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The Famous Star Wars Sith That Hardly Any Fans Picked As Their Favorite

Aside from its epic space battles and intense lightsaber duels, at its core, Star Wars is a tale of good versus evil. Whether it be the Rebellion versus the Galactic Empire, the Republic waging war against the Separatist Alliance, or the Resistance standing up to the First Order, it's tradition for heroes and villains to emerge in their pursuit of victory over one other. More often than not, these stories are told through the eyes of the protagonists, who no matter their official title or faction, tend to align with the moral will and positive attitudes of the Jedi.

At the same time, it's very much worth taking a look at the legacy of Star Wars' evil entities, many of which channel the dark side of the Force as opposed to the light. Such iconic Sith as Darth Vader (James Earl Jones/David Prowse) and Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) were so good at being bad that they've actually become cool in the eyes of fans everywhere. That phenomenon isn't exclusive to original trilogy antagonists either, as the likes of Count Dooku (Sir Christopher Lee), Darth Maul (Ray Park), and unofficial Sith Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) have cultivated their own massive fanbases through their dastardly deeds.

Be that as it may, not every Sith has achieved such admiration from the Star Wars fandom. There's one name, in particular, that doesn't quite measure up according to the masses.

Snoke doesn't reign supreme this time around

On the topic of Star Wars fans' favorite Sith, Looper recently ran a poll asking individuals from across the United States for their picks. Unsurprisingly, Darth Vader swept the competition and took home 57.77% of the vote, followed by Darth Maul with a distant 17.99%. Then came Count Dooku at 5.87%, trailed by Darth Sidious who secured 5.49%, and write-in ballots accounted for 4.73%. Rounding out the final two spots were Revan with 4.17% and finally Snoke (Andy Serkis) who only garnered 3.98% of the 528 total responses.

Comparatively, it's plain to see why the First Order's Supreme Leader wound up in last place. Introduced in The Force Awakens only to be killed off in its sequel, The Last Jedi, viewers didn't spend a lot of time with the mysterious Force user. Not to mention, the Rise of Skywalker's reveal that he was a failed clone of Emperor Palpatine further solidified his irrelevance to the Star Wars canon. In fact, Snoke isn't even officially recognized as a Sith, despite indirectly spawning from one and utilizing their abilities such as Force lightning.

At the end of the day, everyone has their preferences when it comes to the Star Wars galaxy. Debates will rage on for years to come over which trilogy, lightsaber color, planet, and more are the best of the bunch. Based on the data here, it stands to reason that Supreme Leader Snoke will be a footnote at most in conversations concerning fan-favorite Sith Lords.