the Star Wars The franchise has a new era: the High Republic, set approximately 300 years earlier Episode IV: A New Hope, represents the Jedi and the Galactic Republic in a new golden age that has yet to be fully explored. The Jedi served for generations “as guardians of peace and justice,” as Obi-Wan put it in Episode IV: A New Hope, And with new stories told in different formats, the High Republic era serves as a medium for Disney to tell different types of stories in canon. However, the Star Wars stories published prior to Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm (referred to as “Legends”) have already explored a similar era that distinguishes itself from the High Republic in canon.
Lucasfilm under Disney has adopted some elements of Legends into canon, but some fan-favorite stories from the old canon have yet to be told.
10 Darth plagueis
Darth Plagueis was the teacher of Darth Sidious, also known as Emperor Palpatine, in Legends. Known for instructing Sidious on the ways of the Sith prior to the Prequel trilogy, Darth Plagueis’ story has only been mentioned in new Disney canon. One of the best known stories of the character in Legends, the novel by James Luceno. Darth plagueis takes place a few years before (and also during) the Prequel trilogy, setting it a few decades after the new era of the High Republic.
That being said, the plot elements can certainly be adapted to fit the new Disney canon in a new show, movie, or book. Learn more about the master who trained the ultimate villain of the Star Wars saga would give fans the opportunity to experience a different side of the story from a new perspective, giving new light to other books and films in the franchise.
9 The rise of the Trade Federation
The Trade Federation, one of the main antagonists of the Prequel trilogy, was formed in 350 BBY (Battle before Yavin; or 350 years before the events of A new hope). Since the group’s formation in Legends takes place some one hundred and fifty years before the start of the High Republic era, the origins of the Trade Federation have yet to be fully explored in the new Disney canon.
With the event based on Legends it is only referenced in books as Star Wars: The Essential AtlasSeeing the formation of the Trade Federation years before the Prequel trilogy would shed new light on an underrated part of the saga.
Revan was known for his complex role in the Old Republic: Raised by the Jedi, Revan quickly grew in power before turning to the dark side in the Unknown Regions and creating a Sith empire of his own.
A character out of the High Republic era, Revan is a fan favorite that has yet to be thoroughly reviewed. Revan has only been mentioned once in Disney’s new canon: in Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, a legion of Sith soldiers were named as a reference to the character based on Legends. Although Revan is taken from an era established thousands of years before the new Disney era, there is ample room for Disney to reference the character’s history in some way during the High Republic.
The fan favorite Wookie has been a part of the franchise since Episode IV: A New Hope, but Disney has yet to review the character’s backstory in depth (out of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Of course).
A History of Legends, Dark Horse Comics Chewbacca and the slavers of the Shadowlands, tells a coming-of-age story that aligns with the High Republic timeline. Disney has yet to revisit the character in the new Age of the High Republic, but this Legends story might give fans a hint as to what to expect.
6 (More) Yoda
Although fans have already caught a glimpse of Yoda during the High Republic era, there are many Legends stories that hint at the old master’s life before the Skywalker Saga. The novel of legends Yoda: Dark Rendezvous features a flashback to the end of the High Republic era, set at the same time as the upcoming Disney + series Star Wars: The Acolyte.
Disney hasn’t confirmed what upcoming stories Yoda is scheduled to appear in, but the fan-favorite character will likely be a prominent figure in the High Republic era down the road.
5 Darth bane
Darth Bane, a character who lived and died hundreds of years before the High Republic era, was the Sith Lord responsible for the Rule of Two, the Sith rule that states that you can only Be a teacher and a learner. Like Revan, Darth Bane is a Legends character whose legacy does not align with the established High Republic timeline.
That said, Darth Bane can still be referenced in a flashback during the era, which would give him one of his first appearances in canon. Whether it’s a Jedi history lesson or an extended flashback from centuries earlier, there’s plenty of room for Darth Bane to appear in the High Republic era in some form.
4 The Dark Jedi Conflict
A conflict mentioned in James Luceno Darth plagueis and other stories from Legends, The Dark Jedi Conflict described Padawan Kibh Jeen’s fall to the dark side of the Force. During the conflict, the Jedi observed that the Sith had survived the battles of the Ruusan campaign using Darth Bane’s Rule of Two to keep their numbers low.
The Legends conflict takes place near the beginning of the new era of the High Republic, potentially giving Disney the green light to re-adapt the story to its new canon.
3 Yaddle’s Tale
Yaddle, a Jedi Master belonging to the same species as Yoda and The mandalorianGrogu, was sitting in the Jedi Council during the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. A history of Legends, Yaddle’s Tale: The one below, retracts the story of how Yaddle earned his place on the Jedi Council earlier Episode I.
Yaddle’s Tale It also happens during the new era of the High Republic, and a new reinvention of history could possibly show fans how the Jedi Padawn trained during the heyday of the Jedi.
2 Republic: vote of justice
Dark horses Star Wars: Republic The comic line was released from 1998 and described events in Legends that took place before, during and after the Prequel trilogy. the Vote of justice The story arc focuses primarily on the training of Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi, a Prequel-based character born just three years before the end of the now-canonical era of the High Republic.
Although most of Vote of justice focuses on the last years of the Master’s life (and thus outside of the High Republic era), the story could be reworked to show the end of the High Republic and how the galaxy passed into the state of affairs before the Prequel trilogy. .
one Ruusan’s campaign
The Russan campaign, a legend-based conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Brotherhood of Darkness, took place approximately eight hundred years before the beginning of the High Republic era. Represented in Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and Marvel’s Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith, the conflict ended with the near total annihilation of the Sith and their numbers were almost completely reduced until Darth Bane’s Rule of Two was imposed.
The end of the Ruusan campaign ushered in the Golden Age of the Republic in Legends, and Disney may choose to revisit the conflict that sparked the eventual rise of the High Republic centuries later with a flashback or lesson from history.
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