I don't need to explain why Count Dooku is a walking whirlwind of nut-punches and lightsaber enemas because he was played by Christopher Lee and that fact alone is enough to tell you everything you need to know about this character and why you wouldn't want to screw with him. Darth Nihilus may have been able to kill people with his voice, but Count Dooku could command you to rip your own head off with his.
Jango Fett is the genetic template for every soldier in the Clone Army, which means he technically has the highest confirmed kill count of any character in the entire franchise, with the sole exception of the guy who forgot to put something over the exhaust port on the Death Star. Though he doesn't really do that much on-screen, his incredibly metal death at the hands of Samuel L. Jackson indirectly inspired his son to became an unthinkable badass and patron saint of the internet. Which probably ranks Jango as one the best movie father in history.
It's kind of sad that Gial Ackbar (no, his first name isn't Admiral, though it probably should be) is mostly known for a three word sentence he once uttered instead of for the fact that he was the Supreme Commander of the entire Rebel Alliance fleet for two decades straight. Believe it or not, Ackbar's strange appearance, oddly reminiscent of a turd somebody glued googly eyes to, hides a remarkably fine military mind and within Star Wars canon he's known for literally writing the book on starship warfare. Outside of Star Wars canon, Ackbar is known as that funny fish guy who totally knew that it was a trap. So thanks everyone for giving Ackbar the respect he deserved by giving him a spot on this list.
Even if you didn't like Hayden Christensen's portrayal of Anakin Skywalker, you have to at the very least admire a character who still tried to stab somebody to death when he was burning alive with three quarters of his limbs missing, because hot damn do you have to admire commitment like that. Sure Anakin could never measure up to the legacy of the character he was destined to become (because nobody could), but he at the very least laid the ground work for it.
Lando Calrissian is living proof that it's perfectly okay to betray your friends and potentially get them all killed as long you feel really bad about it later and try to make amends - truly he's a character we can all look up to. Though to be fair to Lando, he does come through in the end and plays an instrumental role in rescuin' his old buddy Han and blowing up the second Death Star. Even still, that shit-eating grin of his still makes us want to punch him in the face.
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