Last Seen In: Spaceballs (1987)

This one needs no explanation. Misunderstood, mismatched, wise in the ways of the Schwartz, Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) took the dull and monotone mold of Darth Vader and gave him a genuine personality (not to mention exquisitely conditioned neck muscles). But what brought the diminutive lord of the Spaceballs to his present rank and position of authority?

Anakin Skywalker got an entire trilogy of films with Star Wars: Episode 1-3 to provide a backstory, but movie fans were never given a glimpse into the inner workings of the man before he claimed his eponymous Dark Helmet. And the horrific upbringing that would push him to wield his Schwartz grip so deviously.

We know that a prequel trilogy chronicling the origin of Captain Lone Starr’s father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate is unlikely, but another movie is a must.

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