May the 4th be with you, Star Wars Fans! Today we celebrate all things related to a saga that brought us Yoda, an infamous "scruffy-looking nerf herder," and the legendary face of the Resistance, Princess Leia Organa. Speaking of strong, independent, intelligent women, we’ve decided to scour the Star Wars series to find and rank the most badass key female players.
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They may be few, but they are powerful as rulers of entire planets, rebel leaders, army captains, and more. Several characters will also be featured in an animated mini-series called Star Wars Forces of Destiny launching this July on Disney YouTube. Rey (Daisy Ridley), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), and Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) among others will be reprising their roles.
Ahead of this release and in anticipation for The Last Jedi (out Dec. 15), scroll down to see which ladies made our list and why we think they're forces to be reckoned with.