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Star Wars Journal: The Fight for Justice is a Legends junior novel written by John Peel. It is part of the Star Wars Journals series, and it was published by Scholastic Inc. on July 1, 1998, in conjunction with Star Wars Journal: Captive to Evil and Star Wars Journal: Hero for Hire.

The Fight for Justice is presented as a group of in-universe datapad entries recorded by Luke Skywalker in 0 BBY0 ABY, during the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

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SKYWALKER DATA PAD ENTRY

LOCATION: TATOOINE

In just half a day, my whole world has changed. The farm, my aunt and uncle.... They're gone. Destroyed by the Empire. All my life I've been waiting for something to happen to me. Something important. And now that it has, I'm not sure I know how to handle it.

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Originally, author John Peel proposed that this novel would explain "why someone as gentle as Luke would enjoy killing Womp rats."[source?]

ContinuityEdit

The book states that while searching for the runaway R2-D2 in the Jundland Wastes, Luke Skywalker brought along a blaster pistol for protection. This is contradictory to the film, in which Skywalker brings a slugthrower. The also book states that Obi-Wan Kenobi cut off Cornelius Evazan's arm; in the film, Kenobi cuts off Ponda Baba's.

As Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa fight to escape Imperial stormtroopers aboard the Death Star, Skywalker pulls a rope and grappling hook from his belt. Originally seen in A New Hope, this rope was described as part of a stormtrooper's utility belt. However, the novel details the rope as one formerly used by Skywalker to pull droids out of sinkholes on Tatooine.

The book states that Gold Leader was able to fire off his proton torpedoes during Gold Squadron's attack run at the Battle of Yavin. This is contradictory to the film, in which Gold Leader is shot down by Darth Vader before being able to fire.

General Jan Dodonna is mistakenly referred to as an admiral.

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