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Jinn Reeso was one of two Cheat-Code bonus characters available to play as in the Nintendo 64video gameStar Wars: Episode I Racer. They did not appear in any other port, and only appear as cheat code characters, something that places the cheat code characters as easter eggs (The other racer is Cy Yunga). Now, there are two guides available that go through the games, and Yunga is never mentioned once. However, Jinn Reeso appears in both guides (One is for the N64 while the other is for the PC). In the Nintendo Guide, it outright states the codes that can be used to use the character, and a picture of him is provided. However, seeing as the page only offers information on unlocking him, perhaps this still means he is an Easter Egg.
However, on the PC guide, a render exists that shows several Podracers in action, including Reeso's, which can be considered odd as he doesn't appear in that port otherwise. However, as this is a render, and not a screenshot, and as this shot could've been used for promotional material, could the render be considered canon? In which case, what would be the canon value of graphical renders? Several images of renders are used as canon sources for Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, so I was wondering of the same would apply here? As the render appears on a licensed book, would it not make the character canon? Now, the image (Which is provided below) shows the racers, but the pilots are difficult to make out. The front-most racer, Navior, can be made out, and it can be reasoned the others are in their respective cockpits.
Long story short: Does this render validate Jinn Reeso or his Pod as a canon character? Or is he still Easter Egg material due to being a cheatcode character?
The image appears within the first few pages, and a small shot on the back of the book. The above is the shot form the back of the book.
Easter egg/cheat code characters have always been considered ambig by default. Those are definitely Jinn Reeso's massive engines, though, and it is definitely a posed render. I'm not entirely sure that I can see Reeso himself in the image, but we've made sillier confirmations with less significant images. Chances are that he and Cy Yungas became cut-content towards the end of development, but I can't confirm that. My guess would be that you can confirm that he raced Bullseye, Bools, and those others on Tatooine, at some point. And unless someone says otherwise, I figure that means you can probably drop the ambigcanon tag floating over the article. Other info, such as track favorite, is still likely to be ambig. SinisterSamurai (talk) 05:03, December 1, 2013 (UTC)
Which is where it currently stands. Interestingly, regarding the idea about cut content, when selecting a racer to play as (Or after winning a circuit), neither Reeso or Yunga have any victory animation to play. Anyways, thanks for the information and help. --Clonehunter(Report your W.M.D.) 02:43, December 2, 2013 (UTC)