EUC Character of the Year Awards

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  1. EUC CotY Awards Jedi Padawan

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    Welcome to what will hopefully become an annual event here in the Expanded Universe Community, the EUC Character of the Year Awards!


    This is an event for celebrating our favorite characters, and their accomplishments, from the past year in the novels, comics, video games, TV shows and more. In order to be eligible a character does have to meet a few requirements.

    1. The character must owe a significant portion of its history to the Expanded Universe. So favorites from the films like Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Leia Organa, Nute Gunray and Jar Jar Binks(just to name a few) are not eligible to be voted for. Other characters named in the films, like say Darth Plagueis that were little more than named in he films would be eligible based on virtually everything we know about them having originated in the EU.

    2. Only Expanded Universe characters that have had some sort of reasonably significant role in the calendar year of 2012 are available to the voted for. For example a character like Grand Admiral Osvald Teshik, who had a new short story added to the universe in the Essential Guide to Warfare, would be eligible to be chosen based on the new material added about him in the 2012 calendar year.

    Kal Skirata would be an example of a character that is not eligible for inclusion this year. While he had fresh artwork in the Essential Guide to Warfare, nothing new was added to his character or story.


    If someone wishes to include a character that may be considered a fringe candidate that characters credentials for inclusion will be reviewed by the CotY Awards team and a ruling will be made on if that character has had enough new material in 2012 to be included in the voting process.


    3. You are allowed to vote for up to five different characters, though you don’t have to pick five if you don’t wish. If you feel there were only two decent EU characters this past year your more than welcome to vote for just those two if you wish.

    Overall voting will be tabulated with a points system so be sure to label your selections in order of preference. For instance your #1 selection will get 5 points; your #5 selection will only get one point.

    The following template may be used to submit your selections if you wish:

    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards
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    Best New Character of 2012:


    Please include what novel, comic, video game or TV show your character appeared in during 2012 so it is easy for the EUC CotY Awards team to review the eligibility of the selections.

    Your selections(votes) can be forwarded via PM to the EUC CotY Awards sock. Please feel free to discuss them publically in this thread as well. All selections must be in by February 11th, 2012 and the winners will be announced that week leading into the new EUC elections.


    4. As seen, there will also be one additional category that is simply “Best New EU Character of 2012”. This category is only open to EU characters that first appeared in the year of 2012. This character can of course be included in your ‘Character of the Year’ selections as well as this category.


    Everyone is more than welcome to participate and may feel free to use this thread to promote, show off, brag about and recommend their favorites to others. Have fun!


    Examples of New EU Material From 2012


    While this is not meant to be a comprehensive list it will at least give an idea of what new material came out and thus the characters within them that will be eligible for the awards.


    Darth Plagueis – Novel
    Apocalypse – Novel
    Scourge – Novel
    Mercy Kill – Novel
    TOR Annihilation – Novel


    KotOR War – Comic (starting with #1)
    Agent of the Empire – Comic (starting with #2)
    Crimson Empire – Comic (starting with #4)
    Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm (starting with #1)
    Dark Times: Out in the Wilderness (starting with #4)
    The Old Republic
    The Clone Wars: The Enemy Within
    Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead
    Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
    Purge: Tyrants Fist


    The Essential Guide to Warfare
    Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy


    The Clone Wars Season 4

    Escape from Kadavo
    A Friend in Need
    Deception
    Friends and Enemies
    The Box
    Crisis on Naboo
    Massacre
    Bounty
    Brothers
    Revenge


    The Clone Wars Season 5

    Revival
    A War on Two Fronts
    Front Runners
    The Soft War
    Tipping Point
    The Gathering
    Test of Strength
    Bound For Escape
    A Necessary Bond
    Secret Weapons
    A Sunny Day in the Void



    Edited by Authors Request.
    Last edited by Adalia-Durron, Jan 27, 2013
  2. EUC CotY Awards Jedi Padawan

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  3. Runjedirun Chosen One

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    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards

    1. Voort "Piggy" SaBring Mercy Kill
    2. Myri Antilles Mercy Kill
    3. Jesmin Tainer Mercy Kill
    4. Tarik "Face" Loran Mercy Kill
    5. Vuillard " Scut" Gorsat Mercy Kill

    Best New Character of 2012: Trey Courser, Mercy Kill
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  4. rumblewagon Force Ghost

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    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards
    1. Ahsoka Tano - A Friend In Need
    2. Hugo Damask/Darth Plagueis - Darth Plagueis novel
    3. Asajj Ventress -Bounty
    4. Cad Bane - Friends and Enemies
    5. Hondo Ohnaka - A Necessary Bond
    Best New Character of 2012: Hugo Damask/Darth Plagueis - Darth Plagueis novel
    Last edited by rumblewagon, Jan 12, 2013
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  5. Robimus Force Ghost

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    For Your Consideration:

    Vestara Khai

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    It was a big year for the Sith Apprentice Vestara Khai. With the conclusion to Fate of the Jedi one huge portion of Vestara's life came to a conclusion, while the next mysterious chapter began. Now a battle hardened Lady of the Sith, Vestara has faced and defeated both Jedi and Sith. Her new alliance with a Sith Meditation Sphere promises that she will likely be a thorn in the side of our heroes for years to come.

    Is she cut out to be our EUC Character of the Year?
  6. Samayel_ Jedi Grand Master

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    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards

    1- Nom Anor (making his first appareance as an action figure and his return to the EU in Crimson Empire III)
    2- Darth Plagueis (starring one of the best SW novel ever made)
    3- Kir Kanos (and his long waited return in Crimson Empire III)
    4- Dass Jenir (Dartk Times out of the wilderness)
    5- Iaco Stark (and his insane and unexpected return in Agent of the Empire)

    Best New Character of 2012: Darth Plagueis - Darth Plagueis novel
  7. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Shea Hublin, returned after 33 years of EU obscurity with the Essential Guide to Warfare and of course his own short story „The Guns of Kelrodo-Ai” (Insider 132)
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  8. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards

    1. Voort "Piggy" SaBring Mercy Kill
    2. Myri Antilles Mercy Kill
    3. Viuli " Scut" Gorsat Mercy Kill
    4. Turman Durra Mercy Kill
    5. Jesmin Tainer Mercy Kill


    Best New Character of 2012: Viuli "Scut" Gorsat, Mercy Kill
    Last edited by Mirax Terrik, Jan 12, 2013
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  9. Runjedirun Chosen One

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    I'm glad you included Turman as I felt bad I had to leave him out. "Scut" was a really excellent character it was such a welcome difference to see a Vong that was not in the villain role.
  10. darthzac14 Jedi Grand Master

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    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards

    1. Darth Plagueis/Hego Damask Darth Plagueis
    2. Asajj Ventress Bounty
    3. Ahsoka Tano A Friend in Need
    4. Maul Shadow Conspiracy
    5. Jedi Knight The Old Republic


    Best New Character of 2012: Darth Plagueis/Hego Damask, Darth Plagueis
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  11. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards

    1. Hondo Ohnaka - A Necessary Bond
    2. Cad Bane - Friends and Enemies
    3. Darth Plagueis/Hego Damask - Darth Plagueis
    4. D'harhan - The Essential Guide to Warfare
    5. Asajj Ventress - Bounty


    Best New Character of 2012: Darth Plagueis/Hego Damask, Darth Plagueis
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  12. EUC CotY Awards Jedi Padawan

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    We want to thank everyone for their contributions thus far. Everything looks awesome!

    Unfortunatly Darth Plagueis would not be eligible for the Best New Character of 2012 Category. His appearances in works like The Tenebrous Way short story from 2011 as well as his bio and picture in the Star Wars Encyclopedia, and even his mention in ROTS would not qualify him as a new EU character introduced in 2012.

    Sorry for this confusion. Anyone who selected Darth Plagueis is very welcome to make another selection if they would like to.

    Of course Darth Plagueis is still eligible for the main category of Best EU Character of 2012.
  13. rumblewagon Force Ghost

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    2012 EUC Character of the Year Awards
    1. Ahsoka Tano - A Friend In Need
    2. Hego Damask/Darth Plagueis - Darth Plagueis novel
    3. Asajj Ventress -Bounty
    4. Cad Bane - Friends and Enemies
    5. Hondo Ohnaka - A Necessary Bond
    Best New Character of 2012: Moralo Eval - Friends and Enemies
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  14. darthzac14 Jedi Grand Master

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    I have to change Best New Character of 2012: Bo-Katan, A Friend in Need
  15. Robimus Force Ghost

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    For Your Consideration:

    Voort "Piggy" saBinring

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    It was a big year for Voort, what with the band geting back together for Mercy Kill. And Voort learned a valuable life lesson about the Yuuzhan Vong along the way.

    Is Voort ready to be the EUC Character of the Year?
  16. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    Darth Plagueis was more of a name than an actual character back then. If anything, 2012 counts as the year he made his character debut.

    But fine, I suppose I'll just have to think of some other character to put in place as the Best New Character of 2012. Perhaps Bo-Katan? Her role in Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy is vital.

    At times like these, I wish I had read more of the EU books that came out last year, especially that new Dawn of the Jedi comic. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm for the EU is not what it used to be so I wasn't really interested in buying more books. James Luceno's novel re-elevated my intrigue in the EU, but not enough it seems...
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  17. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Sep 10, 2012
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    1. Hego Damask/Darth Plagueis, Darth Plagueis.
    2. Darth Maul, Shadow Conspiracy.
    3. Hondo Ohnaka, Revival.
    4. Jedi Knight, The Old Republic
    5. Ahsoka Tano, A Friend In Need.

    Best New Character of 2012: Darth Tenebrous, The Tenebrous Way/Darth Plagueis.
    Last edited by KED12345, Jan 14, 2013
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  18. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 12, 2012
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    1. Valin Horn- Apocolypse
    2. Darth Plagueis/Hego Damask- Darth Plagueis
    3. Jesmin Tainer- Mercy Kill
    4. Myri Antilles- Mercy Kill
    5. Mander Zuma- Scourge
    Best New Character of 2012: Mander Zuma- Scourge
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  19. General Immodet Force Ghost

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    Dec 5, 2012
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    1. Dass Jennir - Dark Times
    2. Moff Trachta - Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
    3. Hurst Romodi - The Essential Guide to Warfare
    4. Nuso Esva - Choices of One
    5. Dallan Morvis - KOTOR: War
    Best New Character of 2012: Senator Pax Teem - Darth Plagueis
    Last edited by General Immodet, Jan 14, 2013
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  20. EUC CotY Awards Jedi Padawan

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    The awards team actully discussed this before the game started as well. We felt that he should be inlcuded in the main contest, despite the movie origins of his name, for that exact reason. He's just had too many other appearances, from the Encyclopedia, the the Essential Guide to the Force, to his Hero Click like Action Figure to be considered a brand new character. Sorry for the confusion.

    Other administrative notes:

    Darth Tenebrous appeared in the same Matt Stover short story in 2011 that Darth Plagueis did, as such would not be eligible for the new character category. Sorry for the confusion this creates as we realize that the short story was somewhat obscure.

    Darth Maul owes his creation to his role in Star Wars Episode 1 and thus is not eligible for any category in the CotY Awards.

    Being that this is the first year of this event we are still working out some of the kinks. Be patient with us please :)

    Thanks to everyone for taking the time to make your selections and do keep them coming!
  21. Samayel_ Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 26, 2012
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    Best New Character of 2012: Laurita Tohm - Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
  22. InterestingLurker Force Ghost

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    Best New Character of 2012: Bo-Katan
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  23. Robimus Force Ghost

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    For Your Consideration:

    Jahan Cross

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    Jahan Cross is an elite Imperial operative working hard to keep the Empire, and galaxy, safe for everyone during the Dark Times. He's saved the galaxy from super plots involving droids and evil Count's with familiar surnames.

    Is the Agent of the Empire smooth enough to be the EUC Character of the Year?
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  24. General Immodet Force Ghost

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  25. Samayel_ Jedi Grand Master

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    come on, anyone else was exited with the return of Kir Kanos?, how´s possible that i am the only one voting him???
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