Over the course of seven films (so far) in the Star Wars franchise, there’s been a hell of a lot of characters bounding around the galaxy far, far away. With STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition announced to be taking over The O2 from November 17 right through to September 2017 (Priority Tickets go on sale on Wednesday), we’ve compiled some of the best of the classic characters to inhabit that distant space world.
The original lady of the series. One of the Rebel Alliance’s finest leaders, she goes from Princess to General, and, in Return Of The Jedi, leads the plot to rescue her lover Han Solo from the clutches of Jabba The Hut. Another strong woman showing the boys how it’s done, then.
How could you not love this big, fluffy Wookiee? Not only is a big bundle of fur, he’s also a top warrior, co-pilot and a huge part of bringing freedom back to the galaxy alongside his fellow rebels. Plus, he sounds hella funny.
The Jedi Master is like a wizened old granddad, talking in riddles while wearing a natty old dressing gown and with grey hair coming out of his ears. He’s a fantastic fighter (obviously, having reached the level of Master) and takes over Luke Skywalker’s training after the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Who else would you want teaching you killer moves than this little long-eared bundle of weirdness? No one, if you’ve got any sense.
A human Jedi Master with a penchant for a massive hooded robe, and a member of an ancient group of warriors who goes on to train both Luke and Anakin Skywalker. He’s a true hero and eventually sacrifices himself in a fight with Darth Vader so Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca can all live on. What a guy.
Without some bad guys around, the galaxy would be a pretty boring place. Old Darth used to be Anakin Skywalker, but then was tempted over to the dark side by Chancellor Palpatine. After years of battling and coming out with iconic lines through his big black helmet like “Luke, I am your father”, he redeemed himself slightly before his death, showing that maybe he wasn’t quite evil to the core after all.