Top Ten Star Wars Characters

The Top Ten

1 Darth Vader Darth Vader is a Star Wars character and the main antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy under his original name Anakin Skywalker. He had been trained as a Jedi but defected to the Sith lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine. ...read more.

The absolute best character ever put in a movie.

Coolest costume: check

Best origin story: check

Redeemed himself: check

I would like to point out for all you people who think the light side is stronger than the dark side, that Luke Skywalker would be dead and the resistance would have been destroyed if Darth Vader hadn’t Saved Luke’s life from palpatine. He could have let luke die and the empire would have won but there was still good in his heart and he sacrificed his life for his son.

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

Anakin was a much cooler and developed character than Darth Vader. Anakin was all over the place, was he good was he bad, was he bad for the reason of good. There was so much character development. Then, he became Darth Vader. Darth Vader couldn't move as fast, and he was basically a robot until return o the jedi.

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!

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

Kenobi. He's just... Kenobi. He seems to be the character who ties everything together for me, from the peak days of the Republic to the end of the Republic and rise of the Empire. He seems to have gone through the most, lost his master, his apprentice and best friend, his lover, the people who treated him like family, and never strayed away from his belief in the Jedi.

And yes, Alec Guiness did his part well but wasn't invested in the character. Ewan McGregor seemed to relish playing in the role and he just is Kenobi to me.

Ok guys, did u know that ewan McGregor is the real life uncle to the actor of wedge antilles?! I got that from a star wars quiz which I scored 98% on. It was only 3% can pass. I got fin the top 0.5% of all quiz takers. I'm such a massive star wars fan(and a girl) and obi wan is like amazing. Plus isn't his home planet-stew jon, such a cool name for a planet?!

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 Kenobi: never quite the hero of his own story but always a quiet counterpoint and stabilizing influence of another's, he is one of the most subtly nuanced, genuinely good, and ultimately tragic characters in the Star Wars series. He does his duty, he tries his hardest, he is celebrated and remembered for his serenity and wisdom, though when necessary he can be cunning and even ruthless. The prequels also show us that Obi-Wan too can fall victim to the same human weaknesses which cost Anakin Skywalker dearly. Love blinds him to Anakin's fall; attachment prevents him from killing Vader on Mustafar. The difference between the two of them is that Obi-Wan's inner strength allows him to carry on and keep hope for the future, even when faced with the loss of everything he's ever known and almost everyone he's ever cared for. That is what makes him a great man and a fascinating character.

3 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.

Luke Skywalker is a legendary character, he has a very interesting ark from a boy who has nothing and is not popular with the ways of the force, until he becomes literally the most powerful Jedi of any Star Wars universe ever. He literally has very limited training (In comparison to rey which has absolutely no training which makes no sense), and still manages to come up to become the most powerful Jedi ever. He is the Peter Parker (Spiderman) of the star wars universe.

I don’t think he is whiny at all! He found out his dad was the person he was trying t9 infiltrate, and that’s a big deal! He’s a great Jedi and very loyal. Vote Luke, he is fantastic...and he is better than Anakin! Anakin may be powerful, but Luke is mentally strong. It took a lot of willpower to resist the Sith fo that long...he’s just great all around. He and Leia are fantastic.

Luke Skywalker is the template that all heroes want to follow I feel. He starts out being basically a nobody from nowhere (gotta love those underdog stories, am I right?!), who finds he actually has a great power that few possess. We see him grow so much from episode IV to episode VI, from a whiny kid just wanting to get out in the galaxy and be a pilot, to a hero, a commander, a loyal friend, an expert combatant, a Jedi and I pilot, just like he originally wanted. He grows so much and he even tells Yoda so. Things aren’t easy for Luke, he gets clobbered by Tusken Raiders and Darth Vader, gets captured by a Wampa, gets shot down on Hoth, and tries over and over with the training Yoda has for him. He also never knew his parents, lost his aunt and uncle, lost BOTH his mentors, and eventually lost his father to death as well. Yet despite everything he goes through, Luke plugs along and keeps going. He doesn’t make life about himself, but about others, determined to be the best he can ...more

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?

4 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.

Harrison Ford truly excelled in this role beachside it was written for him! He told George Lucas he didn’t want to be some overpowered character with some super powers or anything, but just a regular ordinary guy, and that’s what George did. A lot of Han’s lines were improvised, making his character all the more fun and believable. His temper, his rogueish ways, and his sarcastic humor make him such a memorable character, one that is a favorite among all Star Wars fans!

How THE HELL IS HARRISON FORD NOT NO. 1! HE IS THE BEST! HARRISON FORD IS A LEGEND! Darth Vader just stands their looking menacing, with no real good acting. Luke is ok, but he is whiny and annoying a lot. Obi-wan Kenobi is great But Han Solo should be the best! Here is my ranking:
1. Han Solo
2. Obi-Wan Kenobi
3. Yoda
4. Chewbacca
5. Boba Fett
6. C-3PO and R2-D2
7.Emperor Palpatine
8. Finn
9. Poe Dameron
10. Luke Skywalker

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!

In my opinion, Han solo is just overrated. I don't know why people like him so much. I hate him. Reasons why I hate him:

One: he's inappropriate.

Two: he's not funny. People say he is funny but not at all.

Three: he is sometimes a mean spirited character. He is sometimes a bully to the other characters.

Four: everything else about him sucks. Everything.

5 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.

Yoda is one of the few fictional characters I can look up to as inspirational. While he may be a great warrior, his best quality is his sage-like wisdom. This can be seen through numerous quotes, which can be applicable in real life, such as:

- "Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is."
- "Do, or do not. There is no try."
- "The greatest teacher, failure is."
- "Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."
- "Truly wonderful the mind of a child is."

Yoda views the other Jedi as his family, and this is why he feels responsible for being unable to detect and stop Darth Sidious. However, he ultimately accepts that it is up to someone else to stop Sidious and that he has a duty to train them and pass down his wisdom.

Yoda is one of the wisest Jedi to ever live, training multiple Jedi knights over the years and giving them guidance even when they are no longer his students. The first time we ever saw Yoda, he was the lovable muppet that we all grew to recognize. In the prequel trilogy, he was much more prominent and got the chance to shine in more ways than one! The reason Yoda is a good character is because he too is a flawed character. He warns Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon about training Anakin, but still allows them too, even though he fears what the training will bring about. He also doesn’t sense Darth Sideus, despite being right next to him, meaning he was probably becoming complacent in the force. Now don’t get me wrong, Yoda is awesome, but allowing himself to grow complacent and being wary make him flawed and therefore, more realistic, which is what makes him even better.

Wise master Yoda is. Haha! This guy is my favorite he is mega powerful and always has any answer. I was sad when he died in the fifth movie, but he was in all three of the prequels. Yesss! Vote for Yoda.

True source of wisdom and the nature of the Force that never fails to inspire me. Yoda (as well as Vader) are probably the reasons why ESB is widely considered to be the best Star Wars film.

6 Darth Sidious Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and publicly as Senator Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and later Emperor Palpatine) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.

The Emperor is the best because he restored the Sith to their former glory that they had lost millenia ago. The execution of order 66 signaled the death of the Jedi Order and the rise of a grand new Sith Empire! The Sith were destined to fall apart into nothingness... but Palpatine rewrote history, rose from the ashes and built a kingdom. He did a lot of bad things though, I will admit, however and he shouldn't have listened to Tarkin about using fear to rule the people. Fear always works... until the rebellion rises...

He is the most powerful force user to ever live (would beat Snoke), I love his evil cackle. The Best Lightsaber combatant. He is very manipulative. Even Yoda couldn't defeat him in a duel, and he managed to toy with one of the most powerful jedi ever, Master Mace Windu. Known for taking out 3 jedi within 5 seconds. Has at least 8 nearly identical lightsabers, (crimson).He managed to transfer his essence into clone bodies after his 'death' by a redeemed Anakin. Has the most powerful force lightning ever that could burn you into ash, he was so powerful with this he could use weak lightning as a teaser and gradually work up to his full power lightning (like he did with Luke in ROTJ).

Mastermind behind each Galactic conflict in the series so far. Sheev basically serves as the embodiment of the Dark Side of the Force and is a truly frightening character. I also love how hammy he is, he just loves being evil.

Yeah, but the Actions Sidious/Palpatine did were different from each other

Take Palpatine, he was kind and Gentle, but he manipulated people to gain power and become Supreme Chancellor. Heck even Jar-Jar was Technically the one to help him rise to Power.

On the other Hand, Sidious was addicted to the Dark Side (like a Drug Addiction) he had 3 Sith Apprentices who ended up die-ing by the Time he died and he created the Galactic Empire from the Republic. He also built the Death-Star (with Krennic/Galens help) and he even killed a bunch of People (The people of Alderaan, Jedha/Scarif, Padme, Soldiers from the Rebellion, heck even Darth-Vader even though Vader sacrificed himself.

So even though they are the Same person, the actions they do are very different!

7 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.

He’s my favorite. He is cute and very helpful. There is no reason t9 underrate him he is just perfect. Always quick to help. Plus, he’s been around to see everything.

LOVE DA DUDE! But the sequels totally disrespect him. Also, want proof that he's the most iconic Star Wars character? Walk up to one of of your friends who doesn't know anything about Star Wars and say, "Name all the Star Wars characters you know." Chances are, R2-D2 and Darth Vader will be at the top of their list.

Since he's a droid people don't really look at how amazing he really is. He saved Padme in attack of there clones and if she died Luke and Leia wouldn't have been born, Anakin probably would've tuned bad sooner because he was mad his mom and the girl he likes died, and Obi-Wan was captured and Anakin and Padme wouldn't have been there. He also saved Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewy! They would have been smashed without him. R2 is awesome and smart!

Easily one of the most iconic of the SW characters; appears in all 6 films; most instrumental character in the repeated success of the Rebel cause; one of the most marketed characters of all time(think clothing, toys, accessories, hats, etc.); and does it all without every saying a word, yet still managed to capture our hearts with his classic beeps. Done and Done!

8 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.

So here's my logic. Empire is, without a doubt, the best Star Wars movie. And this film ends with Han turned into a Hansicle and Luke sands his hand. Leia saved their butts. She led R2, Chewie, a dismantled Threepio and Lando out of Cloud City. She even went back for Luke. When everything was falling apart for our heroes, she was the one who kept pushing forward, like the true leader she is.

Disappointed that the sole female character is so low down on that list. She's the best character because of how strong brave and courageous she is. She's a strong princess that's for sure. Definitely deserves to be higher than darth maul at least ugh this kills me.

9 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. Darth Maul first appeared in Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, and has also appeared in The ...read more.

I have to admit he is overrated. But. He’s still a really cool character. And yes, I know, his only purpose was to kill Qui-Gon. I also think it’s stupid that they decided to put him in Clone Wars, because Obi-Wan ended up killing him anyway! The reason they brought him back in Clone Wars was because the public wanted to see more of him, but again, completely useless. What I would of liked to see is him escaping in episode 1 and then finally in episode 2 he could of replaced Dooku and then finally in episode 3 he could of replaced Grievous. Then Obi-Wan finally would of killed him in the scene were he kills Grievous, but instead of Grievous is Maul.

I personally think he greatly deserved this spot. He's acrobatic, an assassin, uses that badass 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 Sidious, who just so happens to train Darth Vader after Darth Maul's death, and killed Qui-Gon 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!

Such an overrated character. Yeah, he killed Qui Gon. Then Obi Wan supposedly killed him even though he came back in season 3 of the clone wars and killed Duchess Satine because he couldn't control his anger and wanted revenge. Now, who's the stronger man, the guys who rages and kills anyone in his way, or the guy who still has not turned even though his master, love interest, and other jedi friends have all been killed. Yeah, coo character design. Big whoop. In all reality, Darth Maul had no clear purpose except for how well received he was by fans. Really, the only reason he was there was to kill Qui Gon so that Obi Wan would have to take Anakin. Seriously overrated.

He's the man stop hating. First character to make a duel scene so incredible that it was a fan favorite part of that movie. N yes he had the saberstaff which awesome martial artist and actor ray park used perfectly to show how a 2vs 1 scene could be seen as realistic so it wasnt just 2 blades for no reason

10 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.

Chewbacca might not be a really powerful Jedi or anything but him being a Wookie is in my opinion really cool. I mean look at the guy, he is a giant hairy human with a blaster that looks like a crossbow so how could you not like him!

Chewie is my favorite, I’m new to Star Wars so I’m just going to say a few words.

In the movies, episode 4 Chewie is a bit intimidating, he hates being touched and is an angry boy a lot but in episode 5 he hugs Luke... not going to lie I squealed. Yeah he gets frustrated about fixing the millennium falcon but that’s only a minor incident. Chewie is a protective sweetie who loves his friends, he gets angry sometimes and that noise he makes is cute. I see myself as being a little like Chewie which is probably why he’s my favorite.

Nice place my dad was that he should be in force but he is a great character is in the corners revenge of the Sith a new Hope the Empire strikes back return of the Jedi the force awakens the last Jedi and the rise of Skywalker Chewbacca is your name is chewy and he’s his best and he is Han Solo’s best friend at first he tried to eat Hansel

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.

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11 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...

Boba Fett hardly did anything in the movies and he killed no one, unlike Jango Fett

He was great in Empire, the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter and a worthy right-hand man to Vader. Wish we got to see more of him in the films, Sarlacc should get indigestion and spit him out.

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This guy aimed worse than a stormtrooper & was a completely useless character. He died from a blind Han Solo & fell into a sarlacc pit. What an embarrassing death from a so called "legendary" bounty hunter. Jango, on the other hand, was a very important character in his movie. He even shot down JEDI MASTERS! What did his son shoot down? Nothing. He managed to escape from Obi-Wan as well. His death finally came about from the skilled Jedi master Mace Windu. Jango for the WIN!

12 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.

He has one of the COOLEST character in the whole series. While Vader will always be the original villain who turns right before the end, Ben Solo comes back and kills the knights of Ren, helps Rey destroy Palpatine, and then gives his life to her. Overall, one of the best characters in the series.

Kylo Ren should definitely outrank Maul, R2-D2, and the dead guy Han Solo. Kylo Ren added a much needed emotional weight to episode 7. Instead of having a one-dimensional villain like Darth Maul in the Phantom Menace; JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan created a unique character that people could connect with. A perfect analogy that expresses who Vader is in relation to Kylo Ren is who Superman is in relation of Spiderman. Superman can do anything he wants. He has all the powers, and can now survive death. Spiderman I believe is the peak of what a relatable character should be. He was basically a nerd who was a superhero. Darth Vader could do anything with the force in the original trilogy. Darth Vader could survive multiple things, and no one knew how to defeat him. Kylo Ren is also a relatable character. One could already see the past of Kylo Ren. One can already speculate how emotional and vulnerable Kylo Ren is. What is also very interesting about his character is that he is going ...more

I see him making this list after Episode 9 ending. I see a potential in him to outrank Darth Vader. I believe Disney won't spoil such an interesting character with flat, conventional solution and won't change him into one-dimensional villain. His indecision, unpredictability, blind faith, kind of fanaticism, unstable character, not fully controlled, but amazing powers, vulnerability, Darth Vader's complex... I can say without end. He gave more internal tear in 15 minutes of screen time, something Anakin didn't do in three movies. Let Kylo be Anakin as Star Wars deserves.

Spoilers: A villain that is cool and badass, but is also a very compelling character unlike Maul or Dooku. He is new, fresh and unique amongst the Sith Lords and other Star Wars villains in that he is the first to display real vulnerability and internal emotional conflict from the start. He is more of a rival to the main protagonists, because he is like the protagonists in that he is not flawless or also some unstoppable warrior. Couldn't be happier with the direction they're taking with this character and was easily my favourite in the Force Awakens.

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

Best duelist in all the movies. Could and would have killed Palpatine in he hadn't believed in Anakin. He could have bested Anakin, too. He's so BAWS he probably (as long as he knew they were coming) could have defeated Anakin and Palpatine at the same time. He put up a better fight than Yoda against Palpatine. He uses Vapaad. He, at the beginning, foresaw that Anakin was trouble. He distrusted Palpatine. He could one-on-one every Sitn in the movies and win. I could go on and on...

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.

Contrary to popular belief, he didn't outright beat sidious. Sidious feigned weakness to sway Anakin (he could sense him coming). However, windu developed his own form of form 7 lightsaber combat, vapaad. He utilised both the light and dark side of the force and in legends, destroyed a ton of super battle droids with his bare hands! Not much more badass than him. And Samuel L Jackson.

In my opinion, he is so much better than Yoda. First of all, Yoda is overrated, even Yoda fans know that. Second, Mace beat Sidious and he’s very skilled with a lightsaber.
And come on, purple lightsaber, need I say more.

14 General Grievous General Grievous is a fictional character and antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. He served as the Supreme Commander of the Confederacy of Independent Systems' Droid Armies during the Clone Wars.

Grievous is probably the most infamous Jedi killer in the galaxy, complete with a murderous cybernetic wheeze that established himself the Vader before Vader became Vader. He is the villainous cyborg of the Clone Wars and the architect of the war atrocities of the Separatist alliance, and altogether very underrated in my opinion. Each lightsaber he collects is a trophy; a testament to all the Jedi he has slain in battle.

He is an unstoppable beast in Clone Wars and expanded material. He's less intimidating in TCW and ROTS, but still an overall fun character with a strong presence. Also literally everything this hulking mechanical monstrosity says becomes a meme and I'm all here for it.

He was born on a war torn planet where he would fight the Huk slavers from an early age.

By the age of 22 he was considered a demi-god due to all of the huk he'd slain.

He met a woman, grew close to her and fought by her side for many years.

Then she died at the hands of those bugs.

Thus he adopted the name Grievous because he felt he was meant to mourn for her forever... and he was determined not to do so alone.

honestly his story is amazing and deep, he's somebody you can sympathize with, a villain who was made into what he was and didn't deserve to become the monster he did... but he did. A victim of the senate's apathy and corruption as well as a victim of the sith. He is the epitome of the issues of the pre-empire republic.

General Grievous shouldn't have died, he is my favorite SW character of all time for a lot of reasons. First, he didn't take crap from anyone, not even Dooku, and second, I have always liked droids in Star Wars, and because Grievous is mostly cybernetic he is the next best thing- only with a bonus of being so powerful that he brought fear of destruction upon the entire Jedi Order. IG-88, HK-47, they were great- but none of them could be quite as powerful as Grievous. Also, Grievous had an awesome character introduction that I can't stop watching- it had a suspenseful threat, ominous mechanical footsteps (this even made a Padawan completely panic), and a great duel when he is finally revealed. When I see Grievous pick up a Jedi's lightsaber or walk around with that cape flowing behind him, it always amuses me. He should have had a longer Star Wars life, but since he didn't, I advise a higher spot on the list.

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.

15 C-3PO

Best comic relief in the series. A perfect example of how to make a character annoying to the other characters while still adding to the viewing experience. Take notes, Jar Jar.

He is one of the only characters to stay alive to the sixth movie and he is probable appearing in the seventh one too.
He helps R2-D2 who is at number 8 in this list on 8 September 2015
He was made by Anakin Skywalker who is at number 9 on 8 September 2015.
He also in the Lego Star Wars Yoda Chronicals and helps the Padawans, however naughty they may be and however much trouble they get him into. So he's helpful.

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

Who doesn't love this droid? I mean, the guy can speak over 6,000,000 languages. Cut him some slack, Han! If it weren't for him, you wouldn't have known that you needed to replace the hyperdrive. Plus, why is he only number 14? Even R4-P17 is higher. How is even possible? I hardly know who that is, let alone anybody else!

16 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's character is phenomenally written. Depicted as the next Luke Skywalker while having an incredibly mysterious past is excellent screen writing. Rey is easily the most relate-able character in the whole series as a complete no body who posses the powers of the Force. That makes Star Wars so much more real and can make any kid dream of having the force. Also the claim that she is a Mary Sue is completely wrong. She is not perfect. One of the biggest flaws that any character has is in Rey always wanting to find the answer to her parents. There is plenty more I could write about Rey but she is one of my favorite characters in the whole series and I can not wait to see her in IX.

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 forehead, ...more

She is the single most amazing character in the whole saga. She is SO cool and a serious bad A. She is flippin amazing and should at least be in the top 5. How can any person say that she is terribly written? She is the dang main character! How is she supposed to not succeed? Sure She succeeds a lot, but even with her success she still has a very mysterious past and was literally left on a planet by herself, still managing to survive! She succeeds out of pure talent, smarts, and maybe a little bit of luck. She is literally the coolest person to ever! I mean have you seen the new Star Wars trailer? She flippin backups onto a plane. Tell me that's not amazing?! Overall I personally love Rey and give Daisy Ridley credit for her amazing acting skills and raw talent.

18th place! And Darth Vader is in 1st! Rey is my favorite because the new ones ruined Luke for me and I prefer heros to villains and in the end Rey has always been a hero. She is a natural but she clearly has things to learn, she is smart, kind brave, and beautiful. I love her so much and I wish that more than 1% would vote for her. She may not be as big of a pop culture icon as Vader and the others, but that's because she is new. Give it 30 years when the 45h trilogy is done, and Rey will be a legend. Don't judge a character by their popularity, judge by their quality on their own. Also, I would like to point out that Rey is a revolutionary character as she is the 1st female lead in a movie that normally has 1 female per movie.

17 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.

For years, (and I do mean years. Like, 10) Qui-Gon Jinn was my favorite Star Wars character EVER! He was smart, capable, talented, and had a fantastic understanding and link to the Force. He may never have been on the council, but I believe that was because he saw the flaws in it. He never allowed himself to become complacent, and I think that was why Darth Maul killed him, knowing he would be a threat if he were allowed to live. Liam Neeson was the perfect man for this role, and he performed so well! Qui-Gon is still one of my favorites, and always will be!

He discovered anakin is the chosen one. If he didn't die. Things would have changed drastically. Dooku wouldn't have turned to the darkside. Anakin would be qui gons padawan. This could lead to order 66 never happening, because the clones would be discovered sooner. Palpatine being revealed sooner. Anakin asking him for advice to save padme, as qui gon would allow the marriage. Qui-gons way of thinking was what would have saved the universe.

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.

18 Jango Fett Jango Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas. He made his debut in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, where he was portrayed by actor Temuera Morrison.

It's me again I just wanted to say that I bought this star wars galactic battle game figure online and it came with a card and it said that his force ability was 7 his battle skills is 16 then it said plus 4 which came to 20 which is as high as you can get. his intelligence is 12, his mechanical skills is 12, his leader ship is 8 then had a plus 4 which came to 12 and his luck 10. all together he is 73 out of 100. for boba fett his force ability is 8 then a plus 2 which makes it 10 his battle skill are 13. his intelligence is 12, his mechanical skills are 13 plus 1 which makes it 14, his leadership is 4 and his luck is 5. so all together it is 68 out of 100. so in the end we find out that jango is better then boba so jango should swap place with boba on the lead-aboard. but this does not mean that boba isn't awesome at all, they are still both awesome it's just that jango is a little bit cooler and should not be put so far down on the lead-aboard compared to boba fett his son thanks ...more

I am the one how wrote that I did not have an account then. I got an account just after I wrote it.

Boba Fett is like the Deadpool of Star Wars. But Jango...is...lame. I don't care if Boba is a clone of Jango, that didn't need to happen if Boba was just his son instead of a clone.

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

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

19 Lando Calrissian Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and will be played by Donald Glover in the upcoming standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie.

This guy needs more attention. He was a pretty important character in the Original Trilogy, but he's always in the shadow of other characters like Vader, Luke, Han, and Leia. I think it's because he's not in ANH.

I love this dude. We needed that shady, smooth gangster that is also a really true friend.

''Why you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler. You've got a lot of guts coming here, after what you pulled.''

Hello, what have we have? You cannot be serious about having Lando out of the top 10, come on?! He and Nien Nunb blew up the Death Star...

20 Padme Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in the prequel trilogy portrayed by actress Natalie Portman.

I didn’t like her much, please do not judge. Yes, yes, I know if she didn’t meet Anakin Luke and Leia would not exist...but it was fear for her that Anakin turned evil. And she played with his feelings. For a minute she acted like they loved each other, and she rejected him. Then they married...and yeah. Ok.

Padme is superior to Leia in my opinion and one of my favorite characters in Star Wars. For one she is far more beautiful than Leia could ever be and is the best looking female character to ever exist. She is tougher than Leia too as she has the durability advantage such as she fell on her back from 300 feet and was only knocked out for a minute and is taller and stronger. She was so physically and mentally powerful that she survived battles that even Jedi knight and masters died in. Overall she should be in the top 5.

Very strong, independent, and intelligent woman being a Queen just at 14 years old. She also has fallen off of ships and while she was stunned it appeared to not even damage her but it killed the clone trooper with armor on which proves how durable her body is. She was also choked by her husband which did not kill her as she was medically healthy. She was also heavily pregnant so that's the reason she fell unconscious. It's also fair to note that Jedi/Sith aren't powerful against superheroes, etc. as Darth Vader has taken minutes to strangle imperial officers and couldn't kill Motti in a New Hope. This shows that Vader's choke is no trouble for Padme especially if it was Ep.2 Padme. Padme is also extremely fast being an peak human to the point where she is as fast as Anakin who augments his speed to superhuman levels. She is also extremely intelligent and has an IQ possibly well over 200. She can outthink any opponent. She is great with an blaster never missing. Since force users ...more

She was extremely tough, smart and an extremely beautiful and attractive woman. She survived battles Jedi could not have and survived blows capable of killing the average person. She was also played by Natalie Portman which obviously means she had the beauty of an angel. However I do think Carrie Fisher was more attractive in her prime than Natalie Portman due to her curvy body but it's an close one

21 Ahsoka Tano Ahsoka Tano is a character in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced as the Padawan apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, she is a central protagonist of both the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the subsequent TV series.

One of the best and most fleshed out characters in the whole franchise. We basically got to see the whole journey of her growing up. And many of us fans grew up along side her. A beautiful coming of age story. Her last scene in Clone Wars season 7 kills me. There is no character more relatable. She was that kid fighting to find her place in the world. She made mistakes. She faced hardships, lost friends, struggled with authority. She made her own family out of her friends. She is that kid that we all were. Seeing her reach her full potential is one of the most satisfying things in all Star Wars.

Ahsoka Tano is a brave, quick, independent, stubborn, interesting, a not human protagonist, beautiful, intelligent, snippy, growing female character that the franchise needed. Ahsoka is a special character because she is one of the only former/Jedi to see the faults of the council and the jedi order. She is one of the impacts good or bad on Anakin’s life on being basically his adopted daughter or little sister. Ahsoka Tano is innocent yet strong in the clone wars, having still been a child when she was leading troops and not afraid to speak up to her master unlike most other padawans. Ahsoka Tano is basically the icon of the two sabers, and the white colored sabers. Ahsoka Tano is my favorite female character because she has the beautiful character development a character needs, and is so independent compared to the other female characters in star was.

Ahsoka has lived through the most of any star wars character in existence if you don't count R2-D2 and C-3PO. She started out as a young girl who had her father killed in front of her by a slaver intending to kidnap her and became a padawan to the chosen one during the Clone Wars. She then struggled through her recklessness while fighting dedicating her entire life to the jedi only to be cast out and almost killed for a crime she didn't do and she left the jedi order feeling betrayed. She lived about a year surviving on her own just to go on a mission with captain rex at the time of order 66. After faking her death she moves around to backwater planets until she gets caught up in a revolt on Raada and winds up Fulcrum for the rebellion. She does that for a few years meets the Ghost crew and helps out the two jedi combat the new with by visiting a sith temple where she is almost killed by her now deemed former master only to be pulled out into a few years later by Ezra to learn that ...more

I thought she was annoying in Season 1 but over time we really see her grow as a character and learn from her experiences. She was a great addition in TCW and a great fan favorite.

22 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.

BB8 has maximum screen time in The Force Awakens and yes it is adorable. It gets all the awww moments. It's like a new pet who loves everything he sees.

Guys come on this is BB-8 we're talking about. VOTE for BB-8. Best droid is the world please VOTE for BB-8.

Whoever put this droid down here is a bunch of poop!

By deserves a higher spot in this list right now

23 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.

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I think Finn is my favorite new addition to the Star Wars roster. He is well acted and has good synergy with the rest of the cast. Unfortunately, he suffers from having his arch rushed for the sake of the plot. For me a characters actions must stem from their stated motivations. In the film his defection from the First Order comes about really quickly and isn't well explained. This guy is presumably indoctrinated to believe the First Order are the good guys and and Resistance is some kind of terrorist organization. So when in the first scene his friend is killed by armed villagers harboring a fugitive, I don't know understand why that garners sympathy for the villagers from him. Yeah, they went on the massacre the villagers after that. I don't know if he left because he didn't like killing people or because he was afraid of being shot like his friend. Cause if it is either of those things then it makes no sense why he is so cavalier about killing scores of the people he ...more

I'm only 15 so Star wars the force awakens and The Last Jedi (and whatever number 9 is called), are the movies I'm going to grow up with and I love these movies but my Favourite new character Is easily Finn. Him being a Stormtrooper and chosing to leave is an amazing concept of a character and him try to leave in the lst Jedi really shows what kind of a character he really is. Plus, am I the only person who was on the edge of their seat when Finn was going to crash into that big laser cannon thingy, Thank god that stupid rose chick saved him. Can not wait to see what happens to him in Star wars 9.

I really like making up characters for books and T.V. shows and movies and such. A few years before the latest movies, I made up a character who was once a stormtrooper but started helping the rebel alliance. There were two major differences between Finn and my character! 1. I made the character a girl beacsue I thought it would be different. 2. her name was F1ght3r or Fighter!
So when I watched the movies and found out Finn's backstory, I literally screamed across the whole cinema: "I MADE THIS HAPPEN WITH MY MIND! " I mean, can you blame me, things like this aren't coincidental!

My favorite character of all-time and the best new character as well. He has tons of personalities tat I relate to and this character is so awesome that we got to see the first stormtrooper express his own feelings and change sides. This character will develop as well in the series. Finn will be the galaxy's hero forever.

24 Ezra Bridger

Ezra's started off as a street rat and turned into a noble jedi fighting for the rebellion. Overall his achievements in the war and especially his special encounters with the force built a good story around his character.

He has a lightsaber that doubles as a blaster. Enough said.

He almost killed the inquisitor but Kanan finished it

He is one of the best

25 Kit Fisto Kit Fisto Is a Jedi from the Star Wars universe who appeared in Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith, and also appeared in the TV show, Star Wars the Clone Wars,

The coolest of any of the background characters. The Clone Wars T.V. show expands on many of the initial background characters, including Kit Fisto.

Dude. This ever smiling Nautolon deserves much more fame. He has been my favorite for a long time, but I'm not picking favorites. I mean, this guy survived the Battle of Geonosis, one of the biggest Jedi slaughters in the Republic history,( by the way, I am not counting legends and am obviously leaving out order 66) before Yoda and the clones showed up. He also lasted much longer than Kolar and Tiin in the duel with Palpatine. Heck, these guys we not even trained in lightsaber to lightsaber combat. His Nautolan body also allows him to breathe under water and he can resist Palpatines force scream.

Who could ask for a better Jedi? He almost killed grievous and he survived longer than any over Jedi (besides Mace Windew) in the battle against Darth Sidous. He might have SURVIVED that battle because when Mace and Sidous were fighting his body was GONE! I think that is anough proof to show that he survived. HE IS AWESOME!

Kit Fisto is an amazing jedi he neally killed darth sidious but darth sidious did his special lightsaber trick and killed kit fisto. Kit Fisto definitiliy deserves to be in the top 5.

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