Top 10 Best Star Wars Legends Characters

The expanded universe of Star Wars Legends goes beyond the films and TV series, delving into novels, comics, and video games to explore characters and stories that might not have made it to the big screen but have become fan favorites nonetheless.

The realm of Star Wars Legends is a treasure trove of fascinating characters, each with their own unique attributes, compelling story arcs, and complexities that resonate with readers and viewers alike. Whether it's the cunning strategic mind of an Imperial officer or the redemptive journey of a Sith Lord, these characters offer diverse perspectives and add new layers of depth to the galaxy far, far away.
The Top Ten
1 Revan Revan is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise and the protagonist of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Revan was one of the most powerful beings to ever be presented in the Star Wars universe, being one of, if not the only being who fell to the dark, came back to the light, and then fully mastered both spectrums of the Force. He was also able to use both sides simultaneously without succumbing to the dark side.
Revan is kind of a badass.

He is amazing and super strong. He killed loads of Jedi and Sith.

2 Grand Admiral Thrawn Grand Admiral Thrawn is a Chiss male from the Star Wars universe created by Timothy Zahn. He first appeared in Star Wars Heir to the Empire, serving as the primary antagonist of the Thrawn trilogy. Thrawn has more recently appeared in Star Wars Rebels, and has been the central focus of several novels... read more

Thrawn has three things going for him as a villain:

First, he's smart. Very smart. In The Clone Wars, Cad Bane was a popular character because he was a Die Hard villain. Thrawn takes that same principle and mixes it with a bit of Evil Sherlock Holmes for good measure. Thrawn is fighting for an evil cause, but he's such a clever bastard that he manages to entertain you while doing it, and he gives the heroes a workout just trying to keep up with him.

Second, ironically, he's more human than most Imperial villains. Thrawn isn't apolitical - he believes in the order above all else, which is why he fights for the Empire - but he also isn't needlessly cruel and doesn't use fear as a motivational tactic. He's not a good guy, per se, but he's less of a bad guy than is normal for the Empire. That gives him some added character depth.

Third, and probably most importantly, he was the main villain in a trilogy of novels that were excellent all around. So when people think of Thrawn, it reminds them of how good his books were.

3 Darth Malak Darth Malak is a fictional Sith lord in the Star Wars franchise. Malak first appeared in the 2003 video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He was originally a Jedi Knight trained by Revan, but both Revan and Malak fell to the Dark Side.
4 Darth Plagueis Darth Plagueis is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. Originally a Muun named Hego Demask, Plagueis trained under Darth Tenebrous. After he murdered Tenebrous, Plagueis, mentored a young Palpatine. Palpatine eventually joined Plagueis as his Sith apprentice. Plagueis was strong with the... read more
5 Darth Bane Darth Bane is a legendary Sith from Star Wars. Darth Bane was one of the greatest Sith lords who ever lived in the Star Wars universe. Darth Bane's greatest accomplishment was creating the Rule of Two, making the Sith a secretive order with one master and one apprentice. The apprentice would learn everything... read more
6 Galen Marek Galen Marek, codenamed Starkiller, was a male Human apprentice of the Sith Lord Darth Vader. A powerful Force-user who lived during the era of the Galactic Empire, Marek originated from the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk as the sole offspring of two Jedi Knights—Mallie and Kento Marek—who deserted... read more

Galen Marek, aka Starkiller, was the son of Jedi Knights Kento and Mallie Marek, born sometime after Order 66, as it was mentioned that Vader had killed Marek's master some time previously. Mallie was killed while the family was in hiding. In The Force Unleashed, Starkiller's missions as Vader's apprentice, including missions to assassinate surviving Jedi Masters, are chronicled. Eventually, they were caught by the Emperor, and after staging Starkiller's death, Vader sent him out to form the Rebel Alliance as a way of gathering all the Empire's enemies into one place. At some point along the way, Starkiller had a change of heart and opted to chase after the captured leaders… Kashyyyk, fighting a group of Trandoshan slavers. Kento was murdered by Vader, who then took Galen and raised him as his apprentice, Starkiller.

7 Darth Malgus Darth Malgus is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Malgus was a member of the Sith Order during the Old Republic, and serves as an antagonist in The Old Republic video game.
8 Jacen Solo

Jacen Solo, the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, was a Jedi Knight who later fell to the dark side of the Force and became Darth Caedus. His story is similar to that of his cousin, Ben Solo, in that both men were Jedi who were tempted by the dark side and ultimately turned to the dark side. However, there are also some key differences between the two. Jacen's fall to the dark side was a gradual process that was driven by his desire to bring peace to the galaxy. He believed that the Jedi were too weak to accomplish this, and that the only way to bring peace was through the use of force. He became increasingly ruthless in his actions, leading to his eventual transformation into Darth Caedus. In contrast, Ben Solo's fall to the dark side was driven by the manipulation of Supreme Leader Snoke, who preyed on Ben's insecurities and feelings of abandonment by his family. Ben's transformation into Kylo Ren was more sudden and was a direct result of Snoke's manipulation.

9 Jaina Solo Jaina Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Created by Timothy Zahn, Jaina is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa and the twin sister of Jacen Solo.

She's a strong female character that can kick ass.

10 Anakin Solo

I liked his bond with Mara, and he has the galaxy's weight always on his shoulders. He's a great friend and a cunning warrior. He also has his father's and grandfather's recklessness, lol. He only wanted to make his family proud. He also has genius-level IQ. He got kidnapped and had bounties on his head so many times as a child, and Palpatine even tried to take over his body, but too bad. He died saving his brother Jacen.

Anakin Solo was the next chosen one and had the most potential.

The Contenders
11 Mara Jade Skywalker Mara Jade Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe created by Timothy Zahn. She originally served as The Emperor's Hand to Emperor Palpatine during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Following the Emperor's death, Mara Jade became a smuggler. Later, she became a member of the Jedi... read more
12 Darth Nihilus Darth Nihilus is a fictional Sith lord who serves as a primary antagonist in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II.
13 Ben Skywalker

He got his mind erased by Jacen Solo.

14 Rahm Kota
15 Darth Talon

I LOVE Darth Talon, and how she's so dedicated to serving her master! She'll kill anyone who gets in her way, and the way she makes Cade Skywalker her slave is just pure evil! Extra points for being super sexy and hot!

She can defeat most of the females in Star Wars.

16 Darth Vitiate
17 Bastila Shan

We need to see more of her! I just love her character!

18 Satele Shan
19 Juno Eclipse
20 Jagged Fel

He was an imperial officer and a pilot.

21 Kyle Katarn Kyle Katarn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, first appearing in Star Wars: Dark Forces. Initially introduced as a mercenary, Katarn was involved with the stealing of the Death Star Plans in Star Wars Legends. Katarn later discovered that he was Force sensitive, and joined Luke Skywalker's... read more
22 Darth Krayt
23 Cade Skywalker
24 Ulic Qel-Droma
25 Darth Nihl

He's SO hot and seductive! Anyway, he's a badass that won't let anyone get in his path.

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