The Best Insults Ever Hurled In The Star Wars Universe
If there’s one thing the characters of Star Wars love more than piloting space ships, fighting stormtroopers, and dancing with adorable ewoks, it’s insulting each each other.
Here’s what to say to someone when you don’t like them (plus an obligatory “I don’t like you either!”), from least to most biting:
Crazy Old Man
One of Ezra’s favorite things to call Stormtroopers in Star Wars Rebels. He’s also partial to “Bucket brain,” “snowmen,” “stifftroopers,” and “stormbloopers.” Kid’s got a future as an insult comic if the whole Jedi thing doesn’t work out.
Imperial troops are not very imaginitive when it comes to insulting their enemies. Rebel scum, Jedi scum, you get the idea. At least Obi-Wan gives it a little flair when describing Mos Eisley as “a wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
Son Of A Bantha
Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth
Overweight Glob Of Grease
Nearsighted Scrap Pile
Stupid Little Short Circuit
Malfunctioning Little Twerp
Slimy, Double-Crossing No-Wood Swindler
Stuck-up, Half-Witted, Scruffy-Looking Nerf Herder
Nerf-herder gets all the glory, but I feel this is Leia’s crowning achievement. It’s subtle and almost backhanded (lasers ARE pretty awesome) and just flows off the tongue so wonderfully, like a sci-fi version of the infamous “cellar door” phrase.