Star Wars Character List

A complete Star Wars character list would take a book to publish. The intricate story line of the six movie space opera has created thousands of characters from different planets across the galaxy. However, there is a primary group of characters anyone interested in Star Wars must get to know.

Star Wars Character List

  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader is one of the most important characters in the Star Wars story. Freed from slavery, young Anakin trains as a Jedi warrior, grows up and secretly marries Queen Amidala. However, he is seduced by the dark side and turns into the Sith lord Darth Vader. The story of his adventure, fall from grace and final redemption is the spine of the entire Star Wars tale.
  • Chewbacca is a tall, furry and muscular creature from the Wookiee race. He is a strong warrior and acts as Han Solo's sidekick. He speaks in a strange moaning language that others, or at least Han, seem to understand.
  • Darth Maul is the evil Sith warrior sent to defeat the Jedi warriors in The Phantom Menace. He is a skilled and deadly weapon trained in ancient Jedi arts. He is garbed in black, as are all Sith's, with a red and black pattern across his face.
  • Han Solo is the reckless and wild space pilot that Luke recruits to help save Princess Leia. With his co-pilot Chewbacca, a fast ship and some crazy flying, Han manages to help the group fight the evil empire. He falls in love with Princess Leia.
  • Luke Skywalker is the son of Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala. He grows up with his aunt and uncle, knowing nothing of his origins. A chance encounter with a hidden message in a droid sends him on a wild tale. Luke trains as a Jedi, learns the truth about his father, learns that Princess Leia is his twin sister and finally saves the galaxy while helping Darth Vader redeem himself as Anakin Skywalker.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi trained as a Jedi warrior under Qui-Gon in his youth. He went on to train Anakin and went into hiding when Anakin turned to the dark side. He eventually starts Luke's Jedi training and is killed by Darth Vader.
  • Padme/Queen Amidala is the leader of the Naboo people. She masquerades as a handmaiden named Padme on a trip with two Jedi warriors and meets a young Anakin Skywalker. Years later, as she fights to save her planet, she falls in love and marries an older Anakin. She gives birth to healthy twins, one girl and one boy, but dies soon after. 
  • Princess Leia is the daughter of Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala. She grows up in a life of privilege to become a brave freedom fighter. After being captured by Darth Vader and tortured for information, she is saved by Luke, Han and the others. As the group fights for freedom, she learns the truth about her parents and twin brother. She also falls in love with Han Solo and helps save the galaxy.
  • Qui-Gon Jinn is a strong-minded Jedi master who acts as a teacher to Obi-Wan. It is Qui-Gon who discovers Anakin Skywalker and decides to train him as a Jedi warrior. He also kills Darth Maul and sacrifices his life to the fight for freedom.
  • Yoda is an ancient, little, green Jedi master who fought against the evil empire and went into hiding when the democratic Republic crumbled. He helped guard the secret about the existence of Luke and Leia. He also helped train Luke as a Jedi.
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