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Canon vs. Legends

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Legends' started by Jake Wolfe, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Use the Falchion

    Use the Falchion Rebel Official

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    Because conflict and brokenness are two different things to face. I enjoy seeing characters face both. It facilitates two different types of growth.

    Oh absolutely. I saw the videos of fans crying over that (something I'll personally never understand but don't mind). But again, I don't think an entire trilogy of that would work out. You'd be asking yourself questions such as "why doesn't Luke have a Jedi Academy? Or if he does have one, why isn't he watching over his students? Or why doesn't he bring them with him?" For Han and Leia you'd be asking why they're galivanting through the galaxy when they should be raising a stable home for their children - something Legends never really cared about (and was deconstructed I believe) and something the ST stuff partially brought up. You'd like the movie for a spell, but then the question of legacy would uncomfortably, inevitably pop up.

    Honestly I just though it was because fans wanted to see Bad@$$ Luke and were upset that the single most awesome thing Luke did was the single most Jedi thing done. They wanted him to, as he so eloquently said, "pull out his laser sword and face down the entire First Order," because that's what they picture Legends Luke doing. But that's not the Jedi way. Hope, closure, and sacrifice - that's a Jedi way.

    ...as side characters who we love but know are wrong in how they're going about the story, and eventually pay for it...? Or as side characters worried about how they treat the main character and whether or not they should trust this super powerful - if not fully trained - Jedi? Or do you mean as characters who come in at the last minute to fight the Big Bad in the second film, doing a cool Jedi thing that everyone and their mother says the character shouldn't do?

    The OT characters were serving the purpose of their own mentors in a way. Han was the Obi-Wan (he was saved by a Ben and killed by one), Luke had become Yoda (to the point Yoda had to come and give one last lesson), and Leia is Mon Mothma. Lando stayed the same, but that's all we ever knew.


    I guess this is another point we're going to have to agree to disagree. Luke's final moments were easily some of the coolest stuff I've ever seen the character do. Legends, Canon, and all. Luke's best moments are his ones of mercy and compassion. Now granted, I would have LOVED to see his green lightsaber more, but that doesn't mean it had to have been in combat.

    We truly are two different lol! I understand I'm in the minority here, but I HATED Logan. It was one of the only pieces of media to actually trigger me, and brought with it an unnecessary amount of cynicism and darkness (especially since Logan's final epiphany was one that was open to him for the ENTIRE FREAKING MOVIE). I love most X-Men things, but not this one. Never this one.

    That being said, I understand the respect the point you're making here.

    That's fair. If I liked Logan I'd honestly probably say the same. You should also totally check out the other stuff. Avatar The Last Airbender is one of the best shows I've ever watched. Not cartoon. Not kid's show. Show, period. And it does redemption better than Star Wars ever has (although that isn't a high bar...).

    Yeah on this I agree. I've honestly stopped caring about most Canon stuff now because of that. Claudia Gray will always draw me back, and maybe if the books cover a character or two that I like, but I'm more interested in stuff not attached to the main storyline now.
     
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    I love both, both move the saga in new and interesting places, for better or for worse. Which is better is an impossible question, both have flaws, but are very enjoyable overall.
     
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