Trying to determine the best Star Wars characters is no small feat. For one, it’s not exactly an objective science. Everyone’s going to have varying opinions on their favorite Star Wars characters. It’s also fraught with possible anger, and we all know where that leads. Some of the best Star Wars characters have defining attributes, dialogue, and stick around in our minds long after the credits have rolled. They don’t necessarily need tons of screentime either. They could just be iconic, memorable, and honestly, downright awesome looking. Ready to go to a galaxy far, far away? Here are 25 Best Star Wars Characters.
Within the frame of the films, we know little about Mon Mothma other than she resisted Emperor Palpatine at the end of the Republic. In Rogue One, she recruited Jyn Erso to find her father, Galen Erso, in hopes of getting the plans for the Death Star. She also told us that “many Bothuns died to bring us this information” in Return of the Jedi, and arguably, that’s what we’ll always remember her for.
While many didn’t like the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi, Wicket has to be the exception. This cuddly little alien bear befriended Princess Leia and helped aid the Alliance in The Battle of Endor against the Empire. Just admit it, he’s adorable.
A veteran warrior, Admiral Ackbar fought in the Clone Wars and later helped lead the Alliance to victory at the Battle of Endor to destroy the second Death Star. But, above all, he said those three beautiful words that’ll forever be cemented in history, “It’s a trap!”
This Jedi Master’s stalwart confidence and maverick sensibilities distinguished him among his monotone Jedi peers. He also liberated Anakin Skywalker from slavery, and while that unleashed a whole lot of suffering for the galaxy, Jinn saw potential in the boy and had noble aspirations for his future before the Jedi Council shot him down. One wonders what might have happened if he’d got the chance to train him instead of Obi-Wan.
Other than being a scavenger abandoned by her parents at a young age, we know little about Rey, including her last name. She also is a bit of a Mary Sue protagonist with no character arc in sight. Still, it’s easy to empathize with Rey’s innocence, courage, and her endless search for a connection with a parental figure.