20 Awesome 'Star Wars' Characters that Came From Games

Keyan Farlander
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'Star Wars: X-Wing' didn't really show what its hero Keyan Farlander actually looked like LucasArts14/20

From the guy who originally stole the Death Star plans back in 1995 to the meanest droid in 'Star Wars'

From the guy who originally stole the Death Star plans back in 1995 to the meanest droid in 'Star Wars'

Keyan Farlander

1993's X-Wing flight combat sim was actually the first licensed Star Wars game on PC, and Keyan Farlander was the pilot players controlled. A limited edition of the game came with a novella called The Farlander Papers that shed a little more light on him, but the character himself wouldn't actually appear on-screen until the B-Wing expansion pack for the game later that year. Farlander would later be tapped by a number of different authors for further novels and stories making him a very early example of the Star Wars' franchise's unique power to take relatively inconsequential characters and imbue them with tremendous backstory and lore – sadly none of which is considered canon any more. By the time writers were done with Farlander, they'd established that it was actually his X-Wing Luke that borrows for the Death Star trench run in A New Hope. Most recently he showed up as a pretty kickass character in the X-Wing Miniatures tabletop war game.

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