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Goofs from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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  • Finn claims the second Battle of Endor was where the "last war ended". In actuality, in the canon expanded universe, the war went on for another year, culminating with the Battle of Jakku and the subsequent Imperial surrender. As Disney spearheaded their own expanded universe and undid all that had come before, it's odd they'd make this mistake. However, the Battle of Endor was effectively where the Empire was defeated by the Rebel Alliance, and the Emperor and Vader were both killed, thus closing the original trilogy. Further minor skirmishes with the remnants of the Empire in expanded universe spin-off materials don't count.
  • On Kef Bir, the Millennium Falcon is landed by sideways ramming it into a hill, leaving a trail of destruction, due to the landing gear being defective. The Falcon however always had vertical take-off and landing capabilities, so this harsh landing is unnecessary.
  • With the crawling scroller that opens the movie, the final sentence ends with four periods. An ellipsis only has three periods. However, this happens on purpose in every Star Wars movie.
  • When Snap Wexley is preparing for the final battle, he boards an A-Wing, but when his ship is destroyed, it shows him in an X-Wing.
  • When Rey enters the crashed Death Star, one can see a lot of Stormtrooper armor lying around but no skeletons at all.
  • Ben and Leia are both shown becoming one with the force at the same time, yet only Leia is shown appearing as a Force ghost.
  • In the final scene, Rey's hair and expression changes multiple times depending on the angle.
  • Characters in the movie don't question the return of Palpatine much, but they seem strangely even more unfazed with the revelation that he had a son, even though it had never been mentioned or hinted at in any way previously.
  • Throughout the final battle, the armada of Star Destroyers float above Exegol without any obvious downward thrust. Resistance ships are able to fly beneath them, uninterrupted by any force that is keeping them in the air, despite the planet obviously having a gravitational pull similar to that of Earth, judging by the manner in which Rey and Palpatine walk on its surface.
  • It's revealed in the prequels that what the whole life-after-death thing is actually not normal at all for Jedi (contrary to what is implied the original trilogy). Yoda is very surprised when he hears Qui-Gon's voice in Episode II, and tells Obi-Wan at the end of Episode III that he has talked with Qui-Gon's spirit and they have stuff to learn from him, implying that Qui-Gon has found some kind of balance while dying that enables him to live in the Force beyond death. This is why Obi-Wan and Yoda (and even Anakin!) can die without a body and then be Force spirits. Consequently, hearing the voices of Luke, Yoda, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon make total sense here. It's not clear for Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus (as they both survived the purge and arguably could have learned this power at some point after Episode III), but hearing Mace Windu, Adi Gallia, Luminara Unduli and Aayla Secura, all dead before the end of Episode III without ever hearing about this power, clearly breaks the established rules.
  • Luke's X-wing is very clearly badly damaged in The Last Jedi, as one of the wing panels is missing, because it's used as the door to Luke's hut. Yet somehow it's perfectly functional in this movie, after being left fully immersed in the sea and unmaintained for ten years.
  • The door to Luke's hut on Ahch-To was shown to be made from the wing of his X-wing in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, but that doesn't seem to prevent Rey from flying it.
  • In the final sequence after the battle, when everyone returns to the rebel base to celebrate, Poe and Finn come together and celebrate. After celebrating, Rey appears and the three do a group hug. In this group hug, the order is wrong. Poe should have his head on one shoulder of Rey and Finn on another shoulder instead of Finn being the central figure in the hug.
  • Leia is laid under a white sheet whilst people mourn her passing, clearly fully clothed, but when her body is taken by the force the sheet collapses flat.
  • At the climax of the film, Ben Solo is shown to have followed Rey in a TIE fighter from the ruined Death Star circa Return of the Jedi. The TIE fighters from the Original Trilogy lacked the ability to use hyper drive and as such there is no way Ben could've reached Rey in time.


  • Encoding the Sith Wayfinder's position in the dagger's shape is a rather useless undertaking. At first, one has to stand within a very small margin at an exact spot on the shore, and second the Sith must assume that the mangled Death Star ruins - exposed to a very rough sea - stay very much the same for a long time.
  • When Temmin "Snap" Wexley boards his ship before the final assault, he is in an A-Wing fighter. When Poe Dameron calls out to Snap as he crashes, an X-Wing fighter is shown exploding.
  • There is no mention of the navigational tower on Exagol having any type of shielding, and when they attempt to destroy it at ground level no shielding is shown or implied, so the Resistance should have been able to destroy it from the air instead of the unnecessarily risky choice of flying through enemy fire down to ground level to destroy it.
  • When the star destroyers on Exagol begin firing at the Resistance ships, Poe says that their fighters need to fly down to the same level as the star destroyers so that they would be prevented from firing on the Resistance ships for fear of getting caught in the crossfire. However, moments before, an establishing shot of the star destroyers show that they're in three or more tiers vertically, making the Resistance tactic moot.
  • Mace Windu, Adi Gallia, Luminara Unduli and Aayla Secura all die before the end of Episode III without ever hearing about the power to become one with the Force. Thus hearing their voices in the Force doesn't make sense, as this power was discovered during the prequels by Qui-Gon, which then taught Yoda at the end of Episode III. It's not clear for Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus, as they both survived the Jedi purge and arguably could have learned this power at some point after Episode III. It makes total sense, however, to hear the voices of Luke, Yoda, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, as the previous movies showed they died in a state of balance in the Force, which enabled them to become one with the Force and periodically reappear as Force spirits.
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