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Here Are the 101 Characters Who've Died in Star Wars

Updated: Jan 05, 2017 3:24 PM ET | Originally published: Dec 10, 2015

The Star Wars universe is a dangerous one, from its epic lightsaber battles to shootouts with clones. Along the way, 101 major characters (defined as anyone who's had some impact on the plot) have met their end.

Now that you've had a chance to meet a whole new set of characters in Rogue One, take a few minutes to remember those who have been lost. Note: This list, which is compiled by episode, covers events in the eight Star Wars films. It doesn't include Star Wars Legends, the franchise's expanded universe.

May the Force be with you.

Lyra Erso

Role: Wife of Galen Erso and mother of Jyn Erso

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Shot by a Death Trooper

Forest Whitaker
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Saw Gerrera

Role: Leader of Rebel group on Jedha

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Killed in the aftermath of the Death Star's destruction of Jedha City

Mads Mikkelsen
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Galen Erso

Role: Chief scientist responsible for the power of the Death Star and father of Jyn Erso

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Died from wounds suffered during a Rebel assault on Eadu

K-2SO Star Wars Rogue One
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K-2SO

Role: Reprogrammed Imperial droid serving the Rebel Alliance and member of Jyn Erso's crew

Species: Droid

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Shot by Storm Troopers during the Battle of Scarif

Donnie Yen
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Chirrut Îmwe

Role: Guardian of the Whills, Rebel fighter and member of Jyn Erso's crew

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Hit by Imperial blaster fire during the Battle of Scarif

Riz Ahmed
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Bodhi Rook

Role: Defected Imperial pilot and member of Jyn Erso's crew

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Killed by a grenade during the Battle of Scarif

Baze Malbus

Role: Former Guardian of the Whills, protector of Chirrut Îmwe, Rebel fighter and member of Jyn Erso's crew

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Killed by a grenade during the Battle of Scarif

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Orson Krennic

Role: Director of the Imperial Military's Advanced Weapons Research division

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Killed by the Death Star's destruction of the Scarif Imperial base

Diego Luna
Lucasfilm Ltd.

Cassian Andor

Role: Rebel fighter and member of Jyn Erso's crew

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Killed in the aftermath of the Death Star's destruction of the Scarif Imperial base

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Jyn Erso

Role: Rebel fighter who led the Rogue One mission on Scarif

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Rogue One

And how: Killed in the aftermath of the Death Star's destruction of the Scarif Imperial base

Maoi Madakor

Role: Captain of the Radiant VII, the cruiser that flies Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan to the Trade Federation flagship

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Blown up, along with her entire crew, inside the cruiser by the flagship's laser blasters

Ratts Tyerell.
Ratts Tyerell.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Ratts Tyerell

Role: Podracer pilot in the Boonta Eve Classic

Species: Aleena

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Crashed his podracer inside a cave and was killed in the explosion

Rya Kirsh

Role: N-1 starfighter pilot serving with Bravo Squadron in the Naboo Royal Space Fighter Corps

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter during the Battle of Naboo

Daultay Dofine
Daultay Dofine.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Daultay Dofine

Role: Trade Federation captain

Species: Neimoidian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Blown up inside the Droid Control Ship by Anakin during the Battle of Naboo

Tey How

Role: Served the Trade Federation

Species: Neimoidian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Blown up inside the Droid Control Ship by Anakin during the Battle of Naboo

Sil Unch

Role: Served the Trade Federation

Species: Neimoidian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Blown up inside the Droid Control Ship by Anakin during the Battle of Naboo

Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Qui-Gon Jinn

Role: Jedi Master who was the Padawan to Count Dooku and the mentor to Obi-Wan Kenobi

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Stabbed with a lightsaber by Darth Maul

Darth Maul.
Darth Maul.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Darth Maul

Role: Dark Lord of the Sith

Species: Dathomirian Zabrak

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

And how: Cut in half with a lightsaber by Obi-Wan

Cordé

Role: Decoy for Amidala

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

And how: Killed in an explosion during an assassination attempt on Amidala

Zam Wessell.
Zam Wessell. Lucasfilm Ltd.

Zam Wesell

Role: Bounty hunter

Species: Clawdite

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

And how: Shot with a toxic dart by Jango Fett before she could reveal his identity to Obi-Wan and Anakin

Shmi Skywalker
Shmi Skywalker.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Shmi Skywalker

Role: Mother of Anakin

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

And how: Tortured offscreen by a band of Tusken Raiders before dying onscreen in Anakin's arms

Tusken Raiders.
Tusken Raider.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Tusken Raiders

Role: A tribe of nomads native to Tatooine who kidnapped Shmi Skywalker and tortured her to death

Species: Tusken

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin as revenge for killing his mother

Coleman Trebor

Role: Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council

Species: Vurk

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

And how: Shot with a blaster by Jango Fett during the Battle of Geonosis

Jango Fett.
Jango Fett. Lucasfilm Ltd.

Jango Fett

Role: Bounty hunter and "father" of Boba Fett, his genetic clone

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

And how: Decapitated with a lightsaber by Mace Windu during the Battle of Geonosis

Count Dooku.
Count Dooku.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Count Dooku (Darth Tyranus)

Role: Jedi Master turned Dark Lord of the Sith

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light turned dark

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Decapitated by Anakin under orders from Palpatine

Lushros Dofine

Role: Captain of Grievous's flagship

Species: Neimoidian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Blown up inside his escape pod during the Battle of Coruscant

General Grievous
General Grievous.Lucasfilm Ltd.

General Grievous

Role: Supreme Commander of the Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems

Species: Kaleesh

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Shot repeatedly in the stomach by Obi-Wan

Agen Kolar

Role: Jedi Master and a member of the Jedi High Council

Species: Zabrak

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Palpatine

Saesee Tiin
Saesee Tiin.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Saesee Tiin

Role: Jedi Master and a member of the Jedi High Council

Species: Iktotchi

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Palpatine

Kit Fisto

Role: Jedi Master and a member of the Jedi High Council

Species: Nautolan

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Palpatine

Mace Windu.
Mace Windu.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Mace Windu

Role: Jedi Master and most senior member of the Jedi High Council after Grand Master Yoda

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Fell to his death when he was sent flying out a window by Palpatine's Force lightning after being betrayed by Anakin

Ki-Adi Mundi
Ki-Adi MundiLucasfilm Ltd.

Ki-Adi Mundi

Role: Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council

Species: Cerean

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Shot by clones under orders from Palpatine to kill all Jedi

Aayla Secura
Aayla Secura.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Aayla Secura

Role: Jedi Master

Species: Twi'lek

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Shot by clones under orders from Palpatine to kill all Jedi

Plo Koon.
Plo Koon.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Plo Koon

Role: Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council

Species: Kel Dor

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by clones under orders from Palpatine to kill all Jedi

Stass Allie.
Stass Allie.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Stass Allie

Role: Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council

Species: Tholothian

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Means of executions: Shot down on her speeder by clones under orders from Palpatine to kill all Jedi

Gree

Role: Clone trooper commander during the Clone Wars

Species: Human (clone)

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Decapitated with a lightsaber by Yoda

Younglings

Role: Force-sensitive children training to become Jedi

Species: Multiple

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Jedi

Zett Jukassa

Role: Padawan serving the Jedi Order

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Shot by clones under orders from Palpatine to kill all Jedi

Shu Mai

Role: Presidente of the Commerce Guild and a member of the Separatist Council

Species: Gossam

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Cat Miin

Role: Chief aide to Shu Mai

Species: Gossam

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Po Nudo

Role: Senator of the Galactic Republic and member of the Separatist Council

Species: Aqualish

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Tikkes

Role: Senator of the Galactic Republic and member of the Separatist Council

Species: Quarren

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Passel Argente

Role: Magistrate of the Corporate Alliance, and a member of the Galactic Senate and Separatist Council

Species: Koorivar

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

San Hill

Role: Chairman of the InterGalactic Banking Clan and a member of the Separatist Council

Species: Muun

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Poggle the Lesser

Role: Archduke of Geonosis and a member of the Separatist Council

Species: Geonosian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Wat Tambor

Role: Foreman of the Techno Union and a member of the Separatist Council

Species: Skakoan

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Rune Haako

Role: Official of the Trade Federation, lieutenant to Nute Gunray and a member of the Separatist Council

Species: Neimoidian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Nute Gunray

Role: Viceroy of the Trade Federation and a member of the Separatist Council

Species: Neimoidian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Anakin under orders from Palpatine to kill all Separatist leaders

Natalie Portman as Padmé Amidala
Natalie Portman as Padmé AmidalaLucasfilm Ltd.

Padmé Amidala

Role: Queen of Naboo turned senator of Naboo, wife of Anakin, and mother of Luke and Leia

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

And how: Choked using the Force by Anakin before losing the will to live after she realized what he had become

Pello Scrambas

Role: Lieutenant for the Royal House of Alderaan

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Shot with a blaster by Stormtroopers

Raymus Antilles

Role: Captain of the Tantive IV, a diplomatic cruiser serving the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Choked and thrown against a wall by Darth Vader

Owen Lars.
Owen Lars.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Owen Lars

Role: Uncle and adoptive father of Luke

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed by Stormtroopers

Beru Whitesun Lars
Beru Whitesun Lars.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Beru Whitesun Lars

Role: Aunt and adoptive mother of Luke

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed by Stormtroopers

Cornelius Evazan (The Doctor)

Role: An outlaw notorious for maiming and killing patients during surgery

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed with a lightsaber by Obi-Wan

Greedo.
Greedo.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Greedo

Role: Bounty hunter

Species: Rodian

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Shot with a blaster by Han Solo

Mod Terrik

Role: Imperial officer of a sandtrooper unit

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed during a shootout with Han Solo

Bail Organa.
Bail Organa.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Bail Organa

Role: Senator, First Chairman and Viceroy of Alderaan, and adoptive father of Leia

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed, along with all the other inhabitants of Alderaan, when the Death Star blew up the planet

Pol Treidum

Role: Lieutenant aboard the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed by Chewbacca during the mission to rescue Leia

Devin Cant

Role: Trooper aboard the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed by Chewbacca during the mission to rescue Leia

Shann Childsen

Role: Lieutenant aboard the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force alliance: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Shot by Luke during the battle to free Leia

Prescott

Role: Trooper aboard the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Shot by Luke during the mission to rescue Leia

Enfield

Role: Trooper aboard the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Killed during the mission to rescue Leia

Grenwick

Role: Trooper aboard the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Shot by Han during the mission to rescue Leia

Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Obi-Wan Kenobi.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Role: Jedi Master who was the Padawan to Qui-Gon Jinn and the mentor to both Anakin and Luke

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Allowed himself to be killed in a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader so Luke could escape the Death Star — he later returned as a Force ghost

Jek Porkins

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot serving with Red Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Hit by turbolaser fire in his starfighter during the Battle of Yavin

John D. Branon

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot serving with Red Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by a TIE fighter during the Battle of Yavin

Dex Tiree

Role: Y-wing starfighter pilot serving with Gold Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin

Jon Vander

Role: Y-wing starfighter pilot serving with the Gold Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin

Davish Krail

Role: Y-wing starfighter pilot serving with Gold Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin

Puck Naeco

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot serving with Red Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin

Theron Nett
Theron Nett.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Theron Nett

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot serving with Red Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force alliance: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by a TIE fighter during the Battle of Yavin

Garven Dreis

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot serving with Red Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Shot down in his starfighter by Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin

Biggs Darklighter
Biggs Darklighter.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Biggs Darklighter

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot serving with Red Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter by Darth Vader during the Battle of Yavin

Wilhuff Tarkin.
Wilhuff Tarkin.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Wilhuff Tarkin

Role: Regional Governor of the Outer Rim and Commander of the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside the first Death Star when Luke destroyed the ship during the Battle of Yavin

Conan Antonio Motti

Role: Head of Imperial Naval operations aboard the first Death Star

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode IV: A New Hope

And how: Blown up inside the first Death Star when Luke destroyed the ship during the Battle of Yavin

Kendal Ozzel

Role: Commander of the Death Squadron

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

And how: Choked using the Force by Darth Vader

Dak Ralter

Role: Starfighter pilot and gunner serving with Rogue Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

And how: Shot by a laser from an Imperial AT-AT Walker during the Battle of Hoth

Zev Senesca

Role: Starfighter pilot serving with Rogue Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

And how: Shot down by an Imperial AT-AT Walker during the Battle of Hoth

Lorth Needa

Role: Captain of the Avenger, an Imperial Star Destroyer

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

And how: Choked using the Force by Darth Vader after he lost track of the Millennium Falcon

Oola

Role: Slave dancer in Jabba the Hutt's court

Species: Twi'lek

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Eaten alive by the rancor after Jabba dropped her into its pit

Jubnuk

Role: One of Jabba the Hutt's nine Gamorrean guards

Species: Gamorrean

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Eaten alive by the rancor after Jabba dropped him into its pit

Boba Fett.
Boba Fett.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Boba Fett

Role: Bounty hunter

Species: Human (clone)

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Inadvertently knocked into the sarlacc's mouth by Han Solo*

*It is unknown if he managed to escape the sarlacc

Jabba the Hutt.
Jabba the Hutt.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Jabba the Hutt

Role: One of the most powerful crime lords in the galaxy

Species: Hutt

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Strangled with a chain by Leia

Bib Fortuna.
Bib Fortuna.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Bib Fortuna

Role: Jabba the Hutt's majordomo (head slave) and chief of staff

Species: Twi'lek

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Aboard Jabba's sail barge when it was destroyed

Salacious B. Crumb
Salacious B. Crumb.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Salacious B. Crumb

Role: Jabba's court jester

Species: Kowakian monkey-lizard

Side of the Force: Neutral

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Aboard Jabba's sail barge when it was destroyed

Yoda.
Yoda.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Yoda

Role: Grand Master of the Jedi Order

Species: Unknown

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Died of old age but later returned as a Force ghost

Elsek

Role: Sergeant and scout trooper in the Stormtrooper Corps stationed on Endor

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And now: Shot with a bowcaster by Chewbacca

Barich

Role: Sergeant and scout trooper in the Stormtrooper Corps stationed on Endor

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And now: Crashed into a tree on his speeder bike

Misik

Role: Scout trooper in the Stormtrooper Corps stationed on Endor

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And now: Crashed into a tree after his speeder bike was damaged by Luke

Dyer

Role: Colonel in the Imperial Army and one of the commanders of the second Death Star's shield generator bunker

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Fell over a platform railing after being hit with a box of explosive charges thrown by Han Solo

Nanta

Role: Fought against the Imperial forces who were occupying Endor

Species: Ewok

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Shot with a laser during the Battle of Endor

Ekelarc Yong

Role: Y-wing starfighter pilot serving with the Gray Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Shot down in his starfighter by TIE fighters during the Battle of Endor

Watts

Role: Lieutenant and AT-ST driver in the Imperial Army

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Fell to his death after being thrown out of his AT-ST by Chewbacca

Emperor Palpatine.
Emperor Palpatine.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Emperor Palpatine (Darth Sidious)

Role: Dark Lord of the Sith who served as the last Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic and as the Emperor of the Galactic Empire

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Dark

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Thrown down the reactor shaft of the second Death Star by Darth Vader when Vader turned on him to save Luke

Keir Santage

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And now: Shot down in his starfighter by a TIE fighter during the Battle of Endor

Grizz Frix

Role: X-wing starfighter pilot serving with Red Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Blown up inside his starfighter during the Battle of Endor

Arvel Crynyd

Role: A-wing starfighter pilot serving with Green Squadron in the Rebel Alliance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And now: Sacrificed himself by flying his starfighter into the bridge of the Super Star Destroyer Executor in order to destroy the ship during the Battle of Endor

Gherant

Role: Officer of the Imperial Navy who served aboard the Super Star Destroyer Executor

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Killed when Arvel Crynyd crashed his starfighter into the Executor's bridge during the Battle of Endor

Firmus Piett

Role: First officer on the Super Star Destroyer Executor

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Killed when Arvel Crynyd crashed his starfighter into the Executor's bridge during the Battle of Endor

Anakin Skywalker.
Anakin Skywalker.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader)

Role: Chosen One of Jedi prophecy, Padawan of Obi-Wan, Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic, husband of Padmé, father of Luke and Leia, and Sith Lord of the Galactic Empire

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light turned dark turned light

Time of death: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

And how: Sacrificed himself to kill Palpatine and save Luke, bringing balance to the Force and fulfilling the prophecy of the Chosen One

Han Solo.
Han Solo.Lucasfilm Ltd.

Han Solo

Role: Smuggler, Captain of the Millennium Falcon, and member of the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance

Species: Human

Side of the Force: Light

Time of death: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

And how: Stabbed with a lightsaber by his son Kylo Ren after pleading with him to return to the Light Side

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