Our favorite Star Wars characters

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Luke Skywalker

AppearancesA New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi

Defining Moment: The moment he becomes a Jedi


The reason Luke is my favorite character to me, the original trilogy was always his story and he was the first Jedi I got to see.

Seeing him grow and learn the ways of the force and becoming a Jedi Knight to me was the most interesting part of the entire original trilogy. Plus his lightsaber was bad ass.

One of my favorite moments in movie history was seeing him versus Darth Vader for the first time. It was the coolest thing seeing my childhood hero face off against the ultimate villain.

Even though he lost the fight (and his hand) it left me on the edge of my seat when I first watched it as a kid and made me want to watch Return of the Jedi right away.

–James Richards