Photo Credit: Lucasfilm
Appearances:The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, The Last Jedi
Defining Moment: Luke Skywalker’s training
Yoda has been my favorite Star Wars character since I first saw him in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and then Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He made me smile.
I was admittedly very entertained by him even when he was discussing something serious in front of the Jedi council or training Luke to become a Jedi.
I was already familiar with Frank Oz’s voice to an extent and it is truly unique and unforgettable. Yoda for me will always be the strongest Jedi. He doesn’t have to be tall or appear strong to be capable of wielding a lot of power. He’s a very underestimated character. He was weary of Anakin almost immediately and as we later discover for good reason. He was funny and wise.
I can’t even describe the relief I had to witness his peaceful death in Return of the Jedi as opposed to seeing him murdered like the majority of Jedi. He’s unforgettable. He represents someone who has lived and experienced both the good and bad and hasn’t let those experiences change them.
I will never grow tired of his laugh, wisdom and speech.