An LGBT Character in Star Wars Canon: Moff Mors, a Review


On April 28th, the new Star Wars canonical book, Lords of the Sith will be released. In that book, a certain character will be introduced, named Moff Delian Mors. While that’s not such hot news in its own regard, the fact that Del Rey Star Wars editor Shelly Shapiro revealed that Mors is a lesbian, making her the first LGBT character in the official Star Wars canon, is huge news.

Moff Mors even has her very own Wookieepedia page:

"“Delian Mors was a Human female who served as a Moff in the Galactic Empire in the years after the end of the Clone Wars. In the early days of the Empire’s rule over the galaxy, Mors’ wife was killed in a transport accident. Around the same time, she was assigned to a post she considered undesirable. Her loss and her assignment felt like a burden, one that made her neglect some of her duties”"

Notice the line “Mors’ wife was killed…”, confirming that it is indeed acceptable to be married to someone of the same sex, in Star Wars canon. And why wouldn’t it be? With all those alien races, I’m sure there are loads of cross species unions, why not a gay marriage?

Now, there seems to be more in store for Moff Mors, as Cinelinx is reporting that their sources are convinced that Mors will be in both the big-screen (Movies), and possibly the small-screen (Live-action television), affiliated with Rogue One.

Anyway, Lords of the Sith will take place between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Rebels. And, Rogue One should land somewhere right before A New Hope, so expect to be seeing and hearing lots of reports on Moff Mors, in the new future.

Personally, I am glad that Disney is spreading the diversity to include the LGBT community. When the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens aired, many fans were outraged by the role of John Boyega portraying a black Stormtrooper. Which, was an obviously ridiculous overreaction, and an embarrassment to the Star Wars fan community as a whole.

Good for you Disney, and good for you Star Wars canon. Don’t back down to the hate and ignorance that runs so rampant in today’s Internet-anonymous message boards. Fans will line up to read these books and watch these movies…yes, because they will be great, but also because you are opening a dialogue and commentary that has long been needed. Well done.

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