Star Wars: 10 most disliked storylines, ranked

Despite differences of opinions, there are some subplots and "creative choices," that unite Star Wars fans in a collective facepalm. Let's talk about them.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker lightsaber duels Darth Vader. Image Credit: StarWars.com
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker lightsaber duels Darth Vader. Image Credit: StarWars.com /
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Diving into the Star Wars universe is like jumping into a giant, cosmic-sized bowl of ice cream. It's packed with all sorts of flavors - adventures, battles, heroes, villains, and creatures from the cuddly to the downright creepy.

Star Wars is iconic, not just because it introduced us to lightsabers (the coolest weapon ever, let's be honest) and space battles that still blow our minds, but because it created a galaxy so vast and detailed, it feels like a real place we could hop on a spaceship and visit. From the sandy dunes of Tatooine to the icy plains of Hoth, Star Wars has become a cultural landmark, inspiring generations of fans to dream big, cosplay hard, and argue even harder about who shot first.

But here's the thing - pleasing Star Wars fans is tougher than making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. With a fan base this wide, diverse, and sadly toxic, there's no way to make a movie, show, or book that hits the sweet spot for everyone. Some fans camp out in the original trilogy's nostalgic glow, while others ride or die for the prequels' deeper dive into Jedi lore. And then there are those who've embraced the sequels and spin-offs, ready for new tales and characters. It's like a galactic buffet where everyone's got their favorite dish, and no matter how much you try, someone's always going to turn their nose up at the Jawa juice.

Despite these divisions, there are some subplots and, let's call them "creative choices," that unite fans in a collective facepalm. Whether it's the bewildering dance of the midichlorians, the head-scratching romance of Anakin and Padmé, or the eyebrow-raising strategies of the latest trilogy, these moments have fans shaking their heads faster than a Rancor at a Jedi. It's like we're all sitting around the campfire, sharing stories of what could have been, united in our disbelief over certain decisions.

But at the end of the day, whether we're cheering on the Rebels, siding with the Empire, or just here for the Wookiees, Star Wars has given us a galaxy worth debating over, and that's pretty stellar.

Let's take a look at 10 things everyone can agree that missed the mark.