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One thing you wish were still canon

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I wanted to ask what things you wish were still canon out of the books/comics etc. declared non canon after Disney acquired Lucasfilm. Mine is Darth Plagueis by James Luceno. It’s a great book although a little dense. It was really interesting to learn more about Plagueis because Palpatine’s comment in episode 3 left me feeling intrigued.

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I wish the system - which I believe originated in KOTOR, which I’m currently playing for the first time - of lightsaber colours being chosen according to whether you’re a Jedi Guardian (blue), Consular (green) or Sentinel (yellow) was still canon. I like the idea of your lightsaber colour meaning something about you as a person. In canon, blue green and yellow lightsabers only signify that you’re probably a Jedi, and that’s about it.

There are novels and comics like Zahn’s original Thrawn trilogy, Shadows of the Empire and James Luceno’s Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, that I love. But I’m actually happy with those being part of a separate timeline to make room for new stories. I don’t think Disney declaring loads of beloved Star Wars stuff non-canon was them tossing it aside and implying it doesn’t matter, canonicity was just the chosen system for distinguishing the different timelines. I’m fine with that.

I do hope they make the KOTOR games effectively canon by not straying far from the original story in this remake (and possible remakes of KOTOR 2 and SWTOR, who knows?) they have coming up.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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The Original Original Trilogy.

The first Two Brian Daley Radio Drama’s.

The Novelizations of the original trilogy.

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The 2003 Clone Wars cartoons. I’ve seen others talk about these on here the same way I see them. Wacky, fun, heavily stylized, but also introduced some cool ideas and characters into Star Wars.

jedi_bendu said:

I wish the system - which I believe originated in KOTOR, which I’m currently playing for the first time - of lightsaber colours being chosen according to whether you’re a Jedi Guardian (blue), Consular (green) or Sentinel (yellow) was still canon. I like the idea of your lightsaber colour meaning something about you as a person.

I really liked the idea of that too. Headcanon rules!

“The other Sequels were the result of an over-anxious press. The original intention was to make three [films], and that was really the end of it. It was not until 10 years after the first [film] that I thought of doing a back story.” - George Lucas, speaking at the Premiere of ROTS in 2005

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I don’t pay attention to the concept of “official Canon”. To me it’s Canon what I decide to be Canon. So, I don’t want anything to still be Canon, simply because for me it’s Canon everything I decide it is, and I don’t give a s**t about what Disney says. In my head, many of the things that are considered as non-Canon are still Canon, and vice versa. So, I don’t need to wish that something is still Canon, simply because for me many things have never stopped being Canon to begin with.

The Clone Wars Multimedia Project = Canon
The Darth Bane Trilogy = Canon
The Old Republic stuff = Canon
The Force Unleashed = Canon

TCW = Non-Canon
Rebels = Non-Canon
The Mandalorian = Non-Canon
The Sequel Trilogy = Non-Canon

«This is where the fun begins!»
(Anakin Skywalker)

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I’d want the Dark Horse story “The Savage Heart,” where Vader’s stranded on a savanna world with pack animals after the Battle of Yavin. It’s a little goofy, but it does some cool stuff with Vader’s man-machine dichotomy.

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That Lando introduced Luke to hot chocolate.

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently.

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Hal 9000 said:

That Lando introduced Luke to hot chocolate.

+1

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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Currently reading Plagueis right now and have to agree, it’s super dense. Started slow and I almost gave up but I’m glad I didn’t because it definitely picked up.

Although the Jedi Academy trilogy isn’t great, I’d love to see aspects of it brought into live action canon, like Admiral Daala, the Maw Installation, and the sun crusher.