The Top 20 On-Screen Duos In 'Star Wars', Ranked By Fans
Star Wars has long been a place for unforgettable characters to flourish. The films, comics, novels, video games, and television series have highlighted some of the best characters in all science fiction. People like Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and Palpatine have entertained millions since their debut on the silver screen more than 40 years ago, and the franchise is the gift that keeps on giving.
Every new release comes jam-packed with fantastic characters, but do you know what's even better than a single character? It's a duo, and Star Wars is flush with amazing team-ups. The pairing of two incredible characters is something Star Wars creators have been doing perfectly since the beginning, and this list highlights the very best of them. Take a look down below at the 20 best on-screen Star Wars dynamic duos, and be sure to vote because this list is ranked by the fans!
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Han Solo & ChewbaccaPhoto: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Han Solo and Chewbacca are two of the closest characters in the Star Wars franchise. These two have been through more together than pretty much anyone, and they were absolutely loyal to one another. Chewie is the perfect copilot for Han, and they work together so well that it's difficult to imagine one without the other. They first met in a fighting pit, where Han was essentially fed to Chewie. When he managed to speak to the Wookie, they bonded and fought their way out of captivity.
They remained together from that point on and, through no fault of their own, became heroes of the Rebellion against the Empire. Their intervention during the Battle of Yavin helped Luke Skywalker destroy the Death Star, so their importance to the cause cannot be understated. When the war came to an end, Kashyyyk was still under Imperial control, and Han came to Chewie's aid, helping to liberate his homeworld and return Chewie's son and wife to him. That wasn't shown on screen, but it would have made for an excellent movie.
- 2121 VOTES
Anakin Skywalker & Obi-Wan KenobiPhoto: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones / 20th Century Fox
Anakin Skywalker found his way to the Jedi Order through Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. After discovering the boy on Tatooine, he took him under his wing, believing him to be the prophesized Chosen One who would bring balance to the Force. When Qui-Gon died, the responsibility for Anakin's training fell to Obi-Wan Kenobi, who accepted him as his Padawan. The two trained and fought together for many years, as Obi-Wan advanced to the rank of master and Anakin became a Knight.
Their friendship was more than that — these two Jedi became brothers. That's why Anakin's fall to the dark side of the Force was such a blow to Obi-Wan. He didn't accept that Anakin was truly lost until he fought Darth Vader in the final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi. That battle left him shaken to his core as he realized his friend was dead. Even sadder was the fight they had on Mustafar years earlier. Standing over his limbless body, Obi-Wan cries out, "You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you!" It's a sad scene, to be sure, but one that shows how close they once were.
- 3120 VOTES
R2-D2 & C-3POPhoto: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox
When you think of a famous duo from Star Wars, odds are you landed on R2-D2 and C-3PO at the top of your list. These two droids have been through so much together they are effectively the two most important characters in the Skywalker saga… outside of the Skywalkers themselves, of course. R2 and 3PO were both on Princess Leia's ship when it was boarded by Darth Vader, so they snuck the Death Star plans down to Tattooine.
For the next few years, they took part in nearly every important mission undertaken by the highest levels of the Rebellion. While it's not always clear what R2 is saying to 3PO, it's clear they have a banter that ensures they're the closest of friends, no matter what 3PO says about his little friend. They continued to fight for the side of good by taking part in the Resistance against the First Order, and they were instrumental in its defeat. Ironically, the actors inside the suits absolutely loathed one another, but you wouldn't know it from watching the films.
- 4101 VOTES
Chirrut Îmwe and Baze MalbusPhoto: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
A number of excellent characters were introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, some of whom made for good duos. The best of them all was Chirrut Îmwe and his protector, Baze Malbus. Chirrut was a blind man and one of the spiritual warrior monks living in Jedha City, where he preached to the masses. Baze was his closest friend and confidant, and while he provided protection, Chirrut didn't always need it.
He proved this during the Battle of Scarif when he walked into oncoming blaster fire, chanting, "I am one with the Force. The Force is with me." This mantra must have worked because he managed to kick some serious Empire a** and survive the onslaught. Despite his successes on the battlefield, Chirrut died in his friend's arms. Ultimately, Baze is also killed when a grenade from a fallen Trooper explodes. Right before it detonates, he looks at the body of his friend one last time.
- 5110 VOTES
Din Djarin & GroguPhoto: The Mandalorian / Disney+
Here's a pairing that few could have suspected to play out so well when they fired up the first episode of The Mandalorian. The gruff and enigmatic bounty hunter proves his mettle within moments of strutting onto the screen, but the moment he finds a young foundling, he does a complete 180. He shoots the droid he's with and takes the Child under his wing. The two become close as Din Djarin works to find Jedi to care for the Child.
Din goes through a lot of trouble protecting the Child and even winds up in the sights of some Imperial remnants. His protection of Grogu ends up getting his beloved ship destroyed, so it's clear the Child means a lot to him. After giving Grogu to Luke Skywalker, he has difficulty letting go. He later returns to Luke's planet, and Grogu agrees to leave with Din, so the pairing is pretty permanent at this point. These two are both endearing and dangerous, making them one of the best duos in all of Star Wars.
- 6110 VOTES
Ahsoka Tano & Anakin SkywalkerPhoto: Star Wars: The Clone Wars / Lucasfilm
Anakin Skywalker became a Jedi Knight through his combat experience during the Clone Wars. As a result, he advanced faster than most Padawans, so he wasn't exactly ready or thrilled to be assigned a Padawan of his own. When Ahsoka Tano was assigned to Anakin, he wasn't quiet about his displeasure, but he and Ahsoka found that they worked incredibly well together over time. They became as close as Anakin was with his master, and their bond was strong.
Throughout the Clone Wars, the two fought side by side, often risking life and limb to ensure the others' safety. When Ahsoka was accused of bombing the Jedi Temple hanger, he stood by her side and uncovered the truth. The event soured Ahsoka on the Jedi Order, so she walked away instead of returning when she was welcomed back. Despite this, She and her former master remained allies and friends. Sadly, this changed when Anakin fell to the dark side of the Force, but Ahsoka never forgot the man he once was.