Krista Doyle / 2021-10-03 08:52:40 / 0 Comments

7 Most Unforgettable Star Wars Characters

From the moment the original 'Star Wars' trilogy was released in 1977, the galaxy has not been short of inhabitants. There are plenty of favourites to go around, but everyone can agree on one thing: lightsabers rock. While a majority of people may be Han fans, not even a little Vader ravers can ignore that he has some merits. Some even think that the Ewoks are adorable.

Just like The Matrix franchise, the Star Wars saga has a lot of memorable characters and we've got this list of the most iconic ones in the galaxy:

1. Admiral Ackbar

We love Admiral Ackbar, and have you even noticed that the Rebel Alliance's Endor attack fleet leader has a fish-turd vibe? Ackbar was a coward during the battle of Endor because ad everybody knows:

"It's a trap!"

This is what we love about him. Those three words said towards the end of Return Of The Jedi. It's those three lines more than anything else.

2. C-3PO

When you're ranking your Star Wars character similarity, you should put high consideration into C-3PO because of his personality quirks.


Robots can be smart, loyal and helpful. C-3PO is an example of this. Here are just some of the many heroic things he did in the Star Wars franchise:

  1. He intervened to help Artoo in the desert at Jawa's yard sale when he is sold
  2. He offered to assist in blowing up the Death Star in Return of the Jedi
  3. He tried to prevent Luke from leaving for Obi-Wan's death on Cloud City

Although he had originally planned to make "Threepio" a used-car salesman for Anthony Daniels' pleasantly English butler, Lucas changed him into Star Wars' recognisably human character, marked by the universal doubts of everyday folks.

3. Grand Moff Tarkin

Among the most iconic villains in cinema history, Grand Moff Tarkin is the personification of the dark side in Star Wars. Though he doesn't speak his line of dialogue until more than halfway through the original trilogy, we get a glimpse at his character when he confronts and corners Rebel prisoners on board Princess Leia's ship and they call him "sir" out of respect.

Peter Cushing's chilling portrayal as the Commander of Death Star struck fear into the hearts of rebel scum and fans alike. His stern uniform, thin face, and laser-cut cheekbones gave him a fearsome presence on screen.

We bet you didn't know--Cushing discovered that wearing the boots for the costume were so uncomfortable that, Lucas was cool with only showing his feet during wider shots. So instead, Cushing just wore slippers to maintain the intimidating persona he wanted to create, which was nice because it meant less time in those boots!

4. Jabba The Hut

It's more of a shame that Jabba the Hutt gets one big scene but thank goodness it's such an epic scene. He's surrounded by his henchmen, females in skimpy outfits down at the Jabba palace on Tatooine.

Why so many people love Jabba The Hutt: Who can resist such a fascinating, disgusting man who trades in sleaze and illegitimate content creation?

5. Darth Maul

The less we knew about Darth Maul when he initially emerged from the shadow of a murky holo-projection, the better - other than the Jedi Order and the citizens of Naboo, that is. It would be impossible to stay stably aligned with Darth Maul due to his darkness and self-interested, remote tendencies.

There's no denying that Darth Maul was one of the best parts of Episode 1. Not only did he have a dark tone, which can be hard to manage different cultures, but he had an awesome lightsaber. While his methods may be questionable, it is undeniable that he was fulfilling his responsibilities to the story.

6. R2-D2

It seems like everyone loves Artoo - he's got universal acclaim. And though that may be partly because he's the first-ever droid to show true innovation, but there are other things that make him great too.

R2D2 is one of the most lovable characters in movie history. He's the only robot you want to pet, which is pretty cool. But his story doesn't stop there- he was entrusted with Death Star blueprints by Princess Leia to make him one of the saga's key characters.


R2D2's endearing character always ignites feelings of sympathy in us. Whether he was being decommissioned by Jawas or conked out with a bleepy gurgle, his bravery made him one of the most popular droids in galactic history.

7. Boba Fett

Boba Fett has seen a remarkable rise from a minor character to a fan favorite. He had 11 scenes in the original trilogy but is now set for a solo movie. Boba Fett might have been a background character, but he's still one of the more iconic figures of the series. The tragedy of his past doesn't overshadow him, but his ice-cold demeanor and almost faceless image make him an intimidating figure nonetheless.

As seen in The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett was not an average Imperial; he wasn't just after a greater evil. He wanted his fair share of money. According to George Lucas, Boba Fett was not just a mercenary but also a bounty hunter and that makes him one of the coolest stereotypes in recent cinema.