These Are the Most Popular Star Wars Characters

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5. Princess Leia
> Wikipedia pageviews, 2015-2021: 5,781,408
> Star Wars movies appearance: Episodes IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX

Princess Leia, or Leia Skywalker Organa Solo, is the leader of the Rebel Alliance. A political and military leader, she fights to restore the Republic. As the daughter of Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padme Amidala, Princess Leia, though not a Jedi, can sense the Force. Towards the end of her life she focuses on bringing back her son, Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) back from the Dark Side of the Force.

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4. Rey
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episode VII, VIII, IX

Rey is the first female lead in the Star Wars franchise. A human Jedi master and a former scavenger, she fights for the Resistance against the First Order. She finds Jedi master Luke Skywalker and asks him to train her. She dies killing her grandfather, Darth Sidious. Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) brings her back to life.

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3. Palpatine
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episodes III, V, VI, IX

In the prequel trilogy, Palpatine advances himself from Senator to Supreme Chancellor and reorganizes the Republic into a Galactic Empire. Secretly Darth Sidious — the Dark Lord of the Sith — Palpatine executes Order 66, the command to kill all Jedi, and seduces a young Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.

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2. Kylo Ren
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episode VII, VIII, IX

Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia and the nephew of Luke Skywalker. Ren’s personality and aspirations are more in line with that of his grandfather, Darth Vader. Kylo Ren was Supreme Leader Snoke’s apprentice after turning to the Dark Side. Throughout the Star Wars sequels, Kylo Ren falls in love with Rey. He kills the Supreme Leader and saves Rey in “The Last Jedi.”

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1. Darth Vader
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> Star Wars movies appearance: Episodes III, IV, V, VI, Rogue One

A fallen Jedi, Darth Vader is by far the most popular Star Wars character. The primary antagonist of the series, Darth Vader is seduced to the Dark Side of the Force by Darth Sidious and serves under the Dark Lord of the Sith for decades as they rule the Galactic Empire.

While Vader is unsuccessful in his attempts to seduce Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side, the two unite as father and son as they defeat Emperor Palpatine. Darth Vader dies as Anakin Skywalker and reunites with Obi-Wan and Yoda as a Force spirit.