Like any popular franchise, Star Wars is filled to the brim with outstanding characters who resonate with fans and keep them coming back for more. Unlike other franchises, Star Wars tends to throw a background character into a scene and not leave it at that. Most of the people seen on screen, whether they have lines or any action, have some sort of backstory. There's that, and of course, a toy or action figure related to them, and Star Wars has a plethora of fleshed-out background characters with unusual names, which gave rise to the "Glup Shitto” meme.
Some of those characters have long been beloved by fans, which is one of the reasons they have such rich backstories. Still, even if someone somewhere wrote 10,000 words on the biography of a character who was on screen for five seconds, that doesn't exactly leave fans truly sated. Sometimes, a character just needs their time to shine. Quinlan Vos is an example of this — he was on-screen for >10 seconds in The Phantom Menace, and he became a major player in The Clone Wars.
This list highlights some of the most beloved underrated (and often seemingly unknown) Star Wars characters from the background the fans would love to see in a future film or television series. Some of these characters had more screen time than others, while others were the victims of deleted scenes. Whatever the reason, these obscure fan-favorite Star Wars characters deserve their time to shine! Take a look down below, and don't forget to vote up your favorite background character from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away!
- 1201 VOTESPhoto: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones / 20th Century Fox
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IG-88Photo: Star Wars: Battlefront II / Electronic Arts
- 3167 VOTES
Biggs DarklighterPhoto: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope / 20th Century Fox
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Max ReboPhoto: The Book of Boba Fett / Disney+
- 5136 VOTESPhoto: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
- 6124 VOTESPhoto: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back / 20th Century Fox