Hi, friends, probably my most personally influential mythos ever is George Lucas' Star Wars universe. To me, his is the broadest, most universal, encompassing system of story and gaming archetypes ever created.
So, very often, I attempt to become a "Jedi Knight" in almost any game I play.
I am interested in starting a discussion about what people think are the most Star Wars-like character classes and other choices.
As most who are cross Star Wars-D&D geeks, I always imagine myself as a Jedi.
I'll get the discussion started by saying that I think that the druid class is the closest to Jedi. The reverence for "nature" seems very analogous to reverence for "the Force". A lot of the spells, like Flame Blade, resemble the preference for lightsaber as a weapon. The druid's ability to call upon all life in the environment, as well as upon wood, metal, fire, and stone to suit her ends, also strikes me as very Jedi-like.
You could argue that the neutral alignment is a problem, as the SW universe sees the Jedi as peacekeepers and enforcers of law and order. Which would make them lawful good paladins, clerics, and fighter-mages. (Or lawful evil for Sith). However, if you study closely their decisions and actions in the movies and books, they are rather opportunistic and even ruthless in seeking their goals, which moves them toward lawful neutral, and maybe even finally toward true neutrality (harmony in the universe is more important than ANYTHING else, i.e. balance between the good and dark sides of the Force).
I guess it's a no-brainer that Han Solo and his ilk are rogues, and that Princess Leia, Queen Amidala, and their like are paladins or clerics.
Anyone care to join in and argue a class, alignment, or npc as the perfect Star Wars character analogue?