Topic: Star Wars Popularity
Just opened up my email. Checked the Star Wars Homing Beacon. Turns out Boba Fett is the 16th most searched thing on Star Wars.com. Here is the top 25.
25. Jabba the Hutt. Second only to Santa Claus for having the most famous "ho ho ho."
24. Galactic Republic. Wasn't built in a day, but was handily subverted within a generation.
23. Darth Malak. The jawless villain from Knights of the Old Republic.
22. Darth Bandon. We're surprised that Bandon beat out Malak. It must have been really close.
21. Mara Jade Skywalker. She's had a rough year. We'll just leave it at that for the four of you who still don't know.
20. Confederacy of Independent Systems. Imagine if the power company had a droid army to collect on bills. That's how scary the Separatists can be.
19. Rebel Alliance. The underdogs of the original trilogy, their crest was the inspiration for countless tattoos.
18. General Grievous. Robbed of screen-time in Episode III, Grievous gets more time to be truly nasty in the upcoming Clone Wars animated series.
17. Palpatine.He got his moment in the spotlight in Revenge of the Sith, when all his wicked plans finally came together.
16. Boba Fett. An unaltered clone of the original Jango, and an undefeatable walking arsenal... unless you swat at him blindly with a broom.
15. PadmÃƒÂ© Amidala. A strong-willed and idealistic politician and a crack shot, too bad she's also the galaxy's biggest enabler.
14. Princess Leia Organa Solo. Rebel, lover, mother, slave, Jedi, politician... she's worn a lot of hats and a lot of memorable hairstyles.
13. stormtroopers. If you're ever pursued by the faceless ranks of the Empire, press yourself flat against the side of a barn. You should be fine.
12. blaster.The standard sidearm of a galaxy far, far away.
11. Darth Maul.He's not half the Sith Lord he used to be.
10. Yoda. The embodiment of Jedi wisdom and also a great warrior, though he'll tell you that "wars don't make one great."
9. Luke Skywalker. The central hero of the Star Wars saga... that is until the prequel trilogy came along and tilted the perspective so that Anakin's tale came to the forefront. Still, it's Luke who was our first guide to the galaxy, and it was our eyes that looked through his at that twin sunset.
8. Obi-Wan Kenobi. "Hello there." Whether played by Alec Guinness or Ewan McGregor, Kenobi is the archetypal Jedi Knight.
7. clone troopers. Same genes, but different gear and paint jobs. Collect them all!
6. the Empire. The ultimate villains of any saga. Heck, even Ronald Reagan co-opted them for political ends.
5. Anakin Skywalker. The Chosen One and hero of the Republic, until he made a pact with the devil.
4. Sith. Think how many years went by when we simply accepted Darth Vader was a "Dark Lord of the Sith" without asking exactly what being a Sith meant. Now, Sith lore spans centuries, and while we know a lot, they're still holding on to a few secrets.
3. Darth Vader. This year, he's been a grocery day shift manager, a baked potato, a low-bro art installation, and short-hand for the U.S. Vice President. It doesn't matter how you dress him up, he's still the most recognizable of all Star Wars characters.
2. lightsaber. The classic weapon of the Star Wars saga, which makes the #1 slot all the more obvious...
1. the Jedi order. This makes sense when you realize the Force and its followers are the central elements that make Star Wars so different from other sci-fi fare. With the release of the prequel trilogy, an entire generation of kids now aspires to Jedi Knighthood, and it's almost ended up as an option on census forms as a religion thanks to crusading Force-believers.