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Coruscant was the homeworld of the human species in the galaxy and the capital of the Galactic Republic and later the Galactic Empire. In addition to being the seat of galactic politics, the planet was also home to the Jedi Order. Following the fall of the Empire and establishment of the New Republic, Coruscant was no longer the capital of the galactic government, as the new senate decided to rotate the capital among its membership.
- Airstrip One: While continuing to be known as Coruscant during the days of the Empire, the planet was officially renamed Imperial Center.
- All Germans Are Nazis: Or the equivalent, "All Coruscanti are Imperials". The New Republic made blaming Coruscant for the Empire an actual policy, with the capital moved off of Coruscant and placed anywhere else because their citizenry blamed Coruscant for the Old Republic's corruption, Palpatine, and the dark times.
- Butt-Monkey: Becomes something of an ugly duckling in the New Republic, with the Old Republic's fall at least partly being blamed on Coruscant. The capital gets rotated, and one of the things that really attracts outlying planets to the new government is that Coruscant is no longer the capital, giving them the chance to give one last "fuck you" to the crown jewel of the Galaxy.
- Canon Immigrant: The name "Coruscant" originated from The Thrawn Trilogy before it was decanonized into the Legends segment (the name stuck, however, due to being used in the prequel trilogy). It was still used as the former name of the Imperial capital, but the planet was described as having hills, isolated towers, greenery and mountain ranges instead of being the City Planet it is now.
- City Planet: The planet is a single Mega City, home to over one trillion sentient beings. Legends indicated that the planet did have a large body of water, which actually served as a planetary reservoir, though this has not been reestablished in the new canon.
- The novel Catalyst establishes that it's the planet's Eastern hemisphere that's a city. On the Western side, there's still a patch of undisturbed natural land.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Coruscant made its first canonical appearance in the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi, released two years before The Phantom Menace.
- Layered Metropolis: Coruscant is Up to Eleven and beyond example, which makes it 121 or higher. No, really, it deserves that. The planet is covered in skyscrapers, which are also covered in skyscrapers, which are covered in more skyscrapers, which goes on for long enough that the skyscrapers dwarf the natural features of the planet. And some of the skyscrapers that were built on are actually construction droids for building more skyscrapers.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: It'd be easier to list off what species don't live on Coruscant.
- Monument of Humiliation and Defeat: Palpatine was rather fond of this once he came to power. For instance, he moved into the now-vacant Jedi Temple as his new palace.
- Raygun Gothic: The overall architecture and technology of Coruscant is modelled after this. It actually has a diner that looks straight out of the 1950's, but with a futuristic twist.
- Schrödinger's Canon: Legends only implied Coruscant was the birthplace of humanity. The Uprising mobile game is the first canon source to actually confirm it.
- Sleek High Rise Apartment: What the elite usually live in; Padmé Amidala's penthouse is the most commonly seen example.
- Standard Time Units: Coruscant has the same 24-hour day/night cycle as Earth, which is used as the galactic standard time.
- Temple of Doom: The Jedi Temple was built over a Sith Temple. During the Clone Wars (in an unreleased episode arc), Yoda, Ahsoka, Anakin and Obi-Wan have to travel there to investigate something... and it turns out some monsters live in there. Word of God implies that the Zillo Beast would have returned to fight those monsters.
- Terra Deforming: It seems Coruscant's climate and geography were artificially changed to help it become the planetary metropolis it is by the time of the prequel trilogy.
- Toppled Statue: After receiving news of the Emperor's death in the Battle of Endor, the populace begins celebrating and are seen pulling down a statue of Palpatine (the rest of the Imperial higher-ups didn't take this well).
- Underground City: The lower the levels you descend into, the more shadier people are, as you can see in Wretched Hive below. Also, if you ever feel like getting past the triple digits, you need special devices such as this mini-ship◊ and things that will let you breathe down there. There are some mysterious and possibly sinister forces down there in the lower levels... like the Sith Temple underneath the Jedi Temple.
- Vice City: Somewhat downplayed. It's generally not a bad place to live, though it's not so nice in the lower levels, which are generally crime-infested. However, the upper levels aren't really much better beneath the surface, being filled with Corrupt Politicians, Corrupt Bureaucrats, Obstructive Bureaucrats...oh, and the guy running the place is a Sith Lord (not that most people are aware of this until after the Empire's formation).
- Wretched Hive: The upper levels are home to the galactic elite, rich and powerful. Once you get to the deeper levels, of which there are over 5000, you run into all sorts of nasty and desperate characters. One of the more notorious levels is 1313, which is home to ruthless criminals and dangerous bars where bounty hunters tend to hang out.
Coruscant Security Force
Lieutenant Tanivos "Tan" Exantor Divo
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
Tanivos Exantor Divo, more commonly referred to as Tan Divo, was a human male police inspector in the Coruscant Security Force on the Galactic Republic capital planet of Coruscant. During the Clone Wars that erupted between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Divo was an active police officer who held the rank of lieutenant. He displayed both a pompous attitude and rigid, by the book approach to investigations. While Divo's conclusions might have been based on certain facts, his pride made him jump to conclusions before the case was fully investigated and all variables were considered. His daughter, Andressa Divo, later served as an agent for the Imperial Security Bureau during the reign of the Empire, and his grandson, Exantor Divo, served as the head of law enforcement on Hosnian Prime.
- Ambiguous Situation: After the destruction of Alderaan, his daughter, Andressa, stopped talking to him, or at least according to records. It's not explicitly explained, but its implied that he was appalled by what the Empire has done and that his daughter still supported it. Although other evidence seems to point that he was on Alderaan when it blew up.
- Ambiguously Brown: Although it is not very obvious, he and his family members appear to bear Asian or Italian features.
- Ascended Extra: The Scum and Villainy guidebook narrates his and his family's findings during their work as law enforcement officers.
- By-the-Book Cop: He will tolerate no outside interference in his investigations. Unfortunately, his investigations tends to move pretty slowly, making outside action necessary.
- Buffy Speak: He has an instance of this when discussing Onaconda Farr's murder with Padmé, Bail and Mon Mothma.Divo: After all, I'm the inspector, you're the Senator, so I'll handle the inspecting, and you can stick to the... the Senating.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has a lot of fun making fun of the senators whenever he deals with a case related to them.Padmé: What makes you think it was murder?
Divo: Poison, of course. The politician's preferred method. Found a chemical in his bloodstream, killed him right away. It's an obvious case. Politicians always have something to hide, and it always comes back to haunt them, am I right? Oh, look who I'm asking. Room full of politicians.
- Everybody Has Standards:
- According to Scum and Villainy, he finds the treatment of Clone Troopers by the Republic appalling. In his notes, he sympathizes with Boba for being a Child Soldier who didn't ask to be this way and one thing he can agree on with the Jedi is the lack of empathy from the Republic, such as when Windu's request for Boba to face a less harsher punishment from the Republic Judiciary. The Judiciary denies clones any right to due process when convicted of wrongdoing.
- He and Andressa become estranged, implied to be because they disagreed on their opinions about the Empire, that breaking point being the destruction of Alderaan. Also worth noting that Inspector Divo has worked with Senator Organa during the Clone Wars, which probably contributed.
- Gonk: Compared to the other human characters (and other humanoids) in The Clone Wars, Inspector Divo's body proportions make him look more caricatured. However, in artwork in the sourcebook Scum and Villainy, Divo is a beneficiary of Adaptational Attractiveness.
- Inspector Lestrade: Subverted. He's quite useful when a murderer is cornered, and he's very experienced on what motivates a murder (as he was right about Onaconda Farr being killed due to his past). The problem is his investigations don't progress fast enough for others (and they tend to make progress faster than him), and sometimes he misses evidence the first time around, and as such some of the people he's worked with have very little confidence in him.
- Interservice Rivalry: He and the police are not entirely fond of the Jedi due to them not really being law enforcement and working outside of the law — for example, the whole thing with Obi-Wan disguising himself as Rako Hardeen was something the police were not informed of. The only exception to that is Quinlan Vos, who helped them on investigations on Coruscant as opposed to leading an army on the battlefront. After the execution of Order 66, Divo made no comment on his thoughts about Vos being a traitor to the Republic.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- While he is clearly disdainful of all politicians without having a reason, he does have a good point that Padmé is operating outside the law by trying to solve Onaconda Farr's murder without sharing information with the police.
- Also the quote above, where he talks about how all politicians have something to hide, in front of a room of politicians (even though he might not know it). Among the ones present are: Padmé, who's secretly married to a Jedi Knight; Palpatine, who's secretly the Big Bad; Lolo Purs, the killer Divo's searching for; and Bail Organa and Mon Mothma, who will go on to secretly organize the Rebellion.
- Police are Useless: In both criminal cases he's seen to investigate, the crime is solved by someone else (Padmé uncovers Onaconda Farr's killer, and Chairman Papanoida's daughters are rescued by the Chairman himself and Ahsoka).
Coruscant Underworld Police
The police officers of the Coruscant Security Force that were responsible for upholding law and order in the lower levels of Coruscant. Notoriously hardened and burly, they also wore heavy leather and metal armor that covered their entire body as well as a helmet with mechanical eye coverings, granting them anonymity, extra protection, and an authoritative presence.
- Ambiguously Human: Well, ambiguously humanoid. Due to being heavily clothed, the ordinary bystander might not be able to tell if they're actually droids or humanoid aliens, but considering their reflexes and other behavior shown, they're likely humanoids. According to the guidebook, Scum and Villainy, this ambiguity is deliberate on their part, as the Coruscant Underworld suffers from species-based tribalism.
- Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: They're the bad cops to the Guardian police droids' downplayed incompetent cops.
- The Dreaded: The Milon siblings try to avoid them when they're on the run, and Anandra is slightly relieved when a pair of a Stormtrooper and an Underworld cop that she had seen recently split up, and the Stormtrooper is the one that confronts her while the cop is elsewhere.
- Fun with Acronyms: CUP. Alternatively, there's also the ironic UP.
- Glowing Mechanical Eyes: They're probably just a part of the helmet to help see in the dark. Probably.
- Police Brutality: They can be rough if they need to. Further amped up when the Empire sends down Imperial reinforcements down to the Underworld to help maintain control of Coruscant.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Sure, they may be on the Empire's side, but the point of the Underworld Police is to maintain law and order, even if said law and order is questionable. And to be fair, considering Coruscant is a Wretched Hive, home to lots of criminal scum, especially in the Underworld, they have to be hardened if they want to get anything done.
- Schrödinger's Canon: However, Fantasy Flight Games' Under a Black Sun roleplaying game reveals that the Coruscant Underworld Police don't seem to like the Imperials interfering with their matters. Even at one point, a firefight occurs between Han and some Stormtroopers, but any nearby Underworld cops are ordered by their superiors to stand down because it's an Imperial matter and thus not their business.
Dexter "Dex" Jettster
A diner owner on Coruscant, Dexter was an old friend of Obi-Wan Kenobi's who he sometimes relied on a source of information.
- Famed In-Story: He's apparently well-known to some extent or at least enough people went to his diner, in part because Jedi like Obi-Wan frequented there.
- Greasy Spoon: Owns one called Dex's Diner.
- Multi Armed Multi Tasking: He uses his extra arms for cooking purposes.
- Nice Guy: He was a very friendly individual, and it's not hard to see why he and Obi-Wan got along so well.
- Schrödinger's Canon: In The Last of the Jedi, shortly after the Jedi Purge, he and several others erased all records of their existence and went into hiding to avoid persecution from the Empire. One of his waitresses continued to run the diner during the war in his absence.
- The Smart Guy: He was able to recognize that the dart that killed Zam Wessel was from Kamino and uncovered its location, even when the Jedi Archives had no idea that the planet existed.
- Tuckerization: He is named after Jett Lucas, George Lucas's son.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: According to Aftermath, his diner went out of service sometime before the Battle of Endor.
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
The son of the head of Coruscant's diplomatic legation around three years prior to the Battle of Yavin. Chassellon was a member of the Apprentice Legislature alongside Leia Organa and Amilyn Holdo.
- Fire-Forged Friends: His experiences with Leia in their Pathfinder training and his aid on Coruscant eventually forge a trusting friendship between the two. Chassellon is even invited to Leia's Day of Demand ceremony where she is acknowledged as Breha and Bail's heir to the throne.
- Foil: To Kier Domadi, the other Alderaanian in the Apprentice Legislature. While Chassellon is arrogant and somewhat a jerk in contrast to Kier's humbleness and kindness, Chassellon ultimately turns out to be the braver and more trustworthy of the two as Kier attempts to sell out the Rebellion to the Empire due to fear while Chassellon helps cover up Leia and Amilyn's rebel activities.
- Hidden Depths: Leia is astounded and begins to think there is more to Chassellon than she knows when he agrees to let her and Amilyn take the transport he was attempting to hire after seeing how desperate they were and agreeing to keep their departure from Coruscant a secret.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is quite haughty, as is typical among Coruscanti elite, but turns out to care deeply for his friends once he gets to know them and shows disgust at some actions the Empire takes.
- Secret Keeper: Although it is unclear how much he was able to deduce, Chassellon knows that Leia and Holdo were involved in something they wished to keep secret from the Empire and swears to keep it secret.
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
Letta Turmond was a human citizen of Coruscant whose husband worked at the Jedi Temple until he exploded. She was part of a plot to force the Jedi to withdraw from the Clone Wars.
- Character Death: She gets Force-choked to death by a concealed Barriss Offee in "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much".
- His Name Is...: She tries to tell Ahsoka the identity of the Jedi who recruited her to bomb the temple, but is Force-choked by an unseen Barriss before she can say the name.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: After discovering the nanodroids in her house, Ahsoka tells her that "someone made Jackar the bomb". Later on, she protests that she had nothing to do with Jackar's death. As the episode guide explains, without knowledge of Jackar's death (which the Jedi did not release), Ahsoka's statement would normally be interpreted as "someone made a bomb for Jackar".
- Ink-Suit Actor: She looks a bit like her voice actor, Kari Wahlgren.
- Interspecies Romance: She (Human) was married to Jackar, an Abyssin, a cycloptic alien species.
- She Knows Too Much: She gets killed to keep her quiet about Barriss being behind the Temple bombing.
- Tampering with Food and Drink: She put explosive nanodroids in her husband's food, turning him into a walking bomb.
- Tattooed Crook: She has tattoos all over her face and she's an accomplice to murder and terrorism.
- Unwitting Pawn: She was this to Barriss to a certain extent. Letta knew she was a pawn, but was unaware of just how much she was being used.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She believed that the Jedi Order was corrupt and attacked the temple in hopes of forcing them to withdraw from the Clone Wars. This belief is why Barriss recruited her to perform the bombing.
Tiggs Leo was the owner and operator of Moshi Bar, a tavern located in the Coruscant Underworld. During the Clone Wars, bounty hunters Aurra Sing and Boba Fett were holding Republic officers hostage. In search of leads for their location, Jedi Master Plo Koon and Padawan Ahsoka Tano sought information in the Coruscant Underworld until Ahsoka's impatience and over-hostility led to trouble in Moshi Bar.
- Multi-Armed Multitasking: Those extra arms must be pretty helpful for a bartender, cleaning dishes and serving drinks simultaneously.
The twin sister of Rafa. The twins run a repair shop together on Level 1313 and would befriend Ahsoka.
- Ambiguously Brown: She and her sister's names are Latin-based.
The twin sister of Trace. The twins run a repair shop together on Level 1313 and would befriend Ahsoka.
- Ambiguously Brown: She and her sister's names are Latin-based.
The owner of Yinchom Dojo. The then-Commander Thrawn and then-senatorial aide Pryce made frequent visits to this dojo in the early years of the Empire, accompanied by Colonel Yularen and Ensign Vanto.
- Canon Immigrant: In Legends, she was a member of Talon Karrde's organization. Her appearance in the Canon brings back the Togorian species.
- The Exile: Although she was not involved in the anti-Imperial plot based out of her dojo, she is advised to leave Coruscant.
- Stunned Silence: She's shaken up when the Imperial Security Bureau storms into her dojo to arrest Juahir.
Instructor Juahir Madras
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
An instructor at Yinchom Dojo that taught Arihnda Pryce how to spar. She was discovered to be conducting treasonous activities and was arrested by Pryce and the Imperial Security Bureau.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Before the ISB takes her to jail, Pryce asks her if their friendship ever meant anything to her or if it was just a tool. Juahir quietly answers that it wasn't a lie.
- Villainous Friendship: While Juahir doesn't really show signs of villainy, Pryce does, yet the two were good friends and made casual talk to each other.
- Was It All a Lie?: As the ISB puts her under arrest, Pryce asks her if she ever did take their friendship seriously or if it was just a tool to advance her own ambitions. Juahir is silent before quietly answering it was genuine. Later on, it turns out that she tried to contact Pryce in about twenty messages over the past year since she's been put into a detention facility, though we don't find out if Juahir genuinely wanted to mend their friendship or she was pathetically trying to use Pryce to get her out.
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
A young woman from Alderaan who had immigrated to Coruscant by the time of her homeworld's destruction. After witnessing stormtroopers beginning to arrest other Alderaanians living on Coruscant due to fear of rebel recruitment, she fled her family's apartment with her younger brother Santigo in search of asylum.
- Action Survivor: Anandra does a fairly good job avoiding Imperial detection for awhile while caring for Santigo, and when confronted by a stormtrooper she did an okay job fighting him, managing to disarm him of his blaster and knock his helmet off. However, she would have lost had it not been for the intervention of a Herglic.
- Big Sister Instinct: Anandra's only goal is to protect Santigo from the Empire.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Because the Empire will be waiting for them if they return to their apartment. Also, Alderaan is, you know, gone.
Species: Human (Coruscanti)
A young male human from the planet Alderaan who had immigrated to the planet Coruscant by the time of his homeworld's destruction. When it was discovered that the Empire was presecuting other Coruscant residents from Alderaan due to fear of rebel recruitment, he and his sister fled their family's apartment in search of asylum.
Elan Sleazebaggano was a drug dealer from the lower levels of Coruscant. He met Obi-Wan in a bar and made the mistake of offering his product.
- Adaptation Name Change: In Legends, his last name was altered into "Sel'Sabagno".
- Fantastic Drug: He deals in death sticks.
- Heel Realization: After meeting Obi-Wan, Elan gets a sudden urge to go home and rethink his life.
- Meaningful Name: "Sleazebag" is usually a term referring a slimy, untrustworthy person, usually male.
Cassilyda "Cassie" Cryar
Species: Terrelian Jango Jumper
Cassilyda "Cassie" Cryar was a thief who ended up in possession of Ahsoka's lightsaber during the Clone Wars.
- Bare Your Midriff: As shown in her picture, her outfit does not cover her midsection.
- Cool Mask: She wears a bone mask with a hole for her ponytail.
- Dirty Coward: As soon as she realises that Ahsoka is a Jedi, Cassie runs, and later, takes a hostage to try and ensure her own escape.
- Humanoid Alien: She has the basic human shape, but her limbs are a bit too long and skinny and her skin color is too out of the norm for her to be mistaken for human.
- Interspecies Romance: With Ione Marcy, whose species is not identified, but clearly different from Cassie's.
- Opera Gloves: Her gloves go up past her elbows.
- Le Parkour: Her species is well known for being agile and fast, and she can jump across roofs like a Jedi without the assistance of the Force.
- Smug Snake: She confidently declares that Ahsoka is about to die, then realizes she doesn't know how to turn on the lightsaber. She also believes that using a lightsaber makes her as powerful as a Jedi, but doesn't seem to actually know very much about the Jedi (she doesn't manage to identify Ahsoka as Jedi, and refers to a Jedi Mind Trick as a "Jedi Force trick").
- Suicidal Overconfidence: She thinks having a lightsaber makes her as strong as a Jedi, and she foolishly tries to engage Tera Sinube in a lightsaber duel. Naturally, she gets disarmed and defeated in moments.
- Too Dumb to Live: It's clear she believed that a Jedi's strength came from the lightsaber. Anybody will tell you that it's the other way around.
- Would Hurt a Child: Or at least threaten a mother holding her child.
Ions Marcy was a criminal living on Coruscant who was also Cassie Cryar's accomplice.
- Alien Hair: As shown in the picture to the right, she has a flap of skin (or something) that resembles long hair worn loose.
- Bi the Way: She was the girlfriend of Nack Movers, and Word of God is that she's involved with Cassie.
- Evil Duo: With Cassie. Unfortunately for them, neither got the brains.
- Facial Markings: She has several red markings on her face.
- Humanoid Alien: She has the standard human body shape, but her facial and hand structures are not human.
- Interspecies Romance: With Nack Movers, a Trandoshan, and Cassie Cryar, a Terrelian Jango Jumper. Ione's own species is unknown, but she's clearly not either of those.
- Tracking Device: Jedi Master Tera Sinube plants one on her and lets her escape, leading him and Ahsoka Tano to her and Cassie.
Nack Movers was an assassin that lived on Coruscant during the Clone Wars. After he purchased the lightsaber of Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano from Bannamu, he returned to his apartment, only to be killed by his girlfriend, Ione Marcy, and her accomplice, Cassie Cryar, who stole the lightsaber from him.
- Gonk: He's none-too-pretty, even for a Trandoshan.
- Interspecies Romance: He's Trandoshan, and his girlfriend Ione's species is unknown, but it's definitely not that.
- Killed Offscreen: By Ione and Marcy.
- Palette Swap: He has the same character model as scavenger Gha Nachkt.
- Slipping a Mickey: He was killed when Ione poisoned his drink.
A pickpocket that lived on Coruscant during the Clone Wars.
- Aliens of London: He speaks with a slight Italian accent.
- Chain of Deals: A small one, but because of him, Ahsoka and Master Sinube have to run around Coruscant finding the former's lightsaber. Bannamu sold it to Movers, who got killed and looted by Cassie and Ione.
- Karma Houdini: He doesn't get arrested for stealing Ahsoka's lightsaber, probably because Ahsoka doesn't want that kind of information going around about how she lost it to a petty thief. Plus, she wouldn't have been able to prove that Bannamu stole her lightsaber, since she had no witnesses and the other guy involved got killed.
Anandra: Why are you doing this?
Criminal: You are of Alderaan, yes?
Criminal: I know what your people suffer.
A Herglic that had partnered up with a Pau'an drug dealer on Level 1997 by the time of the Death Star crisis. When Alderaanian immigrants Anandra and Santigo Milon sought a way to escape Coruscant when the Empire began persecution of Alderaanians after the destruction of Alderaan, Anandra was offered a job by the Pau'an but turned it down. The siblings fled when Imperials entered the cantina they were meeting in, but Anandra was saved by the Herglic partner who told her about a refugee camp on Level 1782.
A petty thief based around the CoCo Town area. After numerous incidents of stealing customers' pay at Dex's Diner, Dex got Obi-Wan's help to put an end to this criminal's career.
- Alliterative Name: Like fellow Pa'lowick, Sy Snootles.
- Chancellor Finis Valorum on the Galactic Republic Senate page.
- Colonel Wullf Yularen on the COMPNOR page.
- Agent Kallus on the COMPNOR -- Imperial Security Bureau page.
- Anora Fair on the Rebel Cells page.
- Rystáll Sant on the Hutt Clans page.