By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.
Star Wars has plenty of action, drama, sci-fi, and fantasy, but it also features plenty of moments that pull on the heartstrings. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a look at the Top 10 Best Couples in Star Wars.
10. Asajj Ventress & Quinlan Vos
For those who have not read Dark Disciple, the book is certainly worth reading. One of the novel’s most surprising elements is the romance forged between Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, which plays out in epic and tragic fashion like many Star Wars romances.
9. Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade (Legends)
An unlikely couple. A Jedi Knight and the Emperor’s Hand. Mara Jade has yet to appear in canon, but her story continues resonate with fans of Legends / Expanded Universe. Ultimately, the love between Luke and Mara touches on themes of love and forgiveness that resonate more broadly.
8. Ben Solo & Rey Skywalker
A controversial inclusion, the relationship between Ben Solo and Rey Skywalker was tumultuous and featured plenty of ups and downs across the sequel trilogy. The Force connection established between the two in The Last Jedi allowed them to discover different facets of one another’s characters, while the dyad revelation in The Rise of Skywalker added to the sense that Ben and Rey are bound to one another.
7. Bail & Breha Organa
The adoptive parents of Leia Organa, Bail and Breha feature sparingly in Star Wars media, although their impact can’t be overstated. The recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series provided some insight on the chemistry between the Organas and their common love for and dedication to young Leia.
6. Cheli Lona Aphra & Magna Tolvan
Doctor Aphra remains one of the best characters to be introduced in Star Wars comics, with fans continuing to clamor for her to make the jump from the page to live-action or animation. Aphra’s romantic connection to Magna Tolvan is integral to the character’s journey, and represents a seminal LBGTQ+ romance in Star Wars.
5. Frog Lady & Frog Man
It’s a testament to the strength of this couple that neither partner has a name and yet, as an audience, we can’t help but fall in love with their loving relationship. Let’s hope Frog Lady, her husband, and their batch of little frog kids make appearances in future Star Wars stories.
4. Obi-Wan & Satine
The Clone Wars unexpectedly introduced a romantic partner for Obi-Wan. This was a decision that could have easily gone awry, but ultimately provided greater depth to Obi-Wan’s character and his perception of Anakin and Padmé’s relationship. The romance between Obi-Wan and Satine is also an example of two people who weren’t to be together and simply couldn’t due to their obligations to higher causes (the Jedi for Obi-Wan and Mandalore for Satine).
3. Hera & Kanan
Few Star Wars romances are developed as richly as Hera and Kanan’s. The bond between the expert Rebel general and the former Jedi padawan is palpable, and ends in truly tragic fashion.
2. Anakin & Padmé
The relationship between Anakin and Padmé (unfairly) received quite a bit of criticism when the prequels were initially released, although appreciation for this integral Star Wars romance has improved in recent years. Anakin and Padmé’s bond holds profound importance for the events in the Star Wars galaxy and is as touching and heartfelt as it is poignant and tragic
1. Han & Leia
The iconic Star Wars romance is also one of the most notable romances in cinematic history. Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher bring so much of their own personalities to the Han-Leia romance, one that blossoms from bickering arguments to true love to tragedy with their son falling to the dark side.