The guards in Star Wars are downright awesome in so many ways…and there are so many types as well. There’s the classic Imperial Royal Guards, the newest members, the Praetorian Guards, and so forth. So today, I’m going to share with you my five favorite guards in the galaxy. Enjoy!
5. Senate Guard
These were the Republic version of the Royal Guards and they are positively awesome. The dark blue robe, the feathered plume helmet, everything about these guards screams regal warrior. That’s cool!
4. Imperial Death Troopers
Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars movie because of incredible creations like the Death Troopers. I mean come on. Stormtroopers clad in all-black armor?! That sounds pretty awesome if you ask me. And not only did they look and sound cool but they also were the deadliest stormtroopers I had ever seen because they could actually hit their targets. Even though they probably won’t appear in any other Star Wars movies unless there’s a cameo from Krennic I still love them.
3. Imperial Royal Guards
These guards fascinated me every time I saw them as a child. They weren’t major characters in the slightest and they didn’t appear often but their silent mystique had me wondering about them every time I saw them standing rigid and looking awesome. You know, I’ve never thought about this before, but I would love to see a Star Wars story that focuses on the people behind those red masks and their story in the universe. If done correctly that could be a very interesting movie.
2. Jedi Temple Guards
When I saw these guards in The Clone Wars I was practically livid. How come these INCREDIBLE guards never got into the actual movies? They’re so ridiculously cool! I mean, look at those lightsabers. They’re yellow! I am positively shocked and saddened that they can only be seen in the cartoons but they’re so awesome I absolutely had to put them in this list.
1. Praetorian Guards
If you’ve read my blog you will know I am a HUGE fan of the Praetorian Guards. I have seen some cool creations in Star Wars but the Praetorian Guards are just at the next level of awesomeness. I love the bold red armor and robes. I love their helmets. I mean everything about these guards are absolutely incredible.
I also LOVE how they have all sorts of weapons as well. The Praetorian Guards might not have been in The Last Jedi for a long while but their presence and the role they played was so perfect it didn’t even matter. To think that they were Snoke’s personal guards shows how awesome he is…or was. *sheepish grin*
Overall, these guards are so cool that I think it’s going to be a while before I see any creation in Star Wars cooler than them. Maybe Kylo’s Knights of Ren will be able to dethrone the Praetorian Guards because they also looked pretty incredible in that vision Rey had. I’ll have to wait and see if they happen to return in Episode IX.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magnificent day. May the Force be with you.