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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #180 on: January 27, 2019, 10:20:38 PM »
Good stuff! Luke is such a great multi-faceted protagonist, especially since Hamill brings a pretty unique presence and charisma to the role. And always fun to see some characters on every list.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #181 on: January 28, 2019, 06:31:46 PM »
#4: Yoda



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Yoda, a Force-sensitive male member of a mysterious species, was a legendary Jedi Master who witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Republic, as well as the rise of the Galactic Empire. An ancient Jedi revered for his advanced age and wisdom, Yoda served as Grand Master of the Jedi Order during the latter days of the Republic and also held a seat on the Jedi High Council along with other legendary masters such as Mace Windu and Ki-Adi-Mundi. For over eight-hundred years, he mentored others in the ways of the Force and had a hand in the training of many Jedi during their time as younglings.

Approximately thirty-two years before the Battle of Yavin, Anakin Skywalker was presented as the Chosen One to the High Council by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Although the former slave from Tatooine demonstrated exceptional sensitivity to the Force, Yoda and his colleagues declined to train him due to the fear they sensed within him. The High Council later reversed its decision in the wake of Jinn's death despite the dissenting opinion of Yoda, who sensed that Skywalker represented grave danger to the future of the Jedi Order. Over the next decade, the galaxy became increasingly destabilized by a secessionist movement that threatened to tear the Republic asunder. When it became evident that the Confederacy of Independent Systems intended to secede from the Republic by force of arms, Yoda oversaw the deployment of thousands of clone troopers to Geonosis, where the first battle of the Clone Wars commenced.

As a Jedi General of the Grand Army of the Republic, Yoda's time was spent directing the Jedi in their new role as wartime leaders, negotiating with potential allies such as King Katuunko of Toydaria, and leading clones on the battlefield against the Separatist Droid Army. By the third year of the galactic conflict, the Jedi discovered that Darth Sidious and Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine were one and the same. Yoda's colleagues on the High Council moved to arrest the Sith Lord, but Skywalker's betrayal thwarted their efforts and led to the start of the Jedi Purge through Order 66. Across the galaxy, the Jedi Knights and their apprentices fell victim to the secret kill order that the clones had been programmed to obey. Yoda survived the attempt on his life, however, but later fled into exile after failing to kill the self-appointed Galactic Emperor.

The Grand Master spent the last two decades of his life on the planet Dagobah, where he was found by Anakin's son, Luke Skywalker, who endeavored to complete his training in the Jedi arts. On his deathbed, Yoda confirmed that Luke's father had become Darth Vader—the Emperor's apprentice in the dark side of the Force. After a lifespan of nine-hundred years, Yoda succumbed to death, shedding his mortal coil and becoming one with the Force. Shortly afterward, the prophecy of the Chosen One was realized when Vader killed his Sith Master at the cost of his own life in order to save his son. This act of self-sacrifice allowed the late Yoda to preserve the Anakin's consciousness in the Force. As the Rebel Alliance celebrated their victory over the Empire, Luke saw the spirits of his mentors, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, standing beside a redeemed Anakin Skywalker as they watched over him and his friends.

Yoda would again visit the realm of the living from the Netherworld of the Force roughly thirty years after the Battle of Endor. By then, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker was a broken man who lived as a hermit on Ahch-To. It had been Yoda's dying wish to see Skywalker restore the Jedi Order by passing on what he had learned to a new generation of Jedi Knights. Skywalker made the attempt, but the fall of his gifted nephew, Ben Solo, all but destroyed his plans, leading him to believe that it was time for the Jedi to end. With Yoda's help, Skywalker overcame his guilt and subsequently became one with the Force, passing the mantle of the Jedi to the Jakku scavenger Rey.

My thoughts:
The muppet that was a Jedi master, and later CGI. Also has one of my favorite musical themes. Definitely one of my favorite characters and adds variety to the SW universe. Also good example not judging people by appearance. His appearance was probably my favorite scenes in The Last Jedi

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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #182 on: January 28, 2019, 06:42:53 PM »
I'm guessing that even with the power of the force, that even the best Jedi/Sith has a limit to how far their powers can go. We saw that in The Last Jedi it took Lukes life just for him to force project himself onto the surface of Crait for a few minutes.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #183 on: January 28, 2019, 11:42:53 PM »
"If as Yoda says, size is no issue. Why can't he levitate all the imperial ships into the sun?" - Chad Vader

Midichlorians.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #184 on: January 29, 2019, 12:57:34 AM »
Yoda rocks!


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #185 on: January 29, 2019, 12:09:09 PM »
Yoda rocks!
And he even taught Luke how to lift them.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #186 on: January 29, 2019, 01:35:44 PM »
#3: Princess Leia



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Leia Organa, a Force-sensitive human female, was a princess of Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate, a leader of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, a member of the Galactic Senate, and general of the Resistance. Born alongside her twin brother, Luke Skywalker in the year 19 BBY as Leia Amidala Skywalker, she was the daughter of the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo. As a result of her father's fall to the dark side of the Force, the Skywalker children were separated with Leia becoming the adopted daughter of Senator Bail Organa and his wife, Queen Breha Organa, who renamed her Princess Leia Organa. Raised with the values of her adoptive parents, Organa supported the principles of the Galactic Republic and opposed the rule of its successor, the Galactic Empire. Despite succeeding to her adoptive father's post in the Imperial Senate, Organa worked in secret to undermine the Empire's operations and was entrusted with the stolen plans to the Death Star, an Imperial superweapon capable of destroying entire planets. Although she was unable to prevent the annihilation of her adopted homeworld, the plans were ultimately delivered to the Rebel Alliance, resulting in the destruction of the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY.

Organa became a leading figure in the Alliance, participating in key events such as the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY and the decisive Battle of Endor in 4 ABY. She also killed the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure, earning her the title of "Huttslayer." With the deaths of Emperor Palpatine and his apprentice, Darth Vader, the biological father of Organa and her brother, the Empire was defeated at the Battle of Jakku and subsequently forced to capitulate to the New Republic in 5 ABY. Having achieved her lifelong goal to overthrow the Empire and restore freedom to the galaxy, Organa settled down in an effort to start a family with her husband, the smuggler-turned-Rebel, Han Solo. She gave birth to their son, Ben Solo, on the day that marked the end of the Galactic Civil War. However, like his mother, Ben was born inherently strong with the Force due to his biological connection to the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker. Due to the similarities between Ben and his grandfather, Organa placed her son in the custody of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in the hope that Ben would not turn to the dark side as Vader once did.

As a senator of the New Republic, Organa opposed the Senate's lack of response to the rise of the First Order, a successor of the Empire in all but name. Sidelined by a new generation of political leaders, Organa founded the Resistance to monitor the activities of the First Order. By then, Organa's son had turned to the dark side and destroyed Skywalker's efforts to fully restore the Jedi Order. Adopting the persona of Kylo Ren, the former Ben Solo became the apprentice of Supreme Leader Snoke, although his mother remained hopeful that the light side of the Force still existed within her son. It was at Organa's request that her estranged husband attempt to bring Ren home, resulting in Han Solo's death at the hands of their son. Ren's parricidal actions caused Organa to lose faith in her son, believing he was indeed beyond the hope of redemption. At the same time, the First Order had risen with the intent of conquering the known galaxy in the wake of the Republic's collapse, leaving the Resistance alone in its war against the Empire's successor. Following the near destruction of the Resistance at the Battle of Crait, Organa retreated from the First Order with a handful of survivors aboard her late husband's starship, the Millennium Falcon.

My thoughts:
Probably the biggest question about episode 9 is how they will handle Princess Leia with Carrie Fisher's unfortunate passing. Carrie brought a feisty attitude to the role while still being intelligent and loving. She also has a great theme to boot.

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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #187 on: January 29, 2019, 02:51:51 PM »
Man Linszoid. I didn't think anyone had the Star Wars riffs burned into their brain as much as me, but I was wrong  ;D


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #188 on: January 29, 2019, 03:27:26 PM »
Man Linszoid. I didn't think anyone had the Star Wars riffs burned into their brain as much as me, but I was wrong  ;D

I watched some of the movies with Rifftrax and jotted down some riffs while making this list. Otherwise I watched "best of" clips on youtubes.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #189 on: January 29, 2019, 03:36:50 PM »
#2: Darth Vader



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Anakin Skywalker, a Force-sensitive human male, was a Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic and the Chosen One of the Force. During the Clone Wars, his accomplishments as a battlefield commander earned him the Hero With No Fear moniker. After turning to the dark side of the Force, he became known as Darth Vader—Dark Lord of the Sith and apprentice to Emperor Darth Sidious. As a Sith Lord, Vader turned against his former comrades and hunted the surviving Jedi into near extinction. He became an enforcer of the Galactic Empire, who worked to crush the Alliance to Restore the Republic for opposing his Sith Master's will. Yet despite his actions as Darth Vader, a glimmer of the light side of the Force remained within the former Anakin Skywalker.

Skywalker was born in the year 41 BBY on the Outer Rim planet Tatooine during the Age of the Republic. Although he had a mother, the slave Shmi Skywalker, the truth about his parentage was that Anakin had no father—leading Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn to suspect that Skywalker's conception was the work of the midi-chlorians. Recognizing the boy's unprecedented connection to the Force, Jinn was determined to see Skywalker trained as a member of the Jedi Order, the task of which ultimately fell to his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi following Jinn's death in 32 BBY. Over the next decade, Skywalker rose to become one of the strongest Jedi in galactic history. While he was both caring and compassionate, his fear of loss was ultimately the catalyst for his downfall. In 19 BBY, with the Clone Wars nearing conclusion, Skywalker succumbed to the temptations of the dark side, believing the Sith had the power to save the life of Senator Padmé Amidala, his secret wife. Christened "Darth Vader" by his new Master Darth Sidious, the newly-minted Sith Lord assaulted the Coruscant Jedi Temple, killing fully-trained Jedi and novice younglings alike. After assassinating the leaders of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Vader was confronted on Mustafar by his one-time friend and mentor, Kenobi, resulting in a lightsaber duel that left Vader burned and mutilated. As a consequence of his defeat, he was rebuilt as a cyborg and encased in a life-sustaining suit of armor, further distancing the persona of Vader from that of Anakin Skywalker. In addition, Amidala's death in childbirth broke the fallen Jedi Knight's heart, leaving him more machine than man mentally as well as physically.

Throughout the Dark Times, the former Anakin Skywalker brought fear to the galaxy in his capacity as the Emperor's dark enforcer. However, in spite of his deep immersion in darkness, Vader never succeeded in fully killing the side of himself that was Skywalker. His confrontation with his son, the aspiring Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, during the Galactic Civil War awoke the compassion within the Sith Lord, causing Vader to renounce his allegiance to the Sith in order to save Luke from the Emperor's wrath. By killing his Master, however, Vader sustained critical damage to his armor, making death inevitable. Resigned to his fate, his dying wish was to see his son with his own eyes for the first and final time. In the end, he died not as Darth Vader but as Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One who brought balance to the Force by destroying the Sith. His destiny fulfilled, Skywalker's consciousness was able to endure beyond death due to his sacrifice and redemption, allowing him to live on in spirit alongside his deceased Jedi mentors, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Grand Master Yoda. Yet the legacy of Vader also survived through Kylo Ren, his grandson by Princess Leia Organa. As Vader's descendant, Ren believed it was his destiny to complete his grandfather's legacy: the annihilation of the Jedi Order.

My thoughts:
The Dark Lord of the Sith and hater of sand. Vader is third on AFI's top villain list. Probably the most iconic baddy of all time. Visually his suit is intimidating. His breathing itself is ominous. I only wish that they found someone better to play him in the prequels. He has the most classic and IMO best character arc in the Star Wars universe and indeed most of human story telling itself.

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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #190 on: January 29, 2019, 03:43:08 PM »
#1: Han Solo



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Han Solo, known only as Han until being given the surname Solo by chief recruitment officer Drawd Munbrin, and also known as Cadet 124-329 when serving as a Imperial cadet, was a human male smuggler who became a leader in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and an instrumental figure in the defeat of the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. He hailed from Corellia and became a smuggler in the employ of Jabba the Hutt, even completing the Kessel Run in just twelve parsecs with his prized ship, the Millennium Falcon. He was the son-in-law of fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala, husband of Princess Leia Organa, brother-in-law of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, father of Ben Solo, rivals and close friends with fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian, and best friends with the Wookiee Chewbacca, his trusted co-pilot who swore a life debt to the Corellian smuggler. Solo ran afoul of Jabba after ditching a shipment of spice to avoid trouble with the Empire, owing the Hutt a great deal of money as a result. His fortune seemed to have changed when he agreed to charter Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO to Alderaan, but he became caught up in the rebellion against the Empire and, after helping Leia Organa escape from the Death Star, briefly fought in the Battle of Yavin, which allowed Skywalker to destroy the superweapon. Solo fought with the Rebellion for a number of years afterward, taking part in numerous operations and battles against the Empire.

After the Battle of Hoth, Solo sought refuge with Organa—with whom he had fallen in love—Chewbacca, and C-3PO on Cloud City, which was operated by his old friend Lando Calrissian. There, they were captured by the Sith Lord Darth Vader as part of a trap to bait Skywalker to the city. Solo was frozen in carbonite and taken to Jabba's Palace on Tatooine by the bounty hunter Boba Fett, where he remained encased in carbonite for months until he was rescued by his friends. After returning to the Alliance Fleet, Solo was promoted to the rank of general and was given command of the Pathfinders, a special forces squad, for the Battle of Endor. Solo led the Pathfinders to Endor, where he, Organa, Chewbacca, and the special forces team, with the help of the native Ewoks, destroyed the shield generator protecting the second Death Star that was being constructed in orbit. Their actions allowed the Alliance Fleet to destroy the superweapon.

The Battle of Endor, which saw the deaths of Emperor Sheev Palpatine and Darth Vader, allowed the Rebellion to form the New Republic. In the early days after Endor, Solo continued to lead the Pathfinders against the Empire. He married Organa, and the two had a son, Ben Solo. The boy struggled with the dark side of the Force—like his mother, who was the daughter of Darth Vader and twin sister of Luke Skywalker, Ben was Force-sensitive—so Organa sent him to be trained as a Jedi by Skywalker. He was seduced to the dark side by Snoke, Supreme Leader of the First Order, resulting in the destruction of Skywalker's attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order.

Having lost their son, Solo left and returned to smuggling, and even lost the Millennium Falcon to numerous thieves. He continued to smuggle until he was brought back into the fight by a scavenger named Rey and a defected First Order stormtrooper named Finn, who carried with them a droid, BB-8, that had part of a map to Skywalker's location. Solo, who retrieved the Falcon from Rey and Finn, returned to Organa, who led the Resistance against the First Order, and fought in the battle to destroy the First Order superweapon known as Starkiller Base. During the battle, Solo saw his son, who had taken the name Kylo Ren, and tried to convince him to return home. Instead, Ren stabbed his father with his lightsaber. Mortally wounded, Solo fell to his death in the bowels of the Starkiller weapon.

My thoughts:
Never tell him the odds! But when you can get 229 points in 10 lists the odds are generally in your favor. I think everyone wants to be Han Solo at some point in their life, flying around in some spaceship with a wookie companion and getting into all sorts of adventure and fun. Lucas described him as a man who would be a millionaire one day and broke the next. Yet he was generally a softy for a good cause. May the Force be with you all!


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #191 on: January 29, 2019, 03:49:24 PM »
Honorable Mention: The Music of John Williams



I love the music of Star Wars, as much as the characters, the visuals, you name it. I think the music is a character unto himself. What's the Empire without the Imperial Theme? Who doesn't love Yoda's Theme, or Leia's Theme or Duel of the Fates? The music really amplifies the movies in a way that few soundtracks have before.


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #192 on: January 29, 2019, 04:02:09 PM »
Cool :o
My list (out of numerical order :P ):
10-C-3PO
5-R2-D2
2-PORKINS
8-LUKE SKYWALKER
9-PRINCESS LEIA
3-OBIWAN KENOBI
6-LANDO CALRISSIAN
7-JABBA THE HUT
1-BOBA FETT
15-CHEWBACCA
19-BIGGS DARKLIGHTER
16-DENGAR
17-DARTH VADER
12-GREEDO
11-TARKIN
18-YODA
13-RANCOR
14-MAX REBO
4-HAN SOLO
25-EWOKS
21-EMPEROR
22-TAUN-TAUN
23-RANKOR
24-SARLAAC
20-SAND PEOPLE


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #193 on: January 29, 2019, 04:27:38 PM »
Wow Han Solo got the top spot?! I honestly did not see that coming. To be fair though there will never be another scoundrel like him. Sure there have been many like him that have come and gone over the years, but Han will always be the best.

1.   Darth Revan
2.   Darth Vader
3.   Luke Skywalker
4.   Yoda
5.   Han Solo
6.   Princess Leia
7.   Rey
8.   HK-47
9.   Boba Fett
10.   Lando Calrissian
11.   The Emperor
12.   Kylo Ren
13.   Mara Jade
14.   Finn/FN-2187
15.   Poe Dameron
16.   Obi-Wan Kenobi
17.   Kyle Katarn
18.   BB-8
19.   Bastila Shan
20.   Chewbacca
21.   R2-D2
22.   Dash Rendar
23.   Admiral Piett
24.   Lobot
25.   IG-88


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Re: List of Crap #114: Top 50 Star Wars Characters countdown
« Reply #194 on: January 29, 2019, 04:43:15 PM »
Here's mine. You can tell I dig robots and aliens.

1. Yoda
2. HK-47
3. Han Solo
4. K-2S0
5. L3-37
6. Jabba The Hutt
7. Princess Leia
8. Salacious Crumb
9. BB-8
10. Darth Vader
11. Rey
12. Rose Tico
13. Chewbacca
14. Ashoka Tano
15. Luke Skywalker
16. Mission Vao
17. IG-88
18. Grand Admiral Thrawn
19. Lando Calrissian
20. R2-D2
21. Greedo
22. C-3P0
23. Padme Amadala
24. Wicket
25. Bastila Shan

I was actually surprised when making my list to discover that Rey has no last name. I suppose it emphasizes the whole "came from nothing" thing.