Our Top 9 Star Wars Characters... The countdown!
The Force will be with you. Always…
It’s pretty hard to imagine a life without Star Wars. In fact, for us, it’s impossible.
A life without the Star Wars saga means no references, no quotes, no Yoda, no... thank you.
Ahead of the latest release in December, we’re getting a little excited about Episode 9/IX: The Rise of Skywalker. While we not-so-patiently-wait for the next movie, we thought we’d revisit our 9 favourite characters of all time.
Keep scrolling to find out who came out on top for team Pop Case.
#9 Kylo Ren
Driven by ambition and the desire for greater power, he believed it was his destiny to rule the galaxy.
The son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, here, we have Ben Solo. Driven by the overwhelming belief that it was his destiny to rule the galaxy, he is ultimately seduced by the dark side of the Force. After renaming himself ‘Kylo Ren’, killing his own dad (definitely no best son award here!), and striving to destroy his mother’s Resistance and the remains of the Jedi Order, we still see Kylo Ren struggle between the light side of the force… and the dark side.
"SHOW ME AGAIN, THE POWER OF THE DARKNESS, AND I WILL LET NOTHING STAND IN OUR WAY” - Uh oh. Alarm bells anyone?
#8 Princess Leia
Mother of Ben. Sister of Luke. Daughter of Darth Vader , symbol of POWER. As the biological daughter of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Leia was known for her strong connection to the Force. Standing her ground against Darth Vader often, she’s truly one of the most iconic female figures of the cinematic world. Princess Leia strives to make positive and influential changes across the galaxy and we’re all for it.
#7 Obi Wan Kenobi
Striking. Pretty cool outfit. Extremely patient and overtly wise. This character is your typical hero and a mentor figure to Anakin Skywalker and son Luke Skywalker. Whilst an incredibly disciplined Jedi Master, he is known for his peaceful ways, often seeking to end conflict without violence and is often referred to as “The Negotiator” across the galaxy. What a character.
#6 R2 – D2
In our eyes… the unrecognised hero of the whole saga! This tiny little robot has fought alongside generations of Skywalkers, saving Luke, Han Solo, Leia, and Chewie across the years. Kind, smart and loyal, you can always put your faith into this cultural icon who actually appeared in every movie to date!
Say hi to your favourite furry friend… and no we’re not talking about your family pet (although he may as well be!). Meet Chewbacca, the furball of all furballs, the sidekick of all sidekicks, and a Star Wars character very dear to our hearts. Famous for his kind nature, loyalty and sincere devotion to Han Solo as his sidekick, it’s little wonder he’s made the list. Fun fact: The word “Chewbacca” is a derivation of the word “Sobaka” (собака) which means “dog.” in Russian. Makes sense.
#4 Luke Skywalker
Oh, Lukey boy! This force sensitive farm boy went on to become one of the greatest Jedi of all, defeating the galactic empire in the civil war, and founding the new republic and Jedi Order. Unlike his father Anakin Skywalker, Luke held on to his morals, and when he was briefly tempted by the dark side, he had the strength to say no! Known as a hero and all-round golden boy, he even managed to save his father in the end (sort of)... not before beating the c*** out of him first. Oops.
#3 Han Solo
Loyal, a bit of a troublemaker, and certainly not afraid to take on a challenge, we love Han Solo. End of. And when we think Han Solo, we also think Chewbacca, and that’s not a bad thought to have at all! The moment he and Chewbacca accept a request to transport Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the rest of the clan to Alderaan on the Millenium Falcon is not to be forgotten. Especially since they owed Jabba the Hutt some serious cash. A fearless, stand-up guy (with impeccable taste may we add) that continually risks his life to save others? He is truly our hero.
Looking for a life coach? Enter Yoda. This tiny little legend was a Jedi Master much stronger, wiser, and just generally better in every way when it came to his connection to the force. A trainer of Jedi’s including Luke Skywalker, he also belongs to a mysterious species that we can’t quite work out. Nonetheless, he’s pretty damn great.
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." - Oh, so, wise.
AND THE NUMBER ONE SPOT GOES TO….
The one that the children were supposed to love- but didn’t. The one who was supposed to make us laugh- but didn’t… it’s JAR JAR BINKS! Just kidding guys, everybody CALM DOWN!
So, without further ado, our number one character of all time is…
#1 Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.
One of if not THE GREATEST villains of all time, it’s the most terrifying (and loved) of the cinematic world. So dark and domineering, that one of his main rivals is actually his own son. Yep, pretty evil. Once a heroic Jedi Knight, Anakin turned on his own wife when she was pregnant with their twins (Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia) and was lured to the dark side of the Force. The rest as they say, was history! In the end though, he tries to redeem himself by sacrificing his own life to save his sons. And if we’re really honest, just his name gives us goosebumps of both fear and excitement.
Oh Star Wars, we love you almost as much as we love displaying our funko pop collection proudly on our PopCase shelves.