Three Reasons Chewbacca is the Most Influential Character in STAR WARS


Yoda’s Escape.


Chewbacca just happens to be standing next to Yoda when Emperor Palpatine issues Order 66 to begin the Jedi Purge. If the towering wookiee isn’t there to assist the diminutive Jedi in escaping the carnage on Kashyyyk, chances are Yoda doesn’t survive Revenge of the Sith.

Instead, he goes on to live in exile on Degobah, and later train one Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force. Because of Chewie Yoda survives, Luke becomes a Jedi, and is ultimately able to defeat the Emperor with an assist from dear old dad.