10 Oldest Characters In Star Wars Universe

Is there anyone older then Yoda? Find out, you will.

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Whether you’re a huge Star Wars nerd, have watched a couple of the movies, or even only simply heard of the antics that have happened in a galaxy far, far away, everybody is familiar with Star Wars.

In terms of longevity, few properties have had the same constant fan demand as Star Wars, as the cinematic franchise and its various spin-offs across other mediums have been passed from generation to generation. How well do you really know your Star Wars stuff, though?

Here, we’re going to explore the oldest characters and creatures ever included in the collected world of Star Wars.

After Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, of course, 2014 saw the majority of the famed Star Wars Expanded Universe tie-in novels and comics rendered non-canonical. As such, those tales and their characters are sadly having to be put aside for this article – meaning no place for old-timers such as Durge, Rell, Arden Lyn, and Rokur Gepta.

With those names out of equation, then, here are the oldest characters to ever exist in what is now perceived to be the standard continuity of Star Wars.

10. R2-D2 & C-3PO - 66 Years Of Age

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At one point, there was a time where C-3PO was already deemed to be over 100 years of age by the time the events of 1977’s Star Wars – or A New Hope, if you’re one of those people – took place.

Seemingly, The Phantom Menace disproved that theory, and instead it’s largely recognised that both C-3PO and bestest bud R2-D2 came into creation approximately 30 years before we picked things up with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker in that ’77 picture.

Based on that logic, these two droids round out our list here by clocking in at 66 years of age when we picked things up with them in the landscape of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and this year's The Rise of Skywalker. And to think, both 3PO and R2 were being offered up for scrap as far back as their very first appearance.

If you don’t count droids as characters who truly age, of course, then you can put Billy Dee Williams’ Lando Calrissian in the #10 spot of this list. By the time Lando returns to action in this December's Episode IX, the coolest cat in the galaxy will be 65 years of age.

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