Star Wars Glossary
Star Wars Glossary: Battle of Yavin
The Battle of Yavin in "A New Hope" was the first major Rebel victory against the Empire. It is one of the most important events in Star Wars history.
Star Wars Glossary: Battle of Endor
The Battle of Endor in "Return of the Jedi" was the beginning of the end of the Empire. With the Emperor dead and the Death Star destroyed, the Rebels could take power and create the New Republic.
Star Wars Glossary: Shoto
A shoto is a short lightsaber. It can be used as a primary weapon by short Jedi or as an off-hand weapon.
Star Wars Glossary: Telekinesis
Telekinesis, or moving objects with the Force, has several applications both in and out of battle. Darth Vader uses it to choke Imperial officers, and Yoda uses it to retrieve Luke's X-wing from the swamp.
Lightsaber Combat: Seven Traditional Forms
The seven forms of lightsaber combat were detailed in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. They describe the different styles of fighting seen in the Star Wars films and other media.
Star Wars Glossary: Protocol Droid
Protocol droids are programmed for etiquette and protocol. They help aliens of various cultures in the Star Wars universe to interact without diplomatic incidents.
Star Wars Glossary: Great Jedi Purge
The Great Jedi Purge was Emperor Palpatine's campaign to eradicate the Jedi.
Star Wars Glossary: Astromech Droid
Astromech droids such as R2-D2 served as ships' navigators and mechanics.
Star Wars Glossary: TIE Fighter
TIE fighters are short-range starfighters used by the Galactic Empire.
Star Wars Glossary: Telepathy
Jedi can use telepathy to communicate mentally.
Star Wars Glossary: One Sith
The One Sith is a new Sith Order created by Darth Krayt more than 100 years after "Return of the Jedi."
Star Wars Glossary: Darth
Darth is a title used by Sith at different times throughout the history of the Sith Order.
Star Wars Glossary: Rule of Two
The Rule of Two was the guiding principle of the Sith Order for over a thousand years.
Star Wars Glossary: Imperial Knights
The Imperial Knights serve the Fel Emperor, which made some Jedi believe they don't really serve the Force.
Star Wars Glossary: AT-ST
The AT-ST, or All-Terrain Scout Transport, was faster than the AT-AT, but could still be taken down by a band of Ewoks with sticks.
Star Wars Glossary: AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)
AT-ATs, or Imperial walkers, are imposing armored machines that threaten to crush all in their path.
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Knight
A Jedi Knight has completed his Jedi training and is able to train apprentices of his own.
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Master
Jedi Master was the highest rank in the Jedi Order, available only to the most exceptional Jedi.
Jedi progress through up to four ranks as part of their training.
Star Wars Glossary: Force Ghost
Some Jedi can become Force ghosts after death and communicate with the living.
Star Wars Glossary: Moff
The Moffs were sector governors during the time of the Empire.
Star Wars Glossary: Youngling
A youngling, or Jedi initiate, is a child in the first stages of Jedi training.
Star Wars Glossary: Clone Wars
The Clone Wars was a major conflict which led to the end of the Republic and the beginning of the Galactic Empire.
Star Wars Glossary: Agricultural Corps
The Agricultural Corps, while known as a destination for failed Jedi, performed an important service for the galaxy.
Star Wars Glossary: The Unifying Force
Jedi who adhere to the Unifying Force believe in the importance of visions and that the dark side comes from within.
Does Earth Exist in the Star Wars Universe?
Does Earth exist in the Star Wars universe? An unlikely connection between Star Wars and E.T. suggests that it does.
Star Wars Glossary: Potentium
The philosophy of the Potentium taught that the Force was inherently good. The Jedi saw this as a dangerous idea that led to the dark side.
Star Wars Glossary: Force Lightning
What exactly is Force lightning, and why do only Sith seem to use it?
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi Mind Trick
We all know "these aren't the droids you're looking for" -- but how exactly does a Jedi mind trick work?
Star Wars Glossary: Lost Tribe of the Sith
Separated from the rest of the galaxy, the Lost Tribe of the Sith had to form their own Sith society with its own unique rules and traditions.
Force Traditions and Philosophies
A list of different organized Force traditions in the Star Wars universe, including Jedi, Sith, and more.
Star Wars Glossary
Glossary of some common terms in the Star Wars universe and their meanings.
The standard lightsaber has a hilt about eight to 12 inches long and projects a blade about three feet long. Each standard lightsaber is unique, forged by its wielder, but the differences in hilt design and blade color are merely cosmetic. Many different variations on the lightsaber design, however, are explored in-depth in the Expanded...
Star Wars Glossary: Witches of Dathomir
The Witches of Dathomir, a group of female Force Witches, are one of many organized Force traditions in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Glossary: Nightsisters
The Nightsisters of Dathomir were exiled by the Dathomiri Force Witches for their use of the dark side. They allied with Sith such as Count Dooku, sharing influences and philosophies.
Star Wars Glossary: The Force
The Force is an energy field that binds the galaxy together.
Star Wars Glossary: Midi-chlorians
Midi-chlorians are microscopic organisms that give Jedi their power.
Star Wars Glossary: Order 66
Order 66 required the Clone Troopers to turn against the Jedi and kill them.
Star Wars Glossary: ABY & BBY
The terms "ABY" and "BBY" refer to dates before and after the Battle of Yavin, when the Rebels destroyed the First Death Star in "Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope."
Star Wars Glossary: Sith
What are the Sith? An explanation of the Sith and the history of the Sith Order in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Star Wars Glossary: Jedi
What are the Jedi? An explanation of the Jedi and history of the Jedi Order in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Star Wars Glossary: Dark Jedi
Dark Jedi are dark side users, neither Jedi nor Sith.
Star Wars Glossary: Lightsaber
A lightsaber is the weapon of a Jedi.
Star Wars Glossary: Bacta
Bacta can heal almost any injury in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Glossary: Gray Jedi
Gray Jedi rejected both the Jedi and Sith Orders, embracing both the light and dark sides of the Force.
Star Wars Glossary: Kriff
"Kriffing" is a common swear in the Star Wars universe which can be used in a variety of ways.
Star Wars FAQ: How Was Anakin Created?
Did midi-chlorians create Anakin Skywalker, or was he created by the Sith?
Star Wars Glossary: Lightwhip
The lightwhip was an unusual lightsaber variation. Lumiya wields one in "Marvel Star Wars" and "Legacy of the Force."
Star Wars Glossary: Curved-hilt Lightsaber
Curved-hilt lightsabers provide an advantage in lightsaber duels. Count Dooku used one on "Attack of the Clones."
Star Wars Glossary: Double-bladed Lightsaber
Double-bladed lightsabers were primarily a Sith weapon. Darth Maul wielded one in "The Phantom Menace."
Star Wars Glossary: Training Lightsaber
A training lightsaber is protected by an electromagnetic field to keep young Jedi from injuring themselves.
Star Wars Glossary: Archaic Lightsaber
The archaic lightsaber, an early lightsaber design, was attached to a belt-mounted power pack.
Star Wars Glossary: Padawan
A Padawan was a Jedi apprentice, training one-on-one to become a Jedi Knight.