Special Report

50 Most (and Least) Popular Star Wars Characters

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15. Supreme Leader Snoke
> Role: Supreme Leader of the First Order
> Appears in: Episode VII, VIII
> Screentime: 8 minutes

While not much is known about Supreme Leader Snoke’s history and character background other than his status as leader of the First Order, fans are eager to find out. Despite having just eight minutes of screen time in the recent “The Force Awakens,” Snoke’s Wikipedia page continues to receive an average of 1,366 visits a day — more than fan favorites such as Yoda and Chewbacca.

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14. Boba Fett
> Role: Bounty hunter
> Appears in: Episodes II, V, VI
> Screentime: 59 minutes

Boba Fett made his first film appearance in “The Empire Strikes Back.” The bounty hunter tracks the Millennium Falcon to Cloud City on behalf of Darth Vader. Boba is the clone of Jango Fett, the genetic model for the Galactic Republic’s Clone Army. Based on Google search frequency, Boba Fett was the 348th most popular Halloween costume in 2017.

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13. Emperor Palpatine
> Role: Sith Lord and Emperor of the Galactic Empire
> Appears in: Episodes I, II, III, IV, V, VI
> Screentime: 1 hour, 47 minutes

In the prequel trilogy, Palpatine advances himself from Senator to Supreme Chancellor and reorganizes the Republic into a Galactic Empire. Secretly Darth Sidious — the Dark Lord of the Sith — Palpatine executes Order 66, the command to kill all Jedi and seduces a young Anakin Skywalker to the dark side of the Force.

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12. Padmé Amidala
> Role: Queen and Senator of Naboo
> Appears in: Episodes I, II, III
> Screentime: 3 hours, 30 minutes

As secret wife of Anakin Skywalker, Padmé Amidala dies giving birth to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. Following her term as Queen of Naboo, Padmé becomes Senator in the Galactic Republic and is one of the original opponents to the founding of the Galactic Empire.

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11. Rey
> Role: Resistance fighter
> Appears in: Episode VII, VIII
> Screentime: 1 hour, 40 minutes

The first female lead in the Star Wars franchise, Rey quickly caught on with fans of the series. Rey was one of the most commonly googled Halloween costumes in 2017, and in 2016 — the year following the release of “The Force Awakens,” 45 newborn girls in the U.S. were named Rey.