sábado, 13 de julio de 2013

Top 100 Star Wars Characters 30-21

As we move higher into the list, we begin to see the most important Clone Wars characters, along with the secondary characters of the film series.
To see previous parts of the list, click here: 
30. Son
The Son is the personification of the dark side and the brother of the Daughter. He seeks to manipulate Anakin, due to the fact that he is the Chosen One, in order to escape from Mortis and plunge the galaxy into unspeakable darkness. 
29. Father
The Father is the force wielder that exerts control and balance over his children, the Daughter, the manifestation of the light side, and the Son, the manifestation of the dark side. The family lives as anchorites in the planet Mortis, and has done so for millenia. Once the Father hears news that the Chosen One was born, he seeks to find him, due to the fact that he is dying and someone must take his place in order to maintain balance in the Force.
28. Darth Plagueis
When Palpatine told his future apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, the tragedy of ''Darth Plagueis the Wise'' whom he later revealed to have been his master, many fans questioned whether or not he had told the truth to Anakin, or had merely made up a tale in order to turn him to the dark side. It wasn't until 2012, when James Luceno released his excellent novel, Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, that we learned that Palpatine had told the truth...from a certain point of view. He is the most important EU character in regard to the events that take place in the films. Secretly as the lobbyist Hego Damask, he holds immense economic and political power within the Republic. He finds Palpatine at a young age and trains him to be his apprentice. And like no other disciple of the dark side, Plagueis seeks to command the ultimate power...over life and death. Together him and his apprentice will rule the galaxy...unless his apprentice has other intentions in mind. 
27. Jar Jar Binks
Let's settle down something here, straight off the bat: I am in no way a hateboy, nor a prequel lover who seeks to please the haters who have slinged mud on Jar Jar since 1999. In fact, I placed him so high on the list, not only because he is an important secondary character but also because the hateboys need to learn to stop ruining the fun for everyone else. 

Ok, so going back... Oh yes! Jar Jar Binks was a male Gungan who lived on the planet Naboo during the time of the invasion of the Trade Federation. He goes off to help Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi navigate through the planet core, and later becomes a general in the Gungan Army defending Naboo from the Trade Federation. Jar Jar later goes off to become a Representative of Naboo, replacing Padme when needed. He was tricked by Palpatine into helping him gain emergency powers in order to create the Grand Army of the Republic. Despite the fact that Jar Jar was always getting himself into trouble, he always had good intentions in place. 
26. Plo Koon
Plo Koon is the most important Jedi in the CW who never said a single line in the films. Whether or not this was because of Dave Filoni, we know that Plo Koon certainly has one of the best personalities. He discovered Ahsoka at a young age and brought her to the Jedi Temple, and went on several missions along with her, Anakin and Obi-Wan during the Clone Wars. He gets shot down on Cato Neimoidia when Order 66 is executed.
25. Jabba the Hutt
Jabba the Hutt is everyone's favorite gangster. Being the leader of a large criminal empire, he controls a vast amount of wealth, and hires bounty hunters whenever needed to hunt down dudes who own him cash. Han Solo was chased down by Boba Fett under the payroll of the Hutt, and was frozen in carbonite and kept as a wall decoration in Jabba's Palace. Luke, Leia, Lando and Chewie go in an all out strike to free Han Solo. Jabba the Hutt dies in the process. 
24. Captain Rex
Captain Rex, one of the central characters of the Clone Wars television series, as described by Dave Filoni was created to symbolize the ''perfect soldier''. He has gone on several adventures with the Star Wars heroes, in particular his commander in chief, Anakin Skywalker. Through Rex's eyes, we have seen how the Clone troopers have lived and dealt with several of the war issues, and how it feels to be the clone of millions. 
23. Cad Bane 
Influenced right out of Lee Van Cleef in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Cad Bane is the cowboy-inspired bounty hunter of the Star Wars universe. The gunslinger has been known to have taken hostage the Galactic Senate, infiltrate the Jedi temple, and be involved in a plot to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine. He is one of the best villains to have been introduced to the Star Wars mythos. 
22. Asajj Ventress
Asajj Ventress was a character created after a concept art that was being made for the villain of Episode II. She was primarily an EU character, who found her way into the 2003 Clone Wars micro TV series, and later made her way into the Clone Wars 2008 series, which really changed the course of the character, turning her from a villain into a hero-well sort off. Anyways, she became a much better character in the adventures that followed Sidious's orders to assasinate her. 
21. Grand Moff Tarkin 
Portrayed by Peter Cushing in 1977, Grand Moff Tarkin was the Governor of the Outer Rim Territories, who commanded the Death Star, a fearsome weapon that had the capacity of destroying entire planets. Before he became the evil military leader, he was a Captain in the Republic Navy, who became friends with Anakin Skywalker in the last days of the Clone Wars. Tarkin later rises to the rank of Admiral and is responsible for accusing Ahsoka Tano of murder and terrorism and demands that she suffers the penalty of death. Sounds nasty, no? But we all know those characteristics make him a great villain. 

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