Embed from Getty Images Captain Phasma was cool looking, but the reality she did very little to make my list of great Star Wars Villains. Star Wars is well know for the heroes and villains the franchise has put out over the years. Fans argue, they agree, they are passionate. In this opinion piece I will explore my list of great Star Wars villains.
Orson Krennic: Star Wars: Rogue One, portrayed by the great Ben Medelsohn, Krennic was a strong leader who played a huge part in getting the first Death Star built. The prideful, arrogant Orson Krennic, felt overshadowed by Darth Vader and betrayed by Grand Moff Tarkin.
Grand Moff Tarkin: Star Wars: A New Hope/ Rogue One (CGI). portrayed by the late Peter Cuchings, Tarkin was a ruthless leader. Even the CGI form of Tarkin in Star Wars: Rogue One, Grand Moff Tarkin towers over Director Krennic and the brief glimpse we get of Darth Vader.
Darth Vader: Star Wars:Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Rogue One. No greatest Star Wars villain list is, should or would be complete without Vader. He is a villain, you know you should hate but simply can not.
For me the greatest Star Wars villain, is Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine. The man played both sides in order to gain control of the galaxy. In a stunning turn of events, Emperor Palaptine, is seemingly alive and will be in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Making him the landslide greatest Star Wars baddie hands down.
That is my list and I am sticking to it. What’s that you say? No Boba Fett? No re-watching the original trilogy Fett actually did very little and got knock around by a partly blind Han Solo. No Darth Maul? No it was difficult keeping him off the list.
If it makes you feel better I did almost put Jar-Jar Binks on my greatest villain list.