Forget hum-drum humans — here are 10 classic Star Wars races and critters that definitely should be a character creation option, after which they should shove a lightsaber in my hand and let me at it!
Now, now, before your brain explodes and your mouth begins to rant on six days straight about what George Lucas did to ROTJ with these little muppet abominations, consider this — with only sticks, stones and a catchy melody, Ewoks were more than capable of holding their own against the might of the Empire’s crack troops.
Now, take that spear away and give them lightsabers and force choke? There’s no power in the universe that could stop them.
Jedi Rancors don’t bother with lightsabers, so I hear. And they don’t have much patience for long, plodding deliberations of the Jedi counsel. But when it comes to an all-you-can-eat enemy buffet? They’re second to none.
Despite having the upward mobility of snot, it still would be quite intimidating to see a giant snail coming at you with a laser sword. And lo and behold, there actually is a Hutt who was a Jedi — Beldorion was his name, and he was almost solid muscle instead of Jabba’s obese flab. Ironically, he was also killed by Leia.
4. Mon Calamari
DUDE IF I CAN’T BE AN ACKBAR JEDI AND SCREAM “IT’S A TRAP!” EVERY TIME I’M IN GROUP, FORGET THIS GAME GARRRRRRRR!!!!!1!
It’s my deep suspicion that the Jawa are actually incredibly talented Jedi masters who have clouded the minds of all who encounter them into thinking that they’re these harmless little desert scavengers. In reality, they’ve been manipulating the Empire/Rebel conflict from Day One.
This is the race of guys that provided Lando with his chortling, visually disturbing co-pilot in Return of the Jedi. And despite their lower face looking suspiciously of sliced deli meat, I know I’d play one for sure. Of course, he’d be totally insane.
Okay, you know you’d totally play a Jedi Tauntaun if you discovered that they were the only race to shoot plasma lightning from those head tusks they have. Plus, your friend is low on health and almost dead? “Slice me open, man, and stay warm for the night.” You’d be ALL SORTS of noble.
I don’t know much about this guy, other than he’s the coolest freaking Star Wars character ever, if only in terms of looks. Give him a lightsaber and -ZWOW- he’s unstoppable!