The New Essential Guide to Characters

123,688pages on
this wiki
The New Essential Guide to Characters
Attribution information

Daniel Wallace


Michael Sutfin

Publication information

Del Rey

Publication date

April 23, 2002





The New Essential Guide to Characters is a reference book published by Del Rey. It was written by Daniel Wallace and illustrated by Michael Sutfin, and was first published on April 23, 2002.

The book provides biographical information on characters from throughout the Star Wars saga, drawn from sources both well-known and obscure.


The New Essential Guide to Characters RU

Russian - Иллюстрированная энциклопедия. Персонажи. Новая энциклопедия.


By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Vehicles and vessels


Due to the fact that this guide was published before the release of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, it features several inconsistencies about certain characters and events; such as the transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader (the guide implies that Anakin turned to the dark side after he received the severe injuries that forced him to wear Darth Vader's armor). Similarly, it also portrays Palpatine and Darth Sidious as two separate individuals, although nonetheless implies a connection between them. Furthermore, the fates of various characters who died in Revenge of the Sith (i.e. Padmé Amidala, Count Dooku, Mace Windu and various other Jedi) are left unexplained in the guide.

External linksEdit

Wookieepedia has 120 images related to The New Essential Guide to Characters.

Essential Guides
First generation (19952001)
Characters · Vehicles and Vessels · Weapons and Technology · Planets and Moons
Droids · Chronology · Alien Species · Episode I (canceled)
Second generation (20022006)
New Characters · New Vehicles and Vessels · New Weapons and Technology
New Chronology · New Droids · New Alien Species
Third generation (2007—)
The Force · Atlas · Warfare · Reader's Companion · Characters (canceled)

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki