Monday, June 13, 2005

Top 11 Coolest Characters in the Star Wars Series

At the risk of being geeky here it is, complete with comments:

11. Count Dooku - He would have placed higher, but his name reminds me of Duk Koo Kim.
10. Darth Maul - An intimidating look puts this Sith lord on the list.
9. Boba Fett - Intergalactic bounty hunter is a pretty cool job. However, showing him as a little kid reduces his cool factor.
8. Obi Wan Kenobi - Alec Guinness is way cooler than Ewan Mc Gregor.
7. Lando Calrissian - Billy Dee Williams is a brother who knows cool. Plus, he got to drive the Millenium Falcoln!
6. Chewbacca - What a Wookie! More proof that he who drives the coolest ship is among the coolest.
5. Jabba the Hut - Kind of the Frank Sinatra of the series, at least after Frank got fat and old. He had great uniforms for his slave girls.
4. The Emporer - Let's face it, running an intergalactic empire makes one cool.
3. Mace Windu - I didn't want to include him this high. However Paragraph 26-b.3 of the Handbook of Cool reads:

When making a list of people that uses the adjective "cool" to describe them, the following people must be listed no lower than third position if they qualify in any way (unless more than three from this list qualify): Humphrey Bogart,. . . Samuel L. Jackson, . . . Elvis Presley, . . .

2. Darth Vader - If only the last three movies hadn't happened, he would have easily been #1.
1. Han Solo - The character that made the first three movies great (episodes 4-6 to the truly nerdy) was Han Solo. Whenever Obi Wan would go orgasmic when talking about the powers of the force, Han would roll his eyes. He knew that he who owns the best ride is therefore the coolest.


Blogger Ben said...

How could you leave Wedge Antilles off? He pretty much singlehandedly won it for the Alliance.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

D*mn! Have to stick to the cool manual of course. But Mace Windu is no Jules Winfield (Jackson's role in Pulp Fiction).

R2-D2 was the coolest robot. Especially now that we know he's rocket propelled.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Ben is correct. Wedge was a kick-A pilot and instrumental in destroying both Death Stars. I believe Wedge should be in the top five.

12:26 PM  

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