Star Wars fans have long debated who the ultimate villains are in the franchise, but the editorial staff recently came together to discuss and rank them into the top 10.

“For this list, we’re focusing on villains from the Star Wars films and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, ranking them on cool factor, motivation, and evil acts,” says

Below is the rankings:

1. The Emperor / Darth Sidious
2. Darth Vader
3. Grand Moff Tarkin
4. Darth Maul
5. Jabba the Hutt
6. Count Dooku
7. General Grievous
8. Asajj Ventress
9. Nute Gunray
10. General Pong Krell