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

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44. Wampa

Major Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Best Moment

Kidnapping Luke and tossing him in what doubled as a refrigerator and a home was pretty much the high point for the Wampa. It displayed the power that the creature has and like the Tuskan Raiders, the Wampa is a variable that can’t be ignored.

Worst Moment

Well, I mean it kind of sucked when the Tampa got its arm cut off. It wasn’t as bad as the Tuskan Raider massacre, but you lose points for losing limbs.


In a galaxy full of game changing characters, it’s hard to have as little screen time as the Wampa had yet leave such a massive impression. You can’t think of Empire and not think about the Wampa scene at the beginning of the film. It reminded us that while it was a battle between good and evil, there’s always extra danger that can be added to the mix at unexpected times.

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