Fun Easter eggs from the newest Star Wars visual guide


The Star Wars: Super Graphic visual guide gives fans of a galaxy far, far away some nice little nuggets…

Released in late July, I finally got my hands on the newest Star Wars visual guide, Super Graphic by Tim Leong. After the release of dictionaries such as Complete Locations and the most recent Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia, this newest addition had a lot to live up to.

I was pleasantly surprised to find some new information, as well as more intricate details on previously released lore within the Star Wars canon.

In this particular guide, I discovered a plethora of information, from charts to maps, to quotes, to the color of each Jedi and Sith lightsaber, and much, much more.

Here are some of my favorite Easter eggs from this extensive and very creative new guide to a galaxy far, far away.


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We touched upon Illum in great detail with a previous article, but it’s still worth the mention here once again. Starkiller Base is very likely the former Jedi safe haven planet of Illum. Both are the same exact size (660 KM in diameter), are in the same exact location of the Star Wars galactic map for their respective eras, and also both use kyber crystals as their main power source for their respective super-weapons.

Tragically, the Empire began desecrating the once holy planet, as early as one year after the end of The Clone Wars, as we learn in the Ahsoka novel. What a sad fate for a once promising journey for the younglings of the Jedi Order on this sacred world.

The fact that this planet, once used for the ultimate greater good of the galaxy for centuries, likely turned into a super-weapon of evil to deliver terror across the star-systems, showing the ultimate revenge by the Dark Side of the Force against the Light Side.

The Sith Temple on Malachor 

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During the season 2 finale of Star Wars Rebels, the ruthless Sith Lord Darth Vader dueled his once apprentice Ahsoka Tano in epic fashion on the former Sith world of Malachor. Their intense battle ends with the doors of the ancient temple closing on their duel, followed by a large explosion caused by the imploding of the old Sith fortress. Although Ahsoka’s fate is still up in the air, we learned that this Sith temple was one of complete destruction, where it is officially listed now as completely destroyed, due to these events of the Battle of Malachor, taking place three years before A New Hope.

The creation of the Clone Army

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I was always under the impression that the former Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas placed the order for the Grand Army of the Republic many years before the events of The Phantom Menace.

Come to find out, the rogue and extreme Jedi Master commissioned the Clone army the same year as the invasion of Naboo, when Dooku ensuingly killed him to cover the tracks of he and his Master Darth Sidious. Talk about scandalous!

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Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). (Photo credit Lucasfilm via Entertainment Weekly)

More information on when Ben Solo’s training begins, and then, tragically ends. 

These dates are considered to be unofficial, but I believe they were deliberately placed on the timeline with these dates in the visual guide for a specific purpose.  Luke takes on Ben Solo circa the date 21 years after A New Hope and their training tragically ends between 29-30 after A New Hope. 

This lines up with the novel Bloodlines, where Luke was still training the young Ben Solo six years before the events of The Force Awakens. The timeline puts Ben Solo around the age of 16 when he begins his Jedi training with Luke and around the age of 24-25 when it tragically ends when he turns on his uncle and the other Jedi hopefuls.

Stormtrooper’s aim is far worse off than we could possibly imagine 

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During the Death Star escape scene of Chewbacca, Han, Luke, and Leia in A New Hope, there were 119 missed blaster shots recorded. I understand that the heroes of the story have that plot armor in order to escape, but hot dang. These Stormtroopers need remedial training and need it badly.

Jedi youngling requirements 

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Force sensitive younglings, come to find out, are taken into the Jedi order between the ages of 3-6. Generally, there are no exceptions made, but there were in extreme circumstances. Anakin was taken in at the age 9, at the disagreement of many Jedi Masters on the voting council, which was a shocking development at the time.

Times change, however, and with the Jedi Order’s fire all but removed from the galaxy after the massacre of Order 66, exceptions had to be made. Ezra, from Star Wars Rebels, started his Jedi training at the age of 15, while Luke Skywalker, and then later the scavenger Rey, both began their respective Jedi quests at the age of 19.

Anakin, at one time, used Qui-Gon Jinn’s lightsaber

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Not much else is known outside of that, but how cool is it that the “Chosen One” wielded the green-blade of his very first Jedi mentor? Lucasfilm, we need that in a canon story ASAP.

Kanan is not the leader of the Ghost Crew in Star Wars Rebels 

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Even though Kanan had the designation as Specter 1 and Hera with the call sign of Specter 2, the Jedi Knight was not the one in-charge of their group the Ghost crew.

It was a ploy used to trick the Imperials into hiding their own true identities of their rebel group’s true leader, in-case Hera ever got captured, so she could not spill valuable information on the early Rebel Alliance.

When Kanan is captured and interrogated by Grand Moff Tarkin and the Grand Inquisitor, he is unable to provide them with that Intel, due to the fact that he does not know what it is. Their juke-move worked to a charm, but not before Kanan was tortured and nearly killed.

Next: 50 Most Memorable Moments from Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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