45. BB-8 – Rhode Island
Rhode Island might be the smallest state in the country, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing to homeowners and visitors. The same notion could be said about fan-favorite character BB-8. The droid is a vital member of the Resistance just as Rhode Island is important to the New England region. BB-8 is small, but it sure is popular among Star Wars fans.
BB-8 is first introduced in The Force Awakens as an astromech droid to Resistance X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron. The small but mighty droid takes on the task of delivering a map with the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker to the Resistance. Along the way, he meets new allies, Rey and Finn, before re-teaming with the Resistance and reuniting with Poe.
The orange and white sphere-shaped droid has quite the personality with the use of communicating through beeps and squeals. The droid is also very loyal to his fellow Resistance members. In The Last Jedi, he stole a First Order AT-ST to rescue Finn and Rose. BB-8 never backs down from a fight and provides extra hope to his allies. The Resistance will certainly need it in the final installment of the sequel trilogy. “Hope” is fittingly the state motto of Rhode Island.