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** Rae Sloane, the sympathetic major antagonist POV who made her first appearance butting heads with Kanan in ''A New Dawn'', then ended up becoming a recurring character in other material including returning as a major antagonist in the ''Aftermath'' trilogy, being promoted to '''Grand Admiral''', ending the trilogy as [[spoiler:'''the [[HolyShitQuotient freaking founder]] of the First Order''']].

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** Rae Sloane, the sympathetic major antagonist POV who made her first appearance butting heads with Kanan in ''A New Dawn'', then ended up becoming a recurring character in other material including returning as a major antagonist in the ''Aftermath'' trilogy, being promoted to '''Grand Admiral''', Grand Admiral, ending the trilogy as [[spoiler:'''the [[HolyShitQuotient freaking founder]] [[spoiler:the founder of the First Order''']].Order]].


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* From ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Many of the Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' are extremely popular with the fans as a result of them being fleshed out and receiving AscendedExtra roles:
*** Plo Koon was this to supervising director Creator/DaveFiloni, and his fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' made him one in the eyes of the fans too thanks to his awesome design, Gandalf-like personality, and being AFatherToHisMen.
*** Luminara Unduli is popular among fans for her voice, beautiful design, expanded role from the Prequels, [[TheMentor wise mentorship]], and LadyOfWar style.
*** Kit Fisto is very popular with the fans due to his [[FriendToAllChildren laid-back personality]], [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe design]], [[BadassBaritone Jamaican accent]], and [[Creator/PhilLaMarr voice]] as a result of receiving an expanded role.
*** Aayla Secura is popular among fans for being an attractive BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench her]] [[Creator/JenniferHale voice]], [[ADayInTheLimelight her character being expanded upon]] and her [[ActionGirl ability to kick ass]].
*** Ki-Adi Mundi is popular for [[ADayInTheLimelight his expanded role]] and being able to [[CoolOldGuy one-up both Anakin and Ahsoka]] in the Second Battle of Geonosis.
*** Barriss Offee is popular among fans for her pretty yet adorable design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].
*** Shaak Ti garnered a lot of popularity for her [[AMotherToHerMen kind personality]] and her [[LadyOfWar badassery]].
*** [[MeaningfulName Ima-Gun]] [[StealthPun Di]] only appeared in a single episode, [[spoiler: yet his noble LastStand made him all the more memorable]].
** Many of the [[BadassNormal Clone Troopers]] in ''The Clone Wars'' are also popular with fans thanks to the characterization that the series gave them:
*** Rex is very popular for being a clone Jango more than the others with his [[GunsAkimbo twin pistols]], his [[ServileSnarker good snark]], his [[NumberTwo bond with Anakin Skywalker]] and the [[CharacterDevelopment amount of moral choices]] he has throughout ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler: His popularity led to his return in ''Rebels'', where he ended up doing the FandomSpecificPlot of being disloyal to the Empire and teaming up with the Rebels and Ahsoka]].
** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in ”Rookies”, which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout ''The Clone Wars''.
*** Hevy gained many fans for being the team's BloodKnight and [[spoiler: for his HeroicSacrifice]].
*** Fives & Echo gained fans in future stories as they both went from [[TookALevelInBadass rookies to ARC Troopers]], especially for Fives in the Umbara arc & [[spoiler: his tragic ending in the Order 66 arc]], and [[spoiler: Echo's [[NotQuiteDead return]] in the Bad Batch arc]].
*** Cody became popular as Obi-Wan's [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] and their [[SatelliteCharacter relationship]] being fleshed out.
*** [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Waxer and Boil]] are also popular among fans (especially for [[TookALevelInKindness Boil's development]]) for when they helped Numa in the Ryloth arc, and even had a few cameos in later episodes.
*** Cut Lawquane, the Clone deserter who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandoned the war effort]] to [[ActionDad start a family]], only appeared once but is very well remembered, and even got an indirect mention in ''[[Literature/StarWarsAftermath Aftermath]]''.
*** Keeli, the clone commander under [[MeaningfulName Ima-Gun Di]] on Ryloth. While supplies are negotiated off-planet, he and his Jedi Master make the most of being [[OneEpisodeWonder One Episode Wonders]] by holding the droid army off at ''all'' costs, with Keeli flatly refusing to leave his commander [[spoiler: and dying alongside him]].
*** Gregor is well remembered for his [[TraumaInducedAmnesia tragic]] backstory and the [[AmnesiacDissonance epic reclamation of his old identity]], [[spoiler: culminating in an apparent DyingMomentOfAwesome that as ''Rebels'' revealed, ''he survived''. Even though he goes somewhat senile in ''Rebels'', he makes up the difference by being very CrazyAwesome]].
*** Commander Thorn, anyone? He only appeared in one episode "Crisis at the Heart", and only possessed a few minutes of screen time. [[spoiler: Yet his rotary blaster cannon nicknamed "Hammer" and his epic LastStand made him a very popular Clone Trooper]].
** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the [[EliteMooks commando droids]], who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. The same goes for both the T-series Tactical droids and the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only [[TheStrategist cold, calculating intimidating generals]].
** [[SpacePirate Hondo Ohnaka]] became [[BreakoutCharacter very popular]] with the fans for his [[LargeHam hammy]], greedy [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor yet]] [[AffablyEvil caring personality]]. His popularity went UpToEleven in "Revival" and then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man [[BadassBoast snarks]] at the Sith, how can we not like him?
** Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent, her [[Creator/JenniferHale voice]] and her [[GrewASpine defying]] [[AssInAmbassador Chairman Cho]] to make peace with the Talz made her stand out from the crowd.
** Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]”, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She even [[KidHeroAllGrownUp returned]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' as one of the [[BadassNormal best warriors]] in Cham Syndulla's [[LaResistance Resistance]].
** Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in ''The Clone Wars'' as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a [[Creator/CoreyBurton cool voice]], [[CrazyPrepared unusually]] [[TheSociopath sinister]] [[BadassNormal tendencies]], and characteristics of [[SpaghettiWestern spaghetti-western]] [[BloodKnight villains]].
** Admiral Trench is a popular villian due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the backstory of ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].
** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''&'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, and the fact that he even took on Darth Maul and survived (though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries).
*** His [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
** The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal, though anything that can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
** Asajj Ventress gained a large amount of new fans for being a DarkActionGirl alongside her [[CharacterDevelopment development]] from a [[TheDragon Dark Sided]] [[TheApprentice protegee]] [[TookALevelInKindness to a more]] [[AntiHero chaotic]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold neutral personality]].
** The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in The Clone Wars due to their linking into the lore of the Force itself.
** Pong Krell only appeared in the Umbara arc but is very well remembered, [[spoiler: in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is]].
** In addition to retaining his popularity from the Prequel films, Darth Maul’s portrayal, [[Creator/SamWitwer voice]], design, and fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' have made him even more popular with the fans.
*** Savage Opress is quite popular with fans too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobek are two good examples; Tamson was effectively ''Clone Wars'' micro-series Grievous [[SharkMan as a shark]] and was both so badass and unlikeable at the same time that he was an excellent villain, while Sobek was a very savvy villain running a prison that was quite a bit harder to escape from than your usual CardboardPrison, and like the above Tamson, wasn't afraid to get his own hands dirty.
** The group of Jedi youngings from the Young Jedi arc were very popular with fans, particularly due to being BadassAdorable.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** Kitwarr, the Wookiee child Ezra saves in the pilot.
** Zare Leonis, the ReverseMole Stormtrooper-in-training.
** The Seventh Sister for being a delightfully CreepyAwesome villain voiced by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.
** Baron Valen Rudor, likely for being a {{Mook|s}} with personality and being a ButtMonkey. In fact, he's one of the first characters introduced, having been a main character in the Ezra's promotional short, "Property of Ezra Bridger". Fans rejoiced when he [[TheBusCameBack unexpectedly returned]] in Season 4.
** Lt. Yogar Lyste got some respect when he came back in "A Princess on Lothal" as being one of the most competent Imperials shown onscreen, [[CrazyPrepared clearly wanting to do his job as well as he can]] despite any possible misgivings he has of anything, in comparison to most of the other officers that lost usually due to [[UnderestimatingBadassery ego]]. Carried over when he became an AscendedExtra for Season 3.
** Kalani did not have this status back in ''The Clone Wars'', but built up as one prior to the airing of "The Last Battle" by virtue of being the super tactical droid leader of a Separatist holdout, as Separatist droids and holdouts have had been long awaited to see in the Rebel-Imperial Era.
** Minister Tua had this status back in Season 1 (especially on Tumblr, for some reason, probably due to {{Moe}}; 4chan apparently thinks she's hot), and despite the short amount of screentime she had, her Wook page is actually considering nominating her page as a featured article and her [[Creator/KathSoucie voice actor]] was nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role -– Action/Drama on Website/IMDb.
** When she was first seen in the preview for "Iron Squadron", many fell in love with Gooti's design, especially since she was the TokenNonHuman in the group. Though after the episode aired, [[TheScrappy she seems to have fallen out of favor]], though some agree her design is still great. Being a ShoutOut to Andi, the lovable host of Rebels Recon, certainly gives her brownie points as well.
** Azmorigan, apparently. Out of ''all'' the villains in ''Rebels'', '''Azmorigan''' won the best villain poll on the Star Wars website. He's become a sort of a MemeticBadass or enjoyable joke character for some, though [[SeriousBusiness for the part of the fanbase that has little tolerance for the shenanigans in the show]], however, he's one of [[TheScrappy the Scrappies]].
** Imperial Captain Brunson in "Ghost of Geonosis". Fans who mistaken her as Rae Sloane at first glance were not disappointed to learn that there was another visible Imperial woman of color given some prominence, notably the first one on-screen. Her professional rookie quirks helps.
** Fenn Rau became one in Season 3 for his Mandalorian badassery and basically being Sabine's new space-uncle. Also, he's voiced by Creator/KevinMcKidd of ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''Series/{{Rome}}'' (and ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', to a lesser extent in this fandom) fame.
** Thanks to being [[spoiler:[[TheMole Fulcrum]] and [[CharacterDevelopment having his]] [[HeelFaceTurn redemption arc]]]], Agent Kallus has been this a lot more than he has in previous seasons, to the point that his sudden EnsembleDarkhorse status (combined with his smirk and loose hair lock in the Season 3 finale) ended up being a bit of a meme even in the grander fandom and the writing crew itself, naming the phenomenon, [=#HotKallus=], on Twitter.


* From the comics and EU material:
** [[LovableRogue Sidon]] [[BenevolentBoss Ithano]], aka the [[RedBaron Crimson Corsair,]] who appears briefly in the ''The Force Awakens'' and offers Finn a job on board his ship, is fairly well-liked for his wicked cool design and appearance. It helps that he's an InUniverse MemeticBadass and AFatherToHisMen, who, in his ''Force Awakens'' tie-in story, [[HeroicSacrifice willingly gives up his escape pod]] [[StuffBlowingUp in a collapsing spaceship]] [[VillainousValor for his crew]]- and escapes anyway. Not to mention that his tie-in story [[WhamEpisode reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[UnexpectedCharacter Kix]] from ''The Clone Wars'' found out about Order 66 after [[ShaggyDogStory Fives]] did and was captured by the Separatists, only for an accident caused him to go into cryostasis into the time of the Sequel Trilogy]]. A surprising number of people wished that Finn ''had'' joined [[BandOfBrothers Ithano's crew]] because of how [[BadassCrew awesome]] they are.
** Dr. Aphra, Triple Zero, and Beetee, for striking a great balance between [[BlackComedy hilarious and terrifying]]. Became strong enough that Aphra [[Comicbook/StarWarsDoctorAphra got her own comic series]] with Triple Zero and Beetee as major characters, and Triple Zero and Beetee got a mini-comic of their own. Aphra also won a Creator/{{Hasbro}} poll and got her own action figure as a result, even beating out the fan favorite Ahsoka Tano.

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* From ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Many of the Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' are extremely popular
!!Works with the fans as a result of them being fleshed out and receiving AscendedExtra roles:
*** Plo Koon was this to supervising director Creator/DaveFiloni, and his fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' made him one in the eyes of the fans too thanks to his awesome design, Gandalf-like personality, and being AFatherToHisMen.
*** Luminara Unduli is popular among fans for her voice, beautiful design, expanded role from the Prequels, [[TheMentor wise mentorship]], and LadyOfWar style.
*** Kit Fisto is very popular with the fans due to his [[FriendToAllChildren laid-back personality]], [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe design]], [[BadassBaritone Jamaican accent]], and [[Creator/PhilLaMarr voice]] as a result of receiving an expanded role.
*** Aayla Secura is popular among fans for being an attractive BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench her]] [[Creator/JenniferHale voice]], [[ADayInTheLimelight her character being expanded upon]] and her [[ActionGirl ability to kick ass]].
*** Ki-Adi Mundi is popular for [[ADayInTheLimelight his expanded role]] and being able to [[CoolOldGuy one-up both Anakin and Ahsoka]] in the Second Battle of Geonosis.
*** Barriss Offee is popular among fans for her pretty yet adorable design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].
*** Shaak Ti garnered a lot of popularity for her [[AMotherToHerMen kind personality]] and her [[LadyOfWar badassery]].
*** [[MeaningfulName Ima-Gun]] [[StealthPun Di]] only appeared in a single episode, [[spoiler: yet his noble LastStand made him all the more memorable]].
** Many of the [[BadassNormal Clone Troopers]] in ''The Clone Wars'' are also popular with fans thanks to the characterization that the series gave them:
*** Rex is very popular for being a clone Jango more than the others with his [[GunsAkimbo twin pistols]], his [[ServileSnarker good snark]], his [[NumberTwo bond with Anakin Skywalker]] and the [[CharacterDevelopment amount of moral choices]] he has throughout ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler: His popularity led to his return in ''Rebels'', where he ended up doing the FandomSpecificPlot of being disloyal to the Empire and teaming up with the Rebels and Ahsoka]].
** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to
their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in ”Rookies”, which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout ''The Clone Wars''.
*** Hevy gained many fans for being the team's BloodKnight and [[spoiler: for his HeroicSacrifice]].
*** Fives & Echo gained fans in future stories as they both went from [[TookALevelInBadass rookies to ARC Troopers]], especially for Fives in the Umbara arc & [[spoiler: his tragic ending in the Order 66 arc]], and [[spoiler: Echo's [[NotQuiteDead return]] in the Bad Batch arc]].
*** Cody became popular as Obi-Wan's [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] and their [[SatelliteCharacter relationship]] being fleshed out.
*** [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Waxer and Boil]] are also popular among fans (especially for [[TookALevelInKindness Boil's development]]) for when they helped Numa in the Ryloth arc, and even had a few cameos in later episodes.
*** Cut Lawquane, the Clone deserter who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandoned the war effort]] to [[ActionDad start a family]], only appeared once but is very well remembered, and even got an indirect mention in ''[[Literature/StarWarsAftermath Aftermath]]''.
*** Keeli, the clone commander under [[MeaningfulName Ima-Gun Di]] on Ryloth. While supplies are negotiated off-planet, he and his Jedi Master make the most of being [[OneEpisodeWonder One Episode Wonders]] by holding the droid army off at ''all'' costs, with Keeli flatly refusing to leave his commander [[spoiler: and dying alongside him]].
*** Gregor is well remembered for his [[TraumaInducedAmnesia tragic]] backstory and the [[AmnesiacDissonance epic reclamation of his old identity]], [[spoiler: culminating in an apparent DyingMomentOfAwesome that as ''Rebels'' revealed, ''he survived''. Even though he goes somewhat senile in ''Rebels'', he makes up the difference by being very CrazyAwesome]].
*** Commander Thorn, anyone? He only appeared in one episode "Crisis at the Heart", and only possessed a few minutes of screen time. [[spoiler: Yet his rotary blaster cannon nicknamed "Hammer" and his epic LastStand made him a very popular Clone Trooper]].
** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the [[EliteMooks commando droids]], who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. The same goes for both the T-series Tactical droids and the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only [[TheStrategist cold, calculating intimidating generals]].
** [[SpacePirate Hondo Ohnaka]] became [[BreakoutCharacter very popular]] with the fans for his [[LargeHam hammy]], greedy [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor yet]] [[AffablyEvil caring personality]]. His popularity went UpToEleven in "Revival" and then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man [[BadassBoast snarks]] at the Sith, how can we not like him?
** Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent, her [[Creator/JenniferHale voice]] and her [[GrewASpine defying]] [[AssInAmbassador Chairman Cho]] to make peace with the Talz made her stand out from the crowd.
** Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]”, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She even [[KidHeroAllGrownUp returned]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' as one of the [[BadassNormal best warriors]] in Cham Syndulla's [[LaResistance Resistance]].
** Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in ''The Clone Wars'' as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a [[Creator/CoreyBurton cool voice]], [[CrazyPrepared unusually]] [[TheSociopath sinister]] [[BadassNormal tendencies]], and characteristics of [[SpaghettiWestern spaghetti-western]] [[BloodKnight villains]].
** Admiral Trench is a popular villian due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the backstory of ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].
** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''&'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, and the fact that he even took on Darth Maul and survived (though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries).
*** His [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
** The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal, though anything that can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
** Asajj Ventress gained a large amount of new fans for being a DarkActionGirl alongside her [[CharacterDevelopment development]] from a [[TheDragon Dark Sided]] [[TheApprentice protegee]] [[TookALevelInKindness to a more]] [[AntiHero chaotic]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold neutral personality]].
** The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in The Clone Wars due to their linking into the lore of the Force itself.
** Pong Krell only appeared in the Umbara arc but is very well remembered, [[spoiler: in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is]].
** In addition to retaining his popularity from the Prequel films, Darth Maul’s portrayal, [[Creator/SamWitwer voice]], design, and fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' have made him even more popular with the fans.
*** Savage Opress is quite popular with fans too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobek are two good examples; Tamson was effectively ''Clone Wars'' micro-series Grievous [[SharkMan as a shark]] and was both so badass and unlikeable at the same time that he was an excellent villain, while Sobek was a very savvy villain running a prison that was quite a bit harder to escape from than your usual CardboardPrison, and like the above Tamson, wasn't afraid to get his
own hands dirty.
** The group of Jedi youngings from the Young Jedi arc were very popular with fans, particularly due to being BadassAdorable.
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** Kitwarr, the Wookiee child Ezra saves in the pilot.
** Zare Leonis, the ReverseMole Stormtrooper-in-training.
** The Seventh Sister for being a delightfully CreepyAwesome villain voiced by Creator/SarahMichelleGellar.
** Baron Valen Rudor, likely for being a {{Mook|s}} with personality and being a ButtMonkey. In fact, he's one of the first characters introduced, having been a main character in the Ezra's promotional short, "Property of Ezra Bridger". Fans rejoiced when he [[TheBusCameBack unexpectedly returned]] in Season 4.
** Lt. Yogar Lyste got some respect when he came back in "A Princess on Lothal" as being one of the most competent Imperials shown onscreen, [[CrazyPrepared clearly wanting to do his job as well as he can]] despite any possible misgivings he has of anything, in comparison to most of the other officers that lost usually due to [[UnderestimatingBadassery ego]]. Carried over when he became an AscendedExtra for Season 3.
** Kalani did not have this status back in ''The Clone Wars'', but built up as one prior to the airing of "The Last Battle" by virtue of being the super tactical droid leader of a Separatist holdout, as Separatist droids and holdouts have had been long awaited to see in the Rebel-Imperial Era.
** Minister Tua had this status back in Season 1 (especially on Tumblr, for some reason, probably due to {{Moe}}; 4chan apparently thinks she's hot), and despite the short amount of screentime she had, her Wook page is actually considering nominating her page as a featured article and her [[Creator/KathSoucie voice actor]] was nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role -– Action/Drama on Website/IMDb.
** When she was first seen in the preview for "Iron Squadron", many fell in love with Gooti's design, especially since she was the TokenNonHuman in the group. Though after the episode aired, [[TheScrappy she seems to have fallen out of favor]], though some agree her design is still great. Being a ShoutOut to Andi, the lovable host of Rebels Recon, certainly gives her brownie points as well.
** Azmorigan, apparently. Out of ''all'' the villains in ''Rebels'', '''Azmorigan''' won the best villain poll on the Star Wars website. He's become a sort of a MemeticBadass or enjoyable joke character for some, though [[SeriousBusiness for the part of the fanbase that has little tolerance for the shenanigans in the show]], however, he's one of [[TheScrappy the Scrappies]].
** Imperial Captain Brunson in "Ghost of Geonosis". Fans who mistaken her as Rae Sloane at first glance were not disappointed to learn that there was another visible Imperial woman of color given some prominence, notably the first one on-screen. Her professional rookie quirks helps.
** Fenn Rau became one in Season 3 for his Mandalorian badassery and basically being Sabine's new space-uncle. Also, he's voiced by Creator/KevinMcKidd of ''Franchise/CallOfDuty'' and ''Series/{{Rome}}'' (and ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', to a lesser extent in this fandom) fame.
** Thanks to being [[spoiler:[[TheMole Fulcrum]] and [[CharacterDevelopment having his]] [[HeelFaceTurn redemption arc]]]], Agent Kallus has been this a lot more than he has in previous seasons, to the point that his sudden EnsembleDarkhorse status (combined with his smirk and loose hair lock in the Season 3 finale) ended up being a bit of a meme even in the grander fandom and the writing crew itself, naming the phenomenon, [=#HotKallus=], on Twitter.


''EnsembleDarkhorse/StarWarsTheCloneWars''
* From the comics and EU material:
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''EnsembleDarkhorse/StarWarsRebels''
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[[LovableRogue Sidon]] [[BenevolentBoss Ithano]], aka the [[RedBaron Crimson Corsair,]] who appears briefly in the ''The Force Awakens'' and offers Finn a job on board his ship, is fairly well-liked for his wicked cool design and appearance. It helps that he's an InUniverse MemeticBadass and AFatherToHisMen, who, in his ''Force Awakens'' tie-in story, [[HeroicSacrifice willingly gives up his escape pod]] [[StuffBlowingUp in a collapsing spaceship]] [[VillainousValor for his crew]]- and escapes anyway. Not to mention that his tie-in story [[WhamEpisode reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[UnexpectedCharacter Kix]] from ''The Clone Wars'' found out about Order 66 after [[ShaggyDogStory Fives]] did and was captured by the Separatists, only for an accident caused him to go into cryostasis into the time of the Sequel Trilogy]]. A surprising number of people wished that Finn ''had'' joined [[BandOfBrothers Ithano's crew]] because of how [[BadassCrew awesome]] they are.
** * Dr. Aphra, Triple Zero, and Beetee, for striking a great balance between [[BlackComedy hilarious and terrifying]]. Became strong enough that Aphra [[Comicbook/StarWarsDoctorAphra got her own comic series]] with Triple Zero and Beetee as major characters, and Triple Zero and Beetee got a mini-comic of their own. Aphra also won a Creator/{{Hasbro}} poll and got her own action figure as a result, even beating out the fan favorite Ahsoka Tano.



** Eli Vanto for channeling Pellaeon as this canon's TheWatson to Thrawn, as well as him being a NaiveNewcomer and TokenGoodTeammate.
** Sana Starros, Han's ex-girlfriend like Bria Tharen (who was a part of the rebels that stole the Death Star plans) and Salla Zend from ''Legends'', also implied to have been together with Aphra. Fans of the EU were let down when it turned out that she wouldn't be the female lead in the upcoming Han Solo movie.

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** * Eli Vanto for channeling Pellaeon as this canon's TheWatson to Thrawn, as well as him being a NaiveNewcomer and TokenGoodTeammate.
** * Sana Starros, Han's ex-girlfriend like Bria Tharen (who was a part of the rebels that stole the Death Star plans) and Salla Zend from ''Legends'', also implied to have been together with Aphra. Fans of the EU were let down when it turned out that she wouldn't be the female lead in the upcoming Han Solo movie.


*** Luminara Unduli is also popular among fans for her voice, beautiful design, expanded role from the Prequels, [[TheMentor wise mentorship]], and LadyOfWar style.

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*** Luminara Unduli is also popular among fans for her voice, beautiful design, expanded role from the Prequels, [[TheMentor wise mentorship]], and LadyOfWar style.



*** Ki-Adi Mundi is also popular for [[ADayInTheLimelight his expanded role]] and being able to [[CoolOldGuy one-up both Anakin and Ahsoka]] in the Second Battle of Geonosis.
*** Barriss Offee is very popular for her pretty yet adorable design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].

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*** Ki-Adi Mundi is also popular for [[ADayInTheLimelight his expanded role]] and being able to [[CoolOldGuy one-up both Anakin and Ahsoka]] in the Second Battle of Geonosis.
*** Barriss Offee is very popular among fans for her pretty yet adorable design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].


*** Barriss Offee was brought into popularity for her design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].

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*** Barriss Offee was brought into popularity is very popular for her pretty yet adorable design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].


** Many of the Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' are extremely popular with the fans as a result of them also being fleshed out and receiving AscendedExtra roles:
*** Plo Koon was this to supervising director Creator/DaveFiloni, and his AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' made him one in the eyes of the fans too thanks to his Gandalf-like personality and being AFatherToHisMen.
*** Kit Fisto is very popular with the fans due to his laid-back personality, design, Jamaican accent, and [[Creator/PhilLaMarr voice]] as a result of receiving an expanded role.
*** Barriss Offee was brought into popularity for her design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: for [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].

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** Many of the Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' are extremely popular with the fans as a result of them also being fleshed out and receiving AscendedExtra roles:
*** Plo Koon was this to supervising director Creator/DaveFiloni, and his fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' made him one in the eyes of the fans too thanks to his awesome design, Gandalf-like personality personality, and being AFatherToHisMen.
*** Luminara Unduli is also popular among fans for her voice, beautiful design, expanded role from the Prequels, [[TheMentor wise mentorship]], and LadyOfWar style.
*** Kit Fisto is very popular with the fans due to his [[FriendToAllChildren laid-back personality, design, personality]], [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe design]], [[BadassBaritone Jamaican accent, accent]], and [[Creator/PhilLaMarr voice]] as a result of receiving an expanded role.
*** Aayla Secura is popular among fans for being an attractive BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench her]] [[Creator/JenniferHale voice]], [[ADayInTheLimelight her character being expanded upon]] and her [[ActionGirl ability to kick ass]].
*** Ki-Adi Mundi is also popular for [[ADayInTheLimelight his expanded role]] and being able to [[CoolOldGuy one-up both Anakin and Ahsoka]] in the Second Battle of Geonosis.
*** Barriss Offee was brought into popularity for her design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: for [[FaceHeelTurn tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].finale]].
*** Shaak Ti garnered a lot of popularity for her [[AMotherToHerMen kind personality]] and her [[LadyOfWar badassery]].



*** Many of the other Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' (Ki-Adi Mundi, Even Piell, Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, Quinlan Vos, etc) are very popular with fans for their expanded roles.
** Many of the [[BadassNormal Clone Troopers]] in ''The Clone Wars'' are also popular with fans thanks to the characterization that the installment gave them:
*** Captain Rex is very popular for being a clone Jango more than the others with his [[GunsAkimbo twin pistols]], his [[ServileSnarker good snark]], his [[NumberTwo bond with Anakin Skywalker]] and the [[CharacterDevelopment amount of moral choices]] he has throughout the ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler: His popularity led to his return in ''Rebels'', where he ended up doing the FandomSpecificPlot of being disloyal to the Empire and teaming up with the Rebels and Ahsoka]].
** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in “Rookies”, which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout ''The Clone Wars''.

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*** Many of the other Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' (Ki-Adi Mundi, Even Piell, Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, Quinlan Vos, etc) are very popular with fans for their expanded roles.
** Many of the [[BadassNormal Clone Troopers]] in ''The Clone Wars'' are also popular with fans thanks to the characterization that the installment series gave them:
*** Captain Rex is very popular for being a clone Jango more than the others with his [[GunsAkimbo twin pistols]], his [[ServileSnarker good snark]], his [[NumberTwo bond with Anakin Skywalker]] and the [[CharacterDevelopment amount of moral choices]] he has throughout the ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler: His popularity led to his return in ''Rebels'', where he ended up doing the FandomSpecificPlot of being disloyal to the Empire and teaming up with the Rebels and Ahsoka]].
** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in “Rookies”, ”Rookies”, which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout ''The Clone Wars''.



*** Echo & Fives continued to gain fans in future stories as they both went from [[TookALevelInBadass being rookies to ARC Troopers]], especially for Fives in the Umbara arc & [[spoiler: his tragic ending in the Order 66 arc]], and [[spoiler: Echo's [[NotQuiteDead return]] in the Bad Batch arc]].

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*** Echo Fives & Fives continued to gain Echo gained fans in future stories as they both went from [[TookALevelInBadass being rookies to ARC Troopers]], especially for Fives in the Umbara arc & [[spoiler: his tragic ending in the Order 66 arc]], and [[spoiler: Echo's [[NotQuiteDead return]] in the Bad Batch arc]].arc]].
*** Cody became popular as Obi-Wan's [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] and their [[SatelliteCharacter relationship]] being fleshed out.
*** [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Waxer and Boil]] are also popular among fans (especially for [[TookALevelInKindness Boil's development]]) for when they helped Numa in the Ryloth arc, and even had a few cameos in later episodes.



*** Keeli, the clone commander under [[MeaningfulName Ima Gun Di]] on Ryloth. While supplies are negotiated off-planet, he and his Jedi Master make the most of being [[OneEpisodeWonder One Episode Wonders]] by holding the droid army off at ''all'' costs, Keeli flatly refusing to leave his commander [[spoiler: and dying alongside him]].
*** Gregor is well remembered for his {{Woobie}} backstory and the [[AmnesiacDissonance epic reclamation of his old identity]], [[spoiler: culminating in an apparent DyingMomentOfAwesome that as ''Rebels'' revealed, ''he survived''. Even though he goes somewhat senile in ''Rebels'', he makes up the difference by being very CrazyAwesome]].

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*** Keeli, the clone commander under [[MeaningfulName Ima Gun Ima-Gun Di]] on Ryloth. While supplies are negotiated off-planet, he and his Jedi Master make the most of being [[OneEpisodeWonder One Episode Wonders]] by holding the droid army off at ''all'' costs, with Keeli flatly refusing to leave his commander [[spoiler: and dying alongside him]].
*** Gregor is well remembered for his {{Woobie}} [[TraumaInducedAmnesia tragic]] backstory and the [[AmnesiacDissonance epic reclamation of his old identity]], [[spoiler: culminating in an apparent DyingMomentOfAwesome that as ''Rebels'' revealed, ''he survived''. Even though he goes somewhat senile in ''Rebels'', he makes up the difference by being very CrazyAwesome]].



** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. The same goes for both the T-series Tactical droids and the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.
** Hondo Ohnaka became very popular with the fans. His popularity went UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?
** Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent and played by Creator/JenniferHale made her stand out from the crowd. And yes, she's often shipped with Ahsoka.
** Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]”, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She's even pictured in the Hearthwarming entry.
** Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in ''The Clone Wars'', as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
** Pong Krell only appeared in one arc but is very well remembered, in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is.
** Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the backstory of ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].
** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, and the fact that he even took on Darth Maul and survived (though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries).

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** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the [[EliteMooks commando droids, droids]], who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. The same goes for both the T-series Tactical droids and the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only [[TheStrategist cold, calculating intimidating generals.
generals]].
** [[SpacePirate Hondo Ohnaka Ohnaka]] became [[BreakoutCharacter very popular popular]] with the fans. fans for his [[LargeHam hammy]], greedy [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor yet]] [[AffablyEvil caring personality]]. His popularity went UpToEleven in "Revival". And "Revival" and then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks [[BadassBoast snarks]] at the Sith, how can we not like him?
** Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent accent, her [[Creator/JenniferHale voice]] and played by Creator/JenniferHale her [[GrewASpine defying]] [[AssInAmbassador Chairman Cho]] to make peace with the Talz made her stand out from the crowd. And yes, she's often shipped with Ahsoka.
crowd.
** Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]”, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She's She even pictured [[KidHeroAllGrownUp returned]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' as one of the Hearthwarming entry.
[[BadassNormal best warriors]] in Cham Syndulla's [[LaResistance Resistance]].
** Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in ''The Clone Wars'', Wars'' as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a [[Creator/CoreyBurton cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, voice]], [[CrazyPrepared unusually]] [[TheSociopath sinister]] [[BadassNormal tendencies]], and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
** Pong Krell only appeared in one arc but is very well remembered, in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is.
[[SpaghettiWestern spaghetti-western]] [[BloodKnight villains]].
** Admiral Trench, Trench is a popular villian due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the backstory of ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].
** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' ''&'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, and the fact that he even took on Darth Maul and survived (though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries).



** Asajj Ventress gained a large amount of new fans for being one of the most developed characters in ''The Clone Wars'' in addition to being an DarkActionGirl.

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** Asajj Ventress gained a large amount of new fans for being one of the most developed characters in ''The Clone Wars'' in addition a DarkActionGirl alongside her [[CharacterDevelopment development]] from a [[TheDragon Dark Sided]] [[TheApprentice protegee]] [[TookALevelInKindness to being an DarkActionGirl.a more]] [[AntiHero chaotic]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold neutral personality]].



** Pong Krell only appeared in the Umbara arc but is very well remembered, [[spoiler: in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is]].



** Savage Opress is quite popular with fans too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobek are two good examples; Tamson was effectively ''Clone Wars'' micro-series Grievous [[SharkMan as a shark]] and was both so badass and unlikeable at the same time that he was an excellent villain, while Sobek was a very savvy villain running a prison that was quite a bit harder to escape from than your usual CardboardPrison, and like the above Tamson, wasn't afraid to get his own hands dirty.

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** *** Savage Opress is quite popular with fans too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobek are two good examples; Tamson was effectively ''Clone Wars'' micro-series Grievous [[SharkMan as a shark]] and was both so badass and unlikeable at the same time that he was an excellent villain, while Sobek was a very savvy villain running a prison that was quite a bit harder to escape from than your usual CardboardPrison, and like the above Tamson, wasn't afraid to get his own hands dirty.


*** Many of the other Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' (Ki-Adi Mundi, Even Piell, Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, Quinlan Vos, etc) are also popular with fans for their expanded roles.

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*** Many of the other Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' (Ki-Adi Mundi, Even Piell, Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, Quinlan Vos, etc) are also very popular with fans for their expanded roles.


** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in ''Rookies'', which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout ''The Clone Wars''.

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** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in ''Rookies'', “Rookies”, which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout ''The Clone Wars''.


** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in ''Rookies'', which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout the series.

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** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in ''Rookies'', which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout the series.''The Clone Wars''.



** Hondo Ohnaka became one too. Cranked UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?

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** Hondo Ohnaka became one too. Cranked very popular with the fans. His popularity went UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?


** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. Same with the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.

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** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. Same with The same goes for both the T-series Tactical droids and the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.



** Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].

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** Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory.backstory of ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].


*** Barriss Offee was brought into popularity for being a [[RedOniBlueOni foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: for [[FaceHeelTurn her tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].

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*** Barriss Offee was brought into popularity for being a her design, [[RedOniBlueOni role as a foil to Ahsoka]] and [[spoiler: for [[FaceHeelTurn her tragic fall from grace]] in the Season 5 finale]].


** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobek are two good examples; Tamson was effectively ''Clone Wars'' Grievous [[SharkMan as a shark]] and was both so badass and unlikeable at the same time that he was an excellent villain, while Sobek was a very savvy villain running a prison that was quite a bit harder to escape from than your usual CardboardPrison, and like the above Tamson, wasn't afraid to get his own hands dirty.

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** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobek are two good examples; Tamson was effectively ''Clone Wars'' micro-series Grievous [[SharkMan as a shark]] and was both so badass and unlikeable at the same time that he was an excellent villain, while Sobek was a very savvy villain running a prison that was quite a bit harder to escape from than your usual CardboardPrison, and like the above Tamson, wasn't afraid to get his own hands dirty.


* The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. Same with the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.
* Hondo Ohnaka became one too. Cranked UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?
* Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent and played by Creator/JenniferHale made her stand out from the crowd. And yes, she's often shipped with Ahsoka.
* Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]”, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She's even pictured in the Hearthwarming entry.
* Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in ''The Clone Wars'', as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
* Pong Krell only appeared in one arc but is very well remembered, in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is.
* Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].
* The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, and the fact that he even took on Darth Maul and survived (though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries).
** His [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
* The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal, though anything that can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
* Asajj Ventress gained a large amount of new fans for being one of the most developed characters in ''The Clone Wars'' in addition to being an DarkActionGirl.
* The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in The Clone Wars due to their linking into the lore of the Force itself.
* In addition to retaining his popularity from the Prequel films, Darth Maul’s portrayal, [[Creator/SamWitwer voice]], design, and fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' have made him even more popular with the fans.
* Savage Opress is quite popular with fans too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
* A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobeck are two good examples.
* The group of Jedi youngings from the Young Jedi arc were very popular with fans, particularly due to being BadassAdorable.

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* ** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. Same with the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.
* ** Hondo Ohnaka became one too. Cranked UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?
* ** Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent and played by Creator/JenniferHale made her stand out from the crowd. And yes, she's often shipped with Ahsoka.
* ** Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]”, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She's even pictured in the Hearthwarming entry.
* ** Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in ''The Clone Wars'', as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
* ** Pong Krell only appeared in one arc but is very well remembered, in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is.
* ** Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].
* ** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, and the fact that he even took on Darth Maul and survived (though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries).
** *** His [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
* ** The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal, though anything that can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
* ** Asajj Ventress gained a large amount of new fans for being one of the most developed characters in ''The Clone Wars'' in addition to being an DarkActionGirl.
* ** The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in The Clone Wars due to their linking into the lore of the Force itself.
* ** In addition to retaining his popularity from the Prequel films, Darth Maul’s portrayal, [[Creator/SamWitwer voice]], design, and fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' have made him even more popular with the fans.
* ** Savage Opress is quite popular with fans too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
* ** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobeck Sobek are two good examples.
*
examples; Tamson was effectively ''Clone Wars'' Grievous [[SharkMan as a shark]] and was both so badass and unlikeable at the same time that he was an excellent villain, while Sobek was a very savvy villain running a prison that was quite a bit harder to escape from than your usual CardboardPrison, and like the above Tamson, wasn't afraid to get his own hands dirty.
**
The group of Jedi youngings from the Young Jedi arc were very popular with fans, particularly due to being BadassAdorable.


** Plo Koon was this to supervising director Creator/DaveFiloni, and his AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' made him one in the eyes of the fans, too.
** Kit Fisto is very popular with the fans as a result of receiving an AscendedExtra role and fleshed out compared to his appearances from the Prequels as well.
** Just like the two above-mentioned members of the Jedi order, many of the other Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' (Ki-Adi Mundi, Even Piell, Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, Quinlan Vos, etc) are extremely popular with the fans as a result of them also being fleshed out and receiving AscendedExtra roles.
** Many of the [[BadassNormal Clone Troopers]] are well-liked by the fans, particularly Rex, Fives, Hevy, Echo, among others.
** Regardless of how [[spoiler:she gets later on]], no one can dispute the fact that ''The Clone Wars'' brought Barriss Offee into the fandom's eyes and increased her popularity in a similar way to Plo Koon (along with Kit Fisto and the other Jedi).
** Jedi Master and FourStarBadass [[MeaningfulName Ima-Gun]] [[StealthPun Di]] and his loyal NumberTwo Captain Keeli are quite fondly remembered despite only appearing in a single episode.
** Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in the series, as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
** Hondo Ohnaka became one too. Cranked UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?
** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. He even took on Darth Maul and survived, though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries. Despite being a relatively minor character in one of the less important episodes of the series, he's popular enough that he got his own action figure and at least one appearance per season afterwards. Likewise, his [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
** Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the post-series stories]].
** Darth Maul's large popularity with fans is one of the reasons why he is still alive.
** Savage Opress is quite popular too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. Same with the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.
** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobeck are two good examples.
** Asajj Ventress (especially as of the Nightsisters arc), for being one of the most developed characters in the show.
** The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in the series. [[spoiler: They even got a cameo as a mural in one of the final episodes of ''Rebels''.]]
** The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal, though anything that can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
** Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent and played by Creator/JenniferHale made her stand out from the crowd. And yes, she's often shipped with Ahsoka.
** Cut Lawquane, the Clone deserter who abandoned the war effort to [[ActionDad start a family]], only appeared once but is very well remembered, and even got an indirect mention in ''[[Literature/StarWarsAftermath Aftermath]]''.
** Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]“, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She's even pictured in the Hearthwarming entry.
** The group of Jedi youngings from the Young Jedi arc were very popular with fans, particularly due to being BadassAdorable.''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':

to:

** Many of the Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' are extremely popular with the fans as a result of them also being fleshed out and receiving AscendedExtra roles:
***
Plo Koon was this to supervising director Creator/DaveFiloni, and his AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' made him one in the eyes of the fans, too.
**
fans too thanks to his Gandalf-like personality and being AFatherToHisMen.
***
Kit Fisto is very popular with the fans due to his laid-back personality, design, Jamaican accent, and [[Creator/PhilLaMarr voice]] as a result of receiving an AscendedExtra role expanded role.
*** Barriss Offee was brought into popularity for being a [[RedOniBlueOni foil to Ahsoka]]
and fleshed out compared to his appearances [[spoiler: for [[FaceHeelTurn her tragic fall from grace]] in the Prequels as well.
** Just like
Season 5 finale]].
*** [[MeaningfulName Ima-Gun]] [[StealthPun Di]] only appeared in a single episode, [[spoiler: yet his noble LastStand made him all
the two above-mentioned members of the Jedi order, many more memorable]].
*** Many
of the other Jedi featured in ''The Clone Wars'' (Ki-Adi Mundi, Even Piell, Aayla Secura, Luminara Unduli, Quinlan Vos, etc) are extremely also popular with the fans as a result of them also being fleshed out and receiving AscendedExtra for their expanded roles.
** Many of the [[BadassNormal Clone Troopers]] are well-liked by the fans, particularly Rex, Fives, Hevy, Echo, among others.
** Regardless of how [[spoiler:she gets later on]], no one can dispute the fact that
in ''The Clone Wars'' brought Barriss Offee into are also popular with fans thanks to the fandom's eyes characterization that the installment gave them:
*** Captain Rex is very popular for being a clone Jango more than the others with his [[GunsAkimbo twin pistols]], his [[ServileSnarker good snark]], his [[NumberTwo bond with Anakin Skywalker]]
and increased her the [[CharacterDevelopment amount of moral choices]] he has throughout the ''The Clone Wars''. [[spoiler: His popularity led to his return in a similar way ''Rebels'', where he ended up doing the FandomSpecificPlot of being disloyal to Plo Koon (along the Empire and teaming up with Kit Fisto the Rebels and Ahsoka]].
** Domino Squad is also very popular with fans thanks to their [[BreakoutCharacter breakout appearance]] in ''Rookies'', which lead to an OriginsEpisode and their continued stories throughout
the other Jedi).
** Jedi Master
series.
*** Hevy gained many fans for being the team's BloodKnight
and FourStarBadass [[spoiler: for his HeroicSacrifice]].
*** Echo & Fives continued to gain fans in future stories as they both went from [[TookALevelInBadass being rookies to ARC Troopers]], especially for Fives in the Umbara arc & [[spoiler: his tragic ending in the Order 66 arc]], and [[spoiler: Echo's [[NotQuiteDead return]] in the Bad Batch arc]].
*** Cut Lawquane, the Clone deserter who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandoned the war effort]] to [[ActionDad start a family]], only appeared once but is very well remembered, and even got an indirect mention in ''[[Literature/StarWarsAftermath Aftermath]]''.
*** Keeli, the clone commander under
[[MeaningfulName Ima-Gun]] [[StealthPun Ima Gun Di]] on Ryloth. While supplies are negotiated off-planet, he and his loyal NumberTwo Captain Jedi Master make the most of being [[OneEpisodeWonder One Episode Wonders]] by holding the droid army off at ''all'' costs, Keeli are quite fondly flatly refusing to leave his commander [[spoiler: and dying alongside him]].
*** Gregor is well
remembered despite for his {{Woobie}} backstory and the [[AmnesiacDissonance epic reclamation of his old identity]], [[spoiler: culminating in an apparent DyingMomentOfAwesome that as ''Rebels'' revealed, ''he survived''. Even though he goes somewhat senile in ''Rebels'', he makes up the difference by being very CrazyAwesome]].
*** Commander Thorn, anyone? He
only appearing appeared in a single episode.
** Cad Bane is
one of episode "Crisis at the most Heart", and only possessed a few minutes of screen time. [[spoiler: Yet his rotary blaster cannon nicknamed "Hammer" and his epic LastStand made him a very popular characters in the series, as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
** Hondo Ohnaka became one too. Cranked UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?
** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. He even took on Darth Maul and survived, though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries. Despite being a relatively minor character in one of the less important episodes of the series, he's popular enough that he got his own action figure and at least one appearance per season afterwards. Likewise, his [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
** Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the post-series stories]].
** Darth Maul's large popularity with fans is one of the reasons why he is still alive.
** Savage Opress is quite popular too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
**
Clone Trooper]].
*
The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. Same with the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.
** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobeck are two good examples.
** Asajj Ventress (especially as of the Nightsisters arc), for being
* Hondo Ohnaka became one of the most developed characters too. Cranked UpToEleven in the show.
** The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in the series. [[spoiler: They
"Revival". And then even got a cameo as a mural in one of more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the final episodes of ''Rebels''.]]
** The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal, though anything that
Sith, how can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
**
we not like him?
*
Riyo Chuchi didn't show up often, but her being a golden eyed BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe with a South African accent and played by Creator/JenniferHale made her stand out from the crowd. And yes, she's often shipped with Ahsoka.
** Cut Lawquane, the Clone deserter who abandoned the war effort to [[ActionDad start a family]], only appeared once but is very well remembered, and even got an indirect mention in ''[[Literature/StarWarsAftermath Aftermath]]''.
**
* Numa the Twi'lek girl from “[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E20InnocentsOfRyloth Innocents of Ryloth]]“, Ryloth]]”, is very popular for being a {{Moe}} and a HeartwarmingOrphan, despite only showing up in one episode. She's even pictured in the Hearthwarming entry.
* Cad Bane is one of the most popular characters in ''The Clone Wars'', as a mix of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
* Pong Krell only appeared in one arc but is very well remembered, in no small part due to how [[LoveToHate fantastically]] [[HateSink loathsome]] he is.
* Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the sixth season and the unfinished episodes]].
* The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang, and the fact that he even took on Darth Maul and survived (though it was partly because Maul let he and the others go, because they were [[PunchClockVillain bounty hunters]] and not their true adversaries).
** His [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
* The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal, though anything that can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
* Asajj Ventress gained a large amount of new fans for being one of the most developed characters in ''The Clone Wars'' in addition to being an DarkActionGirl.
* The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in The Clone Wars due to their linking into the lore of the Force itself.
* In addition to retaining his popularity from the Prequel films, Darth Maul’s portrayal, [[Creator/SamWitwer voice]], design, and fleshed out AscendedExtra role in ''The Clone Wars'' have made him even more popular with the fans.
* Savage Opress is quite popular with fans too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
* A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Osi Sobeck are two good examples.
*
The group of Jedi youngings from the Young Jedi arc were very popular with fans, particularly due to being BadassAdorable.BadassAdorable.
*
''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':


** The Bendu is a fan-favorite due his amazing voice acting by Creator/TomBaker and mysterious past.

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