What Happened To Human Women In The Animated Star Wars Universe?
|Photo Collage: Aaron Goins|
Chopper - Astromech Droid
Kanan Jarrus - Caucasian Human Male
Ezra Bridger - Caucasian Human Male
Zeb Orellios - Alien Male of Unknown Race
Sabine - Mandalorian/Possibly Mirialan Female
Hera Syndulla - Green Twi'lek Female
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I'm assuming, in animation, it's easier to have an alien character spend more time on screen than they can in live action film. So, I can understand why Lucasfilm would want to take advantage of this. But, at the same time, why does it seem the main women characters are only aliens?
Yes, there are male alien characters of note, but the male touchstone characters seem to always be white human men.
Luke Skywalker.I might be completely wrong, but I'm assuming that Ezra Bridger will be the touchstone character in this series...the Luke Skywalker of this storyline, if you may. Kanan Jarrus looks to be a cross between a young Obi-Wan and Han Solo.
I'm not saying that it's impossible to relate to an alien character. For example, Ahsoka, who I spoke about above, became one of my favorite Star Wars characters of all times. But, I'd love for Lucasfilm to shake it up a bit.
Remember when Star Wars was being developed and the Starkiller Hero was a human woman?
Wouldn't it be cool if the touchstone character was a human woman (maybe a woman of color if I could be so bold) and all the rest of the men were aliens? It's just a thought...