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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Chirrut Îmwe

20. Chirrut Îmwe

"The Force is with me, and I am with the Force" – this mantra-like inversion of the franchise's usual catchphrase, "May the Force be with you," is enough to earn the blind mystic Chirrut Îmwe a place in the heart of any fan who needs a uniquely Star Wars-ian self-affirmation. But the former guard of an ancient Jedi temple is more than just a life coach from a galaxy far, far away – he's a blind martial artist with Daredevil-esque fighting skills, a man who can school a squad of stormtroopers while armed only with a staff and an unwavering sense of belief. (The fact that his fellow badass Baze Malbus has his back is, of course, a bonus.) He's the living embodiment of the maxim "Speak softly and carry a big stick." And while his sacrifice at the end of Rogue One means we'll never get to see what he could do with a Darth Maul–style double-bladed lightsaber in his hand, hey, a fan can dream.  STC

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