Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983): Body Count Breakdown

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) Body Count Breakdown by ASHPD24

(previously done by Rorschach)


Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill): 60
Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams): 36
Wedge Antilles (Denis Lawson): 34
Arvel Crynyd (Hilton McRae): 29
Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew): 10
Han Solo (Harrison Ford): 6
Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher): 5
Jabba (Larry Ward/David Alan Barclay/Mike Edmonds/Toby Philpott): 2
Rancor (Phil Tippett): 2
Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones): 1
Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid): 1
Vizam (Paul Weston): 1


Refusal To Pleasure: 1
-Jabba drops Oola into the pit where she’s eaten by the Rancor

Rancor Fight: 1
-Jabba accidentally causes Jubnuk to fall into the pit where he’s eaten by the Rancor

Carcoon: 60
-Luke causes Kithaba, Velken Tezeri, and the skiff master to fall into the Sarlaac pit
-Vizam shoots at the skiff, causing Lando to fall off and drop Vedain into the Sarlaac pit (shared)
-Luke causes Doallyn to fall off the skiff
-Han causes Boba Fett to fly into the Barge and fall to the ground where he slides into the Sarlaac pit
-Luke causes 2 guards to fall off the skiff
-Luke cuts down 1 guard
-Luke kills Barada
-Leia strangles Jabba to death with his chain
-Luke pulls 1 guard out of the Barge
-Luke cuts down Vizam
-Luke deflects Wooof’s blaster fire back at him, killing him
-Luke kills 2 guards
-Luke kills Nysad
-Luke kills another guard
-Luke kills Taym Dren-Garen
-2 more guards shown killed by Luke
-Luke blows up the Sail Barge with the main gun, killing Bib Fortuna, Geezum, Ree-Yees, Fozec, Nizuc Bek, Gauron Nas Tal, Yoxgit, Rayc Ryjerd, Max Rebo, Vul Tazaene, Giran, and 28 others onboard

The Last of the Jedi: 1
-Yoda dies of old age

Forest Chase: 5
-Chewbacca shoots Sergeant Elsek
-Luke throws 1 Scout trooper off his bike and causes him to fly into a tree, killing him
-Luke shoots up 1 Scout trooper’s bike, causing him to crash into a tree and explode
-Sergeant Barich accidentally crashes into a tree and explodes
-Luke cuts Corporal Misik’s bike in half, causing him to fly into a tree and explode

Meeting the Ewoks: 1
-Leia blows up 1 Scout trooper on his bike

“You rebel scum!”: 1
-Han throws an explosive charge at Colonel Dyer, causing him to fall off a balcony

Ground Battle: 48
-1 Scout trooper killed by an Ewok’s arrow
-Leia shoots 1 AT-ST pilot
-Han shoots 4 Stormtroopers
-5 Ewoks shot by AT-STs
-Corpsey is shot by an AT-ST
-Chewbacca throws Lieutenant Watts off his AT-ST
-2 more Ewoks shot by an AT-ST
-Chewbacca blows up an AT-ST, killing its 2 pilots
-Chewbacca shoots 6 Stormtroopers with the AT-ST
-An Ewok causes 1 Scout trooper to crash his bike and explode
-Ewoks blow up 2 AT-STs, killing 4 pilots
-Leia shoots 2 Stormtroopers
-15 dead Imperial soldiers shown
-3 dead rebels shown as well

Battle of Endor: 79
-73 fighters blown up during the battle, killing their pilots
-Wedge blows up 1 TIE fighter
-Lando blows up 2 TIE fighters
-2 rebel fleet ships blown up by the Death Star, killing their pilots
-Ekelarc Young crashes his Y-Wing and is blown up

Redemption: 1
-Vader throws Palpatine down the Death Star’s core

Death Star II Assault: 91
-11 X/Y-Wings blown up by turbolasers
-1 fighter accidentally crashes and explodes
-Keir Santage is blown up by a TIE fighter
-14 fighters are blown up during the assault
-Arvel Crynyd crashes his A-Wing into the Executor and causes the ship to crash into the Death Star and explode, killing himself, Admiral Piett, Commander Gherant, Commander Merrejk, the pilot, and 24 Imperial officers on the command deck
-Vader dies from electrocution wounds inflicted by Palpatine
-Lando and Wedge blow up the Death Star, killing Moff Jerjerrod, Lieutenant Endicott, Myn Kyneugh, the pilot, 1 royal guard, 3 officers, 6 Stormtroopers, and 19 gunners onboard
-1 TIE fighter is consumed by the Death Star explosion caused by Lando and Wedge


-At the entrace to Jabba’s palace, Luke force chokes 2 Gamorrean guards, but it’s not known if he killed them.
-The Rancor is killed by Luke, but since it’s an animal rather than humanoid it doesn’t count.
-There were possibly more people on the Sail Barge when it exploded.
-There were undoubtedly more people on the 2 rebel fleet ships, but only the pilots are confirmed.
-The tower of a Star Destroyer is blown up during the Battle of Endor, but it’s not shown if the ship is destroyed.
-There were very likely more people on the Executor when it exploded.
-Likewise, there were most likely more people on the Death Star II when it was blown up.