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by Korny ⌂ @, Dalton, Ga. US. Earth, Sol System, Monday, April 17, 2017, 13:52 (12 days ago) @ Blackt1g3r

Tells a contained story within an existing universe in a way that doesn't conflict with canon? Check.


What is Dark Forces and Kyle Katarn then, chopped liver?


Yep, non-canon since before Rogue One was even proposed as a film. Literal fan-fiction since Disney took the reins.


Are you sure? Kyle Katarn appears as a Jedi in the EU books at least in passing.

Which books?

When Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, they explicitly established that all EU media (books, games, comics, etc.) up to that point was non-canon. Films and TV series (The Clone Wars, Rebels) excluded.

That said, Thrawn has made an appearance in the Rebels show, so clearly some elements of the EU will be curated for canon (and some by extension: Republic Commandos are canon, since they appeared in The Clone Wars). But for all intents and purposes, no character named Kyle Katarn exists in the Star Wars canon in any capacity... unless Disney includes him in a piece of EU media down the road.


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