Ahh yes, this old argument. The problem with diversity in the EU is that the white human (straight) male is the core demographic of comic books, novels, and games. Developers tend to try to develope relatable characters, otherwise they risk sales. They also stick with what the audience knows. This is why we've been stuck with Luke, Han, and Leia for thirty years worth of expanded universe. Another problems with the introduction of diversity is that you risk making those characters parodies. Or worse, you just try to shoehorn a character into a story and make them behave in a way that panders insultingly. For example, I think Jaina is a horrible character. I want to like her, but she is just a static character that has shown absolutely no growth since the Vector Prime. She is a bland action hero that doesn't even have a distinctive appearance. Mara Jade, on the other hand, had a decades long character arc where she went from sith assassin imperial to firey smuggler, to full fledge jedi and devote wife and mother. Mara Jade would have been an excellent protagonist, but instead they forced Jaina on us. tl:dr 1) There isn't diversity because we don't really expect it, and WHMs still sell. 2) If you try to hard for diversity, you're going to make a fool of the character 3) Characters are defined by their struggles and growth, not by their gender/race/species/orientation. 4) We're a Freudian demographic, peeps. 5) I like listing things. 6) haha.