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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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jason Voorhees Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Snoopy Peanuts

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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean

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Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Maggie Simpson The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Pluto Disney Cartoons

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WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
WALL·E Wall-E

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Michael Myers Halloween

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Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Thing Addams Family

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Gromit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Gromit Wallace and Gromit

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Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Silent Bob Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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Dopey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dopey Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

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

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Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Tinker Bell Peter Pan

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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies

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Link is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Link Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

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Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Solomon Frazier added Tom Cat Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

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Mose Schrute is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mose Schrute The Office

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Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Black Bolt Marvel Comics' Inhumans

He has the ability to talk, but the smallest whisper causes massive destruction.

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Snake-Eyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Snake-Eyes G.I. Joe

Commando & Ninja

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The Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Thin Man Charlie's Angels

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Daredevil

superhero from the golden age of comics

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Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Strongbow ElfQuest

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Ilyn Payne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Ilyn Payne Game of Thrones

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Oddjob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Oddjob Goldfinger, Bonds Are Forever, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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The Haitian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Haitian Heroes

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Margaret McPoyle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Margaret McPoyle It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Brad the Piano Player is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brad the Piano Player Glee

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Guy Blank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Guy Blank Strangers with Candy

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Samantha Morton as Hattie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
looksharp added Samantha Morton as Hattie

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Ada is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Carl Joseph Creighton added Ada The Piano