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In The Rise of Skywalker, it's said that Poe was a spice runner at some point in the past. When exactly was this? His parents were both original members of the Rebellion; when did he slip out to sell drugs? Is this in the Freefall book? The movie made it seem like this was an extended period of his life.

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The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary gives us a timeline of Poe's life prior to the film series. He was born in 32BSI (2ABY) and spent 5 years (between the ages of 16 and 21) working as a spice runner and living as a general ne'er-do-well on Kijimi.

Poe rebelled during his adventure-seeking teenage years when his father, an Alliance veteran named Kes, attempted to instil some responsibility in him. Poe ran away from his home on Yavin 4 and fell in with the wrong crowd — specifically, the Spice Runners of Kijimi. These dangerous criminals would have killed Poe had he not proven to be an amazing pilot. After a career as a young pirate and smuggler, Poe returned to his familial home to find that all would be forgiven if he forged a straighter path. Poe then began his service in the New Republic, and later joined the Resistance.

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Note that this timeline breaks Poe's previously known (and supposedly canon) back-story from Age of Resistance #1 - Poe Dameron.

Some attempt was made to fix the problem by detailing his younger life in Poe Dameron: Free Fall (explaining how and why he left Yavin at such a young age), but since neither story has been decanonised, we're left with a clash that Lucasfilm don't seem particularly interested in resolving.

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