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CT What did Luke Skywalker do in between Episodes 5 and 6?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by JBJB1029, Feb 21, 2018.

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  1. JBJB1029

    JBJB1029 Jedi Youngling

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    I want to know what Luke Skywalker did in between Episodes 5 and 6 in both The Canon and The Legends Version of Star Wars.
     
  2. Justus_Cade

    Justus_Cade Jedi Master

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    Legends had Shadows of the Empire, (guessing that is legends now). Tracking down Boba Fett, Black Sun, etc. Been years since I read SOTE, but it was fairly big at the time, figures, book, video game etc.

    Have no idea what the new EU has done during that time.
     
  3. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Well in both Canon and Legends he built his new Lightsaber in that time which is obviously a big thing for him. Shadows of the Empire showed this in Legends and I presume we'll probably see this happen in Canon soon at some point too. Most likely in the Marvel comic series when they get to that point.
     
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  4. Lukers

    Lukers Jedi Knight star 1

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    So far.. nothing really other than he made a new lightsaber in canon.

    I've always been really disappointed that they've never dug deeper into this. I mean, yeah, we had Shadows of the Empire but I don't really think that is what I'm thinking about here. Luke is such a different character between Empire and Jedi. He just lost his only weapon and only physical connection the Jedi order, found out that his father was actually the enemy's second-in-command, and probably felt plenty of guilt for what happened to his friends on Bespin. There could be such an awesome novel that details how Luke "got his groove back," so to speak, and how he became that confident and towering presence in Return of the Jedi. There is potentially so much rich character stuff for Luke but no one really seems to bite the bait.
     
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  5. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

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    Absolutely agree. I would like to see Luke's post ESB, pre ROTJ Jedi Knight adventures. The only issue is there is such a short timespan between ESB and ROTJ which means only so much can happen. But if they can cram as much as they did with three years between AOTC and ROTS, I think there is a lot of potential.

    I would also like another threat to the Alliance beyond the Empire. Black Sun from Shadows of The Empire was a cool threat to our heroes.

    Actually come to think of it, the period between ESB and ROTJ is up there with the period between TPM and AOTC for barely unexplored territory.
     
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  6. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Host, PT Interview Thread star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    My best guess is that he helped set up a plan to free Han and also maybe studied a bit more Jedi lore.
     
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  7. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Luke was continuing his training on his own and built his Lightsaber, while making up a plan to rescue Han. It was that simple.
     
  8. Jamtia

    Jamtia Jedi Knight star 3

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    Wonder how often he went back to Yoda.

    Also I need a petition to make Shadows of the Empire canon again.
     
  9. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    Between V and VI? Never.

    When they are leaving Tatooine, Luke tells the others the reason he can't go with them is that he still has to keep the promise that he made to Yoda. A promise from which his desire to rescue Han had held him back.
     
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  10. Mandalorian Riddler

    Mandalorian Riddler Jedi Master star 4

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    I know I sound silly here most likely, but I never found out how Luke got his Green Crystal... anyone know?
     
  11. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    In the newcanon- we do not know yet.

    In Legends, he made it himself.

    But newcanon is moving away from "synthetic crystals" as lightsaber crystals - even the Sith don't use them - and as far as we know, Luke has no idea where Ilum (the preferred source of Jedi saber crystals) is.

    Raising the possibility that Luke got his some other way. He has a disassembled lightsaber of a CW-era Jedi in his possession in Heir to the Jedi - maybe Luke took the crystal from that, attuned it to himself, and built his own lightsaber using that one.
     
  12. AndyLGR

    AndyLGR Jedi Master star 4

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    Its an era that Disney can mine once they recast Luke and Leia.
     
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  13. Mandalorian Riddler

    Mandalorian Riddler Jedi Master star 4

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    Hopefully we'll find out more.
     
  14. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    Oh, that sounds so yummilicious and truly said. Character growth of that magnitude really needs detailing. :cool:
     
  15. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Given that there's more than one place to get Kyber crystals, it probably isn't the difficult to figure out. Hell, Luke learns about Jedha in "The Ghosts Of Jedha". It wouldn't be difficult to believe that he'd track down a crystal from there.
     
  16. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I suppose he might have retrieved a crystal or two from the wrecked planet while he was there. Given how wrecked it was in the comic - it might be harder for him to retrieve one after 3 years - might need to wear a spacesuit.
     
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  17. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Shadows of the Empire was one of my favorite SW books-to this day.

    I wonder if they'll ever release something that elaborates on what happened there in the current canon. IMO it won't be as good as SOTE, but apart from Mara Jade I don't really recall if there's anything in that Legends story that actually conflicts with this new canon-or am I forgetting something?
     
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  18. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    The main problem with Shadows of the Empire wasn't Mara Jade (she never made an appearance in SOTE as far as I can tell) - it was Luke's lightsaber crystal being synthetic.

    Remove that one scene - and it becomes not too difficult to slot into the newcanon.
     
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  19. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 5

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    Dr Evazan had pilfered some crystals from Jedha just before it was looted by the Empire for its own purposes and then destroyed. In order to compensate for his dismemberment at Mos Eisley cantina he was forced to operate an extremely risky black market in Jedha relics for which Luke was able to blackmail him into providing him with one. Which is why Luke's blade is green like the DS superlasers. :greensaber: [face_whistling]
     
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  20. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not like those are in short supply.

    She's not. All of the characters in that story were either ones created by Lucasfilm for the films, or were created specifically for the story. That's why the book doesn't list all of the Rogue Squadron members, the ones who were established as being part of the unit at the time. Only those who were in TESB, were seen or mentioned. And we don't see all of Jabba's palace in the comic adaptation, so we don't see Mara. Not sure if she was supposed to have been part of Jabba's court when issue six came out, or if she joined after Han was delivered and before Lando had infiltrated the palace.
     
  21. themoth

    themoth Jedi Master star 4

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    They will eventually. They’re taking their sweet time covering every aspect possible with the post ANH timeline. And I’m okay with that. They’ll move towards TESB timeline one of these days.
     
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  22. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Knight star 3

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    He spent time carefully managing his coiffure so that it grew over his ears.
     
  23. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You know what? I think I'm mixing up SOTE with the Thrawn Trilogy, in terms of Mara Jade's appearance! [face_tee_hee]

    After all-As I recall, I did read them back to back...
     
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  24. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    In terms of chronological appearances; there was two or three novels, one short story and a Dark Horse mini-series that took place during the OT era with Mara. Might be missing one or two stories. But both the novel and the comic did not feature Mara.
     
  25. ForcePushUp

    ForcePushUp Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Shadows of the Empire pretty much answers that questions adequately I think.

    But obviously the first thing he did was go to the space store and get that spiffy all black garb.