Given all the events of The Rise of Skywalker, but mainly

the fact that Palpatine is alive and pulling all the strings

Does this retcon any of the new books, comics or TV series written post The Force Awakens? I am thinking about anything involving Snoke or the First Order mainly. Or are they written in such a way that they still make sense knowing that

Palpatine was really behind it all?

Note I am only talking about books, comics etc. set in the Force Awakens Star Wars universe and not anything from the Legends books.

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    For a non-Palpatine related retcon, they completely change Poe's backstory.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Dec 23, 2019 at 15:07
  • How so? guessing he was never a spice runner?
    – Richard C
    Dec 23, 2019 at 15:12
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    According to the comics, he was born to two Rebels and was in the New Republic/Resistance his whole life.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Dec 23, 2019 at 15:15
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    They also retconned Luke's X-wing to be flyable, instead of missing a wing (see scifi.stackexchange.com/a/180138/21154).
    – Milo P
    Dec 23, 2019 at 17:33

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The largest retcon is within The Last Jedi. We saw Luke's X-Wing in dismal shape

Luke's X-Wing

One of the wings is apparently broken and some of the hull has disintegrated, which is about what you would expect for anything kept under ocean water. One canon book even notes Luke made a door from that wing. Considering that

Luke pulls it out in perfect working order and Rey flies it to Exegol

they will probably retouch the scene when they release the box set on DVD/Bluray/Disney+ (which seems to be standard operating procedure at this point)


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