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The heart of galactic society, the Core Worlds contain the richest and most populous planets in the galaxy. The outer regions of the galaxy regard most inhabitants of the Core as snobs who look down upon them, which is often true. Due to the densely packed stars of the Core navigation of the region can be difficult, especially in the Deep Core. At the heart of the Deep Core is a blackhole said to hold the galaxy together. Additionally, a mysterious world known as the Wellspring of Light lies within the Deep Core and is said to be the homeworld of the Midi-chlorians.
One of the most prosperous and peaceful planets in the galaxy, Alderaan is a mountainous world ruled by a monarchy. Renowned for their great and peaceful culture, Alderaan was highly supportive of the Galactic Republic. Following the rise of the Empire, the world became a primary source of recruitment for the Rebellion, with several of the movement's founders hailing from Alderaan. This earned the ire of the Empire, which led to Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin destroying Alderaan with the first Death Star.
- Adopted into Royalty: Alderaanian culture considers children adopted by the ruling family to be official members of the royal bloodline and thus eligible to inherit the throne and any other titles and positions that might come with it (the same rule applies to the offspring of adopted children, too).
- Apocalypse How: Scope Planetary after the Death Star's superlaser destroys the entire planet, leaving behind only some scattered debris known as the Alderaanian graveyard. The severity level is somewhere between Societal Disruption and Total Extinction; although all life on Alderaan is completely wiped out, there are some human survivors who were fortunately offworld at the time (as well as hybrid races such as the Alder-Espirion). Many of them gather together in a flotilla of starships in the Alderaanian graveyard and continue to survive and uphold Alderaanian culture, with support from other worlds.
- Big Fancy Castle / Bright Castle: The Royal Palace of Alderaan, the official residence of the Organa family, is a sci-fi variation. It was built into a mountainside overlooking Aldera nearly a thousand years before Princess Leia was born and is a prime example of Alderaan's simplistically elegant architecture, designed to complement the natural surroundings of the mountains rather than stand out like an eyesore. It has numerous towers and hundreds of rooms, having been expanded so many times over the centuries it would be easy to get lost.
- Crystal Spires and Togas: Although we don't see much of the planet itself, Alderaan's overall aesthetic appears to be this trope; its architecture consists of sleek and gleaming high rise buildings and its people seem to favour simplistic but elegant clothing reminiscent of Ancient Greece and Rome, or the Renaissance. While their ships tend to have a clunkier Used Future aesthetic, the interiors are noticeably cleaner and sleeker-looking than most Rebel ships.
- Doomed Hometown: For many Alderaanians who were off-world at the time, the destruction of their homeplanet inspired them to begin resisting the Empire.
- Dying Race: Following the events of A New Hope, Alderaanian humans become an endangered species. The majority of Alderaan's population were killed when their planet was destroyed, but there were Alderaanians who were offworld at the time, or had settled in colonies on other planets. Led by Leia, the surviving Alderaanians do what they can to ensure their culture is preserved for future generations.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The Empire mercilessly destroys the planet using the Death Star in an infamous Kick the Dog moment.Obi-Wan Kenobi: I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
- Feudal Future: Alderaan is a hereditary monarchy. However, it is still a peaceful and prosperous world and it's rulers seem to be just and benevolent; at the very least, the last monarch of Alderaan, Breha Organa, is depicted as The High Queen, while Princess Leia is a brave and selfless Politically Active Princess, as well as a commander in the Rebel Alliance.
- Hufflepuff House: We only get very brief glimpses of Alderaan from space before the Death Star blows all its people up. We do get a closer, but still brief look at the planet in Revenge of the Sith, whilst The Clone Wars episode "Assassin" is set primarily on Alderaan.
- In Harmony with Nature: Alderaanians try to show care and respect for the natural world, rather than exploit it. Their world is largely free of pollution and they intentionally build their cities to blend-in with the natural beauty of the environment; for example, the royal palace in Aldera is designed to resemble the nearby mountains.
- Inspirational Martyr: A planetary example. Alderaan's destruction via the Death Star caused galaxy-wide outrage and inspired many people to join the Rebel Alliance (ironically resulting in the opposite of what Tarkin hoped to achieve by destroying the planet).
- Paradise Planet: It is near-universally regarded as one of the most beautiful and peaceful planets in the galaxy.
- Perfect Pacifist People: Most Alderaanians are averse to violence, and instead seek to inspire by example, and as the quote above shows this approach has mostly worked. Leia even claims that Alderaan has no weapons or defenses when Tarkin threatens to destroy it, and the downside of this trope is shown when Tarkin destroys the planet unopposed. Notably, not all Alderaanians are pacifists, with many joining the Rebellion even prior to their homeworld's destruction. Leia is a very capable soldier and leader, Rebel General Carlist Rieekan also fought in the Clone Wars, and Bail himself has been known to carry a blaster.
- Shining City: The capital, Aldera (as seen on the page image). It's filled with sleek and shiny high-rise buildings and has picturesque surroundings, being situated on an island in the middle of a lake, surrounded by mountains.
Queen Breha Organa
Queen of Alderaan, wife of Senator Bail Organa, and adoptive mother of Leia Organa. Like her husband, Breha played a key role in creating the Rebel Alliance.
- Adult Fear: Following the Battle of Scarif, she and Bail learn that Leia has been captured and her ship destroyed by the Empire. Then Breha sees the Death Star looming over Alderaan...
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Implied. If this line she makes in Leia, Princess of Alderaan is any indication:Breha: Sometimes it does a girl good to fall for a bit of a scoundrel, now and then.
- Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear if she knew that Leia was the daughter of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker. Bail's message to Leia revealing the truth of her parentage (as seen in Bloodline) implies that Bail didn't tell his wife the whole truth about Leia's parentage, but it remains vague as to how much she knew.
- A story included in the Star Wars Adventures 2019 Annual involves Breha telling young Leia a bit about Padmé (without revealing that she was her mother), which would suggest she at least knew who Leia's biological mother was (to be honest, it wouldn't have been too difficult for her to put two and two together even if Bail didn't say it outright; Breha knew Padmé and Leia is thought to resemble her at times, and Bail turns up on Alderaan with their newly adopted daughter shortly after their mutual friend Padmé died in childbirth).
- Babies Ever After: Downplayed. Revenge of the Sith mostly has a Downer Ending, but she and Bail adopting Leia as their daughter at the end of the film is depicted as a bright spot.
- Benevolent Conspiracy: She knew of and was actively involved in the Rebel Alliance almost from the get-go.
- Character Death: She died when Alderaan was destroyed by the Death Star.
- Cyborg: Pulmonodes replaced her heart and lungs after a near fatal accident she suffered while descending from Appenza Peak during her Challenge of Body to prove herself worthy of Alderaan's throne. Most people choose to cover up their cybernetics, but Breha wears hers proudly.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: In Legends, the closest Breha had to a disability was her being unable to safely give birth after five miscarriages. In canon, it's revealed that she's had her heart and lungs replaced with cybernetics after a near-fatal fall, and her being unable to safely conceive a child was a consequence of her accident.
- Dramatic Irony:
- In Queen's Shadow, she has a conversation with Padmé about marriage and children, and it's pointed out that her children will be destined for a life in politics, while any kids the Senator has will be free to choose for themselves. Just under a decade later, Breha and Bail will adopt Padmé's daughter as their own.
- In A Certain Point of View, CZ-70B discusses with Breha how Leia altered her diplomatic record to say she was fluent in Shyriiwook (the Wookiee language), when shes actually just "proficient" in it. Breha reassures the droid, saying she can't think of a situation where Leia would even need to use Shyriiwook. Just days later, Leia is rescued from the Death Star by Chewbacca, who becomes her lifelong friend.
- Face Death with Dignity: Breha dies holding hands with her beloved husband, feeling certain their daughter at least still lives.
- Foil: Subtly to Vader. She also requires prosthetics to stay alive and wears them openly as a sign of strength. But compared to Vader, who was deliberately designed to come off as intimidating and monstrous, Breha does so to show there's no shame or inhumanity in being a cyborg, and Leia often describes them as warm and comforting, like a light in her heart. And while Leia repeatedly insists that Breha is her mother, she disowns her biological parent Anakin and wants nothing to do with him.
- Good Parents: With Bail to their adopted daughter, Leia. Although Leia isn't biologically their daughter, they love her all the same and don't treat her any differently.
- Gut Feeling: Moments before Alderaan's destruction, she instinctively believes Leia is still alive.
- Happily Married: Leia described her and Bail as soulmates, and noted that it took a while for her to realize not all relationships were as happy as her parents'.
- Heart Light: She has cybernetic pulmonodes replacing her organic heart, which was badly damaged in a fall. Her artificial heart can been seen glowing softly inside her chest, which her daughter finds to be a source of comfort.
- The High Queen: Under her leadership, Alderaan is established as one of the most peaceful, beautiful, and cultured planets in the galaxy that serves as an inspiration to other planets, even under the tyranny of the Empire. One of her final acts when she learned the Death Star was orbiting her planet was to advocate evacuating as many people as possible (though she soon realized this was futile).
- Law of Inverse Fertility: Downplayed. She and Bail always wanted kids, but the stress placed on her body due to earlier injuries would've made conceiving a child difficult. As a result, she and Bail chose to adopt a child instead, becoming Leia's parents after her biological mother died.
- Light Is Good: Her prosthetic organs glow softly, and Leia compares it to a bouquet of glowing flowers in her heart. Compared to other examples of artificial body parts in the universe, which are portrayed as coldly mechanical at best and a sign of inhumanity at worst, Breha's pulmonodes are depicted as beautiful and comforting.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is similar to Brea, which in Irish can mean "noble", "strong" or "virtuous" (as a diminutive of Breanna/Brianna).
- The Mentor: She personally tutored several young Alderaanian women, among them Evaan, a rebel pilot who swore Undying Loyalty to the Alderaanian monarchy and joined the Rebellion as a result.
- Minor Major Character: Despite being Leia's adoptive mother, ruler of Alderaan and a founding member of the Rebel Alliance, Breha isn't featured much in the installments associated with the Canon; in the theatrical films, she only shows up once in a non-speaking role at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Claudia Gray said she was very surprised by how little focus Breha had received and so gave her a central role in the novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan, which greatly expands upon Breha's character.
- Near-Death Experience: In her youth, she suffered a terrible accident during her Challenge of the Body (which involved climbing mountains) and some of her internal organs were replaced by pulmonodes due to the injuries she sustained. She wears her cybernetics proudly as a sign she survived.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something:
- In addition to her duties ruling Alderaan, Breha took the time to tutor some Alderaanian students personally.
- She's also a master of several forms of hand-to-hand fighting, something that many people — not even her own daughter, Leia — were aware of.
- Breha was also one of the early leaders of the rebellion, helping to direct its finances in the founding of secret bases and shipyards.
- Ruling Couple: With Bail. She is queen of Alderaan and actively involved in the running of her planet, while Bail is Alderaan's senator and later her viceroy, with the two often advising each other on important matters.
- Scaling the Summit: At the age of sixteen, she climbed Appenza's Peak, one of Alderaan's most iconic mountains, to prove herself worthy of the throne. She made it up okay, but suffered a near-fatal fall during the descent.
- Schrödinger's Canon: She is from House Antilles (meaning she is a relative of Raymus Antilles) and has three sisters.
- True Blue Femininity: The outfit she wears in Revenge of the Sith is primarily blue, marking her as a benevolent and regal character (interestingly, Leia's biological mother Padmé also tended to wear blue a lot).
- War Hawk: Although she dreads fighting against the Empire, Breha is convinced that nothing but armed insurrection will free the galaxy from Palpatine's tyranny and pushes for the nascent rebellion to begin arming, to the alarm of several of her co-conspirators. It takes her a long time to convince Bail to come around to that point of view.
WA-2V, AKA "TooVee"
Model: Attendant droid
Princess Leia's personal attendant droid.
- Character Death: She was on Alderaan when it got blown up.
- The Fashionista: Her job is to make Leia as beautiful as possible and she will not fail in it. She created Leia's many hairstyles and most of her outfits and keeps up to date with the latest fashions. Leia would actually prefer to dress simply, but TooVee won't allow it.
- Robot Buddy: To Leia. It's notable that Leia continues to style her hair after TooVee's death even though she would not, possibly as a tribute to her.
A member of the Apprentice Legislature under the Empire, who aspired to become a historian. He formed a romantic relationship with Princess Leia, though it ultimately ended in tragedy.
- Actual Pacifist: As a strong believer in Alderaanian ideals, he doesn't want another war or anything similar to happen, especially if his homeworld and Leia may be the victims. When he learns that the Organa family is involved in the Rebellion, he tries to reveal this to the Empire because the rebels are trying to start a war that would inevitably get people killed and would ruin the peace.
- All for Nothing: His attempts to reveal the Rebels' activities to the Empire ultimately end in failure; to further add salt in the wound, Alderaan ends up being destroyed anyway in about three years, which was what he was trying to prevent from the start.
- Ambiguously Brown: He's described as having dark brown hair and a golden tan; Claudia Gray (the author of Leia, Princess of Alderaan) said she imagined him as a young Rami Malek (who is of Egyptian descent).
- Anti-Hero: At heart, Kier only wants what's best for Alderaan, including avoiding another devastating war that would get millions killed. His love of his homeworld even overrides his fear of the Empire when it comes to trying to protect it. However, his methods of doing so involve him trying to turn the rebels over to the Empire, even though their entire goal is to free the galaxy from the Empire's tyranny, also betraying Leia's trust in the process.
- Did They or Didn't They?: The narrative is deliberately ambiguous about whether or not Kier and Leia slept together the night they visited the Coruscant garden.
- Doomed by Canon: It's a Foregone Conclusion that Kier and Leia's romance is doomed, as she ends up with Han. Kier is accidentally killed in an explosion in the Paucris system, while attempting to spy on the Rebellion.
- Due to the Dead: Leia retrieves his body after his death and returns him to his family for burial on Alderaan.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In Bloodline which was published before Leia, Princess of Alderaan, but is set decades after the Original Trilogy Leia is mentioned as having a lock of hair in her keepsake chest. It's revealed in Leia, Princess of Alderaan that the hair belonged to Kier, who plays a significant role in the novel.
- First Love: He was Leia's first love. Obviously, it doesn't last. He gets killed after he tries to rat out the Rebellion.
- Foil: As Word of God puts it, he's the exact opposite of Han, except the both of them think that Leia ought to have a personal life. Both are Leia's love interests and both have their doubts about supporting the Rebel Alliance, albeit for different reasons. Kier is from Alderaan the same as Leia, had a relatively normal upbringing and is a pacifist, which is why he doesn't really approve of the rebellion. Han grew up on the streets of Corellia and initially doesn't want to be part of the rebellion because he thinks they have no chance of winning, only getting involved for money. Han eventually changes his mind and joins the rebellion for altruistic reasons, while Kier attempts to turn the rebels over to the Empire in a misguided attempt to keep the peace.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Played with. His parents are told he died saving Leia from a small-craft accident in Alderaan's atmosphere. However, in actual fact he was killed accidentally trying to spy on the Rebellion; although he may have seen this as a Heroic Sacrifice due to his views on the rebels, it isn't really presented as such by the narrative.
- Hypothetical Casting: Word of God sees him as being played by Rami Malek.
- Last Request: After being mortally wounded in an explosion, he asks Leia to deliver a memory rod containing information he'd collected on the Rebellion to the Empire. She only pretends to agree to this to comfort him.
- Let Them Die Happy: Leia reassures Kier as he dies that she'll turn in the Rebellion to save Alderaan, having absolutely no intentions of doing so and destroying the evidence he gathered once he died.
- The Lost Lenore: Despite his betrayal, Leia still misses him (partly because she got Kier in the situation in the first place), to the point that even decades later in Bloodline, she still has a lock of his hair.
- Secret Keeper: A subverted one for Leia. After they begin a relationship, she confides in him that her parents are leading members of the Rebel Alliance. However, Kier secretly intends to inform the Empire of this, though he never gets to do so before his death, taking the secret to the grave.
- Walking Spoiler: A lot of his tropes contain spoilers for Leia, Princess of Alderaan.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is so devoted to Alderaan's pacifist values and to wanting to protect Leia, he gathers sensitive information on the Rebellion with the intention of handing it over to the Empire, hoping that this will prevent war.
The leader of the Melodic Order, a cloister group of Alderaanian musicians performing on Naboo. She initially hides the destruction of their homeworld from the rest of the order before they are recruited by Leia in her journey to unite the survivors of Alderaan.
- The Atoner: Initially feels that she deserves to die for hiding the destruction of Alderaan from the Melodic Order in order to keep them performing at Club Deeja, which she was getting a cut of the profits from.
- HeelFace Turn: Shoots her business partner Mul Sanaka in the back just before he shoots Leia.
- Ms. Exposition: Leia asks her what she knows about Espirion as a way of determining if she should be sent as an ambassador to them, which results in a mini-Info Dump from Pareece about the world.
- Tears of Remorse: When admitting to Leia that she had been lying to the Melodic Order.
A singer in the Melodic Order, Tace is among the Alderaanians who are gathered by Leia following the destruction of their homeworld.
- Bad Liar: When Leia attempts to use Tace to get information from Tula, Commander Dreed sees through her in just a few seconds.
- Bald Woman: Shaves her head after learning that she was unwittingly feeding the Imperials information through her sister, both as penance and to lessen her resemblance to her traitorous sibling.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: While she joined a monastic order of singers, her sister Tula became an Imperial officer.
- Unwitting Pawn: To Dreed, who forced her sister Tula, an Imperial officer, to get information from Tace in order to hunt down Leia and the other Alderaanian survivors.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Had teal-green hair until she shaved it.
Preserver Jora Astane
The Preserver of a community of Alderaanians living in a hidden underground enclave on Sullust. Following the destruction of Alderaan, paranoia has gripped the community about the Empire discovering them, which leads to a misunderstanding when Princess Leia arrives at the same time a Imperial Star Destroyer arrives. Astane then joins her community with Leia's growing fleet of Alderaanian refugees.
- Fantastic Racism: She is disgusted upon discovering that the Alderaanians who settled on Espirion have interbred with the natives, creating the mixed-species Alder-Espirions. Astane later comments that she views this a further "dilution" of the endangered Alderaanian people.Astane: Our world is dead, Sir. All we have left is our identity. Don't ask me to celebrate its dilution.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Introduced as a paranoid, abrasive, and obstructive leader who nearly ends up killing Leia before apologizing and swearing loyalty to her. After which, Astane continues to be paranoid, abrasive, and obstructive before being revealed as a racist who botches a critical negotiation.
- The Load: Causes nothing but problems for Leia on her mission to gather the scattered Alderaanians.
- Mythology Gag: She's an Alderaanian with white hair, a trait she shares with numerous Alderaanians in Legends such as Winter Celchu and Jahan Cross. Though on the other hand, she may just have white hair because she's old.
- Properly Paranoid: Although she is a massive jerk, the Empire is hunting down Alderaanians and there is a spy, albeit an unwitting one, aboard Leia's ship.
An aide to Senator Bail Organa during the final days of the Galactic Republic.
- All There in the Manual: Her name is never spoken onscreen and is first given in Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia.
- Cleavage Window: The cape she wears over her dress creates this effect.
- High-Class Gloves: She wears a long fingerless pair.
- Light Is Good: She's a loyal aide to Bail Organa and wears an entirely white outfit consisting of a dress and cape. It's actually a reused design for one of Padmé Amidala's costumes, based upon her Geonosis outfit and Leia's diplomatic outfit (it was rejected for Padmé because her clothing needed to conceal her pregnancy).
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, she was married to an artist and had a daughter named Winter, who was adopted by Bail and Breha after Sheltay was killed in the early years of the Empire. While Winter doesn't seem to exist in Canon (or at least was never adopted by the Organas), nothing else is confirmed about Sheltay's personal life and eventual fate (seeing as how many Alderaanians were killed when their planet was destroyed, her survival prospects are rather grim).
- Secret Keeper: She is aware of Obi-Wan and Yoda's survival.
- Undying Loyalty: She accompanies Bail aboard the Tantive III to find Jedi survivors following Order 66, even though Palpatine has declared them enemies of the Republic/Empire.
A former palace guard who fled to the distant regions of the galaxy after the Empire destroyed his homeworld.
- Angry Guard Dog: He uses animals called norwoods as guard dogs (though they more closely resemble giant cats with tusks and blue fur more than dogs). They attack Hux and Kylo Ren shortly after they crash on Bylsma's planet until he calls them off.
- Cruel Mercy: Hux tells his troops not to kill Bylsma after he has what he wants from him...because Hux wants to use his planet as target practice for Starkiller Base.
- Hope Spot: For decades has lived in hiding after Alderaan was destroyed, not daring to contact anyone out of fear of discovery. He didn't even realize the Galactic Civil War had ended or who won. Then Hux tells him that the Death Star was destroyed, the Empire defeated and that two members of the royal family he swore to protect survived (Princess Leia and her son). Hux persuades him that he can come out of hiding now to help him and Kylo contact their 'friends' for rescue. It's only when the First Order turn up that Hux cruelly informs him that he has just helped The Remnant of the Empire and that he intends to destroy Bylsma's home again with a Death Star-like weapon, just because he can.
- Lives in a Van: He lives in the corvette he escaped in, parked in the middle of a forest.
- One Steve Limit: Averted; he has the same name as a Legends character, a fleet officer for the New Republic military.
- Properly Paranoid: He's completely right to be suspicious of Armitage Hux. Unfortunately, it still doesn't help him in the end, as Hux can be quite the Manipulative Bastard (literally) when he wants to.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Bylsma was off-world when Alderaan was destroyed; upon learning what happened he fled and went into hiding on a remote, uncivilized world on the edges of the galaxy, fearing what the Empire would do if they learnt an Alderaanian had survived. As he points out to Hux, there was nothing left for him to guard anyway.
- Uncertain Doom: After revealing his true nature, Hux orders that Bylsma be stranded on his planet and that he intends to use it to test Starkiller Base. We don't know if he ever followed through with this, though knowing Hux...
- Undying Loyalty: To Alderaan's royal family. When Hux tells him that Kylo Ren is the son of Leia Organa, Bylsma quickly agrees to help them, carrying an unconscious Kylo to his home and letting Hux use his ship to call for help. He even remarks that he can see the resemblance between Leia and Kylo, he having known the former very well.
- Senator and Viceroy Bail Organa on the Rebel Alliance page.
- Princess/General Leia Organa on her own page.
- Captain Raymus Antilles on the Rebel Alliance Navy page.
- Evaan Verlaine on the Gold Squadron page.
- Tula on the Imperial Navy page.
- Commander Nash Windrider on the Imperial Navy page.
- Anandra and Santigo Milon on the Coruscant page.
- Moreena Krai on the Lothal page.
- Carasynthia "Cara" Dune on the New Republic Bounty Hunters page.
A Core World planet that is home to the University of Bar'leth.
- Everyone Went to School Together: Dr. Aphra from the Darth Vader comics, Sana Starros from the main Star Wars comics, and Korin Pers from the Lando comic all studied or worked at the university.
An archaeology professor at the University of Bar'leth.
- Dean Bitterman: He is a "Sava", which is vaguely equivalent to the rank of Dean. He sabotages Aphra's academic career simply because he hates her.
- Evil Is Petty: Oh, yes. He ousted Korin Pers to take her position and then made sure she could never work in academia again just to rub it in. He granted Aphra doctoral supervision just so he could dangle it in front of her and then take it away. Even after he dies, his will sends out just enough information to strip Aphra of her degree as one final spiteful act, and is only foiled because he sent it to Aphra's father, who despite being estranged from her isn't so detached that he'd ruin her life.
- Jerkass Has a Point: As petty and arrogant he is, Toob-Nix has a lot of legitimate criticisms of Aphra, whose doctoral project is a total bust and turns out to be even more morally bankrupt than him.
- Mad Scientist: He is illegally studying Abersyn symbiotes, which are so dangerous that the Empire requires that they be incinerated. Out of revenge, Aphra steals his test subjects, passes them off as her own discovery, and hands them over to the Empire.
- The Starscream: Drove Korin Pers out of academia so he take her place. Aphra clearly preferred her and says as much to him.
Sava Korin Pers
A student at the University of Bar'leth and a friend of Aphra's.
- Curtains Match the Window: Her eyes and hair are ginger-colored.
- Life's Work Ruined: After Aphra "discovers" several hibernating Abersyn symbiotes on Boothi XII, Susina vows to stay on the planet for decades to study them, not realizing that Aphra's discovery was a fake. Issue #1 ends with the revelation that Aphra's deception has been revealed, rendering all her years of work useless.
A lush and lively Core World. After the Battle of Endor and Emperor Palpatine's death, Chandrila was instated as the temporary capital of the New Republic, with New Republic Chief of State Mon Mothma as the new Chancellor. However, after an attack on Hanna City on Liberation Day, this led to calls to relocate the New Republic capital to another world, which eventually was chosen to be Hosnian Prime.
- Canon Immigrant: Chandrila was first mentioned in the Legends novel The Truce at Bakura.
- Irony: Chandrilans are known for being peaceful and politically-minded, if not quite haughty. The planet itself was designated a safe world for the Rebel Alliance and it served as the first capital of the New Republic. It's also the homeworld of Kylo Ren, a leading member of the Empire's successor state and Darth Vader fanboy, who has a strong propensity for violence, destruction and Asskicking Equals Authority.
- Paradise Planet: It's described as being a lush and idyllic world with calm blue seas, rolling green hills and mostly mild weather, very rarely experiencing natural disasters. Chandrilans also tend to favour peace and diplomacy over violent conflict.
A reporter for the Queen of the Core Network, a HoloNet news network that emerged after the Battle of Endor. Tracene was a journalist on Chandrila who worked with her cameraman, Lug, to report on developments on Chandrila and other places in regards to the end of the Galactic Civil War.
- Commonality Connection: A little. Her first interview is of Olia, of which this is her first time being interviewed. The both of them are nervous, but encourage each other before they start rolling the film.
- Nice Girl: She's friendly and hardly means any unprovoked harm to others.
- True Companions: She and Lug were close friends, and she mourns his death when he gets killed after uploading one of their reports to the point where she makes a special broadcast on the spot in memoriam of him.
A Trandoshan cameraman that worked for the Queen of the Core Network alongside his journalist colleague, Tracene Kane. He was killed by a TIE fighter suicide attack while covering the Battle of Binjai-Tin.
Model: Protocol droid
Leia and Han's nanny droid, ordered by Han to watch over the pregnant Leia and later babysit an infant Ben.
- Affectionate Nickname: Elsie.
- Hidden Wire: Senator Wartol, Chancellor Mon Mothma's rival, planted a listening device in Elsie to spy on Mothma and her allies. This becomes a problem for Mothma's PR when Elsie is present during conversations about the Imperial remnants being on Jakku, as Wartol leaks this to the press and accuses Mothma of being weak. Condor later removes the device, allowing Mothma to confront Wartol about his political espionage.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Since he was bugged by Wartol, this allows Wartol to leak to the press that there are Imperials on Jakku and use this against Mon Mothma's reputation.
Model: Class 3 culinary septic droid
Leia and Han's chef droid. At one point, T-2LC went out on errands for Leia, leaving BX to care for infant Ben himself, which almost became a deadly ordeal.
- Affectionate Nickname: BX or Beex.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He gets transmitted a kill order to kill organics. The closest organic in the vicinity when he receives this order is an infant Ben, and no one else is around... Thankfully, the transmitter is shut down before he can kill Ben.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He has an obsession with caf, making it to his masters and guests even when they turn down his offer or didn't ask for it in the first place. He even makes caf for an infant Ben.
- Multi-Armed Multitasking: He has seven arms, which makes cooking more complex dishes easier.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Averted when he makes an attempt on Ben's life, unless you count him using his knife-specific arm.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he's Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Would Hurt a Child: While Brainwashed and Crazy, he almost decapitates baby Ben with his knife arm.
A Core World home to many famous ace pilots and starships, including the well-known starship manufacturer, the Corellian Engineering Corporation. During the reign of the Empire, a local anti-Imperial insurgency known as the Corellian Resistance operated on the world.
- Ace Pilot: For whatever reason, they sure have a lot of well-known pilots from there. Having a Cool Ship Corporation might've started this or it was the other way around.
- Bold Explorer: Corellia was at the forefront of galactic exploration and spacefaring for millennia. They were so deeply intertwined with the charting of hyperlanes (two of the Galaxy's largest trade routes intersect there, and are named after the planet), and the expansion of the Republic, that Corellia commands respect across the Galaxy, even in a time of economic downturn.
- Cool Ship: The mainstay of Corellian industry is the production of these. A lot of ships, like the YT-1300* , VCX-100* , YV-666* , YT-2400* , Imperial freighters, rebel blockade runners* and G9 rigger freighters* are manufactured there.
- Fantastic Slurs: Street children of Corellia are called "scrumrats".
- Feudal Future: Expanded material reveals that in ancient times, Corellia was ruled by royalty, although this no longer seems to be the case by the era of the Empire.
- Industrial Ghetto / Wrong Side of the Tracks: Coronet City already comes across as a Wretched Hive, but it's indicated that the "Silo", located in the Bottoms district, is a particularly dire place to live; it includes a 'freighter boneyard' filled with broken-down freighters and was once a swamp before the water was drained to make way for factories. Qi'ra apparently grew up there until the White Worms "pulled [her] out of that", with the implication being that working for them was an improvement over the Silo.
- Wretched Hive: The part of Corellia Han Solo grew up in - Coronet City, specifically - isn't pleasant; it's a bleak, grimy slum riddled with crime, where some criminals are known to force street kids to steal valuables in exchange for food and shelter. There are few opportunities to get a better life, save for joining the Imperial Army, bribing your way out (which can backfire) or joining a more powerful criminal syndicate.
A detective active during the Coronet City revolution caused by the Acolytes of the Beyond after the destruction of the Death Star II. After taking in a boy named Remi to Peace & Security station after finding him vandalizing property with zealotry for the late Darth Vader, Remi cut off one of Erno's arms and escaped with fellow Acolyte Kiza.
L.T.S.O Falthina Sharest
The Lead Transport Security Officer for the Coronet Spaceport during the reign of the Empire. Han Solo and Qi'ra attempt to bribe her with coaxium to get past the checkpoint.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She betrays her employers to allow Han and Qi'ra to slip by quietly without proper authorization in exchange for a stolen vial of coaxium. Then, the moment the White Worms gang turn up, she backstabs them by issuing a security alert and shutting the gate.
- Dirty Cop: Strictly speaking she's a security officer rather than a cop, but she otherwise fits the bill, being willing to break the rules and abuse her position to get her hands on some very valuable coaxium.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The novelization mentions she has a sister and a grandmother she cares for.
- Hated Hometown: According to the novelization, she has a low opinion of Corellia, dreaming of moving offworld to see other planets and only intending to return to visit her sister.
- Makeup Is Evil: She's a greedy, backstabbing Imperial officer who wears dark lipstick. According to the Visual Guide, this is a deliberate violation of Imperial regulations, further evidencing how she doesn't take her position all that seriously unless it suits her.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Allowing Han and Qi'ra to pass the checkpoint then double-crossing them changes both their lives drastically; Han escapes and goes on to become a smuggler and then eventually a rebel general, while Qi'ra is recaptured by the White Worms and works her way up to become a lieutenant in the Crimson Dawn syndicate.
- Soul-Crushing Desk Job: The novelization reveals she really doesnt like her job, finding it extremely dull. Two street kids trying to bribe her with stolen coaxium is probably the most exciting thing to happen to her in a while.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: For the Empire. If she hadn't let Han through the checkpoint, enabling him to escape Corellia, he just might never have ended up joining the Rebel Alliance in about ten years, where he is integral in bringing the Empire down.
Han Solo's father
The father of the famed smuggler and Rebel general, who worked in one of the Corellian Engineering Corporation's freighter factories until he was laid off. He was also the paternal grandfather of Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.
- The Alcoholic: Han mentions that his father used to drink a lot in Most Wanted. Jon Kasdan indicated he may have eventually drank himself to death.
- Alcoholic Parent: Was this to Han.
- No Name Given: His name is never mentioned. In Legends, Han's father's name was Jonash Solo, although in Canon Solo was not Han's original surname, he being given it by an Imperial recruiter after Han stated he didn't belong to any family.
- Parental Abandonment: According to the novelization of Solo, he eventually abandoned Han when he was still a child, although the Ultimate Guide states, and Han implies in the film itself, that his father died at some point. Either way, Han ended up on the streets by the time he was ten.
- Parental Issues: Although their exact relationship isn't really elaborated on, Han states he was never close to his father and Jon Kasdan describes him as having "a complicated, difficult relationship with his son".
- Posthumous Character: It's strongly implied he's dead by the events of Solo. He would almost certainly be dead by the events of the Sequel Trilogy, at the very least.
- Tragic Dream: Han states that he dreamed of becoming a pilot and leaving Corellia for a better life, but was never able to afford it.
A Rodian who competes in illegal street races in Coronet City. He and his younger brother Tsuulo found themselves stranded on Corellia after the deaths of their parents.
- Cool Car: Has a customised green speeder he uses for racing, complete with holographic flames on the sides... At least until it was stolen by Han, Qi'ra and Tsuulo. After Tsuulo is killed by the Kaldana Syndicate, the Droid Gotra presents Reezo with a new speeder as thanks for his brother helping them.
- Parental Abandonment: Both of his parents were killed in a speeder accident while on a family trip to Corellia.
- Sibling Rivalry: After Reezo lost all the money they inherited from their dead parents betting on a race, Tsuulo stopped talking to Reezo and he left to join the White Worms.
Prince-Admiral Jonashe Solo
A member of ancient Corellian royalty, who shares his surname with Han Solo.
- Famous Ancestor: A Snivvian bounty hunter claimed that he's this to Han Solo, however this is never mentioned by Han himself and given that Solo wasn't his original surname, it seems a dubious claim, at best.
- Mythology Gag: In Legends, Han Solo's father was named Jonash Solo.
- Posthumous Character: He lived centuries before Han Solo was born.
- Warrior Prince: If his full title of "Prince-Admiral" is anything to go by.
- General Han Solo on his own page.
- General Crix Madine on the Rebel Alliance and New Republic Army page.
- Captain Wedge Antilles on the Rebel Alliance and New Republic Starfighter Corps page.
- Lieutenant Attico Wred on the Rebel Alliance and New Republic Starfighter Corps page.
- Lieutenant Nozzo Naytaan on the Rebel Alliance and New Republic Starfighter Corps page.note
- Miru Nadrinakar on the Rebel Cells page.
- Gadren on the Twilight Company page.
- Count Denetrius Vidian/Lemuel Tharsa on the Imperial Court page.
- Attaché Adea Rite on the Imperial Navy page.
- Relva Jace on the Mid Rim page.
- Dengar on the Bounty Hunters and Mercenaries: Republic Era page.
- Jedi Youngling Kalifa on the Jedi Order page.
- Jedi Youngling Petro on the Jedi Order page.
- Acolyte Kiza on the Religious Organizations page.
- Acolyte Remi on the Religious Organizations page.
- Qi'ra on the Crimson Dawn Syndicate page
- Tsuulo on the Criminals page.
- Lexi on the Criminals page.
A city world. A couple of years before the eve of the Galactic Civil War, it was heavily occupied by the Empire, also being home to the Corulag Imperial Academy.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: A large portion of the Corulag populace is supportive of the Empire, and there's some sort of nobility system in the culture, considering at least two Imperials are known to be from Corulag and hold the noble title of Baron.
A frigid world of tundras near the Core Worlds border with the Unknown Regions. While it was a member of the Republic, the government remained isolationist and their senator only rarely ventured to Coruscant. During the age of the Empire, Dowut was blockaded to prevent its population from spreading after a failed attempt to enslave the Dowutins.
- Death World: It is home to multiple aggressive predators. The predecessor species which evolved into the Dowutin were hunted by and hunted these predators in return.
- Multi Stellar System: Dowut orbits three stars at a considerable distance, resulting in its cold temperatures.
Large and powerful aliens with a reputation for arrogance and being skilled mercenaries and hunters.
- Absurdly Sharp Claws: Their fingers end in bony sharp spikes. These claws make certain manual tasks difficult for them, but are very useful in combat. They can even use them to rip metal doors open.
- All There in the Manual: Most information on the Dowutin and their homeworld comes from reference books.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: All authority on Dowut derives from those who can seize it.
- Big Eater: Dowutin can eat up to half their body weight in a day. This can make things difficult for them in places where access to food may not be easy.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: On Dowut, strength and skill in combat determine who gets access to resources and respect in society. When Dowutin travel off-planet, they often find themselves unable to comprehend or deal with other societies methods of government, consumerism, and justice systems.
- Brutal Honesty: Dowutins have little time for subterfuge or social niceties and are thus typically very direct and honest when dealing with others.
- Does Not Like Shoes: All images of Dowutin seen so far have had them without footwear.
- The Dreaded: The Empire was so concerned about the Dowutin that they blockaded the planet to keep them contained.
- Humanoid Alien: Although they are bigger than most humanoids, they qualify.
- Long-Lived: They have extensive life-spans, to the point where a popular story is that no Dowutin has ever died of old age and simply succumbs to the dangers of their homeworld or dies in battle.
- Named After Their Planet: Their name is derived from their homeworld.
- Planet of Hats: The Dowutin are feared as mercenaries, hunters, and other aggressive and violent professions. They are also typically arrogant and loners, although some work in groups as muscle for criminals.
- Stronger with Age: They never stop growing as they age, and their skin becomes tougher as well. The growth does slow down some when they reached an advanced age, but remain as strong as ever.
- Trial by Combat: Their justice system has the involved parties fight it out to determine guilt.
- Worthy Opponent: Dowutin who encountered Jedi were highly impressed by their abilities and skill, even if they disdained the idea of an energy force that binds all life together. The few Dowutin who became Jedi were given to the Order by parents who had witnessed the prowess of a Jedi first-hand.
A temperate planet, home to the Duros species. Following the Clone Wars, the Empire occupied Duro, which led to heavy support for the Rebellion amongst its population.
- Space Station: There is at least one satellite city in orbit above Duro.
Amongst the first species to develop hyperspace capable ships, the Duros have been key players in galactic history for thousands of years.
- Ancient Astronauts: One of the first space-faring civilizations, beating most others by a few millenia.
- Alien Blood: Their blood is green.
- The Greys: Although they are of average height, they fit most of the other features of this trope, particularly their facial features.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Generally averted. They have distinctive red eyes, but are no less good or bad than any other race in the galaxy.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Their heads are the only part that couldn't just be confused for a blue human.
- Humanoid Aliens: They have the standard humanoid body type shared by many species in the galaxy.
- Named After Their Planet: Their species name is derived from their home planet of Duro.
- The Noseless: Where most species have a nose, the Duros instead of a flat smooth face. How they are able to smell is unknown.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In Legends, the Neimoidians were a Duros sub-species that diverged over the millenia. Safe to say, the adventurous, righteous Duros weren't all too fond of their greedy, cowardly cousins.
- Cad Bane on the Bounty Hunters and Mercenaries: Republic Era page.
A warm and tranquil planet lit by multiple suns, famed for its peaceful and philosophical culture, poetry and tea. It possessed a strong Jedi tradition and kept much of the old Jedi legends and teachings alive following the rise of the Empire.
- Arcadia: The whole planet is reminiscent of this. Gatalenta is known for its meditation retreats and its culture emphasises peace, serenity, compassion and living a simple life.
- Binary Suns: The planet is actually said to have multiple suns (the exact number is not specified).
- Canon Immigrant: Gatalenta was first mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and was reintroduced into canon in the novel Bloodline.
- Matriarchy: Implied. Amilyn Holdo mentions that Gatalenta is ruled by a "Council of Mothers". However, they don't seem to have anything against men being in positions of power, as they have a man representing them in the Galactic Senate under the New Republic.
- Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Slavery is outlawed on Gatalenta and slaves aren't allowed to be brought onto the planet. Holdo tells Leia that if a slave master were to be caught there with slaves, the slaves would automatically be freed.
- Space Elves: Gatalentan society is primarily made up of humans, but many aspects of their culture fit closely with this trope; they are fond of meditation, philosophy and poetry with deep and complex themes. They believe in the Force and are strong supporters of the Jedi, and preach love, empathy and peace; they also thank their planet's multiple suns for rising each morning. They're often seen as rather serene, austere and erudite, and traditionally wear simple clothing of white or pale grey, with scarlet cloaks being the only bit of color on their outfits.
- Tender Tears: Crying openly is seen as a sign of a caring heart and nothing to be ashamed of.
A heavily settled Core World, Hosnian Prime was the temporary rotating capital of the New Republic around thirty years after the Battle of Endor. Home to the New Republic Senate and primary fleet, it was destroyed along with the rest of the Hosnian System when the First Order utilized Starkiller Base to deliver a crippling blow to the New Republic.
- Apocalypse How: Scope Stellar; Starkiller Base takes out not just Hosnian Prime but the entire Hosnian system (although the star it orbited is left intact). The severity level isn't fully clear yet, but every living thing on the planets in the system is annihilated, which likely resulted in some extinctions.
- City Planet: Similar to Coruscant, this planet is one big city. Unlike Coruscant though, the city doesn't cover the entire planet, but is separated into different cities albeit very large ones.
- Earth-Shattering Kaboom: The planet was destroyed by Starkiller Base.
- Hufflepuff House: Downplayed. In The Force Awakens, it's notable in-universe for being the current capital of the New Republic and host to their fleet. However, rather like Alderaan in A New Hope, the planet itself only shows up once onscreen and in the very same scene it gets blown to smithereens.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": The inhabitants of Republic City are all shown doing this as the laser of Starkiller Base closes in on them.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Coruscant, as it was the planet Starkiller Base was going to destroy in The Force Awakens before it was decided to change it to a new planet. Because of this, the entire "rotating capital planets" concept was created specifically to justify why Hosnian Prime was the New Republic's capital planet.
- Red Sky, Take Warning: Starkiller Base's incoming laser causes Hosnian Prime's sky to turn bright red.
Commissioner Exantor Divo
The head of law enforcement on Hosnian Prime. His mother, Andressa Divo, was an ISB agent, and his grandfather, Tan Divo, was an inspector in the Coruscant Security Force.
- Ambiguously Gay: It's said that he lives on Hosnian Prime with his partner and their kids. His partner's gender is not specified.
- Dead Guy Junior: He's named for his grandfather's middle name.
- History Repeats: It's implied that his grandfather died when Alderaan blew up, and it's looking a lot like he and his family are going to meet the same fate when the Hosnian system is blown up in due time.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He thinks that the New Republic's lax stance on fighting crime has led to the criminal underworld and other lawlessness growing stronger. He's not entirely wrong, given that the First Order will strike soon.
- Knight Templar: He's of the opinion that peace begets complacency, and that's why it was inevitable that the Republic would enter a war, that war being the Clone Wars. His reasoning is that as long as there's illegal activity anywhere in the Galaxy, it will soon grow into conflict.
- Old Shame: In-universe. His mother was an ISB agent, but at the beginning of his section in Scum and Villainy, he defends her, saying that she was just doing her job as an officer of the law, and says that the Empire was so corrupt that it helped crime instead of attacking it, as well as that the Empire was intended to just a part of Palpatine's agenda more than anything else.
- Uncertain Doom: He lives in Hosnian Prime's capital with his partner and two kids, and we all know what happens to the Hosnian system...
One of the smallest inhabited Core Worlds, it also has one of the highest crime rates in the Core as well. During the Galactic Civil War, Lanz Carpo was controlled by the Carpo Crime Syndicate, with Boss Carpo at its head.
- City Planet: The brief glimpse of it from orbit in Star Wars (Marvel 2015) shows that a significant portion of the surface is completely settled.
- Les Collaborateurs: Imperial influence and direct control on the planet is minimal due to Boss Carpo's agreement to sell out any rebel elements on the planet in exchange for free reign.
- Wretched Hive: Lanz Carpo is essentially the lower levels of Coruscant with a layer of wealth added on top.
District Advocate Dar Champion
A District Advocate, Champion fights against the corruption and gang activity on Lanz Carpo. He is a former boyfriend of Leia Organa, whom he met during her regent training.
- Amicable Exes: He and Leia get along just fine, even when Champion is under the impression that Han is Leia's new husband.
- Better the Devil You Know: Attempts to stop Leia and Han from framing Boss Carpo as a Rebel agent, reasoning that while Carpo is vile, removing him from power would allow the Empire to take full control of Lanz Carpo, which is something that Champion cannot allow.
- Determined Defeatist: He is well aware how futile his work is, as most criminals he arrests will be freed by bribes paid by Boss Carpo, but is determined to continue his work anyway.Champion: Well, Leia, that's the way it goes on Lanz Carpo. I arrest 'em and Boss Carpo bails 'em out.
Han: So what's the point?
Champion: The point, my friend is justice.
- New Old Flame: For Leia, although the exact time at which the regent training during which they dated occurred is unclear.
- Vigilante Man: Takes justice into his own hands sometimes, stopping criminals outside his jurisdiction.
A agricultural and medical world that is also home to the Bivall species.
- Agri World: The primary exports of Protobranch are grain and bacta, being one of the main sources of both in the Core Worlds.
- Apocalypse How: It suffers a Class 1 around 85 BBY when a solar storm causes its floating cities to crash into the surface.
- Colony Drop: When a solar storm swept through the Protobranch System, it disabled all of the technology on the world, including the antigrav technology keeping the cities afloat. The resulting crashes killed a large portion of the population and devastated the agricultural fields of the planet.
- Floating Continent: The cities on the planet float above the surface and are held aloft by antigrav platforms.
The native species of Protobranch. They are a highly intelligent species often found in the scientific or medical fields.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Their scaly skin can be red, green, white, or even a mixture of different colors.
- Humanoid Alien: They are a slender humanoid species with the standard body type.
- Meaningful Name: Protobranchia is a subclass of bivalve mollusks, otherwise known as deep-sea clams, hence the mollusk-like appearance of the Bivall.
- Planet of Hats: The Bivall are regarded as excellent scientists, doctors, and researchers. However, they are not exclusively found in those occupations, as some have been seen as military officers and political advisors.
A world that upheld the ideas that organization and structure are the key to peace, developing its infrastructure in a sterile yet pristine fashion. Due to these ideals, the people of Vardos welcomed the Empire's reign over the Galaxy, with their homeworld serving as an example of an "Imperial utopia".
- Bizarre Alien Biology: A rare plant example. The trees in the cities of Vardos look similar to Japanese maple trees, except if their leaves fall in water, they bleed, turning the water red.
- Neutral No Longer: Prior to the end of the Clone Wars, Vardos was an independent world. It was only thanks to Admiral Versio that it joined the Empire.
- Noodle Incident: Operation: Cinder ended eventually, but it's not known if it's because the Empire completed its destruction of Vardos or because of New Republic intervention.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Iden and many other civilians flee Vardos when it gets subjected to Operation: Cinder. And since Vardos was one of the first worlds to be hit by Operation: Cinder, it's unlikely that the Alliance managed to intervene in time to save whatever was left of the world.
- As followed up in the DLC, it is now under First Order occupation, and not as many people live on Vardos anymore. In addition, even thirty years after Operation: Cinder, atmospheric ash continues to fall from the sky like snow.
An aquatic world housing numerous coral reefs, even above water. During the reign of the Empire, it was home to one of the Emperors top secret Observatories.
- Agri World: It's one of the main food exporters for the Jinata system, though apparently mostly through fishing rather than land-based farming.
- Artistic License Biology: Similar to the coral on Atollon, real-life coral cant survive on land because they need water.