The Sequel Character:
With sequels, great characters come. And none greater, surely, than the Frank Oz voiced Muppet grandmaster who gives Luke the tools to defeat Darth Vader in
The Empire Strikes Back
(1980). Iconic, likeable and forever punching above his weight.
If They'd Been In The Original:
Ignore the Yoda-heavy prequels. There's a very good reason Yoda isn't in
A New Hope
: Luke's discovery that he's been speaking to Yoda all this time is (or, WAS) one of
' greatest surprises.