Star Wars: 12 Characters Hurt By Disney Changes (And 8 Who Were Saved)

It’s fair to say that Disney’s stewardship of the Star Wars franchise– courtesy of the House of Mouse’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012 – has generated considerable controversy. Easily one of the most contentious moves made by the powers that be at Disney/Lucasfilm occurred early on in proceedings was disavowing the vast majority of the Expanded Universe canon.

Admittedly, this actually makes a lot of sense. You don’t want filmmakers working on new Star Wars adventures shackled by decades worth of continuity from the novels, comic books, video games, and TV shows. On the contrary: you want them free to push the saga’s future (and past) in whatever interesting new creative direction they dream up. If that means hitting the reset button on the EU? So be it.

At the same time, it’s hard not to sympathize with fans dismayed at seeing their favorite material from the EU rebranded as non-canon “Legends.” Many hardcore fans are upset by the revised direction in which their favorite heroes and villains have been taken during the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Yet much like the Force – that mystical energy field that binds the Star Wars universe together – a lot of the backlash towards Disney and Lucasfilm suffers from a lack of balance. Indeed, there are more than a few characters who, rather than being harmed by changes to the canon, were actually improved by them.

To that end, here are 12 Star Wars Characters Hurt By Disney Changes (And 7 That Were Saved).

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