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Star Wars: The High Republic is a 2021 comic series based on the Star Wars multimedia project of the same name.

The comic follows the adventures of Keeve Trennis, a recently minted Jedi Knight, after the events of the Great Disaster.

Tropes in this comic include:

  • Arc Villain: The Drengir seem to be the main antagonists of the first arc in the comic.
  • Asshole Victim: Kalo Sulman, the speaker for the colonists on Sedri Minor, who made a deal with the Hutts for protection and threatened the other colonists into keeping quiet about their own disappearing, tries to make a run for it when the colonists finally confront him over it... only to get eaten by a Drengir, the very same creatures responsible for the disappearances.
  • Body Horror: Issue #4 reveals that the dead Hutt had Drengir spores inside of it, which eventually grow out of the cadaver in gruesome fashion.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • In Issue #2, Sskeer exclaims "Surik's blade!", Surik being the surname of the Exile, also known as Meetra Surik.
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    • Nagnol was a toxic natural gas. Its properties made it capable of disrupting starship sensors, and in large doses it was fatal to even members of the Hutt species. it actually appeared in the Legends story, Captain Threepio.
  • Combat Tentacles: At the near end of Issue 2, Ceret is attack by what appears to be a plant-like tentacle, revealed in the next issue as belonging to a Drengir.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • In the first issue, Keeve is pestered by some Ximpi, a small flying goblin species previously seen in the Lando, Poe Dameron, and Doctor Aphra comics. Lando and Poe Dameron were both written by fellow The High Republic writer Charles Soule.
    • Keeve is knighted by Avar the same way Kanan and Cal were, though the chant is slightly different and longer.
      Avar: [ignites lightsaber] Keeve Trennis, by the right of the Council, by the will of the Force, I name thee Jedi, Knight of the Republic— [cuts Keeve's padawan braid] —Protector of the Light.
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    • Issue 9 mentions the world of Ashas Rine, which is presumably related to the similarly-named world of Ashas Ree. Ashas Ree was recanonized in Star Wars Resistance, being the home of an ancient Sith temple housing a dangerous Sith relic.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: After making it clear that the Drengir are a threat to all sentient life in the galaxy, Avar convinces Myarga to have the Hutt Cartel form a truce with the Jedi just to combat this threat.
  • False Flag Operation: In Issue 9, the Jedi send Keeve and Terec to infiltrate the Nihil under the guise of being Nihil mooks needing backup after attacking Orla.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Keeve has imposter syndrome, admiring her heroes while looking down on herself and wondering how she could ever be as good as them.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten!: At the end of Issue 9, the Nihil test if Keeve is really one of them by ordering her to kill a captive Myarga.
  • Immediate Sequel: The first issue happens shortly after main story of Light of the Jedi before skipping to a few hours later at the dedication ceremony on the Starlight Beacon. This is indicated with the other characters being concerned that Sskeer is getting back into action so soon after losing his arm at Kur, followed by Avar being offered and accepting the position of the Marshal of Starlight.
  • Irony: Master Ssker tells Keeve that she shouldn't simply quote ancient lore when she tried to quote the Code. Fanatic adherence to the Jedi Code was one of the flaws that led to the Order's downfall.
  • Orifice Invasion: The Drengir try to feed on their prey by sticking their vines down their throats and nostrils.
  • Pummeling the Corpse: After killing the Nihil, Sskeer seem to fly into a rage, keep shouting No as he began to cut the corpse into pieces.
  • Single-Minded Twins: The kotabi Terec and Ceret. Identical bond-twins who, for all intent and purpose, share the same mind, to the point where they use the word 'we' to describe themselves and can feel each other pain. Unfortunately, when the Drengir capture Ceret, they take advantage of this to spread their mind-control poison to Terec, who then spreads it to Sskeer.
  • Tears of Joy: After being knighted, Keeve cries tears of happiness while standing with the other Jedi at the Starlight Beacon's dedication ceremony.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: When Keeves ask what killed the Hutt, Ceret asked take your pick as from what he can tell from the body, it been stabbed, shot and even poisoned.

Alternative Title(s): Star Wars The High Republic


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