5 Things About Star Wars That Still Make Absolutely No Sense

5 Things About Star Wars That Still Make Absolutely No Sense
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The Sith Lord seemed to fail in his status as the Chosen One.

The galaxy far, far away has always been full of iconic characters and epic cosmic battles, but despite the depth of the Star Wars universe, there are still some lingering mysteries and unexplained plot points that continue to baffle fans of the franchise.

Here are 5 things about the Star Wars saga that still make zero sense after all these years.

1. Why Didn't Anakin Know About the Twins?

Given the Force's ability to detect life, the fact that Anakin Skywalker, a skilled Force user, couldn't sense Padmé's twin pregnancy seems confusing. However, his inability to detect his own daughter, Leia, even when she is being held captive in front of him, raises doubts about his powers as a Sith Lord as well.

Despite Leia's memories of her birth mother, Anakin's delayed realization that he has a daughter contrasts with his supposed connection to the Force and his role as the Chosen One.

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2. The Legacy of the Jedi

Throughout the Star Wars series, the Jedi have been portrayed as the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy for more than a thousand generations. However, when Han Solo refers to the Jedi as a "hokey religion" in A New Hope, it can be confusing when considering the timeline of events.

Nearly two decades after the decimation of the Jedi by Order 66, it is curious that many in the galaxy have seemingly forgotten this crucial aspect of the Clone Wars era. Despite deliberate efforts to erase Jedi history, it is puzzling when characters like Han dismiss the Jedi with disbelief in light of their historical significance.

3. Anakin’s Force Ghost

The ending of Return of the Jedi is somewhat questionable, as it shows Anakin Skywalker appearing as a Force Ghost next to Obi-Wan and Yoda, and it makes no sense as to how he has achieved this level of Force mastery.

In Revenge of the Sith, Qui-Gon Jinn tells Yoda that only users of the Light Side of the Force can become Force ghosts, but Anakin, the main Dark Side of the franchise, somehow ends up standing next to the most powerful and pure Jedi Masters.

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4. Where Was Ahsoka?

As a Padawan Commander, Ahsoka was actively engaged in learning the ways of the Jedi under the guidance of her Master, Anakin Skywalker. With Tano being a major character, her absence from the original Star Wars trilogy is a criminal omission.

While it has been suggested that she was on a spiritual journey on Malachor during the Galactic Civil War, her exact activities remain a mystery, leaving fans to wonder why she didn't intervene in the turmoil of the galaxy.

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5. Han Solo and the Falcon

The mystery of how Han Solo lost the Millennium Falcon and failed to find it for 30 years continues to captivate die-hard Star Wars fans. When Chewie isn't there to help Han, the Millennium Falcon is stolen right from under his nose, and no one sees it for decades until Rey discovers it by accident on Jakku in Episode VII.

The bond between Han and his beloved ship is an integral part of the Star Wars legacy, and the proper story behind their separation would answer questions like: where has the ship been for so long, and why is it able to function as it did the day it was stolen after all these years?