When it comes to Star Wars characters, everyone and their Aunt Beru has an opinion on which ones are great and which ones should be fan-petitioned out of the next saga film (sigh). However, one thing most fans seem to agree on is that the franchise has plenty of characters that are overrated in some capacity.
We here at Epicstream are no exception, so with that in mind, here are nine Star Wars characters whose bark is worse than their bite:
The “who shot first?” debate has, for all intents and purposes, brought the Rodian bounty hunter Greedo far more attention than he really deserves. For the uninformed, the debate stems from Han Solo shooting and killing Greedo in the theatrical release of A New Hope, only to have the scene altered in the 1997 special edition so that Greedo shoots first (and misses) before he’s killed by Han. In 2004, it was changed yet again so that the two men shoot practically simultaneously, but at the end of the day, all Greedo is notable for is dying so that fans could see how much of a scoundrel Han really was.
Viceroy Nute Gunray was present throughout the prequel era, including all three episodic films and a handful of episodes of The Clone Wars. However, besides being manipulated by Darth Sidious and murdered by Darth Vader, he doesn’t really do a whole lot. It’s funny because he’s actually a crucial piece in Palpatine’s plan to form the Galactic Empire, but at the same time, he’s really quite useless.