Among the most popular film franchises in the world, star Wars probably leads the rating, allowing to enter characters now stand cults And among these characters there are many who debuted with the original trilogy. Some fans may then wonder what happened to these characters at the time of their deaths dark Vador and falling empire. Because although postlogy revealed the future of many of them, they all had something to worry about Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) and Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015). Thanks to many canonical works star Wars, from novels to comics, fans have access to a wealth of content that bridges the gap between Episodes VI and VII. Also, the latest Disney+ series, e.g Mandalorian, Boba Fett’s bookand so on Ashoka, also reveal some events of this period. And today we’re going to take a closer look at what we know about the iconic characters of the original trilogy, right before the events of the post-logy.
1) Luke Skywalker
At the end of the original trilogy, Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of the saga star Warsgets a new mission: to create a new Jedi Order after the fall of the Empire. And to create this new Order, Luke will need new recruits. Postlogy revealed that he would become the young Rey’s mentor, but before that the Jedi took several other Padawans under his tutelage.. Recently, fans discovered the series Mandalorian that Luke trained Groga for a while. But he also trained his twin sister, Leiaeven if the latter completes the training to the end.
In order to restore the Jedi Order, Luke decided to train young Force-sensitive people to convert them to the light side, but he also embarked on a long journey across the galaxy. The main purpose of the latter was to gather knowledge about the Jedi and their history., thanks to the discovery of various artifacts and relics. In this way, Skywalker will begin to form a new generation of Jedi, among whom we will find, in particular, the young Ben Solo, his nephew.
It was one of the biggest revelations of the postlogy, namely that Emperor Palpatine, the main antagonist of the saga star Warsactually survived his supposed death at the Battle of Endor, at the end of the original trilogy. And the thing is, not only did the Dark Lord of the Sith survive an attack by his apprentice Darth Vader, who nevertheless managed to knock his master into one of the Death Star II’s energy pits, but we also learn that almost everything that happened before and during the postology, was planned by the emperor. Indeed, just before the decisive confrontation between Luke and his father, Palpatine summoned his protégé, Gallius Rex, telling him to prepare to use Contingency if he went missing.. The latter, prepared by the Emperor himself in case of his possible death, had the ultimate goal of destroying the Galactic Empire and rebuilding it little by little in the Unknown Regions, but even more powerful.
And in the novel The Rise of Skywalker Ray Carson, we learn how Palpatine managed to survive his “first” death, and then used his powers to transfer his spirit into the body of one of his purpose-built clones on Exegol. The Sith will then remain hidden on this planet of the Unknown Regions, where he will, among other things, succeed in reclaiming the Sith ancestral throne from the Sith Citadel.thanks to the Eternal Sith, a sect of fanatics eager to revive the Empire and the Sith Order.
After the Battle of Endor, Chewbacca will join Han Solo and his fellow rebels in the fight against the last remnants of the Empire. It was then that he and his group discovered the famous Cendres operationone of the Emperor’s posthumous orders to render several worlds uninhabitable by triggering a climate catastrophe through a network of climate disturbances, with Naboo among the targeted planets.
And as co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon and friend of Han, Chewbacca will accompany the smuggler on his adventures, at least for a while. Because in a series of novels Reply (OB: Effects), Chewbacca and Han will try to free Kashyyyk, the home planet of the Wookiees, from the control of the Empire. And after the Wookiees regain control of their planet, Chewie will break up with Han and return home for a few years., with his wife and son. And despite his peaceful retirement, Chewbacca decides to join Han when he resumes his smuggling activities. Leading the duo to experience new adventures, including the flight of the Millennium Falcon.
The star droid of the saga star Wars will accompany Luke Skywalker in his quest to restore the Jedi Order. So he will be by his side during Skywalker’s exploration of Jedi artifacts and relics. We see this in particular in the series Mandalorianwhen Luke meets Dean Jarin and Groga, but also in Boba Fett’s book.
So R2-D2 will stay by Luke’s side as he builds the new Jedi Academy and begins training new students. But shortly after the incident with Ben Solo that led to Skywalker’s banishment, the astromech droid will be forced into “sleep mode” to resume decades of continuous operationnot operating at peak efficiency for several years.
5) Lando Calrissian
From his real name Landonis Balthazar Calrissian, Han Solo’s friend went from smuggler to general of the Rebel Alliance, becoming the baron-administrator of Cloud City. After taking part in the destruction of the second Death Star with his piloting skills, he will also help defeat Operation Ashes and face a blockade in the Anoat sector, home to the gas giant Bespin, which houses an important mineral mine. a complex called Cloud City.
And when the New Republic took hold, Calrissian decided to do the same and start a family. Unfortunately, Kadara, his daughter, would be kidnapped by the First Order as part of Project Resurrection.. A few years later, Lando and Luke will be hunting the Eye, the latter searching for Sith relics on the planet Pasaan. It is on this planet that he meets Aki-Aki, and it is there that he decides to stay and then live as a hermit in the Forbidden Valley.
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