Star Wars certainly has it’s fair share of great characters, but it also has a huge amount of annoying characters as well. Join me then as I explore the 13 most annoying Star Wars characters!
13. The Neimoidians
The Nemodians aren’t really that terrible except for the part where they are horrible Asian caricatures. Well, that and they aren’t the kind of villains that should be in a Star Wars film, so I guess that does make them pretty terrible.
I would argue that they grow a little less annoying in a neat story arch in Episodes II and III. In Attack of the Clones Nute Gunray just wants to see Padme dead after the first film. He’s the only one smart enough to want to kill her right away as opposed to having some highly elaborate execution that the heroes might escape from. In Revenge of the Sith he’s a pretty pathetic shell of his former self and he even begs for his life from the newly christened Darth Vader. So yeah, it’s not all bad when there’s actual drama in the prequels and not just poop jokes.
12. Ziro the Hutt
Unlike some fans, I wasn’t as annoyed with Ziro the Hutt who appeared in the Clone Wars animated movie, but hot damn there was a legion of nerds who had hate-ons for the guy. What really annoyed me was the controversy surrounding him. Many fans complained that he was ultra gay. First, I don’t understand why that’s a problem and secondly, he wasn’t gay. He was so Southern that he crossed over into gay. Either way, while it was super annoying that a Hutt would speak English in an annoying voice, it was even more annoying to read and hear all the nerds complaining about him, even though he was only onscreen for about five minutes.
11. Dash Rendar
I think that the quilted shoulder pads should speak for themselves, but overall he was a pretty weak Han Solo replacement. Also, while Shadows of the Empire was a cool ass Nintendo 64 game, it sucked that the only playable character was Dash who was a one and done stopgap.
10. Jedi Librarian
When Obi-Wan is trying to solve the mystery of… something, he consults the Jedi Library when he doesn’t find a planetary system on the computer. He asks a Jedi librarian for assistance and she acts like a total bitch.
While the character of a “Jedi Librarian” is annoying in concept and I’m not a fan of her giving Obi-Wan lip, the most annoying part is that she’s scored really high on fan wish lists for an action figure. Why? To complete some sort of Jedi Library diorama? What’s the fucking point?
Asoka from the Clone Wars animated series is a character that has improved a little over time. During the Clone Wars animated movie though, she was in rare form. Her most annoying aspect (to this day) is her need to make up terrible nicknames. Anakin Skywalker becomes “Sky Guy”. Really? That’s the best you can come up with? Perhaps the worst nickname, or at least the most aggravating, is her insistence on calling R2-D2 “Artooy.” This is stroke inducing annoying, because his shortened name is R2, so adding an extra syllable on the end needlessly makes his name longer. If you’re going to give out a proper nickname, call him T-Bone or R-dawg and be done with it.
Another big problem with the character is that if there is supposed to be any kind of consistency with the fact that Luke, Obi-Wan, and Yoda end up being the last of the Jedi, Ashoka has to be killed. It would really make an awesome story where she is murdered at the hands of her master Anakin, but we all know that’s never going to happen on a children’s show.
8. Darth Maul
Darth Maul is annoying for one very obvious reason: He didn’t live up to his potential in the Phantom Menace. Darth Maul another character that got tons of build up, but enjoyed only a small amount of screen time and a less than dignified death. To make matters worse, he died pre-Clone Wars. There’s not a whole lot of Expanded Universe territory in the pre-Clone Wars time-frame aside from some comics, so it really limits the amount of stories Maul can appear in. It’s no surprise that his popularity was mostly a fad.
7. Fode – The two headed alien announcer
George Lucas must have made Phantom Menace on a bet. A good indicator of this is the two headed alien pod racer announcer who can only be explained away a response to Steven Spielburg saying, “Hey George, I bet you can’t make the worst piece of shit ever.”
As terrible as he is though, the main reason he’s on the list is that the one head is unabashedly comedian Greg Proops. It helps to really pull our out the film, but then on second thought, maybe that’s a good thing.
6. Jar Jar/Boss Nass
I didn’t want to include Jar Jar because he’s so damned obvious. These kinds of lists are supposed to surprise and shock you. Still, there’s no Star Wars themed “worst of” list you can possible make that doesn’t have Jar Jar Binks on it. One of the most annoying aspects of Jar Jar isn’t even in the films, though. It’s the fact that the kids that grow up with him will not find him as annoying as we do. It’s probably the same reason why some fans like Ewoks when Return of the Jedi was the film they remember seeing in the theater first, as opposed to those fans that remember seeing A New Hope and Empire in theaters before Jedi.
Boss Nass ties with Jar Jar just because he does that stupid cheek waddle thing and he looks nothing like the rest of the Gungans.
5. Anakin Skywalker
Talk about dropping the ball on creating a compelling character. When Obi-Wan described Anakin as a friend and a great pilot, the last guy I would have pictured was the one characterized in the films. He’s god damned annoying in Phantom Menace and is just a whiny, creepy, dumbass throughout the rest of the prequel trilogy.
4. Padme Amidala
Man, Padme had promise. Sure she was kind of dud in The Phantom Menace, but she did have some decent action in re-taking the throne room. She showed a little more promise in Attack of the Clones with her arena battle scenes, though it was annoying that her reactions to the insanely weird Anakin Skywalker was to fall in love with him. Annoying enough to get on this list? No. She gets on this list for taking a nose-dive in Revenge of the Sith. In the theatrical cut of the movie she spends the whole thing being pregnant, crying, and then to top it all off she dies of heartbreak. What a dick move. She leaves two kids all alone in the world because she’s sad.
3. Aurra Sing
If there was any character that just screamed big fat failure, it’s Aurra Sing. Sing was built up prior to the release of Phantom Menace as the next big thing. The way that she was presented at the time was that she was pretty much going to be the next Boba Fett. A bounty hunter that hunts Jedi? Score! Hell, she wasn’t even regulated to the EU, she was even going to be in The Phantom Menace! Well, her screen time lasted about three seconds, she was kind of ugly, and she never really went anywhere. Sure she showed up and was kind of cool in the Clone Wars comic (and later in the GGI cartoon), but it’s too little, too late.
2.Joh Yowza (Full name: J’ywz’gnk Kchhllbrxcstk Et’nrmdndlcvtbrx… no really)
The Star Wars special Editions gave us a lot of terrible, terrible things. Joh Yowza flies under radar a bit thanks to the infamous stuff like “Han shoots first”, but he’s gotten away with hijacking Return of the Jedi for far too long. I skip past Yowza’s appearance any time that I watch Return of the Jedi and the terrible “improved” musical number in Jabba’s palace shows up.
If I was going to single out any character it’s Joh Yowza who makes the scene unbearably worse. His very cartoon existence is a blight on an otherwise great film. (And if you point out that the Ewoks ruin the movie, fuck you, you have no soul.)
1. Quinlan Vos
What’s not to like about Quinlan Vos? He’s an ultra cool Jedi who had to delve in the Dark Side in order to try and uncover Darth Tyranus’s secrets? He just looks cool right? Well, that’s true, but the reason that he’s annoying is that he’s designed to be the coolest Jedi ever. Just look at that hair and the face make up. He’s the friggen Wolverine of the Star Wars universe. He’s got bad boy stamped all over him, like he was designed by a committee to give nerds’ boners. And it worked on you. You’ve fallen for the Mountain Dew of Star Wars characters.