Star Wars is a fantasy world (or really, galaxy) that deftly combines fictional elements of sci-fi and mysticism, in a way that has captured the imaginations of millions ever since A New Hope was initially released. The magical roots of the Star Wars universe find their home in the Jedi order, a group of people and beings who have an ability to control the "Force", a power that unites and lives in everything in this universe.
So, you could almost say that the Jedi order is like the Star Wars version of Hogwarts. It's an interesting thought to explore, these two fantasy worlds colliding, and it's cool to imagine where all of the characters in Star Wars would have wound up if they had been sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. So, here are all of the most important characters in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, sorted into their Hogwarts houses.
Shmi Skywalker ultimately wound up giving birth to the boy who became... well, we all know what and who he became. Shmi's beginning, end, and most of her middle were quite humble, though. Sadly, she spent a large chunk of her life living as a slave on Tatooine, and aside from the miraculous fatherless birth of Anakin Skywalker, her life was particularly unexceptional.
She appeared to be a very loving and caring woman, though, and even though she ultimately let Anakin go for what she thought was his own good, she likely would have been happy to just have a safe home with her son. These all sound like Hufflepuff traits to us.
Chancellor Palpatine's admission to Ravenclaw would probably be a pretty controversial decision, since he's such a pure and unadulterated evil character that the only Hogwarts house that would even accept him would seemingly be Slytherin. However, Palpatine's genius is literally unparalleled.
In an entire galaxy of sentient beings, you'd think there would be at least one person who could outwit him, but that was apparently not the case. Palpatine managed to pull the fabric of reality apart around everyone without anyone even realizing that he was the culprit, and he built the galaxy back up around his power before anyone had the sense to stop him. When it comes to brilliant and wit, then, you're in Palpatine's wheelhouse.
There are many things that could be said about Jango Fett, but no-one would ever accuse him of being a coward. This man became the most feared bounty hunter in all of the galaxy, and he was such a fierce and fearsome warrior that he became the genetic prototype for the entire clone army.
Fett's bravery and fearlessness definitely got him very far in the Star Wars universe, but perhaps a Gryffindor education would have helped him to channel all of those strengths into something even better.
Count Dooku was undoubtedly a clever man who managed to outsmart a lot of extremely capable and intelligent people, but he wasn't quite smart enough to survive the titular wars of Star Wars. Count Dooku's ability to be cunning was exceptional, though.
Even the Jedi, who have a mystical sense of the goings-on in the galaxy, didn't suspect him as a villain until it was already far too late. Dooku's willingness and ability to do whatever it takes to achieve his own ends seems like a perfect fit for Slytherin.
Master Mace Windu is undeniably one of the most badass members of the Jedi order, but he is generally a pretty straight shooter and by-the-book warrior. He's brave enough for Gryffindor, to be sure, but his commitment to justice makes him a better fit for Hufflepuff.
What's more important is that, while Mace doesn't always adhere to the laws and rules of society, he does always do what he believes is morally right and in the best interest of the world. His desire to work for the greater good, no matter what, would make Helga Hufflepuff very proud.
Hufflepuffs don't get nearly the amount of credit that they deserve for being the natural born leaders that they are, but Master Yoda definitely embodies all of the inherent leader qualities that allow the greatest Hufflepuffs to shine. Yoda has a very naturally calm temperament, judicious attitude, and operates on a very even keel.
All members of the Jedi order have their particular strengths and weaknesses, but it's these qualities that make Master Yoda the most trusted and respected member of the order. Plus, Yoda's commitment to teaching all Padawans is exactly the philosophy that Helga Hufflepuff herself embraced.
Every member of the Jedi order is either born with or taught to have a whole lot of bravery, because it would be difficult to survive as a Jedi without it. However, Qui-Gon Jinn clearly didn't need a Jedi or Hogwarts education to become one of the bravest members of the order.
It may not have been the best move in the long run, but even when the Jedi were reluctant to train Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon didn't hesitate to go against the grain and push for what he truly believed was the right thing to do.
It comes as no surprise that Obi-Wan Kenobi was paired up with Qui-Gon Jinn for his education in the ways of the Jedi, because they both have the bravery and impetuousness that are the hallmarks of any Gryffindor.
Obi-Wan certainly adheres to the rules of the Jedi when he feels it's appropriate, but he's not afraid to go off on his own and make his own decisions if he thinks that someone else is doing the wrong thing. He's a fierce fighter but is still an extremely decent person; exactly the kind of guy that Gryffindor house would love to count among its ranks.
Queen Amidala demonstrates a lot of different qualities that would make her a good fit for any one of the Hogwarts houses. However, given what a brilliant woman she is, it seems unlikely that she would have wound up in any house besides Ravenclaw.
Padmé was elected as the queen of her home planet of Naboo when she was still just a teenager, and she managed to protect her people and maneuver her way through a lot of dangerous political entanglements with the wisdom and creative thinking of a woman ten times her age. Even Rowena Ravenclaw probably would have been intimidated.
Slytherin often times gets an unfair rap for being the "evil" house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Anakin Skywalker doesn't just belong in Slytherin because he wound up turning to the dark side. Anakin did go on to become Darth Vader, one of the greatest villains in all of film history, but Anakin's true motivations were always the fear of losing what he loved.
The signs of Anakin's ability to manipulate and behave in cunning, sneaky ways to get what he wants have been there for a very long time, and clearly he was willing to go to any extreme he thought necessary in order to achieve his aims.