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The Worst Star Wars Characters

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Lets discuss the worst characters in all of Star Wars, canon and Legends. Exaggeration is welcome. I’ll go first.

Salacious Crumb. I really hate that little shit. I can’t take the Jabba’s Palace sequence seriously thanks to Crumb. What should’ve been a very dramatic opening act was ruined by his incessant laughing and screeching.

Vader really sums up my thoughts on this one.

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I don’t know what’s worse, the name or the fact that they added CGI whatever-those-are to his head in post.

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Shadows of the Empire double header - Dash Rendar and Prince Xizor. Two of the most insufferable assholes in the galaxy (though the former is far worse for being completely redundant).

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NeverarGreat said:

Jar Jar

Enough Said.

I will respond to this suggestion for The Worst Star Wars Character with an image of The Best Star Wars Character.

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I could list their names, but they’re not worth the effort. Suffice to say, the One Sith can kiss my two buns.

“I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

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It could be Qui-Gon Jinn?

If he never existed, maybe we might have some prequels about you know, Anakin and Ben’s friendship… like we all thought they would be.

Or it could be Darth maul?

Person A: "Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!"
Person B: "What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?"
Person A: “Character…?”

Or it could just be Dexter Jettster?

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Ryan McAvoy said:

Or it could be Darth maul.

Person A: “Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!”

Person B: “What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?”

Person A: “Character…?”

It’s really telling that, in making him interesting for Clone Wars and Rebels, he’s practically unrecognizable from his TPM interpretation.

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Ryan McAvoy said:

Or it could be Darth maul?

Person A: "Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!"
Person B: "What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?"
Person A: “Character…?”

The same could be said for OT Boba Fett, IMO.

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Jeebus said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

Or it could be Darth maul?

Person A: "Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!"
Person B: "What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?"
Person A: “Character…?”

The same could be said for OT Boba Fett, IMO.

If Boba Fett dueled Luke in ESB instead of Vader, then yes. But he didn’t, so no

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So many candidates

  • The Jedi Rocks Singer

  • Captain Panaka

  • The eye patch guy that replaced panaka

  • Jar Jar

  • Pod race announcer

  • Kid Boba Fett

  • Any random Boring PT Jedi

  • Trade Federation Losers (I was so glad Anakin killed those d-bags in ROTS… I’d been waiting for someone to kill those losers since TPM)

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Ryan McAvoy said:

It could be Qui-Gon Jinn?

If he never existed, maybe we might have some prequels about you know, Anakin and Ben’s friendship… like we all thought they would be.

Or it could be Darth maul?

Person A: "Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!"
Person B: "What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?"
Person A: “Character…?”

Or it could just be Dexter Jettster?

I can answer that question. Darth Maul not only looks badass, he doesn’t have to read any terrible Lucas dialogue. His 2 lines were actually good.

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DominicCobb said:

Jeebus said:

Ryan McAvoy said:

Or it could be Darth maul?

Person A: "Darth Maul is my favourite Star Wars villain because he looks so badass!!!"
Person B: "What else is good about his character, apart from looking badass?"
Person A: “Character…?”

The same could be said for OT Boba Fett, IMO.

If Boba Fett dueled Luke in ESB instead of Vader, then yes. But he didn’t, so no

Plus I think we all could easily describe Boba Fett’s character and personality from his few lines and actions. e.g. He is ‘Cunning’ because we are shown that he sees right through Han’s Stardestroyer escape plan. He is “remorseless” because we hear (the not exactly remore-full) Vader telling him not to just murder everyone on sight. etc etc. Fett certainly looks “badass” but he’s a bottomless well of rich characterisation next to Darth Maul.

Disco_Lobot said:

  • Captain Panaka

This isn’t the “Best characters” thread.

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“Rich characterization” is wildly overrated.

I can think of so many cool movie characters from the past that had little to no backstory or arc.

Take a movie like Aliens… what the hell do we know about Vasquez? Drake? Hicks? Hudson?

Or Predator… Pretty much all of the characters are totally paper thin and the movie is still awesome. “This stuff will make you a sexual tyrannasauras” What more do you need to know after that?

There’s plenty of thin characters from the OT that were cool - Boba Fett (until he died like a chump), Piett, Veers, Tarkin, Admiral Ackbar

Admiral Raddus from Rogue One was cool.

Anyways… just saying it’s completely possible to create cool and compelling characters without wasting a bunch of time on backstory as long as you can get some good acting and a well written script.

Honestly - Darth Maul was one of the only cool villains in the PT (the other being Palpatine). Both of them were simple black/white characteers… but they were well acted and designed.

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All of the PT characters. Most if not all of the R1 characters. Poe Dameron, Captain Jokema, and General Kid in TFA.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I could list their names, but they’re not worth the effort. Suffice to say, the One Sith can kiss my two buns.

Can you at least get the phone number of the one with the lit saber? 😉

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