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What is your personal canon?
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18-Oct-2023, 7:16 AM

During the last months, I have changed my mind about a couple of things. Specifically, I have abandoned my Legends purism, and I have decided to include what is - in my opinion - the best material from Disney’s New Canon, even though the majority of my personal Canon is still made up of Legends material. I have also changed my mind about a couple of Legends stories, and I decided to eliminate the stories I actually never really cared about.

So, here’s my updated personal Canon:

  • Tales of the Jedi (comics)
  • Knights of the Old Republic (comics)
  • Knights of the Old Republic I
  • The Old Republic: Revan
  • Knights of the Old Republic II
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • The Darth Bane Trilogy
  • Darth Plagueis (novel)
  • Republic comics (issues 1 to 6)
  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Jango Fett: Open Seasons
  • Republic comics (issues 7 to 49)
  • The Approaching Storm
  • Episode II: March of the Clones
  • Republic Commando (video game)
  • Republic Commando (novel series)
  • The Clone Wars (2002 video game)
  • Republic comics (from issue 50 to 83)
  • Star Wars: Jedi (comic series)
  • Star Wars: General Grievous (comics)
  • Star Wars: Obsession (comics)
  • Jedi Trial (novel)
  • Star Wars: Brothers in Arms
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Kenobi (novel)
  • Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
  • Star Wars: Purge (comic series)
  • Old Wounds (comic)
  • Star Wars: Andor
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Shadows of the Empire
  • Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • The Thrawn Trilogy
  • The Jedi Academy Trilogy
  • The Hand of Thrawn Duology
  • Star Wars: Union
  • Junior Jedi Knights (series)
  • Young Jedi Knights (series)

In case you are wondering, March of the Clones is my fan edit of Attack of the Clones. While I don’t entirely dislike the original version of the movie, I think it could be improved by trimming some dialogue, slightly modifying certain scenes, and restoring some of the deleted scenes. Therefore, I created my own fan edit, which is Canon above the original version of the movie in my head, because I personally think that my own version is better than the original version. I’ve come to accept The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith for what they are, so I will not create fan edits of those movies. But my edit of Episode II still remains.

I still don’t accept TCW as part of my personal Canon. Don’t get me wrong, I think that it’s a great show on its own, I find the characters to be relatable and the stories to be very entertaining. However, I don’t think it fits very well with the Prequel Trilogy, both stylistically and in tone. Therefore, I still prefer to replace TCW with the old Clone Wars comics by Dark Horse, because they feel more in line with the movies and the overall universe. I tend to view TCW like a “What If” scenario, which takes place in a parallel universe where the Prequel Trilogy happened differently. And along with TCW, I also don’t accept the original Clone Wars cartoon, not anymore. Yes, it is a great cartoon on its own, but you can’t take it seriously in the context of the Star Wars universe. Everyone is extremely overpowered, to the point of being ridiculous. It clearly doesn’t work as real, actual Star Wars. Not to mention, I prefer Labyrinth of Evil over the last episodes of the mini-series, and Anakin’s knighthood is already confirmed in Jedi Trial, therefore I don’t need to watch it in the original series (even though I loved the scene from the cartoon).

I don’t accept Dark Empire too, for obvious reasons.

And finally, I have decided to give up on The Force Unleashed. It is a great game on its own, but over time I have come to prefer the idea that the Rebel Alliance was created by normal people, who wanted to fight the Empire. Not every single organization in the Galaxy needs to be created by Force users.