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Lit Upcoming canonization of Legends characters

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Yunzabit, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    According to this article which has a snapshot of a tweet, Leland Chee tweeted and then (I think) deleted, he says that a lot of Legends characters will be canonized this year. This is super exciting!!!!

    https://screenrant.com/star-wars-legends-characters-canon-expanded-universe/

    What characters could be brought back?
    Mara Jade
    Kyle Katarn
    Prince Xizor
    Revan
    Darth Nihilus
    Booster Terrick
    Talon Karrade
    Lok
    Darth Malak

    Those are some of my speculations but he emphasized Anything, so who knows.

    I just hope its not Vitiate or Abeloth
     
  2. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    At most, maybe one of those will be recanonized. It doesn't make sense to go over that for a major character. I mean, look at Thrawn. He was recanonized with major fanfare, cross media promotion, etc. Putting out more than one would just take away from the impact.
     
  3. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    DP
     
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  4. Shadowrain10

    Shadowrain10 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I doubt Mara Jade will be recanonized, since as far as we know, Luke never married.
     
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  5. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Was going to say Abran Balfour but we're already there

    Eugene Talmont pls
     
  6. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    Recanonizing Mara without her relationship to Luke would make recanonization absolutely pointless.

    Though I suspect one or two of the characters mentioned will be recanonized
     
  7. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dude.

    There's more to Mara Jade than the "Skywalker" added to the end of her name.
     
  8. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Mara Jade coming back wouldn't mean she had a relationship with Luke of any sort. Just like Thrawn wasn't the same as EU Thrawn.
     
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  9. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes but her relationship to Luke is an extremely important part of her character development.

    It's also what she's most iconic for-being Luke's wife.

    Without those elements recanonizing her doesn't seem as worthwhile.
     
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  10. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I saw her as the Hand of the Emperor before "Luke's wife." But that's just me.
     
  11. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And everyone who started reading the EU before the NJO, lol.

    I'm not really a fan of bringing legends characters into the NU -- I want entirely new characters, thanks -- but reducing Mara Jade to "Luke's wife", alone, is fairly insulting.
     
  12. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    When you ask people with only the most mild familiarity with the EU-mention Mara Jade they'll say "oh isn't that Luke's wife he married in a novel?"

    The detail of her being Emperor's hands isn't what first comes to mind for general audiences anyway.

    And it's not about reducing her character-she is more than Luke's wife-she started the EU tradition of beautiful red heads, she has a keen wit great sense of humor, awesome ship, is a great fighter, and was willing to go all out cougar for her son-going off in the dead of night to confront her nephew.

    But Luke's wife is what general audiences are most familiar with when they think of the character.
     
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  13. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought she was iconic for being an interesting character created as part of a wildly successful and beloved book trilogy created during a pivotal time in the Star Wars EU.

    But I could be wrong.
     
  14. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    Thrawn is the one made iconic by the eponymous trilogy that started the old eu.

    Mara was indeed introduced and made an impression on readers even then but her main claim to fame(among people whose knowledge of the EU is either limited, general, or non-existent) is being Luke's wife.
     
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  15. Shadowrain10

    Shadowrain10 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Sorry for may lack of Legends knowledge, all I knew about the character is that she was married to Luke and died by Jacen.
     
  16. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    I disagree completely. Thrawn was the focal point, but characters like Mara Jade, Talon Karrde, and Pellaeon all became long standing and very well liked characters.
     
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  17. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sidestepping the whole "she was famous because she purdy" thing, I'll just say:

    [​IMG]

    Not so.
     
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  18. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Xizor could fit in nicely. His plot of rivalry with Vader has kind of already been done with Cylo in the Vader comic though.
     
  19. LuckyGungan20001

    LuckyGungan20001 Jedi Padawan

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    Well all my friends who don’t read the EU only know her for being Luke’s wife. I found out she was Luke’s wife long before anything else about her.
     
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  20. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

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    That's Shira Brie isn't it?
     
  21. patchworkz7

    patchworkz7 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think some version of Lumiya coming back as a dark side force user but not a Sith would be perfect. If they did it in the Marvel comics, all the better, we need some memorable antagonists for the heroes now that everything is a blank slate and Lumiya is one with lasting power.
     
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  22. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Waru! Mount Sorrow! The Sun King! Jaxxon! Don-Wan Kihotay! Jahn, Bahb, Marruc and Rahuhl! Bozzie Baranta! Rajah Ubooki! Santa Claus!
     
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  23. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    How about Starkiller? (With reasonable force powers this time)

    They could introduce him in the Darth Vader comics in a similar way to the game.
     
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  24. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Happy happy wriggles if it's Mara Jade, Talon Karrde, and Kyp Durron ;)
     
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  25. lordpixie

    lordpixie Jedi Knight star 1

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    I think they missed a trick not putting kyle katarn into rogue one not being a main player just mentioned or seen would have done. Xizor would be great tho
     
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