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Top 10 ‘Star Wars’ Canon Details You Didn’t Think Would Have Their Own Wookieepedia Article

The Star Wars fandom is, above all things, passionate. This article is a tribute to the heroes on Wookieepedia who make sure all the info is up to date, make sure all the dots are connected, and make sure every insignificant background character, every creature, planet, or place mentioned in any throwaway line in any piece of Star Wars canon has their own article that covers all you need to know.

I’ll be selecting a mixture of current canon and Legends canon articles, because Legends canon often has more detail.

10. Unidentified Clan Rook Warrior

In the Season 4 premiere of Star Wars: Rebels “Heroes of Mandalore”, a Clan Rook warrior pledges the clan’s support to the Mandalorian Resistance. She says to Bo-Katan Kyrze “Clan Rook is with you.” As far as I can tell, that’s her only line in all of Star Wars canon. But she has a rather comprehensive Wookieepedia article considering! It even covers the “hopeful smile” she gave Sabine Wren when Wren gave Kurze the Darksaber.


9. Duck

In The Phantom Menace, Captain Panaka says “If we can’t get the shield generator fixed, we’ll be sitting ducks.” So, obviously, this means that ducks are canon in the Star Wars galaxy. Ducks are also mentioned in the original novelization of Star Wars, written by Alan Dean Foster, which gives us this gem of a line: “Luke Skywalker curiously asked what a duck was.” The databank of StarWars.com stated that ducks actually had an appearance in The Phantom Menace, but the visual dictionary later retconned the waterfowl into a new creature called the “pelikki”.


8. Pelikki

Pelikki were a species of bird that lived on the rivers of the planet Naboo, along with their duck and quadduck cousins… Around the time of the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY, a group of pelikki had made their home in an estuary of the Solleu River, located near the Theed Royal Palace. When a submersible tribubble bongo transporting two Jedi bobbed to the surface, those pelikki were surprised and flew away in fright.”

My favorite details of these articles are always these little bits that show when these largely insignificant things show up in the Star Wars canon. It feels like reading a Wikipedia article about a celebrity and the article describing their facial expression when the traffic lights changed to green on a rainy Tuesday in 2007, only it’s about a group of waterfowl who flew away from Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Gungan submarine.


7. Logray

Logray was the Ewok who ordered Han, Luke, Chewbacca, and R2-D2 to be sacrificed to C-3PO. According to his wookieepedia article, he was a huge jerk in many ways other than ritual sacrifice. “After the Battle of Endor, Logray was exposed as a coward and a bully. Chirpa ousted Logray, appointing Paploo in his place. Furious, Logray retaliated by placing a curse on the village. Paploo enlisted the aid of “the Golden One” in a ritual to remove the curse. Logray went into exile, and the Ewoks refused to speak his name ever again. He was even stricken from the village “Songs of Remembrance” as though he never existed.”


6. The Max Rebo Band

The band playing in Jabba’s Palace (yes, the ones who play Jedi Rocks) have a very comprehensive article following their musical career, their humble beginnings, their rise to fame, and their tragic fallout which drove Snootles to a Spice addiction. Oh, you’re a Max fan? Name five of their songs. Yeah, “That Joyous Night (I Ate My Mate)” is a classic. I definitely prefer their older stuff, back when they were called “Evar Orbus and His Galactic Jizz Wailers”.


Sidenote, the article for the song “Jedi Rocks” is also great. “The song’s lyrics, which were improvised on the spot by singer Sy Snootles, were so saucy that they embarrassed the prudish Bib Fortuna and would likely have been officially banned by the Galactic Empire.”


5. Grievous

Not quite the same energy as the band playing in Jabba’s palace, but Grievous fascinates me in that he kind of just pops into being in Revenge of the Sith, but the story treats him as though he’s been around the whole time. He sort of just blips into existence, fully formed. He’s like the Mandela Effect but as a character. So, his wookieepedia article is fascinating, filling in all these details from canon I would never know existed.


4. Sidon Ithano

You know that guy wearing a red mask in Maz’s Castle in The Force Awakens, who Finn almost joins the crew of? That guy. From reading the Grievous article, I found out that Grievous is a member of the Kaleesh species, and that the red mask that Sidon wears is a Kaleesh mask. Crazy, right? Sidon was a Delphidian pirate, and has had a few appearances in the new canon, which lends him to a comprehensive article. His appearances in the new canon include, most recently, in The Rise of Skywalker, in which he joined the Resistance’s fight on Exegol against the Sith Eternal and the Final Order.


3. Sio Bibble

That dude in The Phantom Menace who says, “A communications disruption can only mean one thing – invasion.” Yeah, he has, like, an entire life story.


2. Darth Sidious

Okay, this one’s for real. Darth Sidious is an awesome character who connects a bunch of dots across a bunch of eras in Star Wars canon. Reading through his full article and seeing all those connections, understanding the full depth of his cold, calculating manipulation, every machination that he put in place to become the Emperor, and how both the current canon and the Legends canon explain everything, is so deeply fascinating. We’ve all got to love a bit of Sheev, right?

(Self-plug for my podcast The Dead Speaks! The Emperor’s New Pod, detailing the life story of Sheev as he sees it.)


1. Willrow Hood

I’m sure we all know the story of Willrow Hood, but in case anyone doesn’t it goes like this: in The Empire Strikes Back, when Lando tells the citizens of Cloud City to evacuate, there’s this extra you can see running in the background, holding what looks like an ice-cream maker. He was first officially identified in the Star Wars Customizable Card Game, with his name being brought into canon by the Star Wars: Card Trader video-game – Willrow Hood. But the fans still like to call him “Ice Cream Maker Guy.” At Star Wars Celebration one year, there was a group of people who all dressed up as Willrow Hood, in what I believe is now a SWC tradition.

In both sets of Star Wars canon, Willrow Hood – and the object he’s holding – have interesting expansions that speak to Star Wars fans’ indiscriminate devotion to every character in the canon, no matter how small their part.


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Chris Ovens
"Don't be afraid, I feel it too." — Kylo Ren

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