Best Characters In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This list compiles the best characters featured in J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated 2015 space opera film, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Episode VII).
The Top Ten
Kylo Ren Kyle Ren is a fictional Sith lord, who is strong with the Force. Kylo Ren commands the First Order with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. His debut was in 2015's Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Ren's real identity is Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. He was trained ...read more.

One of the biggest surprises of this movie. I was afraid that he was going to be a typical badass villain with a menacing, lightsaber, look and voice without much background about him. Oh boy, was I wrong. Kylo Ren may be a badass but he's also a very emotional, intriguing, intimidating and compelling villain. A villain who feels conflicted, who has the desire to go back to the light side but doesn't have the courage to, kills his father Han Solo which added more to the emotional drama between Han and Leia, and also idolizing his grandfather Darth Vader (or shall I say Anakin Skywalker). That's how you make a great villain. He has the makings of being a true competitor to Darth Vader.

When people call him a wimp, think about it for a second. What conflict this poor guy is suffering through, and everything in between. He's practically being torn apart, as he said in the movie himself. To me, he is no wimp, but a fighter, because he's been through a lot, guys, and even though he killed his own father, he has his reasons.

Ren is certainly not as intimidating as previous villains of Star Wars in this film, but I'll say this: he certainly was improved upon in The Last Jedi.

Also is just me or does he look a lot more like a younger, sci-fi equivalent of Severus Snape?

I was constantly afraid that he'll become a hysterical ass. But he was very reasonable, charismatic and emotional character. He wasn't bad for the sake of being bad (like Hitler-esque Hux or medichlorian-absolution Snoke). He is motivated, yet confused between the sides and he is very intimidating and tactical.

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.

Han Solo only appeared in the first of the three movies and his scenes we're still better than all of the other characters' scenes. His death gave us the shock and violence that we got use to seeing in Star Wars and it was an iconic moment.

Still the best. But out of the new characters I would say Rey even though she's overpowered and kind of broke the Force in my opinion

Han Solo has personally always annoyed me a bit, but he's kinda cool

One of the saddest scenes in movie history

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 a revolutionary character as she is the 1st female lead in a movie that normally has only one female in the entire trilogy, but she's so much more. I love her, and I don't care 5hat other people on this site think rte hat she is a Mary Sue.

Quite an interesting character. it's pretty fair to say that Daisy Ridley has a very bright future ahead of her because she had some of the best acting I've ever seen in Star Wars. I know I may be overrate, but that's just me.

My guess is, she'll be some kind of a main focus in the new trilogy. And that is certainly good, together with Kylo Ren, she is probably the most interesting and intriguing new character.

Finn is higher...HOW?! She has the force Finn just... did nothing. She actullay met Luke and definitely best NEW character! I still like Leia better but... COME ON!

Finn FN-2187 (Finn) is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He first appeared in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens in which he is a stormtrooper for the First Order who flees and turns against it after being shocked by their cruelty in his first combat mission. He is portrayed by English ...read more.

Out of everyone in The Force Awakens, I think Finn is my favorite character. We have always seen stormtroopers as goons who shot bad, Finn showed that not every stormtrooper wants to be one. John Boyega did a fantastic job playing this character and I can't wait to see him in Episode 8.

Rey unfortunately in my opinion is a Mary sue, kylo ren unfortunately is a Vader wannabe, but Finn? He is 100% unique! Everything about him is so different from everyone else plus he is really funny! Well, Rey and him are both funny.

He's the only good character in the movie along with Maz Kanata.

Awesome

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. Chewbacca is the co-pilot of the Millenuim Falcon, and is best friends with Han Solo.

He shot kylo in the gut the went on a rampage which was my favorite moment aside from the lightsaber duel at the end.

Give the Wookie your vote since no one will give him a medal or a hug!

Chewy was a savage in this movie

I expected him to be MORE savage after what happened >:(

Poe Dameron Poe Dameron is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is portrayed by Oscar Isaac.

The new pilot

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.

Leia is my favorite character in Star wars

Han / Leia make a good match

BB-8 BB-8 or Beebee-Ate is a droid character in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Better than R2-D2 if possible

my namesake is exactly like me. fiery, cheeky and soo cute

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.
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.
The Contenders
Captain Phasma Captain Phasma is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by Gwendoline Christie. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Phasma is the commander of the First Order's force of stormtroopers.

Amazing character if you read the Phasma book. Phasma’s iconic never before seen armour made me really interested in phasma. I like the idea of Phasma being a female villain as you don’t really see that in Star Wars, I was disappointed to see Phasma’s screen time in the Force Awakens, but I’m glad that at least added her to the movie.

She/he is really good and cool

C-3PO
Maz Kanata Maz Kanata is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she is a CGI character voiced and performed through motion capture by Lupita Nyong'o.

She's an orange and weaker version of Yoda, mixed with E.T. in looks, and she brought Rey towards a nightmare tunnel, yet you guys should feel bad for her after her castle got destroyed by the First Order.

Funniest character in the movie!

She's so funny I love her she reminds me of one of those wise old ladies that is always willing to crack a joke in between

Supreme Leader Snoke Supreme Leader Snoke is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is a CGI character voiced and performed by Andy Serkis.

A character who resembles a cross between Voldemort from Harry Potter and Gollum from Middle Earth, yet his true identity is not known, he could be any character from the past movies, spin-offs and games, and he;s the "Supreme Leader" of the First Order.

So much mystery surrounds Snoke.

General Hux General Armitage Hux is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. First introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is portrayed by Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson.

Oddly fascinating

Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.
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.
FN-2199 (TR-8R)

TRAITOR!

It became a meme.

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Phasma

I didn't really like her here, but mi production is that she will have a great role in the sequels

Possibly the most underused character. She could have been a badass with no face. But she appeared, was a cool kind of bitch, and then disappeared. What a shame.

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