I get that in the Star Wars community, it's very popular to shit on George Lucas for the "Han shot first" thing, and needing to constantly go back and remaster older movies to make them prettier. Honestly, I don't mind that at all. However, one thing Lucas did before selling the franchise to Disney rustles my jimmies far worse than any of that.
The Star Wars Expanded Universe, as explored for decades in the form of novels, comics, cartoons, and video games, has officially been wiped from the Star Wars canon.
This is HORSESHIT, because without the Expanded Universe, there is very little holding the lore together. Current, the 7 movies (there are 7, Google it), the Clone Wars animated series (the newer one, not the 2003 one), Star Wars: Rebels, and the currently in production run of comics under the Marvel branding (most of the above things are all awesome, to give credit where credit is due) are the only things holding a once expansive fictional universe together, where before there was so much more. Not to say a lot has ACTUALLY changed, but now there's no evidence to back up where something comes into play. Previously touched on relationships and traditions need to be completely reestablished (or reimagined) in order to fit in with the streamlined outlook.
But anyway, these are words, and I'm pretty sure you're only here for words as organized by an associated number value. Or you just like reading my outlook on things, in which case, thank you! You're probably very sexy.
So, without much particular order, here's a list of things that were AWESOME about the expanded universe, that are probably doomed to obscurity.
10: The death of Boba Fett
Any Star Wars fan knows Boba Fett is a pile of rotting flesh and body armour, doomed to be digested over the course of hundreds of years by a bigass sand vagina with teeth. However, in the novel "A Barve Like That", Boba is able to trick the Sarlaac to constrict around his jetpack, resulting in a controlled explosion that frees him from it's grip. From there, a few well-placed concussion grenades and he bomb-jumps out of that pit like Samus in heat. From there, Boba goes on to actually train Han Solo's Jedi daughter, as well as lightsaber duel Vader to a stand-still before Luke does.
Also, once a year on the anniversary of his tumble into the Sarlaac, he swings by in his trusty Slave-I to shoot the tricky bastard from orbit. Bit of a sore loser, this guy.
9: There are more lightsaber colours than green, blue, and red.
CUZ THERE'S ALSO A PURPLE ONE LOLOLOLOLOL
8: There's a reason cl-
No, I'm not actually going to leave it there. You see, back in the days of the Old Republic, it was popular trade for members of the Jedi Knights to craft synthetic lightsaber crystals, more attuned to their own connection to the Force, essentially making the blade one with their living essence. The process varied from Jedi to Jedi, and as a result, different colours started popping up left right and center. From electric green to flamingo pink, a lightsaber was YOUR weapon. This changed when the Jedi Order became more of a monastic, religious group. Classifications became set in place. Mace Windu's fabled lightsaber, actually christened with an engraving saying "Badass Motherfucker" on the hilt, is a sign of the Jedi Commanders, an elite few warriors assigned to leading factions of other Knights. There is canonical evidence of this as seen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Jedi Guardians wield the blue lightsaber, and are masters of the signature weapon. They balance training in the ways of the Force as well as combat. Jedi Consulars bear the green lightsaber, using the weapon for mild combat training as well as a form of meditation, studying their world and training their mind in all aspects of the Force, extending their consciousness into the world around them. Finally, the Jedi Vanguard wield the yellow lightsaber, a short, double-sided blade of amber. These elite warriors guard sacred grounds, such as the Jedi Temple, and are minimally trained in the ways of the Force, generally focusing specifically on lightsaber combat. Not all Vanguard are Force-sensitive at all, in some rare cases.
But it's not only good guys packing around laser blades. The Sith and/or Dark Jedi seem to love red lightsabers, and that tradition has been going strong since it was popularized by (Unfinished)