Kill Count: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back


Welcome back! Today we tackle The Empire Strikes back as we count how many kills each main/secondary character had!

Let’s jump right in!

  • Han kills the imperial probe droid on Hoth.
  • Han Solo turns on the Falcon, activating the auto-turret, killing 5 Imperials in the Hangar Bay.
  • Vader force chokes Admiral Ozzel out through the television, which I didn’t even know was possible. How DOES the Force work?!
  • Han Solo kills 1 mynock in the ‘cave.’
  • Vader force chokes Captain Needa, whilst accepting his apology.
  • Chewbacca kills a Stormtrooper as the group tries to stop Boba Fett.
  • Leia shoots a Stormtrooper as the group heads to the elevator.
  • Chewbacca kills 3 more Stormtroopers as they head to the Falcon.
  • Lando kills a Stormtrooper while escaping Cloud City.
  • Leia kills 2 more Stormtroopers as she defends R2 while he slowly catches up.

Film Totals

  1. Han Solo: 6 (7 including droids)
  2. Chewbacca: 4
  3. Princess Leia Organa: 3
  4. Darth Vader: 2
  5. Lando Calrissian: 1
  6. Luke Skywalker: 0

Trilogy Totals

  1. Han Solo: 20 (21)
  2. Luke Skywalker: 12
  3. Darth Vader: 12 (18 including droids)
  4. Princess Leia Organa: 5
  5. Chewbacca: 6
  6. Obi-Wan Kenobi: 2
  7. Lando Calrissian: 1

Saga Totals

  1. Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader: 70 (131 including droids)
  2. Han Solo: 20 (21 including droids)
  3. Luke Skywalker: 12
  4. Yoda: 11
  5. Obi Wan Kenobi: 10 (26 including droids
  6. Chewbacca: 6
  7. Princess Leia Organa: 5
  8. General Grievous: 4
  9. Emperor Palpatine: 4
  10. Jango Fett: 3
  11. Mace Windu: 2 (3 including droids)
  12. Padme Amidala: 1 (6 including droids)
  13. Lando Calrissian: 1
  14. Darth Maul: 1
  15. Qui-Gon Jinn: 0 (27 including droids)
  16. Jar Jar Binks: 0 (3 including droids)

See you next Wednesday at noon for the conclusion of the Original Star Wars trilogy, and the George Lucas films in the saga!



5 thoughts on “Kill Count: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    • So here’s my thought process. There very well could be a battalion inside the AT-AT but we really don’t know. I really tried my best not to guesstimate and just go with the minimum number of people I knew had to be in the vehicle for it to operate. It was really tough to craft the rules for this. For real, thanks for reading. I loved doing these.

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      • Completely makes sense. No need to infer when there is no way to really back up the inference.

        And it was my pleasure to read. These are fun and unique posts (will be checking out the rest!). In fact, when I was young I did something similar, literally sitting in front of the TV trying to count out exactly how many Imperial soldiers died in The Empire Strikes Back. I know my 5th grade self came up with some # but for the life of me I can’t remember now. C’est la vie!


      • You could also expand to The Clone Wars series if you want a really massive challenge. Would be interesting to know how many clones General Grievous directly kills.


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