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As expected for a film series this popular, the Star Wars Expanded Universe is immense; in fact, there's a very real argument to be made that ''Franchise/StarWars'' established the "Expanded Universe" concept as we know it. (While the concept certainly ''existed'' long before ''Star Wars'', it was this particular EU that was the first to become a financial and mindshare juggernaut that in some ways became bigger than the films themselves.) Made-For-TV films, {{Animated Adaptation}}s, a series of [[RadioDrama Radio Dramas]], VideoGames and a large series of novels all fall under this banner. Even with how massive the project is, ''Star Wars'' has one of the most elaborate, internally consistent {{canon}}s in the history of media publication. It is also unusual in that pretty much every licensed ''Star Wars'' ''anything'' is entirely canon unless it is directly contradicted by the films, including the video games and comics. TV Tropes has a very incomplete list of the ''Star Wars'' Expanded Universe; see [[http://starwars.wikia.com Wookieepedia]] for a ''really'' complete list.

The [[{{Canon}} canonicity]] of the Expanded Universe is a matter of [[BrokenBase some heated debate among the fans]]. Some take the view that since it's published, it's official. Others point out that [[WordOfGod George Lucas himself]] considered it a separate project apart from "his" canon. This has led to lots and lots of FanDumb from all sides. The fact that some of the installments of the Expanded Universe, most notably ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire'', not only had Lucas' direct involvement, he even suggested what goes into the story (or more accurately, what shouldn't go into the story) doesn't help the decisiveness of the subject, either, nor some of Lucas' [[FlipFlopOfGod flip flop decisions on canon in the movies themselves]], for that matter.

Unfortunately for fans of the Expanded Universe, after acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney decided to [[CanonDiscontinuity drop the hammer]] on the EU, as seen [[http://starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page.html here]], with the business end formally coming down on April 25th, 2014. While they are acting too polite to outright say "non-canon", [[AlternateContinuity the films will be moving forward with a different storyline]]. The last piece of this version of the Expanded Universe, the Creator/DarkHorseComics comic line including ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'' Volume 2, [[http://www.newsarama.com/21137-dark-horse-s-star-wars-line-to-end-august-2014.html concluded in August 2014]]. The new Disney-Lucasfilm group has created a dedicated Story Team that will ensure ''everything'' produced under the new regime, starting with ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', is iron-clad and wholly consistent canon... [[CuttingOffTheBranches but this necessitates the formal axing and cessation of the old EU and content for it]]. [[BroadStrokes "Elements"]] from the EU will still appear in media after the split at the Story Team's discretion, [[EndOfAnAge but the EU as it was has been ended]]. Though the old EU continuity has now been locked, it will remain in circulation under the banner '''''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'''''.

For those of you interested in seeing what the the old, no-longer-valid "Canon Tier" system looked like, it can be found [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Canon here]], further down the page. Conversely, if you're looking for a list of works that '''are''' canon after the ''Legends'' {{Retcon}}, look [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Canon_media here]]. If you're simply looking for the lore within the ''Star Wars Expanded Universe'' that is canon barring ''Legends'', look [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Canon_articles here]].

The old ''Star Wars Expanded Universe'', now ''Legends'', is ''[[{{CashCowFranchise}} vast]]'', which may lead to ArchivePanic. Conversely, the new ''Star Wars Expanded Universe'' established by Disney is easier to catch up on...[[ItHasOnlyJustBegun for the time being]].

Please put works within each medium, wherever possible, in in-universe chronological order.
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!!The old Expanded Universe (''Star Wars Legends'')

The old Expanded Universe is formally discontinued, but the only ongoing works as of February 2017 that continue to publish works under the ''Legends'' banner in spite of the discontinuation are ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''[[note]]Bioware intends on concluding the story.[[/note]] and Fantasy Flight Games' ''Tabletop/StarWarsRoleplayingGame''[[note]]Curiously, it contains a hybrid of information from the new Expanded Universe and from ''Legends'', which technically places it under a pseudo-canon category[[/note]].

Details on the the works that made up the old Expanded Universe, and the tropes contained therein, will be covered '''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends here]]'''.
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!!The new Expanded Universe (Canon)

%%Keep every item in chronological order when possible.
[[folder:Films]]
[[index]]
''Star Wars'' films in chronological order:

* ''Star Wars'' Episode I: ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' (1999).
* ''Star Wars'' Episode II: ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' (2002).
* ''[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Star Wars: The Clone Wars]]'' (2008)[[note]]Works as a pilot to the CGI-animated series[[/note]]
* ''Star Wars'' Episode III: ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (2005).
* [[Film/HanSoloFilm Untitled Han Solo Film]] (2018).
* ''Film/RogueOne: A Star Wars Story'' (2016).
* ''Star Wars'' Episode IV: ''Film/ANewHope'' (1977).
* ''Star Wars'' Episode V: ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' (1980).
* ''Star Wars'' Episode VI: ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (1983).
* '' Star Wars'' Episode VII: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015).
* ''Star Wars'' Episode VIII: ''Film/TheLastJedi'' (2017).
* ''Star Wars'' [[Film/StarWars9 Episode IX]] (2019).

In addition, the following films are in development and have yet to be placed on the timeline:

* Unknown ''Star Wars'' Spin-Off (2020).
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[[folder:Books]]
* ''Literature/DarkDisciple'' (2015) - a novel staring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, adapted from an unproduced story arc of ''The Clone Wars''.
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsCatalyst Catalyst]]'' (2016) - a prequel tie-in to ''Rogue One'' centered around the Erso family, Orson Krennic and the early days of the Death Star project before the reign of the Empire.
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsAhsoka Ahsoka]]'' (2016) - focuses on Ahsoka Tano in the early years of the Empire.
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsLostStars Lost Stars]]'' (2015) - follows two friends who find themselves on opposing sides over the course of various historical events; from the rise of the Empire to the Battle of Jakku.
* ''Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace'' (2016) - A young readers' series. Milo and Lina Graf, the two children of frontier explorers, go on a journey through Wild Space to find their parents, who have been abducted by Imperial agents.
* ''Literature/LordsOfTheSith'' (2015) - takes place between ''Revenge Of The Sith'' and ''Rebels'', detailing how Darth Vader and Darth Sidious take action when a rebellion on Ryloth threatens the newly-established Empire.
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Tarkin]]'' (2014) - featuring the character from ''A New Hope'', battling a rebel cell, five years after the rise of the Empire.
* ''Literature/{{Thrawn}}'' (2017) - the origin story of Grand Admiral Thrawn and his early career with the Empire.
* ''Literature/LeiaPrincessOfAlderaan'' (2017) - focuses on the story of Leia Organa as she grows up as royalty under House Organa on Alderaan and subsequently becomes a young leader of the Rebellion.
* ''Literature/ANewDawn'' (2014) - a prequel to the ''Rebels'' TV series showing how series protagonists Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla meet.
* ''Literature/ServantsOfTheEmpire'' (2014-2015) - focuses on the adventures of ''Rebels'' character Zare Leonis, as he goes undercover in the Imperial Academy to find out what had truly happened to his missing sister, Dhara.
* ''Literature/EzrasGamble'' (2014) - a prequel to the ''Rebels'' TV series starring Ezra Bridger and bounty hunter Bossk, who team up to find a wanted bounty on Lothal, and end up discovering a conspiracy regarding the local garrison.[[/index]]
* ''Rise of the Rebellion'' (2014) - the junior novelization of the ''Rebels'' series premiere episode, [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsSparkOfRebellion "Spark of Rebellion"]].
* ''Star Wars Rebels'' chapter books (2014-2015) - junior novelizations of ''Rebels'' Season 1.[[index]]
* ''Literature/RebelRising'' (2017) - a young adult prequel tie-in to ''Rogue One'' centered around Jyn Erso during her days as a Partisan.
* ''Literature/GuardiansOfTheWhills'' (2017) - a middle-grade prequel tie-in to ''Rogue One'' following Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus after the Empire's takeover of Jedha and Saw Gerrera's arrival.[[/index]]
* ''Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'' (2016) - The film novelization of ''Film/RogueOne'' by Alexander Freed.
* ''A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy'' (2015) - The first in a new series of film novelizations, by Alexandra Bracken. Adapts ''Film/ANewHope''.[[index]]
* ''Literature/FromACertainPointOfView'' (2017) - An series of forty anthologies from [[POVSequel numerous viewpoints]] of characters present in ''Film/ANewHope'', each story written by a different writer/author in the ''Star Wars'' franchise.
* ''Literature/InfernoSquad'' (2017) - taking place after ''Rogue One'', from the perspective of an Imperial infiltration squad sent to eliminate the remaining Partisans from the Galaxy for once and for all. A tie-in and prequel to the storyline of ''Battlefront II''.
* ''Literature/SmugglersRun: A Han Solo Adventure'' (2015) - Han Solo and Chewbacca fly the ''Millennium Falcon'' on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Set between ''A New Hope'' and ''The Empire Strikes Back''.
* ''Literature/HeirToTheJedi'' (2015) - takes place between ''A New Hope'' and ''The Empire Strikes Back'', told by Luke Skywalker in first-person.
* ''Literature/TheWeaponOfAJedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure'' (2015) - Set between ''A New Hope'' and ''The Empire Strikes Back'', the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores Luke’s first-ever duel with a lightsaber.
* ''Literature/BattlefrontTwilightCompany'' (2015) - Thematic tie-in to the first ''Battlefront'' game.
* [[/index]]''The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?'' (2015) - The second in a new series of film novelizations, by Adam Gidwitz. Adapts ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.[[index]]
* ''Literature/MovingTarget: A Princess Leia Adventure'' (2015) - Set between ''The Empire Strikes Back'' and ''Return of the Jedi'', the story follows Princess Leia as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the Empire.
* [[/index]]''Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!'' (2015) - The third in a new series of film novelizations, by Tom Angleberger. Adapts ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.[[index]]
* ''Literature/StarWarsTheAftermathTrilogy'':
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsAftermath Aftermath]]'' (2015) - Takes place in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Endor while the Rebels consolidate their gains and the Empire struggles to regroup.
** ''[[Literature/AftermathLifeDebt Life Debt]]'' (2016)
** ''[[Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd Empire's End]]'' (2017)[[index]]
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsBloodline Bloodline]]'' (2016) - Set six years before ''The Force Awakens'', centered around Leia's political career in the New Republic before the birth of the New Order and the Resistance.
* ''Literature/JoinTheResistance'' (2017-?) - A series about a ragtag group of new, young Resistance trooper recruits who think they're ready to take on the First Order, but things are not as all cracked up as they seemed to be.
* ''Literature/TalesFromAGalaxyFarFarAwayVolumeOneAliens'' (2016) - A collection of short stories based around alien characters from ''The Force Awakens''. Four stories of the stories received a digital release in December 2015, while all six were released in print in April 2016.
** [[/index]]''All Creatures Great and Small'' - Bobbajo tells how he escaped from and destroyed the Death Star.
** ''A Recipe for Death'' - When his sous chef turns up dead, the cook at Maz Kanata's castle holds an unusual competition to find the culprit.
** ''The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku'' - The Crimson Corsair and his crew race in the hunt for an old Separatist ship after hearing rumors of it housing Count Dooku's treasure.
** ''The Face of Evil'' - The Frigosian cryptosurgeons of Takodana give a criminal on the run just what she asks for.
** ''High Noon on Jakku'' - On Jakku, faithful droid goes rogue and commits a bank robbery, forcing Constable Zuvio to get to the bottom of things.
** ''True Love'' - Unkar Plutt finds love.[[index]]
* ''Literature/CobaltSquadron'' (2017) - Follows Rose, Paige, and other members of Cobalt Squadron during their service to the Resistance.
* ''LiteratureBeforeTheAwakening'' (2015) - Tells a story in the lives of Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron each before their fateful encounters in the events of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.[[/index]]
* ''Star Wars: The Force Awakens'' (2015) - The novelization of [[Film/TheForceAwakens the film of the same name]]. Written by Creator/AlanDeanFoster, ghost writer of the original ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' novelization and writer of ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye'', the very first EU novel (making this a RemakeCameo gig of sorts).
* ''BB-8 Run'' (2017) - A tale about BB-8 on the run on Jakku after the attack on the village of Tuanul and before meeting Rey.
* [[index]]''[[Literature/StarWarsPhasma Phasma]]'' (2017) - A novel telling the story of Captain Phasma before the events of ''The Force Awakens''.[[/index]]
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[[folder:Reference Books]]
!!!Treated as in-universe material
* ''The Rebel Files'' (2017) - A series of rebel documents from throughout the Galactic Civil War, spanning from ''Rebels'' to ''Return of the Jedi'', written in the vein of ''Legends'' works ''Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide'', ''Book of the Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side'', and ''The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force''.
* ''Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy'' (2016) - a worldbuilding guide that explores propaganda used in the conflicts seen up to ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.
!!!Guides
* ''Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide'' (2014) - provides background details for the main characters and villains of ''Rebels''.
** ''The Visual Guide: Epic Battles'' (2015) - a Season 2 edition of the ''Rebels'' Visual Guide.
* ''Star Wars in 100 Scenes'' - an illustrated overview of the six films, providing minor details and background info, along with naming many characters who had only been named in ''Legends''.
* ''Ultimate Star Wars'' - a guide based on the DK visual dictionaries.
* ''Ships of the Galaxy'' - a visual guide dedicated to the many starships in the franchise.
* ''Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know'' (2015) - a reference guide that highlights "anecdotal, quirky and obscure facts" about the franchise.
** ''Updated and Expanded'' (2017)
* ''Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor'' (2017)
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[[folder:Short Stories]][[index]]
* ''Literature/KindredSpirits'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 159'' and a tie-in to ''Dark Disciple'' as a prequel, featuring Asajj Ventress having an encounter with the pirate Lassa Rhayme.
* ''Literature/{{Orientation}}'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 157'' that takes place in the middle of ''Literature/LordsOfTheSith'' and features an Imperial officer attempting to assassinate the Emperor.
* ''Literature/TheVoiceOfTheEmpire'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 170'' that ties into ''Catalyst'' and ''Rogue One'' as a prequel, taking place from the perspective of a disillusioned [=HoloNet=] news reporter during the second Empire Day.
* ''Mercy Mission'' - a short story in the ''Rise of the Empire'' omnibus that features Hera Syndulla on one of her first missions as a rebel running supplies to her homeworld of Ryloth.
* ''Bottleneck'' - a short story in the ''Rise of the Empire'' omnibus that features the first meeting between Grand Moff Tarkin and efficiency expert Count Vidian as they attempt to solve production issues at a vital Imperial factory.
* ''Literature/TK462'' - a short story detailing the life of a Stormtrooper, from his childhood to his abrupt death.
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsTheEndOfHistory The End of History]]'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 154'' which follows a member of the Corellian Resistance on the run from the Empire who encounters a man with several Jedi artifacts.
* ''Literature/RebelBluff'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 158'' and a tie-in to ''Rebels'' Season 2 premiere [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsTheSiegeOfLothal "The Siege of Lothal"]] as a prequel, featuring Lando Calrissian on the planet Lothal pursuing a young woman who steals the pot of a sabacc game he and Vizago were playing.
* ''Literature/OneThousandLevelsDown'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 151'' that takes place on Coruscant shortly after the destruction of Alderaan, following two refugees from the doomed planet in their attempts to escape persecution from the Empire.
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsLastCallAtTheZeroAngle Last Call at the Zero Angle]]'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 156'' which focuses on a group of TIE fighter pilots drinking at the Zero Angle.
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* ''Inbrief'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 161'' featuring Twilight Company during the battle of Allst Prime.
[[index]]
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsBladeSquadron Blade Squadron]]'' - a two-part short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 149-150'' which focus on a squadron of B-Wing pilots during the Battle of Endor and their attempt to destroy a Star Destroyer.
* ''Literature/TheLeversOfPower'' - a short story in the ''Rise of the Empire'' omnibus that shows the Battle of Endor from the point of view of Admiral Rae Sloane.[[/index]]
* ''Turning Point'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 169'' set after ''Return of the Jedi'' as a tie-in to ''Life Debt'', telling the tale of a tracker named Gorlan Seba, who lived peacefully on the fringes of the Galaxy until the Empire hired him to hunt down rebels.[[index]]
* ''[[Literature/StarWarsBladeSquadronZeroHour Blade Squadron: Zero Hour]]'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 160''. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, Blade Squadron rebuilds while struggling to deal with their own relationships with each other before the Battle of Malastare.
* [[/index]]''Blade Squadron: Kuat'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 168'' and a tie-in to ''Life Debt''. Blade Squadron leads an assault on Kuat Drive Yards.
* ''Blade Squadron: Jakku'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 172'' and a tie-in to ''Empire's End'' as a simultaneous episode. Takes place from Blade Squadron's perspective during the Battle of Jakku.[[index]]
* ''Literature/{{Scorched}}'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 165'' and a tie-in to ''Bloodline'' as a prequel, exploring Greer Sonnel's past with Han before she joined the New Republic and became an ally of Leia's.[[/index]]
* ''Bait'' - a short story in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 162'' that follows big game hunter Grummgar during a hunt on the planet Ithor.
* ''The Perfect Weapon'' - Bazine Netal is hired by an unknown employer to retrieve a mysterious package from a retired stormtrooper.
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[[folder:Comics]][[index]]
* ''ComicBook/StarWarsAdventures'' (2017-?) - a series of comics that range from taking place before ''The Phantom Menace'' up to ''The Last Jedi''.
* ''ComicBook/DarthMaul'' (2017) - a five-issue limited series set before ''The Phantom Menace'' showcasing a younger Darth Maul's descent into the dark side of the Force.
* ''Probe Droid Problem'' (2017) - a mini-comic published in ''Darth Maul, Part I'', set during the events of ''The Phantom Menace'', centered around a DRK-1/Sith probe droid used by Darth Maul while on Tatooine. Bundled with ''Droid Dilemma'' and ''[=SaBBoTage=]'' in ''Droids Unplugged #1''.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsObiWanAndAnakin Obi-Wan & Anakin]]'' (2016) - a five-issue limited series set between ''The Phantom Menace'' and ''Attack of the Clones'' dealing with the early years of Anakin's training in the Jedi Order.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsJediOfTheRepublic Jedi of the Republic]]'' (2017-?) - a series of five-issue arcs revolving around different Jedi during the Clone Wars.
* ''ComicBook/DarthMaulSonOfDathomir'' (2014) - a four-issue limited series based on unused scripts for the ''Clone Wars'' TV series. This holds the distinction of being the only canonical comic book to not be published by Marvel Comics.
* ''[[Comicbook/StarWarsKanan Kanan]]'' (2015-2016) - an ongoing series featuring the backstory of one the lead protagonists of ''Rebels'', explaining how the young Jedi was able to go into hiding following Order 66 and was eventually able to strike out as a rebel leader.
* ''ComicBook/DarthVaderDarkLordOfTheSith'' (2017-beyond) - a series exploring Darth Vader's adjustment in the early days of the Empire, transitioning from being a man to the cold & ruthless machine he becomes forever known for.[[/index]]
* ''Star Wars: Thrawn'' (2018) - a comic series adaptation of ''Literature/{{Thrawn}}''.
* ''Star Wars: Lost Stars'' (2017) - a manga webcomic adaptation of ''Literature/LostStars''.[[index]]
* ''[[Magazine/StarWarsRebelsMagazine Rebels Magazine]]'' comic strips - (2015-2017) - a series of twelve page comics released with every issue, telling stories of the ''Ghost'' crew and others in between episodes of ''Rebels''.[[/index]]
* ''Star Wars: Rogue One'' - a comic series adaptation of ''Film/RogueOne''.[[index]]
* ''ComicBook/CassianAndK2SO'' - a oneshot special of ''Rogue One'', featuring how Cassian met K-2SO.[[/index]]
* ''Star Wars: Story Before The Force Awakens'' (2015-ongoing) - A Korean webcomic that acts as a prequel to, and then adaptation of, the Original Trilogy. Considered BroadStrokes canon by Disney.[[index]]
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsPrincessLeia Princess Leia]]'' (2015) - a five-issue limited series showing Leia Organa's attempt to find and unite all surviving Alderaan refugees following the destruction of the planet.
* ''[[ComicBook/MarvelStarWars2015 Marvel Star Wars]]'' (2015-ongoing) - an ongoing series taking place between ''A New Hope'' and ''The Empire Strikes Back'', shown from the perspective of several different members of the Rebel Alliance.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader Darth Vader]]'' (2015-2016) - an ongoing series that takes place in the same timeframe as the 2015 ''Star Wars'' comic series, showing how Darth Vader rebounded from his defeat at the Battle of Yavin.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsVaderDown Vader Down]]'' (2015) - a crossover between the ''Star Wars'' and ''Darth Vader'' series.
* ''Droid Dilemma'' (2016) - a mini-comic published in ''Marvel Star Wars, #25 - The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part V'', centered around R2-D2 as he gets caught up in miscellaneous activities in the settling of a temporary rebel base on Reamma in his attempt to meet up with Luke when they're assigned a mission. Bundled with ''Probe Droid Problem'' and ''[=SaBBoTage=]'' in ''Droids Unplugged #1''.
* ''The Misadventures of Triple-Zero and Beetee'' (2016) - a mini-comic published in ''Darth Vader 20: End of Games, Part I'', featuring Triple Zero and Beetee, who visit a workshop for supplies on Aphra's behalf, only to turn against the owner when he tries to steal the Triple Zero's personality matrix for a high bounty.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDoctorAphra Doctor Aphra]]'' (2016-beyond) - a series that takes place after ''Darth Vader'' Issue #25, centered around Doctor Aphra going into hiding and attempting to return to her life of archaeology, while simultaneously dealing with her debts to Black Krrsantan and keeping her droids under control.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTheScreamingCitadel The Screaming Citadel]]'' (2017) - a crossover between the ''Star Wars'' and ''Doctor Aphra'' series.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsLando Lando]]'' (2015) - a five-issue limited series showing Lando Calrissian before he became Baron Administrator of Cloud City, in which he steals a starship that turns out to be Emperor Palpatine's personal yacht.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsHanSolo Han Solo]]'' (2016) - a five-issue limited series revolving around Han and Chewbacca on a mission for the Rebellion to investigate the murders of rebel informants, doing so by participating in the Dragon Void Race.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsChewbacca Chewbacca]]'' (2015) - a five-issue limited series about Chewbacca getting temporarily stranded on a planet while on a mission for the Rebellion, finding himself getting mixed up in the local crisis.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsShatteredEmpire Shattered Empire]]'' (2015) - a prequel to the events of the ''The Force Awakens'', showcasing Poe Dameron's parents in the immediate after of the Battle of Endor.
* [[/index]]''Star Wars Special: C-3PO'' (2015)[[index]] - a oneshot story explaining how C-3PO got his red arm by ''The Force Awakens''.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsPoeDameron Poe Dameron]]'' (2016-ongoing) - an ongoing series that follows Poe Dameron and a squadron of Resistance pilots as they search for Lor San Tekka.
* ''[=SaBBotage=]'' (2016) - a mini-comic published in ''Poe Dameron, #1 - Black Squadron, Part I'', centered around BB-8 on D'Qar, helping a tech officer confess her feelings to her crush, an X-Wing pilot. Bundled with ''Probe Droid Problem'' and ''Droid Dilemma'' in ''Droids Unplugged #1''.
* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsCaptainPhasma Captain Phasma]]'' (2017) - a series taking place from the perspective of Captain Phasma at the end of ''The Force Awakens'' to the beginning of ''The Last Jedi''.
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[[folder:Animated Shows]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' (2008-2014).
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' (2014-2018).
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[[folder:Web Series]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsForcesOfDestiny'' (2017).
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[[folder:Rides]]
* ''[[Ride/SpaceMountain Hyperspace Mountain]]'' (2015-present) - a temporary overlay of ''Space Mountain'' at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks that's set during the Battle of Jakku. [[http://www.endorexpress.net/related/season-of-the-force/talking-season-of-the-force-with-wdis-brent-strong/ Disney Imagineers worked closely with Lucasfilm]] to ensure that it would fit within the canon timeline.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* [[/index]]''Star Wars Journeys'' (2014-2015) - a series of retellings of the first six films.
* ''Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions'' (2015) - a platformer for smartphones.[[index]]
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Commander}} Star Wars Commander]]'' (2014) - a strategy game for smartphones.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsUprising'' (2015-2016) - an ActionRPG telling the story of how the Anoat sector rises against the Iron Blockade--the Empire's attempt to control the sector after the destruction of the Death Star II and the death of Emperor Palpatine. Shut down as of late 2016.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015'' (2015-2016): DICE's reboot of ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront'' (2015-2016[[note]]"2016" being set in-place for the inevitable DLC storm[[/note]]).
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefrontII2017'' (2017-ongoing): The sequel to the above, featuring a campaign showing the the rise of the First Order.
* ''Star Wars: Force Arena'': A MOBA game for smartphones.

The following games have yet to be definitively placed on the timeline:
* [[/index]]Untitled Visceral Games Project (forthcoming).

Due to the player-centric nature of these games, most are pseudo-canon unless stated otherwise.
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[[folder:Promotional Material]]
* ''[=HoloNet=] News'' (2014) - Imperial propaganda news report shorts on Website/{{Tumblr}} providing background information on Lothal for the then-upcoming show, ''Rebels''.
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!!Canon Policy

In April 2014, virtually all of the Expanded Universe was [[AlternateContinuity declared non-canon to the upcoming third trilogy]]. Only the films, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', and new material released after this point will be considered canon (as listed above). [[SchrodingersCanon However, the old Expanded Universe remains a resource used as a frame of reference for future material, at the discretion of their writers and the new Lucasfilm Story Group.]] In fact, the "new" Expanded Universe is in and of itself a misnomer -- everything from this point on is simply being referred to as being either "Canon" or "''Legends''" in order to reflect the fact that everything is being approved by Lucasfilm.

'''Will contain heavy spoilers for the film ''Film/RogueOne'' & ''[[Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd Empire's End]]''. Browse through at your own caution.'''

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! Tropes used throughout the new ''Star Wars'' Expanded Universe:
* ADayInTheLimelight: The ''Leia'' limited series expands upon how she responded to Alderaan's destruction, and what she did immediately after ''A New Hope''.
* AnachronicOrder: ''Star Wars'' could qualify as the ''king'' of this trope.
** First, we have the prequels, which were released 16 years after the Original Trilogy.
** Then there is ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', which was released after the prequels but takes place between episodes II and III.
*** ''The Clone Wars'' actually qualifies ''twice'', at least in the first 2.5 seasons. The earlier episodes were released anachronically -- with two of them taking place ''before'' the movie that preceded the show.
** ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' takes place almost fifteen years after Episode III but a few years before Episode IV -- and was released in 2014.
** The sequel trilogy -- probably the only entries in the franchise post-OT to be aired in proper order (both in their numbering scheme AND in RealLife time) will be released in 2015, 2017, and 2019...and the ''Anthology'' films will serve as prequels to the original trilogy, and will be released in 2016, 2018, and 2020.
** This isn't even getting into the novels, comics, video games, and other media that the franchise has spawned -- not to mention future material.
* AnyoneCanDie: Several characters, most notably:
** The '''Prequel Trilogy''' - Qui-Gon Jin, Shmi Skywalker, The Separatist Leadership[[note]]Count Dooku, General Grievous, & the Council[[/note]], Mace Windu & the Jedi Order[[note]]excluding a few dozen others, up to & including Yoda, Obi-wan Kenobi, Caleb Dume/Kanan Jarrus, Ahsoka Tano, and the Sentinel[[/note]], Padmé Amidala, and the Galactic Republic as a political entity
** The '''[[{{WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars}} Clone Wars]]''' killed off countless [[{{RedShirt}} Clone Troopers & Commanders]], the occasional {{arc villain}}[[labelnote:*]]Pong Krell being the most notable example[[/labelnote]], and various minor/one-off characters, as well as allies[[labelnote:*]]Senators Mee Deechi & Onaconda Farr, King Katuunko of Toydaria, General Roos Tarpals, Countess Satine Kryze of Mandalore, Rush Clovis, and [[spoiler:Asajj Ventress]][[/labelnote]], Separatists[[labelnote:*]]Senators Mina Bonteri & Bec Lawise, Queen Miraj Scintel of Zygerria, Admiral Trench, and Queen Karina the Great[[/labelnote]], minor antagonists[[labelnote:*]]Ziro the Hutt, Pre Vizsla, Savage Opress, and Mother Talzin & the Nightsisters[[/labelnote]], a [[{{LastofHisKind}} Zilo Beast]], & '''EVEN''' a family of Force "entities" known as the Ones, either during its run or in supplementary material.
*** This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbhMNFDvQM0 semi-canonical video]] shown at SWCO 2017 implies that [[spoiler:[[{{TheSociopath}} Cad Bane]] was gunned down by Boba Fett sometime during the final months of the Clone Wars]]
** '''[[{{WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels}} Rebels]]''' - Various, including:
*** '''''Season One''''' - Commandant Cumberlayne Aresko, Taskmaster Myles Grint, and the Grand Inquisitor
*** '''''Season Two''''' - Minister Maketh Tua, and the Inquisitors[[note]]Fifth Brother, Seventh Sister, & Eighth Brother[[/note]]
*** '''''Season Three''''' - [[spoiler:Viceroy Gar Saxon, Maul, Commander Jun Sato, and Admiral Kassius Konstantine]]
** The '''Original Trilogy''' - Owen and Beru Lars, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Jabba the Hutt, most of the Imperial Leadership[[note]]Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, Grand Moff Tarkin, & the Joint Chiefs[[/note]], and Admiral Firmus Piett
*** '''Film/RogueOne''' ends up with [[spoiler:Lyra Erso, [[UnexpectedCharacter Saw Gerrera]], Galen Erso, the various members of [[RagtagBunchofMisfits Rogue Squad]][[labelnote:*]]K-2SO, Sergeant Ruescott Melshi, Chirrut Îmwe, Bodhi Rook, Baze Malbus, Cassian Andor, & Jyn Erso[[/labelnote]], General Antoc Merrick, and Orson Krennic]] all confirmed dead by the end
*** The '''Aftermath Trilogy'''[[labelnote:*]][[Literature/StarWarsAftermath Aftermath]], [[Literature/AftermathLifeDebt Life Debt]], & [[Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd Empire's End]][[/labelnote]] has killed off General Jylia Shale, Hostis Ij, General Crix Madine[[note]][[UncertainDoom possibly]][[/note]], Adea Rite, [[spoiler:Kyrsta Agate, the original body of Mister Bones, Yupe Tashu, Brentin Wexley, Auxi Kray Kobin, Gallius Rax, and Jom Barell]]
** The reference guide, ''On the Front Lines'', not only reveals that Derek "Hobbie" Klivian[[note]]Callsign: Rogue Four[[/note]] [[{{BusCrash}} was killed]] during the [[{{Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack}} Battle of Hoth]], but also that the '''''entire''''' New Republic political/military leadership[[note]]Chancellor Lanever Villecham, the Senate, and Military High Command[[/note]], as well as a significant portion of their fleet, were wiped out during the [[{{Film/TheForceAwakens}} Hosnian Disaster]] as well.
** The '''Sequel Trilogy''' has so far killed off one major character, but it's a big one: [[spoiler:Han Solo]]
** The '''Expanded Universe''' saw the deaths of various "main" & supporting characters such as:
*** [[spoiler: [[{{Literature/LeiaPrincessOfAlderaan}} Moff Quarsh Panaka]]]], [[{{Literature/HeirtotheJedi}} Nakari Kelen]], [[ComicBook/StarWarsVaderDown Commander Karbin]], [[{{ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader}} Beebox, Aiolin, Inspector Thanoth, Tulon, Morit, Dr. Cylo, Cassio Tagge]], [[{{ComicBook/MarvelStarWars2015}} Senator Nadea Tural]], most of [[{{Literature/BattlefrontTwilightCompany}} Twilight Company (including its founder, Captain Micha Evon, and various other members such as Roach & Charmer)]], [[{{VideoGame/StarWarsUprising}} Commander Bragh, & "Happy" Dapp]] during the '''Rebellion Era'''
*** [[spoiler: [[{{Literature/StarWarsPhasma}} Brendol Hux]]]] & [[spoiler:[[{{ComicBook/StarWarsPoeDameron}} Captain L'ulo]]]] in the '''New Republic Era'''
* BigBad: Various including:
** The '''Prequel Trilogy''': The [[{{MegaCorp}} Trade Federation]] and [[{{TheDragon}} Darth Maul]] in the [[{{Film/ThePhantomMenace}} first movie]], followed by the [[{{TheFederation}} Separatist Alliance]] & their leaders during the next [[Film/AttackOfTheClones two]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith movies]] and subsequent [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars animated series]]
*** '''''[[ComicBook/StarWarsObiWanAndAnakin Obi-Wan & Anakin]]''''' - A BigBadEnsemble between Pran and Gracker, the leaders of two NotSoDifferent opposing factions
** The '''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Clone Wars]]''' had not only the Separatist leadership[[note]]consisting of Count Dooku & General Grievious, with [[TheChessmaster Darth Sidious]] acting as the GreaterScopeVillain throughout the series[[/note]], it also featured various {{Arc Villain}}s such as [[TheNeidermeyer Pong Krell]], & other factions that operated during the war such as Ziro the Hutt, Pre Vizsla, [[{{BreakoutVillain}} Darth Maul]], and the Nightsisters under Mother Talzin
*** '''Literature/DarkDisciple''' - [[EvilMentor Count Dooku]], with Darth Sidious as the GreaterScopeVillain
*** '''ComicBook/DarthMaulSonOfDathomir''' - [[EvilerThanThou Darth Sidious]]
** The '''Original Trilogy''' and associated works: The [[{{TheEmpire}} First Galactic Empire]] led by [[{{The Emperor}} Emperor]] [[{{TheChessmaster}} Sheev]] [[{{TheSociopath}} Palpatine]], & [[{{TheDragon}} Darth]] [[{{TheDreaded}} Vader]], with the [[{{NotSoOmniscientCouncilofBickering}} Imperial Ruling Council]] under [[{{CorruptPolitician}} Grand Vizier]] [[{{TokenMinority}} Mas Amedda]] and the [[{{TheQuisling}} Imperial Senate]][[note]]later replaced by [[{{ArmchairMilitary}} Moffs]] such as [[{{AntagonisticGovernor}} Grand Moff]] [[{{EvilOldFolks}} Wilhuff]] [[{{BlueBlood}} Tarkin]][[/note]], along with various allies[[note]]such as the Hutts, Mandalorian Clans, & Zygerrian slave empire[[/note]]
*** '''ComicBook/StarWarsKanan''' - [[JustFollowingOrders Commander Grey]], with [[TheChessmaster Palpatine]] as the GreaterScopeVillain, and [[GeneralRipper General Grievous]] during the flashbacks
*** '''[[Literature/StarWarsAhsoka Ahsoka]]''' - [[TheBrute The Sixth Brother]] and [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Jenneth Pilar]]
*** '''Literautre/LostStars''' - [[AntiVillain Ciena Ree]] is the Heavy, but since this book is a LowerDeckEpisode to the Original Triogy, Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine all take turns at the BigBad seat
*** '''Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace''' - [[{{Jawbreaker}} Imperial Captain Korda]]
*** '''Literature/LordsOfTheSith''', '''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Tarkin]]''' & '''Literature/{{Thrawn}}''' - All feature early rebel leaders, such as Cham Syndulla, Berch Teller, and Nevil Cygni/"Nightswan" as the primary antagonist of each respective book
*** '''Literature/ANewDawn''' - [[{{CorruptCorporateExecutive}} Count Denetrius Vidian]]/[[spoiler:Lemuel Tharsa]]
*** '''Literature/EzrasGamble''' - ISB Lieutenant Herdringer[[note]]Actually his subordinate & [[spoiler:killer]], [[spoiler:ISB Lieutenant Jenkes]][[/note]]
*** '''Literature/ServantsOfTheEmpire''' - While [[TheDreaded The Grand Inquisitor]] and [[AntagonisticGovernor Governor Arihnda Pryce]] serve as the [[{{GreaterScopeVillain}} major antagonists]], it's [[EvilTeacher Commandant Brendol Hux]] who is ultimately revealed as the BigBad during the final book, while the [[{{TheSyndicate}} Gray Syndicate]] briefly serve as this during Merai's story
*** '''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''' - Aside from [[{{TheEmperor}} Emperor]] [[{{GreaterScopeVillain}} Palpatine]] & [[{{AntagonisticGovernor}} Grand Moff]] Tarkin, as well as the WildCard of [[spoiler: Darth Maul]], each season has it's own BigBad such as the Grand Inquisitor[[note]]Season One[[/note]]; Darth Vader and the Inquisitors[[note]]Season Two[[/note]]; and Grand Admiral Thrawn[[note]]Season's Three & Four[[/note]].
*** '''[[Literature/StarWarsCatalyst Catalyst]]''' & '''Film/RogueOne: A Star Wars Story''' - [[SmallNameBigEgo Director Orson Krennic]]
*** '''Film/ANewHope''' - [[{{BigBadEnsemble}} Grand Moff Tarkin with Darth Vader]]
*** '''Literature/SmugglersRun''' - [[StateSec Senior Commander Alecia Beck]]
*** '''[[ComicBook/StarWarsPrincessLeia Princess Leia]]''' - [[WorthyOpponent Imperial Commander Dreed]]
*** '''Literature/InfernoSquad''' - The Dreamers[[note]]An offshoot of Saw Gerrera's Partisans[[/note]] led by Staven & Dahna, with the "Mentor"/[[spoiler:Senator-in-Exile Lux Bonteri]] as the [[{{GreaterScopeVillain}} Greater Scope]] VillainProtagonist
*** '''[[ComicBook/StarWarsChewbacca Chewbacca]]''' - [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil Jaum]]
*** '''Literature/TheWeaponOfAJedi''': [[EvilPoacher Sarco Plank]]
*** '''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars2015''' - [[DarthWiki/DarthVader Darth Vader]] is the most frequent one, with Sgt Kreel serving as his [[{{TheHeavy}} heavy]], alongside various {{Arc Villain}}s[[note]]such as the [[{{GodSaveUsFromTheQueen}} Queen of Ktath'atn]] for '''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTheScreamingCitadel The Screaming Citadel]]''' arc and [[{{TheDon}} Grakkus the Hutt]] for the "Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon" arc[[/note]], while [[TheDon Jabba the Hutt]] serves as the GreaterScopeVillain for an exiled Obi-Wan Kenobi during the recurring ''From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi'' story arc
*** '''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader Darth Vader]]''' - [[{{MadScientist}} Doctor Cylo]]
*** '''[[ComicBook/StarWarsLando Lando]]''' - [[TheEmperor Emperor Palpatine]], with [[BountyHunter Chanath Cha]] as TheHeavy, and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Aleksin and Pavol]] as the FinalBoss
*** '''Literature/BattlefrontTwilightCompany''' - [[LoonyFan Prelate Verge]]
*** '''Literature/MovingTarget: A Princess Leia Adventure''' - [[SmallNameBigEgo Imperial Captain Khione]]
*** '''[[Literature/StarWarsBladeSquadron Blade Squadron]]''' - [[InsaneAdmiral Admiral Jhared Montferrat]]
*** '''[[ComicBook/StarWarsShatteredEmpire Shattered Empire]]''' - [[SmugSnake Commandant Hurron]], an Imperial commander revealed to be [[spoiler:in charge of [[{{SalttheEarth}} Operation: Cinder]]]]
*** '''VideoGame/StarWarsUprising''' - [[AntagonisticGovernor Governor Adelhard]], with [[SociopathicSoldier Commander Bragh]] as TheHeavy
*** The '''[[{{Literature/StarWarsAftermath}} Aftermath]] Trilogy''' - The [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin}} Imperial Remnant]] led by [[{{FourStarBadass}} Grand Admiral]] [[{{BreakoutVillain}} Rae]] [[{{TheDragon}} Sloane]], with [[spoiler:Fleet Admiral [[{{ShadowDictator}} Gallius Rax]] as [[{{TheManBehindTheMan}} the man behind the woman]]]]. In the [[{{Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd}} final book]], they are in a BigBadEnsemble with [[WellIntentionedExtremist Senator Tolwar Wartol]].
** The '''Sequel Trilogy''': The [[{{TheRemnant}} First Order]] led by [[{{TheEmperor}} Supreme Leader]] [[{{TheChessmaster}} Snoke]]
*** '''[[{{Literature/StarWarsBloodline}} Bloodline]]''' - [[{{TheDon}} Rinnrivin Di]] with the Amaxine Warriors[[labelnote:*]]A combination of {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}} and {{Western Terrorists}}[[/labelnote]] led by [[{{DarkActionGirl}} Arliz Hadrassian]] [[spoiler:and [[{{BlueBlood}} Senator]] [[{{AristocratsAreEvil}} Carise]] [[{{NaziNobleman}} Sindian]] with the First Order/Supreme Leader Snoke as the GreaterScopeVillain and ManBehindTheMan respectively]]
*** '''[[ComicBook/StarWarsPoeDameron Poe Dameron]]''' - [[OldSoldier Agent Terex]]
*** '''Film/TheForceAwakens''' - [[EvilSorcerer Supreme Leader Snoke]], with [[DarthVaderClone Kylo Ren]] as TheHeavy, and [[KnightTemplar General Armitage Hux]] as the commander of [[KillSat Starkiller Base]] and its forces.
* BigGood:
** [[{{BitchInSheepsClothing}} Supreme Chancellor Palpatine]] and the Jedi Council in the '''Prequel Triogy'''
** The early Rebel leadership[[note]]especially Senator Bail Organa and Ahsoka Tano[[/note]] in '''[[{{WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels}} Rebels]]''' until Senator-in-Exile Mon Mothma starts to take over the role late in [[{{Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E16SecretCargo}} Season Three]]
** Chancellor Mon Mothma in '''Film/RogueOne''', the '''Original Trilogy''', '''[[{{Literature/StarWarsAftermath}} Aftermath]] Trilogy''', & various other expanded works
** Luke Skywalker is set up as this in the '''Sequel Trilogy'''
* BittersweetEnding: Various conflicts such as the '''Clone Wars''', and '''Galactic Civil War''' tend to end on these
** The '''Clone Wars''' ends with the Galactic Republic triumphant, with many prominent Separatists dead[[note]]Count Dooku, General Grievious, the Separatist Council, Senator Bec Lawise, Admiral Trench, and various allies[[/note]], its droid armies disabled and its Navy destroyed, with many worlds now free, '''BUT''' the Jedi Order have been wiped out, entire planets are being strip-mined for valuable resources [[labelnote:*]]such as the Kyber Crystals[[/labelnote]], and [[{{TheChessmaster}} Supreme Chancellor Palpatine]] has seized power of the Republic; renaming it the [[{{TheEmpire}} First Galactic Empire]], and with [[{{TheChosenOne}} Anakin Skywalker]] by his side[[note]]now fully transformed into the Dark Side monster known as [[{{TheDragon}} Darth Vader]][[/note]], fully intends to rule the galaxy through a mixture of fear, intimidation, propaganda, the military & the Death Star.
** The '''Galactic Civil War''' ends in a Rebel Alliance/New Republic victory, with the deaths of [[{{TheEmperor}} Emperor Palpatine]] & [[{{TheDragon}} Darth Vader]], along with various military leaders[[note]]such as the Joint Chiefs, Grand General Cassio Tagge, Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax, and Moffs such as [[spoiler:Quarsh Panaka]] & [[{{AntagonisticGovernor}} Grand Moff]] [[{{BlueBlood}} Tarkin]][[/note]], while a now [[{{ZeroPerCentApprovalRating}} universally despised]] [[{{CorruptPolitician}} Grand Vizier]] [[{{TokenMinority}} Mas Amedda]] is in charge of [[{{CityPlanet}} Coruscant]], but as a [[{{AuthorityInNameOnly}} powerless figurehead]] on behalf of the [[{{TheFederation}} New Republic]], following the destruction of both Death Stars, the failure of the [[{{ApocalypseHow}} Contingency]], the [[{{PeaceConference}} signing of the Galactic Concordance]], and the subsequent dissolution of the Imperial Government & other associated organisations, '''BUT''' the new Government has lost a lot of friends & allies getting there[[note]]such as Senators Bail Organa & Nadea Tural, [[{{Film/RogueOne}} Admiral Raddus, and rebel heroes such as Jyn Erso, & the Rogue One squad]][[/note]], Alderaan was still destroyed while others[[note]]like Jedha & Ilum[[/note]] suffered permanent ecological damage, many surviving imperials are [[{{KarmaHoudini}} still unaccounted for]][[note]]such as COMPNOR Director Armand Isard, Grand General Kenner Loring, General Hodnar Borrum, and Moffs such as Adelhard & Arihnda Pryce[[/note]], and the newly formed senate is still enduring the same political stagnation as its predecessor along with an openly corrupt Senate Guard, while threats both new & existing, such as surviving Imperial Remnants, growing piracy, rising crime and a Dark Side cult calling itself the "Acolytes of the Beyond" are starting to strike from the shadows; all the while, an [[spoiler:imperial splinter group led by Grand Admiral Rae Sloane & Commandant Brendol Hux, are busy reforming the empire in the Unknown Regions under a new name: the First Order]]
%%* The subsequent '''First Order Conflict'''
* BroadStrokes: Creators within the new continuity (many of whom also wrote for the "old" EU) often take the broader details of previous EU works by themselves or others in this sense. For instance, the novel ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Tarkin]]'' by James Luceno clearly takes the broader plots of his previous three novels[[labelnote:*]] ''Darth Plagueis'', ''Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader'' and ''Cloak Of Deception''[[/labelnote]] as still having happened, and ''[[Comicbook/StarWarsKanan Kanan]]'' makes some veiled references to the events of the novel ''[[Literature/{{Shatterpoint}} Shatterpoint]]''[[labelnote:*]] It's possible it didn't happen exactly as in the novel though - after the events therein, it seems doubtful anyone would trust Depa Billaba with a padawan[[/labelnote]]. And in general, while the post-Endor slate has been wiped clean, there also seems to be less need or desire to retcon Prequel-era material.
* CanonImmigrant: Any new works that are influenced by works that were made in the ''Legends'' continuity utilize this trope, reworking old characters (and iconic ships) into the new setting. (Perhaps the most obvious example is that many background characters only given names by the ''Legends'' continuity have kept their names, and in many cases their backstories, in newer works.) See the individual pages for more.
* ChekhovsGunman: Remember Rae Sloane, that one Imperial officer that was a major character in ''Literature/ANewDawn'' and she started appearing in a bunch of other works, and then ended up being a major character in the ''Aftermath'' trilogy? [[spoiler:She becomes the founder of the New Order [[DragonAscendant after killing Rax]], as he wanted to kill the Empire instead of keeping it alive.]]
* ContinuityPorn: Again, king of the trope. ''Star Wars'' has so many [[CallBack Call Backs]], [[CallForward Call Forwards]], [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]], [[MythologyGag Mythology Gags]], and [[InternalHomage Internal Homages]] you could spend hours listing them all. In fact, it's safe to say ''Star Wars'' has more of them [[MostTriumphantExample than any other franchise]].
* ContinuityReboot: A '''massive''' one, as detailed by the description above.
* TheDon[=/=]TheSyndicate:
** The two most powerful and prevalent crime syndicates during both the twilight years of the Galactic Republic and subsequent reign of Palpatine's Empire were the [[{{TheCartel}} Hutt Cartel]] led by the Grand Hutt Council (usually dominated by either Jabba and/or [[{{TheDreaded}} Mama]]), and Black Sun, a far-reaching crime syndicate led by a Chairman, such as Ziton Moj[[note]]who became leader following Maul's decapitation of his former boss, Xomit Grunseit, both figuratively and literally[[/note]], with various smaller syndicates & criminal organisations also existing that [[{{MobWar}} challenged the status quo]], such as the Pyke Syndicate under Lom Pyke, the Xrexus Cartel led by Xev Xrexus, various pirate gangs led by Hondo Ohnaka & Maz Kanata, arms dealers, rival Hutt crime lords, and '''EVEN''' the Zygerrian Government[[note]]which at the time, was led by Queen Miraj Scintel with a Prime Minister, and various advisers; usually consisting of powerful nobles and the military elite[[/note]]. Following the [[{{Film/RevengeOfTheSith}} end of the war and subsequent rise of the Empire]], most of the criminal syndicates and organisations formed a loose alliance with the now [[{{TheEmperor}} Emperor]] [[{{BigBad}} Palpatine]] until his [[{{Film/ReturnOfTheJedi}} own death at the Battle of Endor]] and the subsequent [[{{Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd}} fall of his empire]] less than a year later.
*** During the height of the '''''Clone Wars''''', the former [[spoiler:Sith Lord, Maul, managed to unite the Hutts, Black Sun, Pyke Syndicate, and several other factions to briefly form the Shadow Collective]] led by himself, Savage Opress and [[spoiler:their Mother, the Nightsister leader, Mother Talzin]], until its [[{{ComicBook/DarthMaulSonofDathomir}} own destruction]] several months later
** Following the end of the Galactic Civil War (GCW), the Galactic criminal underworld changed drastically; the Hutt Cartel had collapsed, while Black Sun was forced into a loose criminal alliance with a rival crime organisation and mining conglomerate led by Lorgan Movellan that called themselves the Red Key Raiders, which left various new criminal gangs to form and challenge their former criminal masters during the first decades of the New Republic, such as the Kanjiklub[[note]]founded & led by former slaves of the Hutts[[/note]], the Ranc gang led by a former Imperial Stormtrooper named Terex[[note]]Imperial designation number TK-603[[/note]] and the Nikto Cartels led by powerful "businessmen" such as Rinnrivin Di.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Alderaan (Leia's adopted homeworld), & the [[spoiler: Hosnian System (The New Republic's temporary Capital)]]
* EliteMooks: While the [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Imperial Stormtroopers]] and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain B-1 Battle Droids]] have cemented their status as CannonFodder, they have several close relatives who are competent enough to give the heroes [[NotSoHarmlessVillain a rough time]].
** ''The Phantom Menace'' gives us the [[TheDreaded Droidekas / Destroyer Droids]]. They come equipped with energy shields that make them [[ImmuneToBullets immune to blaster fire]] and [[MoreDakka rapid-fire blasters]]. They're so effective that [[CerebusSyndrome they can send Jedi Masters running]].
** ''Attack of the Clones'' reveals the [[NewAndImproved B-2 Battle Droids]], essentially [[HeavilyArmoredMook heavily-armoured]] versions of the B-1s.
** ''The Clone Wars'' shows off the Commando Droids. While they're nowhere near as lethal as Droidekas or Magnaguards, they can prove a problem for Clone troopers, especially in large numbers.
** In ''Revenge of the Sith'', we get the Magnaguards -- special droids designed to take on Jedi. They are capable of posing a threat to both Knights and Padawans, and are effective enough that even Masters have a hard time taking them down.
** ''Rebels'' introduces [[KnightOfCerebus the Inquisitorius]], a group of darksiders tasked with hunting down survivors of Order 66. [[spoiler: While they're no match for a Jedi Knight or a rogue Sith Lord, they're effective enough to be a genuine threat to Padawans]].
** ''Rogue One'' introduces us to the [[DoomTroops Death Troopers]] -- aka stormtroopers that can actually shoot straight. Even though [[spoiler: all six of them die by the end of the film, they've [[PyrrhicVictory claimed many times that number in Rebel lives]].]]
** And in ''The Force Awakens'', we get the First Order Stormtroopers. They're [[TookALevelInBadass remarkably better shots than their Imperial counterparts]] -- in fact, they're equipped with riot gear that lets them deflect lightsaber attacks.
* TheEmperor: [[TheFounder Sheev Palpatine]] for the [[TheEmpire First Galactic Empire]], followed by [[{{ShadowDictator}} Fleet Admiral]]/[[{{JusttheFirstCitizen}} Counselor]] [[{{DragonAscendant}} Gallius Rax]]
** The [[{{TheRemnant}} First Order]] has Supreme Leader Snoke
* TheEmpire[=/=]GalacticSuperpower: The First Galactic Empire, followed [[{{Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens}} thirty years later]] by its successor state, the First Order
* EnemyCivilWar: The Galactic Empire undergoes one after the Emperor's death, thanks to a growing New Republic, defecting Imperials, and rogue Moffs and officers becoming warlords or declaring themselves Emperor, which resulted in both the Imperial Army and Imperial Navy abandoning Coruscant, and leading to the ISB (or Imperial Security Bureau) usurping control from Grand Vizier Mas Amedda and heavily defending the isolated capital, with the planet slowly descending into a battleground against the New Republic supported insurgents and the de facto leaders of the planet. Meanwhile, the leaders of the Imperial Army and Imperial Navy (Grand General Kenner Loring & Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax, respectively), the two biggest factions within the [[{{TheRemnant}} empire]] go through their own CivilWar with each other, all whilst fighting off the New Republic forces.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Numerous characters has noted that they felt cold in the presence of the Dark Side:
** The first time this trope is in ''The Empire Strikes Back'', when Luke describes the cave on Dagobah as cold.
** On ''Rebels'', Ezra felt cold after [[EvilMeScaresMe his brush with the Dark Side]]. Later, both him and Kanan also described the presence of [[TheDreaded Vader]] as such.
** In ''Shattered Empire'', Leia felt cold when entering the hangar of the Royal Palace of Theed, sensing the lingering presence of Darth Maul.
* FamousLastWords: See [[FamousLastWords/StarWars here]].
* {{Flanderization}}/PlanetofHats: Happened to a lot of species and characters DependingOnTheWriter. A notable example is the Cantina Biths from the original ''AwesomeMusic/StarWars'', who instead of being a band who happen to be Biths, possibly from the same planet (and thus, logically, the same species) they are members of an entire race of 1-dimensional musicians.
** [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Hutts]] are another example; as [[FatBastard Jabba]] in the films is an example of the 'ruthless Hutts', the Expanded Universe banks on the fact that the Hutts are all gangsters.
*** Likewise, Jabba himself is frequently only characterized by his vicious greed and gluttony.
** On the other hand, both above examples and many more are subverted or even averted completely in different media, again DependingOnTheWriter; there are even writers who have created Sith Biths and Jedi Hutts, even if such examples are almost universally accepted as JumpingTheShark.
* FounderOfTheKingdom:
** The '''Galactic Republic''' has the various remnants of the Old Republic, alongside the Jedi Order
** The '''Separatist Alliance''' has Count Dooku, Darth Sidious[[note]]secretly; behind the scenes[[/note]], Archduke Poggle the Lesser, [[spoiler:Karina the Great]], and various corporate "sponsors" such as the Trade Federation, Techno Union, Commerce Guild, and [=InterGalactic=] Banking Clan
** The '''First Galactic Empire''' has Supreme Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader[[note]]otherwise known as the Jedi Knight and prophesied [[{{TheChosenOne}} Chosen One]], Anakin Skywalker[[/note]], Admiral/Governor Wilhuff Tarkin and the then-[[{{CorruptPolitician}} Speaker & Vice Chair]][[note]]An aide & adviser to the Office of the Chancellor, tasked with maintaining order among the Galactic Senate[[/note]], Mas Amedda
** The '''Rebel Alliance''', was formed through an [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} alliance]] between Senator-in-exile Mon Mothma, fellow Senator[[labelnote:*]]and secret Rebel Network leader[[/labelnote]] Bail Organa, and the various myriad resistance cells and factions associated with the Rebel Network[[note]]such as the Mon Calamari, Corellian Resistance, Massassi Unit, certain elements of the Partisans, and [[spoiler:House Organa]][[/note]]
*** It's predecessor, the '''Rebel Network''', was founded through a partnership between Senator Bail Organa and former Jedi padawan, Ahsoka Tano/Fulcrum I
%%* The '''First Order''' has [[spoiler:Grand Admiral Rae Sloane, Commandant Brendol Hux, his son Armitage, various military officers[[labelnote:*]]such as Nash Windrider[[/labelnote]], and much later, the Centrist Party]]
*** The '''Knights of Ren ''' has the '''Acolytes of the Beyond'''; itself founded by [[spoiler:Adviser Yupe Tashu]]
** The '''Resistance''' has Senator Leia Organa, Gial Ackbar, Nien Nunb, Doctor Harter Kalonia, and various New Republic pilots[[labelnote:*]]such as Greer Sonnel, Joph Seastriker, & Temmin "Snap" Wexley[[/labelnote]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: The Dark Side, [[spoiler:and whatever is calling out to Palpatine out in the Unknown Regions[[note]]Popular fan theories include Snoke, the Yuuzhan Vong, or [[EldritchAbomination something else entirely]][[/note]]]]
* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: Several, including:
** The [[{{Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E19Massacre}} Dathomirian Witches]][[note]]excluding Asajj Ventress, Mother Talzin, and [[spoiler: Shelish]][[/note]] and the [[{{Literature/DarkDisciple}} Mahran]] by the CIS, which also attempted to destroy various other races & cultures using [[{{Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E17BlueShadowVirus}} Dr. Nuvo Vindi's Blue Shadow Virus]], [[{{Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E14DefendersofPeace}} Lok Durd's Defoliator]], and the [[{{Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E21LibertyonRyloth}} Techno Union's Organic Decimator]].
** [[{{ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader}} Geonosians]], [[{{Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E01DroidsInDistress}} Lasat]], [[{{Literature/OneThousandLevelsDown}} Alderaanians, Herglic, Mon Calamari]], and the [[{{VideoGame/StarWarsUprising}} Nothoiins]] were just some of the species & cultures deemed "dangerous" by Palpatine's Regime and hunted to extermination.
** The [[{{Literature/StarWarsPhasma}} population of Parnassos, including the Claw Clan]], courtesy of the First Order and [[{{SoleSurvivor}} Phasma]] herself.
* LoopholeAbuse: After the Galactic Concordance was signed, Sienar were told they couldn't make ships for the First Order. Their solution? Create a subsidiary that wasn't beholden to the treaty, and get right back to work.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: ''Tarkin'' reveals Emperor Palpatine's first name is Sheev.
* ProtagonistTitle: ''Tarkin'', ''Princess Leia'', ''Ahsoka'', ''Chewbacca'', ''Han Solo'', ''Kanan'', ''Poe Dameron'', ''C3-PO'', ''Darth Vader'', ''Doctor Aphra'', ''Lando'', ''Obi-Wan & Anakin'', ''Darth Maul'', ''TK-462'', ''Thrawn'', ''Darth Maul''[[note]]A series title that was carried over from ''Legends''[[/note]], and ''Twilight Company''. Technically, you could also count ''Rogue One'' and ''Rebels''.
* ThePurge: Various, namely:
** '''''[[Film/RevengeoftheSith Revenge of the Sith]]''''' ends with the Sith's victory over the Jedi Order, via this near the end.
** '''''[[Film/TheForceAwakens The Force Awakens]]''''' reveals that Luke's newly re-created Jedi Order was wiped out by a joint First Order/Knights of Ren strike force, led by none other than [[spoiler: his nephew, Ben Solo]].
* RealityEnsues: As with the old EU, the new EU makes it painstakingly clear that just because the Rebels blew up a major Imperial space station, destroyed a good portion of their fleet, and killed the Emperor and his most prominent subordinate doesn't mean that the entire Galactic Empire collapsed overnight.
* RecursiveReality: Apparently. [[https://www.artstation.com/artwork/w9OyZ On this design sheet]] for an episode of ''The Clone Wars'', there's a holomovie called ''Space Wars'', which features a story being told "long long ago in a galaxy far far away" with a superweapon that totally isn't the Death Star.
* LaResistance[=/=]RebelLeader: Various, though the more famous ones are/were:
** The Separatist Alliance in the '''Prequel Trilogy''' led by Count Dooku, General Grievous, the Council, [[spoiler:and secretly Darth Sidious/Supreme Chancellor Palpatine]]
** '''[[{{WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars}} The Clone Wars]]''' had several, that would continue fighting during the '''Galactic Civil War''' such as the Free Ryloth Movement led by Cham Syndulla, and the Mandalorian Resistance, which was formed by Bo-Katan Kryze when [[spoiler:Maul [[{{Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS5E15ShadesofReason}} killed their previous leader/commander]], [[{{BigBadWannabe}} Pre Vizsla]]]]; which by the fourth season of '''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]''', had officially allied itself with Clan Wren, led by the Countess Ursa, her daughter Sabine, and former Journeyman Protector, Fenn Rau
*** There's also the Onderon Rebels led by Saw Gerrera; which were co-led with his sister, Steela, Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, and the former Separatist & Death Watch member, Lux Bonteri. By the time of the Galactic Civil War, it had renamed itself the Partisans, and by '''Film/RogueOne''', was now co-led with his chief lieutenants/enforcers, Benthic and Edrio "Two Tubes". Following their defeat on Jedha[[note]]as seen in Film/RogueOne[[/note]], the remnants reorganised themselves into the '''[[{{Literature/InfernoSquad}} Dreamers]]''', and led by another of Saw's former lieutenants, Staven, alongside his own second-in-command, Dahna, and the mysterious informant known only as the "Mentor" (who was later to be revealed to be the [[spoiler:former Onderon Rebel & Senator-in-Exile, Lux Bonteri]])
** Various short-lived insurgency groups during [[{{TheEmperor}} Palpatine's]] rise to power included '''[[{{Literature/StarWarsAhsoka}} the Raadan Resistance]]''' which was formed & led by Ahsoka Tano, '''[[{{Literature/StarWarsTarkin}} an unnamed insurgency group]]''' led by Berch Teller, and the '''[[{{Literature/Thrawn}} Batonn insurgency ]]''' which was led by the individual known only as "Nightswan" (actually a former [[{{CorruptCorporateExecutive}} member of the Imperial Mining Guild]] turned "[[{{TheDon}} smuggling consultant]]" named Nevil Cygni)
** The '''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels TV series]]''' and other related media has the Rebel Network, led by Senator Bail Organa, his wife Breha, and the Fulcrum informants[[note]]Ahsoka Tano, followed by the [[spoiler:then-Senior ISB Agent Alexsandr Kallus]][[/note]], with military support from both Phoenix Squadron led by Commander Jun Sato and the Massassi Unit led by General Jan Dodonna
*** Rebel groups that were loosely affiliated with them included the '''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels "Spectres", or Ghost crew]]''' led by Kanan Jarrus & Commander Hera Syndulla, the '''[[{{Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E09Legacy}} Lothal Insurgency]]''' led by former Governor Ryder Azadi, '''[[{{Magazine/StarWarsRebelsMagazine}} the Imvur rebels, Klonoid rebel cell, and Wookiee Underground]]''', all led by Commander Ryden, Senator Nadea Tural, & Wullffwarro respectively, and the short-lived '''[[{{Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E06IronSquadron}} Iron Squadron]]''' led by Mart Mattin following the death of his father, Jun Sato's brother[[note]]which merged with Phoenix Squadron after its introductory episode[[/note]]
** '''Film/RogueOne''' & the '''Original Trilogy''' has the Rebel Alliance led by Senator-in-Exile/Chancellor Mon Mothma, fellow Senator Bail Organa, the Council, Princess Leia Organa[[note]]who replaced both the Council and her adopted father, Bail Organa[[/note]], and various military officers & commanders such as General Dodonna, and Admirals Raddus & Ackbar
*** The only known rebel group that was/is officially affiliated with them are the Corellian Resistance, whose leadership are currently unknown[[note]]as mentioned in The End of History'', a short story published in ''Star Wars Insider Magazine 154''[[/note]]
** '''[[{{VideoGame/StarWarsUprising}} Uprising]]''' has the titular group led by the "Smuggler", his sister Riley, and their "allies, which included various [[{{TheDon}} crime lords]] (such as Shortpaw, Voras, & "Deathstick"), the leaders of the [[{{GovernmentInExile}} Noble Court]] (Her Majesty, & Sir Corto Belrake), and the local Rebel leadership (Tam Bastion & Rebel heroes Lando Calrissian and Lobot)
** The '''Sequel Trilogy''' has the aptly-named Resistance led by Leia Organa, her aide Commander Korr Sella, and Admirals U.O. Statura & Gial Ackbar
* SacredScripture: The Church of the Force revers the Journal of the Whills.
* SchrodingersCanon:
** ''Propaganda'' mentions that there was a "Dark age" of the Galaxy, during which there was a Jedi-Sith war, which included at least two Battles of Coruscant; one of the Sith taking it over, with a later one of the Jedi Order liberating Coruscant from the Sith. In ''Legends'', you could argue that it began with the Sacking of Coruscant, where the Sith Empire took Coruscant, forcing the Jedi Order to flee to Tython. It wouldn't be until about ''two-thousand and a half'' years later that at the end of the New Sith Wars (also known as the Jedi-Sith War) that the Jedi were able to retake Coruscant. There was also a Cold War between the Jedi and Sith after the Sacking of Coruscant and the Jedi returning to Tython. In addition, said the Jedi-Sith War is also said in both canons to have resulted in Darth Bane creating the Rule of Two, which helps enforce the idea that the events alluded to by the New Expanded Universe may be the same ones from ''Legends''.
** The online Encyclopedia (the precursor to the Databank before the ''Star Wars'' website was overhauled; it is no longer accessible) states that the Hundred-Year Darkness from a thousand years before the main era was started by a rogue Jedi exiled by the Jedi High Council, as he believed that the right way to go about things is tapping into the dark side, resulting in the birth of the Sith with the help of his followers. In ''Legends'', the Jedi is named Ajunta Pall, [[MadScientist who was dabbling around in alchemy]] and [[PlayingGod discovered how to create & shape life while doing so]]. The Jedi High Council was [[EverybodyHasStandards so disturbed by this]] that they shunned his discoveries for being dark sided and tried to destroy his work, much to the anger of him and his followers, setting off the war. At the end of the Hundred-Year Darkness, Pall and his followers were exiled from Republic space... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero though this proved to be a bad choice]], as they ended up finding the Sith species on Korriban and things went from there.
* SerialEscalation: Each generation of the franchise tries to outdo the previous in terms of special effects, characterization, and sheer awesomeness.
** ''A New Hope'' was TheHerosJourney by way of SpaceOpera, with some Japanese and Western elements blended in. ''The Empire Strikes Back'' introduced lots of tragic elements, and helped flesh out the mythology a bit more. ''Return of the Jedi'' acted as a GrandFinale for the Original Trilogy with strong themes of redemption and a good sense of closure ([[SeriesFauxnale at least at the time]]).
** ''The Phantom Menace'' was little more than the groundwork for the following five films, yet had significantly better special effects than had been seen in the series to date; it also introduced Anakin as a young, unassuming protagonist who was thrust into extreme circumstances. ''Attack of the Clones'' introduced much darker elements, as well as expanded upon the roles of a Jedi Knight and Padawan Apprentice. ''Revenge of the Sith'' turned the dark elements UpToEleven, and simultaneously gave us some of the most expansive battles (both literal and spiritual) the series had seen up to that point.
** ''The Force Awakens'' was a retread of ''A New Hope'', but with several elements from across the franchise and [[UpToEleven pumped up on steroids]].
** This could also be seen in the series' trademark weapon, lightsabers. The original weapons were simple, single-bladed swords with blades of plasma or lasers, [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on who you ask]]. The swordfights in these films were equally simple -- [[FridgeBrilliance probably because knowledge of how to wield them had long since been lost]]. ''The Phantom Menace'' introduced us to [[DoubleWeapon double-bladed]] lightsabers, while simultaneously portraying Jedi and Sith wielding the weapons extremely competently. ''Attack of the Clones'' introduced lightsabers with curved hilts wielded by an OldMaster, only for ''Revenge of the Sith'' to one-up this by giving us a cyborg who ''quadruple''-wielded his. ''The Clone Wars'' then went ahead and gave us animated saber duels, with one of its [[ArcVillain arc villains]] DualWielding double-bladed lightsabers. [[ExaggeratedTrope It still wasn't enough]]. ''Rebels'' gave us the Inquisitorius, whose double-bladed lightsabers can [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spin on an axis]], while ''The Force Awakens'' gave us crossguard-sabers with unstable blades, wielded by a PsychopathicManchild with a flair for the dramatic. And now, the Season 2 finale of ''Rebels'' has shown us there is still more to come, with the revelation that the aforementioned inquisitors can use their spinning lightsabers to ''fly''. It's anyone's guess what the franchise's most iconic weapon will be capable of next.
* SocietyMarchesOn:
** It was frequently mentioned in ''Legends'' that women in the Imperial Military was an extreme rarity. However, likely as a result of women taking greater roles in real-world militaries, there has been a substantial increase in the amount of women passingly mentioned as serving in the Imperial Navy, including a female captain of a Star Destroyer. Although even at the time of the ''Legends'' continuity this was partially a matter of making the Empire a PoliticallyIncorrectVillain, since the New Republic military had a fairly large proportion of female personnel.
** ''Lords Of The Sith'' features the first lesbian character in the new canon - who, interestingly, is also an Imperial.
** Rather than painting the Galactic Civil War as being [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as it was in the films, the new Expanded Universe [[GrayAndGreyMorality mixes things up]] with noble Imperials and ruthless Rebels, [[ALighterShadeOfGray although it's still pretty obvious who we're supposed to be rooting for]]. For example, the Imperials have individuals such as [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Maketh Tua, Agent Kallus]], [[Literature/ANewDawn Rae Sloane]], and [[ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader Inspector Thanoth]]; the Rebels have [[Film/RogueOne Saw Gererra]], and [[Literature/StarWarsTarkin Berch Teller]].
* SparedByTheAdaptation: The major ones are General Cassio Tagge[[note]]who would later die thanks to Darth Vader[[/note]], Admiral Ackbar, [[spoiler:Chewbacca]] and [[spoiler:Mon Mothma]] who have all escaped their original EU fates.
* UngovernableGalaxy: Even in a galaxy apparently controlled by superpowers such as the Galactic Republic and Galactic Empire, the Galaxy still proves to be quite ungovernable. Even before Palpatine carried out his master plan, the Republic was crumbling due to corruption, while the Empire kept somewhat better control of its territory, at the cost of vastly increased military expenditure and curtailed rights. Even with their military might, the Empire were still unable to stamp out the seemingly thousands of crime syndicates that flourished in the galaxy; some space was even ruled by crime lords! And let's not forget how the Empire was unable to exterminate the Rebels or crack down on Rebel Sympathizers. After all, it is very difficult to track down offenders in the vast void of space.
* VillainEpisode:
** ''Lords Of The Sith'', starring Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.
** ''Tarkin'', starring the titular Grand Moff.
** The ''Darth Vader'' comic, starring... Well, guess.
** ''Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir'', which picks up where ''The Clone Wars'' left Maul. Also features Darth Sidious and Mother Talzin.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Kind of a guarantee, since the stories tend to jump around different places and in different parts of the timeline. Lots of unique places and characters may be explored at one point in the timeline (such as the Republic era), but has yet to be covered in later eras. There's also deliberately not showing a topic's past/future to obviously keep up the mystery of what happens to them until a WhamEpisode that answers the question. So of course, this trope generally leads to [[SequelHook seeds later sprouting into something greater]] [[ChekhovsGun later on]].
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