|The New Essential Guide to Droids|
Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Droids is a 224-page reference book published by Del Rey, the twelfth book in the Essential Guide series. It was written by Daniel Wallace, and illustrated by Ian Fullwood. It was released June 27, 2006.
The New Essential Guide to Droids is somewhat special in the sense that it answers one of the questions that have been discussed in the Star Wars fan community since the release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords—namely, the question of the Jedi Exile's canonical gender. In this book it is established that the Exile is a female, and thus the book breaks with the tradition of making characters that originate as customizable characters in video game male.
This has caused some controversy in the Star Wars community, and many still refuse to accept that the Exile is a woman. However, since the New Essential Guide series are canonical sources, the Exile is officially a woman.
Her gender was established in three different paragraphs quotations of which are listed below: