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When you truly think about it, the Star Wars galaxy can be a terrifying place.
Whether sneaking through the darkened passageways of a Hutt’s desert stronghold, running steps ahead of slavering rathtars aboard a heavy freighter, or simply trying to get a drink in a spaceport cantina…every step around a blind corner can bring one face-to-face with unusual creatures and sinister faces. Despite a universe packed with deadly beasts (the Sarlacc, anyone?), though, it’s the villains that truly strike fear into our heroes’ — and our own — hearts. Their horrible visages, terrible backstories, and malicious actions make these few intimately and instantly scary.
Here then, are 15 truly frightening Star Wars characters — just in time for Halloween!
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