The recently launched Star Wars: The High Republic comic book series announced yesterday the upcoming June cover for issue number six will be graced by trans nonbinary Jedi knights Terec and Ceret. The series is a prequel that predates the original Star Wars franchise by about 200 years and follows the Jedi warriors when they are in their prime and the Galactic Republic is at its height.
“In honor of #TransDayOfVisibility we're proud to unveil an exclusive cover highlighting Terec and Ceret, trans non-binary Jedi, currently featured in Marvel's The High Republic comic,” the franchise announced via Instagram.
“Star Wars: The High Republic features the Jedi as we’ve always wanted to see them — as true guardians of peace and justice,” Michale Siglain, publishing creative director for Lucasfilm, said in a statement announcing the new series. “This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi and the Galactic Republic are at their height.”
Kotabi Jedi Knights Terec and Ceret are trans nonbinary bond-twins, a type of heightened sibling relationship. They share the same gestalt mind, enabling them to share thoughts and even feel each other’s pain. The two are so connected they can finish the other’s sentences when they are not even in the same room together. The twins are initially stationed on the Starlight Beacon space station, and soon embark on a series of missions fighting for the forces of good in the galaxy. They were not known to be trans or nonbinary previously. The pair can be seen in the background on a variant cover of issue number two.
Marvel has been at the forefront of inclusive and affirming characters and storylines. A 2019 trailer revealed Phastos as the first gay superhero in the Marvel line, and they later revealed Phastos will be married with children. And space got a whole lot gayer last December when Marvel announced Peter Quill, better known as Star Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, is poly and bisexual.
“We support trans lives and we are passionate and committed to broadening our representation in a galaxy far far away,” the franchise posted.
The new issue with Terec and Ceret on the cover is set to debut in June.