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What is your personal canon? — Page 10

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I still don’t have a personal canon. But if I did, it would include everything released 1976-1998, starting with the publication of the SW novelization, ending with the Hand of Thrawn duology. No prequels, no Yuuzhan Vong, no Darth Caedus or Krayt, and no Disney. Only Star Wars at its most organic and varied (though no less commercialized or messy).

“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’ll try to give a more proper answer to this. This list can still change if I read/play more EU stories. Also, there are some stories I enjoy (like SWTOR and Rogue One) but that won’t be in this list for various reasons.

KOTOR
KOTOR II
Darth Plagueis
The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
Labyrinth of Evil
Revenge of the Sith
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
A Hunter’s Fate: Greedo’s Tale
We Don’t Do Weddings: The Band’s Tale
Hammertong: The Tale of the “Tonnika Sisters”
Play It Again, Figrin D’an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe
The Sand Tender: The Hammerhead’s Tale
Empire Blues: The Devaronian’s Tale
Swap Meet: The Jawa’s Tale
Trade Wins: The Ranat’s Tale
Drawing the Maps of Peace: The Moisture Farmer’s Tale
A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper’s Tale
Let Us Prey: The Whiphid’s Tale
Sleight of Hand: The Tale of Mara Jade
And Then There Were Some: The Gamorrean Guard’s Tale
Goatgrass: The Tale of Ree-Yees
And the Band Played On: The Band’s Tale
Of the Day’s Annoyances: Bib Fortuna’s Tale
The Great God Quay: The Tale of Barada and the Weequays
A Free Quarren in the Palace: Tessek’s Tale
Tongue-tied: Bubo’s Tale
A Barve Like That: The Tale of Boba Fett
Skin Deep: The Fat Dancer’s Tale
Payback: The Tale of Dengar
Of Possible Futures: The Tale of Zuckuss and 4-LOM
A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
Shadows of the Empire
Return of the Jedi
Heir to the Empire
Dark Force Rising
The Last Command
Specter of the Past
Vision of the Future
The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett

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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Isn’t Last One Standing at odds with AOTC? Regardless, solid list.

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Omni said:

Isn’t Last One Standing at odds with AOTC? Regardless, solid list.

Shoot, I forgot about that.

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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Jaster Mereel killed that snot-nosed clone brat and stole his identity.

“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 have two different Star Wars universes.

The first universe is basically everything from the old Legends universe that was published between 1991 and 2014 and that was officially labeled as Canon, minus TCW, Dark Empire, Crimson Empire, The Force Unleashed II, and everything post-NJO. This universe includes my fanedits of the Prequel Trilogy, the despecialized editions of ANH and ROTJ, and Hal’s Custom Special Edition of ESB. So, this universe is basically the list I’ve published with my old account here.

The second universe is the same as the first universe, but without KOTOR II, the Revan novel and SWTOR. So, after the first KOTOR game the universe jumps directly to the Knight Errant stuff. This way there’s a happy ending for Revan and Bastila, and the Republic can have a very long period of peace and prosperity until the New Sith Wars.

I tried to rewrite the Prequels and to create a new, rewritten Star Wars universe, but in the end I decided to abandon the project.

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My personal canon are:

  • OOT
  • Classic LucasArts games that aren’t based on the PT up to Jedi Academy (so X-Wing series, Dark Forces series, KOTOR I-II, Rebel Assault I-II etc.)
  • Al Williamson’s classic comics (B&W + Marvel)
  • and as an epilogue but more of an addon than actual canon maybe, the Thrawn trilogy

Probably forgot something but basically most good stuff surrounding the OT without any PT or Disney tarnishing.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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Well, it’s been a while since my last canon list, with a lot more new stuff out, so here I go again. This time, I’m not gonna create “tiers” of canon like I did before, and I’m just gonna focus on creating the most satisfying single timeline:

  • Tales of the Jedi comic (as a distant, semi-canon prologue)
  • The Phantom Menace
  • Tales of the Jedi miniseries (only the Dooku episodes)
  • Attack of the Clones (extended edition)
  • The Clone Wars 3D (minus the dumb episodes)
  • Revenge of the Sith (extended edition)
  • Solo
  • Andor
  • Rebels (minus the dumb episodes)
  • Rogue One
  • A New Hope (theatrical, or Revisited when that comes out)
  • Original Marvel comic (1977-1980)
  • Empire Strikes Back (theatrical or Revisited)
  • Original Marvel comic (1980-1983)
  • Return of the Jedi (theatrical, or Revisited when that comes out)
  • The Mandalorian (first two seasons only)
  • The Force Awakens (first half of a distant, semi-canon epilogue)
  • The Last Jedi (second half of a distant, semi-canon epilogue)

My final verdict for everything from Rebels onwards depends on how Ahsoka and Mando season 3 play out. If they turn out to be good, Rebels and the first two sequels stay in the list, with Boba and the new Mandoverse installments being added as well. But if they turn out to be bad, Rebels gets cut from the list, the Thrawn trilogy becomes canon, and the Hand of Thrawn duology replaces TFA and TLJ as the distant, semi-canon epilogue.

My preferred Skywalker Saga experience:
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX

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My onscreen personal canon:

The unaltered Original Trilogy
Rogue One
Solo
Andor
Mandalorian
Visions

and I’ll have to include the Holiday Special as well, though I do try and avoid it whenever possible. Or just try and remember the “good” parts in it.
 

LexX said:

My personal canon are:

  • OOT
  • Classic LucasArts games that aren’t based on the PT up to Jedi Academy (so X-Wing series, Dark Forces series, KOTOR I-II, Rebel Assault I-II etc.)
  • Al Williamson’s classic comics (B&W + Marvel)
  • and as an epilogue but more of an addon than actual canon maybe, the Thrawn trilogy

Probably forgot something but basically most good stuff surrounding the OT without any PT or Disney tarnishing.

Games and comics too? I should include those too, though will need to have a good long think about that.

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LexX said:

[…] but basically most good stuff surrounding the OT without any PT or Disney tarnishing.

I like your mindset. Actually that’s the one i’m trying to follow too. The one thing that lets me coming back to the Prequels from time to time is the behind-the-scenes drama (e.g. the documentaries, web-docs, etc.).

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
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