24 Of The Most Powerful Star Wars Villains The Dark Side Has To Offer

The Universe is sprawling with an enormous amount of dark Star Wars Villains, some that exude evil. If you’re a returning fan or someone only just entering the world of Star Wars, most characters may be left forgotten. We’ve got a bunch of Villains lined up to talk about how they thrive in the force-abundant world of Star Wars.

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    Cad Bane

    He is a skilled and ruthless bounty hunter who first appeared in the animated TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. He is often hired by various clients to capture or assassinate targets, and he has a reputation for completing his missions at all costs, even if it means betraying his employers.

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    Darth Bane

    Darth Bane is known for being the “founder” of the Sith Rule of Two. He was the first Sith Lord to adhere to this rule and trained several apprentices, including Darth Zannah. Bane died in battle with the Jedi, but his legacy continued through the Sith Order he founded.

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    He is a member of the Trandoshan species and is known for his ruthless nature and skill in hunting down his targets. Bossk first appeared in the original Star Wars trilogy as one of the bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader to track down the Millennium Falcon. He also appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where he was shown to have a history of working with other bounty hunters, including Boba Fett.

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    Count Dooku

    He was a Jedi Master who became disillusioned with the Jedi Order and eventually became a Sith Lord, serving as the apprentice of Darth Sidious. Dooku played a significant role in the Clone Wars, leading the Separatist movement against the Galactic Republic. Dooku is known for his mastery of the lightsaber and his political cunning. (He was also known as Darth Tyranus).

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    Boba Fett

    He is a notorious bounty hunter known for his distinctive armour, helmet, and weaponry, as well as his stoic demeanour and impressive tracking abilities. He was hired by the Galactic Empire and worked for Jabba the Hutt before meeting his apparent demise in “Return of the Jedi.”

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    Jango Fett

    He was a notorious bounty hunter and mercenary, known for his exceptional skills in combat and marksmanship. Jango was a Mandalorian. He was hired by Darth Tyranus to be the template for the clone army that would later be used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. His most famous cline was another feared bounty hunter: Boba Fett.

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    Moff Gideon

    He is a high-ranking member of the Imperial remnant and is determined to capture the series’ titular character, the Mandalorian, in order to obtain the valuable asset he is protecting: a young Force-sensitive child known as “The Child” or “Baby Yoda”. Moff Gideon is shown to be a ruthless and cunning strategist, willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals, including deploying stormtroopers and a variety of other resources to track down and capture his targets.

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    General Grevious

    He is a cyborg and a skilled warrior who served as the Supreme Commander of the Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. He was originally a Kaleesh warrior named Qymaen jai Sheelal, but after a series of injuries sustained during the Huk War, he was reconstructed as a cyborg by the InterGalactic Banking Clan.

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    Jabba The Hutt

    He is a large, slug-like creature and a notorious crime lord in the galaxy. Jabba is depicted as a powerful and ruthless figure, with a penchant for violence, bribery, and enslavement. He resides on his home planet of Tatooine and is often surrounded by his entourage of loyal henchmen and slaves.

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    General Armitage Hux

    He is a ruthless and ambitious military leader who is fiercely loyal to Supreme Leader Snoke and later, Kylo Ren. He is the commander of the Starkiller Base, a massive superweapon capable of destroying entire planets, and plays a key role in the First Order’s efforts to defeat the Resistance and establish control over the galaxy. Despite his success on the battlefield, Hux is shown to be deeply insecure and prone to angry outbursts when his authority is challenged.

    The Grand Inquisitor

    The Grand Inquisitor is a Pau’an and a former Jedi Temple Guard who later joined the Sith and became an agent of the Galactic Empire. He is tasked with hunting down and capturing any remaining Jedi after the fall of the Jedi Order. The Grand Inquisitor is a skilled fighter and is particularly adept at lightsaber combat.

    Darth Maul

    He first appeared in the 1999 film “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” as the apprentice of the Sith Lord, Darth Sidious. Maul is a Dathomirian Zabrak and is known for his menacing appearance, including his red and black facial tattoos and his double-bladed lightsaber.

    Darth Nihilus

    He was a member of the Sith Order who was corrupted by the dark side of the Force and became a powerful and terrifying force user. Nihilus was unique in that he had the ability to consume the Force energy of living beings, leaving them as empty husks. This ability allowed him to become an incredibly powerful force user, but also made him unstable and reliant on constantly feeding on the Force.

    Captain Phasma

    She is a female stormtrooper who serves as a high-ranking officer in the First Order, a military organization formed from the remnants of the Galactic Empire. Phasma is known for her distinctive silver armour and strict adherence to First Order protocol, as well as her ruthless and efficient leadership style. She is initially tasked with hunting down the film’s protagonist, Finn, who defects from the First Order and joins the Resistance, but she is ultimately bested in combat and thrown into a trash compactor by Finn and his allies

    Darth Plagueis

    He is a Sith Lord who is known for his immense power in the dark side of the Force, as well as his ability to manipulate midi-chlorins to create life and cheat death. Plagueis takes Darth Sidious as his apprentice and teaches him the ways of the dark side, but Sidious eventually betrays and kills him in his sleep, taking his place as the new Sith Lord.

    Kylo Ren

    He is the main antagonist of the sequel trilogy and a member of the Knights of Ren, a group of dark-side warriors. Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, and his birth name is Ben Solo. He is trained in the ways of the Force by his uncle, Luke Skywalker, but turns to the dark side and becomes a follower of Supreme Leader Snoke. Kylo Ren is known for his signature crossguard lightsaber, his unstable personality, and his internal struggle between the light and dark sides of the Force.

    Darth Revan

    He was a Jedi Knight who fell to the dark side of the Force and became a Sith Lord. Revan was known for his tactical genius and leadership abilities, and he was a key figure in the Mandalorian Wars. He eventually returned to the light side of the Force and played a pivotal role in defeating the Sith Empire.

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    Darth Sidious

    He is the main antagonist of the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy and is the Sith Lord who manipulates the events leading up to the fall of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. Sidious is known for his immense power in the dark side of the Force, as well as his cunning and manipulative nature. He is a skilled politician and strategist, and uses his position as Senator and later Chancellor of the Republic to gain power and influence. Sidious takes Anakin Skywalker as his apprentice, turning him to the dark side and leading to his transformation into Darth Vader. He is also the mastermind behind the creation of the Clone Wars and the extermination of the Jedi Order.

    Supreme Leader Snoke

    He is a mysterious figure who is highly skilled in the dark side of the Force, and he serves as the master to Kylo Ren, one of the trilogy’s main villains. Snoke is shown to be physically scarred and disfigured, and he projects a powerful and intimidating presence, making him a feared and respected figure among the First Order’s ranks. However, his true origins and motivations are shrouded in mystery, and he is ultimately revealed to be a puppet created by Emperor Palpatine to manipulate and control the First Order.

    Grand Moff Tarkin

    Tarkin is the commander of the Death Star, a massive superweapon capable of destroying entire planets, and he plays a key role in the Empire’s efforts to defeat the Rebel Alliance and establish control over the galaxy. Tarkin is shown to be a cunning and calculating strategist who is willing to take extreme measures to achieve his goals, including the use of the Death Star to destroy the planet Alderaan as a show of force. Despite his success on the battlefield, Tarkin meets his demise in the original Star Wars film, A New Hope, when the Rebel Alliance launches a successful attack on the Death Star, causing it to explode with Tarkin aboard.

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    Darth Vader

    He is one of the most iconic villains in cinema history and one of the central characters of the original trilogy. Darth Vader is a Sith Lord who serves as the right-hand man of Emperor Palpatine, the ruler of the Galactic Empire. He is known for his distinctive black armour and mask, his intimidating presence, and his exceptional skills as a warrior and a user of the dark side of the Force. Darth Vader is also characterized by his tragic backstory as Anakin Skywalker, a former Jedi Knight who turned to the dark side and became Darth Vader after succumbing to fear, anger and despair.

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    Asajj Ventress

    She is a Dathomirian assassin and a former Sith apprentice who becomes a key player in the Clone Wars, a conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Asajj is known for her exceptional skills as a warrior and her strong connection to the dark side of the Force, as well as her fierce independence and her ruthless tactics in battle. She is also characterized by her tragic backstory as a survivor of the brutal Nightsisters clan and her subsequent betrayal by her Sith master, Count Dooku. Asajj becomes a formidable opponent of the Jedi Order and the Republic, but she also forms unexpected alliances with characters such as Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos and bounty hunter Boba Fett.

    Dryden Vos

    Vos is a ruthless and charismatic crime lord who leads the Crimson Dawn, a powerful criminal syndicate operating in the galaxy. He is a collector of rare and valuable items, and he hires Han Solo, and his crew to steal a shipment of valuable coaxium fuel for him. However, Vos is shown to be highly unpredictable, and he betrays and double-crosses his allies and enemies alike, making him a dangerous and unpredictable figure.

    Darth Zannah

    She is a female Sith Lord and the apprentice of Darth Bane, who she later kills in accordance with the Sith’s Rule of Two. Zannah is known for her mastery of Sith magic, including the ability to create illusions and control the minds of others. She is also a skilled lightsaber duelist and assassin and is feared throughout the galaxy for her ruthlessness and cunning.

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    Other things you might want to know about:

    Who is the most popular Star Wars villain?

    According to www.cbr.com, here are the top 10 most popular Star Wars Villains:

    1. Darth Vader
    2. Palpatine 
    3. Darth Maul
    4. Count Dooku
    5. General Grievous
    6. Boba Fett
    7. Kylo Ren
    8. Jabba The Hutt
    9. Jango Fett
    10. Krennic

    Who are the most evil villains in Star Wars?

    According to www.denofgeek.com, here are the top 15 most evil Villains in Star Wars:

    1. Palpatine
    2. Darth Vader
    3. Grand Moff Tarkin
    4. Grand Admiral Thrawn
    5. Grand Inquisitor
    6. Luminya
    7. Ysanne Isard
    8. Rae Sloane
    9. Carnonr Jax
    10. Moff Gideon
    11. Krennic
    12. Cylo
    13. Natasi Daala
    14. Dedra Meero
    15. Crosshair

    Who is the top Sith?

    According to collider.com, here are 10 of the most powerful Sith:

    • Darth Sidious
    • Darth Vitate
    • Darth Plageuis
    • Darth Nihilus
    • Darth Revan
    • Exar Kun
    • Darth Caedus
    • Darth Bane
    • Darth Sion
    • Darth Vader

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