Which of These “Star Wars” Facts Did We Make Up?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
Princess Leia What's not true of Princess Leia?
Her mother is Queen Kanata.
Princess Leia is the daughter of Darth Vader and Queen Amidala. After she's born, she's adopted by Bail Organa. She does kiss her brother Luke before she knows who he is at one point, and she uses the chain that holds her captive to strangle Jabba the Hutt.
She's adopted by Bail Organa.
She strangles Jabba the Hutt.
She kisses her own brother.

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C-3PO C-3PO has been in more movies than most of the other characters. What's the fake fact about him?
Anakin Skywalker built him.
He speaks over 6 million languages.
He can identify Force-sensitive life forms.
C-3PO and R2D2 show up on the ship Tantive IV in the first movie of the series. We soon learn he is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication and that Anakin Skywalker built him as a child. So far as we know, he can't ID Force-sensitive individuals.
The first time we see C-3PO is on the ship Tantive IV.

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Stormtroopers Stormtroopers are as abundant as roaches in "Star Wars." Which of these trooper facts is untrue?
The original troopers were clones of Jango Fett.
They're raised from birth to be soldiers.
There are both male and female troopers.
They are cyborgs.
Stormtroopers are not cyborgs in any way. Originally, they were Clone Troopers, all made from the same source that gave us Boba Fett. Later they're replaced by humans raised from birth to be soldiers, and there are female troopers, like Captain Phasma.

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Jar Jar Binks Not a lot of people liked Jar Jar Binks. Which of these things isn't true about him?
He's Force sensitive.
Hated though Jar Jar Binks was, he lasted for several films. The Gungan from the planet of Naboo goes from goofball to Senator pretty quickly. At no point does he ever indicate he's Force-sensitive, though.
He's a Gungan.
He becomes a Senator.
He's from Naboo.

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Lando Calrissian What's just not true about Lando Calrissian?
He's from the planet Naboo.
Lando is one of the cooler characters in "Star Wars." His cyborg buddy is named Lobot, and his co-pilot in "Return of the Jedi" is Nien Nunb. He does lose the Falcon to Han in a card game, but his homeworld is not Naboo. That's where Padme and Jar Jar are from.
His co-pilot was Nien Nunb.
He loses the Millenium Falcon to Han Solo in a card game.
His right-hand man is named Lobot.

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Han Solo pilot Han Solo famously pilots out of some sticky situations. Something about him here is shady though, what it is?
He made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
His father was a Jedi.
Han Solo claims to have made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs despite the fact a parsec is a unit of distance, not speed. C-3PO says his chances of surviving the asteroid field are 3,720 to 1, and he's from Corellia. His father was no Jedi, though; he was a shipbuilder.
C-3PO gives him 3,720 to 1 odds of navigating an asteroid field.
He's from the planet Corellia.

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Leia and Han kiss There's a bit of romance in the series. Which of these statements isn't correct about them, though?
Leia kisses Luke.
Rose kisses Poe.
Though it's not usually the central story, there is definitely a thread of romance throughout all the movies. Leia, before she knows Luke is her brother, kisses him. Padme and Anakin are married in secret, and Leia and Han have a boy named Ben, who eventually becomes Kylo Ren. Rose definitely does not kiss Poe, though.
Leia and Han have a son named Ben.
Padme and Anakin get married.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi One of these facts about Obi-Wan Kenobi isn't true, but which is it?
His master was Qui-Gon Jinn.
He escapes the Geonosians on a tauntaun.
Obi-Wan Kenobi was the student of Qui-Gon Jinn, and he does defeat his own student, Anakin Skywalker, on the molten planet of Mustafar. He also defeats the four-armed General Grievous, but he never escapes anyone on a tauntaun.
He defeats Anakin on the planet Mustafar.
He kills General Grievous.

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Death Star Which of these Death Star facts is not true at all?
Grand Moff Tarkin was the commander.
Its weapon was powered by a black hole.
Insect-like Geonosians designed the Death Star, but it was Bothans who later stole the plans for it. Even though Vader was present, Grand Moff Tarkin was actually the commander of the Death Star. The weapon in it was powered by kyber-crystals, not a black hole.
Bothans stole the plans for it.
Geonosians designed it.

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Alderaan There are a lot of planets in a galaxy far, far away. What doesn't ring true?
Coruscant is a giant city-planet.
Alderaan is blown up by the Death Star.
Cantonica is a swamp planet.
So many planets are in "Star Wars," it's hard to follow it all. Bespin is the gas giant where you'll find Cloud City, and Leia's world of Alderaan gets destroyed by the Death Star. Coruscant is a city planet, but Cantonica is no swamp. It's actually the planet where Canto Bight is found.
Cloud City is in the atmosphere of the planet Bespin.

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Luke Skywalker Luke had a normal life before Obi-Wan showed up. Which of these things isn't true about it, though?
He was a moisture farmer.
He lived with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.
He lived on Tattooine.
He was a pod-racer.
Luke is one of those simple hero characters from a seemingly humble background. His Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru are moisture farmers on Tattooine, which sounds awfully boring. Though he did like to race around, it was his father who was once a pod-racer, not Luke.

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Darth Maul What's not true about the sinister Sith Darth Maul?
He teaches Darth Bane.
A student of Darth Sidious, Darth Mal is a Zabrak who wields a double lightsaber. Though he kills Qui-Gon Jinn, he does end up getting cut in half later. As far as the movies show, Maul has no students at all, though.
He gets cut in half.
He's a Zabrak.
He wields a double lightsaber.

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Jabba Jabba is a secondary villain in "Return of the Jedi." What's not true of him?
Hutts are gangsters.
Jabba's creepy little monster friend was named Salacious Crumb.
Jabba speaks the Q'ldrothian language.
Hutts are apparently known as gangsters across the galaxy, and Jabba is no exception. He has a rancor in his basement, which is killed by Luke Skywalker, and he has a tiny monster that sits with him named Salacious Crumb. The language he speaks is called Huttese, though.
Jabba feeds people to a monster called a rancor.

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riding animals For all the tech in "Star Wars," people still ride a lot of animals. One of these isn't legit though; which is it?
Vargaryl
Banthas look a little like wooly mammoths, and Tusken Raiders ride them. Luke famously rode a tauntaun on Hoth, and Stormtroopers rode Dewbacks on Tattooine. There's no such animal as a vargaryl, though.
Dewback
Tauntaun
Bantha

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Emperor The Emperor is a very villainous character. What's not true of him?
His real name is Sheev.
His Sith name is Darth Sidious.
His master was Darth Plagueis.
He fathered Darth Vader.
Sheev Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious, was trained by Darth Plagueis, who it was rumored could bring the dead back to life with the Force. Though he trains Vader as an apprentice, he was not Vader's father. Canonically, Vader had no father at all.

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Han Solo Do you know which of these Han Solo statements isn't entirely honest?
Han shot first.
His first love was Qi'ra.
He had a daughter name Shaak Ti.
Han Solo is arguably the most popular hero from the franchise, but he did shoot at Greedo first, at least in the original cut of the film. We learn in his solo movie that he was in love with a woman name Qi'ra and he was meant to be fed to Chewbacca. But Shaak Ti was not his daughter.
He was originally meant to be food for Chewbacca.

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Darth Vader Darth Vader is an icon. What's untrue about him?
Ian McDiarmid played him during lightsaber battles.
It took a lot of people to bring Darth Vader to life. Sebastian Shaw was his face in "Jedi." David Prowse was the man in the suit for the original trilogy, while James Earl Jones provided his deep voice. Ian McDiarmid played the Emperor, though, not Vader.
James Earl Jones did his voice.
David Prowse played him in the original trilogy.
Sebastian Shaw played the face of Vader when he's unmasked in "Return of the Jedi."

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The Force The Force brings balance to the universe. But which of these facts is untrue?
Droids can use it.
The Force is said to be a power that binds all living things; therefore, something has to be alive to use it. As such, droids are not capable of using the Force. Now someone might argue that in the extended universe, there were things like Skippy the Droid which could use the Force, but that's not true of the movies.
It's channeled through something called midi-chlorians.
Not everyone believes in it.
It allows some people to shoot lightning bolts.

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R2D2 For a character who never speaks, R2D2 is hugely popular. Which of these facts about him is not legit?
He's an astromech droid.
He comes from Naboo.
He can communicate in over 6 million languages.
R2D2 was an astromech droid from the planet Naboo originally, and he's been in every "Star Wars" movie to date. In the prequels, we learn that he inexplicably can fly with little rocket boosters, but he doesn't speak in 6 million languages; he just beeps.
He can fly.

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Finn Is something here about Finn not true?
His number was FN-2187.
He's a clone.
Poe Dameron names Finn, inspired by his Stormtrooper designation FN-2187. When he meets Kylo Ren, he tries to fight him with a lightsaber, but it doesn't go so well for him, and he nearly dies. He's no clone, though. He was taken from his family as a child and raised as a Stormtrooper.
Poe Dameron names him Finn.
He was nearly killed by Kylo Ren.

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Boba Fett Everyone loves Boba Fett. Which of these "facts" is wrong about him?
He's a clone.
He accepts jobs from both Vader and Jabba.
He gets eaten by the Sarlacc.
His ship is called The Orion.
Boba Fett actually has very limited screen time in the original trilogy despite his popularity. He takes some jobs from Vader and Jabba the Hutt during his time before the Sarlacc eats him, and in the prequels, we find out he's a clone. His ship, however, is called Slave 1, not The Orion.

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bounty hunters Who doesn't love bounty hunters? One of these bounty hunter facts just isn't legit though. Which one?
Bossk was wearing an old "Dr. Who" costume.
The droid was named IG-88.
Chewbacca was working as a bounty hunter when he first met Han Solo.
The universe is chock full of bounty hunters like Boba Fett, who was cloned from Jango. Bossk, the reptilian, is actually wearing a "Dr. Who" costume that you can see in an episode called "the Tenth Planet," and IG-88 was the name of the droid. Chewbacca was never a bounty hunter, though.
Boba Fett was cloned from Jango Fett.

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pod races Something about the pod-races here isn't true, but what is it?
They were run by Hutts.
Anakin built his own pod-racer.
The champion pod-racer was a rancor.
Pod-racing features heavily in "Star Wars: Episode 1," in which we discover Sebulba was a cheater and that Anakin built his own racer. The racers themselves are run by the Hutt crime syndicate, but the champ was never a rancor; that's the big monster in Jabba's basement.
Sebulba was a cheater.

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AT-AT walkers What's not true of AT-AT walkers?
The name stands for all-terrain armored transport.
They're blaster-proof.
They first show up in "Empire Strikes Back."
The crew built a functional version for the movie.
All-terrain armored transports were first used in the movie "The Empire Strikes Back," where we find out that they're impervious to blaster fire and thus need a more creative way to be fought. Because they're supposed to be over 60 feet tall, there was never a real, functional one ever built.

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Kylo Ren Kylo Ren is the villain of the third trilogy, but maybe he has some light in him? What's not true of him?
His real name is Ben Solo.
He's not actually a Sith Lord.
He kills Supreme Leader Snoke.
He uses Darth Maul's old lightsaber.
Ben Solo, better known as Kylo Ren, kills Supreme Leader Snoke to become the new leader of the First Order. He was training to be a Jedi and is not a Sith Master, nor does he use Darth Maul's old lightsaber. He built his own.

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Chewbacca Which of these facts about Chewbacca is untrue?
He's from Kashyyyk.
He can actually speak but rarely does.
Played for many years by Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. He's very old, over 200, as we discover in the prequel trilogy, and thanks to the Christmas special, we know his wife is Mallatobuck. But no, he does not speak.
He's 200-years-old.
His wife is Mallatobuck.

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Queen Amidala Which of these "facts" about Queen Amidala isn't correct?
Her name is Padme.
She's put to rest in Theed on Naboo.
Her brother is the head of her Royal Guard.
Queen Padme Amidala comes from Naboo, and that's where she returns to be put to rest in the city of Theed. She gives birth to Leia and Luke in an asteroid field just before she dies, but she has no brother. She does have a sister, though.
She gives birth in an asteroid field.

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Rey Our newest hero is Rey, but something about her here isn't right. What is it?
She's from Jakku.
Her parents were killed by Teedo scavengers.
Rey's history is still a bit of a mystery, but her parents, as far as we know, abandoned her. However, they were not killed by Teedo scavengers. Rey did get BB-8 off of a Teedo's Luggabeast on Jakku, and she did go to Ahch-To to find Luke, though.
She got BB-8 off Luggabeast.
She heads to Ahch-To to find Luke Skywalker.

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Leia and Luke What do you know isn't true about the original draft of George Lucas' script?
It was over 200 pages long.
Obi-Wan Kenobi survived his fight with Vader.
The Millenium Falcon was a long, cylindrical ship.
Princess Leia was Luke's mom.
Any good story is a work in progress, so much was changed. Lucas had to cut his script down from over 200 pages, and the Millenium Falcon was changed from a cylindrical ship to what we all know and love. Obi-Wan was originally supposed to survive his fight with Vader, but that clearly changed as well. What's not true is that Leia was never meant to be Luke's mom.

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Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill became world famous for his role as Luke Skywalker. What's not true, though?
He originally auditioned for Chewbacca thinking he wouldn't get a speaking role.
Mark Hamill was encouraged to audition by his friend Robert Englund. He got the role and was paid only $1,000 a week though he later renegotiated for some of the film's profits and made out OK. He also voiced Darth Bane in one of the cartoons, but he never auditioned for the role of Chewbacca.
Robert Englund, the actor who plays Freddy Kruger, suggested he audition for "Star Wars."
He got paid $1,000 a week.
He voiced "Darth Bane" in a cartoon.

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opening crawl The opening crawl is iconic of the "Star Wars" films. What's not true about it?
The camera pans down after the crawl in every movie but one.
The text color changes between the three trilogies.
Old "Flash Gordon" serials inspired the opening craw, and it was actually a practical effect in the first movie with a camera panning over the die-cut letters. The camera pans down after the crawl in every film but "Attack of the Clones." The text is yellow in every movie, though; it doesn't change.
It was inspired by "Flash Gordon."
It was originally made with practical effects.

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Ewoks Which of these "facts" do you know is wrong about Ewoks?
The main Ewok's name is Wicket W. Warrick.
An Ewok was supposed to fall in love with R2D2.
The Ewoks are never named in the movies at any point in time. Warwick Davis, then only 11-years-old, played Warrick W. Wicket after the actor originally intended for the part fell ill. No Ewok was ever meant to love R2, although they seemed to be very interested in him.
No one actually uses the word "Ewok" in the movie.
"Leprechaun" actor Warwick Davis played an Ewok.

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monster Some things happen in literally every single "Star Wars" movie. Which one of these doesn't?
There's a Wilhelm scream.
There's an immense monster.
Every "Star Wars" movie features a lightsaber duel as well as someone saying they have a bad feeling about something (BB-8 is credited with beeping it in "Last Jedi"). They also all feature the legendary cinematic Wilhelm Scream. And while most of the movies featuring a Sarlacc-sized monster, not all of them do.
Someone says they have a bad feeling about something.
There's a lightsaber duel.

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different species The galaxy is chock full of species, some of whom are nefarious. We never see which of these species doing anything bad?
Shadrack
Nute Gunray of the Trade Federation is a treacherous member of the Neimodian species. Kaminoans are the cloners who make the clone army while pod-racing Sebulba is a Dug. All three are up to no good, but there's no race at all called Shadrack.
Neimoidian
Kaminoan
Dug

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Yoda Thanks to "The Mandalorian" and Baby Yoda, everyone loves the little green guy again. What's not true about him?
The original plan was for Yoda to be played by a monkey.
The original Yoda puppet was stolen and held for ransom.
Believe it or not, Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz) was envisioned by George Lucas as a monkey wearing a mask. Later in the franchise, a female of his species named Yaddle is introduced, but as far as anyone knows, no Yoda puppet was ever held for ransom.
There's a female Yoda called Yaddle.
Frank Oz voiced Yoda.

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