domingo, 21 de julio de 2013

Top Star Wars Characters 20-11

These are the secondary most important characters of the Star Wars saga.
20. Jango Fett
Jango Fett was the greatest bounty hunter of the last days of the Old Republic- at least, until he suffered his demise at the hands of Jedi Knight Mace Windu. Having been hired by Count Dooku a decade before the Clone Wars, he was the original genetic source for the Clone Army of the Galactic Republic, and demanded to the Kamino cloners that he would be given an unaltered clone: Boba Fett. Jango was a great bounty hunter, that had the capacity of being a good adversary to trained and disciplined Jedi like Obi-Wan Kenobi. He was named after the character of the 1966 Spaghetti Western, Django. And no, I didn't like Tarantino's Django Unchained
19. Mace Windu
Portrayed by the great Samuel L. Jackson, Mace Windu was the only Jedi Knight known to have had a purple lightsaber. Windu was a pupil of Yoda, an excellent swordsman, and one of the most dogmatic Jedi of the Order. His lack of trust in Anakin played a large role in his fall to the dark side, and died getting thrown off a balcony by force lightning. 
18. Ahsoka Tano 
Ahsoka Tano was the Padawan assigned to Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars. As the main protagonist of the highly successful animated series, Ahsoka went from being a brash and inexperienced kid into a more-mature for her age young Jedi. By introducing a female lead into Star Wars, it opened the doors for far more women to get into being fans of sci-fi and epic space operas. She sadly leaves the Jedi Order at the end of Season 5. 
17. Lando Calrissian 
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Of the countless characters that have walked in and out of the Star Wars universe, none have looked or acted cooler than Lando Calrissian. A more suave version of Han Solo and without his arrogance, Lando was at first a good friend of Solo, who was forced to turn them over due to the fact that Darth Vader had reached Cloud City before them. Lando then escapes Cloud City, and as former baron administrator, joins the Rebel Alliance in order to defeat the Empire. And yes, I always smile when he says ''yeeehaaah'' at the end of Jedi
16. Boba Fett
The ''unaltered'' son of Jango Fett, Boba takes over his father's title as ''greatest bounty hunter of the galaxy'' at some unknown point. He goes off in a vendetta against Mace Windu during the Clone Wars for the murder of his father, an arc in the show that made the character have some sense of morality. He stands as a bit of a grey area character, and later off goes into capture Han Solo in order to deliver him to Jabba the Hutt. Boba does all that with the help of Darth Vader and the Empire. He dies in the Sarlacc pit after Han Solo accidentally malfunctions his jet-pack. Whether or not he survives and makes his way to Episode VII, it's anyone's guess. 
15. General Grievous
General Grievous was created in order to foreshadow Anakin Skywalker's transformation into Darth Vader. A cyborg who is part machine and part alien, Grievous was purposely destroyed by the Separatists and reconstructed by them in order to serve as the Supreme Commander of the Droid Army. He went off to command several battles of the Clone Wars, known to have successfully been the captain of the Malevolence for some time, Destroy most of the Nightsister clan, and kill various Jedi in the process. He died at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Utapau and was remembered as a fearsome warrior. 
14. Darth Maul 
George Lucas had the difficult job of creating another iconic villain for his Star Wars franchise: and he succeeded. Darth Maul, a Sith Lord inspired by the physical aspect of the Devil in various cultures, has proven to be not only a fan favorite, but an excellent swordsman. He stole the show in Episode 1 as he viciously murdered Qui-Gon Jinn, and was defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi, and presumed dead. He reemerged ten years later, only to extend his ultimate revenge against the revered Jedi Master. 
13. Chewbacca
Chewbacca is a bit of the space dog of the Star Wars universe, being the loyal and friendly co-pilot to Han Solo, captain of the Millenium Falcon. We saw that back in the time of The Clone Wars, he befriended Ahsoka in order to survive Trandoshan hunting and in the time of Sith, he was leading a  battle on Kashyyyk with Tarrful and Yoda. He goes off later to join the Rebel Alliance with Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. 
12. Han Solo 
Harrison Ford became a famous actor worldwide thanks to his role of Han Solo. The space cowboy-smuggler-scoundrel is among the most beloved Star Wars characters. He changes from being a selfish , cocky dude in A New Hope, to eventually become a valuable member of the Alliance by Return of the Jedi,  and a trustable and good friend to the main cast. He is the love interest of none other than the beautiful Princess Leia, and since then, his bad boy persona has kind off driven plenty of women crazy for the past 3 decades. Some guys have always tried to be Han Solo, while others have preferred to identify with other Star Wars characters. 
11. Count Dooku 
Count Dooku is one of those bad guys who acts evil, but doesn't think of himself as evil. And that's part of what makes him so great. Portrayed by the great Christopher Lee, an incredibly talented swordsman and a powerful Force user, Count Dooku was once a Jedi Knight and the Master of Qui-Gon Jinn. However, he always had interest in the dark side, and once the corruption of the Republic and the death of his apprentice had tormented him enough, he joined the Sith Lords and became the apprentice of Darth Sidious, known as Darth Tyranus. He was the head of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, while secretly hoping to take over the galaxy with his master, once the war was over. Unfortunately, he failed to realize that his fate was sealed once he became his apprentice. 

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