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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21. Kylo Ren

What happens when you have the power of the Dark Side but lack the self-confidence to properly wield it? You get Kylo Ren, the masked menace with the fiery red lightsaber who serves as The Force Awakens' main antagonist. Fueled by the off-kilter intensity of actor Adam Driver, the Star Wars Universe's new Dark Lord is the emo missing link between Hayden Christen's petulant Anakin and James Earl Jones's implacable Darth Vader. He's strong enough to stop blaster bolts in mid-air (and to kill his own father) but still prone to temper tantrums that leave his underlings running for cover. A fascinating study in contradictions. STC

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