May the fourth be with you: Star Wars characters everybody should know
Once again it is Star Wars Day and for the ones who don't, May 4, is a day dedicated to the Star Wars franchise because of one of the most iconic dialogues in the movie franchise called "May the force be with you" which is used by every Jedi in the movie to greet each other.
If you do not know about Star Wars, here is a little to get you started or to be a part of the cult following for the pop culture franchise that everybody around you will go on about today and for the days and years to come.
If you meet a Star Wars fan, don’t look blank when he starts talking about Darth Vader. Being one of the most important characters, Born as Anakin Skywalker, he is the prophesied child who would bring balance to the Force. However, he was corrupted and transformed into Darth Vader but only eventually to be redeemed and fulfil the prophecy. He is now synonymous for evil (cool) in popular culture.
A Star Wars discussion is incomplete without referring to Luke Skywalker, as he is also the son of Darth Vader aka Anakin Skywalker. He is also an important part of the struggle by the Rebel Alliance’s against the Galactic Empire.
Leia is the princess of the planet Alderaan, who is also an agent of the Rebel Alliance and a member of the Imperial Senate. She fights Darth Vader as part of the alliance but realises later that she is his daughter and also the twin sister of Luke Skywalker. She is also instrumental in bringing about the destruction of the Death Star, a superweapon of the Empire.
Another one of the most popular characters, Han Solo is a pilot and smuggler from the plant Corellia and also the owner of the starship Millenium Falcon. He along with his co-pilot Chewbacca, one of the many other characters, are a part of the struggle of the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire.