15. General Grievous

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What has four arms and could rip your spine out through your butthole and beat you to death with it? The answer, of course, is General Grievous, one of the few characters in the franchise trained in lightsaber combat who isn't a Jedi or a Sith. Seemingly just to prove that he's a pimp, Grievous also seems to enjoy and relish fighting multiple Jedi at the same time while wielding a lightsaber in each of his four hands. Because that is how you earn a reputation.

 

14. Darth Revan

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Hailing from the Knights of the Old Republic game, Revan's résumé started with him being a Jedi Knight who then became a dark lord of the freaking Sith because hey, a guy's gotta have options, right? Revan's memory, and for some reason all of his god-like powers, were then wiped by the Jedi council and he was demoted to the rank of soldier, which is where the story of Knights of the Old Republic kicks off. The fact that you, the player are the legendary Darth Revan, master of both sides of the force and owner of the one of the most bitchin' masks in gaming history is only revealed to you towards the end of the game's campaign. A reveal that has been consistently voted as one of the biggest twists in gaming."

 

13. Princess Leia

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If you looked up the word "balls" in the space-dictionary you'd find a picture of Princess Leia staring back at you. She's one of the few people in the universe to argue with Darth Vader and live and the only thing she couldn't hit with a blaster is the glass ceiling because she's already smashed through it and melted it down into a dagger to plunge into the thigh of anyone stupid enough to underestimate her. When the very embodiment of gluttonous entitlement tried to chain her up for his own pleasure, he got strangled to death with those very same chains, Princess Leia is the anti-thesis to "get back in the kitchen" jokes and the world is a better place because she existed.

 

12. Emperor Palpatine

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Emperor Palpatine is a glass half full kind of guy - when Samuel L. Jackson burnt half of his face off, Palpatine merely took it as an opportunity to invest in a set of long flowing pimp robes. When Darth Vader failed spectacularly to kill Luke Skywalker, Palpatine relished in the chance to get his force lightning on, and you just know that he was loving the view as he fell down into the Death Star's reactor. He may have been an unabashedly evil dude, but you can't say he didn't enjoy himself  while he was at it.

 

11. Mace Windu

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Did you know that Samuel L. Jackson specifically requested that his character wield a bright purple lightsaber during the prequel trilogy, and that after filming ended he took his character's lightsaber home and engraved the words "Bad Motherfucker" on it? That sentence alone should tell you everything you need to know about this character, but just in case it's not enough to convince you that Mace Windu was carved out of Viagra covered granite with a laser sharpened razor blade, Windu is also considered one of the best swordsman in the entire franchise. In fact, Windu is so adept at stabbing people through the eyes with laser-swords that he had to invent his own form of lightsaber combat called Vapaad just so that he had an outlet for his Samuel L. Jackson levels of aggression. He's also one of the few Jedis capable of using two lightsabers at once, something that we're sure didn't make it into the movies because the screen would have probably frozen solid as soon as it happened.