The Clone Wars ran for seven immaculate seasons and charted the titular wars as they were waged between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Filling in some major narrative gaps and offering up some of the franchise's most exciting action sequences, the series' increasingly dark tone and action-heavy narrative led to some of the most impressive character development in the entire Star Wars franchise.
Building on the backstories of numerous veteran characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Count Dooku, the show also made waves for its spotless treatment of newer characters such as Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex and Asajj Ventress, building its expansive, war-torn narrative around the growing complexities of its main characters.
For this list, focus will be put on the 20 most prolific characters in The Clone Wars, from evil Sith leaders to ruthless assassins, from idealistic Jedi to mysterious politicians, in an attempt to pin-down which of the show's principal players is the best of the bunch.
The Clone Wars is the best Star Wars IP outside of the original trilogy, and without these characters, that probably wouldn't be the case...
This article contains major spoilers.
20. General Grievous
General Grievous was intimidating but ultimately disappointing in Revenge of the Sith, so it was great to finally see him get some more screen time during The Clone Wars.
The leader of the droid army and Count Dooku's trusted second-in-command, the vicious cyborg proved his salt as a warrior during the series, and has most of his development centred around his rivalry with Obi-Wan Kenobi.
A brutal tactician and a menacing presence to boot, Grievous still feels a little underdeveloped in the show, with much of his involvement in bigger storylines coming to an end with a predictable retreat and little lasting impact.
His appearances are also too sporadic for him to be an overly memorable presence, and in his more important episodes he seems to be more of a plot device than an actual character.