The Most Hated Star Wars Villains

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The biggest villains in the Star Wars galaxy are truly among the top scum of the universe. This list of all villains from Star Wars and images of the Star Wars enemy gallery. Of all the Star Wars supervillains names listed here, it is difficult to say who we hated the most. If you can figure that out, make a new list of your favorite Star Wars villains and publish the list for everyone else to see.

Who are the baddest Star Wars bad guys? The scheming Emperor Palpatine? His half-machine apprentice, Darth Vader? Conflicted newcomer Kylo Ren? What about all the Stormtroopers with terrible aim?

You can vote now on the biggest villains in the Star Wars movies and before you ask, yes, Jar Jar Binks is an enemy of EVERYONE. Who are your favorite bad guys in Star Wars?

Most divisive: Captain Phasma
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  • Palpatine
    4,212 votes

    The mastermind behind the rise of the Empire, Palpatine's cunning and manipulation make him a formidable villain. With his dark powers and ability to control others, he orchestrates events that lead to the downfall of the Jedi Order. His charismatic presence and hidden agenda keep fans on the edge of their seats, wondering what his next move will be.

  • Darth Vader
    4,266 votes

    The iconic Sith Lord, Darth Vader strikes fear into the hearts of both rebels and Imperials alike. With his imposing black armor and deep voice, he is a symbol of power and authority. Beneath his intimidating exterior lies a tragic figure struggling with inner conflict, making him a complex character that fans can't help but be drawn to.

  • Darth Maul
    3,520 votes

    Known for his menacing appearance and double-bladed lightsaber, Darth Maul is a force to be reckoned with. His acrobatic fighting style combined with his relentless pursuit of power make him an unforgettable antagonist. Despite limited screen time in the movies, Maul's impact on fans is undeniable.

  • Wilhuff Tarkin
    2,531 votes

    As one of the key architects of the Death Star, Grand Moff Tarkin embodies ruthless ambition and unwavering loyalty to the Empire. His cold demeanor and calculated decisions make him a chilling adversary for our heroes. Fans are captivated by Tarkin's strategic mind and willingness to do whatever it takes to maintain control.

  • Count Dooku
    2,797 votes

    A former Jedi turned Sith Lord, Count Dooku exudes elegance and sophistication while embracing the dark side of the Force. With his mastery of lightsaber combat and telekinetic abilities, he poses a significant threat to our heroes' quest for peace in the galaxy. Fans appreciate Dooku's complexity as he balances between being an enigmatic mentor figure and a deadly enemy.

  • General Grievous
    3,263 votes

    This cyborg general commands armies with ruthless efficiency while showcasing his deadly skills with four lightsabers. Grievous's mechanical enhancements and relentless pursuit of Jedi make him a formidable villain. Fans are enthralled by his unique design and the mystery surrounding his past.