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

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20. Padme Amidala

Major Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Clone Wars

Best Moment

There were a handful of strong moments that Padme had over the course of her life, not the least of which was when she revealed herself as — well, herself. In Episode I, Padme was meant to be a handmaiden for the Queen, — but it turns out she was the Queen. Not only that, she led the assault on the palace to take back her capital and free her people.

Worst Moment

One of the most so great moments for Padme was when she tried to go and convince Anakin to not turn to the Dark Side. This was admirable and she did it for the right reasons — love — but it wasn’t something that went her way at all. Not only did she fail to convince him to leave with her but it ended up being a fatal move for her.


Padme, like her daughter Leia, was one of the strongest characters in the entire Star Wars saga. Not only that, but she was a strong female character who was someone that fans could look up to and appreciate as the hero she was. Not only was she strong but she was the mother of Leia and Luke — giving us the great and final hope for the galaxy after it was plunged into darkness.

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