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If you've ever wondered where the Star Wars creative team gets its inspiration, stop it. Trust us, you really don't want to know the bantha-load of weird poodoo behind all sorts of iconic scenes and characters.

(Special thanks to Amomaxia, for his help with research.)

WE CAN THANK COOFY FOR JAR JAR BINKS. According to George Lucas, the main inspiration for the now-infamous Jar Jar was the king of clumsy comic relief

THE CANTINA IS BASICALLY RICK'S CAFE FROM CASABLANCA. lllustrator Ralph McQuarrie came up with the idea to take Rick's Cafe and put it on a faraway pl

X-WINGS WERE INSPIRED BY A GAME OF DARTS. Star Wars ship designer Colin Cantwell got the inspiration for the X-Wing fighter from watching a game of da

12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters

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THE RANCOR IS A CROSS BETWEEN A BEAR AND... A POTATO. Phil Tippet, the stop-motion animator for Return of the Jedi, admitted that he took LSD while wo

J.J. ABRAMS' TEACHER INSPIRED MAZ KANATA. The character of Maz Kanata, who provided inspiration for Rey, was herself inspired by J.J. Abrams' English

CAPTAIN PHASMA IS A TRIBUTE TO A 1979 CULT CLASSIC. Ifthis one doesn't scare yOu.. You're Already Dead! PHAMTASM PHANTASM MCHAEL RALDWN BLLTHORNURY R

12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters

12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters

A BASEBALL GLOVE ON SOMEONE'S HEAD INSPIRED LANDO'S HELMET. The idea for Lando's skiff guard helmet came to the designer after he put a baseball glove

12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters

SUPREME LEADER SNOKE WAS INSPIRED BY THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL. A giant Lincoln sitting in a chair can be pretty intimidating for a kid, and that's what ga
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