Throughout the Star Wars franchise, there has been one linear thread that runs through the entire timeline. This of course is the tale of the Skywalker Saga, and even those projects that don't feature any of the titular family still connect back to the overarching narrative.
However, that's not to say that the rise and fall of the Empire, the fall and rise of the Jedi, and Luke Skywalker's family history are the only storylines alive in Star Wars. Across the nine Skywalker Saga movies, two anthology spin-offs, double-digit TV shows, and plenty more on the horizon, there are literally countless plots and subplots in a galaxy far, far away.
Not all of these are created equal though, as some are far more memorable and beloved than others. In some cases, the story just kind of stops without any true ending or closure for the fans.
Characters have disappeared without a trace, certain scenes set up big revelations and were never revisited, and seemingly obvious connections were never explored in spite of how they were set up. Yes, there are a lot of moving pieces in the Star Wars machine, but surely if you are going to the effort of beginning a story, you should make sure you see it through to the end.
10. The Knights Of Ren
After the sheer disappointment that was the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Star Wars fans were buzzing with anticipation for The Force Awakens in 2015. The marketing machine did its job, as people filled cinemas at the movie's release.
With a brand new trilogy, full of new characters, planets, and storylines, there was a lot to be excited about. Though not at the top of that particular list, the Knights of Ren were one of the more mysterious aspects to the new trilogy, and as with Kylo Ren himself, there was still intrigue and a certain level of excitement surrounding them.
In reality however, the Knights of Ren were as inconsequential as Star Wars characters can get. They were given no backstory, other than that they followed Kylo Ren, and even that was called into question. When Kylo turned on the First Order, the Knights fought against him, so clearly it wasn't their namesake that they were loyal to.
Aside from a couple of appearances, most notably helping Kylo track down Rey on Pasaana, the Knights did very little in the trilogy. They could have easily been replaced with nameless First Order stormtroopers rather than building expectations for something that never mattered.