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"There's always a bit of truth in legends."
Ahsoka Tano

After the rights to Star Wars were purchased by Disney, all material from what is now Star Wars Legends (except for the original six films and Star Wars: The Clone Wars) is considered non-canon by Lucasfilm. However many characters and concepts from the old continuity are being used in/returned to the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

Note that non-storyline media such as Commander and the LEGO series (including "Droid Tales" and "The Freemaker Adventures") are considered pseudo-canon and events within them should not be considered canon unless corroborated by a reliable source such as another piece of canon. Terms established within them are exempt from this.


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  • Aayla Secura first debuted in the Republic comics. Lucas liked her enough to put her in the Prequel Trilogy and give her a fleshed out expanded role and A Day in the Limelight arc in The Clone Wars.
  • Just like Aayla, Quinlan Vos also debuted in Republic before being introduced in The Phantom Menace via a brief unnamed cameo and receiving a fleshed out expanded role in The Clone Wars. He also appears in the canonical Dark Disciple novel, which is even a condensed adaptation of his original story arc from the Legends continuity.
  • Asajj Ventress, first appearing in Legends' Clone Wars micro-series and Republic comics, made her way into the canon via appearing in The Clone Wars. In the first act of "Nightsisters" (after the unspecified Time Skip mid-Season 3), she wears clothing matching her original Legends attire before being discarded by the Separatists and joining the Nightsisters.
  • Similar to Ventress, General Grievous first appeared in Clone Wars before showing up in Revenge of the Sith, though Lucas invented him and only gave the producers the basic script to work with, which is why his canon characterization differs.
  • Imperial Intelligence director Armand Isard was re-canonized in Tarkin, but as the director of COMPNOR instead.
  • Delta Squad from Republic Commando was seen in the The Clone Wars episode "Witches of the Mist".
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn himself is introduced in Season Three of Rebels as a new antagonist, with creator Timothy Zahn approving of his depiction as accurate to the original books as well as rewriting a new backstory for him in the novel Thrawn.
    • As per Legends, Thrawn here was also exiled by his own people but found and rescued by Imperials (once again Captain Parck and Colonel Barris aboard the Strikefast), to whom he would declare his allegiance to. This time, though, his exile was faked. The Leaders of the Chiss Ascendancy are using him to gauge the Empire's strength and decide if it would make a worthwhile ally.
    • The Chiss society is slightly different than originally described in Legends. For example, in Outbound Flight, the Ascendancy is ruled by the Nine Ruling Families, who are referred to by numbers. The Nine Ruling Families remain in canon, but now they're always referred to by name, never by number.
    • Several other Thrawn-related characters are later introduced into canon by Zahn, including Captain Gilaad Pellaeon, Admiral Ar'alani, and Syndic Mitth'ras'sifis (only mentioned, and no relation to Thrawn this time). Chiss history is also a little different. Originally, the Chiss have never even heard of the Republic or the Jedi. Now, they have been tangentially affected by the war between the Sith Empire and the Republic thousands of years ago and are aware of the Force (which they refer to as Third Sight).
  • In Rebels, Ketsu Onyo, a Mandalorian bounty hunter, has letters on her helmet that spell out "SHAE". Presumably, this is a reference to Shae Vizsla, a legendary Mandalorian bounty hunter who later became Mandalore during the era of the Old Republic.
    • Though currently nothing more than a Mythology Gag, a member of House Vizsla was said to have stolen the Darksaber from the Jedi Temple on Coruscant during the fall of the Old Republic and that person later became Mandalore. In Legends, Shae did participate in the Sacking of Coruscant, in an Imperial Sith attack on the Jedi Temple, and as previously stated, she did later become Mandalore.
  • Captain Pellaeon, a character frequently associated with Thrawn, is mentioned and heard via a transmission in the final episode of Rebels.
    • He is further mentioned in canon books, although this time he's not Thrawn's protégé.
  • Princess Kneesaa from Ewoks makes the jump from Legends continuity to Disney in a late season 2 episode of Forces of Destiny.
  • Star Wars Adventures brought the infamous Jaxxon into Disney's continuity, along with his partner from the original Marvel Star Wars comics, Amaiza. Some fans had to doublecheck with the author to know what continuity the story was set in.
  • Thrawn's bodyguard and assassin Rukh plays a prominent role in The Thrawn Trilogy. He finally makes an appearance in Rebels, after being canonically introduced in Thrawn: Alliances. Unlike the Legends version, the canonical Rukh holds no reverence for Vader.
  • Admiral Ar'alani from Outbound Flight is introduced into canon in Thrawn and plays a greater role in Thrawn: Treason. Her backstory (as well as that of Thrawn) is expanded upon in Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising, and we learn her full name prior to her promotion to commodore — Irizi'ar'alani, or Ziara. She and Thrawn were close friends at the academy and later, with Ar'alani frequently having to put her ass on the line to protect Thrawn from politicians being angry at his latest stunt.

  • The Jedi-hunting Imperial Inquisitorius made their debut in Rebels as major antagonists.
  • The Commission for the Preservation of the New Order, or COMPNOR, was canonized along with its director in Tarkin.
  • The Black Sun crime syndicate showed up in many Legends works, but appeared during the fifth season of The Clone Wars. It also canonizes the Falleen, also known as the species of Prince Xizor, though the man himself's canon status is unknown.
  • The New Republic, first introduced in post-Return of the Jedi material in Legends, later appeared in Aftermath and then in The Force Awakens. That said, it shares little more than a name.
  • The Zann Consortium, another crime syndicate in competition with the Black Sun, was canonized by Uprising. Whether its founder, Tyber Zann, is canon is unknown.
  • The Nightsisters, a Force-using cult from Dathomir, first appeared in The Courtship of Princess Leia before showing up as antagonists in The Clone Wars.
  • The Mandalorians were offhandedly mentioned as the source of Boba Fett's armor in the novelization for The Empire Strikes Back before being formally introduced in Legends. The Mandalorians as a culture appeared in the rebooted canon in The Clone Wars along with the sub-faction, Death Watch.
    • Rebels then canonized the Journeyman Protectors and the idea of Mandalorians serving as instructors for the GAR.
      • However, the Protectors in this canon are established as an ancient group like Death Watch, but akin to a police force rather than a splinter cell of Death Watch. The Protectors were also Republic/neutral-aligned like Satine and the New Mandalorians, rather than Separatists.
  • The Advanced Recon Commandos, or ARC troopers, which debuted as part of the early 2000s Clone Wars multimedia project (including the microseries), were made canon in The Clone Wars. In Legends, they stood out from other clone troopers by showing independent thought and decision making, which as a result, made the Kaminoans reluctant to give them the time of day until the Battle of Kamino. By the time Revenge of the Sith came around, some clone field officers were given designs based on the ARC troopers (with the In-Universe justification of having ARC training). In The Clone Wars, due to the establishment of even rank-and-file clone troopers being capable of independent thought, ARC troopers were made into a position achieved by the most prestigious troopers (and were given a design update to differentiate them from field officers).
  • Battlefront 2015 brought back the Shadow Troopers (stormtroopers dressed in black versions of their armour, most notably seen in The Force Unleashed) into the new continuity.
  • Although the Death Troopers in Rogue One are not an outright shout-out to the Legends novel of the same name, supplementary materials to the movie suggest that they were named after "an old Imperial project", and that the Death Troopers have gotten extensive Bio-Augmentation that may or may not have turned them into zombies.
  • Baktoid Armor Workshop was brought back via Ultimate Star Wars as one of the companies responsible for producing some of the weapons, droids, and vehicles used by the Trade Federation and later the Separatists.
  • BlasTech Industries is still an arms manufacturer.
  • The Corellian Engineering Corporation is still the starship manufacturer responsible for several freighter models including the YT-1300 and Alderaan Cruisers, for starters.
  • The Republic Corps of Engineers from The Old Republic, an organization that constructed and maintained facilities for Republic use, was brought back in Catalyst.
  • Republic Intelligence is an intelligence and espionage service of the Republic that conducted operations to undermine Separatist activities, like it did in Legends. Teller was a former station chief of the RI.
  • Hoersch-Kessel Drive Inc. is still responsible for Confederate ships like the Profiteer-class freighter and the Munificent-class star frigate, according to Ultimate Star Wars.
  • TaggeCo is still a company owned by the Tagge family (which may or may not be called House of Tagge), and is still a Mega-Corp involved in mining operations and foodstuffs, among other things.
    • Its subsidiary Lantillian ShipWrights presumably still exists in this canon as well.

  • Being a spiritual successor to the microseries, The Clone Wars carried over technology that debuted in its predecessor.
    • The V-19 Torrent starfighter was the main starfighter of the Clone Army during the first year of the war, originally created in the microseries as a result of there being no other clone starfighter until Revenge of the Sith.
    • The Z-6 rotary blaster cannon was a laser gatling gun used mostly by ARC troopers in Legends, while being a bit more commonplace in the clone army in The Clone Wars.
    • The Ginivex-class starfighter, also known as the Geonosian fanblade starfighter, was the personal fighter of Asajj Ventress. In The Clone Wars she flies one during the Battle of Sullust, her last battle in the service of the Separatists before Count Dooku discards her.
  • Interdictor Cruisers, vessels designed to pull starships out of hyperspace by generating a massive gravity well from Legends, appeared as a prototype in Rebels.
  • Dark Troopers, a type of Imperial Mecha-Mook introduced in the Dark Forces Saga, appear in Commander as an Imperial unit. Similar models, sentry droids, also appear in Season 3 of Rebels, and are presumably predecessor models to the Dark Troopers.
  • Holocrons, data storage devices used by the Jedi, first appeared in Dark Empire, but returned to canon in The Clone Wars. Sith Holocrons also appear in Rebels.
  • The Accelerated Charged Particle array gun — an energy shotgun used by Trandoshan slavers — first appeared in Star Wars: Republic Commando. It shows up in The Clone Wars, also being used by Trandoshans (and reuses the firing sound effect from the source game).
  • The Defender-class light corvette that was used by the Jedi Knight and Jedi Consular classes in The Old Republic also makes its appearance in The Clone Wars as the Crucible, an ancient Jedi ship that was used to ferry Jedi younglings from Coruscant to Ilum.
  • The Z-95 Headhunter was a predecessor to the X-Wing that predated the Galactic Civil War and often used by smugglers and pirates. The Clone Wars introduced a military variant for the GAR, and like before, they became a common site among rebels and other fringe groups after the war.
  • Bossk's starship, the Hound's Tooth, first appeared in Tales of the Bounty Hunters before showing up in The Clone Wars.
  • The SoroSuub Luxury 3000 space yacht appeared in a few episodes of The Clone Wars and Rebels. Eventually, the most famous ship of this model, Lando Calrissian's Lady Luck, was reintroduced in Last Shot.
    • The bridge of the yacht used in The Clone Wars was also modeled after the interior design created for Star Wars: Galaxies. In addition, the yacht purchased by Obi-Wan Kenobi (as Rako Hardeen) had a paint job that was very similar to one of the texture sets available for players in the game.
  • Several weapons from the Dark Forces Saga, including Kyle Katarn's trademark Bryar pistol and the Imperial heavy repeater from Jedi Outcast, were part of a Death Star-themed DLC pack for Battlefront 2015.
    • The HWK-290 (the class of ship that the Moldy Crow from Dark Forces 1 and 2 was), while also appearing in Commander, also made an appearance in Kanan.
  • Hammerhead-class corvettes from Knights of the Old Republic (originally cruisers) were mentioned in a Freeze-Frame Bonus of a data screen in "Cat and Mouse" of The Clone Wars, until debuting as new ships for Phoenix Squadron, courtesy of the Organas, in Rebels and later Rogue One.
  • Servants of the Empire has Imperials use harvester droids to work on Lothal's orchards, after taking that land from local farmers. These existed in Legends too, though not always under Imperial use.
  • Dark Disciple has the Black Sun crime syndicate using Interceptor-class frigates. In Empire at War, Black Sun pirates were a non-playable enemy faction that had Interceptor-class frigates — which are just Action VI transports modified into attack ships — as one of their units, which players of any playable faction (except the Zann Consortium, which already has access to an overall better version of the ship) can purchase from merchant space docks in Skirmish Mode.
  • Though not outright confirmed, Professor Huyang's model (and Crater's head for that matter) looks similar to Pat-aK, a uniquely modelled protocol droid created by the Gree Enclave during the Old Republic era.
  • The crossguard lightsaber designs found on Malachor were also used in Legends, though they weren't as well known until they appeared in new canon.
  • A specific type of holoprojector in Catalyst is called a HoloNet transceiver, which was the name of some holoprojectors used in The Empire Strikes Back according to Legends, and Shadows of the Empire.
  • In Catalyst, the Death Star needs a hypermatter reactor core. This was the case in Legends as well.
  • Identichips or identification cards were used in Catalyst and Rebels, having appeared in Legends and also stating these appeared in A New Hope.
  • Dolovite appears in Catalyst, Marvel's Star Wars, and Uprising, and is mined from Mustafar and Burnin Konn. In Legends, they were also mined on Mimban (a world canonized in The Clone Wars) and Nkllon, and while highly valuable, were illegally mined by the Empire.
  • The Imperial TIE Defender was recanonized in Commander, and would be seen in Rebels.
  • Tarkin gets the Executrix, his personal Imperial-I-class Star Destroyer (otherwise known as the common Star Destroyer), in his titular book.
  • The Dreadnaught-class heavy cruiser appears in the penultimate episode of Star Wars: Rebels. The Dreadnaught class first appeared in the Thrawn trilogy from Legends.
  • The Victory-class Star Destroyer appears in Tarkin. The Victory class first appeared in the Legends novel Han Solo's Revenge.

  • Coruscant, the name of the Republic's capital, was first revealed in The Thrawn Trilogy, but didn't appear until The Phantom Menace. Lucas liked the name so much he decided to keep it.
    • One Thousand Levels Down mentions Centax 3. Centax 3 was established as a moon of Coruscant in Star Wars Roleplaying Game sourcebook, Coruscant and the Core Worlds.
  • Curiously, Rakata Prime from the Old Republic era was included on the Visual Guide for The Force Awakens. Resistance and the Choose Your Destiny series brought back its other Legends name of "Lehon".
  • Ruusan first appeared as the home of the Valley of the Jedi in Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II and later the final battle of the New Sith Wars before appearing in The Clone Wars, being orbited by the moon where Skytop Station was located.
  • Vanqor, the homeworld of the Gundarks, was first introduced in the Jedi Quest book series before being adapted into The Clone Wars.
  • Maridun first appeared in the Empire comics as the homeworld of the Amanin species before appearing in The Clone Wars as a colony for the Lurmen (who are said to be from Mygeeto). It is currently unknown if Amanin (now "Amani" in both singular and plural) still live on Maridun, but they do have tribes on Utapau and still retain their head-hunting habits.
  • Malachor was mentioned in a throwaway line in it as a curse equivalent to "Hell" before finally debuting in Rebels, as well as having been visited by Kylo Ren at some point before The Force Awakens.
  • Onderon from Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords gets an entire arc on it in The Clone Wars, becoming the home of Saw Gerrera's Onderon Partisans.
  • Taris (represented by Republic Senator Kin Robb) is said to be somewhat habitable "again" after an unexplained event that destroyed the ecumenopolis on the surface. Poorer residents live in parts of the ruined city that are still somewhat habitable, while the rich live in reconstructed skyscrapers. In Legends, it got bombed in Knights of the Old Republic.
    • In The Clone Wars, when introducing a Selkath bounty hunter, Dooku describes how Manaan and its people fell to poverty, but were "great once", alluding to their production of kolto (the predecessor to bacta) during the Sith Wars/Old Republic era.
  • Along with the Lasat species, Lasan was also recanonized in Rebels, and there actually was a Suppression of Lasan in Legends.
  • Concord Dawn, a remote planet originally important as part of Boba Fett's backstory the EU before the Prequels came out, appeared with its Protectors in Rebels. It was also mentioned earlier in The Clone Wars, as the homeworld of bounty hunter Rako Hardeen. However, while the planet was perfectly intact and habitable in Legends, the canon depiction doesn't have that luxury as a result of senseless warfare.
  • The Sith homeworld of Korriban, renamed "Moraband", appeared in The Clone Wars.
    • It's also been confirmed that "Korriban" is still a legitimate name for the planet, just no longer in use by the time of the prequel trilogy.
  • Mimban, the planet the serves as the setting of the first Legends novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye, is mentioned in an episode of The Clone Wars before making its film debut with Solo: A Star Wars Story, serving as the setting of Han's time in the Imperial infantry. Solo supplementary material also recanonizes the planet's formal name of Circarpous V.
  • Bilbringi, a world used by the Empire as a shipyard in The Thrawn Trilogy, was mentioned in Bloodline.
  • In Adventures in Wild Space, Captain Korda threatens to send Dil Pexton to an Imperial prison camp on Kalaan if he doesn't betray Lina. Kalaan is from a Legends computer game, Force Commander, where after the Battle of Yavin, the Empire completely decimates the Rebel base there and the entire planet into a desert, with the survivors attempting to continue the resistance. There actually is a prison there, and your mission there is to break out Luke.
  • Chrona is a world that was kept from using genetically-enhanced crops made the Leonises by the Trade Federation until it was settled in Republic courts (eventually). This was a throwaway world in the Adventure Journals from Legends.
  • Galpos II is said by Lieutenant Roddance to have been subject to a raid by the 291st Legion and AT-DPs against Thalassian slavers (who were also pirates in Legends). In Legends, it was suspected to be a base of ops for pirates.
  • The Leonises once lived on Moorja. In Legends, it was subjected to numerous ion storms, which would damage machinery and other tech, but would provide naturally fertile soil due to frequent rainfall by blowing in water from the oceans. However, poor crop management would pretty much cancel this fertility out and farmers would have to rely on artificial fertilizer (This makes perfect sense for why the Leonises would reside in Moorja, as the Leonises are agricultural scientists). The Separatists would also find interest in this soil, causing a Battle of Moorja against the Republic during the Clone Wars.
  • The previous home of the Leonises before Lothal was Hosk Station. In Legends, this space station covered the entire surface of Kalarba's largest moon and was an important and major trading port.
  • Zare was born on Uquine, a throwaway planet used in the Essential Guides from Legends.
  • Cartao is home to an Imperial facility that was put on an Imperial list of possible targets by Rebels in Tarkin and Battlefront: Twilight Company. In Legends, it was the source of Spaarti cloning cylinders, though this probably isn't the case here, as stormtroopers are now mere enlistees, not clones.
  • Rothana, from Legends reference books, is also considered a possible target in Tarkin. In Legends, it is the headquarters of Rothana Heavy Engineering, a subsidiary of Kuat Drive Yards, and had an economy centered around ship-building and developing military vehicles.
  • Lantillies was also considered another target in Tarkin after Imperial forces were redeployed in an attempt to apprehend the rebels, as a base of the Empire in the Mid Rim. In Legends, it was a major player in the shipping and shipbuilding industries, home of Lantillian ShipWrights (which still exists by almost that exact name in canon), who produced the GX 1 Short Hauler shuttle/vessel.
  • Centares also redeployed its forces in Tarkin. In Legends, it used to attract tourists and traders until pollution and stripmining by Imperial factories ruined the planet.
  • A Republic strategic conference in The Clone Wars was held over Carida, and is subsequently mentioned in relation to its prestigious Imperial Academy in works set in the Imperial era, including Tarkin, Servants of the Empire, and Battlefront: Twilight Company.
  • In The Clone Wars, after failing to secure Onderon for the Separatists, General Kalani was ordered by Count Dooku to take their remaining forces to Agamar, where he later fights against and with the Ghost crew in Rebels. Agamar was created for X-Wing (but only delved upon in the accompanying novella, The Farlander Papers) as the homeworld of the protagonist, Keyan Farlander. The world was seen as unimportant by the Empire, and as the Empire's grip on Outer Rim worlds began to slip, Agamar got a local Resistance of its own — which did get the Empire's attention, who promptly laid a massacre on the small town of Tondatha to prove a point. The Agamar Resistance would later join the greater Rebel Alliance under Senator Mothma. In canon, it seems that Agamar is sparsely populated according to Marvel's Star Wars comics, and very little of it is shown onscreen outside of the Separatist holdout base.
  • Belsavis is recanonized in The Force Awakens Beginner Game roleplay.
  • Hypori from Clone Wars is recanonized in Catalyst. Like in Legends, it also hosts a battle droid factory (though here, it is owned by Techno Union instead of Baktoid Armor Workshop, and there were multiple factories in Legends as well).
  • Celanon was from one of the Legends roleplaying games before being mentioned in Last Call at the Zero Angle, Darth Vader (home of the Astartes), and Catalyst.
  • Champala (also known as Chagria in Legends), homeworld of Mas Amedda, was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game roleplay.
  • Brentaal IV was the home of pirate queen Q'anah before Tarkin killed her in Tarkin. In Legends, this world was considered to be in one of the most advantaged locations for trade and commercial purposes (that it was also good at), being at the intersection of two of the galaxy's major hyperlanes, the Hydian Way and Perlemian Trade Route.
  • Kuat and its industrial corporation, Kuat Drive Yards, continues to be the vital source of Republic and Imperial warships.
  • The Corporate Sector under the Corporate Sector Authority still exists ever since the Empire was established, as mentioned in Tarkin and Before the Awakening, and seen in Catalyst.
  • The Western Reaches being the name of one of the galactic regions was recanonized from the Essential Atlas.
  • Serenno, the homeworld of Count Dooku, debuted in The Clone Wars, after receiving mentions and a couple of appearances in Legends such as Darth Bane and Darth Plagueis.
  • The name of the sector that Dagobah is located in is recanonized as the Sluis Sector in Ultimate Star Wars.
  • Ralltiir, the homeworld of Hobbie Klivian, is recanonized as so in Ultimate Star Wars.
  • Ilum was carried over from Legends (more memorably in Clone Wars) into The Clone Wars. It became one of the only Legends-originated locations to have a significant role in the Sequel Trilogy, due to secretly having been transformed into Starkiller Base.
  • Lucazec is mentioned in Tarkin as having Imperial mining operations led by TaggeCo. there. In Legends, Cassio Tagge tried to recruit the indigenous people, the Fallanassi, into the Empire, but they fled instead.
  • The Jovan system is close to the Yavin system, as stated in Last Call at the Zero Angle. Like in Legends, it is an agricultural world and is relatively quiet. But after the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire set up a blockade around Yavin, converting Jovan Station into the blockade's headquarters, seriously damaging the system's commerce.
  • In Last Call at the Zero Angle, the setting is in the Bright Jewel Oversector. In Legends, during the reign of the Empire, it was reorganized into an Imperial Priority Sector.
  • The Gordian Reach is recanonized as a galactic sector in the Outer Rim Territories, which includes the Yavin system. In Legends, it also contains the Jovan system (and this is likely to be the case in canon).
  • Prefsbelt is known for its Imperial Naval Academy, just like Prefsbelt IV and its Imperial Naval Academy in Legends.
  • Arkania was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, Arkania was rich in minerals such as diamonds, but kept neutrality during the Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War until it was captured by the Yuuzhan Vong; the world would join the Galactic Alliance after being liberated. In ancient times, the Sith were also attracted to the planet.
  • Balmorra was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was a factory world and was one of the Republic's most important foundry worlds, where some of the most advanced weaponry and battle droids were produced throughout its history. During the Clone Wars, it seceded from the Republic and joined the Separatists.
  • Borleias was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was the site of an Alderaan Biotics operation (a hydrophonic company), and also had a Republic base established there as a transportation waypoint to the Corporate Sector. However, during the reign of the Empire, the operation's facility was converted into a black market production facility after it was abandoned by Alderaan due to lack of profit.
  • Byblos was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was the headquarters of Byblos Drive Yards and other important tech corporation brands. It eventually became an Imperial fortress world during the Galactic Civil War.
  • Commenor was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game, Ultimate Star Wars, and Shattered Empire, as the homeworld of General Dodonna. In canon, this world was one of the retaliation targets of Operation: Cinder. In Legends, there was a rebel movement there, enough for the Rebel Alliance to establish a secret base on its largest moon, Folor.
  • Exodeen was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game and Heir to the Jedi. In Legends, it was located in the middle of Imperial territory. While some served within the Imperial ranks, others served in the Rebel Alliance.
  • Devaron appears in The Clone Wars, though the local Devaronian populace has been little commented on.
  • Fondor was recanonized by Tarkin, where Tarkin rejected his friend Count Dooku's offer to join the Separatists. Eriadu also shipped iommite there through Malastare. In Legends, the Fondor Shipyards were only outclassed by Corellia's and Kuat's, but was chosen to build the Executor. Prior to the Clone Wars, they were associated with the Techno Union and were Separatist-aligned during the war, though the populace was generally unsupportive of the cause and contributed little to the war effort.
  • Ghorman was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, in the early years of the Empire, Tarkin massacred a crowd of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators by landing his ship on them. This led to former members of the Delegation of 2000 to start planning the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Palpatine promoting Tarkin to Admiral.
  • Giju was recanonized by The Weapon of a Jedi, where Red Squadron evacuated Rebel leaders from the planet after the Battle of Yavin before they could be discovered by Imperials. In Legends, Giju is the homeworld of the Herglics (also recanonized), who attempted to fight back against the Empire for their industry and rights but it ended futilely, though enough to not have damaged the world's infrastructure. The Herglics in canon were discriminated like Alderaanians and Mon Calamaris by the Empire post-Yavin as well.
  • Hok was recanonized by reference books and The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was a Gran colony (indeed, there is at least one Gran from Hok in canon) that became isolationist after too many left their homeworld of Kinyen and created an imbalance on the population.
  • Kattada was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was ruled by a Rebel sympathizer, so Princess Leia led the Battle of Kattada there between the Rebellion and the Empire.
  • Kelada was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was an important asset to the Empire due to its production of speeder bikes and repulsorcraft, as well as producing components for repulsorlifts and walkers. As the Rebel cause grew stronger, more and more smugglers began frequenting the planet.
  • Loronar was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was the headquarters of the Loronar Corporation and the Loronar shipyards. It became an Imperial fortress world during the Galactic Civil War. In Rogue Squadron, the titular squadron served as air support for General Madine's forces, destroying a small base used in crucial Imperial ops. After liberation, it joined the New Republic and produced starships for them.
  • Mrisst was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, Thrawn recaptured the planet used it to help stage his final assaults leading up to a surprise attack on Coruscant. The planet was also provided higher education for many underprivileged youths across the galaxy, even having an effective yet not prestigious trade and science academy.
  • Palanhi was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, during the Clone Wars, Separatist victory was achieved after a heavy contest by using Scorpenek annihilator droids (which are not canon, but based off of concept art for Attack of the Clones).
  • Phu was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game, as the homeworld of Bardottan podracer Mars Guo. In Legends, it was the homeworld of the Bardottans (otherwise known as the Phuii), though this seems to have become contradictory when The Clone Wars introduced the world of Bardotta, populated by Queen Julia and her Bardottan subjects, suggesting that Bardotta is the true homeworld in Legends. As both worlds are in the Colonies region, it's possible that the royalty simply moved or Phu and Bardotta are the same world.
  • Quellor was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, after the Battle of Yavin, several peaceful anti-Imperial protests were held. At one particular rally, Moff Toggan ordered his legion of stormtroopers to keep the peace and ensure the crowd did not get out of hand, but his orders were disregarded when stormtroopers opened fire and killed every protestor for burning an effigy of Emperor Palpatine. It became an Imperial fortress world post-Endor.
  • Teyr was recanonized by The Force Awakens Beginner Game. In Legends, it was a bureaucratic and tourism world, though apparently, they don't like tourists and just want their money.

    Aliens and Creatures 
  • In The Clone Wars, a few members of the aquatic Selkath species, which appeared prominently in Knights of the Old Republic, show up as minor antagonists (bounty hunters).
  • Phindians first appear in the Jedi Apprentice series, but made their canon debut in The Clone Wars with two members of the species showing up as major antagonists.
  • In The Clone Wars episode "The Lost One", Obi-Wan mentions talking with some Felucian tribes. Behind the scenes material shows that there would have been scenes on Felucia and the Felucians in question were not the terrapin-like species that played the role of farmers seen earlier in the series, but the Jungle Felucians introduced in The Force Unleashed.
  • The Lasat species (which themselves were adapted from early concept art of Chewbacca) first appeared in a role-playing source book before being reintroduced in Rebels.
  • While Gundarks were already canon due to merely being mentioned in the films, their design in The Clone Wars is derived from earlier EU appearances such as The New Essential Guide to Alien Species made in 2006.
  • The Yuuzhan Vong from New Jedi Order were to appear in an episode The Clone Wars, and since all the episodes of the show have finished scripts, they are indeed canon. However, what they've been up to by the time of the Sequel Trilogy remains ambiguous. (Word of God is that they are not Force-immune like they were in NJO, keeping in line with George Lucas' ideas about the Force being an all-encompassing energy field over the ideas of multiple EU writers.)
  • A species that is likely the Rakata makes a cameo appearance in Poe Dameron.
  • Join the Resistance reintroduces the Zeltrons, originally from the '70s Marvel Star Wars comics. Unlike in Legends, however, they are not empaths. One had previously made a cameo appearance in A New Dawn, but only confirmed as being a Zeltron through Word of God.
  • The spider-like krykna which plague the planet of Atollon in Rebels were designed to resemble the Knobby White Spiders, a Planimal species native to Dagobah.
  • On one of the Endor stages in Battlefront 2015, there appears to be a creature that look like a Temptor from Caravan of Courage (though whether it actually is a temptor has yet to be confirmed).
    • In fact there seem to be a lot of seldom-seen creatures from Legends. On Tatooine, there are Trooshti, Profogg, Rock Beetles, rock warts and (using binoculars) Bonegnawers. The Endor map shows Humming Peepers, Geejaw, and Lantern birds.
  • In Adventures in Wild Space, Rikknits are mentioned as their eggs having the stench of filthy swamp water when rotten. In the background of a Republic and Dark Times comic plot in Legends, these eggs were a delicacy and the source of its homeworld New Plympto's economic wealth up until Chancellor Valorum declared the species as protected, due to decrease in Rikknit population. Abandoned by commercial interests, New Plympto joined the Separatists with the promise of reviving its market and economy.
  • The Graf siblings in Adventures in Wild Space run into some creepervines while on Graf-World, previously used in Scholastic's Episode 1 Adventures (to tie in with the release of The Phantom Menace).
  • In Adventures in Wild Space, clip beetles are edible by certain species like the Sullustans and Kowakian Lizard-Monkeys. Not only are they nutritious, but in Legends, a number of them could be used to close wounds with their strong mandibles, believing the flesh to be food. They were genetically created by the Yuuzhan Vong. The origin of the clip beetles in new canon is ambiguous, making this a case of Schrödinger's Canon.
  • A protagonist of Adventures in Wild Space is given berbersian crab salad to eat. In the Legends novel of Death Star, it's an Imperial mess hall dish, albeit just the crab and not as a salad.
  • Servants of the Empire has "svaper" as an insult. In Legends, a svaper was an eel-like predator from Rodia.
  • Neks are used as guard dogs by the Ollet homestead. In Legends, they're used as attack dogs as well, and they also looked a lot like yellow-furred waterbears.
  • Conduit worms are used as derogatory terms in Servants of the Empire and The Clone Wars. In Legends, they were parasites that would leech off of electrical wiring (such as in starships and places like the Coruscant Underworld), and if deprived of electricity (like during a blackout), they'd look for the closest, even the slightest electrical current it can get to, including brains.
  • "Hawk-bat" (the species residing on urbanized worlds like Coruscant and Taris according to Legends) is used as an insult in a couple of the Rebels novelizations and Servants of the Empire.
  • Ash-angels are recanonized in Battlefront 2015 and its novel, Battlefront: Twilight Company.
  • When she was Governor of Haidoral Prime, Everi Chalis ordered a culling on felinxes, since they were becoming feral and making the capital city of Glitter look undesirable. Felinxes in Legends are supposed to be easy to domesticate and care for thanks to their small brain due to being heavily inbred.
  • In Yoda's vision in the last Lost Missions arc of The Clone Wars, Dooku mentions he and Yoda fought a terentatek on Kashyyyk. In Knights of the Old Republic, terentateks are large, fearsome beasts native to Korriban/Moraband, having been twisted with the power of the Dark side and turned into an abomination by the ancient Sith. The Jedi Order would set up an event called the Great Hunt to hunt down these beasts across the Galaxy, one of which was on Kashyyyk.
  • One Thousand Levels Down contains the first appearance of a Herglic (basically whale-people) in canon. In Legends, having been a technologically advanced race earlier than most in galactic history, their manufacturing centers were among the first to be nationalized by the Galactic Empire. Initially, the normally docile Herglics tried to fight back, but after significant losses to their people and realizing the futility of their resistance (nearly leading to the destruction of their infrastructure), they chose a more pragmatic path; submitting to the will of the Empire. This is presumably the same reason as to why Herglics are being persecuted alongside the Mon Calamari and Alderaanians, as both of these other races have influential figures in the Rebel Alliance.
  • A pair of Ryn, originally from the New Jedi Order series, make cameos in Catalyst.
  • Arch grubs (Geonosians liked to eat these at arena executions) from the reference book for Attack of the Clones are recanonized in Absolutely Everything You Need To Know and debut in Catalyst.
  • In Last Call at the Zero Angle, Tana compares Huck to a sand-panther in heat in regards to his short temper. In Legends, sand-panthers were native to Corellia (though rarely seen), and are pretty much like every giant feline animal on Earth, except with venomous claws.
  • While mentioned in other works, Goraxes and boar wolves from the Caravan of Courage Ewok movie first appeared in Disney Canon in Forces of Destiny and Tales from Vader's Castle, respectively.
  • In the first episode of The Mandalorian, when the titular character complains to Kuiil that he doesn't know how to ride blurrgs, Kuiil shames him by saying the ancient Mandalorians rode the great "mythosaurs", so taming a young blurrg should be easy by comparison. The mythosaurs were an extinct species of Kaiju-sized reptile once native to Mandalore introduced in the Legends comic Star Wars 69: Death in the City of Bone (as a skeleton).

    The Force 
  • The "Light side" of the Force, while implied to exist due to constant references to the "Dark side" was referred to as such in The Clone Wars and Rebels.
    • Rebels recanonizes the concept of Ashla and Bogan as an ancient interpretation of the Force. Though however, it is worth noting that what was said to be kept in mind for this idea was more of a Mythology Gag (being the original names for the Light side and Dark side respectively) rather than a reference to the Je'daii's Force-aligned moons of Tython, where one would be exiled to their respective side if they upset their inner Balance Of Good and Evil, from Dawn of the Jedi.
  • Though planned to appear in The Clone Wars, a Sith Holocron first shows up in Rebels inside the Malachor Sith Temple.
  • The concept of a Shatterpoint was first introduced in titular Legends novel. Though none of the scenarios explicitly name the phenomena onscreen, Mace Windu performs one on a walker to free a clone in The Clone Wars episode "Liberty on Ryloth", Anakin sort of does this to a window while on Christophsis in "The Hidden Enemy" (he slashed the window before Force-pushing out the glass), and Kanan in Rebels is heavily suggested to have done this to the Grand Inquisitor's lightsaber in "Fire Across the Galaxy". Of all the canon scenarios, Kanan's is the only one that had immediate and tremendous effects on the storyline (and ultimately for good and not in vain).
  • Catalyst mentions datacrons, which are holocrons that can be accessed by non-Force-sensitives.
  • Relacite is mentioned in Catalyst. In Legends, it could be used as lightsaber crystals and gave off weak Force signatures, but because the Force had a special connection with these crystals, it created a bond between the Force, the weapon, and the Jedi.

  • Catalyst mentions a Battle of Hypori during the Clone Wars, indicated by the wreckage of a crashed Acclamator-class cruiser, as well as having rumors of a Jedi ambush having taken place there. Though not outright confirmed, this fits the description of Chapters 20 and 21's Battle of Hypori in Clone Wars to a T.
  • In the Rebels episode "Secret Cargo", Mon Mothma mentions the "Ghorman Massacres". In Legends, the Ghorman Massacre (singular) was an incident in the early days of the Empire where Tarkin landed his Star Destroyer on a crowd of peaceful protestors, and led Mon Mothma and Bail Organa to begin organizing a rebellion. In new canon, there were clearly multiple massacres, happening later on (as the episode takes place about two years before A New Hope), and were what led Mothma to give up on trying to reform the Empire through the Senate.

  • The first episode of The Mandalorian has the Mythrol telling the title character about his plans to head home for Life Day. Star Wars fans, you may all scream in horror now.
  • The card game "Pazaak", originally a mini-game from Knights of the Old Republic, was mentioned in Aftermath.
  • Cortosis is known throughout Legends as an alloy that can resist lightsabers. It was reintroduced in A New Dawn, with Count Vidian revealing that his cyborg body is coated in the material and can conduct blaster fire and fire it back. It wasn't until Thrawn: Alliances that its trademark lightsaber-resistance was reintroduced.
  • The Marg Sabl maneuver (basically a space naval strategy taking advantage of the usual perception that Space Is an Ocean by using all directions) first appeared in The Thrawn Trilogy, but was also used canonically by Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars in "Storm Over Ryloth". (At the time, it was a Call-Forward.) The reference comes full-circle in Thrawn: Alliances, where Thrawn learns of the tactic from Padmé (who in turn learned it from Ahsoka). And it's established the name comes from a Togrutan flower.
  • The official logo of the Old Republic, as first seen in the MMORPG The Old Republic, has an appearance in the episode "A Test of Strength" in The Clone Wars.
  • "Monster droid" was a term used to describe a droid cobbled up of droids from much different models, and are known for being the creations of Jawas. Crater from Adventures in Wild Space is our first canon confirmation of one.
  • Zare apparently had a habit of stealing sweet-sand cookies, according to Dhara. In the novelization of the pilot movie of The Clone Wars (which isn't canon unless they decide to reprint it or some other similar method), Obi-Wan talks about how he had tarine tea with General Whormsome over them discussing the terms of surrender. When Whormsome realized it was the surrender of his Separatist forces, he freaked out on him and "didn't even offer [Obi-Wan] a sweet-sand cookie".
    • Tarine tea itself actually did appear in the pilot movie, though it originally came from a Legends oneshot called The Stele Chronicles, which accompanied the TIE Fighter game.
  • The Hundred-Year Darkness is mentioned in Marvel's Star Wars, as a group of Dark Jedi diverging from the Jedi Order, birthing the Sith Order.
  • The Mandalorian game of cu'bikad, or cubikahd, was recanonized and given a visual appearance in Rebels, having originated in Legacy of the Force.
  • In One Thousand Levels Down, starblossom is mentioned as a fruit native to Alderaan, originating from Children of the Force. It's also worth noting that according to that book, starblossom also grew on the world of Belsavis. As said planet was also recanonized, it's possible Anandra and Milon could find starblossom again one day.
  • The major Geonosian hive is still called the Stalgasin hive, thanks to Absolutely Everything You Need To Know.
  • Corellian brandy appears in Lost Stars, Bloodline, and Last Call at the Zero Angle.
  • Ebla beer appears in Servants of the Empire and Last Call at the Zero Angle.
  • Lum (an ale in Legends) and vosh appear in Last Call at the Zero Angle.
  • Many, if not all, Imperial Security Bureau slang and terms carry over from Legends, courtesy of Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

    Disney to Legends 
As the only continuing Legends material is the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, and a single issue of Marvel Star Wars, this is rare, but it pops up every now and then.
  • Kylo Ren's vented broadsword lightsaber has shown in up Cartel Market lootboxes.
  • The Sith Recluse armor looks very similar to the armor worn by some of the Inquisitors in Star Wars Rebels.
    • The Arctic Trooper's Armor set is similar enough to the Range Trooper's armor from Solo.
    • These aren't the only ones, as TOR has several armors and outfits that are reminiscent of Disney Star Wars products.
  • Rathtars were mentioned in a game databank entry during the Knights duology.
  • Promotional posters for the Copero update in the winter of 2017 featured a female Chiss with the red pupils, as in Rebels, as opposed to the Legends look having just plain red eyes.
  • In Marvel Star Wars #108, Rey's pistol from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi is wielded by a minor character.
  • The planet Gatalenta, Admiral Holdo's homeworld, is mentioned in the Jedi Under Siege update, along with their tea and history of support for the Jedi.


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