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

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1. Han Solo

Major Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Best Moment

It’s so hard to choose just one moment for Han Solo that was his best, but you have to make the argument for the moment when he returned — out of the blue — to rescue Luke in the trenches of the Death Star. It’s one of the best payoffs in movie history, as you think Han has abandon the group, but not only does he return and go all-in, but he proves his worth in the process.

Worst Moment

No one is perfect, especially a smuggler, and Han has had his fair share of not so bright moments. One of his lesser moments was when he was frozen in carbonite. It wasn’t really his fault that he was frozen, and had he fought back, many would have died. But still, he was frozen by the Empire — not something he’s going to scrapbook anytime soon.


Han Solo is by far the coolest part of the Star Wars galaxy. There are those who like Luke, some prefer Vader but Han is universally loved. He’s inspired so many characters in sci-fi from Nathan Fillon’s character on Firefly to the way Chris Pratt played Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy. Han Solo is someone even non-Star Wars fans love, and he’ll forever be an ambassador for the film franchise.

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