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Meet the ‘Star Wars’ characters

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HAN SOLO

Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero. Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance. He and his copilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom, joining Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa in the fight against the Empire.

CHEWBACCA

A legendary Wookiee warrior and Han's Solo's copilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca was part of a core group of rebels who restored freedom to the galaxy. Known for his short temper and accuracy with a bowcaster, Chewie also has a big heart -- and is unwavering in his loyalty to his friends.

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GENERAL LEIA ORGANA (A.K.A. PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA)

Now a general in the Resistance. Leia has become one of their greatest leaders, fearless on the battlefield, and dedicated to ending the tyranny of the Empire. Daughter of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, sister of Luke Skywalker, and with a soft spot for scoundrels, Leia ranks among the galaxy's great heroes.

LUKE SKYWALKER

A Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Along with his friends Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke battled the evil Empire, discovered the truth of his parentage, and ended the tyranny of the Sith.

POE DAMERON

An ace pilot, Poe is a leader in the Resistance's fight against the evil First Order. He soars into battle behind the controls of a modern X-wing fighter.

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REY

A resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku.

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FINN

A trained warrior desperate to escape his past, Finn is plunged into adventure as his conscience drives him down a heroic but dangerous path.

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CAPTAIN PHASMA

Clad in distinctive metallic armor, she commands the First Order's legions of troopers.

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GENERAL HUX

A young, ruthless officer in the First Order, the general has complete confidence in his troops, training methods, and weapons.

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KYLO REN

A dark warrior strong with the Force, he commands First Order missions with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber.

DROIDS

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BB-8

The spherical, loyal Astromech Droid of the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

R2-D2

An Astromech Droid who stands 3 feet, 1 inch; he formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy C-3PO. The resourceful R2-D2 is a skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant who has served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, and Luke Skywalker.

C-3PO

A Protocol Droid with impeccable etiquette. and protocol. Built by Anakin Skywalker, he's been a loyal companion to R2-D2 and has been involved in some of the galaxy's most defining moments.