wreaked havoc through First Order. His most infamous apprentices include Maul, Dooku, Vader, and Kylo.
Kenobi was a cheerful Jedi and a member of the Jedi Council. After the death of his master Qui-Gon, Kenobi was the only one who remained close to Anakin before Padme came into his life. Due to his calm and composed demeanor, Obi-Wan remained a Jedi General of the Clone army, leading Republic to many victories, including the killing of Separatists General Grievous.
After the execution of Order 66, Kenobi was one of the luckiest Jedis who made it out alive. However, he spent the rest of his life on Tatooine protecting Luke Skywalker, who was the child of Obi’s lost “brother.”
“The Chosen One!”
Anakin was the most conflicting figure in the Star Wars universe. A freed slave from Tatooine, Skywalker was known as the Jedi who never went by the book. However, this nature made him quite famous in the Republic, and he was revered even by his enemies.
Fearing the loss of her wife, Padme Amidala, Anakin was corrupted by the Dark side and became the apprentice of Darth Sidious. However, he experienced enlightenment just before his death, and by killing Darth Sidious, he brought balance to the Galaxy.
Padme was one of the purest souls of the Star Wars saga. She was the Queen of Naboo, who later served in the Senate as the Senator of Naboo. During her tenure, she was known for her boldness which often landed her in trouble.
She married Anakin on Naboo, but this marriage was kept a secret. However, just after the fall of the Republic, she lost her life during childbirth.
Luke was the Force-sensitive child of Padme and Anakin. Just after his birth, he was taken to Tatooine and was raised by Anakin’s step-family. However, he was always looked after by Obi-Wan.
Luke learned the ways of the Force under the apprenticeship of Obi-Wan and Master Yoda and played a significant role in bringing his father back to the Light side.
During his attempt to revive the Jedi Order, one of his students, also his nephew, Kylo, killed all his students, a loss that forced Luke into exile. However, after spending many years in isolation, he agreed to help the Resistance fight the First Order.
Leia Organa was the twin sister of Luke Skywalker. Unlike Luke, after her mother’s death, she was opted by a royal couple, i.e., the Queen and the Senator of Alderaan, Breha and Bail Organa.
Following the steps of her adoptive family, Leia not only remained a Senator in the Empire and the New Republic, but she was also a key military leader of the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance.
Also known as Galaxy’s best scoundrel, Han was a smuggler from Corellia. He was first introduced to the Rebel Alliance during the rescue of Leia Organa, who later became his wife. Despite his ups and downs, Solo was there when the Rebel Alliance or the Resistance needed him the most.
Han and Leia also had a son, Ben Solo. However, after turning to the Dark side, Han promised Leia to bring Ben back to the Light side. And although Ben consequently returned to the Light side, Han Solo was killed at the hands of his own son.
Kylo, aka Ben Solo, was the son of Leia and Han and an apprentice of Luke Skywalker. He turned to the Dark side at an early age and became the apprentice of Supreme Leader Snoke, the commander-in-chief of the First Order.
In a tug-of-war for the almighty rule, Kylo killed his master and became the Supreme Leader of the First Order; however, he soon realized that Darth Sidious was still alive. In the meantime, after the death of his parents, Kylo turned back to the Light side and joined hands with Rey to defeat Darth Sidious.
A scavenger from Jakku, Rey was a Force-sensitive individual who helped Resistance in its struggle against the First Order. At the peak of the war, she went after Luke Skywalker on Ahch-To to get familiar with the ways of the Force and to convince him to join the Resistance cause.
After the death of her master, Rey became the last known Jedi. And during her various face-offs with Kylo, she influenced Kylo to leave the ways of the Dark side and join her fight against the Final Order. In their struggle against the Darth Lord, Kylo sacrificed himself to save Rey. And after the end of the war, Rey assumed Skywalker as her last name.
Other Supporting Characters
Some of the characters without whom the Star Wars lore would still be incomplete include:
Ahsoka, also called Snips by her master, was a trustworthy friend and a padawan of Anakin Skywalker. However, she renounced the Jedi Order a few years before the fall of the Republic.
R2 was the astromech droid who remained loyal to many generations of Skywalker. After serving Padme, he became the co-pilot of Anakin. But after the rise of the Empire, he worked closely with Luke and Leia.
He was the leader of the Separatist alliance and also the apprentice of Darth Sidious. Dooku, a former student of Master Yoda, was a powerful Sith Lord. However, his place was taken over by Darth Vader when the Empire emerged.
Grievous was a cyborg who remained the Supreme Commander of the Droid army. Being trained by Dooku, he was the most intimidating commander of the Separatist army and was the reason behind the initial success of the Separatist forces.
Darth Maul, a Dathomirian, was the first apprentice of Darth Sidious. After his apparent death at the hands of Obi-Wan, Maul returned to take his revenge. However, with Darth Sidious having a new apprentice, Maul had to hide from his former master as well.
Some Famous Weapons Of The Galaxy:
Lightsabers were one of the most powerful weapons in the Galaxy. From the looks of it, a lightsaber resembled a sword but had a retractable plasma blade instead of any metal one. However, their true power could only be harnessed by the Force wielders.
With the ability to cut through almost everything, the power source of these lightsabers was a Kyber crystal, which was very specific to the nature of the Force wielder.
There are a lot of color variations in these lightsabers; however, the most commonly used lightsabers by Jedis existed in green and blue. Not to mention, the lightsabers of Siths were red due to a process called bleeding.
The most commonly used weapons in Star Wars were blasters. These plasma-shooting weapons came in various sizes and shapes and were the primary weapons of the Clone army, Droid army, and First Order.
These blasters could shoot bolts of various colors depending on the gas that was used in their chambers. However, the blasters of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Droid army shot blue and red bolts, respectively. The intensity of these blasters could also be lowered to be used as stun weapons.
Grenades were also commonly used in the Star Wars universe. And just like blasters, they included a wide range of options. Some of the grenades often used in Star Wars include:
- Thermal Detonator
- Stun Grenade
- EMP Grenade
- Smoke Grenade
One of its kind, Death Star was the most powerful weapon of the Empire. It was a battle station that resembled a small moon, having the capacity to hold hundreds of thousands of troopers. With its central laser canon, it had the ability to crumble down any planet or moon in a single blow.
There were only two Death Stars that were ever built by the Empire:
- DS-I Battle Station
- DS-II Battle Station
Starkiller base was the most formidable weapon the Galaxy had ever seen. Developed by the First Order, this battle station was based on the idea of Death Star; however, its defense and firepower were far more superior. Its planetary shield was most advanced, which was impenetrable to almost anything. And its energy beam was capable of annihilating the whole Star Systems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Who owns the Star Wars franchise?
Answer: Since its first release in 1977, the Star Wars series has been produced by Lucasfilm. For decades, George Lucas remained the creator and owner of this franchise. However, he sold his production company, Lucasfilm, to Disney for a whopping sum of around 4 billion dollars. So, since 2012, all the rights to Star Wars have been reserved with Disney.
Question: Which movies are a part of Star Wars lore?
Answer: The Star Wars universe is very expansive. And with countless characters and events happening all the time, it is difficult to exclude a Star Wars movie from its lore. However, if we stick to the Skywalker saga, the following movies make up the original lore of Star Wars:
• Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
• Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
• Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
• Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
• Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
• Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
• Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
• Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
• Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Question: Are Siths more powerful than Jedis?
Answer: Well, it is a debatable question. But looking deep into the origin of the Sith, it is evident that these Siths were actually the rogue Jedis who wanted to harness the absolute power of the Force. And in doing so, they gave in to the Dark Side of the Force, becoming more powerful.
Not to mention, even after the proclamation of the “rule of two,” Jedis always faced a tough time overpowering the only two Sith Lords. So, it would not be wrong to state that a Sith is more powerful than an ordinary Jedi.
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