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If information given in the Databank conflicts with information in a West End Games sourcebook, does the Databank take precedence in canon? If so, should the non-canon information be corrected within Wookieepedia articles, or should the conflicting information from both sources be included and be noted as speculative?

For example: the Databank article for Lyn Me states that she was not present at the Battle of the Great Pit of Carkoon, but the Star Wars Trilogy Sourcebook, Special Edition says not only that she was there but that she and Greeata saved the band from Tusken Raiders on their way back to Mos Eisley.

The West End Games article here states that "Lucasfilm's current continuity policies have not removed West End Games material from the body of Star Wars canon, except for character and item statistics (which are considered non-canonical game mechanics) and certain background information contradicted by later published stories."

the Ash lad 06:43, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Well, the last line there is key... "except for character and item statistics and certain background information contradicted by later published stories." So it would probably be best to treat the Databank version as canon, though mention the WEG version in the "Behind the scenes" section. --Azizlight 06:54, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
    • That's what I felt, but I wasn't sure. I've seen a lot of mention of the Databank as incomplete, outdated, or outright incorrect and I wasn't sure if it was actually treated as a lower form of canon or not. Regardless, I wasn't entirely sure how to treat conflicting canon. Thanks for your help! --the Ash lad 12:44, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
      • It usually goes that newer sources are taken as the definitive version of canon, as with retcons - Kwenn 12:45, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

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