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Star Wars makes galactic history with trans non-binary Jedi

Patrick Kelleher April 1, 2021
Star Wars' trans non-binary Jedi Terec and Ceret

Star Wars' trans non-binary Jedi Terec and Ceret. (Star Wars Instagram)

Star Wars’ trans non-binary Jedi Terec and Ceret will grace the cover of a hotly-anticipated June comic.

Terec and Ceret will star on the cover of the June issue of Star Wars: The High Republic, it was announced on Wednesday to mark Trans Day of Visibility (31 March).

The non-binary Jedi are bond-twins, meaning they have a linked consciousness and finish each other’s sentences, and made their first appearance in issue two of The High Republic.

“We’re proud to unveil an exclusive cover highlight Terec and Ceret, trans non-binary Jedi, currently featured in Marvel’s The High Republic comic,” the official Star Wars Instagram account wrote alongside an image of the cover.

“We support trans lives and we are passionated and committed to broadening our representation in a galaxy far far away,” the account added.

Marvel Comics artist Javier Garrón, who designed the cover alongside Marte Gracia, said he was “super proud” to unveil the illustration of the trailblazing characters on Twitter. It’s the first time non-binary

Star Wars’ trans non-binary Jedi Terec and Ceret debuted in acclaimed comic

Writer Cavan Scott confirmed that the Star Wars Jedi would be trans non-binary in March on Twitter, according to CBS News.

The characters appeared in the background on a variant cover of the series’ second issue, but this is the first time Terec and Ceret have been put front and centre.

 

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Star Wars: The High Republic was launched in January to much fanfare. The series, which takes place around 200 years before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, is set in a time when the Jedi are “in their prime”.

Officials confirmed that Terec and Ceret would appear on the Pride-month themed cover in March as part of an initiative which sees queer artists pay tribute to LGBT+ characters “inhabiting a galaxy far, far away”.

Other characters such as Lando Calrissian, Doctor Aphra, Sana Starros, Rae Sloan and Yrica Quell will appear on comic covers to mark Pride Month in June.

Fans reacted with excitement at the news that Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover in Solo: A Star Wars Story, will appear on the cover of Star Wars #14, seemingly confirming the character as canonically pansexual.

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