Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977): Body Count Breakdown

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Body Count Breakdown by ASHPD24

(previously done by Rorschach94)


Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill): 80
Han Solo (Harrison Ford): 16
Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones): 8
Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher): 2
Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew): 2
Garven Dreis (Drewe Henley): 2
Wedge Antilles (Denis Lawson): 1


(NOTE: TIE fighters and X/Y-Wings all equal one kill, as they all have 1 pilot.)

Tantive IV: 17
Rebels shoot 2 Stormtroopers
Stormtroopers shoot 13 rebels
Vader breaks Captain Antilles’ neck
Leia shoots 1 Stormtrooper

Tattoine: 13
11 Jawa corpses including Jek Nkik shown, killed by Imperial forces
The bodies of Owen and Beru shown as well

Han Shot First: 1
Han shoots Greedo

Mos Eisley Escape: 2
Han shoots Captain Terrik and another Stormtrooper

Death Star Hanger: 4
2 Stormtroopers shot offscreen by either Han, Luke, or Chewbacca (it’s impossible to tell who)
Chewbacca throws Lieutenant Tredium against a wall with extreme force, killing him
Han shoots the second officer

Prison Block AA23: 12

Chewbacca throws Devin Cant against a wall with heavy force, killing him
Luke shoots Lieutenant Childsen
Luke shoots Corporal Prescott
Luke shoots Sergeant Major Enfield
Han shoots Corporal Grenwick
Han shoots 1 officer
Han shoots 3 Stormtroopers
Luke shoots 1 Stormtrooper
Han shoots 2 more Stormtroopers

Getting to the Millenium Falcon: 4
Han shoots 2 Stormtroopers
Luke shoots 1 Stormtrooper and he falls into a deep shaft
Leia shoots 1 Stormtrooper

“The circle is now complete”: 5
Vader kills Obi-Wan
Luke shoots 4 Stormtroopers

Death Star Escape: 4

Han blows up 1 TIE fighter
Luke blows up 2 TIE fighters
Han blows up the last TIE fighter

Battle of Yavin: 89

X-Wings blow up 5 Stormtroopers
Porkins is blown up by turbolasers
Luke blows up 2 gunners on the Death Star
Branon is shot down by a TIE fighter
Luke blows up 1 TIE fighter
1 TIE fighter is blown up by an X-Wing
Wedge blows up Dark Curse
Vader blows up Tiree, Vander, and Krail
Vader blows up 1 X-Wing
Theron is blown up by a TIE fighter
Dreis blows up 2 Imperial soldiers
Vader shoots down Dreis and Biggs
Han blows up Backstabber
Mithel accidentally crashes his TIE fighter and blows up
Luke blows up the Death Star, killing Tarkin, Admiral Motti, General Bast, Lieutenant Tanbris, Chief Graneet, (at least) 2 pilots, 15 Imperial officers, 21 Stormtroopers, and 23 gunners onboard


-Obi-Wan slices at 2 people in the Cantina, but they both survive.
-Alderaan is blown up, but none of the several million deaths are shown.
-The Death Star is also blown up, killing at least 10,000 people, but I only counted the ones shown from the beginning of the battle to the destruction.