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Drafting Star Wars

by Fresh Out The Deli (@FreshOutTheD)

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” being released worldwide Thursday night, Fresh Out The Deli decided to celebrate with a Star Wars draft: six participants, seven rounds, and no holds barred. Whether it’s your favorite character, a magnificent scene or quote that has stood the test of time, or something everyone loves to hate in the prequels, we drafted the things that we feel make the first six Star Wars movies great.

Round 1

R2-D2

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Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale): A few of the times when, if R2-D2 didn’t exist, the galaxy would never have been saved:

– Fixes the Naboo cruiser
– Shuts off little Anakin’s auto pilot
– Saves Padma from being melted in the droid factory
– Kills the buzz droids on Anakin’s starship
– Carries the Death Star plans and Leia’s message
– Finds Old Ben
– Stops the trash compactor
– Opens the doors on Cloud City
– Fixes the hyperdrive on the Millennium Falcon
– Gives Luke his lightsaber on Jabba’s barge
– Cuts everyone out of the Ewok trap

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Alex Perdomo (@TheAlexPerdomo): The American Film Institute ranked Darth Vader the third-greatest villain of all time. The entire saga is about his rise, fall and redemption. Without Vader, there is no Star Wars. From his chilling first appearance on Tantive IV, to his final whispered words “you were right,” Vader entertains, frightens and moves us through the story.

Wedge Antilles

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Nick Alberico (@MeadowsLeague): This ace pilot has the chops to serve as Red Leader in the assault on Death Star II, and is the epitome of first-round talent. With a rock steady temperament and commitment to service, Wedge is most certainly a substance-over-style character who can easily be built around.

Emperor Palpatine

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Dylan Cicale (@dylanc97): Who could possibly be better than the ultimate bad guy, the mastermind behind all things evil in the Star Wars Universe? Palpatine has the most on screen Jedi kills with 3, and he does this with ease.

Yoda (Puppet)

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Bryan Cicale (@Bryanc94): There’s nothing Yoda can’t do. He gets into fights with robots, and he can lift spaceships out of swamps, even at age 900.

Qui-Gon Jinn

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Andre Canellas (@AndreCanellas): He’s the only thing keeping the first movie afloat, he’s Liam Neeson, and he’s the first person to back Anakin. (more…)

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