I-95 Listeners Share Their Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Characters
In honor of May the 4th, and Star Wars Day, we asked you who your favorite "Star Wars" characters were, and why you loved them!
JStew: I know everyone has their favorites. I'm no exception. But I always thought the real heroes were R2D2 and C3PO. Well, sort of. R2 was definitely the hero more often than not. I mean, how many times did R2 literally save the day? Whether it was guiding Luke through the Death Star, or simply using his weird little Inspector Gadget style attachments to get them all out of a jam, or even setting off the whole series by carrying Leia's message to Obi Wan.
CP3O get special mention here too. Not because he's ever really a "hero". In fact, quite the opposite. He's the OG robot chicken. But, every hero in every story needs a foil. It needs that special someone who panics all the time, to bring out your best at any given moment. Almost like you have to save him, just to shut him up about how impossible it is to be saved. Without those two, none of these movies ever would've been as enjoyable.
Cori: The Force has been going strong at my house for many years. We're pretty big Star Wars fans, as you can see...
While my son has always been a big Darth Vadar fan, I would have to say my favorite character would have to be a tie between Han Solo and Yoda. I mean, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a woman who didn't love the charm and charisma of Han Solo. He's stubborn, arrogant and unpredictable. But he also always does the right thing, in the end. And he even seems to learn some lessons along the way.
I love Yoda because he's the perfect example of why not to judge a book by it's cover. He looks feeble and old and kind of bumbles around when we first meet him. But then "Holy Jedi-Ninja Skills, Batman" does he prove himself to be a tiny, green badass! And he's wise, to boot. Also, if you haven't already seen this, it may make you love Yoda even more. Just sayin.
Here's what you had to say about your favorite 'Star Wars' characters and why you thought they were the best!
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