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Discussions What is the one thing that you are most glad is no longer canon?

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by beedubaya, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    This is why I wish that they didn't insist on the Thrawn trilogy and Dark Empire happening in the same universe. They're fundamentally incompatible approaches to what happens after ROTJ. If they had the Thrawn trilogy and Dark Empire occur in separate continuities, they could have justified point one by saying, "This is a comic book continuity," but by insisting that Dark Empire occur in the one and only post-ROTJ timeline, Palpatine's return and Luke's turn to the dark side cause major thematic problems.
     
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  2. JediBatman

    JediBatman Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll concede that it's probably the coloring more than the art that bugs me, and there one or two striking images. Still I find most of it unpleasant to look at. See below (spoilered for length):

    For every gorgeous image like this:

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    There are a whole bunch that look like this:

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    The guy on the left is supposed to be Lando, can't you tell?

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    Also Shug here is supposed to have brownish blonde hair and blue eyes. We know he's an alien since he has 3 finger on each hand, but thanks to the colorist we'll never know if he has a normal human skin tone, or if he's supposed to be bluish yellow.

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    Luckily unlike boring old Shug, the E-wing was popular enough to appear in future works were it could get proper coloring.

     
  3. SpecForce Trooper

    SpecForce Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Well I like the coloring- it's suffocating and intense. It's a scary situation as the Empire holds all power which is reflected by the purely bleak lighting. You find no joy or hope in the panels.
     
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  4. asfaloth12

    asfaloth12 Jedi Master

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    Mainly Dark Empire....no, just no.
    Also most of the post-New Jedi Order books.
     
  5. KamenSentaiMetalHero

    KamenSentaiMetalHero Jedi Youngling star 1

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    This may be off topic but which is worse NJO or LOTF. I personally find them flawed, but interesting
     
  6. KamenSentaiMetalHero

    KamenSentaiMetalHero Jedi Youngling star 1

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    To follow up on my question is there a thread about the post-NJO EU or as some has called the Denningverse
     
  7. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Jedi Mod Princess of the WNU star 10 Staff Member Moderator

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    Waru and Callista.........hated them both.
     
  8. LordDallos

    LordDallos Jedi Knight star 3

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    What I liked about the old canon is that it felt easier to pick and choose your favorites for personal head-canon. That said, I can do without The Force Unleashed, Luuke Skywalker, the Palpatine clone and most anything in the legacy era.
     
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  9. Sinrebirth

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

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    I loved Callie. How could you!!


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  10. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Jedi Mod Princess of the WNU star 10 Staff Member Moderator

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    And now I see why we are Frenemies :p She was wishy washy, watery and just sad in my mind..........
     
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  11. Sinrebirth

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

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    Well her story didn’t end well in FotJ, so...


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  12. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Jedi Mod Princess of the WNU star 10 Staff Member Moderator

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    and that is the only good thing she did! LOL!!
     
  13. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    *Church of Waru face on* HERESY!!!

    On the other hand, I always got more enjoyment out of the fandom's relationship with Waru than itself. :p
     
  14. Sinrebirth

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

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    Well we had a Legends article over Christmas mentioning the gelatinous God...


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  15. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    And what an amazing article it is.
     
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  16. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes, that was beautiful!

    Ah Legends, missed you have I.
     
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  17. Darth Voorhees

    Darth Voorhees Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The whole multiple Emporer clones was very dissatisfying.
     
  18. The Ganner

    The Ganner Jedi Knight star 1

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    I really don't see it as "no longer canon" I just see it as another timeline, and all that stuff is still there in that other timeline so :p
     
  19. Jedi Knight Fett

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

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    The holiday special. :p
     
  20. Praetor_Canis

    Praetor_Canis Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Palpatine’s clones and soul transfer technique.....it was absolutely bonkers


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  21. Praetor_Canis

    Praetor_Canis Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Kind of like a parallel universe?


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  22. crazyewok

    crazyewok Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I was ok with the jedi academy, up until the sun crushed.

    It was Sinre Edit: Not allowed of a idea.........i mean really? A indestructible fighter than can blow up suns?
     
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  23. Taral-DLOS

    Taral-DLOS Jedi Master star 3

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    Daala as a concept. I love the idea of a powerful Imperial woman Admiral out there, but I hate that a) she got to the top by sleeping with Tarkin, b) that they kept her away at the Maw and not used her to full effect in the war, and c) that despite being the enemy she eventually ruled the Galactic Alliance. Strong preference for the canon character Rae Sloane.

    Also: Unfinished plot threads. I wanted the Sword of the Jedi trilogy to blend the end of FOTJ into Legacy and be a nice conclusion to the story of Jaina. I wanted the final Imperial Commando book to close out Karen Traviss's Mandalorian story. I want satisfactory conclusions to Dawn of the Jedi and Knight Errant.

    Finally (and I've made this point once or twice on my blog), I think everything The Clone Wars needs to stay new canon ONLY and be excised from Legends. That lets us maintain a more-or-less consistent timeline of the Clone Wars in both Canon and Legends, and lets us keep Traviss's Mandalorian stories (for those who liked them, such as I).
     
  24. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    I had to force myself through DarkSaber and just gave up on finishing Children of the Jedi and I sure am heck not eager to read more with her. Every scene with her and Luke is just Anderson beating us over the head with "they are perfect for each other" without really conveying that at all. Luke falls obsessively in love with someone despite us never really getting to understand their dynamic ourselves......like father like son I guess :p
     
  25. Christus Regnet

    Christus Regnet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Outbound Flight. Why do people like this book?! I would throw it out, but I wouldn't throw out every other book with it.