I believe we all have a great affection for Star Wars. Am I correct? The “Star Wars” galaxy has inspired 11 films and an unending cast of characters, be they Jedi or Sith, Rebels or Imperials, twisted bounty hunters or charming porgs, over the course of four decades. We’ve gathered today to discuss the top ten Star Wars characters. You might have a different list, but this is what most people agree on.
1. Darth Vader is a fictional character created by George Lucas.
Under his former name Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader is the major antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He was a Jedi by training, but he turned against the Sith Lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine. After a struggle with his former master Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet Mustafar, this Star Wars character was given the name Darth Vader and was forced to wear a suit after his legs were severed and his torso was scorched.
2. Luke Skywalker is a fictional character created by George Lucas.
Because he’s so crucial to the first “Star Wars” trilogy and the entire saga, everyone was shocked that no one knew what he was up to as an old man in “Force Awakens.” Luke’s journey is up there among all-time heroes’ journeys, from his modest origins on Tatooine to learning about his dark father, becoming a Jedi master, and eventually killing himself to aid the Resistance.
3. Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character.
Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the Clone Wars’ greatest heroes until he and the Jedi were betrayed by his talented apprentice and best friend. Before being killed by Vader after years of protecting Luke, Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the Clone Wars’ greatest heroes until he and the Jedi were betrayed by his talented apprentice and best friend.
4. Han Solo is a fictional character.
The Corellian smuggler, armed not just with a blaster but also with a distinctive sneer and dubious morals, swooped into fans’ hearts from the beginning in 1977 and never let go.
5. Yoda is a fictional character created by George Lucas (Duh)
Don’t take the wizened little green guy with a lightsaber for granted. In the prequels, this Star Wars character acrobatically defeated Palpatine, but the Jedi master’s best effort was teaching Luke the secrets of the Force and preparing him to face Vader.
6. Princess Leia Organa
Even though Carrie Fisher’s legendary heroine was the only one in George Lucas’ movie universe for a long time, she nonetheless transformed female protagonists in the science fiction genre. She didn’t take any nonsense from anyone, including the slug-like villains who dressed her in metal bikinis, and she will long be the epitome of “Star Wars” ladies.
He’s best recognised for being the other half of an iconic mechanical duo with Threepio, which is fine. But one of the most endearing “Star Wars” friendships is that of Luke Skywalker and Artoo, a pair that remained close from Tatooine’s deserts to Dagobah’s swamps.
Chewbacca not receiving a service medal after the Battle of Yavin was perhaps the most egregious failure in “Star Wars” history. Don’t call him a “sidekick” — Han Solo’s hairy best friend is the Rebels’ most devoted jack of all trades and has a thing for porgs.
9. Darth Maul is a Sith Lord.
In “The Phantom Menace,” the Sith apprentice was never given much to do before being split in half, falling down a shaft, and being left for dead. Still, the bad-guy attitude of this Star Wars figure is hard to surpass, from his horns and tattoos to his double-bladed lightsaber.
When you least want or need it, the protocol droid is always good for getting in the way and increasing your chances of death during difficult space missions. He can communicate in over 7 million different ways, and he’s probably obnoxious in every one of them.