The Star Wars Original Trilogy Characters Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses

The scope and breadth of the Star Wars fantasy world was unlike anything that anyone had ever seen when it first came out. It has grown into a fantasy monster beyond even George Lucas' wildest dreams, but the original Star Wars trilogy was a science fiction fantasy series that ignited the imaginations of millions in itself. This intergalactic saga wove together dozens of stories, characters, and places into a tale that Lucas himself dubbed a "space opera."

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In a sense, the original Star Wars trilogy shares a lot of fundamental similarities with something like the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is also an epic saga of characters, stories, and places that all culminates into an almost Shakespearean drama. So, if these two massive fantasy worlds collided, what would the results be? More specifically, if the characters in the Star Wars original trilogy went to Hogwarts, which Hogwarts house would they have wound up in?

10 R2-D2: Ravenclaw

Kenny Baker as R2-D2 in Star Wars The Phantom Menace

R2-D2 may look like an average astromech droid on the outside, but this tiny glorified garbage can has actually played a huge part in saving the galaxy about half a dozen times throughout his life in the Star Wars universe.

R2 is certainly loyal enough to roll with the Hufflepuffs and brave enough to stand alongside any Gryffindor, but the mere fact that this robot seems to be smarter than every human that has ever possessed him makes him an ideal fit for Ravenclaw. If every piece of artificial intelligence could be as awesome as R2 then the galaxy would undoubtedly be a much better place.

9 C-3P0: Hufflepuff

3 Storm Trooper Blaster and C-3P0

C-3P0 is a protocol droid, which means that he is designed to make everyone around him feel as comfortable, welcomed, and understood as he possibly can. 3P0 has moments where he seems exceptionally judgmental, but in the end he is a decent and accepting android.

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On top of his ability to get along with nearly everyone, he's also a very loyal droid when it comes to the people that he has affection for, and while he's never one to be running headlong into danger he will accompany those who are running into the fray. His shiny gold paint job even coordinates with Hufflepuff's colors!

8 Chewbacca:  Hufflepuff

Chewy is such a formidable and intimidating badass that surely every Gryffindor at Hogwarts would hope that he'd end up in their house the moment they saw him. While Chewbacca is undeniably brave and an incredible fighter, that's not really what drives his personality and emotions.

This exceptional wookiee is is so exceptional because he is such a loyal and unflappable friend. Chewy and Han Solo's friendship is the stuff of legend, and it's Chewy's love and loyalty that truly drives him to do whatever he does. He's certainly a decent dude in his own right, but it's people that mean the most to him, not ideals.

7 Lando Calrissian:  Hufflepuff

Lando Calrissian is the kind of chameleon who could probably become one of the coolest kids at any one of the Hogwarts houses, but Lando would probably be at his best if he were in Hufflepuff.

He's tough, but he'll stay out of a fight unless he has no choice. He's sneaky, but only when he has to be. He's clever, but he doesn't value cleverness over all other things. However, when it comes down to where the rubber meets the road, it's Lando's love of his friends and home that drives him to make the choices that he makes.

6 Emperor Palpatine: Ravenclaw

Palpatine may be the purest evil to ever evil, but it seems unlikely that he would have wound up in Slytherin over Ravenclaw. Yes, he can be cunning and cruel, but in order to achieve the level of power and control that Palpatine has over the entire galaxy, he needed the kind of intelligence that is pretty much one in a billion.

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It's a shame that someone so capable decided to use his capabilities in the worst way anyone ever could, but it's possible that an education in Ravenclaw could have helped Palpatine channel his energies into something slightly less evil than galactic domination.

5 Obi-Wan Kenobi: Gryffindor

Obi Wan Kenobi Alec Guinness Force Ghost

The Obi-Wan Kenobi that we see in the original Star Wars trilogy is a much different person than the one we see in the prequel trilogy, but at his heart he is still the same person. Clearly (and understandably), his experiences with Anakin Skywalker broke his faith in the Force and in the Jedi order.

While he spent most of the last few decades in isolation on a desert planet in the Outer Rim of the galaxy, watching over Luke and waiting to see if he was another ticking time bomb, Obi-Wan came back into the brave warrior that he really was in the end.

4 Darth Vader: Slytherin

Darth Vader and the Death Star

Darth Vader is arguably one of the scariest and most intimidating villains in cinematic history, but obviously his development over the course of the original Star Wars trilogy reveals a much more complex and morally gray character than this black phantom appeared to be at the start.

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Darth Vader does belong in Slytherin, but it's not because he's evil. It's because he always thought that he could game the system in order to get what he wanted. He wasn't as concerned with the costs of getting what he wanted as he should have been, either, even if those costs were great and terrible.

3 Princess Leia Organa: Gryffindor

The original Star Wars trilogy is full of characters who you really don't want to mess with, but few of them are more intimidating or awesome than Princess Leia. Leia is smart, capable, and tough, and most importantly, she knows it.

Her level of arrogance is intimidating to almost anyone who meets her, but she has all of the skills and abilities to back it up. She is the kind of person who would learn a lot from any one of the Hogwarts houses, but her boldness and bravery is so prominent that it would be absurd if she wound up anywhere besides Gryffindor.

2 Han Solo: Slytherin

Han Solo actually evolves into quite the hero over the course of his tenure in the original Star Wars trilogy, but he is really a rascal at heart, and he knows how to play any situation to his advantage and tends to care more about his own wants and needs than almost anything else.

Han's manipulation and trickery is the stuff of Slytherin legend, and since Han is always looking for another way to be sneaky or another way to pull out a miraculous win for himself, it seems like he would really benefit from a Hogwarts education in Slytherin house.

1 Luke Skywalker: Gryffindor

Mark Hamill Luke Skywalker Star Wars

Luke Skywalker began his journey in the series as a character who seemed like someone who was stuck in a Hufflepuff world but was dreaming of a Gryffindor life. After experiencing some horrors at the hand of the empire, he took matters into his own hands and made himself into the kind of hero he spent his childhood days fantasizing about.

Luke truly believes in all of the same ideals that Godric Gryffindor believed in, and while Luke wasn't always a rousing success at it, he did at least try to be the kind of man who embodied all of those ideals.

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