Star Wars Version: Jar Jar Binks
Abrams Analogue: Lauren Reed (Melissa George, Alias)
Why They’re the Same Person: Much like that dreaded Gungan, Lauren “She Who Must Not Be Named” Reed was an almost ruinous addition to a great mythology, becoming a third wheel to our two favorite adventurers. Fortunately, in both cases, the mistake was recognized and course-corrected as they were written out after one movie and one season respectively.
The Roguish Charmer
Star Wars Version: Han Solo<
Abrams Analogue: James “Sawyer” Ford (Josh Holloway, Lost)
Why They’re the Same Person: In addition to sporting handsome heads of hair, these two minor league crooks offset their criminal behavior with a soulful sensitivity that, inevitably, brings out their latent good guy side over the course of the story. At key moments, they also sacrificed their own well-being for the good of the group (Han via his date with carbonite and Sawyer by bailing out of a sinking helicopter to keep it aloft) in the kind of macho move that makes them catnip to the ladies.