See ''YMMV/StarWarsLegends'' for old EU.
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* ArchivePanic: Averted if you're going by Disney's new Expanded Universe instead of the positively colossal ''Legends'' one. You shouldn't have too much of a problem keeping up with all the new material... for now, that is. That said, it's been going a few years now, and several novels have already been released, so if it doesn't qualify yet, it's most certainly going to.
* 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 Star Wars Holiday Special]]'' (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 (though he was actually an experiment made by the Empire.)
** 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'' that killed Chewbacca, 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.
** In minor news, WordOfGod stated on Twitter that [[{{Narm}} "jizz"]] music is no longer called as such in this EU, now being called Bith jazz.
* 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]].
*** This is itself a BaseBreaker for some Expanded Universe fans.
*** 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.
** The focus on the original trilogy era has some fans either interested in reign of the empire or craving for the Old Republic era.
* CompleteMonster: See [[Monster/StarWars here]].
* 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.
* EpilepticTrees:
** As of April 10th, 2017 (a few days before Celebration 2017), some fans noticed that the official ''Star Wars'' Creator/{{Twitter}} page had started following Creator/RosarioDawson and Creator/DwayneJohnson, with a popular rumor having gone around for a while that Dawson would play Ahsoka in a live-action role. Dawson and Creator/DaveFiloni started following each other on Twitter at the same time, too, and considering Filoni mostly just follows ice hockey teams and co-workers, it's rather suspect.
** There are rumors going around of another animated series directed by Filoni either succeeding after or being released alongside ''Rebels''. While anything from the Old Republic era as popularly demanded (specifically a canon adaptation of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'') are currently off limits so that Bioware still has time to end its ''Legends'' story in ''The Old Republic'', the other guess is that it will fill in the gap between ''Return of the Jedi'' and ''The Force Awakens''.
*** Voice actor Creator/StephenStanton revealed in a podcast interview that his voice for AP-5 was being reused for ''another'' Lucasfilm animated series... huh?
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The romanji for Thrawn according to Google Translate is Sloan. Who else is a Grand Admiral in new canon?
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
** In ''[[Comicbook/StarWarsLando Lando]]'', Lobot [[spoiler:allows his cybernetic implants to "optimize" his brain so that he can reactivate a ship's escape pods, turning him into the mute and emotionless cyborg we know from the films. He leaves a pre-recorded message for Lando imploring him to end his criminal career. And the thing that plays the message is Lando saying "cure." Lobot knew that Lando would try to help him return to normal.]]
** In ''ComicBook/{{Chewbacca}}'', the titular Wookiee gives Zarro his medal he got for being a hero of the Rebellion -- the same infamous medal that we never got to see him receive in the end of ''Film/ANewHope''. Zarro asks him if he's sure, to which he replies that he has his bandolier, which is good enough for him and she immediately understands. The epilogue reveals that Zarro had realized that Chewie had a small bandolier in the box he had the whole time, and it turns out that it's a gift for his son, Waroo/Lumpy.
** At the end of ''[[Literature/StarWarsThrawn Thrawn]]'', the titular character leaves behind his personal journal entries for his former aide Eli -- [[spoiler:who is leaving for the Chiss Ascendancy]] -- to see, with the closing words affirming that he is grateful for Eli and their friendship throughout the years. Eli reciprocates. It's a far cry from back in the beginning of the book, where Eli [[IJustWantToBeNormal wanted little to do with Thrawn]] and Thrawn claimed the only reason why he's keeping the young man close to him is as a tool.
** The [[EarnYourHappyEnding ending]] of ''Literature/ServantsOfTheEmpire''. [[spoiler:Dhara is back with her family after having been kidnapped and attempted to be brainwashed on by the Grand Inquisitor. The final lines seal the deal (doubling as TearJerker):]]
--->[[spoiler:"Mom, Dad," Dhara]] said from the middle of their warm, happy knot. [[PleaseDontLeaveMe "Don't let go. Don't let go."]]\\
And for a very long time, no one did.
** ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsTheScreamingCitadel The Screaming Citadel]]'' begins with Luke and Aphra having an EnemyMine, with the two [[HeadbuttingHeroes butting heads]] considering as far as Luke knew, Aphra is/was TheDragon to the very evil that killed innocent people including his father, and Aphra is as abrasive as ever. However, as the situation at the Citadel escalates and the tensions are targeted at Aphra, [[AllLovingHero Luke defends her]], saying that she is his friend. She silently looks at him surprised and genuinely touched that someone is willing to stand by her side not so to gain anything out of it, but because they genuinely care about her. Keep in mind that within the same issue earlier, Aphra dismissed Luke as being some clueless naive poster boy for the Rebellion and was willing to use him as a bomb against the Queen. However, this becomes a TearJerker at the end of the arc. Scroll down to see why.
* MemeticMutation:
** As before, Thrawn's full name, Mitth'raw'nuruodo is either joked about how it has the word "raw" in it or the last part sounds like "Manga/{{Naruto}}".
* {{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 or Disney's decision, because... well, [[ScapegoatCreator they're owners of the franchise]]. 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. As for Disney, they did not make the choice to wipe the EU and they're smart enough to let Lucasfilm handle the reins, so ExecutiveMeddling by Disney very rarely happens to the new ''Star Wars'' stories. The EU wipe was decided by Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Captain Phasma became TheScrappy in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' for being hyped up by advertising to be the new [[EnsembleDarkhorse Boba Fett]], [[HypeBacklash only for]] her to be an AdvertisedExtra and her [[NeverLiveItDown most notable action]] in the film being a DirtyCoward that [[NiceJobFixingItVillain screws over Starkiller Base]] and gets thrown in the trash compartment as a result. And then ''[[Literature/StarWarsPhasma Phasma]]'' shows she's a [[HateSink deliberately unlikable]] sociopath that's out for herself, willing to [[spoiler:kill her parents, her brother, her clan, and the man who recruited her into the First Order in the first place]] to secure her own place among greatness, with that greatness being the First Order until further notice.
* 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. That said, it hasn't stopped some works from being less-regarded than others, so it still applies, if not to the same extent.
* TearJerker:
** [[spoiler:Omri's HeroicSacrifice towards the end of ''The Phantom Limb''. Especially since he started becoming friends with [=C3PO=].]]
** In ''The Screaming Citadel'', despite everyone justifiably looking down on Aphra for being untrustworthy and manipulative, Luke -- who had also looked down on Aphra for the same reasons everyone else does and even stated so at the beginning of the arc -- stands up for her and affirms that she is his friend, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness something she is genuinely touched about]]. Keep in mind she had already threatened to use Luke as a bomb against the Queen earlier in the ''same issue''. Sadly, in the climax of the arc, Aphra attempts to ScrewThisImOuttaHere once again, but this time, [[spoiler:Rur points out that [[HiddenDepths she really does feel guilty and has sadness in her heart]]]], [[ChangedMyMindKid causing her to go back and save the others]]. The arc ends with everyone still disappointed in Aphra for still not having changed her ways, and even Luke rebuffs her, telling her to stay away from him and his friends.
** Saw recalling Steela's death to Jyn in ''Literature/RebelRising'', believing it was [[ItsAllMyFault all his fault]] he got his sister killed since she only fell because of a gunship he shot down that crashed near her. Not only that, but he's bitter that Ahsoka couldn't save her, the Jedi couldn't save the Republic, and everyone saying that Steela ''had'' to die to liberate Onderon only for the entire galaxy to fall under another tyranny.
-->'''Saw:''' Don't give them [the Jedi] another thought. Jedi think they can do anything, but where are they now? All dead. And before that? Sure, they helped, but not enough. [...] [[{{Subtext}} But they couldn't hold on. For all their power, they couldn't hold on, not when it mattered.]]
** In ''Bloodline'', it is revealed that Leia, unlike [[AllLovingHero Luke]], does not forgive Anakin/Vader. Unlike Luke, Leia has always had a mother and father, so she's had no reason to want anything more than that in her family. And even in death, Vader's influence inadvertently ruins her life in [[spoiler:ruining her reputation to the New Republic and taking her son (and indirectly, her husband) away from her]]. It's a contrast from ''Legends'', where she had closure with a Force-ghost of Anakin and even tried to redeem his name by [[DeadGuyJunior naming her son after him]] (which she realized also ended up stressing him out as he felt he had to live up to the name). But here, none of that except for [[spoiler:[[MyGreatestFailure her son]] turning to the Dark-side to be like his grandfather, just like her other son in ''Legends'']] happen. She at least accepts Padme, but [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim she does not understand how someone so strong, smart, and caring could fall for such an apathetic murderer]]. And since it's been fifty years and no one that knew Anakin personally is alive anymore ([[spoiler:except for Kix, but the likelihood of Kix and Leia ever meeting is low given their respective circumstances]]), and no one other than Anakin knows the story of his tragedy, no one will ever know who he really was and why he fell.
** In ''[[ComicBook/DarthVaderDarkLordOfTheSith Dark Lord of the Sith]]'', it turns out that the Grand Inquisitor [[spoiler:fell because he was angry that the Jedi would never let him learn from the greater Jedi Archives, as he believed that he was of a high enough stature to deserve it. When he sees a Jedi Temple Guard uniform on display, [[WistfulAmnesia he begins to remember]], but walks away, bitterly saying that [[IHatePastMe he only remembers the lies of his past.]]]]
** It is revealed in ''Dark Lord of the Sith'' that [[spoiler:Quinlan Vos]] survived Order 66, like in ''Legends''. Unlike ''Legends'', however, as far as we know, he's not accompanied by the people he loves and he probably won't get to live the rest of his life in quietness. [[spoiler:His master, Tholme, has been long dead; T'ra Saa doesn't exist, and neither do his wife Khaleen and their newborn son Kortos; he might not even know who Vilmarh and Chak are]]. All he has to accompany him are the memories of [[spoiler:his late master, late Padawan, and late lover]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** A BroadStrokes faithful adaptation of the ''Literature/XWingSeries'' as of ''Literature/AftermathEmpiresEnd'' is near impossible, as Wedge never makes any [[SequelHook nods]] to events from his early piloting career [[FridgeLogic that you'd think would be mentioned as relevant to Phantom Squadron if it did happen]]. In addition, at the end of ''Empire's End'', Wedge decides to become a piloting teacher rather than continue being a pilot, meaning Phantom Squadron can't channel Wraith Squadron.
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