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

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

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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jason Voorhees Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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

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

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

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

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

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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Michael Myers Halloween

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

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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies

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Dopey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dopey Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Silent Bob Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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

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

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

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

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Ada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Carl Joseph Creighton added Ada The Piano

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

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

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Margaret McPoyle is listed (or ranked) 21 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) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brad the Piano Player Glee

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

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Samantha Morton as Hattie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
looksharp added Samantha Morton as Hattie