Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Villain?

First of all, I would like to congratulate Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan for their beautiful wedding and celebration. It was absolutely stunning and the parade, the Royal Cavalry, all of it was utterly magical to witness. I’m so happy for them and I hope they have an absolutely beautiful time together for the rest of their days. Okay, now to the post at hand. 🙂

Throughout my time having this blog I have written my opinions on movies, the characters within those films, and just random awesome stuff in general but now the conversation comes to you, my dear readers. You have been such wonderful supporters of my blog and fellow movie fans that I can’t help but bring all of you into the fold and ask your opinions of what you think of these films as well. So today I’m asking you who is your favorite Star Wars villain? Here is the list.

The Classic Darth Vader

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Darth Vader is undoubtedly one of the most iconic villains of all time for his simple awesomeness. He’s frightening, menacing, the perfect main antagonist for the original trilogy, and incredibly memorable. You don’t even have to know what Star Wars is to know Darth Vader. He’s the bar that has been set for all future and current villains and there still hasn’t been a Star Wars villain as impeccably crafted and unique as this character.

Emperor Palpatine

Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious

When you think of horror and Star Wars my mind immediately thinks of Palpatine. Darth Sidious’s crafty plan for galactic domination was terrifying to witness as he wiped out nearly the entire Jedi Order and ruled the galaxy with an iron grip for decades. He’s definitely, in my opinion, the scariest villain in Star Wars.

Darth Maul

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Darth Maul had a limited role but when he was in The Phantom Menace he really placed his stamp on the Star Wars trilogy. He truly was one of the coolest characters to ever appear in the franchise and it’s too bad he couldn’t be utilized more into the trilogy.

Count Dooku

Count Dooku

Count Dooku isn’t one of the most memorable villains in Star Wars but he does have a certain coolness about him. Unlike the other dark lords he’s a lot more political in his thinking and he’s much more reserved. He isn’t as animated as Darth Sidious and he’s not as chill but terrifying as Darth Vader. He kind of sits in the middle of that dynamic and he could’ve been really awesome if the prequels had been written better.

General Grievous

General Grievous

I understand the concept behind General Grievous that George Lucas was trying to make. This was basically going to be Darth Vader 2.0 as he introduced this character whose only humanoid remains were some organs trapped within this robotic form. Unfortunately, like most of the ideas in the prequels, General Grievous wasn’t that great but he’s still a decent and memorable Star Wars villain.

Kylo Ren

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Kylo Ren didn’t really come into his own until The Last Jedi but when he arrived he arrived with a bang. Not only did this trilogy give us a memorable villain that was worth getting excited about but they also made a character that isn’t just a one-dimensional villain. He has layers, he has depth, and he has a compelling storyline that has made the current trilogy all the more exciting.

Director Orson Krennic

Director Orson Krennic

Krennic was the main antagonist in Rogue One and while he had exceptional flair that hasn’t been seen in the Empire before he also possessed a ruthless cunning that helped make him such an interesting villain in Star Wars.

Captain Phasma

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Phasma is not only one of the coolest characters in Star Wars but she has set the bar incredibly high for female villains moving forward because of how cool she was. She had one of the smallest roles of any major Star Wars character but that didn’t matter, for her chrome armor and perfectly clipped voice accelerated her into the top of Star Wars fanhood with ease. She’s undoubtedly the coolest stormtrooper ever created and undoubtedly one of the most awesome Star Wars characters.

So, this is the list of villains you’ll have to choose from. As you’ve probably noticed from my blog my favorite villain is Kylo Ren because of his complexity. I would love to hear your contributions in the comments below and I can’t wait to hear who your favorite villains are.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

20 thoughts on “Who’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Villain?”

  1. I actually find Darth Vader to be a complex villain even though the prequel trilogy neutralized him as a dumb character in many ways. If George Lucas had worked on the prequel characterization of Anakin Skywalker to be more political where he actually believes with proper evidences which is wrong and which is right in a believable manner based on ideologies rather not emotional blackmail on false presumptions. In Empire and Return of the Jedi, we see him the conflict inside his mind. The psychology warfare which he battles all through out the movie is exceptional.

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    1. Wow, that’s deep. I’ve never really thought of Darth Vader in that sort of light before. Thanks for contributing to the post and that’s an awesome choice.

      I’m really hoping for a Darth Vader standalone film in the near future because I think LucasFilm could make a really compelling story out of the incredible and iconic villain. 🙂

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      1. A standalone movie based on Darth Vader would be really good! Not only as a compelling villain but also if possible the people at LucasFilm can add another dimension where he feels what is right or wrong in a particular situation based on the decisions by the Empire. His distrust and disgust over the empire would make a compelling story.

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  2. And also Shiv Palpatine working behind the curtains of all the failures and manipulation, which Vader senses but cannot do anything even with all the power he has and including his weakness of adapting the bionic arms and legs. Rather more grounded Vader would be awesome.

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      1. That was awesome fellow ‘Star Wars’ fan. 🙂 I loved your in-depth take on Luke’s arc in ‘A New Hope’. But here’s my question for you. How would you compare his arc throughout the original trilogy to his final arc in ‘The Last Jedi’?

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  3. Luke Skywalker’s character arc was fitting to the story-line in ‘The Last Jedi’ but could have been much better and expecting more on the mold of Obi Wan Kenobi in New Hope. But, rather he was cynical and arrogant initially. At times, you will lose respect for the character Luke which we have all seen to grow up to be a wise Jedi Master. Maybe the filmmakers did not try to be repetitive but still as a fan of Master Luke, he would have wanted to be like Obi Wan Kenobi, maybe much more wiser. He is a person who will never run away from the society, he will always be there to guide and help people. He thinks for others and not abandon anyone. But, in the sequel trilogy, he abandons his friends, his sister and everything and the galaxy needed him the most which in the movie raised by Daisy Ridley’s character Ray which I do believe was very bad screenwriting. The screenwriters should have made a better writing to Luke’s arc but unfortunately it is not possible to retcon anymore. Even if he did abandon, there must be a side task he should be doing, maybe trying out to be more powerful or raising an army of Grey Jedi would have been believable. Luke is a fascinating character but destroyed by the new filmmakers. Mark Hamill was right when he said to Rian Johnson that he completely disagrees about the character of Luke’s arc in Last Jedi.

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    1. I totally agree with you. I think J.J Abrams was taking the trilogy in the right direction with Luke’s story because when Rey finds him on Ahch-To there’s just something so epic when he turns around and sees her for the first time. The stare that is shared between them is just…I’m getting chills just thinking about it. Rian Johnson had to figure out why Luke had secluded himself on that island and I liked his idea that Luke placed himself in exile because he thought he was bringing more pain to the galaxy than helping it. So in a way, in his mind, he was saving the galaxy just like when he blew up the Death Star all those years ago. It was just in a less heroic fashion. I didn’t like, however, how he wrote Luke as dispirited, grumpy, and hopeless. Luke should’ve retained that wise Jedi-aura he possessed in ‘The Last Jedi’, except even wiser. But, oh well. *shrug*

      His final heroic act to save the Resistance was still pretty awesome though. 🙂

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  4. Exactly. The ending in the Force Awakens is perfect fit to the first episode of the sequel trilogy and Luke’s staring at Rey is a wonderful but the screenwriters could have build up something better. The character arc could have been much better. He is a person who will not sit through a long time if terror is going around the galaxy. He has his feelings for people.

    Yes, if more of a wiser Jedi would have been an way to make the character more believable. The heroic act in the end was awesome without and it has so much dynamism and experience in Luke’s eye and body language.

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