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11th Jan '17 4:35:59 AM Saveelich
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*** Lando Calrissian does mention TIE fighters by their name in the French dub of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
12th Dec '16 2:14:10 PM Pinokio
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', C-3PO's red arm is explained in the comic ''Star Wars Special: C-3PO''.
12th Dec '16 2:07:05 PM Pinokio
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** All the ships, technology, alien species, and individual characters that are briefly seen throughout the movies are given names and backstories somewhere in reference materials, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', and the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''.



** The [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion Special Edition]] of ''Film/ANewHope'' has a cameo of Dash Rendar's Outrider, from ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire''.



** Lucasfilm seems to enjoy using this trope [[MerchandiseDriven if for no other reason than to make fans buy all of the various merchandising tie-ins in order to get the whole story]]. For their ''The Force Unleashed'' multimedia project, which was presented primarily as a video game, players never learn the name of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, who is referred to only as "Starkiller"; his real name (Galen Marek) is revealed only in the official novelization, which is considered to be the "canon" version of events. See ''Shadows of the Empire'' for similar shenanigans.

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** Lucasfilm seems to enjoy using this trope [[MerchandiseDriven if for no other reason than to make fans buy all of the various merchandising tie-ins in order to get the whole story]]. For their ''The Force Unleashed'' multimedia project, which was presented primarily as a video game, players never learn the name of Darth Vader's secret apprentice, who is referred to only as "Starkiller"; his real name (Galen Marek) is revealed only in the official novelization, which is considered to be the "canon" version of events. See ''Shadows of the Empire'' ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire'' for similar shenanigans.



** The ''Film/MarvelOneShots'' also serve a similar function. For instance, ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'' shows what happened to the Abomination after ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and reveals [[spoiler: that he was initially picked as a potential member of the Avengers before the Hulk joined up]].

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** The ''Film/MarvelOneShots'' also serve a similar function. For instance, ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots The Consultant]]'' shows what happened to the Abomination after ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and reveals [[spoiler: that he was initially picked as a potential member of the Avengers before the Hulk joined up]]. ''All Hail the King'' reveals there is a real Mandarin, something that isn't stated in ''Film/IronMan3''.
12th Dec '16 1:52:56 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translate a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking together older civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.

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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translate a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking together older civilizations theory, based on previous excavations, linking together older civilizations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this such a language.
29th Nov '16 5:02:48 PM Pinokio
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** Aurra Sing appears briefly during the Pod Race sequence in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. The movie gives no explanation as to who she is, but the comics, novels, games, and ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' TV series elaborate further on her story.
29th Nov '16 4:17:21 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translates a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking the the civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.

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* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translates translate a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking the the together older civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.
9th Oct '16 5:28:42 AM erforce
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** Lt. Groves was not named in canon until ''On Stranger Tides'' and either was confirmed to have that name either in the credits or by his actor.

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** Lt. Groves was not named in canon until ''On ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides'' Tides]]'' and either was confirmed to have that name either in the credits or by his actor.
5th Sep '16 12:57:04 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translates a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking the the civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.

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* In ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translates a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking the the civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.
24th Aug '16 2:01:57 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', archaeologists Sebastian De Rosa and Thomas Parks easily translates a set of hieroglyphics based on three different cultures, which would make more sense if they had been studying such a language beforehand. In the novelization, they had already developed a theory linking the the civilizations based on previous excavations, making it more plausible that they were already familiar with this language.
19th Jun '16 2:33:38 PM nombretomado
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** The original '70's novelisation of ''Film/StarWars'' revealed that the Emperor's name was Palpatine in a brief foreword before the story proper even began. The expanded universe had been using the name quite casually since at least ''TheThrawnTrilogy.''

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** The original '70's novelisation of ''Film/StarWars'' revealed that the Emperor's name was Palpatine in a brief foreword before the story proper even began. The expanded universe had been using the name quite casually since at least ''TheThrawnTrilogy.''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy.''
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