Wookiepedia Faces Fan Backlash After Editing Ki-Adi-Mundi’s Birthdate To Better Align with ‘The Acolyte’


‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ released its 4th episode this week, and the reactions were not good. Following two weeks of “review-bombing” and “review-boosting” depending on which side you’re sitting on, the show faces yet another controversy related to canon.

In episode 4, in one of the scenes Ki-Adi-Mundi, a character from ‘The Phantom Menace’ can be seen. Considering that Ki-Adi-Mundi was around 60 years old during the events of the movie, he should not be alive during the events of ‘The Acolyte’ which takes place around 100 years prior to the ‘Phantom Menace.’

Mundi’s age was never confirmed in the new canon, and much of the written sources were decanonized following Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars franchise. After The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the Expanded Universe was rebranded as “Legends.” The term “canon” was then reserved for George Lucas’ six movies, the seasons of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” he developed, and all movies, TV series, novels, comics, toys, and video games created by Lucasfilm after the acquisition, including the Sequel Trilogy.

So what does Wookiepedia have to do with this? Well, the editors of the most popular source of everything related to Star Wars were caught changing Ki-Adi-Mundi’s personal information, so it could better align with what we’ve seen in ‘The Acolyte.’ Here’s a useful thread of all the changes done to his page.

Shocking everyone, the fandom turned on Wookiepedia rather quickly, with editors receiving death threats for themselves and their pets.

Hashtag Wookiepedia is still trending on X and there’s a full-blown war taking place. But this incident is rather useful beacuse we’ve learned 3 things today. First, some people take their hobbies and Disney products way too seriously. Second, if you’re making death threats over this, you should probably give the internet up for a couple of months. Third, fan-sourced “Wikipedias” are never EVER a good source of information on pretty much anything, since changes might happen, that are untrue, without you even knowing it.

The editors on fan-made sites are biased just like you, and me, and there’s really no “impartial” way to approach this issue with Mundi’s age. You either claim that Wookiepedia did nothing wrong, or you claim that they support retcons.

So, which are you? Let us know in the comments below!

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