View Full Version : Who is your favorite character in Star Wars and why?

08-18-2002, 05:30 PM
See subject above =)

08-18-2002, 06:13 PM
I like Han

The character wasn't as totally pigeon-holed as "good" or "bad" like Luke or the Emperor, but he was loyal to his friends and had that cool, 'scoundrel' thing going for him.

08-18-2002, 07:45 PM
Oh geeze.....
Umm... My favorite MAIN character is Han. He is just awesome. He is resourceful, clever and creative. He also has a concience that leads him. He isn't foolish. He knows when he is beat, but he doesn't give up without a fight.

My favorite minor character is Wedge. He is an awesome guy too! He is the only pilot we saw that survived all three movies of the trilogy, besides Luke. And he is loyal.

My favorite baddie is Darth Vader. He is evil, but not overly so. He had a concience in the end and did what is right. He wasn't ruthless in the movies atleast. Maul was ruthless, and Tarkin was equally so.

master jedi
08-18-2002, 08:19 PM
Yoda has always been my favorite character because he's awesome.

08-18-2002, 09:26 PM
Two of my favorites, because of the way they were portrayed on screen, are Watto and Tarkin.

Peter Cushing did an excellent job of acting out the part of Tarkin, giving him the absolute evil that was needed. The way he thought he had all the answers, and Leia still tricked him was great. Cold, methodical, and almost business-like. I can easily see him as a Commandant of some Nazi concentration camp. Brilliant- the character and the acting!

Watto- The performance started w/ Andy Secombe who gave a great vocal performance and a gave the animators a great performance to work off of. The animators finished the job by translating that great performance on to the screen. This high quality combo performance was continued in E2. The work the animators did to make Watto look 10 yrs older was incredible, and you can see the mental confusion Watto seems to be in at this point in his life, and the way he comes out of that "fog" when he recognizes Ani... it's great acting!

I wish half the other actors in the series were that convincing! I could go on, but it's frustrating!

As for my overall fav character, Anakin/Darth Vader.

Darth Sidious
08-18-2002, 09:43 PM
Darth Sidious/Palpatine is my favorite, hence the username. He is a Sith, he is absolutely brilliant and extremely powerful, and has a very intimidating presence. I love the robes, and you can tell he must be very powerful by the way he intimidates almost everyone around him. Intelligent, powerful, and evil. :evil:

08-18-2002, 09:55 PM
Darth Vader had always been my fav. character.He's bad,tall,dark ,handsome..Oh wait..We're getting off track here;)Seriously,Vader is a mastermind.Highly Intelligent,commanding attention and respect where ever he goes.

My fav. minor character would have to be Piett.Piett always manages to escape Vaders wrath,and I think that is truely amazing.

Lord Tenebrous
08-18-2002, 10:07 PM
R2-D2. He embodies the cliche, 'actions speak louder than words'. You don't really expect that much personality from a trash can with treads, but he's really one of the best things about Star Wars, in my opinion.

08-19-2002, 06:36 AM
I prefer the smaller characters in a movie than the big main ones and I'm undecided between Wedge, Piett or Lando as my favourite. I don't know what it is about them that makes them my fave but I think the actors portray them brilliantly.


08-19-2002, 08:07 AM
Obi-Wan Kenobi

He ties the whole saga together.

08-19-2002, 10:15 AM
Han and Chewie.

I know the thread asks for one character, but these two are inseperable and the only two characters I am interested in reading about outside of the films.

Darth Vader is also high up on the list, but I am not really liking Anakin Skywalker so far, so that hurts my impression of Vader. Originally I saw Vader's transformation as a tragic turn to a heroic life. Now it's just the comeuppance of a whiny, arrogant brat.

There are plenty of other "characters" that I like just for their appearance: TIE Pilots, Barada, and Ephant Mon are just some of those.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-19-2002, 11:30 AM
Yoda. 'Nuff said. :D

The True Maul
08-19-2002, 11:46 AM
Darth Vader because he is so dark and Evil :evil:

Rogue II
08-19-2002, 12:25 PM
I like them all, that's why Star Wars is my favorite movie. I can never pick one, so I narrowed it down to Han and R2-D2.

08-19-2002, 01:32 PM

In case you didn't hear me.


I love Lando. His character was cool, cocky, and suave.
He was a ladies man, and he had the coolest outfit of everyone.
I like his character a lot.

08-19-2002, 01:48 PM
Darth Vader, the greatest movie villain of all time.

08-19-2002, 02:10 PM

1. 900 years have made him wise
2. 900 years have made him smart
3. 900 years have made him one bad Mutha!

08-19-2002, 04:21 PM
Definately Darth Vader, because the whole saga focuses around the fall and redemption of Anakin/Vader. Plus you think Vader when you think of Star Wars. He is the greatest villain of all time.

Mandalorian Candidat
08-19-2002, 04:22 PM
I'm sort of surprised no one's mentioned any bounty hunter so far. I pick Boba Fett (with the armor) and Han Solo as a close second.

I've always thought Boba was a bad-A, even though he didn't have a lot of screen time. To me it seemed that he didn't need much dialogue because his menace was enough to get his point across. I was a little disappointed in his childhood character because he seemed like just a little punk and nothing more. But I still like the whole Mandalorian Warrior thing.

Han is also great just due to his devil-may-care attitude. He's a good compliment to Luke and Lando and isn't afraid to stand up to loudmouth Chewie. Having Greedo shoot first ruined a great portion of his rogue character.

08-20-2002, 08:59 AM
I agree that Darth Vader is the greatest villain of all time anywhere. I also think his visage is the single most memorable and recognizable symbol of Star Wars. Brilliant design. I love Darth Vader.

Qui Gon Jinn appeals to me also because of his apparent comfort with his position - quiet, elegant, confident. Not afraid to speak his mind to superiors because he trusts his instincts, training and experience enough to know what needs to be said.

Those two being my favourites right now (and yes I know this sounds stupid) I try to be more like QGJ than DV (though a little DV like intimidation and awe-inspiring stature would certainly come in handy at work, from time to time).

Patient Zero
08-20-2002, 09:59 AM
Zuckuss & Plo Koon
I think the fact that you never hear them speak makes them seem more mysterious, confident and intelligent.

hango fett
08-20-2002, 10:33 AM
yoda. i love the old green goblin! i have ever since i saw ESB.

08-20-2002, 06:29 PM
I've always liked Han Solo the most. Why? Because he gets to fly the Millenium Falcon!!!

08-20-2002, 07:50 PM
Admiral Piett is my favorite Star Wars character of all-time. He is one of the most menacing imperials yet he doesn't even know how to use the force.
My favorite good guy is Han. He's a classic tough guy who's brave, loyal, and smart, yet he doesn't rely on the force to get his work done. His character seems very real. He has very real problems such as avoiding bounty hunters like Greedo and Boba Fett. Chewie is the one friend he can always trust, but other than that picking friends is risky for him. Sure, he found real friends in Luke and Leia eventually, but he also made a bad choice in trusting Lando and spent over a year stuck in a carbonite block because of it. That's a deep character!


08-20-2002, 11:02 PM
I don't think that Han made a bad choice in trusting Lando. I think that Lando was between a rock and a hard place.

The deal that Lando made was that Han and Leia would stay w/ him on Cloud City, that Han was only needed as bait to lure Luke. What Han should have trusted was his instincts- I think he had a feeling that something was wrong and dismissed the feeling.

Other then that, I think Lando was a good friend to Han.

08-20-2002, 11:19 PM
Man, I can't believe nobody has chosen Luke yet. Luke's been my favorite character since I was a kid, ROTJ sealed the deal there.

Obi-Wan has grown to be VERY close in this list though since around '89 or so.

08-21-2002, 12:18 AM
I agree that Lando was a good friend to Han. I don't think Lando had any malicious intent at all. He was offered a deal that he couldn't refuse. All I am saying is that Han has to be choosy about who he trusts. It is a very dangerous galaxy, especially for a smuggler.

Mandalorian Candidat
08-21-2002, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by AdmiralPiett
Admiral Piett is my favorite Star Wars character of all-time. He is one of the most menacing imperials yet he doesn't even know how to use the force.

I'm not criticizing your opinion, but I'm surprised that you mention Piett to be menacing but don't bring up Tarkin as an Imperial bad-A. Tarkin had the cojones to torture and mark Leia for execution and had the power to rein in the Dark Lord himself.

08-21-2002, 12:54 PM
Aesthtetics fav-- DArth Maul coolest look since Vader
Charachter Depth- Vader
Enigmatic - Palpy/Sidious/Emperor, so large yet so out of reach.