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Star Wars Characters That Need Their Own Video Games

Star Wars has been inspiring games since 1983, when Star Wars: The Arcade Game was released. Since then, the franchise has put out countless new video games through different developers and publishers. Games like the official Star Wars movie tie-ins, the Rogue Squadron and Jedi Knight series, Knights of the Old Republic, and Battlefront (which hasn't always been the most popular entry in the Star Wars video game canon). There have also been plenty of stand-alone titles, such as the critically-acclaimed Fallen Order and Star Wars: Squadrons.

These games have featured all of our favorite Star Wars characters: Luke, Han, Leia, and Darth Vader are all accounted for — and even Obi-Wan got to star in his very own game in 2000's Obi-Wan's Adventures for the Game Boy Color. But what about those characters that have been forgotten when it comes to Star Wars video games? What about the ones who deserve their own games?

Beware of slight spoilers ahead for the Star Wars movies and TV shows.

Wedge Antilles and Poe Dameron

Technically, since Rogue Squadron is considered to be a game about Wedge, the leader of Rogue Squadron, there doesn't seem to be a need for another game all about him. However, Poe Dameron deserves some more love in the Star Wars franchise, and an aerial combat starfighter game similar to Squadrons would be perfect for him. 

It could explore more of his backstory as a Resistance pilot, and expand upon what he was already doing in the sequels. A game focusing on Poe Dameron could even show the pilot on a spice-running mission, where Poe started out before joining the Republic. It could also feature his defection from the Republic and subsequent joining of the Resistance as a major plot point, exploring how he rose in the Resistance ranks. 

It would also be fun for X-Wing pilot Wedge to show up again and work with Poe, maybe showing him the ropes when he joins the Resistance. Wedge has great tutorial potential here.

Grand Admiral Thrawn

A real time strategy Imperial Navy simulator would be perfect for the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn. This format would work for Thrawn as a character because he is so analytical, and so keen-eyed. A feature where you have to find clues through art and architecture in order to work out a strategy and plan of attack would be great because of Thrawn's ability to gain insight from a planet's culture and art. Another characteristic of Thrawn's is his ability to pull off wild Naval maneuvers; this would work well in a full-blown simulator game, something similar to UBOAT or other wartime simulators.

In theory, a video game centered around Grand Admiral Thrawn would take a sharp eye, quick reaction time, and an interest in simulators and RTS, first and foremost. Thrawn is a great character, and has enough lore surrounding him to easily draw from and create a compelling video game.

Ahsoka Tano

As fans of The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian may know, Ahsoka Tano is a character who is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She's arguably a bit of a grey-area character. She's a good person, yes, but she'll do whatever it takes to protect her friends and do the right thing, even if it means extreme violence.

A game featuring Ahsoka could go one of two ways: it could go with the hack-and-slash genre, similar to Fallen Order or the old Lord of the Rings games. Or it could go classic RPG like Knights of the Old Republic. It would be interesting to explore her life as a Jedi in hiding, looking at the moments after the time jump in Star Wars Rebels but before her reappearance in The Mandalorian. Ahsoka is a fan favorite, and she plays such an important role in the Star Wars universe that a video game about her is bound to do well.

Clone Force 99

Clone Force 99, otherwise known as the Bad Batch, is a squadron of unorthodox, defective clones, each with their own special skills and talents. It's made up of Sergeant Hunter, Wrecker, Crosshair, and Tech. Together, along with Captain Rex and Commander Cody, the Bad Batch liberate one of the Republic's main production facilities from the Separatists and learn that the Separatists are holding clone trooper Echo captive.

The Bad Batch would work well as a Left For Dead-style 4-player co-op game, or a first person shooter in the style of Republic Commando. The squad dynamic works well for multiplayer, à la Call of Duty: Warzone, where everyone has their role that they play on the team. 

In the case of a Bad Batch game, one player could be the Sergeant, another the assault specialist, another the sniper, and another the tech specialist. There could be a story attached to it, or it could simply be Warzone dropped into a Star Wars environment. Either way, it's a great premise for an FPS.