50 Best Female Characters In Star Wars

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28. Luminara Unduli

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Luminara Unduli is not only visually interesting, she has an interesting character, as well.

A Mirialan, Luminara was first introduced to us in Attack of the Clones. She was one of the party of Jedi who traveled to Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi. She didn’t have any lines in the film, but The Clone Wars remedied that.

The Star Wars Databank describes Luminara as a “by-the-book Jedi.” Like a true Jedi, she met every challenge in the Clone Wars with grace and patience. Her lightsaber fighting style – one-handed – reflected her poise. She overestimated her power in thinking she can fight Count Dooku’s apprentice, Asajj Ventress, alone. But her willingness to fight without help is a testament to her dedication.

Sadly, Luminara met a cruel end. After Emperor Palpatine ended the Clone Wars and set Order 66 into motion, Luminara was captured and imprisoned. She was eventually executed but her bones were preserved so their lingering Force presence would lure other Jedi to their doom. Kanan and Ezra nearly succumbed to this trap in Star Wars Rebels, but they were just able to escape the Grand Inquisitor’s clutches. Luminara was not so lucky.

Luminara is one of many cool female Jedi featured in The Clone Wars. Her coolness is what ranks her at 28.