Best Star Wars Villains: Ranked

Star Wars has gathered a truly great group of villains over the decades. I’ve always personally been drawn to the bad guys in Star Wars. They were always really strong, had the best ships and weapons, and looked the coolest! Here is my personal ranking of the top 10 best Villains in the Star Wars universe.

10. Dryden Vos

Dryden Vos was the leader of the crime Syndicate, Crimson Dawn. He was a very intimidating character who was feared through the galaxy. I thought of him as a cooler Jaba the Hutt who can actually handle his own while fighting.

9. Grand Inquisitor

The Grand Inquisitor was given the job of hunting down any surviving Jedi’s. He was a very intimidating character and excelled in saber combat. In what will be a common theme on this list, he had a really unique and cool weapon. The bad guys always seem to get the best toys.

8. Darth Maul

Darth Maul was the secret Sith appretace in the Phantom Menace, and is the easily the highlight of the film. His appearance is uniquely evil and feral. With just one look, you know you don’t want to mess with him. His double-lightsaber staff is one of the most unique weapons in the entire saga. It’s easy to understand why Lucasfilm would bring him back from beyond the grave.

7. Boba Fett

Boba Fett was only screen for a few minutes in the series, yet he has won over a legion of fans. The bounty hunter has a reputation of disintegrations and wears the coolest looking Mandalorian armor. Plus he has one of the more unique ships in all of the films.

6. Supreme Leader Snoke

Snoke is the Supreme leader of the First Order. Little is known about his background, but he is one of the most powerful force users seen on screen. He was able to connect Rey and Ben across the Universe.

5. Asajj Ventress

The Nightsisters were terrifying, and none more so than assassin Asajj Ventress. She wished to become a legit Sith, but was unable to do so. Her interesting story takes her from the light side to the dark, and back to the light again.

4. Darth Sidious

The Emperor of the Galactic Empire himself. A cunning politician, he created the Galactic Empire out of Republic and put himself in charge. He even resurrected the Sith after years of hiding in the shadows. Darth Sidious was responsible for turning Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side. One of the only characters that can use Force Lightning.

3. General Grievous

General Grievous was a ruthless leader of the Separatists and a hunter of Jedi’s. He was both incredibly scary and really cool looking. He could hold his own against the Jedi and could wield 4 lightsabers simultaneously!

2. Kylo Ren

While some people are put off by Ben Solo’s teenage theatrics, he is one of Star Wars more layered characters. He is the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, making him Darth Vader’s grandson. He killed his father but was unable to pull the trigger and fire upon his mother. His connection to Rey is complicated and will hopefully become clear with Episode IX.

1. Darth Vader

There has never been a villain in so ingrained in pop culture as Darth Vader. Everyone knows his signature breathing, theme song, and iconic helmet. Darth Vader is Darth Sidious’ championed apprentice and the most feared creature in the galaxy. He is the natural #1 on this list.

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