The Fellowship of the Ring might've had the fate of an entire world resting on their shoulders, but the Rebel Alliance had the fate of an entire universe resting on theirs.
Episode IV is called "A New Hope" with good reason: because until Luke Skywalker warp-drove off of Tattooine to seek his destiny, the universe didn't have any hope! Yet, even in the face of total darkness there were still badasses who were determined to take a stand, with just one - count him - one Jedi left at their side.
We all know the main players - but what about the often unsung heroes of the Rebel Alliance? I'm talking about Wedge, Lando, Admiral Ackbar and all those brave members of the Red, Gold, Echo, Rogue and other squadrons. Death Stars, Sith Lords, empires, bounty hunters, space gangsters - all of them fell before the might and bravery of the Rebel Alliance!