A long time ago (well, 70 years ago, to be precise), in this very galaxy, a man named George Lucas was born. He would go on to create Star Wars and the world in which it exists, entertaining millions of people along the way.

Sure, there were a couple of issues with the last/first three films, but we all make mistakes. So to celebrate the great man’s 70th birthday, we’re counting down the coolest Star Wars characters ever.