First Movie: Episode IV: A New Hope
Everybody's favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy looking nerf herdin' smuggler shows up at #4. Han Solo is a fan favorite, and why not?
One of the first things we see Han do is get threatened with a blaster in his face, only to shoot his assailant from under the table. We learn that he owes the notorious crime lord Jabba the Hutt a lot of money, so he jumps at the riches promised by Ben Kenobi for a simple ride to Alderaan. Little did he just what he was getting himself into.
Han never does quite lose his rogueish charm, and plays by his own rules throughout the entire series. His resourcefulness, witty banter with Leia and Luke, and his eventual willingness to step up and help lead the Alliance make Han one of my favorite Star Wars of all time. And it was awesome to see him again in Episode VII!
"Do or do not, there is no try"
Yoda is possibly the greatest Jedi to ever live. We see that he is the leader of the Jedi council, and all the Jedi look up to him for advice. Luke trains under him in the original trilogy, and from his training Luke is able to turn his father back to good.
Yoda plays a roll in so many Jedi's lives, and helps keep the Jedi all together. He knows that ultimately the light side of the force is more powerful than the dark side, and that with proper training, and practice any Jedi can become extremely powerful.
Watching this little green guy is extremely fascinating, and to see him actually fight in the prequels is a treat. His fighting skills, and his knowledge can not be matched. These are all reasons Yoda is number 4.
5) Han Solo: A rouge, scoundral and reluctant hero. He's just plain cool. (missed yesterday)
4) Lando Calrissian: He's like Han, but even more suave and debonair.