'Star Wars' Characters Who Deserve Their Own Series
We'd like to see more of these characters.
It's an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. Recently, the genetically modified clone troopers of Clone Force 99, aka The Bad Batch, joined Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi among the ranks of characters set to receive their own spin-off series on Disney Plus.
The Bad Batch won hearts during a story arc in the final season of The Clone Wars, so the reveal of a spin-off comes as welcome news. However, it has also reignited discussion on which other characters we'd like to see have their stories expanded upon.
Here are a few other Star Wars characters who deserve their own series.
1. Enfys Nest
Enfys Nest proves to be a thorn in the side of Han and his allies throughout most of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Early in the film, Nest and her gang of pirates, the Cloud Riders, hijack a shipment of coaxium that Tobias Beckett's gang, which Han and Chewie have recently joined, were supposed to steal and deliver to Dryden Vos. Later, she reappears to steal a second load of Coaxium that the gang has procured as a replacement. At this point, she reveals herself as a young member of the fledgling Rebel Alliance, and Han, sensitive to the rebel cause, helps her secure the coaxium.
The character, played by young actress Erin Kellyman, was declared by many reviews to be 'the anti-hero we deserve', and probably one of the most important new characters to be introduced in the film. Fans have been hoping to see more of the character ever since.
2. Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus
Chirrut Imwe, a faithful believer in the force, and his partner and protector, Baze Malbus, were introduced to the Star Wars universe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Both men were former members of the Guardians Of The Whills, a religious order tasked with guarding the Temple of Kyber, where young Jedi travelled to obtain the Kyber Crystals used to make their own lightsaber. At the time they meet and ally with Jyn Erso, Chirrut's faith in the Force remains intact, but Baze's is seriously shaken.
Both Chirrut and Baze are killed during the battle of Scarif at the end of Rogue One, but that hasn't stopped people from clamouring for more of the fan favourites. As former Guardians, the two should have plenty of interesting backstory to be explored.
3. Jyn Erso
After her Father Galen Erso is taken away by the Empire and forced to work on the Death Star, Jyn Erso is raised by radicalised rebel Saw Gererra. As an adult, Jyn inspires Captain Cassian Andor and a group of other rebels to embark on what is likely a suicide mission to obtain the plans for the Death Star. The sacrifice of Jyn and the Rogue One team sets off the events of the Original Trilogy.
Jyn is killed when the Empire turns the Death Star on Scarif during Rogue One's climax, but as with Baze and Chirrut, there are unexplored pockets of her history that could easily provide content for a series. Some fans have shown interest in the years she spent with Saw Gerrerra. An appearance from Jyn could possibly tie in to an Enfys Nest series. In one Star Wars comic, Jyn and Enfys meet briefly when the latter delivers the coaxium she gained in Solo to Saw.
4. Ahsoka Tano
When Ahsoka Tano was first introduced, few expected her to become a fan favourite. However, Anakin Skywalker's over eager apprentice grew to become one of the most loved figures in the Star Wars universe, and arguably the true protagonist of the Clone Wars series. She reappeared during Star Wars: Rebels under the alias of Fulcrum, a rebel leader, and an older Ahsoka is rumoured to be making an appearance in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian.
Even with the potential Mandalorian appearance, which would be the oldest version of Ahsoka we've seen so far, there are windows of her history that have gone unexplored. First, there is the period of time between Clone Wars and Rebels in which Ahsoka helped build the Rebel Alliance. There is also the quest she embarks upon after the Battle Of Endor, the outcome of which has not been revealed. All we really know for sure is that Ahsoka has died by the time of the Battle Of Exegol, as her voice is heard among the past Jedi offering their support to Rey.
Their is plenty of Ahsoka's story left to unfold, and fans would like to see it.
5. Ben Solo
Ben Solo, the son of original trilogy heroes Han Solo and Leia Organa, is one of the most complicated characters in the sequel trilogy. While seemingly cementing himself as a villain after killing his Father in The Force Awakens, this decision haunts him for the rest of the trilogy. In The Last Jedi, he develops a strange relationship with Rey through an unusual force bond. While the reasons for Ben's fall to the dark side are also discussed in that film, the full truth is glossed over. His redemption arc in Rise Of Skywalker is similarly rushed.
This wasn't supposed to be how the story unfolded. If J.J Abrams had been in the Director's chair for all three sequel trilogy films, Ben's quest for redemption would have been much longer. Early concept art for Rise Of Skywalker confirms this. While it's a story that's been seen in the Star Wars universe before, it would be nice to see the tale of Ben's fall to darkness, and subsequent return to the light, as it was meant to be told. A series, whether in live action or animated form, could be a good way to accomplish this.
Interestingly, some fans have theorised that Rebels 'World Between Worlds' arc offers a possibility for Ben to be revived, so we may not have seen the last of the character.
With The Mandalorian and Clone Wars final season getting more positive reviews, for the most part, than the recent movies, TV may be the future for Star Wars, and we hope the characters above can somehow be a part of it.