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Characters: Star Wars

aka: The Phantom Menace

All spoilers regarding the Prequel Trilogy, the Original Trilogy, and The Clone Wars are unmarked. Examples relating to Disney's EU and the new movies can be spoiler-tagged if deemed necessary.


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Characters in the Star Wars franchise are sorted according to their main allegiance within the canon films, animated series, novels, short stories, video games, and comics. All canon appearances of these characters will be listed at the top of their profile.

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  • Rebel Cells
  • Galactic Empirenote 
    • Imperial Courtnote 
  • The Jedi Ordernote 
    • The Jedi Councilnote 
  • The Galactic Republicnote 
    • Clone Troopersnote 
  • Separatist Alliancenote 
    • Trade Federationnote 
  • Bounty Huntersnote 
  • Criminalsnote 
  • Planets and Racesnote 
    • Dathomirnote 
    • Mandalorenote 
    • Naboonote 
    • Onderonnote 
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  • Other Force Users and Beingsnote 
  • Creatures


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Characters Introduced In The Force Awakens

    Finn 

Finn

Portrayed by: John Boyega
Appears in: The Force Awakens

A denizen of the Galaxy briefly shown on Tatooine wearing Stormtrooper armor.

    Rey 

Rey

Portrayed by: Daisy Ridley
Appears in: The Force Awakens

A scavenger on Tatooine.
  • Cool Car: Her speeder counts as a futuristic variant.
  • Shout-Out: The character's production name, "Kira", was a nod to Akira Kurosawa, a major influence on the movies. "Rey" is likewise a nod to the longtime publisher of Star Wars books, Del Rey.

    Poe Dameron 

Poe Dameron

Portrayed by: Oscar Isaac
Appears in: The Force Awakens

An X-wing pilot.
  • Wing Man: He flies with at least two, if the trailer is of any indication.

    BB- 8 

BB-8

Appears in: The Force Awakens

A droid that rolls on a ball.

    Kylo Ren 

Kylo Ren

Portrayed by: ???note 
Appears in: The Force Awakens

A mysterious figure wielding the crossblade lightsaber. Although he appears to be involved with the Dark Side of the Force, he is not a Darth.

Alternative Title(s):

A New Hope, Star Wars Original Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Revenge Of The Sith, Attack Of The Clones, Star Wars The Clone Wars Main Characters, Star Wars The Clone Wars Third Side Parties, Star Wars The Clone Wars Nonaligned, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Blade Squadron, Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir, Star Wars Tarkin, A New Dawn, The Force Awakens