10 Star Wars characters with the fewest movie lines

Star wars is full of interesting and lively characters, good and bad, but not all are created equal in terms of the amount of dialogue they deliver. As with most movies, it can be difficult to prioritize a bunch of characters in a single frame, meaning that some are meant to remain actors in the background.

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However, Star wars is a little different. Even very popular characters sometimes stiffen up when it comes to the storyline, which means they have very few actual lines in the movies. Sometimes that’s a good thing, as it can help sell the character’s mystery or give him a more powerful screen presence. Other times, it’s an unfortunate oversight.

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Chewbacca


Chewbacca holding his crossbow beside the ship

Chewbacca is very, very vocal, but little of what he says translates into actual words. Most of the time he’s busy screaming and yelling in frustration which means he’s got a lot less lines than a lot. Star wars fans think. Much of Chewbacca’s performance relies heavily on his body language and sense of physical timing.

Since the audience can’t understand Wookiee, and there aren’t any subtitles to help, it’s up to the other characters to provide insight into what he’s saying, which is rare. Chewbacca is a quick-moving character, and he doesn’t waste a lot of time on words.

Crix Madine


Crix Madine in Return of the Jedi

General Crix Madine has an interesting history, both in the canonical Star wars chronology as well as material from the extended universe (legends). He’s only here for a short scene in Return of the Jedi where he discusses the plan to insert an attack team on Endor to knock out the Death Star’s shield generator.


Several other shots of Madine never made it into the final cut of Return of the Jedi, and his character was only developed in auxiliary material. It’s a shame, because Madine’s history with the Empire combined with her knowledge of covert op tactics makes it so much more interesting than a simple scene with a few lines of dialogue.

Dak ralter


Side Profile of Dak in a Snowspeeder in The Empire Strikes Back

Young idealist Dak Ralter served as a gunner for Luke Skywalker inside his Snowspeeder and was present during the Battle of Hoth. When the Imperials launched a ground assault, the two participated in the mission to bring down the AT-AT Walkers, only to discover that they were largely invulnerable to blaster fire.


Before Skywalker could implement his own plan to trip the Walkers with a tow rope, their Snowspeeder was hit and Dak was killed. He only uttered a few lines in the film before knowing his unfortunate end.

Ki-Adi-Mundi


Despite being a prominent member of the Jedi Council, Ki-Adi-Mundi achieved remarkably low screen time in the Star wars prequel trilogy. He only had a few lines to his name before his character was killed in Revenge of the Sith.

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Fortunately, Mundi would get more rows in the Clone wars animated series, but the film version of the character has been mostly kept to give additional exposure. For example, he was the first Jedi to accurately determine that his mother missed young Anakin Skywalker and noted the fear that resulted from this loss.


Darth maul


Darth Maul on Naboo in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

This terrifying character had the fewest lines of all the Sith Lords in the Star wars films, without exception. Darth Maul would have a second chance to live in the Clone wars and Rebels animated series, but its presence in The phantom menace was clearly intended to sell the terror of the Sith.

He only talks about a handful of very short lines in the film, none of which occur during Darth Maul’s iconic fight with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. This may have been done on purpose, to cover up the nature of the Sith’s involvement in galactic affairs while simultaneously sowing doubt within the Jedi Order.

Boba fett


Boba Fett fighting Luke Skywalker on Jabba's sailing barge in Return of the Jedi

Boba Fett’s strong and silent personality likely contributed to his character’s popularity. As such, he said very little throughout the films. Originally featured as a young, unmodified clone of Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, he would later become the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy.


Only when season 2 of the Mandalorian dropped off on Disney +, has audiences actually seen a more verbose version of the character. In the movies, he only mumbles a few lines before he suffers an unfortunate twist in Return of the Jedi. He will undoubtedly have a lot more to say in the next Book by Boba Fett series.

General Jan Dodonna


General Dodonna at the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars

He could be considered a disposable character in Star wars, but General Jan Dodonna is a really interesting character. He had a small role in the final act of the original Star wars where he discussed the Death Star blueprints and the battle station attack plan above Yavin 4.


Dodonna made a reappearance in Thief one, this time played by a different actor, but he didn’t have much to say in this movie either. He was one of the most influential and high-ranking members of the Rebellion, but it’s hard to say, given how little he said.

Biggs Darklighter


Biggs Darklighter at the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars

Luke Skywalker’s childhood pal Biggs Darklighter managed to escape the world long before him and joined the Rebellion as an X-Wing pilot. In the film’s theatrical cut, Biggs has almost no screen time, but the special edition has given him a bit more exposure.

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His only real claim to fame is a deleted scene added in the movie where he meets Luke Skywalker in Yavin 4’s launch bay. They manage to make up for some time before the Death Star attack, where Biggs met her unhappy. to finish.

Aunt Beru


Aunt Beru at the breakfast table in Star Wars

Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen were only present at the premier for a short time. Star wars film before they are both killed by the Empire’s stormtroopers. However, Owen had a lot more aftershocks than Beru, who spent most of his time smiling and nodding.

Beru only has one moment under his belt, which is when Luke Skywalker runs away in frustration after learning he will have to stay on Tatooine for another year. The character should get another hit in the next one Obi-wan series on Disney +, but it remains to be seen in what capacity.


Lobot


Empire Lobot Strikes Back

Lando Calrissian’s assistant, Lobot, was instrumental in helping him run Cloud City, thanks to his cybernetic implants. The character was considered one of Lando’s closest friends, although a terrible accident caused the erasure of his human mind, at which point his cybernetics took over.

Lobot does not say anything at all in The empire strikes back, and he’s there primarily to establish the fact that Lando had a backup plan in place in case things go wrong. All of its “lines” are spoken largely through body language, as opposed to speaking aloud.

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