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The New Essential Guide to Droids is the twelfth reference book in the Essential Guide series of reference books by Del Rey, and an updated edition of 1999's The Essential Guide to Droids. Published on June 27, 2006, The New Essential Guide to Droids was written by Daniel Wallace and illustrated by Ian Fullwood. At 224 pages, the guide covers 90 droids divided into the five classes of intelligence, as well as four cyborgs, a history of droids, a layperson's guide to droids, and an overview of major manufacturers.

ContentsEdit

Class One DroidsEdit

Class Two DroidsEdit

Class Three DroidsEdit

Class Four DroidsEdit

Class Five DroidsEdit

CyborgsEdit

ContinuityEdit

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The New Essential Guide to Droids is somewhat special in the sense that it answers one of the questions that have been discussed in the Star Wars fan community since the release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords—namely, the question of the Jedi Exile's canonical gender. In this book it is established that the Exile is a female, and thus the book breaks with the tradition of making characters that originate as customizable characters in video game male.

This has caused some controversy in the Star Wars community, and many still refuse to accept that the Exile is a woman. However, since the New Essential Guide series are canonical sources, the Exile is officially a woman.

Her gender was established in three different paragraphs quotations of which are listed below:

"G0-T0 soon became mixed up with an exiled Jedi Knight and her mission to destroy the Sith Lords."
―from the entry on the G0-T0 droid, p. 25[src]
"Five standard years later, T3-M4 appeared aboard the abandoned freighter Ebon Hawk, where he fell into the company of the heroine known only as the Jedi Exile."
―from the entry on the T3 droid, p. 37[src]
"Five years after the Star Forge incident, HK-47 teamed up with the heroine known as the Jedi Exile to battle a trio of Sith Lords."
―from the entry on the HK assassin droid, p. 107[src]

AppearancesEdit

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

Characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


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External linksEdit

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)
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