“Admiral Jeff Blue Jeans was a male Imperial officer who fought with the Empire on several occasions,” the entry read before it was pulled by Wookieepedia’s admins. “Known for his strange look of a T-Shirt and blue jeans, he was a cunning warrior and a respected individual.”
Fortunately, despite attempts to cover up the truth, a few brave freedom fighters managed to get the word out about the mysterious admiral through memes like this one:
While we sit here wondering when we’ll be able to pre-order our very own Admiral Blue-Jeans action figure (complete with a wall that conceals most of his body), we have something else on our minds: is the admiral now part of official canon? Usually, the answer would be a no-brainer. The admiral is right there, clear as day, doing a Star Wars, which should technically make him part of Disney continuity automatically. Yet, like “Maclunkey” and “midi-chlorians” (called “M-count” now, according to the episode) before him, it seems that the Whills have decided to strike the admiral from their sacred journal, a fate worse than being digested by the sarlacc.
The admiral isn’t the first beloved Star Wars character to be wiped from continuity since Disney rebooted the Expanded Universe almost a decade ago, but he does seem to be the first non-canon character to appear in an official canon entry in the timeline, and it’s likely that this will be all he’ll ever be remembered for. That, and his Levis. Were we at the opera, Emperor Palpatine would call this a tragedy.
But Star Wars is about hope. Even an infamous continuity error like Han Solo’s dice, which appeared in exactly one shot inside the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit in A New Hope before disappearing forever, was eventually canonized in The Last Jedi. It’s always possible that the admiral could don a new pair of jeans to reignite our nostalgia 40 years from now. And if not, Disney should at least consider him for the next Lego Star Wars Holiday Special?