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darthfergie 05-26-2010 11:59 AM

Favorite SW Character
 
Yeah I know the tired old subject of who's your favorite.

I just think it's interesting when I look at this subject now.

Many look at Star Wars and simply say it's all about the Jedi. Look at a lot of the games being produced for Star Wars. They mainly focus around the Jedi and their exploits. Especially since the Prequels came out and shifted that focal point hard on the Jedi.

Now that I work with kids a lot on my weekends I'm finding more and more that kids have never heard of Han Solo, but they love the Jedi. It's so contrary to how I enjoyed my cup of Star Wars tea before. I loved the non-Jedi actions of a roguish Han Solo. EU characters like Thrawn and Wedge. I'm not knocking people who came in from the Prequels, I just think it's interesting the different viewpoints held from before and after the Prequels came around.

So with all that said, who do you find is your favorite? What type of hero defines your Star Wars experience?

Alexrd 05-26-2010 01:24 PM

I think the type of hero that defines my Star Wars experience is the one that imposes a father figure. As such, my heroes are: Obi-Wan Kenobi (for the Original Trilogy) and Qui-Gon Jinn (for the Prequel Trilogy).

Gurges-Ahter 05-26-2010 01:41 PM

I come from the OT era, but my favorites are still Jedi. Growing up with the OT my favorite was always Luke (followed by Obi-Wan and R2). Now, including EU, Luke still remains among my favorites, joined by Revan and Cade Skywalker.

LordOfTheFish 05-26-2010 02:12 PM

Hm, good question. I always like Bobba Fett, Han, and Obi-Wan from the OT. But I like Qui-Gon and Maul from the newer movies.

Blix 05-26-2010 05:34 PM

I've always had a thing for Leia (like most guys did) but I generally liked her character and how she developed through the three original movies.

purifier 06-01-2010 01:58 PM

At first, when I saw "A New Hope" so many years ago, it was Darth Vader only. But as the years went by, watching those old movies over and over again, I really started liking all the SW characters as time went on. Except for the Tusken Raiders (aka sand people), the characters are really annoying.


Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Jar-Jar Binks in the Prequel Trilogy are the only ones I like, well for now. The others might grow on me, over time. ;)

Nedak 06-01-2010 06:50 PM

Han Solo, Boba Fett, and for EU Quinlin Vos.

exoduz 06-04-2010 12:45 PM

han solo, yoda, and leia (OT)
Padme, dooku, and palpatine(Prequels)
Revan, HK, and atton(EU)

darthfergie 06-08-2010 03:18 PM

For me I look to OT and EU for my favorites. I really enjoy the kind of characters who can excel in an exciting universe. Usually enjoy a little more the roguish type as well.

For EU, I started reading the books at an early age and my first was the Heir to the Empire series. So Thrawn has always had a very happy place in my heart. I also really enjoy the way they developed Wedge's character.

As for OT there is Boba Fett (really well developed in EU so probably more of an EU character) and Han/Chewie.

Prequels just lacked that sense of levity brought by Han/Chewie and I never really fell in love with any of the characters. Mace was enjoyable and Yoda was incredible, but again no real favorites.

jonathan7 06-09-2010 07:39 AM

From the films, Yoda has to be my favourite charachter; that's for all 6, though there are many great Characters from the OT - Han, Leia, Luke, Obi-Wan and of course Vader!

The prequels are much harder to choose, partly as I don't think you get to know the characters as well, the star of the show though is very much Darth Sidious...

For the EU, I love my Exile, although I suppose that's somewhat cheating as that's personal to me given its an RPG charachter. I really like Kreia as a charachter, but thats partly the Nietzchean philosopher in me, I think. Other EU charachter I like... Aayla Secura probably tops the bill. KotOR era charachters I like... Carth, Jolee and Vash.

GeneralPloKoon 06-09-2010 04:31 PM

Kyle Katarn and Han Solo are pretty great, but its really hard for me to choose a favorite...

Darth Eclipse 06-18-2010 09:51 AM

Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Revan, Jango Fett, Boba Fett, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and many, many others.

Microdotts 04-23-2011 06:35 AM

Darth Bane was the most ruthless and pure of all the Sith. He was the Sith'ari, and my favorite of all the characters.

LordVader1 04-28-2011 07:51 AM

Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, R2D2, Yoda, Plo Koon, Ashoka Tano, & MANY MORE.

SITH LORD 872 04-28-2011 10:22 PM

From the old trilogy, it has and all ways will be Boba Fett, But to name a few, Leia, Solo, r2d2, Lando, Etc!!

TheRogueForums 05-25-2011 07:31 AM

Always loved Ki-Adi-Mundi. 8 out of 10 times on the internet, if you see a post from Ki Adi Mundi, it's usually me lol. He's the ugly duckling of the Jedi. Huge friggin dome. Plus, he has a fumanchu beard.

I would also have to say I really dig Qui-Gon. It sucked so hard he died in Episode I. He struck me as what I thought a Jedi should be like.

Darth Avlectus 05-28-2011 10:12 PM

From the Darth Bane trilogy: Darth Bane, Darth Zannah, Kas'im, Darth Andeddu holocron, Freedon Nadd holocron, Revan Holocron, Set Harth, Raskta Lsu (pronounced Rastuh Su I think as k and l are silent), Sarro Xaj.

From KOTOR: The Exile, Kreia, Canderous, HK-47, Handmaiden, Mira, Visas, T3-M4, Master Vrook Lamar, Master Vandar, Darth Sion, Darth Nihilus, Darth Malak, Jolee Bindo, Atton Rand, Master Kavar, MAster Zez Kai-Ell, Zaalbar and Mission.

To a lesser extent Revan and Bastila. I don't know how nor what will play out as to Revan's fate. I seriously hope Revan is nothing more than a force ghost by the time of TOR and that he has not somehow been reborn as one of the Sith Emperor's Sith Lords, as someone else.

TFU: Boba Fett, Maris Brood, HK-77, PROXY.

From the movies;
Prequel: Darth Maul, Mace Windu, Palpatine, Yoda, Dooku, Aayla Secura, Quinlain Voss, Chewbacca, General Greivous, Jango Fett, Komari Vosa, Asajj Ventress, Nejaa Halcyon, Shaak Ti, Dark Woman.

Original:
Boba Fett, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Leia, Luke, Vader, Palpatine, Yoda, Lando, some of the Ewoks, Bossk, Dengar, C-3PO and R2-D2.

Shadows of the Empire: Dash Rendar, Guri, Prince Xizor, IG-88.

Jedi Knight/Dark Forces: Kyle Katarn, Jan Ors, Desann, Jerec, Mara Jade, Boc Aseca, Jaden Korr.

decalibron 05-29-2011 01:46 PM

I've always liked Revan. I just thought his/her character was very interesting and it developed nicely. A friend of mine and i were talking about our favorite jedi and favorite sith, and we were wondering if one could choose the sith lord revan as our favorite sith, and the redeemed revan (after he/she was betrayed) as our favorite jedi, so i guess i'll pose that question to you guys, or if it'd just be revan as your favorite, versus the different facets of him/her, different stages in his/her life. What do you think?

christos76 12-31-2011 09:45 AM

For me it has to be the FETT, the whole FETT, and nothing but the FETT!!

Lynk Former 12-31-2011 09:54 AM

Boba or Jango? :p

mr_dad 01-02-2012 01:10 PM

R2-D2. He saves someone in every movie. And for some reason I find him cute.

Marius Fett 01-07-2012 12:21 PM

This is a difficult one to answer, given the vast amount of SW lore out there, but if I had to choose, I'd have to say either Palpatine or Kreia, the two great manipulators.

Miltiades 01-07-2012 01:10 PM

The movies (intentionally) presented the Star Wars universe as something clearly black-and-white and this battle between light and dark seeps through to almost everything Star Wars. I've always been a fan of the ambiguous characters that put the dichotomy on its head. That's why I loved the second KotOR game and why characters like Kreia, Jolee Bindo or Kyle Katarn are my favorites. With Kreia as my ultimate favorite character, who you could see as attacking every truth of the SW Universe, but actually makes it, in my opinion, a more compelling place.

decalibron 01-08-2012 12:19 AM

That's a great argument, Militiades. I stand by Revan being my ultimately favorite characters, recognizing the light and the dark side not as good or evil, but parts of a whole, and utilizing both to do what is right. But I also agree with you that it's the characters who aren't cut-and-dry good or evil that are the best created characters, which is what made the second KOTOR one of my favorite games of all time. Yes, I'm the one wierdo who liked the second one more than the first. I just felt the story, the characters, the whole plot, were on a whole new level above KOTOR, which was much more black vs. white. While you were Revan who had done evil things, you didn't know you had. You could still be the glorious model jedi, whereas Meetra was aware of all she had done, was reminded and had to bear the terrible weight of her genocidal acts. Add to that you had Kreia and Visas Marr, who also weren't "light" or "dark". It really added a lot more depth to the story, and made you wonder if "light" and "good" always went hand in hand, and that's something they expanded on immensly in SWTOR, when one's superiors tell them to sacrifice others to save many more, and refusing to compromise and trying to save everyone is actually a darkside choice.

Scorge 01-08-2012 08:29 PM

For me its obvious, Obi Wan, duh.

Sabretooth 01-08-2012 10:21 PM

Darth Maul for sure, he was just oozing with personality.

Bob Lion54 01-08-2012 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2800954)
Darth Maul for sure, he was just oozing with personality.

I donno, some of his monologues went on a little too long. Though, his dialogues were generally some of the best lines written by Lucas.

decalibron 01-09-2012 03:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2800954)
Darth Maul for sure, he was just oozing with personality.

not as much as your statement is oozing with sarcasm. :thmbup1:

mimartin 01-11-2012 04:13 PM

Movies: Chewbacca and R2D2

The Old Republic era: Bremiaha Shotfir'st

Rogue Nine 01-11-2012 04:39 PM

Wedge Mother****ing Antilles.

/thread

Alexrd 01-11-2012 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2726753)
I think the type of hero that defines my Star Wars experience is the one that imposes a father figure. As such, my heroes are: Obi-Wan Kenobi (for the Original Trilogy) and Qui-Gon Jinn (for the Prequel Trilogy).

Forgot to mention, but two other favourites I have are Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus and Kyle Katarn.

Dooku, because it was wonderfully portrayed by Sir Christopher Lee. My only regret was to have high hopes for his character in RotS, but unfortunately he was dead within the first 10 minutes of the movie. Most underused character of the saga.

Katarn was a good mix between Han and Luke. And it's the only character outside the movies that I was very attached to.

Astor 01-11-2012 05:50 PM

Admiral Pellaeon. I know a lot of EU characters get ridiculed, but he's one of the best, I think, especially as post NJO he got more interesting as he became the man to properly establish peace between the Empire and the Galactic Alliance.

That, and even when crippled by a serious injury, he insisted on directing a battle from a bacta tank. :)

JasraLantill 01-12-2012 07:50 AM

I've got to go with Yoda as my favourite Jedi and Han Solo as my favorite non-Jedi. Unless I can count Stacy, a.k.a. Pink Five. :)

adamqd 01-12-2012 10:21 AM

Films: Obi-Wan, Qui-Gonn, Yoda, Palpatine, Anakin (Ep 3)
Cartoon: N/A
Games: Kao Cen Darach, Ven Zallow, KotOR I (Whole cast lol)
Comics: Zayne Carrick, Ulic Qel-Droma, Exar Kun, Vodo Siosk-Baas (The list goes on)
Novels: Jacen Solo, Ben Skywalker.


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