The Galactic Civil War was the main conflict of the original trilogy, fought between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. It is first introduced in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope when the Rebels have only won their first major victory, and leads into the decisive Battle of Yavin where Luke Skywalker destroys the Death Star. The war continues in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back where the Rebels suffer a number of defeats, before concluding in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi with the deaths of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader. The upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels, will showcase the formation of the Rebel Alliance and, likely, the earliest days of the war.
Official canon appearancesEdit
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First canon appearance)
- Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi