Amidala (full name Padme Amidala): Anakin’s wife and father of Luke and Leia.
Anakin (full name Anakin Skywalker): Padme’s husband and mother of Luke and Leia, Anakin becomes Darth Vader after pledging his loyalty to Emperor Palpatine.
Artoo (full name R2-D2): A droid originally designed for repair duty on Padme’s spaceship, R2-D2 is present in all six of the Star Wars movies.
Chewie (full name Chewbacca): Friend of smuggler Han Solo.
Darth (full name Darth Vader): Anakin’s name after he turned to the dark side of the Force.
Greedo: Bounty hunter who is gunned-down by Han Solo.
Han (full name Han Solo): Smuggler and pilot of the Millennium Falcon.
Jabba (full name Jabba the Hutt): Sluglike gangster and loan shark.
Jango (full name Jango Fett): Assassin, bodyguard, and father of Boba Fett, a bounty hunter.
Jar Jar (full name Jar Jar Binks): A Gungan from the planet Naboo; probably the most despised character in the Star Wars universe.
Jedi: The good guys in the Star Wars universe, they use the Force and fight with lightsabers.
Leia (full name Princess Leia Organa): Daughter of Padme and Anakin and brother of Luke Skywalker.
Luke (full name: Luke Skywalker): Son of Padme and Anakin, and brother of Leia, Luke becomes a Jedi Knight.
Maul (full name Darth Maul): A Sith Lord and first apprentice of Darth Sidious, Maul was defeated by Obi-Wan in a lightsaber duel.
Obi-Wan (full name Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi): Anakin’s mentor and friend, Obi-Wan sacrifices himself during a light saber duel with Darth Vader on the Death Star.
Qui-Gon (full name Qui-Gon Jinn): Mentor to Obi-Wan, this Jedi master thought Anakin was the “chosen one” and was killed by Darth Maul.
Vader (full name Darth Vader): Anakin’s name after he turned to the dark side of the Force.
Yoda: Powerful Jedi Master who trains Luke Skywalker during his self-imposed exile on the planet Dagobah.