Yeah, this is dealing with something from the movies, but I think the main impact was on the Expanded Universe. We started with Boba Fett, who got an origin in Last One Standing (and to establish my Cool Cred, I'll just say it's one of the greatest stories in the entire EU. Now, moving on...). We all had to ignore that when Episode 2 gave us Jango Fett and Young Boba, but thankfully the EU was able to reconcile that kind of sort of. On the upside, we got an "official" history for Boba Fett and some screentime for a Mandalorian Warrior who got to have a cool fight with Obi-Wan, but there was a big downside. Not only was a really good pre-existing origin for Boba compromised, but pretty much every single Boba Fett story after that had to tie in to Episode 2. Suddenly, Boba wasn't just the guy in the cool armor anymore, he was a Clone of Clones who had a mad-on for Jedi 'cause one popped his dad, never mind that ESB and all of the EU never even hinted at this. Even James Luceno, the King of Kontinuity, ignored Boba's previous characterization and made him a chatty guy who had to inform Han that they never really had a rivalry. All in all, I feel like Episode 2 actively damaged Boba's character in the EU. But what if Jango wasn't a Fett? What if he was simply "Jango," a Mandalorian Warrior who was selected to be the clone template. Young Boba could have been removed from Episode 2 without a problem, and Jango's real reason for being there- to look cool and sell action figures- would still be preserved. Heck, even if Young Boba was there, what if he wasn't named? What if Jango NoLastName just had his unnamed son? Just like how Boba wasn't named in ESB. Sure, people could speculate that Boba was that kid, and that Jango was Jango Fett, but if it wasn't confirmed in the movie, might that have saved Boba's EU character? It would be another possibility for his life, like the idea that he was a former Stormtrooper who killed his commanding officer. People who wanted to believe it could, but it wouldn't have been the LUCAS MANDATE that every EU writer since then has taken it to be. If Jango wasn't explicitly a Fett, we still could have the Boba Fett of Last One Standing. (Disclaimer: I'm not saying all the stories about Boba since Episode 2 are bad; I quite liked the first Bloodlines, and I plan to eventually read the second. But there's no denying all these stories came at a cost, and we really lost the Boba Fett character we already had.) Thoughts? Anything I've overlooked?