SWC Your Personal Canon?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by SlashMan, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    I saw this was a thread a while back, but that was ancient, so I made a new one.

    So in the Star Wars universe, there's the accepted canon that applies to the films and all EU works. I'm not going to restate the different levels, but some have more authority than others (i.e. the films). But with this thread, I'm just wondering what everyone personally goes by. Could be Lucasfilm's official canon, could just be the OOT, everyone's welcome to their own opinion.

    For me, it's the latest versions of the films. I also follow the deleted scenes, so long as they don't contradict the movies in any way. I try to follow what the filmmaker's intended, like how Eeth Koth is the same as Agen Kolar, Adi Gallia is the same as Stass Allie, and so forth for Depa Billaba. Why have identical new characters come in and perform the same tasks as the old ones? Who knows. Another unneeded retroactive change to the movies was saying Lott Dodd was not present at Geonosis and saying it was Rune Haako all along. Smooth. Order 66 was also prone to retcons as well (I still believe Vader killed Shaak Tii).

    I also think the Clone Wars Microseries is accurate to the movies. Not in the literal sense that Mace Windu could take on an army, but the plot points are all relevant. The official novelizations are nice, but not always 100% accurate.
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  2. darklordoftech Chosen One

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  3. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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  4. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I like cannons that shoot really far.

    Oh wait...
  5. Axle-Starweilder Force Ghost

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    rose in the golden girls claims that they shot a herring out of a cannon during the herring festival back in st. olaf.
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  6. Placeholder Force Ghost

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    The six movies, and that's it.

    I like some EU, such as the clone wars cartoon. But I enjoy them on their own merits, and the movies on there own.

    The films are the only "canon" for me
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  7. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  8. Sistros Force Ghost

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  9. Eryndil Jedi Grand Master

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    The six movies (with the novelisations as secondary canon where they don't contradict the movies or what George Lucas has said).

    As for the EU (including TCW), I look at it as a kind of 'pick and mix' - I take the bits that fit in with my own interpretation of SW.
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  10. TheRevanchist Jedi Master

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    Everything that doesn't contradict all other things is my personal canon. By that I am talking about video games and novels, obviously movies and to a degree TCW. I still have difficulty accepting the return of Darth Maul which was just a fan service, nonsense and should have never ever happened. For me, Kenobi still killed him in Naboo.

    Also, I don't take canon quotes from Lucas and anything else that looks similar to, the strongest Jedi/Sith of all time.
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  11. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah yes, I also discount any Lucas silliness (i.e. Skywalker Wine). And until we get a decent explanation, I'll go with earlier sources that say Obi-Wan was from Coruscant.

    Though I don't blame Lucas; even he says he doesn't believe in the EU, and it seems like he's just making fun of how determined people are to make whatever he says "canon."
  12. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    I don't worry about canon I just enjoy whatever I'm watching, reading or playing. I don't care if it's contradicted somewhere else because I couldn't keep track of all that crap even if I tried.
  13. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    KOTOR era stuff
    Bane Trilogy
    Plagueis book
    Prequels
    TCW
    Force Unleashed
    OT
    ST
  14. darthhelinith Force Ghost

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    Movies (non-special ed.), KotOR and all things Revan, Plaguis, SW:Death Star, Legacy, Darth Vader didn't have his ass kicked by so many stupid EU jeid and TCW never happened to the Mandalorians. Well most of TCW never happened in general. And the cheesy 1980s SW comics don't exist either.

    There's probably more but I can't think of it off the top of my head right now.
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  15. TX-20 Force Ghost

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    I find it easier to enjoy it by assuming that the films are Canon, while everything else exists in its own pocket universes.
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  16. bstnsx704 Jedi Grand Master

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  17. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Great thread, was thinking about creating one like this.

    Here goes my personal canon:

    Films:

    The Phantom Menace (Blu-ray cut)
    Attack of the Clones (DVD cut)
    Revenge of the Sith (Theatrical/Blu-ray cut)
    A New Hope (DVD SE cut)
    The Empire Strikes Back (DVD/Blu-ray SE cut)
    Return of the Jedi (Blu-ray SE cut)

    Novels:

    The Phantom Menace
    Attack of the Clones
    Shadows of the Empire

    Games:
    KotOR (?)
    The Force Unleashed
    The Force Unleashed II (?)
    Jedi Knight series (?)

    TV:
    Clone Wars (Volume 1)
    Clone Wars (Volume 2) (?)
    The Clone Wars (Film, seasons 1, 2, 3)
    The Clone Wars (Seasons 4, 5) (?)

    (?) = Parts of, undecided.
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  18. Dinos4Ever Jedi Master

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    Outside of the films and the two Clone Wars cartoons, my version of the EU starts with wherever the canon starts (The Celestials, I think, not sure of anything before then), and ends at The New Republic era. I find the Yuuzhan Vong an incredibly boring arc, and after that the stories just get so depressing and repetitive I really just don't care for them. The resurgence of Palpatine, new Empire, Darth Krayt, it's all the same story with different characters.
  19. Sandtrooper92 Jedi Master

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    amen

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  20. Darth Eddie Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't care what anybody says, the clone wars were longer than two and a half years.
  21. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    The Star Wars material that I like is canon.

    The material that I don't like, never happened except in the imaginations of the people who like stuff that I don't like.
  22. Pensivia Force Ghost

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    I'm only familiar with the six movies, so "canon" issues are pretty simple for me:p
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  23. Dinos4Ever Jedi Master

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    I could have sworn they were 3 years. :confused:
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  24. Darth Eddie Jedi Grand Master

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    three years is still too short for my headcanon timeframe. I'm thinking they were more like six years.
  25. Dinos4Ever Jedi Master

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    To me, what happens in such a short time span is what makes the Clone Wars such an epic war. The War spread across the Galaxy so fast, consuming so many star systems within its devastation in so little time.
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