9. Qi'ra (Solo: A Star Wars Story)
Qi'ra os a character who stirred up quite a storm with her presence, and for no solid reason. Picture yourself sitting in a theater room, popcorn in hand, ready to dive into the world of Han Solo when in swoops Qi'ra - his childhood friend and love interest. Now, you'd think having a new character in the mix would be exciting, right? Well, turns out many fans didn't quite think so. Qi'ra was, to them, that puzzle piece that doesn't quite fit, no matter how hard you try to jam it in. She was meant to add depth to Han's story, but instead, she left some fans scratching their heads. Was she a hero? A villain? A love-struck sidekick? They were so confused.
The main gripe about Qi'ra was that she was unpredictable. One minute, she's all sweet and supportive, the next, she's teaming up with the bad guys. Fans just couldn't pin her down, forgetting that Solo's connections are all pretty shady and self-serving - which also explains her sudden leap into the criminal underworld. Some feel it was like watching a librarian turn into a secret agent without any training – it just didn't click. Which, I'll give them that, we could have used a tad more backstory or explanations about her and her real intentions. Her motives were as murky as the Dagobah swamp, and I can see that, making it hard for fans to truly connect with her.
In a franchise filled with iconic characters, Qi'ra unfortunately became that guest at the party who nobody really knows and who leaves without saying goodbye – a bit of a mystery and not in the intriguing kind of way.