In the Star Wars universe, you may end your life as a hero, but unless your name is Skywalker, you probably won't be remembered for it. (Regardless of what the movies would have you believe, a galactic civil war is fought by more than one family.) The galaxy isn't fair, but it is teeming with plenty of unsung heroes who deserve their time in the twin suns.
This list encapsulates heroes from all walks of life, from those who raised future warriors, to the brave men and women who laid down their lives so that a "main character" could get all the glory. These are the offensive linemen of the Star Wars universe.
The Death Star is a beautiful behemoth of destruction, one of the great superweapons in a galaxy of science fiction. With that said, fans have made fun of the Death Star over the years for being nerfed by one well-fired proton torpedo.
It wasn't until Rogue One that audiences learned that the weakness wasn't a bug, but a feature - implanted by scientist Galen Erso. Erso initially worked for the Empire because he believed the project's goal was to create an unlimited energy source that could provide aid to the galaxy. Once he found out he was working on a superweapon, he took his family and fled.
Eventually, the Imperial forces came for him. Instead of serving out the remainder of his life dutifully working for the Empire, he sabotaged their most powerful weapon, leading the Rebellion to their first great victory. Sadly, the galaxy never recognized Galen Erso for this heroic deed.Deserves more respect?
Early on in Attack of the Clones, there's an assassination attempt on the life of Padme Amidala, the former queen and current senator of Naboo. Moments later, the film reassures fans that it wasn't really Padme that perished. It was just Corde, her body double!
Corde is a hero for putting herself on the line for Amidala. Standing in for a woman so an assassination attempt will hit you instead of her is a pretty terrible job, and Corde doesn't get the recognition she deserves. If something had happened to Padme instead of Corde, we never would have gotten the galaxy's most beloved twins.Deserves more respect?
Nien Nunb's name might make him seem like a joke, but put him at the helm of a starship and he'll prove his worth.
Han Solo and Chewbacca flew the Millennium Falcon into battle during the attack on the first Death Star, and they went down in the hall of fame for it. Nien Nunb did the same thing during the fight against the second Death Star, and he got no credit! And, unlike Han, Nien Nunb didn't show up halfway through the battle to gain brownie points with a space princess - he was there because he's a small alien with a big heart.Deserves more respect?
Paige Tico is a key member of Captain Poe's strike against the First Order at the beginning of The Last Jedi. She pilots one of the bomber ships meant to take out the First Order Dreadnought. Sadly, the First Order makes quick work of the rest of the ships, leaving her as the only bomber with an intact payload.
As she reaches the bombing zone, she realizes her payload won't drop. She spends her final moments in a tense situation, setting off her ship's payload and ultimately sacrificing her life. While Rose remembers her for her bravery, the mission is ultimately deemed something of an insubordination, and Paige is never properly rewarded posthumously for her final victory.Deserves more respect?