who are your favorite star wars characters and why?
- OBI WAN KENOBI
BECAUSE SASS AND CLEVER AND HUMAN AND PAIN
- Padme Amidala is the Tiny Butterfly Fashion Queen of Everything. She’s responsible yet independent, competent, brilliant, quick, and kind, and such an inspiration, and a pillar of strength over the course of the entire prequel trilogy and beyond.
- Leia Organa darling, you small child running the Rebellion and snarking Vader and Tarkin (Vader’s shepping so much nachas in that scene under that mask, I tell you) and using her anger and negative emotions in better ways than Anakin did, but the fact that she shows negative emotion is also huge for me because it makes her so very human and imperfect in her giant leader status.
- Luke is the squooshy farmchild nerd, just look at him, how can you not love him, and then he gets this whole character development on top of that.
- Han Solo the Very Nice Man (he should meet Valentine the Very Important Man, hm), because again with the character development, but also because… he actually is a nice man, despite what a lot of people try to delude themselves into thinking.
- Space Grandma Wookie is the mamma duck to the Golden Trio, Chewbacca is the best (and I think it’s a very good thing that we don’t understand everything he says because even Space Grandmas get exasperated).
WHY DOES EVERYONE FORGET R2 AND HIS SASS AND EVERYONE WOULD BE DEAD DOZENS OF TIMES OVER IF IT WERENAE FOR HIM
- AND C3P0 AND HIS ANNOYINGNESS BUT IT’S BRILLIANT AND YOU LOVE IT, EVEN IF YOU WON’T ADMIT IT
- Qui Gon Jinn, you are actually a very good teacher, and you use your head and your heart and do what you think is right even if it’s not necessarily with the rules, high five blue-Force-ghost-man.
- Grandpa Sith Lord, I feel so so sorry for you and you are one of the (if not the) most believable villains in the series. Count Dooku is an antagonist which is truly scary– they believe that they are right, they know where they stand, and they feel that they had to choose between two bad choices and stuck with the one which they saw as the lesser of two evils. He is dignified and believes in his cause so much (even though he doesn’t necessarily want, you know, war, and would probably rather chill with his [dead] padawan or retire in his estate) and then everything crumbles around him at the very end, so he is neither remembered for his fantastic stint as a Jedi and is one of the Lost, and he is also not given credit for his work for the Sith and that’s… rather sad.
- Yoda, you annoying old sentient, you are that evil grandpa hiding behind the title of old and wise mentor and it’s rude and hilarious and serious all at the same time.
- Bail Organa is like this stoic silent guardian of the Butterfly Queen (him and Typho, but in different ways; Bail is like her intellectual and emotional support and she is 100% okay with that, while Typho tries to get her out of dangerous situations to which she responds “psht, no, I can handle myself thank you *shoots lots of things* *lassos a giant cat with her chain* *grins at Ani like it’s no big deal whatsoever*”) and then he adopts the small rebel princess child and raises her for nineteen years and taught her everything and gave her love and happiness and you go, Dad Bail. And kudos to his wife, Breha, who’s really the queen in the situation and runs an entire planet on top of adopting Leia and again, they are underappreciated and are basically responsible for all of Leia’s traits that are not genetic and even for developing those which preexisted, they are fantastic.
- The ice cream maker man in EST is a treasure and he represents me as a fan, because if I was in a Star Wars film I would probably run around like a meshugana with ice cream, too (and also steal lightsabers and fly yellow speeder ships with Ewan Mcgregor because that would be a wasted opportunity).