Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980): Body Count Breakdown

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980): Body Count by Rorschach94


Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill): 3*
Darth Vader (David Prowse/ James Earl Jones): 2
Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew): 4
Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher): 3
Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams): 1

*Includes 1 imagined kill, see Uncounted and Unconfirmed


Admiral Piett: 1
-Admiral Ozzel is Strangled by Vader

Assault on Hoth: 29

-Dak is electrocuted after Luke’s Snowspeeder is shot
-7 Rebel Soldiers shot by AT-ATs
-8 additional Rebel corpses shown
-1 AT-AT blown up, killing the 2 pilots inside
-1 Snowspeeder blown up, killing the pilot and copilot
-Luke blows up 1 AT-AT, killing the two pilots
-1 more Snowspeeder blown up, the two pilots inside are killed
-5 Snowtroopers shot by Millennium Falcon’s Auto-Turret

Asteroid Belt: 4
-2 TIE fighters blown up by Asteroids
-2 more TIE fighters accidentally blow each other up

“Apology Accepted, Captain Needa”: 1
-Vader strangles Captain Needa

Dagobah: 1*
-Luke kills the apparition of Vader/Himself

Cloud City: 8
-Chewie shoots 4 Stormtroopers
-Leia shoots 3 Stormtroopers
-Lando shoots 1 Stormtrooper


*-While it is not actually a kill, because the entire fight was nothing but a vision brought on by the Force, it still looks real enough to count
-Possibly more soldiers inside of AT-ATs, but the only definite kills were the two pilots
-1 Star Destroyer is shot doen by the Rebel Ion cannon, but whether it even crashes can be questioned
-Two Snowspeeders are shot or are shown falling, but are never shown crashing or killing their pilots
-1 Star Destroyer Captain possibly killed by asteroids, as his hologram suddenly blinks out in a conversation, but this is never confirmed