1. Dex Jettster – Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Dex Jettster is one of Star Wars‘ most forgettable characters. He’s a big, fat frog guy (okay, technically, he’s a Besalisk), and he wears a greasy apron and flips burgers for a living. He looks as though he smells like the underside of a Bantha, so what exactly is it that makes him important?

Well, he sort of caused the Clone Wars.

No, he didn’t commit any atrocities on Geonosis or stand and debate in the Galactic Senate, but he did set into motion the chain of events that started the galactic conflict.

He’s ultimately pretty forgettable, given that he only briefly appears in Attack of the Clones, but in his minute or so of screen time, Dex advises Obi-Wan on how to track down the people trying to assassinate Padmé. In doing so, Dex sets Obi-Wan on a path that sees him discover the cloners on Kamino. This leads to the Republic commandeering the Clone army that was intended to be used by the Separatists (at the behest of the Sith).

While it might seem as though Obi-Wan alone was responsible for tracking down the cloners, the records of Kamino had been removed from the Jedi Archives, and it was only due to his trust in Dex’s word that Obi-Wan found the army in the first place. Combined with the fact that no-one else seemed to know the origins of the assassin’s dart, it’s safe to say that the events of the Clone Wars (and the rest of the Skywalker saga in general) would have played out very differently if it weren’t for Dex Jettster.

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