Is Galen Marek considered part of the Star Wars canon? More specifically, does he appear in any canon property?

  • Starkiller... such a name. Well at least no one can ever accuse the Sith of being too subtle.
    – Daft
    Jan 7, 2015 at 12:17
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    Sorry, but John Sheridan is Starkiller. Jan 7, 2015 at 12:32
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    I don't think it's a dupe. This question is about a specific individual and whether or not they're mentioned in any canon property
    – Valorum
    Sep 11, 2016 at 19:37
  • @Edlothiad His first appearance was in the Soul Caliber game because that game was released before his appearance in The Force Unleashed. But the way you wrote it implied that the character was invented out of the Star Wars universe and imported into it. That's not really the case. I think it makes more sense to just link to his Wookieepedia page.
    – Null
    Mar 2, 2017 at 19:42
  • @Gallifreyan, I stand corrected, I wasn't aware that all the other questions of the same format, i.e. "Was X part of the star wars canon" were made duplicates of that question.
    – Edlothiad
    Mar 2, 2017 at 19:51

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Take a look at the Wookieepedia article on Canon; the 2014 Reboot section talks about the changes due to Disney.

To quote:

On April 25, 2014, a StarWars.com press release confirmed that the films of the sequel trilogy would not adhere to the post–Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe,[9] with further comments from LucasBooks Senior Editor Jennifer Heddle confirming that the EU as a whole is no longer considered canon. The EU has been re-termed "Legends," with related publications remaining in print under that banner.

Since then, the only previously published material still considered canon are the six original trilogy/prequel trilogy films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film. Most material published after April 25—such as the Star Wars: Rebels TV series and all novels beginning with A New Dawn—is also considered part of the new canon, on account of the creation of the Lucasfilm Story Group, which currently oversees continuity as a whole. Characters under the Legends banner are still available for use as needed, even if events concerning them are no longer canon.

Given that Starkiller's appearances are restricted to the video games, EU Novels and comics, his presence is officially part of the Legends banner and as such, not canon.

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    And the Ewok films? You forget the Ewok films!
    – Mr Lister
    Nov 23, 2012 at 18:00
  • @k-h-w - unfortunately the recent changes to the Star Wars canon levels have rendered this answer largely incorrect.
    – Valorum
    Jan 6, 2015 at 22:29
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    @Richard -- Yep; but we can only answer these when they are asked, and AT THE TIME, it was correct. Might be worth a followup question, tho - 'Now, with the Disney acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, how is Canon determined' or something :)
    – K-H-W
    Jan 6, 2015 at 22:49
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    @k-h-w - Surely the appropriate thing to do would be to delete your (wrong) answer, then write a new (right) one.
    – Valorum
    Jan 6, 2015 at 22:58
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    @No, I don't think so at all. It was a correct answer when it was asked, and it's been amended with updated information. If the information had simply proven to be wrong, I'd agree with you, but it wasn't -- the correct answer changed. Also, since mine was never accepted as a correct answer, it's just a now-outdated answer that previously WAS correct. I'm inclined to leave it, the same way we close but don't delete many answers. That being said, I don't know if there is a SE policy on what to do when valid answers change due to canon changes; might be a worthwhile question on Meta.
    – K-H-W
    Jan 6, 2015 at 23:07

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