See ''YMMV/StarWarsLegends'' for old EU.
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* ArchivePanic: Averted if you're going by Disney's new Expanded Universe. You shouldn't have too much of a problem keeping up with all the new material... For now, that is.
* AuthorsSavingThrow:
** The controversial AlternateContinuity[=/=]CanonDiscontinuity decision that Disney made had the perk of definitively de-canonizing several unpopular works, such as the infamous ''Literature/TheCrystalStar'', the notorious ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' (which was '''still''' considered canon at that time in spite of [[CreatorBacklash George Lucas's hatred of it]]), and the ''[[Literature/TheGloveOfDarthVader Jedi Prince]]'' books which had Emperor Palpatine's three-eyed son Triclops and his grandson Ken the Jedi Prince.
** Other works which may be more popular but also prone to causing a BrokenBase were also de-canonized, like the stories of Karen Traviss, accused of [[CreatorsPet shilling Mandalorians]] at the expense of the Jedi, the DarkerAndEdgier novels starting with ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' where Chewbacca dies, and ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' games where the PlayerCharacter Galen Marek/Starkiller is accused of being a BlackHoleSue (whether or not he's actually a good character is up for debate, but a lot of fans agree that the character was overpowered).
** A few elements have already been left as established canon, such as the novel ''Tarkin'' keeping the title character's first name as Wilhuff and naming off several Imperial Senate members that were already given names, and the mobile game Star Wars: Commander establishing several ships, weapons, and vehicles from previous EU works as canon, thus giving them status as well.
* BrokenBase:
** As if Disney were ''trying'' to break the fandom further, it's been announced by Lucasfilm that the entire EU is now non-canon because the writers of the new trilogy want to have a fresh slate to work on. This is causing major division between fans who object to over three decades' worth of work is casually being tossed out to create a consistent setting, and those who refused to acknowledge the EU before and are glad it's non-canon.
*** Technically, this is mitigated by the announcement that [[BroadStrokes some elements established previously would be canonical in new stories]].
*** Some fans have declared that they're TakingAThirdOption: If it's not been changed in the Disney EU, they're still believing it's canon (for example, the Old Republic Era involving Revan, until it's retconned, stays canon in the eyes of some fans). Later on, it was announced at the [[http://www.starwars.com/news/swca-one-big-story-star-wars-canon-panel-liveblog?linkId=13622056 Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 canon panel]] that the Old Republic era, including ''Knights Of The Old Republic'' and ''The Old Republic'' are not canon, but there is potential to revisit the era in canon.
* CrackIsCheaper: Subverted, for the time being, if you're just getting into the stuff that Disney declares canonical. Which will still be a lot, but at least you'll have time to know what you're getting into.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: See [[EnsembleDarkhorse/StarWars here]] in "Disney Continuity" entries.
* {{Misblamed}}: Given Creator/JJAbrams' reboot of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', don't be surprised if you see fans accusing J.J. of wiping out the ''Star Wars'' EU canon. Also, don't be surprised if you see people blaming Creator/GeorgeLucas for Disney's decision, because... Well, [[ScapegoatCreator he's George Lucas]]. Admittedly, the policy does largely follow what was George's own position towards the former EU back when he was in charge, but that was always his position and never pretended otherwise.
* SturgeonsLaw: The Lucasfilm Story Group is doing their best to ensure that this ''won't'' be the case for the new Expanded Universe, making sure that the new stories are all consistently good instead of vastly varying in terms of quality.
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