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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Dimitar, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Dimitar

    Dimitar Jedi Padawan

    Jan 22, 2017
    Which character(s) from the new canon expanded media (anyone not originating in a movie) will have a lasting impact on fans and has the possibility of becoming a "household name" the way Revan and Thrawn are remembered from the old expanded universe many years after their debut?

    For me, currently this is Doctor Aphra, having in mind her transition from a supporting character in Darth Vader to a lead character in her own series and also appearing in a short story and even a video game (and I personally love the character!)

    So what are your thoughts? And even if a character has not reached such popularity/success yet, who would you like to have their role in Star Wars media expanded?
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  2. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

    Aug 19, 2002
    Ezra and Kanan.
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  3. nancipants

    nancipants Jedi Knight star 1

    Nov 16, 2017
    Are we counting Rebels or not?

    If not, I would say Rae Sloane or Aphra.
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  4. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett Force Ghost star 10

    Feb 18, 2014
    We got Rae Sloane and Aphra so far.
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  5. Dimitar

    Dimitar Jedi Padawan

    Jan 22, 2017
    I really hope we see Sloane in another publication. I was disappointed she was not present in Battlefront II or the Phasma novel.

    As for Rebels characters, I do believe that Hera, not Kanan or Ezra has the best chances of appearing in the future as a Rebel (possibly New Republic) general.
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  6. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 30, 2016
    Vanessa Marshall for Episode 9!!!!! Someone set up a petition!
  7. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

    Aug 5, 2014
    I think Aphra is great. I wish Han's wife got more love, I want to see more of her.

    I also think the Aftermath people (especially Temmin) need more eu time.

    I would say Aphra, Temmin Wexley, and Rae Sloane are top three though.
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  8. lordpixie

    lordpixie Jedi Knight star 1

    Aug 30, 2015
    Mr bones for me love the fun and carnage he brings and Rae Sloane as we have seen her go up the ranks and i wonder where her story ends? oh and a few others. been quite a few good characters in the new canon bit hard to pick ! and i wonder if we have even seen or met the most successful yet they may be just a book or comic away ?
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  9. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 7, 2012
    I feel like most people are saying Aphra and Sloane because those are essentially the only new EU characters who actually have had any kind of staying power beyond their original appearance.

    Aphra could, admittedly, pull it off due to the current status comics enjoy and because she's pretty much tailor-made to fit the "Harley Quinn-esque quippy wacky anti-heroine" trope that's so popular right now. But I have a hard time imagining that in ten years casual fans will put Sloane up there with Thrawn and Revan.
  10. UnshavenWookie14

    UnshavenWookie14 Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 20, 2017
    Depending on if Claudia Gray writes a sequel once the timeline between ROTJ and TFA... I would say Thane and Ciena have potential to be massive. They easily are the best character relationship in the new canon. I haven't seen them used anywhere else yet, but that might be out of respect for Lost Stars. Not wanting to lock Claudia into anything by having her characters making appearances that she has to account for all over the place. No sure thing of a sequel obviously. But its not like these were 'average' pilots. And they were only 25 (maybe 26?) when the novel ended. So there is ample opportunity for them to have some large stories in that time period between ROTJ and TFA.
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  11. UnshavenWookie14

    UnshavenWookie14 Jedi Padawan star 1

    Oct 20, 2017
    Snap (Temmin) comes back in the Poe comics as ‘Black 2’. Pretty sure. He makes a several appearances in TFA even though they don’t call him by name here is his comic version, and the guy who plays him in the ST



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  12. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 13, 2000
    Aphra, Evaan and Terex are all in Force Arena.

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  13. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Knight star 3

    Aug 3, 2013
    Definitely Sloane.
  14. Endor_boy

    Endor_boy Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 24, 2013
    Aphra is the most successful.
    I'd enjoy reading about Aphra forever.
    I'd also hope that Sinjir gets more stories. He was too interesting to never see again.
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  15. jamminjedi23

    jamminjedi23 Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 19, 2015
    Aphra definitely has the largest fan base and is the most widely known new canon character outside of the movies. It really wouldn't surprise me at all if in twenty years she is viewed with the same fanfare that Mara Jade currently is.
  16. Lord Sith Harloxzz

    Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Knight star 3

    Jun 27, 2016
    Kanan,Ezra and Aphra
  17. unicorn

    unicorn Force Ghost star 4

    Jan 19, 2001
    I'd say Aphra, which is awesome for representation too. The old EU did great "women who kick ass" but not so great with "WOC who kick ass" which has been a HUGE difference in the new Disney.
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  18. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

    Sep 25, 2016
  19. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 24, 2005
    If Aphra doesn't have a movie in the next ten years I'll be genuinely surprised.

  20. sidv88

    sidv88 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Aug 22, 2005
    Young Aphra Chronicles
    Aphra and the Sith Temple of Doom
    Aphra and the Raiders of the Lost Holocron
    Aphra and the Pius Dea Crusade
    Aphra and the Kingdom of the Kyber Crystal
  21. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Jedi Knight star 4

    Dec 12, 2015
    Aphra, Kanan and Hera.
  22. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 5

    Jun 12, 2011
    Hera, Kanan, Bendu, Sabine, Chopper, Aphra, Sloane (I'm really surprised we didn't see her in Rebels yet considering her history with Kanan), Thane, Ciena and Evaan. That's all I can think about so far.
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  23. jamminjedi23

    jamminjedi23 Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 19, 2015
    Probably one of the big reasons we didn't see Sloane in Rebels is the fact that it takes a year or more to go from writing out the scripts to getting the animation all wrapped up. And by the time it was clear she was becoming an increasingly popular character that people would have liked to see in a show like Rebels they probably already had the majority of the series mapped out.
  24. revan772

    revan772 Jedi Knight star 3

    Aug 5, 2014
    I just realized nobody has said Thrawn yet. I would say he is up there.
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  25. Ithorians

    Ithorians Jedi Knight star 2

    Apr 26, 2016
    As protagonists, Kanan, Ezra and Hera, I would imagine. As antagonists, the Inquisitors and Rae Sloane. In the middle, Aphra, quite possibly the biggest name on the list until now. I imagine Thrawn is being counted as Legends...