The Jedi are the main protagonists in the Star Wars. They are depicted as an ancient monastic and academic meritocratic organization whose origin dates back to circa 25,000 BBY. The Jedi Order mostly consists of polymaths: teachers, philosophers, scientists, engineers, physicians, diplomats and warriors, who value knowledge and wisdom above nationality. By serving others, the Jedi give of themselves through acts of charity, citizenship, and volunteerism. Their traditional weapon is the lightsaber, a device which generates a blade-like plasma controlled by a crystal
Initiation is the first part of Jedi training; they are mentored by Jedi Masters in rudimentary control over the Force and basic self-defense techniques.
An Initiate who successfully completes "fundamental training" is given a second-class education and then undergoes Padawan training under the tutelage of Mentor (usually a Jedi Knight or Jedi Master). They are also called "Apprentices" and "Padawan learners".
Disciplined and experienced, Jedi Knights become so only when they have completed "the trials" (final tests) and may continue to pursue a third-class education (see below) to obtain the equivalent of a habilitation or post-doctoral degree.
Jedi Master is a term of respect used by beings who respect the Jedi. Regarded as among the most recognized polymaths in the known galaxy. Upon completion of vocational or postgraduate education, a Jedi Knight becomes a Jedi Master after successfully training a Padawan learner to Knight status. Though this is the most common manner, there are other ways of attaining the rank.
The Incom T-65 X-wing starfighter was the primary all-purpose starfighter of the Rebel Alliance and its successor governments. Known for its versatility and exceptional combat performance, it was a favorite with Rebel and New Republicpilots.
Possessing deflector shields, a hyperdrive, an R2 astromech for repairs and navigation, and a complement of proton torpedoes, the X-wing allowed the Rebellion to launch raids in Imperial space with improved odds of a successful mission.
"The act of living generates a force field, an energy. That energy surrounds us; when we die, that energy joins with all the other energy. There is a giant mass of energy in the universe that has a good side and a bad side. We are part of the Force because we generate the power that makes the Force live. When we die, we become part of that Force, so we never really die; we continue as part of the Force."
Force is an energy field created by all living things in Star Wars. Microscopic lifeforms called midi-chlorians, which exist inside all living cells, allow some characters to be Force-sensitive; characters must have a high enough midi-chlorian count to feel and use the Force.
All Star Wars characters are "Force intuitive". Some characters, like Luke Skywalker, are aware of their connection to the Force, while characters such as Han Solo draw upon the Force unconsciously. The most potent Force users are characters with a natural affinity for using the Force, as indicated by their midi-chlorian count, who undertake intense training and discipline.Some characters sensitive to the Force can derive special powers from it, such as telekinesis, mind control, and extrasensory perception.
The Force is sometimes referred to in terms of dark and light sides, with villains like the Sith drawing on the dark side to act aggressively while the Jedi use the light side for defense and peace. The Force is also used by characters who are neither Jedi nor Sith, such as Leia Organa and Kylo Ren.
The Force allows "ghosts" of some deceased characters to interact with the living, such as providing guidance at critical moments.
The Sith is an organization of preternaturally-gifted warriors in Star Wars universe. It is an ancient interstellar quasi-religious kraterocratic institution with an agenda of galactic domination, led by members who seize power whether through physical force, social maneuvering or political cunning.
The Sith are an affiliation of warriors who cultivate a legacy of forbidden martial arts in pursuit of individual power, immortality, and galactic domination. Frequently opposed by their ancient forebears, the Jedi, the Sith have also been stymied at crucial junctures by internal frictions.
Individual Sith are characterized by their lust for power and their desire to destroy the Jedi Order, a philosophically and politically opposed organization of altruistic warriors who seek to use their own special abilities to advance the common welfare. The Sith philosophy lionizes greed, lust, selfishness and the attainment of power regardless of the cost to others. Both Sith and Jedi alike may draw on the Force to achieve a variety of superhuman feats. However, in keeping with their egoistical doctrine, the Sith use these powers for their benefit alone, often to manipulate and destroy others. The Sith are key villains within the Star Wars universe, and are enslaved to their own self-serving desires; amoral, sadistic, vindictive, violent and ultimately self-destructive.
Without a doubt, one of the most iconic designs from Star Wars, period. An ominous gray with a spider web cockpit window and hexagonal wings, the TIE fighter is clearly a ship that would be flown by the bad guys; and thanks to sound designer Ben Burtt, its engines emit a threatening scream that has become instantly recognizable. In terms of legacy, the TIE fighter has come to represent the unending reach and wrath of the Empire — swarms are featured in every film of the original trilogy, and as a result, it’s the one starfighter that fans truly love to hate.