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The Star Wars Expanded Universe refers to the large collection of Star Wars tie-in material such as Books and Comics that ended in 2014. Based on the movies' scenario, the expanded universe tells us about the History before and after the end of the films.
Random people :"where can I find any informations about Revan
Me :"you'll find it by looking in the star wars expanded universe"
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The Star Wars Expanded Universe refers to the large collection of Star Wars tie-in material such as Books, Comics, Roleplaying games, Video games that have discontinued their run in 2014. It also spawned many groups that consistently threaten to spoil and ruin the fun of any new forthcoming media most notably movies such as The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Megan-Marie: "Have you read the Star Wars Expanded Universe?"

Bren: "This stuff is like so much better than my own life!"

Me: "This crap is fanfiction. I'm going to enjoy the movies, the real media form in which Star Wars should be shown in."
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The mass amounts of media released until and subsequently discontinued until 2014. This includes books, comics and video games used for the ultimate purpose of a cash-grab. While it had some decent stuff like Knights of the Old Republic, it had just too many wildly inconsistent ridiculous stories which destroy anything the Original Trilogy accomplishes such as Palpatine surviving Return of the Jedi and Luke Skywalker turning to the Dark Side. It was an ultimately a good decision Lucasfilm ultimately declared a collective retcon toward this even though this sadly resulted in groups aiming to ruin subsequent Star Wars enjoyment by spoiling The Force Awakens and Rogue One through "Comment Raids".
Matt: "I love MLP and the Star Wars Expanded Universe"

Jordan: "Me too. I still mourn for its death and I hate the new fans out there. I'm going to spoil Rogue One for all those filthy casuals!"

Matt: "Right on!"
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The Star Wars Expanded Universe is defined as the mass amounts of literature, games, comics and other paraphernalia released as a simple tie-in for children primarily in the period up until April 2014. It was then since branded as "Legends" with a newer, better and less bloated canon and new Expanded Universe springing itself from it.

It is generally advised to immerse in the new Expanded Universe over the old one as the newer one will always remain relevant and will cause less fans to go bananas and spoil important movies.
Star Wars fan 1: "Which of the Star Wars Expanded Universe do you like?"

Star Wars fan 2: "The new one of course!"

Star Wars fan 1: "Good answer. The grass is truly not greener on the other side. I heard liking the old Expanded Universe makes anyone be a dick and spoil movies for people."

Star Wars fan 2: "Ah ok, thanks for the heads up."
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