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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Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes

30. Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes

Even "a wretched hive of scum and villainy" needs some hot tunes. This bulb-headed, horn-blowing sextet brightened up the dingy Mos Eisley Cantina, playing a catchy song that later became a Billboard chart hit (courtesy of the disco act Meco). The expanded Star Wars universe builds out the backstory of the Modal Notes — did you know they're all Biths from the planet Clak'dor VII? — but in the movie all they have to do is look weird and sound jazzy. Because for all the franchise's fancy special effects, a lot of its visual appeal still comes from actors in rubber suits, flailing about. NM

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