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The Greatest Silent Characters

Updated September 22, 2021 7.1k votes 1.1k voters 44k views46 items

List RulesVote up the characters who never speak or speak so rarely that their silence is effectively one of their defining characteristics.

Some fictional characters are overly chatty. However, there are the rare few characters who pretty much never speak 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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  • 1

    Mr. Bean

    Mr. Bean
    346
    154
  • 2
    Solomon Frazier added

    Tom Cat

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
    179
    58
  • 3

    Snoopy

    Peanuts
    288
    126
  • 4
    comicspies1 added

    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
    128
    34
  • 5

    Michael Myers

    Halloween
    246
    117

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman strength

  • 6
    comicspies1 added

    Pink Panther

    Driving Mr. Pink
    128
    39
  • 7

    WALL·E

    Wall-E
    219
    111
  • 8

    Gromit

    Wallace and Gromit
    203
    101
  • 9

    Jason Voorhees

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    237
    128

    Powers & AbilitiesHealing factor, Superhuman strength

  • 10

    Maggie Simpson

    The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons
    201
    102
  • 11
    comicspies1 added

    Jerry Mouse

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
    106
    35
  • 12

    Pluto

    Disney Cartoons
    162
    78
  • 13
    comicspies1 added

    Woodstock

    It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown
    92
    30
  • 14

    Grogu (The Child)

    The Mandalorian
    81
    24

    Powers & AbilitiesThe Force

  • 15

    Thing

    Addams Family
    147
    83
  • 16

    Dopey

    Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
    120
    82
  • 17

    Silent Bob

    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    143
    116
  • 18

    Dumbo

    Dumbo
    115
    90

    Powers & AbilitiesFlight

  • 19
    Derick Descoteaux added

    Doomguy

    72
    48
  • 20
    weirdfilms11 added

    Kenny McCormick

    South Park, South Park: Bigger
    54
    30

    Powers & AbilitiesImmortality

  • 21

    Tinker Bell

    Peter Pan
    111
    93

    Powers & AbilitiesFlight, Pixie dust

  • 22
    Brian White added

    Snake-Eyes

    G.I. Joe
    70
    51

    Powers & AbilitiesCommando & Ninja

    Commando & Ninja

  • 23

    Harpo Marx

    Marx Brothers Movies
    88
    79
  • 24
    Hayden the Monster Man added

    Jaws

    The Spy Who Loved Me, Inspector Gadget
    51
    39

    Powers & AbilitiesHand-to-hand combat, Nigh-invulnerability

  • 25
    Derick Descoteaux added

    Master Chief

    Halo Legends
    67
    58

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman strength