“With a 40-year legacy, Star Wars has plenty of characters everyone knows and loves, like Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Anakin and Ahsoka, and modern characters like Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron. We have villains like Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Kylo Ren to fear. We even have supporting characters like Lando Calrissian, Maz Kanata and Hondo Ohnaka who flesh out the stories.
But there’s another tier of characters, one that fans grasp onto in Star Wars unlike in any other franchise: the background players. Characters that only appear on screen for a few moments, often without so much as a line, can still capture the imagination of fans who want to know more about them. Sometimes they’ll get their own short stories or novels or later appear in cartoons or even come back for more action.
Here are six of our favorites.
When we first saw Aurra Sing, it was as a single-scene background character at the Podrace in The Phantom Menace. The menacing-looking woman with bleach white skin and a rifle as tall as her, it was almost certain she was some kind of badass bounty hunter. It turned out to be correct, as she was fleshed out in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, even becoming a mentor to a young Boba Fett for a time. She can currently be seen in the Darth Maul comic series, still being all pale and awesome. […]
The most prominent of our list, Lama Su was really more of a straight-up supporting character with several lines of dialogue, but the Kamino Prime Minister was a mystery nonetheless. When he first appeared in Attack of the Clones, Lama Su was the head of the Clone Trooper program, and … well, we don’t know much else about him. In fact, we still don’t know all that much about the Kaminoans in general, why they were such cloning experts, or why they were so … cold. So while he has more screen time than the others on this list, he also remains one of the biggest mysteries. […]”
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