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The Greatest Silent Characters 

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Updated January 9, 2020 5.3k votes 875 voters 34.8k views 47 items

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mr. Bean
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Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Gromit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wallace and Gromit
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WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wall-E
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Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Pluto Disney Cartoons
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Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Thing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Thing Addams Family
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Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
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Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Driving Mr. Pink
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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Dopey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
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Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, I Want a Dog for Christmas
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Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies
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Doomguy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added
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Snake-Eyes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added G.I. Joe

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Commando & Ninja

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Master Chief is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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The Child (Baby Yoda) is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
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Mose Schrute is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mose Schrute The Office
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Kenny McCormick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
weirdfilms11 added South Park, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Powers & Abilities: Immortality

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