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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Sinrebirth, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. werpudel

    werpudel Jedi Master star 2

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    I always thought there's a pretty elegant method to reconcile old and new canon. TPTB would just need to give us ONE MORE "Legends" book. In it, we find Luke flowalking back in time to just after ROTJ setting things on the new course. That would have solved a lot of problems and nobody's feelings would have gotten hurt.
     
  2. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Which of course is also fairly immoral of Luke. Now, Jacen, in the guise of Darth Caedus, tampering with time? Or even Krayt, conscious that the future had changed so that a White Throne dominated the future (it is so curious that his first act as part of his plan was to have killed the Hapan Queen after all)...


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  3. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mine would have. It wouldn't be elegant so much as hideously hamfisted, and a large enough stain on both the EU and NU to transform me into a film purist. :p
     
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  4. werpudel

    werpudel Jedi Master star 2

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    Oh come on. That's a solution from more civilized times. Not so crude like erasing it completely :p
     
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  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    This makes me so happy.
     
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  6. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I know right? It's a little novel. I decided to leave it as I smiled.


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  7. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Much better to do it as "Ember Island Players" -- the Big Three get up from a theatre performance and are like "wait so we had kids but they're all dead and aliens and love triangles? Well that sucked."

    :p


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  8. CaptainPeabody

    CaptainPeabody Jedi Master star 3

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    YOU DON'T KNOW THE POWER OF THE RETCON![​IMG]
     
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  9. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    "So was Vergere a Sith or what?"
    "You know, it was really unclear."
     
  10. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  11. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It also makes :phasma: happy.

    But the best retcon I can think of is that everybody has a clone, and they move around the galaxy and never meet each other. But people they speak to can be confused.
    "So how's Jacen? Still dark?"
    "Who?"
    "Your son."
    "What? I only have (spoiler). Hey, let's talk later, Chewie is calling me."
    "Chewie? Isn't he... fine, bye."
    Han leaves. Han enters.
    "So what did Chewie want?"
    "You monster! CHEWIE IS DEEAAAD!"
     
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  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Omg Kell Tainer IS Han Solo


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  13. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    well, at least it's ambiguous.
     
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  14. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I burst into laughter in the open plan office I work in. Thank you for that!


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  15. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I can't read this thread's title without mumbling "One Canon" to the tune of U2's One.



    That's, uh, all.
     
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  16. Trisdin Gheer

    Trisdin Gheer Jedi Knight star 2

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    On the other hand, that effectively kills every EU character.
     
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  17. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Not sure how that helps with TCW either.
     
  18. Trisdin Gheer

    Trisdin Gheer Jedi Knight star 2

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    In an infinite universe both the events of Legends and canon can take place in completely separate galaxies.
     
  19. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Technically only Ben knows flow-walking.

    And he'd create a time paradox by erasing his own existence.

    I'm okay with this.
     
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  20. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    In an infinite universe we're all motes of dust and none of this really matters.

    Headcanon FTW.
     
  21. Trisdin Gheer

    Trisdin Gheer Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ideally they'd bring out one more Legends book that flow-walk-reset things back to just after TUF. [face_mischief]
     
  22. HEDGESMFG

    HEDGESMFG Jedi Master star 4

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    I still fully advocate salvaging as much canon from before rebels as possible. Between Rebels and ROTJ starts to get tougher, but so far isn't impossible. Yet.

    I will not touch anything after episode 6, though. Elements of it may survive, but that will be fully in the hands of Lucas licensing IMHO.

    In short, I support this... to a point. I made my own Clone Wars timeline for a reason.
     
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  23. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    How does your timeline reconcile the novel 'Dark Disciple' with the entire Dark Horse Comics' Quinlan Vos Clone Wars run? I still can't figure out a way it can be done.
     
  24. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    Maybe Quinlan's two "infiltrate Count Dooku's organization" subplots can be merged? The moment he enters Dooku's organization in the comics, corresponds to the moment Ventress leaves him behind in the novel.
     
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  25. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Save for Ventress trying to kill him in Dreadnaughts of Rendilli. Though I assumed he was in disguise for Dark Disciple so it's really not an issue.



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