We rank the 50 best Star Wars characters of all-time

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36. Rey

Major Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Best Moment

Rey defeated Kylo Ren in a lightsaber and Force duel at the end of The Force Awakens.

Worst Moment

Rey, desiring to be reunited with a family she doesn’t remember, almost returned to Jakku and the oppressive labor imposed by Unkar Plutt.


With no training in the ways of the Force or with a lightsaber, Rey was able to defeat a trained acolyte of the Dark Side, in Kylo Ren. Rey’s inexplicable mastery in piloting the Millennium Falcon, as well as her ability to repair the ship in flight, certainly lends credence to the theory she is, in fact, a Skywalker. That remains to be seen, for now.

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