Star Wars Episode Vi Return Of The Jedi Characters
The"Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" characters are some of the best in movie history. They may have lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but the heroes and villains of third installment of the original "Star Wars" trilogy will go down in history as some of the greatest to ever grace the silver screen.
- Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker has grown from an innocent farm boy to a masterful practitioner of the Force as one of the "The Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" characters. Upon learning that Darth Vader is his father in "The Empire Strikes Back," Luke must now face his worst fears and turn himself over to Vader to protect his friends
- Han Solo. When the space jockey was last seen in "Empire Strikes Back," he was being frozen in carbonite. After being rescued from Jabba the Hut in "Return of the Jedi," Han leads a band of Rebel soldiers to turn of the shield generator on Endor.
- Princess Leia. After rescuing Han from Jabba the Hut while dressed in a legendary slave bikini, the intergalactic princess plays an important role as one of the "The Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" characters. She aids Han on Endor and meets some fuzzy space creatures, the Ewoks, along the way. She also gets some good news and some bad news. Luke is her long lost twin brother, but Darth Vader is her father.
- C-3PO and R2-D2. The Rebel Alliance's most trustworthy droids, C-3P0 and R2-D2, reprieve their roles as key "Return of the Jedi" characters. They are back again to help rescue Han from Jabba's space hut. C-3PO finally gets his due when the Ewoks mistake him for a golden god.
- Chewbacca. Everybody's favorite Wookie may not speak, but he is one of the most important characters of the saga. He is reunited with his old partner in crime, Han Solo, as they fight the good fight on Endor.
- Lando Calrissian. After selling out Han Solo, Lando had a lot of ground to make up to get back into the gang's good graces. In "Return of the Jedi" he gets a chance to redeem himself, when he pilots the Millennium Falcon, leading a fleet of Rebel soldiers to destroy the death star.
- Darth Vader. Vader starts out as sinister as ever, but his plans to seek out his son, Luke Skywalker, are sidetracked when his boss, the Emperor, puts him in charge of construction of a bigger, badder Death Star. In the end, fans are introduced to the softer, more human, side of the dark lord when the true Anakin Skywalker is revealed.
- Emperor Palpatine. The Dark Lord of the Sith has two simple missions in "Return of the Jedi," end the Rebel Alliance by building a new Death Star and bringing Luke Skywalker over to the Dark Side.
- Yoda. Never has a little green puppet meant so much to so many (sorry, Kermit). Sadly the 800-year-old Jedi master meets his all too timely demise in the final chapter of the original trilogy.
- Wicket the Ewok. The cute and cuddly Ewoks help build a bridge between the Rebel Alliance and his little stuffed community. The role was played by 11-year-old Warwick Davis, who would later become a star in "Willow."