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Scientific Charts Break Down ‘Star Wars’ Like Never Before

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Or perhaps you’d rather see that on the Dark Side…

star wars dark side

Source: K. Benzi

Clearly, Benzi is as dedicated a Star Wars fan as they come.

So, which characters are most connected to others? The computer counted occurrences between characters more precisely than humans could:

star wars connected characters

Source: K. Benzi

Clearly the Dark Side holds some influence as the two most connected characters are Anakin Skywalker and Senator Palpatine, also known as Darth Vader and the Emperor.

These findings may be uninteresting to those who aren’t dedicated Star Wars fans, but to us, the research shows a new and fascinating side to the franchise that we haven’t seen before. Using algorithms and categorical indexing to an extent that humans couldn’t hope to quickly do without a great degree of error, the computers at the Signal Processing Laboratory 2 have shown us just how extensive one of our favorite sci-fi universes truly is.

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