Who is the best developed character in Star Wars?

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  1. Naccha Jedi Knight

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    It has to be:

    1. Anakin/Vader...no question. Small boy to evil monster redeemed at the end by his son.

    2. Luke...of course. Whiny teen to a courageous warrior to an enlightened Jedi.

    3. Obi-Wan...from serious padawan, to Jedi Master of the most powerful Jedi, Anakin to wise old Jedi who ignites the spark of the Force in Luke...who saves the galaxy (with his father).
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  3. AnakinWisler Jedi Master

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  4. 103728103 Jedi Knight

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    Luke Skywalker is without a doubt the best developed character so far. From a simple farmer he transformed (in 3 episodes) into a Jedi Knight who could use the force choke(or what you like to call it) against 2 guards(who resemble miss piggy) of Jabba the Hutt and throw away his lightsaber in front of the Emperor!! plus we was able to withstand the harsh training of Yoda.
  5. CoolyFett Force Ghost

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    I would have to say C3PO & R2. They are the only charaters that have had content with all the important charaters in the saga.
  6. RoseBlue Jedi Padawan

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    It has to be Anakin in my opinion since it is his story. He is the main character. Following closely is Luke. He is the main character of the OT, Anakin is the main for the PT.
  7. Jovieve Jedi Master

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    1) Obi-Wan Kenobi
    2) Luke
    3) Anakin
  8. La_Capitan Jedi Knight

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  9. La_Capitan Jedi Knight

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    I would say Luke. Its possible we will see him in III as a baby. And then from a young farmboy to the baddest dude in the galaxy. He comes a long way. I don't think that Anakin was as well developed because one movie he was a nice little kid and the next it seems to me he did a total 180. You don't see him change so much because he already is pretty mean at the start of Ep. II. With luke you can really see an internal struggle really well.
  10. D_Lowe Jedi Grand Master

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    Anakin Skywalker. I say this because this is his story.
  11. sdj Jedi Master

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    Yoda because in TPM he was more of a by the book Jedi master that saw things in black and white. In AotC Yoda's black and white views are shattered and he is called into action. He fails and learns from his lessons. In this film he saves Obi wan and Anakin but not sacrificing them lets the evil live on another day. In ESB he teaches these lessons he learns to Luke. AotC also gives us insight as to why Yoda was so hesitant to teach Luke and also why he eventually gives into training him.

    "and sacrifice Han and Leia?"

    "if you honor what they fight for...yes."


    We're getting to see Yoda grow and change.
  12. Pfft Jedi Youngling

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    Anakin Skywalker. I say this because this is his story.

    I loathe this line.

    I so wish GL had never uttered those words.
  13. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    Personally, I feel that Luke Skywalker was the most developed. You saw him grow up for a naive, innocent farm-boy into the greatest hero of the galaxy, redeemed his father and helped defeat the ultimate evil in the world. Emotionally, you saw a great transition from his lighthearted person in ANH to his serious, understanding persona in ROTJ.

    I think Luke's development can't be questioned, because we haven't seen all of Anakin's development. However, Luke has such great passion, emotions and feelings, along with personality that it allows him to be the most developed character in SW so far.
  14. Master_Akwat_Kbrana Jedi Knight

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    1. Luke Skywalker
    2. Han Solo
    3. Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Despite what George Lucas says, I haven't seen the Star Wsrs saga as Anakin's story at all. So far, I've seen the PT as Obi-Wan's story, and the OT as Luke's story...
  15. Its_A_Trap Jedi Knight

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    R2-D2, see because if he didn't save the Queen in TPM, Qui-Gon wouldn't have found Anakin, Anakin wouldn't have found "His Girl", so they would not have had twins and stuff like that.

    there would be no SW movies if it weren't fer R2-D2.

    [face_love] Thank you R2 [face_love]
  16. ForceHeretic Jedi Youngling

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    But they aren't developed in the least, their characters stay the same throughout

    Ep. 1 - annoying but helpful robots, used for comic relief

    Ep. 2 - annoying but helpful robots, used for comic relief

    Ep. 4 - annoying but helpful robots, used for comic relief

    Ep. 5 - annoying but... well you get the idea
  17. Pfft Jedi Youngling

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    I fail to see how Anakin is the best developed character.

    If someone could please explain?
  18. LottDodd Force Ghost

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    It was all Anakin's story in the OT as Well...
  19. Obi-Ewan Force Ghost

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    The focus in the old trilogy is on Luke. He goes through changes in every single film.

    ANH:
    Naive farmboy.
    Enraged orphan.
    Eager Jedi Apprentice.
    Orphaned Jedi Apprentice.
    Rebel Pilot.

    ESB:
    Rebel Officer.
    Jedi Apprentice once again.
    Jedi Apprentice matured by confrontation with Darth Vader.

    ROTJ:
    Jedi Apprentice with advanced powers, almost a Jedi Knight.

    Vader, on the other hand, is Palpatine's lacky throughout, until the tail end of ROTJ. He tried to recruit Luke, but he's still firmly within the grip of the Dark Side. ROTJ is the only film that deals with his redemption, and only then in the second half. That's hardly enough to call him the central character. He was never designed to be the main character of the OT, and he never will be. Luke has the OT, Anakin the PT. Leia has the OT, Padme has the PT. Three films to a character.
  20. ForceHeretic Jedi Youngling

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    Yes but Luke was good throughout the entire OT, there was never a conflict in him to go against what he intended to do, which was always to save his friends and help the alliacne

    Vader on the other hand, starts out as the head hancho of the Empire (next to palps) and in ESB his conflict begins. He realizes that there is someone out there who cares for him and begins to question all that he has done with his life for that last 20 years

    And in ROTJ he redeems himself by letting the light back in and killing Palpatine. He goes from being the most feared man in the galaxy to redeemed hero
  21. James_Skywalker Jedi Padawan

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    Darth Maul or Shall I say Lord Maul: Deadly Apprentice lol
    he has the cool tattoos and he takes no ****
    from no one and hes got the horns to prove it
  22. Pfft Jedi Youngling

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    Luke's development is far better than Anakin's.

    If Amidala's story hadn't been cut down during AotC, I think she would be on the same par as Luke.

  23. Darth_Sillyname Jedi Master

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    Luke Skywalker

    From farmboy dreamer to mature Jedi Knight.
    He goes through a lot as others in this thread have pointed out.

    And it all happens ON SCREEN.

    Anakin changes too, but so far his character has mostly developed in between movies, OFF SCREEN. Only in ROTJ there was some real development on screen.
    In AOTC some stuff happens to him, but there isn't much change in his character. Not on screen anyway.

    I think that Luke is the BEST developed character. Anakin may be the most developed in the entire saga, but not the best in my opinion.
  24. gezvader28 Force Ghost

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    IT'S LUKE.

    no question IMO. He's such a great character, he's so easy to relate to in ANH, he struggles thru so much in ESB and in ROJ proves himself the greatest of all heroes. Plus -- Mark Hamill's performance is spot-on all the way through.

    Anakin could've been even more interesting, but his character is hampered by a poor acting job by jake lloyd and a dramatically weak script(TPM). Haydn Christensen is a lot better but he's no Mark Hamill

    gez
  25. ForceHeretic Jedi Youngling

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    I think that Luke is the BEST developed character. Anakin may be the most developed in the entire saga, but not the best in my opinion.

    Alright I can respect that even if I still disagree
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