20 Awesome 'Star Wars' Characters that Came From Games

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

Ferocious Feeorian pirate Nym was kind of a badass Dark Horse Comics17/20


The prequel films set the stage for a number of games in the Expanded Universe, but the specific events of those movies failed to inspire many truly great game experiences. The major exception was 2001's Star Wars: Starfighter and its 2002 sequel Jedi Starfighter, both flight sim style games that saw you blasting droids and conducting daring raids against Count Dooku's forces. Nym was the character that captured most players' imaginations, mainly because he exuded far more attitude than your average Star Wars character did 15 years ago. A ferocious tentacled Feeorin pirate, we first met him as he was trying to kill all of the other major characters in the series before grudgingly joining forces with them to participate in the Battle of Naboo in his badass Havoc bomber. Nym would go on to make appearances in the Star Wars: Galaxies MMO, the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game scenarios Agents of Deception and The Shadow Syndicate and the X-Wing Miniatures tabletop. He also appeared in Dark Horse Comics' Starfighter: Crossbones, an all-alien three-part series written by Haden Blackman (The Force Unleashed, and most recently Mafia 3) about Nym hunting his nemesis Sol Sixxa.

Back to Top