These Are the Most Popular Star Wars Characters

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25. Admiral Ackbar
> Wikipedia pageviews, 2015-2021: 1,683,627
> Star Wars movies appearance: Episodes VI, VII,VIII

Admiral Ackbar is one of the main leaders and central figures in the Resistance, and eventually the New Republic. The character was first developed for “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi,” the final film in the original trilogy. Ackbar became a fan favorite, best known for exclaiming “it’s a trap!” The phrase eventually became a commonly-used meme, especially among Star Wars fans.

The character was brought back for the third Star Wars trilogy, again commanding troops against the Dark Side of the Force. Ackbar was killed in “Star Wars: Episode VIII –The Last Jedi” when his ship was attacked as the Resistance attempted to take out the Starkiller Base. Fans, and even the puppeteer that portrayed Ackbar, were disappointed that the iconic character was killed in the background without much of a sendoff.

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24. R2-D2
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episodes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX

R2-D2 is an astromech droid that has served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, and Luke Skywalker, among others. Unlike C-3PO, R2-D2’s memory was never fully wiped, which means he is the only character who knows exactly what happens in each Star Wars movie.

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23. Captain Phasma
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episode VII, VIII

Captain Phasma, a human female stormtrooper, is one of the most beloved original characters created for the most recent Star Wars trilogy. A First Order soldier that rose through the ranks, Phasma eventually became a captain and took charge of training new Stormtroopers. Phasma was killed in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi,” when she was shot by Finn and fell into the burning hull of her ship.

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22. Poe Dameron
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episode VII, VIII, IX

Poe Dameron, portrayed by actor Oscar Isaac, is an ace fighter pilot from Yavin 4 that eventually became a general in the Resistance fighting against the First Order. Throughout the most recent Star Wars trilogy, Dameron forms an unlikely friendship with former stormtrooper Finn, helping him transition into being a Resistance member. Dameron has a reputation for being a hothead, sometimes disobeying orders when he disagrees with his superior officers, but his heart is always in the right place.

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21. Jango Fett
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episode II

Jango Fett is the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is a Mandalorian, a cultural group known for being among the greatest warriors in the galaxy. Fett’s DNA is used by the Sith to build a secret army — millions of clone troopers, as well as an unaltered clone, named Boba Fett, who he raised as his son.