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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15. Jabba the Hut

This repulsive, slovenly space slug whose response to mortal terror is a cold, deep laugh is, without a doubt, the finest Star Wars portrait of the id. Jabba's Palace, a den of sin and sadism, is a wailin' time for those lucky enough to be in the gangster's good graces. But its endless party is powered by a Caligula-like cycle of mania in which prized courtesans are fed to monstrous pit-dwelling beasts as an after-dinner entertainment; that he meets his end via the very chains he uses for his concubines is justice. Whether you prefer the original-recipe Muppet-on-acid version or the New Hope new edition's extra-crispy CGI creature, you have to admire his dedication to being his true, absolutely horrendous self.  JH

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