Maz Kanata’s Untapped Potential in the Star Wars Timeline

Maz being relegated to a less-effective Yoda for the Sequel Trilogy does not site right with me | credit Lucasfilm ltd.
Did Maz Kanata know the Sith-serving sadist to whom this helmet belonged? | credit Marvel Comics
Scenes like Maz tricking Hondo in between stories were cut for the Disney Plus version of Forces of Destiny | credit Lucasfilm ltd.

The High Republic

Maz’s Castle has had guest from across the Star Wars timeline | credit IDW Comics

The Fall of the Republic

A statue in Episode I is now a hot bed of theories in the Star Wars fandom. Is this statue in young Anakin Skywalker’s room Maz? | credit Lucasfilm ltd.

The Reign of the Empire

There is also not too much from Maz during this time. The answer could be in the game Star Wars: Republic Commando. The game franchise, which has been around since 2005, has not been confirmed as canon but includes Maz Kanata. In the game, you are a mercenary hired by Kanata, concerned that the Empire is collecting intel on her. Your mission is to destroy the Imperial targets to prevent the Empire from learning more about her.

Age of Rebellion

Continuing into the rise of the Rebellion, Maz’s adventures remain a mystery as she never joins the Rebel Alliance. The Star Wars Book notes that Maz Kanata preferred to remain apolitical during times of conflict (until the First Order destroys her home in The Force Awakens). Based on her appearance in Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt, we know that she is at her Takadona Castle after this era, but it is unclear if she remained there throughout Imperial rule.Considering that this time is the most popular era for canon storytelling and includes many of Han and Chewie’s adventures, I do expect more Maz to appear in future stories within this period.

The New Republic

Maz and her castle make an appearance in an Interlude of Aftermath: Life Debt | credit Lucasfilm Publishing
Maz has a lot of hidden treasures in her castle | credit Lucasfilm ltd.

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