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20 Characters In The Star Wars EU Way Cooler Than Han Solo

Updated February 11, 2021 39.4k votes 5.0k voters 153.7k views21 items

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    Revan is the star of the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which many fans consider to be one of the greatest stories ever told in the galaxy far, far away. This faceless Jedi was once a great leader during the Mandalorian Wars before traveling beyond the edges of the known galaxy and returning as the Dark Lord of the Sith. His reign of terror ended when a group of Jedi managed to defeat him and wipe his memory.

    Revan is a captivating character, despite the fact that we never hear him speak. His redemption and return to the light side still pulls at the heart strings to this day.

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    Darth Nihilus is one of the most terrifying Sith lords to ever live, a being who constantly hungered for Force energy. In fact, Nihilus could absorb the energy of whole planets and leave them devoid of life. In Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, this monster is the embodiment of the ultimate evil.

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    There are few animated Star Wars characters who are more beloved than Ahsoka Tano, who was introduced as Anakin Skywalker's Padawan learner in The Clone Wars. This Togruta Force user left the Jedi Order before its eradication and continued to fight the Empire alongside the Rebellion many years later. Even after witnessing so much death and destruction, Ahsoka has always had a good heart.

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    Grand Admiral Thrawn has the distinct honor of being the first major villain introduced after the death of the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. Thrawn is a brilliant strategist and virtually unstoppable on the battlefield. While he first appeared in the novel Heir to the Empire and was later wiped from continuity, Thrawn is so awesome that Disney decided to bring him back to the official canon as a villain in the Rebels animated series. 

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