Special Report

50 Most (and Least) Popular Star Wars Characters

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5. Dexter Jettster
> Role: Cook
> Appears in: Episode II
> Screentime: 3 minutes

Dexter Jettster is a cook on the city-planet Coruscant who helps Obi-Wan Kenobi identify the origins of a Kamino saberdart and the location of the planet it came from.

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4. Owen Lars
> Role: Moisture farmer
> Appears in: Episodes II, III, IV
> Screentime: 13 minutes

Owen Lars is a moisture farmer and the son of Cliegg Lars, Anakin Skywalker’s stepfather. He becomes the adoptive father of Luke Skywalker after Padmé Amidala dies in childbirth. After Luke purchases R2-D2, who contains stolen plans for the Death Star, Owen is killed by Imperial stormtroopers during their search for the droid.

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3. Ric Olié
> Role: Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps pilot
> Appears in: Episode I
> Screentime: 38 minutes

Ric Olié is a veteran of the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps who helps destroy the Trade Federation’s Droid Control Ship during the Battle of Naboo. Despite having 38 minutes of screen time — more than more popular characters such as Darth Maul and Jabba the Hutt — Olié’s Wikipedia character listing has an average of just three visitors a day.

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2. Garven Dreis (Red Leader)
> Role: Rebel Alliance pilot
> Appears in: Episode IV, Rogue One
> Screentime: 15 minutes

Garven Dreis, whose callsign is Red Leader during the Battle of Scarif and Battle of Yavin, is a pilot for the Rebel Alliance. He is shot down and killed by Darth Vader during the Rebellion’s assault on the Death Star.

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1. Rune Haako
> Role: Trade Federation official
> Appears in: Episodes I, II, III
> Screentime: 32 minutes

An official of the Trade Federation and Separatist movement, Rune Haako is killed by Darth Vader during the Clone Wars. Despite having a total 32 minutes of screen time — more than more popular characters such as Jabba the Hutt and Maz Kanata — Rune Haako’s character listing on Wikipedia has an average of just one visitor per day.