Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded is a canon hardcover reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and published by Dorling Kindersley on April 5, 2016. It is a follow-up to the Star Wars Legends reference title Star Wars Character Encyclopedia. Content from the expanded version was reissued in the 2017 compendium Star Wars: I Want to Be a Jedi.
Updated and expanded with amazing new material including characters from Star Wars™: The Force Awakens!
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded, the definitive guide to the people, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy, is back, bigger and better than ever before, and packed with new Star Wars characters!
Want to know how tall Darth Vader is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded. With more than 200 profiles on heroes, villains, and more, this handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information guaranteed to enthrall fans for hours on end.
Several of the original book entries have been removed to make place for the new ones. The entries for Baron Papanoida, Bultar Swan, Chi Eekway Papanoida, Cin Drallig, Elan Sleazebaggano, Imperial Dignitary, Airen Cracken, GH-7 Medical Droid, Jocasta Nu, Ko Sai, OOM-9, Passel Argente, Pau'an Warrior, Pilot Droid, Rune Haako, Saelt-Marae, San Hill, Sei Taria, Sun Fac, Ten Numb and Yuzzum were removed. The Mustafarian (Northern / Southern) was merged into one single entry like the Colo Claw Fish, the Opee Sea Killer and the Sando Aqua Monster entry.
- Adi Gallia's homeworld is listed to be Coruscant like in Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know. However, Ultimate Star Wars listed her homeworld to be Tholoth.
- Bail Organa's height is given as 1.91 meters. However, Organa's Databank entry lists it as 1.99 meters.
- Though Cornelius Evazan is described as having survived his encounter with Obi-Wan Kenobi at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, the Databank entries of both Evazan and Ponda Baba claim that he died. However, the short story "The Secrets of Long Snoot" from the 2017 anthology From a Certain Point of View also stated that Evazan indeed survived.
- While Maz Kanata's homeworld is given as being Takodana, the 2019 reference book Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary established that Kanata's homeworld is unknown.
- Finis Valorum's height is given as 1.7 meters. However, Valorum's Databank entry lists it as 1.83 meters.
- ISBN 9781465448859; April 5, 2016; DK Publishing; US hardcover
- ISBN 9781465454942; April 7, 2017; DK Publishing; US eBook
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