50 Best 'Star Wars' Characters of All Time

From Mos Eisely aliens to the most dangerous Jedi ever, our updated ranking of the heroes and villains in a galaxy far, far away

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3. Boba Fett

Everyone's favorite intergalactic bounty hunter made his first canonical appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, chasing down Han Solo for Jabba the Hutt. But even before that, Boba Fett was well-known to the Star Wars hardcore, who'd seen the character march in a California parade and pop up in animated form in the notorious Star Wars Holiday Special — both in 1978. Jango's little boy-clone was a hit before he'd even really done anything on the big screen. And given that he's barely in the original trilogy, some may wonder why he's so popular. So we'll say it again: Intergalactic. Bounty. Hunter. Throw in the armor and the rocket launcher, and it's no wonder that Lucas felt compelled to make the Fett family so integral to the prequels. Some characters demand to get off the side of the stage and into the thick of the action. NM

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