Fiction The Greatest Silent Characters  

Ranker Characters
2.8k votes 448 voters 22.9k views 36 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?

list ordered by

1
131 51
Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

2
107 47
Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Halloween

3
145 74
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peanuts

4
149 83
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mr. Bean

5
106 61
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

6
94 53
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Disney Cartoons

7
102 61
WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wall-E

8
93 55
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wallace and Gromit

9
76 47
Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Thing Addams Family

10
23 9
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

11
65 57
Dopey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

12
67 61
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

13
64 59
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dumbo

14
61 58
Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peter Pan

15
52 51
Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies

16
19 15
Link is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

17
14 11
Snake-Eyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added G.I. Joe

Commando & Ninja

18
43 49
Mose Schrute is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mose Schrute The Office

19
3 0
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Driving Mr. Pink

20
3 1
Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, I Want a Dog for Christmas

21
3 1
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

22
13 15
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Marvel Comics' Inhumans

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

23
2 1
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

24
2 1
Dino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, I Yabba-Dabba Do!

25
10 13
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added

superhero from the golden age of comics

26
1 1
Death Adder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dimos Dicoudis added

27
28 44
The Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Thin Man Charlie's Angels

28
25 43
Oddjob is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Goldfinger, Bonds Are Forever, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

29
20 42
Ilyn Payne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Game of Thrones

30
17 40
The Haitian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Haitian Heroes

31
18 43
Margaret McPoyle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Margaret McPoyle It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

32
15 44
Brad the Piano Player is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brad the Piano Player Glee

33
2 14
Strongbow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added Strongbow ElfQuest

34
8 38
Guy Blank is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Guy Blank Strangers with Candy

35
5 34
Samantha Morton as Hattie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
looksharp added Samantha Morton as Hattie

36
1 19
Ada is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Carl Joseph Creighton added The Piano