Top 10 Most Loved Star Wars Movie Characters Explained

Star Wars Movie Poster ( Source : En )


One of the most famous movie franchises in the world, "Star Wars" has accumulated a large fan base and has been part of pop culture since the late 1970s. 

 It was created by star director George Lucas, and the franchise has turned into a multi-media brand that ranges from novels, television series, video games, theme parks, and many more. 

In 2020, the franchise was valued at $70 billion, becoming the fifth-highest earning multi-media franchise. 

The fictional story of space, war, dream, tyranny, and rebellion has kept everyone on edge.

With tons of unique and intriguing characters dispersed around the franchise, Star Wars is more than just movies; it's a lifestyle. 

The story of the galaxy far, far away has touched the hearts of fans, and they have felt a deep connection with some of the characters in the movie. 

How many Star Wars movies are there?

The original Star Wars began in 1977 and consisted of three movies, also known as the original Star Wars trilogy. 

"Episode IV: A New Hope" (1977) was the first movie of the franchise, which was followed by the sequels "Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi" (1983). 

After that, a prequel trilogy was created under George in the early 2000s. 

The trilogy was completed with the release of "Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999), "Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (2002), and "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" (2005).

However, in 2012, George sold the production company to Disney, clearing the path for a new sequel trilogy. 

The order of the three movies was "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" (2015), "Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" (2017), and "Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)."

All nine movies fall under the "Sky Walker Saga."

Similarly, two films outside of the saga were released called "Rogue One" (2016) and "Solo" (2018).

With more movies in the production phase and Disney releasing television series on their streaming platform, fans are more than excited to know the future stories and new adventures. 

Top 10 Most Loved Star Wars Movie Character

Star Wars has given us so many iconic characters since the franchise began in the 1970s. With larger-than-life characters, Star Wars is one of the most loved movies.

Choosing just a character out of all the awesome ones is a difficult task. And if you struggle to make your top ten list, don't worry; we have made it for you!

The depth of characters and their contribution to the movies are carefully noted while making this list. 

Here is the list of the top 10 most loved Star Wars movie characters: 

10. R2-D2

The famous robot, who has appeared in eleven of the twelve theatrical Star Wars films, R2-D2 is a fan-favorite character. 

In the original saga, he was played by English actor "Kenny Baker" and later replaced by a CGI model. 

The famous droid R2-D2
The famous droid R2-D2( Source : Wired )

The droid has been a cultural influence, with frequent cameos in different movies and television series. 

R2-D2 was inducted into the "Robot Hall of Fame" in 2003. 

9. C-3PO

C-3PO is the favorite humanoid built by Anakin Skywalker as a prototype to assist humans in daily life.

He is fluent in six million forms of communication and has appeared in all the nine movies in "Skywalker Saga."

C-3PO, The Humanoid
C-3PO, The Humanoid ( Source : Wallpapercave )

The humanoid was the significant comic relief in the movies, and fans loved his nature. 

In addition, he was an important character who appeared alongside the protagonists.

8. Chewbacca

A fictional humanoid alien, an intelligent species of the planet "Kashyyyk," Chewbacca is one of the most loved characters in the franchise. 

He is the best friend and co-pilot of Han Solo, one of the story's protagonists. 

Chewbacca helped the Rebel Alliance defeat the Galactic Empire and created freedom. 

The co-pilot and best friend, Chewbacca
The co-pilot and best friend, Chewbacca( Source : Dorksideoftheforce )

The character is portrayed by the actor "Peter Mayhew" in the original trilogy. 

George created Chewbacca with his dog in mind, and his voice was created by recording different animals. 

Chewbacca became popular with each movie, and fans well received his bromance with Solo.

7. Padmé Amidala

Played by Natalie Portman, Padmé Amidala is one of the most important characters in Star Wars. 

Her death led to the birth of Darth Vader, the most famous villain in the cinematic universe. 

Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala
Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala( Source : Ecartelera )

Amidala was the queen of Naboo, a senate, wife of Jedi Anakin Skywalker, mother of Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, and a strong woman. 

Millions of fans around the world still cherish her character. 

6. Princess Leia

Leia Organa, known as Princess Leia, is one of the famous characters in Star Wars.

She is one of the main protagonists and recognized as the galaxy's greatest hero. 

Leia was portrayed by actress Carrie Fisher and was critical in destroying the dangerous weapon, the Death Star. 

Princess Leia Posing For The Camera
Princess Leia Posing For The Camera( Source : Disneyprincess )

Moreover, she is the brother of Luke Skywalker and the love interest of Han Solo. 

Many fans often argue that Leia is the best-written character in the franchise due to her fearless and kind personality. 

5. Yoda 

The green sage, Yoda, is one of the most beloved characters in the franchise. The Jedi master was full of wisdom and guided Luke, Obi-Wan, and others in their journey. 

His strange way of speaking and profound knowledge was the main reason for being a fan favorite.

As a result of his popularity, he became a pop culture icon. 

The wise and intelligent Yoda
The wise and intelligent Yoda( Source : Starwars )

Similarly, he was a lot stronger and powerful with force and could kick asses of villans like a piece of cake. 

His character died in the movie "Return of the Jedi" at the age of 900 but has recently appeared as a younger self in the Disney+ television series. 

4. Obi-Wan Kenobi 

If you love Star Wars, then you love Obi-Wan Kenobi. There is no "if or but" for this character. 

The loyal Jedi master, who mentored Darth Vader's former self, and Luke Skywalker, is one of the most beloved characters in the franchise. 

His popularity grew over each movie, but his dedication and personality remained the same. 

The Obi-Wan in the original trilogy
The Obi-Wan in the original trilogy ( Source : Cnet )

He was portrayed by Alec Guinness in the original trilogy and replaced by Ewan McGregor in the prequels.

In 2022, he got his series called "Obi-Wan Kenobi," which is available for streaming on Disney+.  

3. Han Solo

The pilot of the Millennium Falcon, a smuggler, and a rebel, Han Solo is a man of many talents. 

Solo is one of the most excellent protagonists in the franchise and was played by the marvelous actor Harrison Ford. 

His sharp tongue, ready-to-die spirit, and hopeful nature instantly made him a fan favorite. 

Han Solo Posing For The camera
Han Solo Posing For The camera( Source : Starwars )

Han was the lover of Princess Leia, and they had a son together. 

Fans were always eager to see the bromance of Solo and Chewbacca, their adventures, and life-threatening missions. 

2. Luke Skywalker 

Is there even a movie where the main character isn't a fan favorite?

Luke Skywalker was the main protagonist in the Star War universe. He was Queen Padmé Amidala's son and Princess Leia's brother. 

The most considerable suspense of Star Wars was the reveal of his father, who was none other than Darth Vader. 

The fantastic actor Mark Hamill played Luke in the original trilogy and the sequel. 

Mark Hamilton as Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamilton as Luke Skywalker( Source : Aminoapps )

Luke's journey of becoming a Jedi master, confronting his father, and defeating the dark side is inspiring. His character has always been the interest of fans. 

When someone talks about Star Wars, they remember the evergreen hero, Luke Skywalker. 

He has also been featured in the new Disney+ series "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett."

1. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader

At our top position, we have none other than the most extraordinary hero/villain character in the Star Wars franchise, Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader. 

Anakin Skywalker was a former slave who Obi-Wan pursued after realizing his potential. The young Anakin trained to be a Jedi and was named the chosen one. 

He was supposed to lead the next generation of Jedi warriors but turned to the dark side after the death of his wife, Padmé Amidala. 

Anakin became Darth Vader, one of the most loved villains in any cinematic universe. 

The infamous villan Darth Vader
The infamous villan Darth Vader ( Source : Amazon )

His character was a kind and innocent young man to whom fans poured love. 

But he soon turned evil and did the worst, like massacring little kids and killing whoever came in his path. 

Fans were confused about whether to love or hate his character due to his sudden development. 

Nonetheless, fans haven't stopped showering love on this character. 

Conclusion

Star Wars is the most fantastic franchise of our generation and with such a vast universe of hundreds of characters, choosing just ten is not an easy task. 

Many characters are not included in the list but are loved by millions. 

We did our best to summarize what most fans thought their favorite characters. 

May the Force be with you!


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