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While I'm used to the labels "DC-15A" for the clone rifle as well as "DC-15S" for the carbine, there seems to be a new terminology concerning these blasters. I ran across the following quote on the Star Wars Rebels' Wiki:
"In the Expanded Universe, this blaster's model (the carbine) was DC-15S, while DC-15A referred to the larger rifle also utilized by Clones. However, an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (having canonical precedence) renamed it as the DC-15A."
I'm new to this community and I don't know anything about editing wiki entries, but I think it would be a good idea to use the same technical terminology for Star Wars gear in general.
My questions: should Wookieepedia use these new terms, or should someone contact the SW Rebels' Wiki team first to discuss which names will be the official ones for these weapons ?—Unsigned comment byHolluschickie (talk • contribs).
We are not affiliated with the Star Wars Rebels wiki, so we have absolutely no reason to defer to them in this or any similar situation, and we also do not have the power to officially name these weapons. As for the weapon names, I'll post what I posted on the talkpage for the DC-15 blaster rifle: "He is likely referring to the fact that this article sits at DC-15 and the Legends version is called the DC-15A, which is canonically the designation of what is known in Legends as the DC-15S. This change was made after the DC-15S was mistakenly referred to as a DC-15A in "Death Trap."" In addition, these new names are used in Ultimate Star Wars, so these names are canon. - AV-6R7Crew Pit 05:32, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
Since it's not clear to me what exactly the writer meant by "wrong" in his "Incorrect" comment, I will try to write down the proper terminology as I understand it.
Legends: DC-15A for the rifle and DC-15S for the carbine.
As opposed to
Canon/Ultimate Star Wars: DC-15 for the rifle and DC-15A for the carbine.
Unclear: How can the Canon clone rifle be described as being "longer than" the Legends version ? It's the exact same weapon and its only difference, except for the model name confusion, is the fact that one is an actual real life prop, while the other is a 3D object for a world whose design is based on stylized proportions and anatomy. In other words: Any researcher looking for references is likely to believe that there were actually 2 different clone rifle models, like there are different clone or storm trooper helmets, although this is not true. The 3D series clone blasters are only adaptions of the real props, just like all other items or characters that weren't exclusively designed for that show are adaptions of their movie counterparts. Imo, it should be made clear to all readers that there is (supposed to be) only one blaster of each type.
Affiliated or not, when I try to find info about Star Wars props on a site that relates itself to that topic, I expect proper information, and most importantly, normed specs. But in this case it seems that Wookieepedia as well as the rebels series site use the exact same terminology. I prefer Wookieepedia over other SW databases, but it can only help the entire fan community to inform other sites about possible mistakes, if that should be the case. -Holluschickie 07:22, January 21, 2016 (UTC)