Ikoma wrote:Right. In canon sources (or perhaps they are not now canon sources?)
There are layers to this.
The first distinction is similar to 'Pre or Post Crisis' with DC Comics continuity. There's Canon and Legends.
Canon continuity includes the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy, the Clone Wars tv series, the post-reboot movies and tv shows, and all post-reboot expanded universe material specifically intended to exist in this continuity.
Legends continuity consists of the all the material BEFORE the Disney reboot, which had a canonicity hierarchy that Wookiepedia still uses today. Contradictions between various sources could in some cases be resolved by one source being more authoritative than another. If an article or Youtube video points out that Boba Fett has been eaten by the Sarlacc Pit three times, they've probably failed to take into account this canonicity hierarchy.
In 2000, Lucas Licensing, through the Holocron continuity database, as overseen by Leland Chee, began categorizing all Expanded Universe content into a tiered hierarchy of canon. This system applied a limited degree of canonicity to Expanded Universe stories, though they remained absolutely subordinate to Lucas's personal canon. Chee created the following classification system, which no longer applies:
G-canon, or George Lucas canon: The six Star Wars films in their most recent incarnations, including unpublished production notes from Lucas or his production department. Elements originating with Lucas in the film novelizations, reference books, and other adaptations. Direct declarations made by Lucas. Deleted scenes from the films that do not conflict with the film itself.
T-canon, or Television canon: The Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, its feature film, and the Star Wars Rebels animated series.
C-canon, or Continuity canon: The majority of Expanded Universe stories, including novels, comics, video games, and other content originating from other authors. C-canon material could be elevated to G-canon if a subject appeared in a Lucas project.
S-canon, or Secondary canon: Material that could be used or ignored as desired by authors, including older works that predated a concentrated effort to maintain a consistent continuity, such as the Marvel Star Wars comics. Anything that is not completely outrageous or intentionally comic.
N-canon, or Non-canon: "What-if" stories, including those published under the Infinities label. Any content directly and irreconcilably contradicted by higher canon. Cut content and canceled projects. This was the only level that Lucasfilm did not consider to have some degree of canonicity.
D-canon, or Detours canon: The Star Wars Detours animated series, which was not released before the Lucasfilm declaration of April 25, 2014. This canon level was never fully defined as a result.