Thanks to the latest episode of The Clone Wars, we now have a very clear picture about when Maul formed Crimson Dawn, which was heavily featured in Solo: A Star Wars Story, and it’s not when you may have thought that he built up the syndicate.

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Thanks to S7E8 of The Clone Wars, we now have a much clearer picture of when exactly Maul formed the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate, and it’s earlier than what has been put out there since its reveal in the Solo film. 

While Maul was discussing his displeasure with the Pyke’s losing spice in The Clone Wars: Together Again, he reveals during a threat that Crimson Dawn already exists. 

He tells Mag Krim that if the Pykes can’t get their shit together with their spice running operation, he will have Crimson Dawn take it over for them. 

So this firmly places the creation of Crimson Dawn by Maul to be during the Clone Wars timeline, not after the Clone Wars, which has been the story on multiple Star Wars wikis.

Hell, even the official Star Wars databank makes it seem as if Crimson Dawn wasn’t even around that long, and it still lists it as only appearing in Solo. 

Maul’s threat of their retribution on the Pykes clearly sets new canon for the creation of Crimson Dawn, which at this point definitely happened before the fall of the Republic, and the rise of the Galactic Empire. 

See, these little cartoons can pack some awesome canon punches! Now get out there and get those Wikis updated and use this video as your source!

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