History ComicBook / DarkEmpire

29th Aug '17 5:24:20 PM MBG
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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: One of the biggest points of notoriety to the series; after the first and second Death Star were massive undertakings that took years for the Galactic Empire at its height to get together, a faction of the severely weakened Imperial Remnant managed to put together at least four weapons of the Death Star's calibre in what couldn't be more than a year.
21st Aug '17 11:31:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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Star Wars' EU canon is more internally consistent than most, but this series tends to be [[CanonDiscontinuity ignored fairly often]], mostly due to all the [[ResetButton retrogressive]] things that happened during it. A few things are acknowledged: Han and Leia had a son that they named [[DeadGuyJunior Anakin]], who went on to be pretty important. The first ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' game, mostly set between the movies, had a final level where the player was Wedge Antilles on Mon Calamari, trying to take down the World Devastators. In the HandOfThrawn duology, the subject of the Emperor's return comes up and Mara Jade - who was his Hand and could hear his instructions from across the galaxy - doubts that this Emperor was really Palpatine. Mara, having gone to the Dark Side herself for a while, also suggests that Luke has been slightly tainted by it ever since. ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' has a {{Body Surf}}ing villain think about how Palpatine had a similar plan to his, but involving clones, and since the villain in question was never able-bodied, he's going a [[GrandTheftMe different route]]. Additionally, the E-wing starfighter makes its debut, and in later books and comics would become one of the most common go-to machines when a writer wanted to utilize a fighter other than the four Rebel fighters from the films.

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Star Wars' EU canon is more internally consistent than most, but this series tends to be [[CanonDiscontinuity ignored fairly often]], mostly due to all the [[ResetButton retrogressive]] things that happened during it. A few things are acknowledged: Han and Leia had a son that they named [[DeadGuyJunior Anakin]], who went on to be pretty important. The first ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' game, mostly set between the movies, had a final level where the player was Wedge Antilles on Mon Calamari, trying to take down the World Devastators. In the HandOfThrawn Literature/HandOfThrawn duology, the subject of the Emperor's return comes up and Mara Jade - who was his Hand and could hear his instructions from across the galaxy - doubts that this Emperor was really Palpatine. Mara, having gone to the Dark Side herself for a while, also suggests that Luke has been slightly tainted by it ever since. ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' has a {{Body Surf}}ing villain think about how Palpatine had a similar plan to his, but involving clones, and since the villain in question was never able-bodied, he's going a [[GrandTheftMe different route]]. Additionally, the E-wing starfighter makes its debut, and in later books and comics would become one of the most common go-to machines when a writer wanted to utilize a fighter other than the four Rebel fighters from the films.
12th Jul '17 1:39:38 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* SequelEscalation: Compared to the ending of the original trilogy. The Empire is now fully mobilized for war, and shooing out their humane Army troops in favor of rampaging von Neumann robots. And Palpatine himself is a far greater threat than before, both in terms of raw power and the reach of [[AssimilationPlot his ambitions]].
12th Jul '17 1:33:25 PM IdumeanPatriot
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** And the original series itself included a prose supplement that explained and elaborated on various aspects of the plot and its background, up to and including notional quotes from the Emperor's philosophical tractates and other fluff gold. Regrettably, most of the reprint editions have consistently omitted these.

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** And the original series itself included a prose supplement that explained and elaborated on various aspects of the plot and its background, up to and including notional quotes from the Emperor's philosophical tractates and other fluff gold. Regrettably, most of the reprint editions have consistently omitted these.this.
12th Jul '17 1:32:53 PM IdumeanPatriot
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** And the original series itself included a prose supplement that explained and elaborated on various aspects of the plot and its background, up to and including notional quotes from the Emperor's philosophical tractates and other fluff gold. Regrettably, most of the reprint editions have consistently omitted these.
9th Apr '17 9:35:35 AM nombretomado
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Star Wars' EU canon is more internally consistent than most, but this series tends to be [[CanonDiscontinuity ignored fairly often]], mostly due to all the [[ResetButton retrogressive]] things that happened during it. A few things are acknowledged: Han and Leia had a son that they named [[DeadGuyJunior Anakin]], who went on to be pretty important. The first RogueSquadron game, mostly set between the movies, had a final level where the player was Wedge Antilles on Mon Calamari, trying to take down the World Devastators. In the HandOfThrawn duology, the subject of the Emperor's return comes up and Mara Jade - who was his Hand and could hear his instructions from across the galaxy - doubts that this Emperor was really Palpatine. Mara, having gone to the Dark Side herself for a while, also suggests that Luke has been slightly tainted by it ever since. ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' has a {{Body Surf}}ing villain think about how Palpatine had a similar plan to his, but involving clones, and since the villain in question was never able-bodied, he's going a [[GrandTheftMe different route]]. Additionally, the E-wing starfighter makes its debut, and in later books and comics would become one of the most common go-to machines when a writer wanted to utilize a fighter other than the four Rebel fighters from the films.

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Star Wars' EU canon is more internally consistent than most, but this series tends to be [[CanonDiscontinuity ignored fairly often]], mostly due to all the [[ResetButton retrogressive]] things that happened during it. A few things are acknowledged: Han and Leia had a son that they named [[DeadGuyJunior Anakin]], who went on to be pretty important. The first RogueSquadron ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' game, mostly set between the movies, had a final level where the player was Wedge Antilles on Mon Calamari, trying to take down the World Devastators. In the HandOfThrawn duology, the subject of the Emperor's return comes up and Mara Jade - who was his Hand and could hear his instructions from across the galaxy - doubts that this Emperor was really Palpatine. Mara, having gone to the Dark Side herself for a while, also suggests that Luke has been slightly tainted by it ever since. ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' has a {{Body Surf}}ing villain think about how Palpatine had a similar plan to his, but involving clones, and since the villain in question was never able-bodied, he's going a [[GrandTheftMe different route]]. Additionally, the E-wing starfighter makes its debut, and in later books and comics would become one of the most common go-to machines when a writer wanted to utilize a fighter other than the four Rebel fighters from the films.
8th Apr '17 3:42:30 PM nombretomado
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* BackFromTheDead: Palpatine, natch, but also Boba Fett; this was the first 'canon' EU source to {{Retcon}} Fett's death-by-Sarlacc in ReturnOfTheJedi.

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* BackFromTheDead: Palpatine, natch, but also Boba Fett; this was the first 'canon' EU source to {{Retcon}} Fett's death-by-Sarlacc in ReturnOfTheJedi.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
17th Feb '17 7:23:58 AM kensu
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* ContinuitySnarl: With the rest of the Legends ExpandedUniverse. The first series is definitely part of it, but the timelines diverge after that, with the Jedi Academy books taking place during or after the second series. Even the first series isn't totally exempt from this; the first trade paperback did a HandWave in an attempt to smooth out the relationship (such as mentioning that the Empire retook Coruscant, and the massive civil war in the Empire occurred after Thrawn's death), but these references were removed in later editions.
19th Jan '17 3:36:38 PM kensu
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* OrwellianRetcon: The cover of the second edition of ''Dark Empire II'' has the reborn Emperor looking like IanMcDiarmid's portrayal of Palpatine in the prequels.
21st Dec '16 7:58:01 AM Saveelich
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A series of ''StarWarsLegends'' comic books (''Dark Empire'', ''Dark Empire II'' and ''Empire's End'' -- collectively called [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Empire Dark Empire]]) released between 1991 and 1997. It was also made into an [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Empire:_The_Collector%27s_Edition audio drama,]] which had a somewhat modified script. A sample can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ARzFT6P9I here.]]

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A series of ''StarWarsLegends'' ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' comic books (''Dark Empire'', ''Dark Empire II'' and ''Empire's End'' -- collectively called [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Empire Dark Empire]]) released between 1991 and 1997. It was also made into an [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Empire:_The_Collector%27s_Edition audio drama,]] which had a somewhat modified script. A sample can be heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ARzFT6P9I here.]]
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