Best Sidekicks | The 10

Best Sidekicks | The 10

22:31 02 September in Mad Engine

In this installment of the 10, we’re picking the top 10 Star Wars sidekicks, from daring droids to plucky pilots — but no Jedi or Sith apprentices. We figure, if you’re strong with the Force, you don’t want to be called a sidekick. For this list, we’re focusing on sidekicks from the Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels, ranking them on personality, loyalty, and impact.

10. Kitster
He’s honest. He’s loyal. He’s so wizard. Kicking off our list is Kitster, young Anakin Skywalker’s best friend. Kitster is never far from the Jedi-to-be, serving on Anakin’s Podracing pit crew and supporting the Chosen One no matter what. Let it be known: Kitster is cool.

9. Jar Jar
Yousa want a trusty companion? Look no further than Jar Jar Binks. Whether guiding his Jedi friends through the Naboo planet core or solving a dark-magic mystery, Jar Jar’s big heart and playful nature make this Gungan one underrated, bombad sidekick.

8. Bib Fortuna
If you were a powerful, slug-like crime lord, who would you want at your side? Someone selfish, someone kind of evil, and someone 100% behind your every decision. In other words, you’d want Bib Fortuna. But if a Jedi comes knocking, trust us: get a better doorman.

7. Salacious Crumb
Sometimes, all you need is someone to laugh at your jokes and, maybe, peck out the eyes of a traitorous droid. That’s what you get in Salacious Crumb. Plus, only this monkey-lizard finds rancors and Sarlaccs to be TOTALLY hilarious — a standout trait for a bad-guy buddy.

6. Nien Nunb
As Lando Calrissian’s co-pilot during the Battle of Endor, Nien Nunb is capable, curious, and the first to realize that this surprise attack may not be much of a surprise after all. He’s with the smooth-talking smuggler through every twist, turn, and close call. Who else would chuckle before flying INTO a Death Star?

5. Todo 360
Many droids are programmed for good. Todo 360, bounty hunter Cad Bane’s conniving and devious assistant, isn’t one of them. He helps steal a holocron, takes on Jedi himself, and, after Bane uses him as a bomb, actually returns to his master. Now THAT’S loyalty.

4. Lobot
He may be silent, but his actions speak loudly. Lando Calrissian’s aide on Cloud City, Lobot gets things done quickly, quietly, and efficiently — even against the Empire. As if that’s not enough, no one else makes a cybernetic implant look this cool.

3. Chopper
He complains. He complains again. And he complains some more. Yet despite a more-than-sometimes grumpy attitude, Chopper is as selfless and brave as they come. From undercover missions to recruiting new allies, Chop is the Ghost crew’s secret weapon — though he PROBABLY thinks that already.

2. R2-D2
Fearless. Resourceful. Heroic. R2-D2 is handy on any mission, whether it’s stealing a Separatist encryption module, rescuing a Supreme Chancellor, or destroying a Death Star. As a companion, he’s always loyal and willing to do whatever it takes to help those closest to him. Make no mistake: Artoo is an A-list astromech.

1. Chewbacca
Chewbacca: the ultimate best friend in a galaxy far, far away. The warm-hearted Wookiee supports Han in all the ways a great sidekick should: he fights alongside him, acts as his conscience, and sticks with him in times good and bad. If we needed a co-pilot in the Millennium Falcon,backup in the Mos Eisley cantina, or someone to swing onto an AT-ST, we’d choose Chewie every time. That’s why we rank this walking carpet #1.

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