Star Wars Plot Hole Database
Star Wars Plot Hole Database
Welcome to my Star
Wars Plot Hole Database. Here, I list plot holes in Star Wars,
both confirmed and some of my own suspicions.
Plot Holes in
- According to the concept of the Force,
users can switch
off each other's lightsabers during lightsaber combat. This is not seen in
- No sane human being would be
convinced by the evil Palpatine to betray the Jedi.
- When Obi-Wan Kenobi says that
Luke Skywalker is "their only hope" in Star Wars Episode IV, Yoda replies,
"No, there is another." Obi-Wan should know this, he was at the birth of the
twins in Episode III.
- Palpatine says to Anakin
Skywalker that they will work together to "learn the secret" of creating and
saving life, however this is not portrayed in any of the movies afterwards.
- Palpatine has advanced skills
to foresee the future, but he does not realise that the apprentice he worked
so hard to lure, Anakin Skywalker, is in grave danger (in
his fight against Obi-Wan Kenobi) until it is a bit late.
- Palpatine's plan in Episode
III relied on Anakin slaying Count Dooku in order to take him one step closer
to turning to the dark side. Anakin was under
no obligation to kill Count Dooku when he had him by the neck with two
lightsabers, and Count Dooku, realising Palpatine's deception (Palpatine
said he would intercept if he were to get into trouble), could have confessed
to Anakin or the Jedi Council that Palpatine is evil. Of course, Anakin is
incompetent too (no bias there) as he does not follow Jedi code by killing an
- Palpatine's escape from
General Grievous' ship in Episode III was very risky, he almost dies multiple
times in the scenes, e.g. he almost fell down an elevator shaft, and if the
ship had exploded when Anakin was crash-landing half a ship on Coruscant. It makes no sense
to concoct a plan with such a high risk of dying. Despite his advanced skills
in seeing the future, any small disruption may have blown up the
ship. He does not foresee Darth Vader throwing him into an energy shaft, but
he does foresee that half a ship can crash-land relatively safely?
- Almost every character in
Episodes IV-VI uses Form V lightsaber combat
(also known as Shien/Djem So) whereas a wide variety
of forms are used in the first three Episodes. This is probably a directing
error, not considered in the original prequels. Even with the creation of
Episode IV, George Lucas did not know he would be creating another 5 more
- C3PO has his memory wiped, but
R2D2 knows the story of Anakin's fall to the dark side. He could have tried to
communicate this to Luke, Leia, etc.
- R2D2 has a small rocket
launcher, as depicted in Episode II. This seems to have been removed (for no
particular reason) in Episodes IV-VI.
Speculative Plot Holes
Jar'Kai (use of two
lightsabers in combat) must certainly be better than a single saber (as
confirmed in the Star Wars game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy). However, very few
characters in Star Wars use this style.
- R2D2 and C3PO were the
property of Anakin Skywalker. In Episode III, Obi-Wan simply takes them onto
his ship and keeps them, effectively stealing them.
- A much better strategy in
Episode III in the fight between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker was for
Obi-Wan to take Padmé hostage, leaving Anakin helpless. Obi-Wan could then try
to turn Anakin back to the light side or simple tell him to drop his
lightsaber, pick it up himself and defeat him in battle.
- Darth Plagueis was incredibly
stupid to let Palpatine kill him. If the Sith were around for so long, he must
have been expecting such a cheap 'usurping method'.
- Anakin does many things which
indicate that he will not turn to the dark side, e.g. he seeks Yoda's guidance
in dealing with his troubling dreams (Yoda's reaction is that he must let go
of any attachments), and he also apologises to Obi-Wan for getting angry when
he wasn't promoted the rank of Jedi Master and for being arrogant.
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