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Will Lucasfilm Ever Recanonize Mara Jade?

Discussion in 'Konoha Theatre' started by DemonDragonJ, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. DemonDragonJ Let it rock, let it roll, let it go

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    When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, many fans (including myself) were very displeased when the executives decided to discard the entire expanded universe and start anew, a displeasure that I feel was completely justified, because the EU had been around for twenty, nearly thirty, years, and the fans had become fond of the stories that it contained, cherishing them almost as much as the movies themselves.

    Thankfully, however, Lucasfilm has gradually been re-canonizing various elements from the expanded universe, such as the TIE defender, grand admiral Thrawn, Han and Leia having a son who turns to the dark side, and so forth, but one element that many people have been hoping to see recanonized is Mara Jade, one of the most popular characters in the EU. Mara Jade is very popular, not merely because she was Luke’s romantic interest (although that was indeed a major reason), but also because she was a very well-written and well-developed character who was featured in many stories and showed great depth and complexity.

    Therefore, I find it to be very odd that she has not been recanonized, since she is very popular, and any media featuring her would be almost guaranteed to sell well. Even worse, there is no indication that Luke ever had any romantic interest in the new trilogy, which I think is terrible and ridiculous, because he definitely deserves it, with all the tragedy that he has experienced in his life.

    What does everyone else say about this? Why has Lucasfilm not recanonized Mara Jade, and will they ever?
     
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    If Disney did not think the video games should have stayed canon why would they care about a book character?
     
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    In my book EU is canon. Disney is a money filler garbage. So I don't really care what the Mouse thinks of her.
     
  4. DemonDragonJ Let it rock, let it roll, let it go

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    Because she is insanely popular and any media that features her is practically guaranteed to sell well?

    I, also, still prefer the original expanded universe, because I feel that the new canon is nowhere near as good as it (with rare exceptions, such as The Clone Wars or Rebels), and I am very displeased that it shall never again be explored further. One of the projects from it that was abandoned was a trilogy of novel that would have focused on Jaina Solo, which I definitely would have read, if it had been written.
     
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    They just need to make a Jar Jar Binks spin-off series instead.
     
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    Based on? Revan probably sells better proven by SWTOR investment.
     
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    At this point who even cares? If mara jade was disney canon it means that they would only shit on her character. It is possible that they will "re-invent her" according Jar Jar Abraham's lmae o vision.
    Revan only sells to the hardcore gamer audience, Mara however IS the WIFE of the Luke Skywalker... when he was cool that is. Unlike jake skywalker who sucks.
     
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    Sorry bro your feelings don't determine what's canon or what's not, this is bordering on schizophrenia.
     
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    And Disney probably cares more about them than the book audience.

    I am pretty sure Disney runs things on feelings.
     
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    >implying they care at all :tupac
     
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    If we wanna be logical assuming that they are for the sake of the argument...
     
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    Well Disney also determines what's canon so...
     
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    Yeah, it is run by idiots like it was under George.
     
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    Mara Jade is the wife of Luke and over all the very icon of the expanded universe. Meanwhile I have no clue who the fuck Revan is or why people wank him so much. Plus disney is all "yass slaaaayy girl" atm
     
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    Just because Disney sucks a girl characters tits does not guaranteee the people will go for it, especially now that they went partially retard recently.

    Revan was the main character of a very serious investment in a video game, Mara Jade is a book character.
     
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    There lies the problem, Revan goes for a very specific niche videogame audience, Mara Jade is the wife of Luke skywalker, literally the wife of the SW poster child. That brings what the female audience always wanted a cool powerful and hot jedi girl, unfortunately disney was way too dumb to know or understand that and capitalize on it. Lucas knew it and was surprised they didnt utilize her character.
     
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    They had Ashoka, Ventress and Hera Syndulla already. What ,makes her more special in the eyes of normies?

    It could work but it's not like she has this huge advantage.
     
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    Those belong to the niche audience of the kids show. What makes her more special? Being Luke's bitch and a part of the OT. She IS the waifu for the normies, specially since she has for far longer time than any of em.
     
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    Kids show also watched by aduls >>>>>>>>>>>>Books + comics

    Sorry i love the EU but that is the truth.
     
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    Normies >>>>>> cult audience
    Let alone your example sounds super bias.


    The truth is that people have been bitching over her despite only appearing on books and comics, why so much if "childrens show watched by adults" is better?
    Like I said It's a stronger market, at this point you are arguing that some cartoon characters for a children show have more potential than the wife of luke skywalker? Are you for real?
     
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    I like Mara but it does not automatically give her higher upside.
     
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    Being a character from the OT that also happens to be a human and the wife of Luke definitely gives her the upper side. Why do you think people bitch so much about her and her merchandise moves so much despite her only being "a comic/book" character? She is the girl jedi that girls want to see.

    Put yourself on their shoes, who would you identify as with? a badass human or some wierd orange teenager from a children show?
     
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    Bitching...

    The Internet makes 40 people look like 40000.
     
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    I said in MY book, not for all of you.
     
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    pretty sure real life folk at events cant multiply themselves.
     
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    I don't get what you mean. Care to elaborate?
     
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    That doesn't make it canon, Disney gives the word on what's canon.:laugh
     
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    That people at events have been bitching about it, the whole internet did it argument dont work.
     
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    But Con goers are not very mainsttream.

    The Save the EU people just rented a billboard for 2 months or something.
     
  30. DemonDragonJ Let it rock, let it roll, let it go

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    Wow, I did not intend for this thread to become so intense; please try to be civil, everyone.
     
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