10 Most, Least Popular Star Wars Characters

Darth Vader is No. 1; only the biggest fans will know any of the least favorites
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2017 12:12 PM CST
Children play with Star Wars character R2-D2 at the wedding of Australian Star Wars fans who got married at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 17, 2015.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in wide release on Friday, meaning social media feeds are already jammed with movie reviews, theories, and reminiscences about previous films in the franchise. What is bound to pop up: heated arguments about who's the most beloved (or hated) Star Wars character ever, and it's a debate 24/7 Wall St. decided to preemptively solve. The site looked at various popularity-suggesting metrics—including screen time, how much exposure they've had online, and page views on dedicated Wikipedia pages—for dozens of the famous faces. Here, the 10 most popular characters:

  1. Darth Vader
  2. Han Solo
  3. Luke Skywalker
  4. Princess Leia
  5. Anakin Skywalker
  6. Obi-Wan Kenobi
  7. R2-D2
  8. Chewbacca
  9. Yoda
  10. C-3PO
Now onto the 10 least popular characters (the Force is with you if you know all of these names):

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