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5 Star Wars Legends Elements Brought Into Canon (And 5 That Should Be Canon)

By George Bate & Josh Bate

“There’s always a bit of truth in legends.” These words from Ahsoka Tano ring truer than ever in a galaxy far, far away as current canon continues to incorporate elements from the Expanded Universe or Legends. Here are five of our favorite things brought into canon from legends AND five things yet to come to canon from legends that we’d love to see

Legends to Canon: Durge

The bounty hunter who debuted in the Clone Wars microseries made his canon debut in issue 10 of Alyssa Wong’s Doctor Aphra series.

Legends to Canon Wishlist: Galen Marek, a.k.a. Starkiller

Sam Witwer’s lead character from The Force Unleashed video games is a fan-favorite character, who absolutely has to be included into canon in one way or another (Starkiller the Inquisitor?).

Legends to Canon: Han Solo’s Imperial origins

The Han Solo novels from legends show that the famous smuggler was a member of the Imperial Starfighter Corps prior to joining the Rebellion. This origin tale was brought into canon in Solo: A Star Wars Story and later explored in the comic series Han Solo – Imperial Cadet

Legends to Canon Wishlist: Darth Plagueis

Plagueis is famously referenced in the iconic opera scene of Revenge of the Sith, and has also featured in The Secrets of the Sith guidebook from Insight Editions. But Darth Plagueis played a far larger role in Legends/Expanded Universe. Fingers crossed Palpatine’s master appears in The Acolyte and other projects set before The Phantom Menace.

Legends to Canon: Thrawn

One of Star Wars’ most notable villains made his debut in the Legends novel Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn, but has since appeared in canon in Star Wars Rebels, a series of new novels, and the upcoming Ahsoka series

Legends to Canon Wishist: Kyle Katarn

Another memorable character from Legends is Kyle Katarn, who first appeared in Star Wars: Dark Forces. The character was a Rebel operative, who eventually becomes a Jedi of the New Jedi Order.

Legends to Canon: Holocrons

We have a vested interest including this one on the list. Holocrons first appeared in Star Wars: Dark Empire and have played prominent roles in a variety of canon projects, including The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Jedi: Fallen Order.

Legends to Canon Wishlist: Prince Xizor

Prince Xizor has officially been made canon after being name-dropped in Crimson Reign 1. There’s ample opportunity for Xizor to play a role in canon considering his villainous presence in the sprawling Shadows of the Empire project.

Legends to Canon: TIE Defenders

TIE Defenders appear in the 1994 video game Star Wars: TIE Fighter. In canon, they made their debut in Star Wars Rebels as part of Thrawn’s attempts to expand the power of the empire.

Legends to Canon Wishlist: Revan

Technically made canon by The Rise of Skywalker visual dictionary, one of Legends’ most memorable characters remains unseen in canon. The Knights of the Old Republic Sith Lord has such a rich history that would be fascinated to be seen incorporated into canon.

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