Star wars is a series that has fans across generations. It’s a tale of things happening in a galaxy far, far away. However, it seems like the force worked in mysterious ways when the following characters were conceptualised:-
A man in Chewbacca costume
Probably the most loved non human character in the entire series. He is a loyal co-pilot to Han Solo. He is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. He looks like a cross between a giant dog and a pile of burnt glass, and can only grunt or groan for any verbal communication. We can only wonder what will happen if someone spits a chewing gum on chewiee (no pun intended).
2)Salacious B. Crumb
A Salacious B. Crumb puppet
The weirdness of this character can be easily judged by its name. Sitting on Jabba’s stomach he kept laughing or trying to make Jabba laugh. Other than that he had no particular job. He probably looks like ‘Muppet’ gone terribly wrong. For a character that just had to laugh as a hyena, a lot of effort was put into this. We can’t get over the fact that he even has a middle name.
3) Jabba the Hutt
A Jabba the Hutt Model
The biggest (literally) gangster on Tatooine. Known for his piracy, he captured Princess Leia and also placed a price on Han Solo! He was often too big to fit into a single frame but we could identify his crocodile like eyes and his tentacles. He was one of those characters that rarely appeared in the films but his presence was felt throughout the series.
4) Max Rebo
A Max Rebo Soft Toy
What if I told you that a blue colored elephant that was the master of keyboards in Jabbas Palace. He lead the Max Rebo band. His appearance is relatively simple i.e., an elephant that is blue. People in different galaxies believed he had magic in his hands. You can see the way he slides his hands over the keys. No wonder the band was named after him.
5) Darth Maul
Darth Maul Cosplay
The Lord of the Sith was trained by the evil Darth Sidious. His appearance can never be forgotten even though he appeared in only one film. Horns coming out of his multi colored face, he also had similarly toned eyes. The thing that made him famous was his double ended light saber. He was one character that kids were scared of at that time. Thankfully Obi Wan Kenobi killed him in his debut film only.
Top: Michael Carter, who played Bib Fortuna in Episode VI
If you think Darth Maul was scary, this has to be the scariest character there. He’s the ideal representation of a modern day politician as he used Jabba to get his own ideas through. His pasty skin, blood red eyes and Tentacles protruding out of the back of his head were all a combination of scary alien looks. Although he was shrewd enough to manipulate Jabba’s decisions, he was still susceptible to Jedi mind tricks.
A lobot toy
Just like his short name, he was minimal in expression. He was the computer liaison officer of planet Bespin. More importantly he was a loyal friend to Lando as he helped him to regain the trust of his friends. Apart from all this, we always wanted that cool headgear that he had.
We can admit, that there were some weird characters in Star Wars, but that doesn’t diminish the legacy that these films have created. May the Force be with You!