fiction The Greatest Silent Characters  

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Some fictional characters are overly chatty. However, there are the rare few characters who never speak a word out loud. The reasons for these characters' silence differs tremendously. Sometimes the character is just an introspective person, such as Silent Bob. Sometimes the character doesn’t even have the ability to speak, such as animals like Snoopy, Gromit, and Pluto.

Often a character’s silence is used as a comedic device. Harpo was the Marx brother famous for his mute reactions. Mr. Bean’s inability to talk is another example of silence used for humor, often stemming from misunderstandings. However, a lot of these characters use their silence for menacing purposes, as with Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Ilyn Payne.

Just because a character is silent doesn’t mean they’re dumb or don’t have anything to say. These silent fictional characters prove that. Who are your favorite characters who never speaks?

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Mr. Bean


Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Appears In: Mr. Bean

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#18 on The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

#27 on The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Maggie Simpson


Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Appears In: The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

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#65 on The Funniest Characters Currently on TV

#4 on The Greatest Youngest Children in TV History

#3 on The Best Female Characters On "The Simpsons"

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WALL·E


WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Appears In: Wall-E

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#7 on The Greatest Robots of All Time

#7 on The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters

#7 on The Greatest Android Characters in Film

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