Our Favorite Unknown Stars Wars Characters

The cast of characters in the Star Wars films is colorful and incredibly varied. There’s just not enough time for all these crazy creatures to all have significant roles though. Just because we don’t know much about them doesn’t make them any less intriguing. These are our favorite unknown characters in the Star Wars Galaxy.

Nien Nunb


Nien Nunb was Lando Calrissian’s co-pilot in the Millenium Falcon in Return of the Jedi. Nunb was a former smuggler who joined the rebel alliance. He’s a Sullustan which, to me, looks like an Asian fish-man species.

Ponda Baba


Ponda Baba doesn’t like many people. His buddy Dr. Cornelius Evazan makes that clear. He didn’t like the wrong guy, when he tried to pick a fight with Luke Sywalker in the Mos Eisley cantina. He ended up losing an arm. I wonder what happened to him after that.



IG-88 was one of the many bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader to find the Millenium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back. He’s also a droid. A sentient, killer robot. Did James Cameron get any ideas from this character?

Figrin D’an


Figrin D’an is a musician and leader of the band, the Modal Nodes. They often play at the Mos Eisley Cantina. I think you know their most famous song.



Malakili took care of the Rancor in Jabba’s Palace. He doesn’t wear a shirt. He was really broken up about the Rancor’s death too. What’s his deal? I want to know.



Lobot served as Lando Calrissian’s second in command at Cloud City. He wears a backward futuristic robot visor that give him powers or something. After the events of Empre Strikes Back we don’t know what happens to Lobot. I’m sure he went on to do great things.

Max Rebo


Max Rebo was a world class musician who plays a real mean circular piano. He’s also a small blue elephant. Sadly, Rebo was aboard Jabba’s sail barge when it was blown up. He wouldn’t make any more sweet music after that.

Mon Mothma


Many Bothans died so she could be in one scene. Mothma was a former senator and became the Chancellor of the Rebel Alliance.



Bossk was another of the bounty hunters hired by Vader. He appears to be some sort of lizard person. He mentored a young Boba Fett.

Salacious B. Crumb


Crumb was a monkey-lizard who served as Jabba’s jester. He never told any jokes but he sure liked laughing at others. He has a middle initial so he must be a big deal.



A fat guy named Porkins. Brilliant, George Lucas. I was sad to see him die so early. He had so much potential.

All of these characters made an appearance in the movies. I won’t even bother getting into Expanded Universe characters. They’re too ridiculous. There’s a horse X-Wing pilot.  Who decided that was a good idea.


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