Star Wars Legends Gave Darth Vader A Better Legacy Than Canon
The Star Wars sequel trilogy explored the legacy of Darth Vader in canon, but this was done much better in the Legends universe. George Lucas always viewed the Star Wars saga as Anakin Skywalker's story, so it makes sense for the post-Return of the Jedi timeline to tackle the legacy he left behind, both good and bad. Star Wars canon has honored this legacy in some ways, but not as effectively as it could have, with Legends showcasing greater variety and character impact. If future Star Wars stories are to continue delving into the legacy of Darth Vader, then it's worth analyzing what the old Expanded Universe already did right.