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Real World Star Wars Characters

Chewbacca in real life
Chewbacca takes to the street

We once discussed, for your enjoyment, what your job would be should you find yourself in the Star Wars universe. But what if Star Wars characters found their way to the real world, what employment would they most likely fall into?

(Of course, this ignores the fact that they don’t have identification, can only supposedly speak English, and endless other fact.)

The Heroes

Should Luke find himself on Earth during his farmboy days, there’s no reason he would cease that venture. He’s clearly a skilled mechanic, able to pilot things far more complicated than a tractor, and is used to the work and sun a farmer has to get used to. If he found himself after he became a Jedi, then he would likely find himself working with CERN researchers to find a way back to his own universe.

Leia Organa, as an experienced stateswoman, would probably end up in the orator business or the working for the government. Wishing to keep her status as a literal alien unknown, she would refuse anything more than a desk job.

Han Solo, never the person that fits in to normal culture, will like Luke continue his space-career on land. Or, on the seas! One of the galaxy’s greatest smugglers might not be able to make the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs anymore, but smuggling is just as prevalent on Earth.

The Villains

Boba Fett, who would immediately find out he’s way more popular in the real world than he should be, having far fewer bounty targets, plus technology that would make him public enemy number one for physicists, takes a different approach and travels the convention circuit with his sweet Mandalorian armor. Fans the world over are wowed.

Though elderly, Emperor Palpatine still has a few tricks in him. His status as a Sith Lord in jeopardy, thanks to a higher level of skepticism found in the real world, eventually finds himself part of the freakshow in a small Bavarian circus as “Das erstaunliche Elektro.” This does not please him, leading to an eventual manhunt of someone the news stations dub “Der Zirkus Mörder.”

Darth Vader will find himself inexplicably in charge of Russia. The cooler weather works perfectly with his hot armor.

And:

Threepio in the real world
He still hasn’t been found

The real world will be a dangerous place for our favorite characters, but we hope you’ve enjoyed this special “what if” nonetheless. Come back soon for more fun fan info!