Top Ten Star Wars Characters

The Top Ten

1 Darth Vader Darth Vader Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving ...read more.

When people think of guys in dark suits, there thoughts automatically go to Vader.

When people think of red lightsabers, Vader first comes to mind.

When people talk of Star Wars, Vader is always on top of that list.

Shows you how awesomely over rated the guy is. Kinda like Sephiroth except more realistic. - sapphirewhirlwind

Darth Vader has become a pop culture icon. Even people who have no idea what the Star Wars franchise is about know who Darth Vader is. He also has a lot of quotable movie lines that have become common knowledge. All hail the awesomeness of Lord Vader.

The King of Star Wars Darth Vader is the greatest character in Star Wars history you really really can't beat him he looks the best he sounds the best and he has the greatest voice in Star Wars history not even darth maul comes remotely close to this legend of a Sith Lord Darth Vader will always be my favourite and he will remain the greatest character in Star Wars history forever

You gotta love Darth Vader! He is one evil father! - Daviddv0601

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2 Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.

Definitely my favourite Star Wars character, he delivers great in all 6 films. In episode 1 he defeats Darth Maul and fulfills his master's dying wish to train Anakin. In episode 2 he tracks down Padme's assassins, discovers the Clones for the Republic, finds the droid factories on Geonosis and fights Dooku. In episode 3 he rescues the Chancellor and fights Dooku with Anakin, kills Grievous and nearly kills Darth Vader too. He gives Luke to Vader's family on Tatooine and watches over him. In the original he disables the Death Star tractor beam and sacrifices himself for Luke and the others to escape. He acts as a spiritual guide to Luke, teaching him some about the Force and using a lightsaber. Both of Kenobi's actors were the best of any Star Wars actor in my opinion

Obi-Wan's is just the most awesome character in Star Wars! He's an awesome Jedi Master and mentor of Anakin. He defeated General Grievous AND Darth Vader. He was one of the few Jedi to survive the great Jedi Purge, and in the end he gave Luke Anakin's lightsaber and sacrificed himself to Anakin. Totally the best! - Blubbydubber1

Obi wan Kenobi is almost impossible to dislike in Star Wars. Next to Yoda he may be the most wise Jedi in the whole series. He was a huge part of the prequels because he avenged Qui Gon's death by heroically defeating Darth maul, training Anakin to become a very powerful Jedi but sadly turning to the dark side, taking out general grievous in a dangerous battle in utapau, and nearly killing Anakin for what he had done to the Jedi council. If you ask me I'd say he is the most likable character in episodes 1,2 and 3.

He was my favourite because he was great in all the movies and he is also well casted

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3 Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.

I think it's a good thing he's whiney. There's supposed to be a resemblence between him and Anakin- always the grass is greener on the other side. Plus, in the fourth one, he's only what, seventeen? I think it adds to his character. And, on top of all that, he's supposed to be impatient when Yoda tries to trick him into thinking Yoda is an idiot. You see, Yoda was testing him. He obviously is like his father, so that's why they worry so much about him when he goes to face him. Also, I would be whiney too if I lived on a moisture farm and couldn't go out and see the world. Can't we all relate to this?

The reason I like Luke is because he shows the most development throughout the movies. At first he's really whiny, in the empire strikes back, he's not really whiny, just emotional, like a real 19 year old, and in the return of the Jedi, he's smart, tactical, level-headed, and most of all, cool. But it does kinda sadden me that my least favorite movie of the original trilogy has Luke at his best.

Was the only Jedi that could destroy you just by his constant whining. Was the only character that had regular arguments with droids and lose.

He is a great and lovable character. It's often rare that I like the main character. - Daviddv0601

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4 Han Solo Han Solo Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.

He has a realistic personality, and he has flaws, unlike Luke, which you could say being a jerk is a bad thing, but as long as you don't shove it down other peoples throat, it makes you more realistic. - booklover1

I'm the same person who wrote Han being having all the best lines that I like and that listed all that he is. I might write one on another computer too. Anyway, more things to add is that Harrison Ford did a phenomenal job with the role as Han Solo. What he did in every movie is just so cool to me. For example, during the battle of Endor in the Return of the Jedi, him tricking the storm troopers and the way he fought the imperials was so sick and cool. I just love him as a character!

Speaking of Harrison acting as solo, I've heard that the actors who originally auditioned to play Han solo were James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russel, Al Pacino, Nick Nolte, Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson, and even Christopher Walken along with 1000 other actors.

Han Solo is the best Star Wars character! HE's such a bad ass and always gets the girl. He also flies one of the fastest ships in the galaxy. The Millenium Falcon!

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5 Yoda Yoda Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars space opera franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.

Though some people here are wrong, Yoda was not the first Jedi... He is most certainly the most bad ass. As touching as his death scene was... I like to think the reason he kept coming back to say more things to Luke the way he did, was a bit of a joke on his part. As shown in "Empire" he was pretty much the only Jedi who liked to mess with people in a joking manner.

Yoda is the oldest person to be in Star Wars and I love they way he talks: "The lightsaber crystals. Know of their power only Count Dooku would." He is in so many movies including Episodes 1,2,3,4,5 and six, (I hate the part when he dies) The Clone Wars, and Lego Star Wars. He even has a DVD all about himself: The Yoda Chronicles from Lego Star Wars. Vader should lose number 1 and Yoda should have it!

Yoda is so the best! He was the first an most powerful Jedi ever. He could win a lightsaber battle to anyone because the only reason he died is because of old age. No matter how many people talk me in to not liking him he is always going to be the best!

#1, all day every day. Only other to match his lightsaber ability was Mindu.

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6 R2-D2 R2-D2 R2-D2 or Artoo-Detoo is a fictional robot character in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas, who appears in the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and the sequel trilogy.

Swears so much that every line is bleeped out

Okay let me get started...he saved PADME in 2 (Attack Of The Clones) and if he didn't luke and leia wouldn't have been born and darth vader would have never turned good. Think about what would have happened if Luke and Leia weren't in it?

His beeps are hilarious. It's too bad there's no number 1A stuff. Then R2-D2 and Luke Skywalker would be tied for number 1.

He is so cute and is NUMBER ONE in my opinion.

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7 Chewbacca Chewbacca Chewbacca, nicknamed "Chewie", is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is a Wookiee, a tall, hirsute biped and intelligent species from the planet Kashyyyk.

I've heard that Chewbacca was based off of George Lucas's dog, Indiana, which was also the inspiration for the name Indiana Jones. also, chewbacca's voice is a mix of bears, lions, walruses, and badgers.

Should be in the top ten. One of my favorites

I love Chewbacca! He is so awesome and cute. And I am going to be him for Halloween this year!

The part where he shoots Kylo Ren was awesome to see. You kill Han Solo, you're messing with Chewie!

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8 Boba Fett Boba Fett Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars series. In The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt.

With 4 lines of dialogue and a badass looking suit of armor, he is one of the best looking and most well scripted villain in Star Wars. He was the reason that Han Solo was captured! One of the biggest plot points in the movies! Everybody praises Jango Fett yet he was a remake of Boba (since the prequels came after the originals). Also Jango never really DID anything besides fight. He killed some lame secondary characters and stuff, and Boba would've done that too given that there were more than just one Jedi. Jango couldn't even take down a young Obi-Wan... Boba stood up to Vader and made such a good reputation for himself. His death scene was bull though...

He is just a great character his emotional quality is big because he grew up without a father and wants to take revenge for his fathers death. He is mysterious and doesn't speak much but his body language is great and you can just see his hate

Boba fett is one of the most iconic Star Wars characters of all time. While people say he "doesn't do anything" or, "people only like him because he looks cool", boba fett has an emotional background. Watching his father die at the hands of a Jedi, it's really sad. And about that "doesn't do anything", he was the only one out of an elite group of bounty hunters to track down Han Solo

Those of us who grew up with more than just the movies know why he's the best. The books and the comics that give Boba the spotlight are consistently fantastic. Such a shame that the movies gave him an underwhelming death and a sub-par backstory. - Ant-Fan

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9 Darth Maul Darth Maul Darth Maul is a fictional character in the science fiction franchise Star Wars. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber.

I personally think he greatly deserved this spot. He's acrobatic, an assassin, uses that bad*** double-bladed lightsaber, and can use the force! It's everything a great sith needs in one single package and more.

He was trained by Darth Sidous, who just so happens to train Darth Vader after Darth Maul's death, and killed Qui-Going Jinn, who just so happens to have the apprentice of Obi-Wan Kenobi, who also trains Anakin/Darth Vader! I wish that he came back with cybernetic legs like in the animated series, even though I personally think the animated series is ridiculous and sort of kills a part of Star Wars for me, but besides that, he is still awesome!

He is the best star wars character he is evil sinister and is over powered with his jumping skills and his fighting style he could kick any ones butt and he has spikes on his head if he wanted to he could stab them in someone but he didn't and he has a double sided lightsaber does any one else have one in the actual movie and I want him to come back in the 7th movie

He is the most boss character Star Wars ever made and he could kill Darth Vader the only person who could defeat him is Master Yoda and he would still injure Yoda and it doesn't matter that Obi Wan beat him that was one time and since then Darth Maul has come back to life like 3 times, and what has Obi wan done in that time? He has grown weaker and trained a padawan which became a sith lord so he failed at training anakin next he got lucky with another skywalker, but you never know luke might turn evil which would show how much of a failure Obi Wan is!

The guy never dies. He's been cut in half, shocked with lightning by sidious, who is the most powerful sith ever (no it's not revan guys), seen his mother die, crash land on malachor v and thrown off a temple. The only way to kill him is a fatal death blow, and they never come up with him. Loved him as a kid and still love him today. My favorite. Not the best, but my favorite

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10 Princess Leia Organa Princess Leia Organa Princess Leia Organa, later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.

Luke: "The Force is strong in my family. My father has it... I have it... My sister, has it. Yes, Leia...It's you." How could this not be one of the most memorable scenes in Star Wars? What princess here has their own ship, (SPACE ship.) doesn't run away from the danger, is called a general, whose brother is one of the most good looking and most known in the whole universe, has the greatest hair, actually knows what a weapon looks like, has had the courage to fly into a "cave" that turned out to be a huge monster, killed an evil ugly looking warm (AKA: Jabba) is brave enough to confront Vader and not tell him important information and know she could be killed if not, AND still looks awesome while doing it!

Princess Leia is my favorite Star Wars character, yes I'm a girl. She's a good influence on girls, because she's both girly and brave, and shows that you can be both girly and brave at the same time. She's also funny and sarcastic, she's definitely different than your average princess. She's a leader, a lover, a friend so many, and very caring. No female character in Star Wars will ever take the place of Princess Leia. She's officially a Disney Princess now, too.

She is absolutely the best Star Wars character, and should be treated as such on this list. No female character COULD ever take the place on Princess Leia. - Cry_For_Carrie_Fisher

No females in the top ten, huh? I think the daughter of the Jedi deserves to be at least #10 - shouldn't Vader and Anakin be the same?

Someone asked me who my favorite Walt Disney Princess was. I answered Princess Leia because technically she's a Disney Princess now. - Cry_For_Carrie_Fisher

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The Newcomers

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He's orange color just makes him look so cool. - darthvadern

The Contenders

11 Anakin Skywalker Anakin Skywalker

Hayden's portrayal of Anakin may not have been the best acting wise, but Anakin is by far the most three-dimensional character in the Star Wars saga (it's also confusing to me as to why Anakin and Darth Vader are separate people on this page...they are the same person; When Vader fulfills the prophecy and kills Darth Sidious to help his son, Anakin Skywalker arises once again). Anakin did everything for love. He lost his mother in possibly the most horrific way possible--he watched the light leave her eyes while she was in his arms. The guilt he felt for not being able to save her is what triggered the immense fear of loss that would eventually lead him to the Dark Side. In my opinion, Anakin was a character that was very easily manipulated but he had a good heart, and had good intentions. Good intentions do not excuse what he did, like killing the younger Jedi in the temple or choking his wife, but he is a very flawed person. And I guess that makes him very human, regardless of the ...more

I now know where Luke gets his good looks. But, that's beyond the point. Fact is, Luke and Anakin are alike in so many ways. They have so much in common. They both think highly of themselves and have confidence. They're pride may be one of the many reasons that they are subdued to the dark side (speciffically the fact that they under estimate the power of the Emperor.) Why do you think Luke wanted to be a pilot all his life? Same thing with Rey. Obviously they both have mechanical hands. Plus, Luke is always really pushy. Anakin always got angry with people. Just like Luke. They're both very very impatient. But, then again, how would you feel if you lost everyone who cared about you? For instance: Luke lost Obi-Wan, his aunt and uncle who raised him, and his father. While Anakin lost: His mother, his wife, his children, AND his trust from the jedi council. How could you possibly not know that they're related? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Despite the fact that Hayden wasn't that great (don't get me wrong he was good) as Anakin but I feel that Anakin is an extremely deep and quite possibly the most tragic character yet in the entire saga based from the events that occurred and affected him emotionally and tainted him to join to the dark side instead of fight it. From accidentally killing his wife Padme from his anger, to becoming the dark lord of the sith we all know who is actually Darth Vader, to even killing Obi Wan Kenobi. The greatest moment is especially when he manages to redeem himself by helping his son Luke from getting killed from Palpatine.

I don't see the problem with the majority of Hayden's acting, admittedly at times he can be a little cringy, but never the less I think that just adds to the twisted mind of Anakin Skywalker. Can't think of an actor I would rather of had portray Anakin than Hayden.

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12 Emperor Palpatine Emperor Palpatine

If you thought Darth Vader was the real villain in the original trilogy, you were sure wrong. This Emperor is pretty much stronger and more evil than all star wars combined, in fact, he's pretty much the lord of all evil, and the most evil villain that was ever thought of by any franchise, making those like Thanos and Darkseid, look like heroes. If it weren't for him, Darth Vader wouldn't exist. This is how bad he is.

He had a plan all along, even since the beginning, he was strategically playing out his plan, making the right moves and carefully calculating his decisions. He is very clever and made the right calls at every turn and eventually got everything he wanted. He was patient and knew that one day, he would be rewarded for his patience. And he was right, it all paid off, up until the Second Death Star when he misjudged Luke and Vader.

I personally believe Vader is the best character in the franchise. But I vote palpatine because he's a better sith. He, in a few words, IS THE DARK SIDE! He was one of the most powerful force adepts in galactic history, more than Yoda or Vader. He may be ugly, but would you care if you ruled a galaxy far, far away? Thank you Ian McDiarmid for the best sith ever.

The emperor can destroy anybody on this list including Mace Windu. He only lost because he wanted to turn Anakin to the Dark side, he could've killed Mace many times in that fight. He is cooler than Darth Vader!?!

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13 C-3PO C-3PO

I can't say he is my favorite, but this guy seriously needs more attention. Vader (after Anakin turned to the dark side) never notices him. Neither does any other villain. On the light side, when they give him attention, they do for five seconds max (unless you count R2-D2). For all his intelligence, he needs to be way higher - MusicMovieMinecraftMe

C-3PO is hilarious and magnificent!

In the new force awakens movie he has a red arm because he lost his old arm.

Wait anikan turned to the dark side? :o you could have given a spoiler warning

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14 Mace Windu Mace Windu Mace Windu is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films.

This guy beat Darth Sidious. If it weren't for Anakin he'd have saved the republic.

Ok he is the only Jedi brave enough to have a purple light saber. He is such an awesome character he beat Darth Sidious and Jango Fett... So that has to count for something. And I personally don't think he died. It's gonna take more than a missing hand to take him down. And as for being force pushed out the window he could have just grabbed onto someone's ship like Anakin Skywalker did.

He beat the dark lord of the SITH. If it weren't for sky walker he would have saved the Galaxy. I think he should have been higher on this list

He is played by one of the most famous actors ever!

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15 General Grievous General Grievous

He wields 4 light sabers
Bitch please

He looked like a badass in his one movie appearance, but his character was done a disservice in Revenge of the Sith. In his real introduction to the Star Wars universe, the 2003 animated Clone Wars, he was more of a juggernaut than Darth Vader, taking on six jedi at once with ease and single handedly kidnapping Palpatine from Coruscant. And his backstory is downright tragic, making him far more than the shallow and stereotypical villain he appears to be. I don't hesitate to say he's my favorite character in Star Wars.

General grievous is an exellent in star wars and he did not have enough screen time personally I would have introduced him on episode 2 plus it seems that obi wan's fight with greivous was unrealistic as why would obi wans lightsaber would slide down grievous's arm and slice off his arm. Therefore I think grievous should be higher

General Grievous is without doubt one of the most original and best Star Wars characters. He should be at least top 5 on this list. His backstory is well thought out and he is a badass.

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16 Darth Sidious Darth Sidious

But, if Darth Sidious wasn't on the dark side in the first place there is a great chance Anakin would have never turned bad and Darth Sidious would have never put lightning on Luke. Darth Vader would have been already good, not burned, (Padme still would have died) so Luke wouldn't have to go through pain to turn Darth Vader good again.

Darth sidious is the same thing as emperor palpatine!

Why are Sidious and Palpatine separate here. There the same person

The hideous Darth Sidious

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17 Qui-Gon Jinn Qui-Gon Jinn Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars saga, portrayed by Liam Neeson and is one of the main protagonists in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

I honestly do not think Episode I was awful. I thought it was quite good in fact. And the best thing about it was Qui-Gon Jinn. He may be my favourite character. - BKAllmighty

Awesome character. He is in the best star wars movie along with jar jar binks. Qui-Gon is one of those characters where you could take him out of the movie and in the later movies darkness would win. He even discovered the chosen one. He kind of plays by his own rules. Without him Luke never would've been trained to be a jedi because with out GUI-Gon Obi-Wan would've never been trained and if Obi-Wan was never traine then Luke never would've been trained. Qui-Gon Jinn should be number one.

He was just oblivious that Anakin would turn evil because he was a Jedi almost soley connected to the living force, or what is happening at present, while obi wan's strong point was in the universal, as in visions. Perhaps that's why Anakin had those visions, he was taught to listen to the universal force because he had no influence from the crèche prior of either of the forces. Maybe if Qui Gon had been the one to train him he would have not turned to the dark side. But maybe that's just me.

Qui-Gon was Obi-Wan before Obi-Wan became who he is! He is Obi-Wan's inspiration. - Daviddv0601

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18 Revan Revan

Revan was the only force user to have equal mastery over both light and dark sides of the force. The rule of two is based on Darth Bane's interpretation of his teachings. He never actually became a jedi master, yet tore through the Star Forge's defenses like nothing (technically as a padawan - this is why the jedi are morons), while other jedi could barely hold their ground against them.

He should replaced anakin on the list. His actor almost destroyed his character and the prequel trilogy. Revan is my pick, however, being in only in the books and games, I can understand why he isn't higher. If he were in a live action movie or T.V. series, And if the series reflects the great star wars story revan has always had, he'd end up being in the top 7 characters. Read all coments for reasons why...

Fantastically diverse and powerful. One of the only star wars characters to experience fully both the light and dark sides. - simulacra

My favorite Star Wars character. Awesome both as a Jedi and a Sith.

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19 Jango Fett Jango Fett

Um lol everyone thinks he's so " cool " he's not this is why he didn't even try to defeat the Jedi as hard as he could and that's just weird so I would vote on boba vet to be the best bounty hunter not jango fett " just saying he sucks to hell "

Without him there would be know Clone Troopers. No Clone Troopers = No Order 66 = The Dark Side doesn't reign supreme. The Empire would be nothing without him.

I could vote for him or boba, ones a clone of the other

I think he is so cool he's the best character I also think that JANGO FETT is 1000 times better than his clone son Boba Fett. Jango's armor is the coolest armor I'v evrer seen he should be ranked number 3 or 4. Go! jango fett you rock

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20 Rey Rey Rey is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by British actress Daisy Ridley. First appearing as the central character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is a scavenger who was left behind on the planet Jakku when she was a child, and later becomes involved with the Resistance's ...read more.

Rey is incredible. She is cool. Compliment to Daisy Ridley for the incredible acting by the way. Her story fascinated me. As a child she was left on Jakku, and got herself through until the age of 19 at which she leaves with Finn and the Millennium Falcon. She is a great pilot, even though no one taught her. She constantly keeps proving that she can be better than somebody, especially the guys. She leaves without her parents ever returning, and starts fighting alongside the Resistance. Also she had some other personal lows, like when Finn tried to leave, and I think she does like him, either as a friend, or maybe as something else, I don't know. Later she is kidnapped by Ren and gets out by herself, minutes later she watches Han Solo die and is devastated. Then Finn falls into a coma, she has to fight Ren, and get away. Later she has to leave Finn again, and considering that she whispers "We'll see each other again. I feel it. Thank you, my friend." as she kisses him on the ...more

Yes! She was one of the best parts of episode 7. - Yoshilord

I hope the girl that plays Rey (Daisy Ridley) gets an academy awards for her acting in The Force Awakens. She is a hero to girls all around the world and deserves to be rewarded for that.

Does anyone else think she's Palpatine's granddaughter - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

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