-Jacen being made the hero of the New Jedi Order instead of Anakin because, apparently, we’re all too stupid to be able to tell the difference between a guy named Anakin Skywalker
and a guy named Anakin Solo
. Hell, one could argue that it would have made a hell of a lot better storyline than the one we were given. Of course, Legacy of the Force would show that those involved weren’t so much interested in telling a good story as they were in riling up the fanbase.
-Killing off Mara to make Jacen evil. Forgetting for a moment the fact that Jacen’s descent into madness was preordained, there were literally dozens of ways to do it other than kill off the one good thing post SW lit had going for it (Luke and Mara’s relationship). It hits personally home for me, because I’ve seen this sort of storyline play out in another franchise, and I am no more of a fan of it then than I was at that time.
-After identifying the ship we see in Episode III as the same one we see in Episode IV for five years, the continuity police decide to change it to a ship seen in an obscure video game because it doesn’t look the same (even though they invented an already good retcon to explain it away). And worse of all, publishing it in an obscure SW product no one’s ever going to see.
-After spending the majority of the LOTF plot fighting a dictatorial, power mad, crazy lunatic placed in charge of the main galactic government, one of the final things that series does is make the new person in charge…a dictatorial, power mad, crazy lunatic, which the authors tried a great deal to convince us was a good idea at the time, and instead spend a equal amount of time in the next series showing us how BAD
an idea it was.
-Every single novel ever written by Karen Traviss. The Republic Commando series increasingly becomes the outlet for her single-minded, narrow and completely inaccurate view of the SW galaxy, while her third of LOTF (a book series I consider to be not that great at its best) is by far not just the worst of the series, but among the worst SW fiction ever written (and that’s compared to famously odious stinkers like The Crystal Star and Planet of Twilight). And the only thing she manages to accomplish in the novelization of the Not-A-Movie is make Ahsoka even more of a whiny prat than she is in the actual show (then again, writing Jedi is clearly not something Karen likes to do, so maybe that shouldn’t be seen as an accomplishment…)