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  • Writer's pictureLoren Javier

Happy Revenge Of The Fifth! My 10 favorite Star Wars villains

Since it's May the 5th commonly known as Revenge of the Fifth in Star Wars circles, I thought it would be fun to share my 10 favorite Star Wars villains from favorite to most favorite

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Jabba The Hutt

As a child, I was terrified of Jabba the Hutt, despite his slug like demeanor. George Lucas originally noted Jabba as "the grossest of the slavering hulks." I think they succeeded. Anybody that could freeze Han Solo in carbnite and keep him there as a prize and then enslave Princess Leia is a scum in my book.

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Moff Gideon

Moff Gideon came on the scene, chewing up all the scenery. He knows how to command his troops and he is a shrewd tactician. And, just when we think he has perished in flames, he arises carrying,no less, than the Darksaber of Mandalorian lore. Why and how does he have it? We don't know yet. But, we're sure it only shows the depths in which he will obtain something he wants.

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Grand Moff Tarkin

Grand Moff Tarkin had solidified enough power within the Empire that he didn't seem to be scared of anything. He could stand toe to toe with Darth Vader and often found his use of the Force to display power as annoying cheap theatrics.

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Cad Bane

Cad Bane was one of the fiercest bounty hunters in all the galaxy. Based after Angel Eyes from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, this villain was a gun tottin' western cowboy of sorts. If Duros could be cowboys. Bane had no compunction to kill or even kidnap children. He would be terrifying and intimidating to come across.

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Asajj Ventress

Asajj Ventress was born on Dathomir to the Nightsisters. She has gone through some ups and downs, but she is always a great villain to me. A Dark Jedi assassin, apprentice to Count Dooku, she fought against the Jedi. When she was cast out as an apprentice, she reinvented herself as a bounty hunter.

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Boba Fett

I remember seeing Boba Fett for the first time on screen and being so attracted to his allure. Who was this guy? Where did he come from? What did he look like under the mask? I wanted to know it all. Turned out he was one of the most ruthless bounty hunters around. He may only had a short time on screen, but he made an everlasting impression.

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Kylo Ren

Kylo Ren is different from other Sith. He lets his emotions get to him and he exudes a great deal of anger. The anger makes him reckless which makes him dangerous. Also, he does not look like a monster unlike other villains. I think this makes him even more interesting as he doesn't have to look like a monster to be a monster.

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Darth Maul

While, at first, we only get a small taste of him in The Phantom Menace, we've seen him become an even bigger threat through Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels and Solo: A Star Wars Story. He is not always playing with a full deck which makes his unpredictability even more threatening.

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Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine

The Puppet Master of it all he was as Darth Sidious. Regardless of how you might feel about him, you have to admit that it was pretty impressive to take down the Jedi with their own army and declare himself Emperor of the universe.

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Darth Vader

One of the scariest villains ever is Darth Vader. I remember as a child seeing him invade the Tantive IV. I had never seen anybody like him and I was in awe.He had an armada dressed in white armor making him stand out more and feel more dangerous in his black armor. His presence is unnerving and you have to fear whether he takes his anger out on you and Force chokes you.

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