Top 10 Most Evil Star Wars Characters

The Top Ten
1 Palpatine Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and publicly as Senator Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and later Emperor Palpatine) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.

Also Emperor Palpatine is the reason these villains are so evil. He brainwashed some of them such as Darth Vader to do his bidding. He betrayed his people for the dark side

He killed his own Master, Darth Plagueis, in his sleep. Only pure evil bastards that don't have a conscious do that.

Palpatine is the dark side of the Force incarnate.

2 Governor Tarkin Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Tarkin served as Governor of the Outer Rim territories, and eventually earned the rank of Grand Moff. Tarkin also oversaw the production of the Death Star. Tarkin was portrayed in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by Peter... read more

Everyone knows not to mess around when he's nearby and he keeps everything in shape. He also exploded Leia's home planet and he made the Grand Inquisitor kill Aresko and Grint for failing.

3 Darth Maul Darth Maul is a fictional character in the science fiction franchise Star Wars. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. Darth Maul debuted in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and has made subsequent appearances... read more

But Maul warned Ashoka about Vader and knew the Jedi were going to fall and wanted to help but she denied saying that she didn't trust him yet and wanted him to join her but he said he couldn't.

He warned the Jedi about Palpatine but they didn't listen after that he wanted to kill both the Jedi and the Sith.

In Clone Wars he killed most of Obi-Wan's loved ones and only kept him alive to cause him pain.

4 Darth Vader Darth Vader is a Star Wars character and the main antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy under his original name Anakin Skywalker. He had been trained as a Jedi but defected to the Sith lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine... read more

Vader even tho he became good still gives people except ALuke to mercy and kills them. He even does that to his OWN men!

Darth Vader would be higher then Kylo because he killed the younglings and Obi-Wan.

Darth Vader is the best. He is always calm and never as angry as Kylo Ren.

5 Kylo Ren Kyle Ren, also known as Ben Solo, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Kylo Ren commands the First Order with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. Ren first appeared in 2015's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, was... read more

I'm surprised he's so high up but then again he turned against Luke and he's the angry villain while Darth Vader is calmer so it's no surprise he's above him. Kylo Ren also is more driven by power.

Kylo Ren didn't even regret killing his father and as of episode 7 he has no reason for being a evil.

I know he is Darth Vader grandson but he should not killed his father.

6 General Hux General Armitage Hux is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. First introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is portrayed by Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson.

What did Jabba do that was badder? Sure he stripped girls and made them sleep with him but this guy has power to explode planets!

He ordered the troopers and First Order to fire their weapon towards the Republic planets.

Bro explodes 5 planets and your saying he isn't more evil than Jabba!

7 General Grievous General Grievous is a fictional character and antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. He served as the Supreme Commander of the Confederacy of Independent Systems' Droid Armies during the Clone Wars. He is voiced by Matthew Wood.

Do I need to say anything? He took pleasure in slaughtering younglings.

8 Count Dooku Count Dooku of Serenno, from the House of Dooku is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise, appearing in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as a primary and minor antagonist respectively. He was portrayed by Christopher Lee and... read more

FORMER jedi.(emphasise on former) second person to use the electric force. The only other Sith to use that is the most evil person in star wars.

9 Jabba the Hutt Jabba the Hutt is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. He is depicted as a large, slug-like alien. Jabba the Hutt first appeared on screen in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and was featured in the special edition of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Most people would say Palpatine was the most evil but I give my vote to Jabba.

10 Director Orson Krennic Director Orson Krennic is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Krennic is obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. Krennic was portrayed by Ben... read more
The Contenders
11 Grand Admiral Thrawn Grand Admiral Thrawn is a Chiss male from the Star Wars universe created by Timothy Zahn. He first appeared in Star Wars Heir to the Empire, serving as the primary antagonist of the Thrawn trilogy. Thrawn has more recently appeared in Star Wars Rebels, and has been the central focus of several novels... read more

Anyone who's read the books knows Thrawn is not evil. He is even compassionate at times. He's simply ruthless to his enemies in his pursuit of order and security. But he CAN be evil like when he exploded homes on Lothal. But the thing is before he joined the imperial academy he wasn't evil at all but he allowed slavery to happen to twileks.

Thrawn is absolutely not evil, but he is ruthless when it comes to defeating the enemy. With that in mind, I do believe that Thrawn was more "evil" in legends. Honestly, there is a whole debate about this. But, he hated the Death Star.

12 Snoke Supreme Leader Snoke is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Snoke served as the mysterious leader of the First Order. Supreme Leader Snoke is a CGI character voiced and performed by Andy Serkis.

He was only seen as a hologram in Star Ears 7, it was 25 feet tall, his real size is much smaller however, and we don't even know who he really is.

He's a giant Voldemort-like figure that was supreme leader of the First Order.

13 Boba Fett Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars series. In The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt.

Boba Fett was trained since he was young how to fight, fly a ship, fix things, use guns, and more.

A badass bounty hunter making his way though the universe like his father beofre him.

Even when he was young he was evil!

14 Jango Fett Jango Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas. He made his debut in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, where he was portrayed by actor Temuera Morrison.

Jango Fett is not called the deadliest and the most wanted bounty hunter without a reason as he earns a lot of money from missions and he can kill Jedi with using nothing but his hands!

Jango is a ruthless bounty hunter who kills and destroys innocent people. But somehow he was a good father to Boba.

If he's the first most wanted and most deadly bounty hunters why is she behind Bossk for?

15 Wat Tambor

Look. This figure of pure evil tried make a echo into a machine, make it betray its brothers and take control of its mind. He deserves number 1 most evil for sure.

Kidnaps people and use them as subjects.

He tried to turn the clones against each other should be higher

16 Riff Tamson
17 Darth Plagueis Darth Plagueis is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. Originally a Muun named Hego Demask, Plagueis trained under Darth Tenebrous. After he murdered Tenebrous, Plagueis, mentored a young Palpatine. Palpatine eventually joined Plagueis as his Sith apprentice. Plagueis was strong with the... read more

He IS Palps's master and made him KILL is own family as a child! And people wonder why Palpatine loves killing loved ones.

Pure evil! Ever heard of the story Darth Plagueis the Wise?

He could destroy everything to save his loved people.

18 Savage Opress Savage Oppress is a fictional character who appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Oppress was the secret apprentice and of Count Dooku and brother of Darth Maul. He is voiced by Clancy Brown.

More evil then maul, after all, maul tried stop Palpatine and his plans.

Savge is badder then Maul but Maul lasted longer. But Savage should be at least in the top 10.

Savage should be higher he is more evil then his brother who is number 4

19 Cad Bane Cad Bane is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas, Dave Filoni and Henry Gilroy as a recurring antagonist voiced by Corey Burton in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He also appeared in Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and made his live-action debut in The Book of Boba Fett.

Bruh why is Cad Bane so low he steals from jedi and casues lot's of people to die then he threatens to kill everybody and blow their whole base?!

Malicious and unrelenting, he just cause to much death and trouble to be overlooked.

Cad Bane is the third most wanted bounty hunter which should make him way higher up

20 Pong Krell
21 Bib Fortuna

Serves palpatine in all his evil but does nothing? That is the most evil you get.

22 Grand Inquisitor
23 Nute Gunray Nute Gunray is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in the prequel trilogy and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Gunray served as the Viceroy of the Trade Federation and was a member of the Separatist Council.
24 Bossk Bossk is a fictional Trandoshan bounty hunter in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Oh you should see Bossk in Clone Wars and he should easily be right on number 20!

25 Darth Bane Darth Bane is a legendary Sith from Star Wars. Darth Bane was one of the greatest Sith lords who ever lived in the Star Wars universe. Darth Bane's greatest accomplishment was creating the Rule of Two, making the Sith a secretive order with one master and one apprentice. The apprentice would learn everything... read more
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