Inspired by Sherlock Holmes and legendary military strategists such as Alexander the Great, Grand Admiral Thrawn is the first character on this list to originate from books related to the subject. He also has the distinction of being the first major villain of the post-Return of the Jedi era. The “Thrawn” trilogy of the 1990s remains the most famous book of all, as it rejuvenated the franchise and introduced this tactical genius. While there is some debate among fans about whether Kylo Ren should continue to be considered a true villain after The Rise of Skywalker, his appearance in The Force Awakens is our favorite, and there he is firmly involved in the field of the bad guys.
From the intimidating crossed lightsaber to his chaotic nature, which makes the audience feel that even he doesn't quite know what he's going to do next, Ren's vivid characterization and volatile personality (not to mention Adam Driver's performance) helped make The Force Awakens a worthy successor to the original trilogy. Boba Fett began his career in Star Wars as a mysterious cartoon character in The Star Wars Holiday Special and as a faceless villain in The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, before making the leap to classic Legends books and comics. Now, he returns to the Disney canon for the first time, thanks to The Mandalorian, which gives a new generation of fans every reason to love the iconic bounty hunter. While not the first actor to play Boba Fett, the veteran of the prequel trilogy Temuera Morrison brings newfound charm and power to the legendary bounty hunter, whose armor, propellant backpack and laconic personality made him a breakout star despite his relatively short screen time in the original trilogy.
In The Mandalorian, we can finally see his legendary prowess, since, with no help from anyone, he defeats stormtroopers with his bare hands before even recovering their armor. The story of Boba Fett is almost as long as Star Wars itself, which premiered in 1978, and has since been a fan favorite, living many other lives on the page beyond the movies. He worked for the Empire, joined other bounty hunters and even became the leader of the Mandalorian people. With his return to the Disney canon, he has a whole new future full of adventures that fans are looking forward to, such as The Book of Boba Fett.
While the villain of The Mandalorian hasn't spent as much time on screen as many of the others on this list, he has risen to the top thanks to the strength of his personality. Giancarlo Esposito gives a sinister life even to Moff Gideon's expository dialogue. You might think that hunting the Jedi would be a more dangerous job than any rational person would want, but the Grand Inquisitor makes it look easy. The Grand Inquisitor, leader of the task force created by Darth Vader to pursue Force users who may have a penchant for light, is both powerful and ruthlessly efficient.
Boba Fett may die a little bored in Return of the Jedi, but it has since become very clear that Boba Fett is one of the best and most resilient bounty hunters in the galaxy. He may not be Force-sensitive or use a lightsaber, but Fett is ruthlessly efficient with the weapons at his disposal, and he's also one of the best thinkers in the galaxy. Crosshair acts as the central antagonist of The Bad Batch alongside Tarkin and Rampart and is a villain about whom fans still don't have clear answers, not knowing if he is telling the truth about the elimination of his file or not. General Armitage Hux, of the First Order, had a very inconsistent moment in the sequel trilogy, although he had some great moments, as well as some moments of hilarity.
However, there is no doubt that he has a level of power. From one official to another, director Orson Krennic is the main antagonist of Rogue One and is a pretty good character in a film that has received criticism for its lack of character development. At the time in the chronology when fans know Moff Gideon, there is no doubt that he is in the least powerful position of all the main villains on the Star Wars screen, despite his efforts to regain the power he had years before. As the face of Crimson Dawn, Dryden Vos is one of the most powerful criminals in the galaxy, ruled by Maul, but with an army, unlimited resources and many mercenaries at his disposal.
Jango Fett is a difficult individual to classify in terms of power. He's the tertiary antagonist of Attack Of The Clones and a revered and dreaded bounty hunter in the galaxy, but fans don't see a ton of him. It could be said that the rest of the Inquisitorium, such as the Seventh Sister and the Fifth Brother, could fall behind Moff Gideon (although it would be very close). The Grand Inquisitor, however, is a different case.
Darth Vader is almost universally considered to be the greatest movie villain of all time. It can be safely said that without Vader, there would be no Star Wars franchise. An imposing figure that can intimidate and inspire fear just by entering a room, Vader's deep, resounding voice and the strangulation of the Force are as legendary as the sound of his breath coming out of his black helmet. As a Jedi, Anakin had a supernatural talent, leading Qui-Gon Jinn to proclaim that he was the chosen one who would save the Jedi.
Lee became famous playing iconic antagonists, not to mention Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, whom he had played the year before his first appearance in 2002's Attack of the Clones. Like many of the great villains in Star Wars, Snoke's downfall was ultimately his belief that they couldn't kill him. From Sith lords to crime bosses and bounty hunters, there are several types of Star Wars villains, all with something to offer and all with a level of power. Most of the time, the villains of Star Wars more than comply and are proven to be some of the best and strongest characters in the framework of any movie or television series they find themselves in.
It seems that he cares nothing more than the money and the work at hand, and he completes it with all the necessary means, and he rarely fails, surviving battles with Obi-Wan, Anakin and Ahsoka throughout the Clone War. Presented as the acrobatic and terrifying antagonist in the first and second seasons of the Clone Wars miniseries, she confronts Anakin Skywalker several times during the galactic conflict. Maul's obvious power comes from his lightsabre skills and his sensitivity to the Force, but The Clone Wars and Rebels expand on it greatly. That mentality clashes with that of the Jedi in one of the most dramatic confrontations of The Clone War, in which Maul reveals that he knows that the Empire is coming and that the Jedi arrive too late to stop him.
Jabba had a great influence on the galaxy, particularly in the Outer Rims, and he had great influences both during the Clone Wars and during the Galactic Civil War. Another memorable villain from the Star Wars movies played by another legend of the film industry, Christopher Lee's Count Dooku, was perfect for the English actor. Interstellar gangsters, smiling bureaucrats, corrupt politicians and the avatars of ancient and unknowable evils: you'll never find a hive of garbage and villainy more miserable than the Star Wars universe. While it was easily one of the best parts of The Phantom Menace, it's its development in The Clone Wars that really places it near the top of the list.
Originally introduced in The Force Awakens, Hux personifies the bureaucracy of the First Order and serves as a sign of Star Wars' ability to inject dry humor into unexpected characters. . .