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Since I don’t like the way the Jedi are portrayed in Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy, then I don’t accept the Old Republic Era the way it was made in the post-1999 EU either, because the Jedi from the modern Old Republic Era are nothing but a copy and paste of Lucas’ Prequel Jedi. So, I created my own head-canon for the Old Republic Era, which rewrites a lot of stuff.
These are the major events:

  • The Tales of the Jedi comics happen. After the end of the comics, there are several millennia of peace and prosperity in the Republic, until 2000 BBY.
  • In 2000 BBY the Mandalorian Wars take place. The reasons of why the Mandalorian Wars happen are the same reasons of why they happened in the original Knights of the Old Republic lore, before The Old Republic MMO retconned everything. The major events of the Mandalorian Wars are the same that are described in the Knights of the Old Republic comics. However, Cassus Fett is replaced with a new character, as my Old Republic head-canon (just like my Prequel rewrite) respects Boba Fett’s pre-Prequel backstory, and so the Fett family doesn’t exist as such.
  • After the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Revan and Malak fall to the Dark Side, revive the Sith cult and unleash the Jedi Civil War. The following events are similar to those described in the first Knights of the Old Republic game. However, the Jedi are more similar to the Jedi from the Tales of the Jedi comics, and look nothing like the Jedi from Lucas’ Prequels. Apart from this, Revan and Malak’s story is similar to what’s depicted in the first KOTOR. So, we still have Bastila and the other characters, Malak is still defeated, Revan is still redeemed, etc.
  • After Revan’s redemption, the Republic continues to fight against the remnants of the New Sith Empire founded by Revan. The war goes on until 1000 BBY, when the Sith are definitively defeated in the Battle of Russan. However, a Sith survived the battle, and this Sith is Bane. So, after the defeat of the old Sith, Bane created the Rule of Two, established the use of the Darth title (which didn’t exist before him) and also established the red lightsaber rule for the Sith.

So, in my head-canon Palpatine and Vader are still Sith, but the Darth title and the red lightsaber rule were born with Bane. They didn’t exist before. Also, the Jedi Civil War and the New Sith Wars are merged into one single conflict.

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Spartacus01 said:

Since I don’t like the way the Jedi are portrayed in Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy, then I don’t accept the Old Republic Era the way it was made in the post-1999 EU either, because the Jedi from the modern Old Republic Era are nothing but a copy and paste of Lucas’ Prequel Jedi. So, I created my own head-canon for the Old Republic Era, which rewrites a lot of stuff.
These are the major events:

  • The Tales of the Jedi comics happen. After the end of the comics, there are several millennia of peace and prosperity in the Republic, until 2000 BBY.
  • In 2000 BBY the Mandalorian Wars take place. The reasons of why the Mandalorian Wars happen are the same reasons of why they happened in the original Knights of the Old Republic lore, before The Old Republic MMO retconned everything. The major events of the Mandalorian Wars are the same that are described in the Knights of the Old Republic comics. However, Cassus Fett is replaced with a new character, as my Old Republic head-canon (just like my Prequel rewrite) respects Boba Fett’s pre-Prequel backstory, and so the Fett family doesn’t exist as such.
  • After the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Revan and Malak fall to the Dark Side, revive the Sith cult and unleash the Jedi Civil War. The following events are similar to those described in the first Knights of the Old Republic game. However, the Jedi are more similar to the Jedi from the Tales of the Jedi comics, and look nothing like the Jedi from Lucas’ Prequels. Apart from this, Revan and Malak’s story is similar to what’s depicted in the first KOTOR. So, we still have Bastila and the other characters, Malak is still defeated, Revan is still redeemed, etc.
  • After Revan’s redemption, the Republic continues to fight against the remnants of the New Sith Empire founded by Revan. The war goes on until 1000 BBY, when the Sith are definitively defeated in the Battle of Russan. However, a Sith survived the battle, and this Sith is Bane. So, after the defeat of the old Sith, Bane created the Rule of Two, established the use of the Darth title (which didn’t exist before him) and also established the red lightsaber rule for the Sith.

So, in my head-canon Palpatine and Vader are still Sith, but the Darth title and the red lightsaber rule were born with Bane. They didn’t exist before. Also, the Jedi Civil War and the New Sith Wars are merged into one single conflict.

Thumbs up to all this except that I hate the term “Jedi Civil War”.

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The Legends timeline ends at 19 ABY.

The Canon timeline ends at RotJ.

After Luke’s death, Tatooine became a major pilgrimage site for people around the galaxy wanting to see where “the Son of Suns” was raised.

But we can’t turn back. Fear is their greatest defense. I doubt if the actual security there is any greater than it was on Aquilae or Sullust. And what there is is most likely directed towards a large-scale assault.

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The Legends timeline ends at 19 ABY

29 ABY for me.

After Luke’s death, Tatooine became a major pilgrimage site for people around the galaxy wanting to see where “the Son of Suns” was raised.

Nice headcanon. I think I’ll add It too.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Man, you guys don’t like Legacy?

I haven’t read it yet, so I can’t say.

But we can’t turn back. Fear is their greatest defense. I doubt if the actual security there is any greater than it was on Aquilae or Sullust. And what there is is most likely directed towards a large-scale assault.

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I hate the Legacy era. All of it, comics and novels. Another fallen Skywalker, another Sith Empire, another Jedi purge. Wash, rinse, repeat, ad infinitum. As shitty as it was, at least the NJO was something different.

There’re reasons why I was initially overjoyed to hear the old EU was been scrapped in preparation for the ST.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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Another fallen Skywalker, another Sith Empire, another Jedi purge. Wash, rinse, repeat, ad infinitum.

I mean, yeah, that’s Star Wars. Not exactly the most innovative franchise.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Man, you guys don’t like Legacy?

I just hate the fact that they used the Sith as the bad guys again. I mean, yeah, I’m the first who doesn’t always agree with George Lucas, but in this case I prefer to stay on his side and to say that there are no more Sith after Return of the Jedi.
We can think everything we want about the Prequels, but they exist, so why can’t we just try being consistent with them? The Prequels say that Anakin would have destroyed the Sith, and he did destroy the Sith when he killed Palpatine and Vader in Return of the Jedi. So, there should be no more Sith after that. The authors should have just been creative and come up with new enemies instead of using the Sith again and again and again. We already have 5,000 years of Sith history in the EU, so it becomes boring if you continue to use the Sith after ROTJ as well, it just shows you’re not creative.
Hell, they could have just said that Kreyt founded a random Dark Side cult revolving around his persona without being a Sith. But no, it was better to revive the Sith just because. And don’t even make me start talking about what they did with Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi, because it’s just stupid and depressing.

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Spartacus01 said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

Man, you guys don’t like Legacy?

I just hate the fact that they used the Sith as the bad guys again. I mean, yeah, I’m the first who doesn’t always agree with George Lucas, but in this case I prefer to stay on his side and to say that there are no more Sith after Return of the Jedi.
We can think everything we want about the Prequels, but they exist, so why can’t we just try being consistent with them? The Prequels say that Anakin would have destroyed the Sith, and he did destroy the Sith when he killed Palpatine and Vader in Return of the Jedi. So, there should be no more Sith after that.

Also, the Sith in Legacy are all called “Darth”, have red lightsabers, and have Maul-like tattoos. If they hated the prequels, they could have made the villains not so prequel-like.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Another fallen Skywalker, another Sith Empire, another Jedi purge. Wash, rinse, repeat, ad infinitum.

I mean, yeah, that’s Star Wars. Not exactly the most innovative franchise.

That’s your Star Wars, not mine.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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I just meant that’s what Star Wars is as it exists as opposed to how one might for it to be. It doesn’t have to be like that, but it’s the reality we live in so far.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

I just meant that’s what Star Wars is as it exists as opposed to how one might for it to be. It doesn’t have to be like that, but it’s the reality we live in so far.

Your focus determines your reality.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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Jedi do have incredibly heightened senses and reflexes, yes, but in my mind there’s another reason they’re so preternaturally skilled at “blocking” laser bolts: lightsaber blades attract them like magnets.

Something to do with the forcefield that keeps the blade intact, or the way the energy is generated from the kyber crystal, makes nearby laser bolts ‘bend’ toward it, deflecting them harmlessly. It does this so quickly, though, that it’s almost imperceptible to the naked eye. So despite appearances, the laser-deflection is thanks not only to Jedi reflexes, but also ancient technology.

This is an open secret among the Jedi themselves, but something they generally don’t mention to outsiders in order to inflate the mythic quality of the all-powerful Jedi.

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I always assumed blaster bolts were magnetically attracted to lightsaber blades even as a kid as it’s the only sensible explanation for Jedi being able to block them so reliably.

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Kit Fisto is a pansexual hedonist into extremely kinky shit.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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Obi-Wan is a fuckboi who has hit on and smashed his way throughout the galaxy.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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Ben Kenobi was doing hard drugs while on Tatooine.

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

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Hal 9000 said:

Ben Kenobi was doing hard drugs while on Tatooine.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell

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Spartacus01 said:

  • The Tales of the Jedi comics happen. After the end of the comics, there are several millennia of peace and prosperity in the Republic, until 2000 BBY.
  • In 2000 BBY the Mandalorian Wars take place. The reasons of why the Mandalorian Wars happen are the same reasons of why they happened in the original Knights of the Old Republic lore, before The Old Republic MMO retconned everything. The major events of the Mandalorian Wars are the same that are described in the Knights of the Old Republic comics. However, Cassus Fett is replaced with a new character, as my Old Republic head-canon (just like my Prequel rewrite) respects Boba Fett’s pre-Prequel backstory, and so the Fett family doesn’t exist as such.
  • After the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Revan and Malak fall to the Dark Side, revive the Sith cult and unleash the Jedi Civil War. The following events are similar to those described in the first Knights of the Old Republic game. However, the Jedi are more similar to the Jedi from the Tales of the Jedi comics, and look nothing like the Jedi from Lucas’ Prequels. Apart from this, Revan and Malak’s story is similar to what’s depicted in the first KOTOR. So, we still have Bastila and the other characters, Malak is still defeated, Revan is still redeemed, etc.
  • After Revan’s redemption, the Republic continues to fight against the remnants of the New Sith Empire founded by Revan. The war goes on until 1000 BBY, when the Sith are definitively defeated in the Battle of Russan. However, a Sith survived the battle, and this Sith is Bane. So, after the defeat of the old Sith, Bane created the Rule of Two, established the use of the Darth title (which didn’t exist before him) and also established the red lightsaber rule for the Sith.

Since I have completely abandoned my plans to rewrite the Prequel Trilogy and the Old Republic, this head-canon must be changed.

I currently accept the Old Republic Era the way it’s portrayed in the already established EU timeline. However, I keep the changes regarding the Darth title and red lightsabers. So, every Sith prior to Darth Bane never used the Darth title, and there wasn’t the rule to use a red lightsaber. Both these things came with Bane. That is, everything happened in the same way as in the already established EU timeline, but the historical archives of the Galactic Alliance contain some small inaccuracies. Therefore, what’s depicted in KOTOR/SWTOR is extremely accurate and reflects what really happened, except for the Sith aesthetics. Due to this small inaccuracies, the galactic historians use the Darth title to describe the pre-Banite Sith an depict them as using red lightsabers, when they actually looked more like the Sith from the Tales of the Jedi comics. This explains why in the KOTOR games, in SWTOR and in their tie-in material we see the Sith looking like the Sith from the PT, when they actually didn’t look like that. In the real universe the Sith look from the Prequels was born with Bane and died with Sidious, after which there were no more Sith (as my head-canon universe ends with the NJO series anyway).

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Spartacus01 said:

I have completely abandoned my plans to rewrite the Prequel Trilogy

So have I. Once. Thrice. Six hundred threescore and six times.

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth — penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”

― Joseph Campbell