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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38. Mon Mothma

A key to Star Wars' success is its timelessness, but take one look at Caroline Blakiston's Eighties sci-fi hair and gown as Mom Mothma in Return of the Jedi and you'd think she just took off her cushioned headphones playing Journey before walking on set. The Rebel Alliance bigwig delivers one of the biggest guilt-trips in all of the series — "Many Bothans died to bring us this information" — which doubles as a rebuke to audience members who thought all this blaster fire was just fun-and-games. A younger version played by Genevieve O'Reilly was seen (but not heard) in Revenge of the Sith, wearing a metal headpiece that echoes Princess Leia's hair buns. JH

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