Answers To 25 Unanswered Star Wars The Force Awakens Questions
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Here are the Force Awakens questions they answer in this extensive piece (the links are to the page in which they appear):
- If The Rebellion Won At The End Of Return Of The Jedi, Why Isn’t The War Over?
- Is The Resistance Part Of The New Republic?
- What Has Everyone Been Up To For The Last 34 Years?
- How Did The Lightsaber Get In Maz’s Castle?
- What Happened To The Shot In Teaser Trailer #2 Of Maz Handing General Leia The Lightsaber?
- Who Was Max Von Sydow’s Character? Why Did He Have The Map?
- How Does Rey Know How To Use Force Powers?
- How Do Rey and Finn Know How To Fight With A Lightsaber?
- Is Rey a Skywalker?
- Or Is Rey A Kenobi?
- What If Rey’s Parents Were No One We Even Know?
- What Happens In Rey’s Vision?
- Who Was Rey Raised By?
- Who Are Finn’s Parents? How Did He Join The First Order?
- Why Does R2-D2 Suddenly Wake Up? Why Did He Have The Map?
- Why Did Kylo Ren Turn To The Dark Side?
- Who Are The Knights Of Ren?
- Who Is Supreme Leader Snoke? Is He A Giant?
- Is Supreme Leader Snoke Actually Darth Plagueis?
- Why Didn’t Snoke Want To Find Luke Skywalker?
- Why Didn’t Leia Train As a Jedi?
- How Did Kylo Get Darth Vader’s Mask?
- Why Was Finn Unable To Kill?
- Why Did Luke Skywalker Disappear? Has He Turned To The Dark Side Of The Force?
- What Happened To The Clone Army? Could The Clones Return?
- Did Phasma Survive The Destruction of Starkiller Base?
- Did Hux and Kylo Ran Survive The Destruction of Starkiller Base?
- How Is It That Rey Understands BB-8 & Chewbacca’s Languages?
- Who and Where Are Sarco Plank and Constable Zuvio?
What Has Everyone Been Up to for the Last 34 Years?
- Han Solo: After the Galactic War ended, he married Leia Organa, became “a family man” (could they have had more than one son?) and “for a time – a successful racing pilot.” They sent their son Ben to train under Luke Skywalker because they feared he had “too much Vader in him.” The tragic events that followed broke up their marriage, and Han went back to his old life as “a tramp freighter captain, smuggler, and freelance law bender.” Having lost the Millennium Falcon, Han eventually settled on an enormous bulk freighter named the Eravana, which he uses to haul massive shipments of legally questionable cargo. Chewbacca returned as Solo’s wingman.
- Chewbacca: After the Battle of Endor, Chewbacca helped lead the New Republic effort to liberate Kashyyk from Imperial rule. With his sidekick now settling down with a family, Chewbacca returned to Kashyyk and reconnected with his larger family. When Han Solo returned to his left as a smuggler, Chewbacca once again joined him. Chewie is now 234 years old, which is not yet approaching the middle age for a Wookiee.
- Leia Organa: After the Battle of Endor, Leia (no longer a princess) became a influential New Republic politician, married Han and gave birth to a son. The family days ended after the tragic events at the new Jedi Academy. She argued that the New Republic was not doing enough to secure the safety of its citizens, and she was “estranged from the senate for her refusal to let the ghosts of the last war stay dead.” Leia is concerned about the suspicious activities of the First Order but the New Republic brands her as an alarmist. So she starts up the Resistance to take a closer watch.
- R2-D2: He accompanied Luke Skywalker in his journeys across the galaxy after the Battle of Endor, and was “witness to triumph and tragedy.” After Luke Skywalker vanished, R2-D2 went into low power mode, where “his diagnostic systems are attempting to organize the vast trove of information in his databanks from over seven decades of uninterrupted operation.” His data has never been wiped since Anakin Skywalker’s ownership.
- C-3PO: The protocol droid has been with Leia pretty much since childhood (give or take a few years), and he followed the former Princess to work for the Resistance where he not only is a translator but has been tasked with keeping track with the organization’s movement pool of spy droids across the galaxy, managing the influx of information the comes from the field. He has been upgraded his TronLang III communications package to increase his language fluency to over seven million forms of communication. He sports a salvaged red arm, which is a memento of another druid’s sacrifice (the story will be revealed in an upcoming comic book). Although you may miss it, C-3PO gets his arm restored to normal at the end of the film (you can see him waving at the Millennium Falcon as it takes off to find Luke Skywalker).
- Luke Skywalker: After the battle of Endor, Luke Skywalker set up a new Jedi Academy where he hoped to train over a new generation of Jedi. He vanished after one of his students was persuaded by the dark side and massacred most of the young Padawans. He felt responsible for the tragic events and went into exile, but where? Those who knew him best believe he went in search of the first Jedi temple.