I've been getting too many likes lately so I felt like making this thread. Just as a caveat this is of course only expressing my opinion which I'm not trying to pass off as fact. In any case, I really don't understand the fascination with the character, or the outrage over his death. His arc had pretty much concluded and it wasn't particularly deep or satisfying to me. He's a guy that blames himself for stuff outside of his control, and after initially curling into a ball and feeling sorry for himself because his father blamed himself for Chewbacca's death, he turned that into motivation to drive himself forward. Okay. He had his teen romance with Tahiri but it's not like it's this amazing romance that we were robbed when he died. I don't think Star Wars has ever really done romance all that well so I guess it probably wasn't awful which in SW is good, so I dunno. I suppose there was potential there for Tahiri's future development to dynamically impact their relationship. But really, he doesn't strike me as a character with any particular nuance, just a living embodiment of wish fulfillment in escapist fantasy. The term Gary Stu gets thrown around a lot here and I don't think it's really an accurate assessment of a majority of the characters it's applied to, but I honestly think of characters with traits belonging to a Gary Stu that Anakin Solo certainly has some. His failings aren't his failings, he just gets blamed for them and feels bad about it even though he didn't actually do anything to fail. It's not his fault Chewbacca died, but he gets to feel bad about it and that's his failure. He's this super great Jedi and it's all completely unearned. He's just not interesting.