Top Ten Most Intelligent Star Wars Characters
This man almost single - handedly brought down a Government stable for 1,000 years. Manipulated everyone(including Yoda) and made the galaxy destroy itself through a war just to get rid if democracy. If this was who has the most wisdom I think Yoda would definitely be in the top 3, BUT this is a list on who is the smartest.
He is the Creator of all the Evenements from the first movie to the Last movie... and of course the Most intelligent Character, Our Emperor Palpatine is Back to Surprise Us another Time in the Conclusion of The Saga
Orchestrated the demise of the Jedi while also pulling the strings in a huge war on BOTH SIDES, and taking over the Senate!
He was controlling the republic and the empire and when the right time came he took both over and ruled the galaxy.
Love him. Always have. Always will. He is intelligent beyond human possibility and much more sophisticated and aristocratic than any other character in the franchise. Sidious might be the only character more intelligent... but I'm not so sure. I mean he fooled everyone else, except the rebels and Grand Admiral Thrawn into believing that he was the good guy, but since Thrawn chose the "bad" side willingly and fully aware, it's possible that he's smarter than even Sidious. Its possible. NOT definite. Too me it is... but I don't handle criticism very well, so I'll just say that it's possible.
When I think of intelligent Star Wars characters, I think of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Unparalleled intelligence and a strategic mind like no other
If you had an idea, Thrawn could thwart it. He was masterful, and even though he knew the Empire was evil, he chose it because it was the best choice. Thrawn was so smart that he didn't even need a backup plan (although I'm sure he always had one) because he already knew what you were going to do.
True Renaissance Man
He was an expert in Art, Biology, Botany, Combat, Cultures, Engineering, People, Strategy, Tactics, and Technology; almost unrealistically intelligent
I hate Jar Jar. Yoda should be 2nd if not 1st.
He has 900 years of knowledge.
Yoda is the smartest but everyone had to go and ruin the list by voting Jar Jar
Jar Jar Binks is above pretty much everybody when it comes to cunning if you believe in the "Darth Jar Jar" theory. He was able to trick even the most adept of tricksters, such as Palpatine, into doing what he wanted and ultimately removing themselves from his path towards whatever his goal may be. He has such knowledge of the force he can mind control powerful Jedi such as Qui-Gon, and even Palpatine himself. He plays the part of the fool skillfully, and in doing so allows himself to slowly eliminate his enemies and seize power from the shadows. He is the ultimate shadowy manipulator of Star Wars...and the REAL phantom menace.
I believe that Jar Jar was a Sith in the shadows, cunningly manipulating all of the events are around. But even someone who doesn't believe he is a force-user should be able to recognize his intelligence. He was quickly able to go from being banished to becoming Senator of Naboo in the Galactic Republic. If Jar Jar had been stupid, Naboo would have been ruined by his Senatorial position, but Naboo remained strong. Jar Jar, while clumsy and a tad annoying, was a pure genius.
I believe George Lucas had planned something sinister for Jar Jar Binks, but ultimately backed out of this idea fearing backlash. If Disney doesn't follow through with this idea, it would be a huge missed opportunity to tie all of the trilogies together and redeem the prequels. All of the pieces are already there to set up the biggest plot twist in film history.
Darth Jar Jar was able to form the Empire by influencing everyone around him, and no character even realized it. He was able to influence people of high status into giving him top positions until he worked his way all the way up to Senator of Naboo. Him being stupid was simply a shenanigan. He was a trickster, and his ultimate plan succeeded.
Dude snoke's an idiot! He couldn't even predict that Kylo wasn't going to kill him
Another brilliant commander.
The best military commander.
He is smart enough to not fail and be killed by Darth Vader like pretty much everyone else
Obi-Wan was the Jedi Master who trained some of the most powerful Jedi, and also single-handedly defeated Anakin.
He could have killed anakin faster is he remembered that the force exists
Jedi with the metaphors
Outsmarted the SMARTEST Sith in the galaxy. Wounded Anakin, and killed maul, though Anakin is better at killing sith since he killed TWO, where Obi-Wan killed one
His only dumb moment was when he stood there practically asking to be killed
First one to become a force ghost and the only one who believed Anakin to be the Chosen One from the start! Should be 2nd in my opinion
Was probably more gifted in intelligence and beauty than any other person maybe except her beautiful daughter but still she was an queen at 14, and an powerful politician who was loved by many simply due to her loving her people of all races which was the reason she made sure everyone had equal rights.
She became an queen as a young adult and helped end the clone wars politically.
Definitely number 3
She was the intelligent leader of the Rebels, who stole the Death Star plans. She also led the Resistance against the First Order.
Sure, Leia may be one of, if not the smartest Star Wars character. She was more intelligent than her friends which is why she was able to destroy Han easy in conversations. However, even though she was intelligent and especially stubborn at times, she still had great love for her husband Han Solo, and her brother Luke Skywalker and would do her best to help them.
Nope! She is stupid. And secretly an antagonist
The dude knows a lot
One of the most brilliant force users in the entire franchise. His teachings influenced decades of practices and institutions in both Jedi and Sith ideologies.
Underrated, needs more credit for his intellect.
Darth Plagueis THE WISE. If you hear the story that Emperor Palpatine said then you know that he was the smartest sith
He single handedly lead all military operations for the CIS and was known for his unpredictable battle strategies that even strategic geniuses (such as Yulren and Obi Wan) had trouble with. Thrawn himself bought Grievous's facemask and put it in his private quarters which he did only with art work he respected and admired and admitted that Grievous would have a tough opponent even for him due to his seemly random but we'll thought out battle plans. This is legends Grievous I am talking about.
Killed so many jedi
He was The Leader of an entire army and had to organize the Clone Wars aside of Count Dooku
Formulated many successful strategies for the republic with CT-1409 "Echo", strategies only predicted when echo was captured. A smart and caring leader
Despite Being programmed to merely follow and give orders, Rex was a quick and independent thinker
He killed two sith and wasn't bad at first. He only joined the dark side to protect padmé. And I also can't see why anakin and darth Vader are both on this list. They're the same person!
He was a child prodigy in the field of engineering.
He is the creator of the entire universe. He controlled Jabba and created the world. Salacious is our master. Should be #1 in my opinion.
He is not smart.