This past January I updated my list of my fifteen favorite Star Wars characters and after recently revisiting that post it’s definitely time to change that list once again. Enjoy!
15. Vice Admiral Holdo
Holdo is unlike any other character that has appeared in Star Wars and that’s what makes her so unique. It’s always exciting seeing brand new characters that we can’t associate with someone we’ve seen before in the franchise and even though she was killed off in The Last Jedi she has still easily become one of my favorite characters in Star Wars.
14. Poe Dameron
Poe Dameron is easily the greatest pilot in the galaxy (besides Rey and Kylo Ren) and that makes such an awesome character to have in this current trilogy. He helps fill the void that Han Solo has left with his unfortunate death in The Force Awakens and yet he doesn’t feel like a carbon copy of the iconic Star Wars character. That’s always important.
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Star Wars has been a classic tale of good versus evil since it arrived over four decades ago in the form of A New Hope. You had the lovable heroes; Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, and the droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. And then there was the ultimate villain, Darth Vader, who emitted menace as soon as he walked in a room.
Over the years the Star Wars franchise has kept up that narrative of the heroes versus the villains in new, exciting ways. Lately the movies have tried to blur the divisions between the protagonists and antagonists to keep viewers guessing but at the end of the day there is still the dark side and the light. It’s fascinating stuff.
But then there’s the question; who’s cooler? Well, that’s what I’m here to share with you and I hope you enjoy. 🙂
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One of the biggest mysteries that sprouted from The Force Awakens was the secret identity of Rey’s parents. The whole story of Star Wars is heavily themed around the idea of family. In the original trilogy Luke found out his father was Darth Vader (*gasp*) and his sister was his best friend, Princess Leia. These two twists were huge reveals and plot points in Luke’s journey and the overall trilogy.
In the prequel trilogy Anakin’s downfall was because of his attachment to the people he loved. He lost his mother, which was the first peg that fell out of his equilibrium. And then the thought of losing Padme sent him over the edge.
Now the current trilogy has circled around the aspect of family in the plotlines between Han, Leia, and their dark side son, Kylo Ren, but Rey is just as important in the family department. We just don’t know who her family is exactly.
Kylo Ren dropped a bombshell by saying Rey’s parents were essentially nobodies who died in Jakku but that just isn’t true. In fact, I have the proof which you can read here. But the question of who her parents could actually be is still lingering out there for us to hopefully and decisively discover.
I’ve read a lot of theories over the past three and a half years about who she could be related to but this latest one is so legit it’s almost scary. So, of course, I had to share it with you and my thoughts on the theory. Enjoy!
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Episode IX is officially under way and to celebrate yesterday’s first day of filming for the movie J.J Abrams shared a vague behind-the-scenes photo commemorating the beginning of this incredible journey that we are about to partake on. Here’s the tweet.
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Another glorious week has passed and it has definitely been an exciting week for Star Wars fans. The Clone Wars cartoon was announced to be getting a final season which will debut on Disney’s new streaming service and the official cast announcement for Episode IX was released on Friday. So, in the spirit of Star Wars, this week’s segment is focused on, well, Star Wars characters of the current trilogy. Who’s your favorite of the new troupe? Here are the characters.
Until Finn there had never been a story about a stormtrooper-turned-rebel fighter and that’s why Finn is so great. He’s a special man and on top of that he is as heroic as they come. He didn’t have to turn against the First Order but he did because he knew the First Order was wrong in what they were doing. He didn’t have to save Poe but he did (mainly because he needed a pilot’s help.) He didn’t have to save Rey from getting killed by the stormtroopers on Jakku but he did because he’s a good man.
I could keep going on and on about his heroics but you get the point. All of the heroic things he did he didn’t have to do. He could’ve remained a mindless stormtrooper who does what he’s told despite the obvious fact that he would be doing wrong or he could make a difference and defy those who wanted him to kill innocents without mercy. I’m glad he took the latter. (Finn’s great.) 🙂
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Rian Johnson’s main goal in The Last Jedi was to move Star Wars beyond the past and into the future by tearing down some of its strongest foundations such as pretending that the Jedi are the galaxy’s almighty saints when really their foolish confidence allowed Emperor Palpatine to create an army right beneath their noses that ended up destroying them. Or taking away the kind perception of Luke Skywalker and turning him into a flawed man who had lost all hope in what he claimed he believed in the most the last time we saw him; the Jedi. Or simply erasing the idea of the Jedi altogether by having Yoda strike lightning on Ach-To’s Jedi library tree. Now we know Rey had already taken the ancient Jedi relics from within the trees confines but the idea of the Jedi is what Yoda caused to go up in a spout of flames.
And there were many more ideas Rian destroyed from its predecessor, The Force Awakens, such as Snoke. He completely busted all of our theoretical bubbles by killing him out of the movie in an even less ceremonious fashion than Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. He obliterated the idea that Rey was the daughter of someone special. And he nearly wiped out the entire Resistance to make the First Order the new rulers of the galaxy.
But while all of these larger ideas and characters were being torn asunder I completely didn’t realize that one of the most iconic pieces of Star Wars history had also been destroyed right under our noses and that is the annihilation of Luke’s lightsaber. Yes, the lightsaber.
The lightsaber that graced this epic Star Wars poster in 1977. The first lightsaber that was ever seen in Star Wars. The lightsaber that had survived four movies, five wielders, and had even been reclaimed by Luke from the lost depths of the gaseous planet, Bespin, has finally found its end in, unsurprisingly, The Last Jedi.
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Before Rey it didn’t seem like there would ever be a Star Wars heroine that’s even cooler than Princess Leia. Leia was the entire package. She was strong-willed and heroic; the definition of a perfect heroine. Then Rey arrived and I knew I immediately liked her. Not only was she strong-willed and heroic like but she was also Leia but she was also able to take care of herself in ways we had never seen from Leia. And then she became a Jedi! Mind blown.
So, can she ever be dethroned as Star Wars’ coolest heroine? I honestly don’t know. There are so many types of heroes. There was Jyn Erso, the leader of the rebels who stole the Death Star plans. Qi’Ra is a hero/villain who can switch identities and allegiances on a whim. Rose is a hero with a super lovable disposition. Amilyn Holdo is a fierce Admiral who will be obeyed unless you want to pay the consequences. I don’t know the Star Wars: Rebels heroines but I’m sure they are just as cool.
I frankly think that Rey is literally a perfect heroine. Everything about her is 100% awesome but there are plenty of women in cinema who are great heroines. Sarah Connor, Wonder Woman, Storm, etc. If those type of women could be portrayed as Jedi or simply fierce warriors in Star Wars they might seriously give Rey a run for her money.
Until then Rey has my #1 spot on the Star Wars heroine list and I just can’t wait to see her in Episode IX.