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Can we please clarify what a character's homeworld would be? Is it the planet on which they were born or that which they grew up on? Anakin Skywalker, for example, was apparently born on an unknown planet, ship, station, or wherever else a person could be born, but he, for the most part, grew up on Tatooine.--Lord OblivionSith holocronSith Emblem 23:49, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I have been wondering about this as well. For instance, the Jedi Exile's homeworld is now listed as Dantooine even though we cannot prove that she was born there and we have no idea how long she actually lived and trained there.–SentryTalk 23:54, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
    • Actually, I think that's true for quite a few characters. Also, what if a person is born aboard a ship. Would his or her homeworld be the planet he or she is brought to to be raised? We can't really use the name o a ship for a homeplanet.--Lord OblivionSith holocronSith Emblem 00:11, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
      • I'd think it best to use the Homeworld entry in the format "[Birth World] (raised on [Childhood world])", or else "Birth world unknown (raised on [Childhood world])". Cleanest solution is to mention both. Havac 01:36, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
        • What would we put for a person who traveled a lot during their childhood? Can't think of any examples, but I'm sure there are a few.--Lord OblivionSith holocronSith Emblem 02:57, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
          • "Various"? If they lived in a crapton of places, the user can read the full article. Perhaps if "raised" is more than two locations, just put it somewhere in/near the opening part: "Bobby-wan Smithobi was a pilot born on Tatooine and raised on various worlds, including Alderaan, Coruscant, Naboo, and a particularly abusive, drunken black hole. His piloting skills were so great that he was able to escape the singularity's pull, putting Light in its place once and for all." Or something like that. You get the idea. Uxviii 04:17, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Yeah, we get the picture. But how about just listing the world on which the charater was born? Or the worlds he spent most time on, or considered as his second home? It would be impossible to list every world a character have ever visited, even if it was just for a few hours. Lorth NeedaStriptease 02:04, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Because, as is the point of this entire topic, in many cases, we don't know the charatcer's homeworld. Jasca Ducato 20:50, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Wouldnt someone's homeworld be technically the homeworld of the species they belong to? I understand the problem with the Anakin Skywalker thing, and we do not know what the human homeworld is in the SW universe, I guess we would have to go with where they were raised right? 00:03, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

  • No, not every person was born or has lived on his or her homeworld.--Lord OblivionSith holocronSith Emblem 00:08, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
    • In many cases, such as Humans, a species has many different colony worlds on which persons could be born. Jasca Ducato 10:05, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
      • I agree with Darth Oblivion. Take Eeth Koth for example. He was a Zabrak but he wasn't born on Iridonia. He was born on Nar Shaddaa. So technically, his homeworld is Nar Shaddaa, even though his species homeworld is Iridonia. - JMAS 19:39, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
  • I wouldn't mind a 'Born on: xxxxx', 'Homeworld: xxxxx' in the infoboxes for characters like Anakin and the Exile, or any character who's home, ie main world, the world they grew up and considered home is different to the world they were born on. Darth Maddolis 02:21, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
    • 'Born on:' is fine. But I think 'Grew up on:' or ('Raised on:') as a second one would be better. There are categories for places someone lived. -Fnlayson 22:17, 5 December 2006 (UTC)