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Everything You Need to Know About the Star Wars Expanded Universe

By Matt Heckler Mar 25, 2014

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Chewbacca Dies

In order to prove to all of the loyal readers that none of your favorite characters are safe, Chewbacca died. It was in the first book of the New Jedi Order series, entitled Vector Prime, and the basic reasoning behind it was that the character was essentially useless in printed word. I mean, we couldn’t understand him, so all you really had was a furry guy standing around making noise. A lot of the appeal of that is lost in the books, so it makes sense. Still, it was heartbreaking to see Chewie go. At least he gets to repay his life debt to Han, as he dies saving his youngest son.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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