When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, this would signal the beginning of the end for the stories now considered “Legends.” A large number of novels and comics, once viewed as integral by some to the extended universe, were relegated to a non-canonical position. For some, this came as a relief. As for others, it felt like a slap in the face.
What this means for Star Wars as a whole, however, is when the new novels started coming out, this began the laying of groundwork for what the new universe would look like. Tarkin helped flesh out one of the more revered antagonists in Star Wars history. Whereas A New Dawn introduced several Star Wars Rebels characters many of us now know and love. Not necessarily earth shattering changes, but changes nonetheless.
Fast-forward to 2017, and not only do we have a handful of stellar novels, but we now have two new movies that are welcome additions to the universe. However, instead of focusing on all of the changes, there is one particular topic I want to address: how we perceive the Rebellion and the Empire.