Hey movie pilot reader! When George Lucas created Star Wars he created some of our most cherished characters. I'm going to go over the ten greatest creations by Lucas, and then I'll go over the ten that had us scratching our heads like "are you serious?" (looking at you Jar Jar). I'm only doing individual characters, so while Storm Troopers, Clone Troopers, and Imperial Guards are decidedly awesome, they won't be appearing on this list. Sorry guys.
10: Darth Sidious
Famous quote: "And now, young Skywalker... you will die."
Everyone loves Darth Vader, but let's be real...this guy is the true villain of the series. From the very first time we see him in Phantom Menace, he's already scheming to become the Empire of the galaxy and by Revenge of the Sith he has succeeded. Not to mention he has some sick lightning powers, and he beat Yoda! That's right, Yoda! The greatest Jedi of all time! That easily gets him a spot on this list.
9: R2-D2 and C-3PO
Famous quote: "R2 says that the chances of survival are 725 to 1. Actually R2 has been known to make mistakes... from time to time... Oh dear..."
There's only ten spots on this list and a lot of characters I want to cover, so I'm going to put these two droid buddies together. The spazzy C-3PO and the beeping R2-D2 are such beloved characters and so important to the Star Wars universe that they had to make this list! R2-D2 is the spunky droid that is always getting into truoble while C-3PO is the nervous Nelly that just doesn't know when to shut up! If you love Star Wars you love these guys.
8: Princess Leia
Famous quote: Luke! Luke! Don't! It's a trap! It's a trap!
Imagine Star Wars without her... It would be a total dude fest! When I was young I had a mega crush on Princess Leia and it's definitely part of the reason I loved the movies so much. She brought some sexy into the saga, while still being a total bad-ass. Because of that I guess we can forget the whole incest make-out session with Luke, right?
7: Jango and Boba Fett
Famous quote: "He's no good to me dead."
Boba Fett is the bounty hunter who captures Han Solo, and is definitely one of the most awesome and beloved characters in the original Star Wars. Howevever, his screen time was limited, but because we all loved him so much, his dad Jango got an appearance in the sequels. Matter of fact, he got a whole awesome fight scene with the Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which turned into one of the killer moments in the prequels.
6: Obi-Wan/Ben Kenobi
Famous quote: "(Anakin) Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me?"
Speaking of Obi-Wan, I couldn't make a Star Wars character list without him. He trained Anakin and Luke Skywalker, whooped Darth Vader, and then later got killed by Vader, so it's safe to say he's a pretty sweet character. He also showed he's a total bad-ass when he killed Darth Maul in phantom menace.
5: Darth Maul
Famous quote: "At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge."
WHY DID YOU KILL HIM OFF SO EARLY! WHY GEORGE! WHY! Darth Maul and pod racing were the shining lights of a so-so first movie. I loved Darth Maul so much I was him for Halloween... TWICE! He had an awesome look, and of course the coolest double sided lightsaber ever! Fans loved this guy so much, that in the expanded universe they brought him back after Obi-Wan sliced him in half.
4: Luke Skywalker
Famous quote: "Never. I'll never turn to the Dark Side. You've failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me."
Luke is the most important and relatable character in Star Wars. He starts off dreaming of more, wishing for more out of life, then BOOM! He finds out his dad was a Jedi, he goes on a journey to bring balance to the force, and things get crazy awesome! And then he gets a little more than he bargained for when (spoiler alert) he finds out his dad is Darth Vader!
3: Han Solo and Chewbacca
Famous quote: "Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!"
Han Solo and his wookie sidekick are a couple of the coolest characters ever, in any movie! Han is cocky and arrogant, and always seems to have the perfect things to say (just ask him what to say when a girl says I love you for the first time). His partner in crime, Chewie, is the hairy character whose voice everyone tries to copy, but only few of us ever succeed. I'm trying right now and just sound like a dying animal. Anyway, these guys are awesome! Oh, and by the way, Han shot first!
Famous quote: "Judge me by my size, do you?"
Expect me to leave Yoda off this list, did you? He's the little green guy who you think is only good for talking backwards, until he whips out his lightsaber and whoops some butt! Because he's probably the most powerful and quotable Jedi of all time, you cannot talk Star Wars without talking Yoda. I used to watch Attack of the Clones everyday when I got home from school, just to watch his fight with Count Dooku.
1: Darth Vader
Famous quote: No, (Luke) I am your father!
The first time I watched Star Wars, and heard the slow breathing and the deep voice, I loved, LOVED, Darth Vader. From the awesome suit, to crushing peoples larynx's with the force, everything about Vader screams bad-ass. If Darth Vader was not in Star Wars it would not even be close to the level of awesome it is today. This character is clearly George Lucas' greatest creation.
Now that we got the the sweetest, most kick-ass characters, out of the way, let's take a look at some of the worst, inexcusable, sorry creations from the depths of George Lucas imagination.
infamous quotes: "Ayun!" (?)
I know I said I was only going to do individual characters, but I had to find at least one way to make it look like I'm not just here to bash the prequels. That being said, I don't really hate the Ewoks as much as I think they were just unnecessary and annoying.
9: Padme Amidala
Infamous quote: "Obi-Wan... there... is good in him. I know there is... still..." [Padme dies]
Princess Leia's mom sounds good in theory, but she just didn't live up to expectations. I was hoping for an older version of princess Leia, only even more kick-ass, and while she did have a couple of cool scene's like taking the throne room at the end of Phantom Menace, and the arena scene in Attack of the Clones, she did absolutely nothing noteworthy in Revenge of the Sith except die from heartbreak, whilst leaving two orphan children. C'mon Padme!
Infamous quote: "Mind tricks don't work on me. Only money. No money, no parts, no deal!"
What the Watto? This little blue whatever guy is the one who owned the young slave, Anakin Skywalker, a.k.a. the future Darth Flipping Vader! How can he possibly be made so irrelevant? Couldn't they have made a physically imposing character that demands some respect instead of this money grubbing alien version of Mr. Krabs. Matter of fact, why not just make Jaba the Hutt Anakin's owner? It would have made more sense. I guess it would have been one less toy to sell though.
7: The Max Rebo Band
Infamous quote: "Koo nee tang, na' na' na', ah lawah. Koo nee tang!" (?)
Oh my goodness, this was just horrible. It's the never ending song from hell that you skip every time you watch Return of the Jedi, staring the most annoying alien you've ever seen. What ever happened to the Cantina Band? Remember them? Everybody loved those guys!
6: Boss Nass
Infamous quote: ?
He may not have been Jar-Jar annoying, but he was definitely still annoying with his spitting and jibber jabber. I couldn't understand a word he said, he was ugly, he was lazily written, and he was unnecessary, as were all the Gungans.
5: General Grievous
Infamous quote: "Time to abandon ship."
When I saw the previews for Revenge of the Sith, I had high hopes for this character. Could he be another Darth Maul? I mean, a pretty cool looking, four armed robot, Jedi assassin! Is it even possible to make that suck? Apparently yes, it is. Grievous, a robot seemingly dying of lung cancer(are you serious George?), did nothing but run away any sign of trouble (just look at his quote) and Obi-Wan wastes him pretty quick. That is what makes him just another wasted opportunity here at number 5 on the WORST list.
4: Little Ani
Infamous quote: "Yippie!"
This kid is supposed to become Darth Vader? No... Just no! Darth Vader does not yell yippie. They really screwed the pooch on this one. Oh, and it's physically impossible not to cringe at the "are you an angel" line when he's trying to spit game at Padme. Ugh, just awful.
3: Anakin Skywalker
Infamous quote: "I slaughtered them all! I slaughtered them all like animals!"
Wow, Anakin, back to back! Remember this is technically the same character that is number one up top, so these guys had a lot to live up to in the prequels, but how did George Lucas miss this bad. Teenage Anakin comes across as whiny, self-centered, overconfident, crybaby. Pretty much the anti-Vader. I'm still crying about it, too, Hayden Christiansen.
Infamous quote: Fire!
While his dad was one of the best things to come out of the prequels, young Boba was one of the worst. We all love adult Boba Fett, so of course we'd love to see his dad Jango gun slinging and killing Jedi, but couldn't they have done that and left our beloved Boba out of it? Unless he had a kid version of his dad's suit and he was flying around wasting Jedi as a ten year old, he was never going to live up to our wild expectations.
Jar Jar Binks
Infamous quotes: Ooh mooey mooey I love you!
What is there to say about Jar Jar other than he was an epic failure. He wasn't good for comic relief, he wasn't an ass-kicking sidekick like Chewbacca, he was just a clumsy, weird looking... just awful. He was such an awful character! He was so universally hated he was hardly ever even mentioned after the first movie (he became a senator or something...gulp). Hopefully we don't see any more Gungans in Star Wars VII,VIII, or IX, or ever again for that matter