What Happened To Human Women In The Animated Star Wars Universe?

Photo Collage: Aaron Goins
So, yesterday, we got our first image of the six heroes in Star Wars: Rebels.  Yay!  Here's the roster:
    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
Now, it's hard to tell from the artist card used above, but, looking at this other image of Sabine, I think it's safe to say that she's alien and not human.

Photo Credit: Jedi News
Now, don't get me wrong as I am very excited about this show, but I find it interesting that the major female characters in this series are alien.  In fact, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the main female character was Ahsoka Tano, the young Togruta Padawan to Anakin Skywalker.

Photo: Lucasfilm/Disney
What happened to the human women in the animated Star Wars Universe?  I was originally thinking about writing about women of color, but, for now, let's tackle one thing at a time right now and look at just women who are human.

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.
Anakin Skywalker.
Han Solo.
Obi-Wan Kenobi.  
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?

Photo: Lucasfilm/Disney
What happened to this concept?

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...


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