So, one thing I should get out of the way is that this is really nothing more than a speculation thread. Nonetheless, I am interested in hearing predictions. So, it's no secret that since the original trilogy ended, Luke, Han and Leia have been effectively invincible. That hasn't stopped others from worrying they'd be killed every single story, of course. I personally rolled my eyes every time I saw a prediction that Luke would die in FOTJ, for example. It's been made clear that if they die in the EU, it would be on Lucas' terms. Only now, there's the ST to contend with. Here's the speculation part. We have no idea what the ST will do. For this threads purposes, though, let's assume the ST Kyle Katarn's the post-ROTJ EU. Maybe certain elements, characters and plotlines survive, but for the most part, it's destroyed. If I were running Del Ray, and had confirmation that the ST would be going in an entirely different direction, I'd commission an "ending" to this iteration of the post-ROTJ EU. For some, an ending would be everyone surviving, with the Big Three sitting on a beach somewhere sipping martinis. Of course, if for nothing else but shock value, it's entirely possible they might not make it there. Do you believe it will be possible for Luke, Han or Leia to be killed in this version of the EU? Do you think someone like Denning will positively leap at the opportunity, possibly even moving it up to Crucible? Given recent trends in Star Wars, do you believe they'll opt to kill one of the three, if not more? At this point, do you even care? Will Lucas care? I find it interesting that, after thirty years, it's possible that these untouchable characters are suddenly vulnerable. That does not mean, in my opinion, that writers should jump at the chance to kill them just to kill them. Frankly, I feel the EU would be better served with a happy ending, ala The Unifying Force. But given how faux grimdark LOTF and, to a lesser extent, FOTJ was, I'm not sure if I'd expect it.