ByTrent Tofte, writer at Creators.co
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Let's be honest: Everyone loves Han Solo, but he'd never be complete without his partner in crime, Lando Calrissian, the galaxy's other greatest swashbuckler. Lando is a pretty awesome character, and here's just a few of the many reasons we love him!

1) He's BILLY DEE WILLIAMS!

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian

There are few actors in Hollywood who could pull off a lovable rogue like Lando, but Billy Dee Williams's charm and charisma simply ooze from every pore of Lando's being. In my opinion, there is no other actor who could have made Lando a more relatable and awesome character!

2) He's a rogue, but he's awesome at it

"That's right, be jealous!"
"That's right, be jealous!"
"He's a card player, gambler, scoundrel, you'd like him." — Han Solo, to Princess Leia, describing Lando

Lando is one of those rare characters that isn't necessarily the most noble guy out there, but is so awesome that you can't help being drawn to him anyway. Whether he's shifting blame, piloting the Millennium Falcon, nearly being eaten by a giant sand octopus, or just being an all-around swashbuckler, he does it with style, panache, and general epicness.

3) HE OWNED THE MILLENNIUM FALCON BEFORE HAN SOLO!

Yup, that was actually a thing that happened. That famous "fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy" once belonged to the galaxy's favorite scoundrel. Now, if Lego's Star Wars films are to be believed, Lando inherited the Falcon from his father, Lindo Calrissian, who used the vessel as a mobile nightclub with his signature line, "May the FUNK be with you!"

Lindo Calrissian — a hippie in the wrong galaxy
Lindo Calrissian — a hippie in the wrong galaxy

4) He's not easily intimidated

And gives side eye like nobody's business
And gives side eye like nobody's business

It took a full-scale Imperial incursion into Cloud City before Lando was willing to betray his friends. Had it just been Boba Fett and a few stormtroopers, Lando probably would've tossed them in the brig or told them to take a hike, but when Darth Vader shows up, you listen, or else. Then, Lando infiltrates the palace of JABBA THE HUTT for goodness' sake! If that's not intimidating, I don't know what is!

5) He's great in a fight

Lando providing cover fire
Lando providing cover fire

Let's just be honest. Lando is great in combat. Whether he's piloting the Falcon or blasting his way out of Cloud City, Lando is definitely a guy you want in your corner during the heat of battle. But perhaps the place Lando is the best in combat? The sabacc table! When it comes to gambling, Lando is a formidable opponent, and one that is rarely bested. Unless you're Han Solo.

What are some reasons you love Lando Calrissian?

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