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Old Republic Starbird Edit

Wasn't the Starbird also believed to be the sysmbol of the Old Republic before the prequels were released? -- SFH 15:48, 28 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • I'm sure someone, somewhere believed it. --SparqMan 07:27, 3 Dec 2005 (UTC)
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  • The Heir to the Empire Sourcebook said so. As seen as there is also an appearance of it on a dreadanaught in Star Wars Republic 78: Loyalties, I added this as a behind-the-scene section. The Dreadnaught has a black or dark grey version painted on the side of the bow.
    • It's difficuly to make out. You sure it is?--Darth Oblivion 03:31, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
      • It's easier to look at the Dreadnought schematic in EGtVaV, the Starbird is quite clear. It's likely that's where the comic image was derived. -Dangerdan97 08:59, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I have to say, there are decals on the old Milton Bradley "Starbird Avenger" toy which look very similar - red, stylized swept-up wings and the "starbird" name. Coincidence, or influence?

  • I remember reading that the Star Wars novel said the Alliance symbol was the unaltered Old Republic symbol, which they continued to use to show that they did not recognize the new government of the Galactic Empire. I'll double-check. KievanMereel 17:36, November 19, 2009 (UTC)

  • In the article itself it says: "Older sources mentioned it was taken from the seal of the Old Republic itself, but... none of the different seals of the Old Republic looked like the Rebellion's crest." One might simply realize (as obvious as it is) that the Rebellion Crest was a stylized Old Republic Crest (probably simplified), as the rebellion saw itself as the legitimate inheritors fo the tradition of the Republic. Just stating the obvious. 05:40, May 14, 2011 (UTC)A REDDSON
  • There are not no works that use it in this way. The emblem of the Republic in TOR is obviously based on the design. 06:43, September 21, 2014 (UTC)


I always thought the rebel symbol was taken from the mynock, the flying space parasites first seen in the Empire Strikes Back. The split-three head, two eyes and a sucker-proboscis thing, can been seen in the close up shot of the mynock while the Falcon is landed inside the space slug. An inglorious symbol to be sure, but perhaps fitting a plucky bands of rebel guerillas with no real hope of defeating the Empire. This excludes the Expanded Universe of course (and the prequels too I suppose). -Anon

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