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Should Mara Jade Be Brought To the Current ‘Star Wars’ Canon?

When Disney bought Star Wars in 2012 they started a new canon that consisted of all of the Star Wars movies and cartoons but made the dozens of Star Wars books that were written over the years invalid with the current stories being told in the Star Wars universe. But as the years have gone by certain ideas were brought from the Legends canon into the various movies like the idea of Han and Leia having a son who went to the dark side or Luke being able to project an image of himself across thousands of light years. So if these ideas have been brought to the current Star Wars universe then shouldn’t Disney start weaving in some of the Legends’ most prominent and beloved characters? For example, Mara Jade.

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If you’re not familiar with this character here’s a brief rundown on who she is. In the Legends canon she was the Emperor’s Hand, an assassin taught in the ways of the Force who killed corrupt Imperials and high-level rebel fighters alike. After the Emperor was defeated she was given a mission to kill Luke Skywalker but didn’t, instead going rogue and becoming a smuggler. Long story short, she ended up marrying Luke Skywalker, they both had a son named Ben (that sounds familiar,) and became one of the leaders of the new and improved Jedi Council.

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