Out of all the Star Wars characters created, here are the 15 who all fans can agree are without a doubt the most iconic the franchise has ever seen.
For more than four decades now, the franchise from a galaxy far, far away has continued to entertain fans all over the world and shows minimal signs of slowing down. Star Wars is more than just a great space opera. For some, it’s become a way of life and others a beacon of hope that one day balance will be restored. But what makes this sci-fi property stand out over the rest of the competition?
Many things have contributed to the success of George Lucas’s creation and why it’s stayed popular for so long. The enthralling story, awe-inspiring visuals, or endless supply of merchandise for fans are all significant factors in why Star Wars has become so iconic. While all these things stand out as Hall of Fame-caliber, it’s the characters that should get most of the credit. From A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker and every cartoon, TV series, book, comic, cereal box and video game in between, some extremely memorable personalities have made an appearance or two. They all may not be strong with the Force, but all of them have more than proven several times that they are undeniably a force to be reckoned with.
Some are obviously more prominent than others, but each one has a special place, not only with the Star Wars Universe but in every fans’ heart as well. With that being said, there are some that have almost become bigger than the franchise on their own. Of all the well-crafted humans, creatures, aliens, and droids, here are the 15 most iconic players.
15 most iconic Star Wars characters
15. Baby Yoda
No Star Wars character has ever risen to fame faster than that of The Child from the hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian. While he hasn’t been given a name on the TV show, fans all over have appropriately given him the adorable designation of Baby Yoda. This force-wielding little ball of cuteness has not only stolen the hearts of subscribers to the fledgling streaming service but also the cold bounty hunter Mando as well. He is easily one of the most talked-about and memed Force-sensitive entities in recent memory. He’s even got his own cereal, and the tidal wave of merchandise bearing his resemblance is set to flood the market like all the ships arriving on Exegol at the end of Episode 9.
After The Last Jedi, many fans were beginning to question if they even liked Star Wars in the first place. It’s safe to say The Mandalorian showed up at the right time to rekindle the passion for the franchise, and Baby Yoda was undoubtedly a significant factor in keeping the dream alive. It’s almost as if the property has been going through a metamorphosis all this time, and Baby Yoda represents the birth of a new direction things will move forward with. It’s very he has been the one the legends foretold that would bring balance to the franchise after the Disney deal. Our hero has finally arrived, and now the revolution can begin. All hail Baby Yoda!