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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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Michael Myers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Halloween
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Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peanuts
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Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Solomon Frazier added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Mr. Bean
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Gromit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wallace and Gromit
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Jason Voorhees is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons
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WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Wall-E
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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Disney Cartoons
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Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort
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Thing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Thing Addams Family
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Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added Driving Mr. Pink
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Doomguy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added
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Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
comicspies1 added It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, I Want a Dog for Christmas
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Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
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Master Chief is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added Halo Legends
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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Dumbo
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Dopey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
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Snake-Eyes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Brian White added G.I. Joe

Commando & Ninja

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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Harpo Marx Marx Brothers Movies
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Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Peter Pan
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Gordon Freeman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added Half-Life, Half-Life
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Chell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Derick Descoteaux added Half-Life
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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Silent Characters
Hayden the Monster Man added The Spy Who Loved Me, Inspector Gadget, Moonraker