Top 10 Star Wars Villains

The best films ever, have produced the greatest baddies of all time....In a Galaxy Far Far Away.
The Top Ten
1 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.

Not only is he the best Star Wars villain, he is one of the greatest villains of all time! He is a dark, sinister, unpredictable, intimidating, dangerous, ruthless and evil father! His scene in Rogue One was so epic. He seemed like a horror villain! Yeah, he has some good left in him but Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker are two separate entities. Darth Vader is Anakin's darkest personality come to life. He even plots to overthrow the Emperor. His voice is so creepy and he murdered thirty children. Seriously, no Star Wars villain can top Darth Vader. He may not have been skilled with the Lightsaber in the original trilogy but he is one of the most powerful Siths in Star Wars!

He is good but not nearly as powerful as his reputation! In the OT he only could force choke people, which could kill, but after a long struggle from the victim, could physically remove it, allowing breathing!

Lets see, he killed a room of thirty kids, choked his wife (and many other people at that), chopped off his son's hand, tempted to turn his daughter to the dark side, killed his own mentor and best friend, helped created a space station that destroys planets, yes I am quite sure Darth Vader is the most powerful villain and force user at that (Darth Sidious said it himself in revenge of the Sith)

He's a classic, I know the Emperor was the true brains behind everything but Vader pretty much did the dirty work.

2 Emperor 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.

In my opinion, Emperor Palpatine is the best Star Wars villain simply due to being a representation of pure evil. While he may not have a tragic backstory or a deep character, he is always fun to watch. His purpose is to serve as a devil-like figure in the Skywalker saga who tries to tempt our heroes with promises of power, and as a representation of an evil ruler similar to real-world fascist dictators.

As much as I love Vader, Palpatine is the best villain in Star Wars. He is incredibly powerful, very manipulative and well you know, he destroyed almost the entire Jedi Order and ruled the Galaxy for 20+ years before his death.
And NO! He died at the end of ROTJ. The stupid garbage called the Sequel trilogy is non canon to me.

Vader is the best Star Wars villain and overall, one of the best villains but Palpatine is the Puppet Master. He manipulates Jedi's and uses them for his own bidding, only to backstab them when he finds a better fighter. He is sinister, unpredictable and is also a powerful Sith. He won't just let a Jedi strike him without a fight.

He IS the evil, how could you not agree with me? Why is Vader on the Top?! Sure, he killed his Commanders after the smallest mistakes but at the end he found back to his lighter side. Darth Sidious is just genius, beeing the kind Chancellor on the one side and the evil Sith Lord on the other side.

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 first appeared in Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, and has also appeared in The ...read more.

Darth Maul has the three scariest things that a good Star Wars villain needs:horns, face paint, and a double-bladed lightsaber. The only problem was that he died so early in the prequels that we never got to know anything about him, but at the first look at him you can tell he means business

He controls Mandalore and did what Death Watch failed to do under Pre Vizla's power. Though Maul won't ever beat Darth Vader on this list, he is still the baddest most powerful character included in some of the best story arcs in Star Wars.

He didn't say much... But he made up for it in an incredible end fight sequence!

Has a bad lightsaber and got defeated by padawan obi wan and is arrogant and has no personality.

4 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.

Although I think boba is awesome he isn't necessarily a villain. He's just someone who is doing their job. I mean if the rebels were smart enough to hire him he would be good, it just so happens that Vader hired him

Dude, the jetpack, the awesome gun, everything makes up for him being bad. Hey but I personally LOVE Jango Fett, and I think he's the best! Just forgot to got for him that's all..

Cool armor Flame thrower epic and missile launchers on arms what else could you want. Darth Vader is just I don't like him much.

Of all the things that could have killed him it was a blind han solo knocking him into the sarlacc pit. why just why

5 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.

One phrase: "Jedi Scum"

Need I say more? Well as far as we know he is the only droid (though he is actually a cyborg) to murder not one, not two, but FOUR Jedi. Heck, where do you think he got those lightsabers? He is easily one of the best characters in the entire franchise hands down.

I like General Grievous. Would have been badass if he could have been voiced by Gary Oldman. I think they lost an opportunity with this character. He is part alien and machine. He could have been a resurrected Darth Maul.

This is the worst villain in star wars series. He spends the whole movie caughing and he has little to do with the plot of the movie. He looks even stupid with four lightsaber.

He's the prototype vader, and was able to defeat jedi without the force by outplaying them, the dude's awesome.

6 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.

Count Dooku should be at 3rd place, & he's better than Darth Maul, Dooku's the most underrated villain of all time, & his backstory is pretty tragic, but just like Darth Vader, I feel there is still some good in him and a chance of redemption.

He easily beat both Anakin and Obi Wan, and Darth Maul had a tough time killing Qui-Gon and got killed by YOUNG Obi Wan, while Dooku easily took out Obi-Wan in his prime.

Dooku should be #3, He's like Vader & Palpatine combined.

Wisest and least arrogant sith.

7 Kylo Ren Kyle Ren is a fictional Sith lord, who is strong with the Force. Kylo Ren commands the First Order with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. His debut was in 2015's Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Ren's real identity is Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. He was trained ...read more.

Why is Kylo here?! And above Tarkin?! What?
I cannot for the love of me understand WHY people like this emo? He turns to the dark side because his lame uncle, Jake Fakewalker tought about killing him, oh that makes Kylo sympatethic, WRONG! After that, he murders a bunch of innocent padawans and wants to take over the universe and helps kill billions. His whiny and psycho attitude is annoying. Did they not realise that those traits where the part of the worst aspect of Anakin?

Ill admit, he was cool in TFA the first time I saw that movie, but because they had no plan what so ever, they had no idea where to take him or any of the other characters. They basically took the worst parts of Prequel Anakin and made Kulo Pen out of that.

Emo kid who gets beat up by untrained scavenger. He was injured but he still beat Finn who had years official first order stormtrooper military training. "BuT ReY UsEs A sTaFf." Rey wasn't trained to use a staff because she was struggling to afford food let alone get martial arts lessons. Staffs, swords and axes can all be used effectively without training, but are simply more effective with training. Just cause she beats up unarmed thief's with a staff doesn't mean she actually can use it as effectively as Finn who had military training. So kylo ren is weak. If Dooku, anakin, palpatine, yoda, maul or obi wan was shot they could still easily beat up Rey.

It takes the Empire half a movie to commit genocide. He commits it in the first five minutes. Then he blows up not one, but FIVE planets. Then, he kills his own father. In my opinion, Kylo Ren is one of the nastiest villains in Star Wars history.

Also, his lightsaber looks like a fiery cross. I'm betting that a future Sith will have a four-bladed saber, following the one-blade (Vader), two-blade (Maul), three-blade (Kylo Ren) pattern. I can't wait for what they do with him in the future.

Honestly I'm only voting him so that he can climb higher on this list because compared to the ones above him (minus Vader and Palpatine) he is so much better developed. His backstory is good, he has some really cool and unique moments, his design is badass and intimidating, and Adam Driver...that man can ACT

8 Grand Moff Tarkin Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. Tarkin was Governor of the Outer Rim territories, and eventually earned the rank of Grand Moff in the Galactic Empire. Tarkin was also in charge of the production of the Death Star. Tarkin is killed when the Death Star is ...read more.

This guy is so powerful than Darth Vader.

I hate this guy.

9 Jabba the Hutt Jabba the Hutt is a character appearing in George Lucas's space opera film saga Star Wars. He is depicted as a large, slug-like alien.

This guy may be hideous, but he is not afraid of anything. He is a crime boss and since he is an endangered species, he must be kept alive but well trained guards.

Give him love

10 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.

I would have picked Boba too but Jango Fett had been doing it all way before Boba and with the same attitude that Boba would have picked up from him. In that case I should really be picking Mandalorians because ultimately they were bred that way. Fearless strong proud warriors who do not let the mighty powers (powers beyond their own) of a lightsaber wielder (good or bad) deter them from battling out with them.

Jango Fett is waay better and more cool then Boba Fett. First of all he is the original person (Boba Fett and all the clone troopers are clones of him). Second, he killed Coleman Trebor, a jedi master on the council in like 2 seconds. Thirdly, he fought off Obi-wan Kenobi and pretty much one on the ground and in the space battle.

So, why is Boba Fett higher on this list?

Greatest bounty hunter ever. he is better than his son boba. he has better armor and guns, plus he plays a bigger part in star wars tan boba. he also has an a lot bigger weaponry. plus he died in a cool way rather than boba who died in a stupid way. overall, he is not only a better bounty hunter than his son boba, but he is a better villan. he beats all the villans ahead of him except for maybe darth vader and he should be ranked higher.

It just makes no sense why Boba is higher!

The Contenders
11 Darth Revan Revan is a fictional character in BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. The character may be either male or female, though Revan is canonically male and follows the game's light-side path. He also has his own Old Republic book in which he is a male human, turned Jedi, and turned ...read more.

Darth Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith, Prodigal Knight, savior of the Republic. All he wanted was to save the galaxy from the threat of the evil Darkness knows as Vitiate/Valkoryon. He almost succeded. He is not really an evil character, not truely. To use the words of one of his former masters, Darth Traya, he was "the heart of the Force".

Even though he's a sith, he's not REALLY a villain. In KOTOR he is the playable character, and Malak is the villain.

He is the most hardcore

12 Grand Admiral Thrawn Grand Admiral Thrawn is a Chiss male from the Star Wars universe. He first appeared in Star Wars Heir to the Empire. Thrawn has more recently appeared in Star Wars Rebels, and also has a novel that was released in April 2017, titled Thrawn. In summer of 2018, Thrawn: Alliances will be released, where ...read more.

Thrawn, in my opinion, could have been what crushed the rebellion if "Space Whales" Hadn't taken Him. He's a great tactician who overcame the Alien Racism of the empire and He's not Evil by the sense of the word, he just works for the "Evil" Empire. His only weakness what not being able to predict obscure things like space whales. He could have bested Emporer Palpatine, Luke, and survive to tell the tale is he needed to.

Should be number 1. He is... he is BEYOND anything I can possibly say. I wish their was someone as smart as him for real. I just... I'm speechless. AND I'M NEVER SPEECHLESS. EVER! I just can't describe his greatness... to try to do so would be shaming him. Nothing is good enough to describe him. NOTHING will ever be.

Once Erased after Disney confirmed that Legends is no longer canon, he has now risen from the ashes once more to take his rightful place as the Grand Master Military Leader he is.

Nice twist to the normal narrative of the super strong bad guy, as he is the villain with little physical power, but great mental ability.

13 Captain Phasma Captain Phasma is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by Gwendoline Christie. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Phasma is the commander of the First Order's force of stormtroopers.

She's so badass! I hope to see an epic showdown between Captain Phasma and Finn!

Phasma is awesome

14 Asajj Ventress Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise during the Clone Wars, appearing in the Clone Wars micro-series, and in The Clone Wars film and television series.

She is awesome because she is a bounty hunter, dark acolyte, nightsister, and former jedi. She can also flirt and fight at the same time.

15 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.
16 The Inquisitor
17 Supreme Leader Snoke Supreme Leader Snoke is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is a CGI character voiced and performed by Andy Serkis.
18 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.

General Hux is a badass Nazi-like leader! He is like the only guy to stand up to a Sith! He takes no from Kylo Ren.

19 Bib Fortuna
20 Greedo Greedo (or Greedo the Young) is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise. He is portrayed by Paul Blake as well as Maria De Aragon in some close-in pickup shots in Star Wars (1977).

I think he got a bad rap. Greedo is an amazing character with a lot of plot relevance and amazing development. Han killing him was just wrong I loved this guy in all the movies he was in and all the comics too. Greedo forever, he was the best in Episodes, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. R.I.P little green buddy R.I.P

21 Darth Traya / Kreia

This character isn't a badass but that doesn't matter. She is a good character with an interesting backstory.

22 Director Orson Krennic As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Orson Krennic is obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project.

My favorite imp.
Menacing
Oppressive
Horrible in a fantastic way

23 Revan
24 Darth Vitiate
25 Savage Opress

About equal to Darth Maul in strength.

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