45. Sand People
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
It’s hard to pick a moment where the Tuskan Raiders weren’t tearing something up for the betterment of the galaxy, but they were instrumental in Luke Skywalker finding Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope so they indeed served a positive purpose in the saga.
Anakin Skywalker was such a nice kid who said things like ‘wizard’ and had crushes on older women — until the Tuskan Raiders kidnapped his bother and tortured her to death. What happened after that was one of the darkest moments in the Star Wars saga as the Tuskan Raiders forced Anakin to go full Vader a full film early.
While not technically one character, the Tuskan Raiders are not to be trifled with lightly. They’ve kidnapped characters we cared about, have popped up at random times to create chaos and they’ve been a general disruption every time we see them. They’re not taking over the galaxy, but they’re a variable that must always be accounted for.
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