As Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker crawls its manner towards the billion greenback mark, people are starting to dig deeper into the extra lore of the movie. As a companion to the movie, Lucasfilm has launched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visible Dictionary, a e-book filled with artwork from the movies and incidental particulars. And one element factors to the re-canonization of Darth Revan, the lead character of BioWare’s much-loved Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic, and two villains from Star Wars: The Drive Unleashed.
One web page of the e-book talks about Sith Troopers, the red-clad troopers of Palpatine’s Last Order fleet. Every Sith Trooper legion is called after an historic Sith Lord. The legions listed within the visible dictionary are:
- The third: Revan Legion
- The fifth: Andeddu Legion
- The 17th: Tanis Legion
- The 26th: Tenebrous Legion
- The 39th: Phobos Legion
- The 44th: Desolous Legion
There was beforehand a point out of a Recovered Jedi Crusader Pendant, which had a fragmented crystal from Sith lightsaber mounted inside. This confirmed up in Star Wars: The Final Jedi: The Visible Dictionary, as an gadgets within the dwelling of Luke Skywalker. The Crusaders have been the Jedi tasked with combating the Mandalorians, and followers assumed that the pendant belonged to Revan.
Revan standing on the forefront is a testomony to the enduring recognition of Knights of the Previous Republic and Revan particularly. BioWare introduced the character again in Star Wars: The Previous Republic, however like KOTOR, the occasions of that recreation will not be canon. Lucasfilm has beforehand hinted at Revan’s return in different media. Star Wars: Rebels talked about the Mandalorian Wars within the episode “Trials of the Darksaber”, a battle that concerned Darth Revan and really resulted in Knights of the Previous Republic 2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars additionally had a deleted scene that will’ve introduced Revan again, however that scene by no means made it to the ultimate episode.
Darth Phobos and Darth Desolous have been villains in Star Wars: The Drive Unleashed. Phobos was an historic Sith Lord who reigned 2,000 years previous to the occasions of the unique trilogy. Darth Desolous was an excellent older determine, a Jedi Grasp who fell to the darkish facet in the course of the Sith Conflict, round 3,000 years previous to the unique trilogy. The Drive Unleashed’s Starkiller confronted each as simulations throughout the Jedi Temple, thought Desolous’s simulation confirmed enhanced energy and intelligence.
These additions don’t imply that the tales these characters have been concerned in are canon once more. Since banishing most of the Expanded Universe to “Legends” in 2014, Lucasfilm has slowly taken a number of the greatest stuff and re-incorporated it within the Star Wars universe. Grand Admiral Thrawn, a preferred character created by Timothy Zahn, rejoined canon in Star Wars: Rebels, a trilogy of Thrawn novels, and a Marvel Comics mini-series. Whereas Thrawn had most of the hallmarks that precipitated him to turn into a fan-favorite, his backstory was modified to suit the brand new timeline. So whereas Revan is again, we’re not precisely positive what type the previous Sith Lord will take or they even turned again to the Gentle, because the occasions of KOTOR recommended.
Regardless, there’s nonetheless hope for Revan followers. Lucasfilm can also be reportedly working on a film based on Knights of the Old Republic, written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island). That venture just isn’t but official, however Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy mentioned that KOTOR was one thing the studio was growing. So perhaps Revan may see a extra direct return sooner or later.
In the interim, there’s nonetheless different Star Wars to get pleasure from. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was an excellent surprise from Respawn Leisure and Digital Arts, giving gamers scorching Jedi motion a while after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The sport featured a number of Easter Eggs for long-time Star Wars followers, and we’ve got a whole host of helpful guides, if you happen to’re already on the journey of Cal Kestis.