15th Jan 2018
New this week Question: In Mustafar, when Anakin shouts "Liar" who is he shouting at, Padme or Obi- Wan?
New this week Answer: Padme.
6th Jan 2018
New this month Question: Did Boromir join the Fellowship just to take the ring from Frodo?
New this month Answer: There is a little bit more to it. There is a scene in the Extended Edition of the second movie where Faramir flashes back to when he and Boromir successfully reclaimed Osgiliath from the forces of Mordor, and in the celebration afterwards, they are approached by Denethor, who informs Boromir of the Council of Elrond and that he suspects it's about the Ring. Denethor wants Boromir to get the ring and bring it to Gondor, to use it. That is why he is so hell-bent on leading the Fellowship past Minas Tirith: he wants to take the ring there.
New this month Answer: No. He joined the Fellowship to help destroy the ring, but he did not have enough willpower to resist its call. He thought he could then use that power to defeat the enemies of Gondor.
New today Answer: Initially the Fellowship was meant to accompany Frodo to the south, with Gimli and Legolas branching off to go home and then Aragorn with Boromir headed for Minas Tirith. As the journey continued the band bonded and after Gandalf went down with the Balrog priorities shifted; Aragorn and Legolas now wanted to go to Minas Tirith with Boromir with Gimli wanting to go with the Hobbits. Boromir was haunted by his dedication to his father and his city throughout, something Galadriel noted when they met. We get a better view of this in the Two Towers; Faramir warns Frodo that if they went to Minas Tirith with Boromir they would not recognize that Boromir, who was tempted with the Ring in a way his brother was able to resist. Boromir did not want to take the ring initially but his lack of options made him want it at last, leading to Frodo abandoning everyone.
New this month Question: What happened to Boromir's boat? Did it sail to the west?
New this month Answer: No, it simply washed out to sea. His brother, Faramir, found the broken Horn of Gondor and knew it was a sign of Boromir's death.
New this month Question: What happens to the Bag End after the story ends?
New this month Answer: Sam inherits Bag End from Frodo after Frodo sails to the West.
20th Dec 2017
New this month Question: This is a question that applies to this movie and others - how do Anakin and Luke understand R2-D2, when in their respective starfighters?
New this month Answer: As shown in the film, while in their fighters, a display screen shows a full translation of what the droids say.
New this month Answer: The astrodroids are linked into the starfighter, the pilot can hear the astrodroid just as the astrodroid can hear them. Luke and Anakin and many others (like Rey) can understand the droid language they speak.
16th Nov 2017
Question: Why didn't Elrond stop Isildur in Mount Doom?
Answer: Because he was holding the most powerful object in the world, the one ring. Even when he only just got it, its powers are not something to take lightly. If Isildur decides not to destroy it, there is nothing Elrond could do to stop him.
Question: Did Gandalf know that Elrond let Isildur have the ring?
Answer: Yes. It was Isildur's by right, having been the one to shear it from Sauron's hand and thus defeat him in combat.
5th Nov 2017
Question: Do all Slytherin students have parents in league with Voldemort? Basically, what I'm asking is if all the parents of the Slytherin students are Death Eaters?
Answer: No, not all Slytherins were evil or in league with Voldemort, but the bulk of the Dark Lord's followers came from that House. Professor Horace Slughorn, who was a Slytherin, was an example of those who fought against Voldemort.
Question: Why was the AT-AT walker on Endor not used in the battle of Endor?
Answer: The AT-AT walkers were too large to be practical in the dense forest, unlike on Hoth in the previous film, which was largely barren and thus better suited for the use of the AT-AT walkers.
25th Sep 2017
Question: Did the Clones know that Tyranus/Dooku is the one who ordered the clone army?
Chosen answer: Most likely yes. As pointed out in a correction in this page, they did not shoot him in the pursuit scene on Geonosis with the Gunship lasers as they knew he was a leader of them. They might have known that he was the one who placed the order, but they followed Sidious whether they knew or not.
14th Sep 2017
Question: Why is Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus not on the poster? Considering that he is the main antagonist of the movie.
Chosen answer: He is more like a "secret" antagonist. The mystery of who is behind the events in this movie cannot be revealed by the poster.
7th Sep 2017
Question: How come the Jedi didn't sense Palpatine was a Sith Lord?
Chosen answer: He is a Sith master, just as powerful as a Jedi, he concealed himself. By controlling his emotions and suppressing them, until he achieved his goal of ultimate power.
Question: Why did Palaptine wait for Order 66?
Chosen answer: He needed Anakin totally on his side before ordering the assassination of the Jedi order. If Anakin wasn't fully committed he might refuse to join him after executing order 66.
Question: Did Darth Tyranus know that Sidious was going to betray him?
Chosen answer: Nope, you can see the surprise on his face when Palpatine orders Anakin to kill him. He then realises Anakin is Sidious' new apprentice. He fully expected to defeat Anakin.
Question: Did Darth Vader know that the Emperor intended to replace him?
Chosen answer: Yes, the Sith Rule of Two requires that the master kill the apprentice and claim a new one, or the apprentice kill the master and become master himself.
Question: Was Dooku just a placeholder for Anakin?
Chosen answer: That's one way to look at it. The Sith sought to grow stronger, and when a potentially stronger apprentice comes around, the "upgrade" is too tempting to pass on.
Question: Did Snape know that Draco and Harry were the masters of the Elder Wand?
Chosen answer: No, Snape never knew this. Draco had briefly become the Elder Wand's master when he disarmed Dumbledore on the Astronomy Tower and prior to Harry disarming Draco at Malfoy Manor. Draco never knew that he commanded the Elder Wand and never physically possessed it. Harry figured out later how the wand's allegiance had changed, making him its master.
Question: When Han and Luke are rescuing Leia, why didn't Luke use his lightsaber during his mission on the Death Star?
Chosen answer: It's possible that he wasn't experienced enough with it, or at least felt like he wasn't, to be of any use. Remember, in the first film, Luke's total experience in handling the lightsaber was only a few screen minutes before he, Han, Chewie and Obi-wan attempted the rescue. It's also quite probable that Obi-wan warned Luke NOT to carry the lightsaber during the rescue attempt; it was, after all, Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber. If Luke (Anakin's son) boarded the Deathstar armed with Anakin's lightsaber, that peculiar disturbance in the Force could potentially lead Darth Vader straight to Luke, rather than to Obi-wan.
Question: Is the Witch King more powerful than Saruman? Considering he did break the staff of Gandalf, which Saruman couldn't do.
Chosen answer: By this point the witch king is indeed stronger than Saruman. However Saruman's power had been declining ever since he chose to follow Sauron.
Question: Why can't Dooku sense Obi-Wan on Geonosis? In ANH, Vader could sense Obi-Wan in the Death Star.
Chosen answer: For one thing Vader is significantly more powerful than Dooku. Vader also has a strong emotional connection with Obi Wan and thus it is easier to sense him.
Answer: Most likely Obi Wan is using force stealth.
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