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Stellatus's Avatar

02.16.2012 , 09:41 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Vecke View Post
Yeah, Lucas has stated that Starkiller's story is the only video game content that is canon.

Personally, I thought the first TFU was a wonderful story and absolutely fits within the confines of the movies.

The second... not as much.
The lightside path of KOTOR is also considered canon by Lucas.

ErikModi's Avatar

02.16.2012 , 09:53 PM | #12
The character of Galen Marek/Starkiller is canon.
That he was unusually powerful (and thus seen by Vader as a worthy apprentice) is canon.
The overall Light Side stories of both games are canon.
That he can crush TIE Fighters like eggs, survive falls from low orbit (literally), and shoot more Force Lightning brushing is teeth then Palpatine can all day is NOT CANON.

Basically, a video game's story line can be canon, but game mechanics are not. Thus, while the character and story of Starkiller are canon, the over-the-top Force Powers the game gives you access to in service to Rule of Cool (which, lets face it, they're pretty damn cool!) aren't. Just like Kyle Katarn's personal shield generator isn't canon (at least, not at the power level the game had it at), nor are numbers of hit points various iterations of stormtroopers and battle droids have had.
Jedi vs. Sith, Page 97, column 2, paragraph 4, line 1:

Prior to the Battle of Ruusan, the Jedi used crystals from many different sources, and ignited lightsabers in every known hue, including purple, orange, and gold.