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8 Star Wars Characters That Deserve Their Own “What If?” Series


The Star Wars lore is already insanely vast due to all the movies and Disney+ series we’ve been bombarded with ever since the House of Mouse took over the franchise. But that doesn’t mean that every story in a galaxy far, far away has been told already. There are still a lot of Star Wars characters that are interesting enough to warrant a deeper dive into their past, future, or just an alternate storyline. Because let’s be honest, George Lucas and Disney don’t always make the right choices.

Let’s take a look at some Star Wars spin-offs we wouldn’t hate to see. Spoiler: Andor isn’t going to be on this list. Nobody needed that.

1. Luke Skywalker

Yes, the entire series of movies is about Anakin and Luke, but boy, it’s still hard to believe they never had Luke fall to the dark side. We know Mark Hamill himself was a great fan of having a sith Luke, and it would’ve definitely been a fun alternate story to watch. Make it happen, Disney, show us the darkest timeline.

2. Leia Organa

With all the stuff currently out there, we’ve seen Leia as a 9-year-old princess, a 20-something-year-old princess, and a 70-something-year-old general. But there was a time when Leia was building a relationship with Han Solo, having a kid, and combining all that with her Jedi training. Sounds like there are still a lot of stories to be told there.

3. Qui-Gon Jinn

Any excuse to see Liam Neeson again is a good one, but this Jedi master got a really bad deal. He is the first Jedi to die in the Star Wars canon, and at that point, he was already established as a wise and capable Jedi that probably had a few years of watchable experience under his belt. Or go nuts and create an alternate story where he beats Maul, and he ends up training Anakin. Who knows, he might have even prevented him from turning into Vader.

4. Darth Maul

Speaking of Maul, he was one of the coolest Sith Lords to ever grace the franchise despite having only a handful of lines and being killed way too early. But then, somehow, they brought him back with mechanical legs only to then kill him again. Wouldn’t it be a lot more interesting if we got to see Maul’s life on Dathomir and how he became Palpatine’s apprentice?

5. Kylo Ren

He’s the grandson of the greatest Sith Lord in history, the grandson of the queen of Naboo, the son of the princess of Alderaan, the student of the last Jedi, and the son of one of the most infamous scoundrels in the galaxy. And they gave us three movies of him throwing tantrums. That’s how you ruin a great character.

6. Count Dooku

Another Sith Lord that just appears and dies without having any character development at all. We meet this guy in Episode II, and instantly everyone’s telling us how great of a Jedi he was and how long he had been a part of the order. It’s almost like someone should make a series about this guy and show us.

7. Mace Windu

Until this day, there are some very popular fan theories online that Mace Windu somehow survived getting his hand sliced off, being electrocuted, and getting yeeted through a window in what’s essentially a floating city. That said, having Windu survive would allow Disney to introduce the best character ever to the Star Wars universe: angry Samuel L. Jackson.

8. Palpatine

Perhaps one of the most fascinating Star Wars stories to come out of the prequels, although it’s not one the Jedi would tell you, is the tragedy of Darth Plageuis the Wise. Now, who of us wouldn’t pay good money to watch that relationship between Palpatine and his former master develop only for Palpatine to betray him and take over as Darth Sidious?