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After repeatedly watching and reading Star Wars material, something sparked my mind when I saw that all nameless villainous characters, AKA cannon fodder, will, despite being an alleged super-trained genome soldier, miss ad nauseum when firing a weapon.

This spark in my mind led to the theory that the Star Wars material as we know it is not exact history, but in fact a filmatisation of what happened in The Galaxy.

Now, of course, you're mumbling "of course it's a filmatisation, you moron", but what I mean is that perhaps what WE'RE viewing is in fact the recording of the history, such as we here on Earth produce films about Nazi Germany or the Vietnam War, someone in the Galaxy figured s/he'd make films/holodramas of what happened in the waning days of the Old Republic and the Rise of the Empire.

The theory is yet undeveloped, as I developed it ten minutes ago, max.

(I'm new to Wookiepedia, BTW. If I'm doing anything wrong, please tell me.) Unsigned comment by Only one cannoli (talk • contribs).

  • I've always thought something very similar to that, actually. I believe that the films are just one account of what happened, kind of like various stories telling the same mythological tale. The films tell one version, while the novelizations tell another, the comics another, and the video games another. This accounts for all of those little differences we encounter in each form of media. No one is 100% correct, and no one is 100% incorrect. This is how I view the Star Wars universe, and I've never really liked the idea that the films are the number one canonical source and everything else is only secondary. Darth Anarcus 20:15, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
  • This is also how I account for the differences in the Clone Wars continuity presented by the cartoon continuum and the novels/comics continuum: two accounts of the same thing, with slight differences. Darth Anarcus 20:16, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
  • That theory also helps explain away the numerous continuity errors Lucas introduced with the prequels. Adamwankenobi 20:29, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Paging Thrawn McEwok, paging Thrawn McEwok . . . jSarek 23:55, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
  • The introduction to this timeline which is (sadly) no longer being updated contains an interesting discussion, which imagines the various stories of the Star Wars canon as a collection of myths and legends compiled from numerous contradictory sources. —Silly Dan (talk) 00:07, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

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