Top Ten Most Intelligent Star Wars Characters

The Top Ten
1 Darth Sidious Darth Sidious 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.

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.

2 Grand Admiral Thrawn 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 more.

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.

Grand Admiral Thrawn wins almost every time. He is perfect strategist. He knows his enemy, not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy and arts. He rarely fails, because of thing he couldn't possibly know.

When Thrawn appear in "Star Wars Rebels" I thought he was some secondary dumb villain, but then he shown that he was great mastermind who deserved to be smartest character of "Star wars" universe.

Grand Admiral Thrawn is brilliant. His strategies are amazing. He seems to always be one step ahead of his enemies. He is impressive, most impressive.

3 Yoda Yoda Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars space opera franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back. He is portrayed by Frank Oz.

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

4 Jar Jar Binks Jar Jar Binks Jar Jar Binks is a fictional character from the Star Wars saga created by George Lucas. A major character in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, he also has a smaller role in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and a one-line cameo in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and the television series more.

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.

5 Grand Moff Tarkin Grand Moff 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 more.

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

6 Snoke 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.

Dude snoke's an idiot! He couldn't even predict that Kylo wasn't going to kill him

7 Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.

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

8 Darth Maul 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 more.

He is clearly the most intelligent Character because of his ability to see that neither the sith nor the Jedi could have control. Plus he was struck down by both so many times but was still able to lead his own team (death watch). He also seems to be very persuasive as he teamed with the pirates, death watch, the Jedi, the sith and many more

9 Qui-Gon Jinn Qui-Gon Jinn Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars saga, portrayed by Liam Neeson and is one of the main protagonists in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

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

10 Mace Windu Mace Windu Mace Windu is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films.

His only dumb moment was when he stood there practically asking to be killed

The Contenders
11 Padme Amidala Padme Amidala Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in the prequel trilogy portrayed by actress Natalie Portman.

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.

12 Mother Talzin Mother Talzin

Definitely number 3

13 Leia Organa Leia Organa Princess Leia Organa, later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.

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

14 Darth Vader 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. more.

The dude knows a lot

15 Revan Revan Revan is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise and the protagonist of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

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.

16 Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. He is portrayed by Mark Hamill.
17 Jango Fett 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.

Underrated, needs more credit for his intellect.

18 Darth Plagueis 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 more.

Darth Plagueis THE WISE. If you hear the story that Emperor Palpatine said then you know that he was the smartest sith

19 General Grievous 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.

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

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21 Captain Rex Captain Rex Captain Rex, designation number CT-7567, is a fictional character in the Star Wars science fiction universe created by George Lucas and a main character of the animated The Clone Wars 2008 film and the related television series of the same name. He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.

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

22 Anakin Skywalker Anakin Skywalker Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. He appears in the original trilogy as a main and pivotal antagonist serving the Galactic Empire, while his past as Anakin Skywalker and the story of his corruption are the focus of the prequel trilogy.

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.

23 Jabba the Hutt 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.
24 Rey Rey Rey is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by British actress Daisy Ridley. First appearing as the central character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is a scavenger who was left behind on the planet Jakku when she was a child, and later becomes involved with the Resistance's more.
25 Salacious B. Crumb Salacious B. Crumb

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.

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