Star Wars is one of the most loved and lucrative film franchises of all time. Since the first film debuted in 1977, fans have fallen in love with a wide variety of characters across the galaxy. That being said, while many characters have been loved, and some have held 'love to hate' relationships with fans, others have been despised by fans of the series.
Most of these hated characters are alien additions to the cast that appear to be attempts of humor that fall flat with the audience. Rather than making the audience laugh, they simply come across as grating. This article will list the 10 most hated Star Wars supporting character
10 Ziro the Hutt
Ziro the Hutt first appeared in the Clone Wars animated movie. As the uncle of the legendary Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt, you would be forgiven for believing that this would be a fantastic addition to the series. However, Ziro was despised by fans. The reason for this is mainly due to the irritating nature of the character.
While Ziro was originally intended to speak Huttese, Lucas intervened and requested the character speak English. Lucas' suggestion for the filmmakers was to make Ziro sound like Truman Capote. The result of which was a high pitched voice with a thick accent that not only annoyed Star Wars fans, but also led some to believe that the character was a degrading stereotype of a gay man.
9 Supreme Leader Snoke
When Snoke was first introduced in The Force Awakens, there was a huge amount of hype surrounding him. Fans were intrigued by the mystery surrounding the character and started to craft fan theories about the origin, purpose, and appearance of Snoke.
However, after the character was unceremoniously killed off in the Last Jedi, fans were furious. There was no purpose of his character in the overall plot, and he died incredibly easily.
8 Joh Yowza
This character is the poster child of George Lucas' divisive edits to classic Star Wars. For those who are unaware, George Lucas has edited the original versions of the original trilogy over the years. The most famous example of this is the tinkering with the scene in A New Hope in which Han Solo shoots Greedo. While some of these edits are beneficial, such as the edits to the background of Cloud City in the Empire Strikes Back, others are pointless.
One of these pointless edits is Joh Yowza, a musician playing in Jabba's Palace. His addition to Return of the Jedi irritated fans due to the fact that the CGI character runs up to the camera and sings with his mouth wide open, showing his teeth, saliva, and even his uvula. It is the overbearing nature of this addition that causes Yowza to appear on this list.
As per the nature of the movie she appeared in, The Last Jedi, Rose's addition to this list will be controversial. The hate for the character, unfortunately, appears to be a mascot for hate of the sequel trilogy in general. Fans dislike Rose since her character has little bearing on the plot of the movie, only accompanying Finn on a pointless side mission.
Due to the dislike of the character, the actress who portrays Rose, Kelly-Marie Tran, has been driven off social media due to abuse from Star Wars 'fans'. Regardless of whether or not you believe Rose is underwhelming, this does not justify the abuse of the actress.
Much like the earlier Ewoks in Return of the Jedi, fans saw the Porgs as a blatant cash grab by the filmmakers. The addition of this theory to the already divisive reception of the Last Jedi makes the Porgs even more difficult to like among some fans. The Porgs became the mascot of a movie that many fans consider to be their least favorite in the Star Wars series, constantly reminding fans of their least favorite Star Wars movie whenever they're seen.
It ought to be said, however, that the inclusion of the Porgs was actually creative on the part of the filmmakers. They were only added to the movie to cover up the puffins on the filming location that were causing a headache for Rian Johnson.
Another relation of a legendary Star Wars character, this time it is Chewbacca’s offspring that managed to annoy the Star Wars fans. Chewbacca’s son, Lumpy, appeared in the universally hated 1978 Star Wars Christmas Special. Even George Lucas despised the special. An urban legend even claims that Lucas said "if I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it."
While it may seem unfair to have a character from such an awful Star Wars property in this list, it is important that Star Wars fans remember the mistakes of the past. As the saying goes, those who do not learn the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them.
4 Fode and Beed
These two characters were seen in the pod racing scene of the Phantom Menace, and they certainly left an impression on fans.
Fode and Beed were intended to be funny commentators during the pod race but missed the mark completely. The intended humor came across as profoundly grating, and fans were considerably irritated by their short time in the movie.
3 Salacious B. Crumb
While Salacious B. Crumb may not have had the largest role across the Star Wars movies, he certainly left a lot of fans frustrated. Crumb is a small lizard creature that was given the opportunity to work in Jabba's Palace on one condition. If Crumb could make Jabba laugh once per day, Jabba would allow him to continue working for him; however, if he failed to make Jabba laugh, Jabba would eat him.
The reason why he is considered so annoying by Star Wars fans is that his laugh is incredibly irritating. It is a high pitched squeal that, some believe, takes away from the drama.
2 Boss Nass
It's almost like George Lucas got paid per Gungan in the Phantom Menace. As with Jar Jar Binks, Boss Nass was hated by fans. Nass was the leader of Gungans and helped the Republic win a decisive victory against the Trade Federation.
Fans hate Boss Nass because of his comic relief character. This attempt at comedy, as with several characters on this list, just comes across as annoying and grating.
1 Jar Jar Binks
Was there anyone else who could top this list? Since his debut in The Phantom Menace, Jar Jar has consistently managed to top lists such as this one.
George Lucas introduced the character in order to provide some comic relief, believing that this would go down well with fans; however, Lucas couldn't have been more wrong. Fans absolutely despised the character, and, as a consequence, Lucas reduced Jar Jar's appearances in later movies, relegating the character to mainly background roles.