fiction The Greatest Silent Characters  

Ranker Characters
1.3k votes 210 voters 16.8k views 23 items Embed

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?

1
87 29
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Snoopy Peanuts

2
80 29
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean

3
60 21
Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Maggie Simpson The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

4
56 22
WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
WALL·E Wall-E

5
54 25
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Pluto Disney Cartoons

6
53 26
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Gromit Wallace and Gromit

7
43 22
Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jason Voorhees Texas Chainsaw Massacre

8
37 19
Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Thing Addams Family

9
40 26
Dopey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dopey Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

10
39 27
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dumbo Dumbo

11
40 30
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Silent Bob Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

12
34 27
Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Tinker Bell Peter Pan

All Members of House Arryn

13
32 25
Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies

14
30 26
Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Michael Myers Halloween

15
24 23
Mose Schrute is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mose Schrute The Office

16
19 21
The Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Thin Man Charlie's Angels

17
14 22
Oddjob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Oddjob Goldfinger, Bonds Are Forever, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

18
12 20
Ilyn Payne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Ilyn Payne Game of Thrones

19
10 19
The Haitian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Haitian Heroes

20
11 21
Margaret McPoyle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Margaret McPoyle It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

21
10 21
Brad the Piano Player is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brad the Piano Player Glee

22
3 15
Samantha Morton as Hattie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
looksharp added Samantha Morton as Hattie

23
5 21
Guy Blank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Guy Blank Strangers with Candy