Total Nerd The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens  

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Whoa! Did you guys know that there's a new Star Wars movie out? We know, this probably comes as a huge shock and surprise. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in theaters December 17, 2015, and with its arrival came a whole new universe of Star Wars characters to get to know and love. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will unleash new heroes, new villains, new aliens, new tech, and a whole new trilogy for nerds to talk about for years to come. These fictional characters will shape a whole new generation of Jedi, and will hopefully blend the old characters in with the new to create an awesome new trilogy. We've put together a list of the best characters in the film for you to obsess over. 

Maybe your favorite character is the fearless female leader, Rey, from Jakku. Or maybe you've already fallen in love with the handsome and hilarious fighter pilot, Poe Dameron. Maybe you love that whole bad-boy thing and are currently super into Kylo Ren. Or perhaps your favorite new character isn't even human! Maz and BB-8 could not be more rad, and we love their characters already.   

 
Vote up the best new Star Wars character from Episode VII: The Force Awakens below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Rey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Rey Daisy Ridley

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885 143
Poe Dameron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Poe Dameron Oscar Isaac

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846 140
BB-8 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
BB-8

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813 172
Finn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Finn John Boyega

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716 232
Kylo Ren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Kylo Ren Adam Driver

6
356 222
Maz Kanata is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Maz Kanata Lupita Nyong'o

7
317 206
First Order Stormtrooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
First Order Stormtrooper

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295 328
Captain Phasma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Captain Phasma Gwendoline Christie

9
219 242
Flametrooper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Flametrooper

10
186 214
X-Wing Pilot Asty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
X-Wing Pilot Asty

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188 247
General Hux is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
General Hux Domhnall Gleeson

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212 289
Supreme Leader Snoke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Supreme Leader Snoke Andy Serkis

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169 225
Lor San Tekka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lor San Tekka Max von Sydow

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99 177
Resistance Trooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Resistance Trooper

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81 182
Unkar Plutt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Unkar Plutt Simon Pegg

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62 164
PZ-4C0 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
PZ-4C0 The Large Droid

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65 176
Goss Toowers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Goss Toowers

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71 175
Snap Wexley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Snap Wexley Greg Grunberg

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84 201
Teedo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Teedo Kiran Shah

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60 168
Gruvian Enforcers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Gruvian Enforcers

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42 169
Sarco Plank is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sarco Plank

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51 168
Tasu Leech is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tasu Leech Yayan Ruhian

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48 172
Constable Zuvio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Constable Zuvio