Why Jacen Solo?

Cover art for Heirs of the Force
Heirs of the Force Cover Art featuring Jacen Solo on the right

This site was first created in 2005. Long before Disney bought out Lucasfilm and the Expanded Universe materials were relegated to a “Legends” status. At that time I enjoyed the Young Jedi Knight book series from Kevin J. Anderson. This series explored the adventures of a new class of Jedi being trained on Yavin IV by Luke Skywalker.

Two of those pupils were the twin children of Han Solo and Leia Organa, Jaina and Jacen Solo. When I finally decided to create a website (In part to mess around with a server, in part to have a Star Wars fansite) the first name that popped into my head was

After fifteen years it just seems like a lot of work to change things around.

Sadly after Disney took over and the EU was turned into legends Jacen Solo was one of the elements that they decided not to carry into the new canon. Though an argument could be made that in many respects Kylo Ren is a thematic successor to the character of Jacen Solo.

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