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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154 60
Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Halloween

2
164 75
Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

3
171 86
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peanuts

4
182 97
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mr. Bean

5
132 68
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

6
121 60
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wallace and Gromit

7
107 58
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Disney Cartoons

8
122 71
WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wall-E

9
48 15
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Solomon Frazier added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

10
97 57
Thing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Thing Addams Family

11
43 23
Link is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

12
92 70
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

13
18 3
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Driving Mr. Pink

14
79 65
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dumbo

15
18 4
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

16
74 62
Dopey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

17
16 3
Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, I Want a Dog for Christmas

18
18 6
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

19
65 59
Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies

20
13 4
Doomguy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added

21
13 4
Master Chief is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added Halo Legends

22
69 67
Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peter Pan

23
23 17
Snake-Eyes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added G.I. Joe

Commando & Ninja

24
10 5
Gordon Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added Half-Life, Half-Life

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8 4
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Hayden the Monster Man added The Spy Who Loved Me, Inspector Gadget, Moonraker