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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36. Nien Nunb

When Han gave Lando the keys to the Millennium Falcon for Return of the Jedi's Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance couldn't assign just any old co-pilot. Not enormous and furry like Chewie, Nein Numb was still an instantly likable creature, whose optimistic chortle is one of the more exuberant evocations of joy in the entire series. The current (canonical) Princess Leia comics shows how key he was in rescuing surviving Alderaanians from the Empire after the Battle of Yavin. Alas, the Sullustan's curious name has a rather mundane origin; his package in the creature shop was labelled "Number Nine." JH

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