Star Wars is an ever-expanding franchise that is overflowing with intriguing characters and their many adventures. Spanning over four decades, the Star Wars films and series never run out of new characters to introduce, though not all are treated exactly the same.
While certain characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi have all undergone rigorous story arcs with satisfying conclusions, some Star Wars characters haven’t been so lucky. In fact, there are multiple characters who have yet to receive any kind of proper ending to their storyline, leaving audiences hanging as to their fate.
Qi’ra made her first and only appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story, portrayed by Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke. Once Han Solo’s girlfriend, Qi’ra was separated from Han for years, coming to work for the crime lord known as Dryden Vos. Solo‘s ending saw her reporting directly to Vos’s superior after his death, revealed to be Darth Maul.
Although Solo was clearly setting Qi’ra up as a potential antagonist in a sequel, the film’s poor box office performance ultimately stalled any future appearances for the character. As such, Qi’ra’s relationship with Maul has never been depicted in its entirety, leaving audiences on a massive cliffhanger that may never be resolved.
9 Captain Rex
Captain Rex is one of the most skilled clones in Star Wars, serving as the leader of the 501st Legion under the command of General Anakin Skywalker. While Rex’s storyline plays out over the course of The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch, and Rebels, audiences still haven’t seen the end of his arc.
While it has been revealed that Rex fought in and survived the Battle of Endor, what happens to him after the Galactic Civil War remains entirely unknown. However, with Ahsokaexploring this time period in greater depth, it is still possible for Rex to appear therein, allowing his final chapter to play out on screen at last.
8 Commander Cody
Commander Cody led the 212th Attack Battalion during the Clone Wars, serving under the leadership of General Obi-Wan Kenobi. For years, Cody’s fate after executing Order 66 remained unknown. However, his recent appearance in The Bad Batch teased more stories featuring the clone in the future, though what these stories may entail remains a mystery.
The Bad Batch‘s third and final season will most likely explore the end of Commander Cody’s story after his one-off guest appearance in season two. This will finally correct a nearly decade-old Star Wars mistake in leaving Cody’s fate up in the air. Given his mindset in his latest appearance, it may even be possible for Cody to achieve redemption before his story comes to a close.
7 Enfys Nest
Erin Kellyman made her Star Wars debut in the Solo spinoff film, playing the mysterious Enfys Nest. As the leader of the Cloud Riders, Enfys Nest posed a significant threat to Dryden Vos’s syndicate, leading the crime lord to hire Han Solo and his friends to eliminate her. However, Nest was able to endear herself to Solo, who let her and her village be.
Star Wars has yet to revisit Enfys Nest and her followers after their appearance in Solo. Since there is no planned follow-up to the spinoff film, it is possible that she and the Cloud Riders may never get a proper ending to their story. Nevertheless, this at least indicates that they were able to live out the rest of their days in peace.
6 Jar Jar Binks
Jar Jar Binks, portrayed by Ahmed Best, may be one of the most controversial Star Wars characters, but he is also one of the most mysterious. After playing a major role in the prequel trilogy, Jar Jar all but disappeared after the events of Revenge of the Sith, making no further appearances after Padmé Amidala’s funeral.
It can be assumed that Jar Jar remained a representative of Naboo in the Imperial Senate after the fall of the Republic. Nevertheless, it is difficult to believe that Jar Jar would go along with the Empire’s reign of terror. It would certainly be interesting for Star Wars to revisit the Gungan and finally explore his post-prequel story.
5 Quinlan Vos
Quinlan Vos is one of the coolest Jedi in Star Wars, whose maverick sensibilities always stood out from the other members of the Order. Nevertheless, Vos completely disappeared after the Great Jedi Purge and was presumed deceased. However, Obi-Wan Kenobi recently revealed that Vos in fact escaped, using the Path to evade Imperial clutches.
It would be odd for Obi-Wan Kenobi to specify that Vos survived without any intention of bringing the character back for future projects. Quinlan Vos is a Jedi who could certainly appear in future projects, given that his story remains largely unfinished. Hopefully, audiences will see his return in the very near future of the franchise.
4 Poe Dameron
Oscar Isaac portrays Poe Dameron, the Resistance’s top fighter pilot, in the sequel trilogy. Although Poe plays a major role in all three films and helps to bring down the First and Final Orders, he is never given a proper ending. Instead, The Rise of Skywalker leaves his post-war fate a mystery.
Isaac’s portrayal made Dameron one of the most personable new characters in the sequel trilogy, giving Star Wars all the more reason to bring him back for a proper ending. Audiences would no doubt welcome the opportunity to learn what became of Poe after the war, as well as how his story eventually comes to an end.
John Boyega’s Finn was a former stormtrooper in the First Order who defected after his first deployment on Jakku. Finn was a featured character throughout all three installments of the sequel trilogy, but never got the chance for a proper storyline therein. By the end of The Rise of Skywalker, Finn had yet to find his place in the galaxy.
Despite The Rise of Skywalker hinting at Finn’s Force abilities, this storyline is never concluded in the film, leaving the character’s fate entirely open-ended. However, with a newly announced film taking place fifteen years after the conclusion of the sequel trilogy, it is still possible for Finn to get the ending that he so richly deserves.
2 Barriss Offee
Once the Padawan learner of Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, Barriss Offee betrayed the Jedi Order in the final days of the Clone Wars. Offee became convinced that the Jedi Order was its own worst enemy, bombing the temple and framing Ahsoka Tano to make her point. After her true intentions were revealed, Offee was arrested and never heard from again.
It is unusual that a character so prominent in the Star Wars galaxy would be left with an open-ended fate. Some theories suggest that Offee could have become an Inquisitor after the Empire’s rise, spending the rest of her days hunting down refugee Jedi. Audiences may yet see an end to her story, however, as her close connection to Ahsoka Tano makes it possible that she could appear in her upcoming Disney+ series.
1 Lando Calrissian
Billy Dee Williams portrays the iconic Star Wars character Lando Calrissian in both the original and sequel trilogies. Lando is last seen in the last sequence of The Rise of Skywalker, where he offers to help the former stormtrooper Jannah find out where she came from. Despite this obvious tease for future Lando-centric stories, the character has yet to follow through on his promise.
Lando Calrissian has unfortunately been overlooked often in Star Wars history, sitting out two entire films before returning in The Rise of Skywalker. After teasing future appearances from the beloved character, Star Wars must make good on its promise, perhaps in a spinoff feature following Lando and Jannah’s post-Rise of Skywalker adventures.
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