Name the top 15 Star Wars Characters

I need it for a puzzle. Over the whole six-film arc, which are the most significant characters?

In no specific order, here’s what my top 15 would be:

  1. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (unless they count as separate characters, which I doubt)
  2. Emperor Palpatine
  3. Padme Amidala
  4. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  5. Yoda
  6. Luke Skywalker
  7. Princess Leia
  8. Han Solo
  9. Chewbacca
  10. C3PO
  11. R2D2
  12. Lando Calrissian
  13. Jabba the Hutt
  14. Boba Fett
  15. Mace Windu

Other possibilities: Jar-Jar Binks, Grand Moff Tarkin, Jango Fett, Wicket the Ewok

[li]Luke Skywalker[/li][li]Leia Organa[/li][li]Han Solo[/li][li]Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker[/li][li]C-3PO[/li][li]R2-D2[/li][li]Lando Calrissian (sp?)[/li][li]Emperor Palpatine[/li][li]Obi-Wan Kenobi[/li][li]Yoda[/li][li]Mace Windu[/li][li]Qui-Gon Ginn[/li][li]Jango Fett[/li][li]Boba Fett[/li][li]Jabba the Hutt (why not?)[/li][/ol]
Okay, so I was reaching on the last few, but I’m sure someone’ll come in here and tell me who I forgot.

How did I forget Padme and Chewie?

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Anakin / Darth (one or two?)
Boba Fett or Jango Fett
Jabba the Yurt
Mace or maybe Qui-Gon

Hey, let’s start some controversy here, okay? IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE (with alternative names for Twickster’s crossword composing needs):

  1. Darth Vader/ Anakin Skywalker
  2. Obi-Wan/Ben Kenobi
  3. Padme
  4. Luke Skywalker
  5. Leia Organa
  6. Yoda
  7. Emperor/Senator Palpatine
  8. Qui-Gon Ginn
  9. Han Solo
  10. Mace Windu
  11. Chewbacca/Chewie
  12. Lando Calrissian
  13. C3PO
  14. R2D2
  15. Ji Mi Smits Organa

Thanks, hon! :wink:

I used “who is most integral in moving the plot forward?” as my criterion.
My list would be (in order, roughly):

  1. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader
  2. Luke Skywalker
  3. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  4. Palpatine/Darth Sidious
  5. Yoda
  6. Padme Amidala
  7. Leia Organa
  8. Han Solo
  9. Shmi Skywalker
  10. Qui-Gon Jinn
  11. Lando Calrissian
  12. Jabba the Hutt
  13. Mace Windu
  14. Boba Fett
  15. R2-D2

Some major characters (Chewbacca and C-3PO) were around a lot but actually didn’t do a whole lot of particular significance.

I would think that Greedo would lend himself to amusing clues. Not a huge character, but big enough that most should know him.

It’s actually not for a crossword; it’s for a Crypto-Clan (encoded list of 10 items, plus an example). I asked for 15 so I can throw out any with unkeyed letters. (For instance, the “Q” in Qui-Gon Jinn – but I could match that “J” with the one in Jabba the Hutt.) I also need to throw out any with numbers, like R2-D2 and C-3PO.

That’s why I want 'em famous – they’ve got to be names that even casual fans (if that’s not an oxymoron :stuck_out_tongue: ) would recognize.

Thanks, all – keep posting, I’ll tally the votes later.

In order of importance, how can you possibly put Luke Skywalker anywhere other than first or second? What’re ya smokin’?

The first trilogy (e.g. Star Wars, ESB, and ROTJ) is ABOUT Luke Skywalker. He’s the main character. The main character cannot be less important than a supprting character like Yoda.

Clearly, the characters can be grouped into five groups,m which in rough order of importance are:

THE MAIN CHARACTERS: Darth Vader/Anakin and Luke.

THE MIRRORS: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo


CRITICAL SUPPORTING CHARACTERS: C3PO, R2D2, Chewie, Yoda, Qui-Gon, Emperor Palpatine, Lando.

OTHERS: Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, the little guy with wings who used to own Anakin and his Mom, Anakin’s Mom, Mace Windu, Jimmy Smits, Darth Maul, Jar-Jar, General Greivous, etc.

Not necessarily. The character names are often given as Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio (or similar spellings).

I think most people didn’t know (or really care) who he was until he shot first.

Well, in my defense, let me just say that I really don’t know what I’m talking about.

I don’t think I’ve even seen all the films. (Well, I know I havent seen the new one, but I only think I’ve seen all the others.) I was just trying to get some stuff started to get a good list going for Twickster and what better way than to post some ill-thought opinions on Star Wars?

I didn’t even remember that Padme came equipped with a last name. Amidala. Yeah? I’m a quarter, and my daughter’s a nickel.