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At what point is it appropriate to add the characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? That page links here, but none of the characters make this list. Do we have to wait until the film debuts?Pistongrinder (talk) 20:25, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
Upon closer look, I see that Mon Mothma is an exception (and her description does reference Rogue One). But no mention of Saw Gerrera, who is a major Clone Wars character. He at least should be added.Pistongrinder (talk) 20:29, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
@Pistongrinder: Mon Mothma and Saw Gerrera are pre-existing characters. As for when we will add Rogue One characters, it should be after they make their official appearances. So most of them probably won't be added until after the release of the novel Catalyst: A Rogue One Story in November, or after the release of the film itself. DarkKnight2149 19:55, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
So add Saw Gerrera to this list, but wait on the rest?Pistongrinder (talk) 20:12, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Since he is a pre-existing character, I have added him to the list.Pistongrinder (talk) 21:54, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I'd say wait on any of the characters that haven't made aan official appearance yet. DarkKnight2149 22:12, 13 October 2016 (UTC)
This list has become very long, and like List of Star Wars planets and moons (and per WP:NOTESAL and WP:LSC) we need to limit this large list by only including entries for independently notable items or those with Wikipedia articles. There are many entries for characters who appear only briefly or are mentioned in one or few works, and the list is slightly undersourced. Primary sources (the Databank or the novel/comic/game itself) or secondary sources (the Lucasfilm encyclopedia of your choice) may establish facts, but not notability. Entries should be cited with reliable independent sources, and this should not be difficult for actual notable characters as there are a lot of reliable websites that discuss Star Wars-related media. I'll curate a list below of entries I remove in case reintroduction to the list becomes appropriate.— TAnthonyTalk 02:39, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
A good idea to trim some of the characters who'd appear in a few lines in a book, a scene or two in a game or a comic; but care or discussion should be taken when determining notability of some for sure. Not that any have been removed yet that I disagree with (other than Sio Bibble, with appearances in 3 movies); but I do think that a lot of minor characters that appear in the main movie saga could be considered notable, as many have entered pop culture through the 40 years of memorabilia, books, comics and toys produced. Removing a movie character only named in a reference book with almost no other media supporting them? Sure move them here. But just as an example, I see full pages of many Transformers or comic book characters that I would consider far less known in the main stream than most Star Wars characters of slightly lesser or similar ilk to the likes of Ponda Baba or Dr. Evazan. The sheer number of action figures sold of some of the minor characters (easily in the millions), would make many well known as well. Decades of stories now relegated to the Legends canon, doesn't erase the wider notability of a character, who may now only appear briefly in the new canon. It was after all a corporate decision, and doesn't negate public consciousness of the characters. I would also stand by any important new characters added in novels, comics, Rebels, etc, as long as they are integral characters appearing through-out the novel in question (for books), or making multiple notable appearances in multiple comics, games or television episodes.— RamshackleMan (talk) 10:50, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I was thinking some of those same things re: the film saga, but we should still have a third party source. Because it's Star Wars, the original films would have been analyzed to death; for example, I'm sure that every alien in the Cantina has been officially named and identified. But we need more than a Visual Dictionary to assert notability; I feel like with a lot of the miscellaneous aliens and Senators in the the prequel trilogy, we are relying on the Databank, which doesn't cut it. But like I said, it's Star Wars and there are certainly sources out there. I'm not going thru the whole list today, and will try to remove only the most obvious; Sio Bibble still seemed like a blip to me, but perhaps I should have tried to find a decent source before I moved that entry. In any case, everything is open for discussion and please let me know if this becomes disruptive. Regarding new characters from the comics and such, I think we're fortunate in that IGN or something will cover all of it.— TAnthonyTalk 13:02, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Lily Nyamwasa (Attack of the Clones), Nina Fallon (Revenge of the Sith)
Tholothian Jedi Master, Jedi Council member in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. She is later killed during the events of Order 66.
Steven Boyle (Attack of the Clones), Marty Wetherill (Revenge of the Sith)
Magistrate of the Corporate Alliance, member of the Separatist Council. He is killed by Darth Vader along with the rest of the Separatist Council in Revenge of the Sith.
A hyperdrive engineer working for the Incom Corporation who also served in the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars. Called "The Golden Tempter", he is known for his extreme ambition and wants to replace Palpatine as Supreme Chancellor.
Resistance starfighter maintenance droid featured in The Force Awakens.
Dhruv Chanchani (The Phantom Menace)
Tatooine slave boy who is Anakin Skywalker's childhood best friend.