I'm fairly familiar with which Star Wars properties are/aren't considered Disney canon; I was thinking about it yesterday and realized that I can't think of a single appearance of the Chiss race in any canonical sense, aside from Legends. Do they appear in any Disney canon works, and if so, can you point me to them?

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    This seems like a fair question. Don't let the downvoters get to you! Aug 15, 2017 at 13:21
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    @Thunderforge thanks! I never do :D Pretty dumb question on my part though, I should really watch Rebels before asking about Disney canon
    – Allball103
    Aug 15, 2017 at 13:22
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    Upvoting because the negatives are undeserving imo. Just because you aren't aware of the existing works where they have already appeared doesn't make this a stupid question. Ignorance, yet knowledge. Aug 15, 2017 at 13:25
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    @Allball103 - you aren't required to watch a show of a 100hour length to be allowed to ask questions, and having not watched it doesn't make you dumb in any way (for full disclosure, neither have I :) Aug 15, 2017 at 13:28
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    Could we use 'Star Wars canon' instead of 'Disney canon'. Wikipedia and Wookieepedia both list 'Star Wars canon'. Disney canon would be understood as this: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon first google hit.
    – Ludi
    Aug 15, 2017 at 15:15

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Yes - Both Chiss (and Admiral Thrawn!) are Disney canon.

Timothy Zahn's Disney Canon novel Thrawn introduces them.

Eli winced. A gift for the Chiss of the stories, that would have been a deadly insult. Thrawn was behind him, and he didn’t dare turn around, but he could imagine the expression on that proud face.

“I do, Your Majesty,” Parck said, bowing low. “A warrior reportedly of a race known as the Chiss.”


“Would I?” the Emperor sounded amused. “Certainly you’re a resource of unlimited confidence. What exactly do you offer, Chiss?”

Some relevant details from new Disney canon were summarized in Wookieepedia Chiss article.

As another answer noted, Thrawn (and his blue appearance) is also in Star Wars Rebels but I'm not aware if he's named as a Chiss there.

Since your question doesn't explicitly specify whether you meant Disney canon by "canon", I should for completeness's sake point out that Chiss are most certainly a part of EU Legends canon, in multiple books starting with Timothy Zahn's original trilogy.


Thrawn is in Star Wars Rebels, which is Disney Canon. As we all know he is Chiss and retains the blue skin/red eye combo that we all know and... recognize?

Rebels image of Thrawn

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    Good answer, chose DVK's because of quotes and other examples.
    – Allball103
    Aug 15, 2017 at 13:25

According to Wookieepedia

The Chiss became canon when they appeared in Secret Alliances, the sixth campaign featured in Star Wars: Commander, a mobile game published by Disney Interactive1 that was released on August 21, 2014.

Also from StarWars.com - Grand Admiral Thrawn

Thrawn was a male Chiss, with striking blue skin, red eyes, and an angular face, known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. He was determined to “pull the rebels apart piece by piece.”

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    this is a good answer - if you flesh it out a bit more (ie - include some details - maybe from StarWars.com or something "official" as the canonicity of Star Wars: Commander, you may get more upvotes. You have mine because it seems this is the first new canon reference. Good catch
    – NKCampbell
    Aug 15, 2017 at 13:26

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