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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129 57
Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Halloween

2
144 69
Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

3
156 80
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peanuts

4
167 90
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mr. Bean

5
109 58
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wallace and Gromit

6
117 65
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

7
99 56
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Disney Cartoons

8
111 67
WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wall-E

9
91 52
Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Thing Addams Family

10
35 13
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Solomon Frazier added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

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81 65
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

12
71 62
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dumbo

13
70 61
Dopey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

14
30 20
Link is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

15
61 56
Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies

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12 2
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

17
10 2
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Driving Mr. Pink

18
64 65
Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peter Pan

19
9 2
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

20
10 5
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

21
7 2
Doomguy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added

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18 16
Snake-Eyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added G.I. Joe

Commando & Ninja

23
48 53
Mose Schrute is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mose Schrute The Office

24
5 2
Master Chief is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added Halo Legends

25
5 3
Chell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added Half-Life