" IGN did a top 100 Star Wars Characters feature: http://www.ign.com/star-wars-characters/ which is hilarious most of the early characters (100-50) I've never heard of. The admiral that Vadar chokes is super high in the ranking. It doesn't make any sense. "Admiral Ozzel, is a major player in the Star Wars universe outside of the films. So if IGN was doing characters from more media than just the films, it makes sense.
Jacen Solo (would have been #1 if not for the cliched fall to the dark side. Especially after NJO where he was a perfect jedi and practically an avatar of the force for whom light and dark no longer had meaning.)
That's it for now. Every time I think I have my list, I think of someone else I really like. I have to quit before I have fifty.
" @BiteMe-Fanboy: nice I was wondering when i would see some IG-88 up in here. there was some serious neglect. "I liked IG-88 ever since fighting him on Shadows of the Empire for the N64. Use to scare the hell out of me.
Then I read his story on Tales of the Bounty Hunters and he officially became one of my favorites.
General Grievous had depth, a sympathetic backstory and characterization, a really understandable pathos as well as being generally awesome and being able to stand up to Jedi with no real force powers of his own.
Then George Lucas anal raped his character and ruined everything good about him.
Fuck you Lucas, your departure from Star Wars is the best thing that could happen to the franchise.