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'

Prince Xizor

Prince Xizor

A villain from 1997's Nintendo 64 hit Shadows of the Empire, the green-skinned, ponytailed Falleen Prince Xizor is the leader of the Black Sun mercenary gang. While primarily featured in the game, Dark Horse comic series and novel of the same name, he's a unique enough alien to merit a mention in over a dozen other pieces of franchise media, in part thanks to his creepy ability to waft his sexy pheromones around to lure the ladies. While the Jedi/Sith conflict often takes center stage in Star Wars fiction, it's the flamboyant and distinctive side characters that are often the most memorable. The scoundrel is just as valued an archetype as the Jedi hero, and Xizor is one of the best-conceived scoundrels in Star Wars lore. Despite no longer being a canonical character, his influence is still occasionally felt elsewhere. It could be argued that if Xizor hadn't proven so popular 20 years ago, we probably wouldn't have been treated to the charming Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka in The Clone Wars.

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