Star Wars: The 15 Best Female Characters, Ranked | ScreenRant
With all the movies and spinoffs, there have been hundreds of different characters in Star Wars. Let's rank all the female characters.
has always been ahead of its time, breaking new ground in the sci-fi genre in the late 1970s. It has continued its progress, reshaping the cinema landscape with its 11 films in total. Setting new box office records, each building upon the last movie's success.
When creating his vision for Star Wars, George Lucas could have never envisioned that his movies would create such a loyal fan-base that would not only read and watch his films but actively help in creating new content and encyclopedia's to help market his works. Lucas has always prided himself on strong female roles within his movies, dating back to Princess Leia. Yet, over the past four decades, many other females have garnered the attention and admiration of fans and moviegoers alike.
Updated 14th May, 2020 by George Chrysostomou: With all the films in the Skywalker saga available on Disney+ as well as additional content due to Star Wars day, here's an updated ranking of the best female characters in the franchise.
15 Captain Phasma
Perhaps not respectable in terms of her world view, Captain Phasma managed to do something that very few women have. She worked her way to the top rankings of the First Order, becoming a vicious leader of the new Stormtroopers.
Asides from her incredible chrome armor and intense fighting skills, Phasma also has brilliant leadership abilities that she put to good use. The novelisation of her life managed to present her in more detail than her short lived appearances on film.
14 Norra Wexley
Appearing in the Aftermath trilogy, Norra Wexley is actually a key member of the Rebellion, that found herself serving under the New Republic. She was a direct contributor to many years of peace.
She's an excellent pilot and a strong leader of a ragtag group of ex-Imperials and rogues, but she's also an incredibly supportive and caring mother to Temmin Wexley. She's one of the galaxy's many unsung heroes.
13 Amilyn Holdo
The Vice Admiral had an extremely difficult role to fill. She had the impossible task of filling in for Leia while also fending off the First Order's attacks and a mutiny from Poe and members of her own crew.
She expertly handled the troops, came up with a great survival plan, and saved many lives with her sacrifice play which ultimately wiped out a huge chunk of the enemy forces. She's an inspirational leader and a hero that will hopefully have the early days of her career fleshed out.
12 Cara Dune
A former shock trooper, Dune was a fierce warrior during the Galactic Civil War, fighting on behalf of the Alliance. She could never quite leave the fight behind though, despite her best efforts to try to find some semblance of peace.
She threw away a chance of a peaceful life on a lesser-known planet to help out The Child and the Mandalorian. She once again resurfaced to help her friends, showcasing her strength of character as well as her impressive skills on the battlefield.
11 Maz Kanata
Maz Kanata may just be one of the most intelligent and wise people in the galaxy. She's had a long and successful life, one which has seen her interact with some of the greats from history.
Not only is she talented with a blaster and jetpack, but with her words. She's a straight shooter and a calm speaker, using her influence in the galaxy to create a peaceful location where conflict is halted in the name of diplomacy, friendship, negotiation, and good drinks.
10 Shaak Ti
Shaak Ti, who comes from the peaceful Togruta race, proved herself to be a masterful Jedi. Rising through the ranks, she eventually served as a member of the Jedi High Council. Shaak Ti, fought alongside her Jedi brethren as they fought back the advances of the Separatist army in the waning days of the Republic.
As a General in the Grand Army of the Republic, she actively took part in the training of the clone soldiers. Sadly, after the betrayal of Anakin Skywalker, she was killed by him as she meditated at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
9 Mon Mothma
For the younger generation that didn't grow up watching the original films, Mon Mothma might be a foreign name, but, without her, the Rebel Alliance would have never made it out of its infancy. Mothma rose to power during the Clone Wars as a senator in the Republic.
At wars end, she warned of Palpatine's growing power but few listened. After the dissolution of the Republic, she along with Bail Organa led rebellion forces against the tyranny of the Empire. After the Rebel Alliance's victory, she was made the first Chancellor of the New Republic.
8 Jyn Erso
Jyn Erso was the daughter of Galen Erso, the scientist behind the creation of the first Death Star. Jyn was a powerful force in the fledgling Rebel Alliance. Raised by Saw Gerrera, a famous hero of the resistance movement, she only knew the life of a rebel.
She led the mission to retrieve her father before he completed his mission for the Empire. Jyn, along with her crew broke into the Citadel on Scarif were the Death Star schematics were held. They retrieved the schematics but at the cost of their lives.
Rey was the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine but was hidden from him by her parents. She lived the life of a junk scavenger on Jakku, before coming into contact and joining the Resistance. After discovering her force powers, Rey was able to awaken a connection with Kylo Ren, the supposed leader of the First Order, that eventually resulted in them finding their way to Exegol where they discovered the resurrected Palpatine.
Her grandfather sought to have her take his place as the rightful ruler of the Empire but she refused his offer, killing him to save the Resistance.
6 Hera Syndulla
Hera proved herself to be a powerful ally to the Rebel Alliance with her expert piloting skills. Syndulla ended up meeting and falling in love with a Jedi by the name of Kanan Jarrus. They along with their crew on the ship Ghost were instrumental in freeing the planet Lothal from the Empire's grips.
For her efforts, Syndulla was promoted to General in the Rebel Alliance and given a squadron of fighters to command. Syndulla was present at the Battle of Endor that was a death blow to the Empire.
5 Assaj Ventress
Assaj Ventress was a complicated character that wanted solely to be considered an apprentice to Count Dooku. While Dooku saw her usefulness as an assassin, she was never considered worthy enough to be his apprentice.
She was a notable figure who fought mostly on the Separatist side during the Clone Wars. As an assassin, she had notable conflicts with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalkers, proving to be a worthy adversary of the Jedi. Though, towards the end of the war, she fell out of favor with Dooku and had to flee to Dathomir for refuge.
4 Sabine Wren
Sabine Wren came from the powerful Clan Wren from Madalore. She formed an alliance and eventually a friendship with the crew of the Ghost and eventually gave her services over to the Rebel Alliance. She was a powerful warrior who held to her ancestral traditions.
She helped the crew of the Ghost along with the Rebel Alliance win many battles, before eventually returning to her home planet of Mandalore, where she reclaimed her family's honor and acquired the Darksaber, a powerful blade that whoever wielded it, was worthy of leading the Mandalorians.
3 Padmé Amidala
Amidala was the Queen of Naboo and a Senator in the Republic. She played a vital role in freeing her native Naboo from Separatist control while ensuring that the people of the Republic were in good hands.
Her relationship with the Jedi Anakin Skywalker shaped the course of the galaxy, allowing Palpatine to acquire the allegiance of a powerful apprentice and the complete takeover of the Republic. Like so many others, she warned of Palpatine's power grab, yet, could do little to stop him from destroying the Jedi Order and the Republic with it.
2 Leia Organa Skywalker
The daughter of the Jedi turned Sith apprentice, Anakin Skywalker and Princess Amidala of Naboo, Leia was raised by Senator Bail Organa after the death of her mother in childbirth. She proved to play a key role in not just the destruction of the Empire but, in later years, served as a General of the Resistance against the First Order.
Leia was a gifted strategist, orator, and politician. As an adult, she was taught in the ways of the force by her brother Luke Skywalker, passing her knowledge to the next generation when she took Rey as her apprentice.
1 Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka Tano was the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars. She was a gifted Jedi with a warrior's spirit. She was always her master's voice of reason when situations became personal and in doing so, proved to be a valuable asset to the Jedi Order as a whole.
After the Jedi Council wrongly accused her of treason against the Republic, she left the order, only to return during the days of the Empire, as a General in the Rebel Alliance. Her presence was crucial to the cause, eventually even becoming a mentor to Ezra Bridger.
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