Top 5 Star Wars Villains

The Star Wars franchise boasts billions of dollars and has produced some of the most memorable and malicious villains in history. But if you had to narrow it down, who would be the top Star Wars villains?

While many fans debate and disagree on this topic, whether it be a Jedi and a Sith, or Star Wars bounty hunters, here is a breakdown of five of the most villainous Star Wars baddies.

1. Emperor Palpatine

Otherwise known as Darth Sidious, Emperor Palpatine thrived in his villainy by successfully infiltrating the Senate and doing his masterwork from the inside as one of the strongest Sith lords. He was insistent on bringing down the Jedi. Preying on weak but force-powerful Anakin Skywalker, he manipulated Skywalker into using his power to achieve his desires, giving in to his hate, which eventually led to the death of his wife.

Palpatine appeared as the puppetmaster in the latest Star Wars movies, showing he has staying power as one of the greatest villains.

2. Darth Maul

Apprentice of Darth Sidious, Darth Maul is a memorable fighter, with a double lightsaber and strategic and ninja-like moves. Even though he doesn’t seem to be a flamboyant villain, his fighting moves and connection with the force make him a villain worth noting. His battle with Qui-Gon Jinn at the end of The Phantom Menace solidified him as one of the top fighters in Star Wars history. 

Watch The Phantom Menace as one of your weekend activities and revisit this insidious villain.

3. Darth Revan

Darth Revan was a character in the video game Knights of the Old Republic. A Jedi turned Sith Lord, after fighting in a war against the Mandalorians, Revan gathered followers and built a Sith empire declaring war on the Republic. His thirst for power was insatiable, and a Revan lightsaber showcases his descent into darkness.

4. Darth Vadar

Previously known as Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vadar deserves a top spot on the Star Wars villains list for countless reasons.

Once pegged as The Chosen One to bring balance to the force, Darth Vadar embraced the dark side and went on a killing rampage. He oversaw the construction of the Death Star and slew countless Stormtroopers. Driven by hatred and regret, Darth Vadar would stop at nothing to dominate the Galactic Empire.

5. Kylo Ren

Kylo Ren is another well-known Star Wars villain with much complexity. Born Ben Solo, and strong with the force, he assembles The Knights of Ren and becomes an apprentice to Supreme Leader Snoke. He idolized Darth Vadar, has a short-fuse making him extremely dangerous, and shows no mercy when wielding a lightsaber.

Kylo Ren makes this list, due to the heinous move to kill his father and watch him fall into a mine.

Who Are Your Top Star Wars Villains?

These Star Wars villains made their mark on the franchise as unforgettable villains. While there are plenty of villains throughout the story, these are the darkest and most disastrous ones. Who would you put on the Star Wars villain list?

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