Star Wars Legends brings together all the elements that do not include mythology. But sometimes certain elements like a character or a planet join the official canon. Small selection of the best examples!
Star Wars extends its canon to the cinema but especially to Disney+ for several years. Andor has just started with a second season already official but not about to arrive. The universe boasts a huge mythology but there is a category called Legends. It brings together all the elements that appeared in other media (comics, novels, video games, etc.) which do not belong to the canon.
But sometimes, elements of Legends become canon. So they join the mythology Star Wars for real ! Here are examples that show that sometimes the universe draws on Legends.
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Grand Admiral Thrawn
Let’s start with the finest example of a Legends item that has become canon. Originally, he is an enemy of Luke, Leia and Han in a trilogy of novels published in the 90s.
It’s with Star Wars: Rebels that Grand Admiral Thrawn becomes canon. Its place in the timeline is before the events leading up to A new hope. A loyal and dangerous servant of the Empire who ruled the Empire to the ” dead by Palpatine.
Jabiim is a planet that appeared in comics star wars republic. This is a place where a great battle took place during the Clone Wars. The Jabiim Separatists fought against the Republic there.
In the series Obi-Wan Kenobithe Jedi travels to an old Republic base located on Jabiim !
Teräs Käsi is a martial art present in the video game Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi. A practice added to the canon since Qi’Ra uses it in the movie Solo. She was trained by Dryden Vos who learned it himself from Darth Maul.
Tierfon Yellow Aces
In The force awakensRey sits in her house and puts on an old Rebel Alliance helmet that wears a yellow badge. This symbol is that of the Tierfon Yellow Aces squadron.
This is a training team going on low-risk missions to gain experience.
Life Day represents Christmas in the universe Star Wars. This is a Wookiee party that first appeared in the much hated Star Wars Holiday Special that even C-3PO doesn’t like.
This holiday finally became canon when the official website of Star Wars added it to their database.
Since then, Life Day has appeared and been named in several productions including The Mandalorian.
Once an obscure character from Star Wars comics in the late 70s, Beilert Valance is now canon. He is a bounty hunter whose half face has been replaced with cybernetic implants.
It was after serious injuries that these robotic parts were added. He has even already met Han Solo!
Following the success of the game Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire in which the Outrider is present, George Lucas rendered the ship cannon by making it appear in the scene of an edition of A new hope.
It is owned by Dash Rendar, a smuggler mentioned in Solo: A Star Wars Story – Tales from Vandor. The pilot is also canon!
This character has been hugely loved by fans ever since he appeared in the show. Clone Wars from 2003. Durge becomes canon by making an unexpected return in the comics Doctor Aphra: Aphra. Once portrayed as solitary and mute, this comeback makes him more talkative.
We also learn that he was still at large during the original trilogy.
The novel Splinter of the Mind’s Eye introduces the jungle planet Mimban. A place of return Solo but reimagined in a marshy planet.
Screenwriter Jon Kasdan justifies this change: “ We wanted Mimban to evoke Les Sentiers de la Gloire de [Stanley] Kubrick and places Han in the most hellish war environment possible “.
He’s the most important character in Legends, Revan is a powerful Knight of the Old Republic. He appears in the video game Knights of the Old Republic.
It is at the exit of The Rise of Skywalker that its existence becomes canon. The Sith Lord lends his name to one of the legions of Sith Troopers that Palpatine leads to lead his Final Order. Among these groups are the 3rd Legion Revan ” who formalize his place in mythology Star Wars.
Source : ScreenRant