The Best Once Upon a Time Characters TV Characters
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The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

List Criteria: Do not split Fairy Tale and Storybrooke identities. Please do not re-add characters already listed.

The best Once Upon a Time characters are those who, week after week, capture our imaginations and intrigue us as we watch this great show on ABC. This is a show filled with rich characters that you love - or love to hate. Who is your favorite character on Once Upon a Time? Vote them up, and vote down any OUAT characters you just don't like, for whatever reason. You can also rerank this list of characters in any order you want.

Since its debut in October of 2011, ABC's Once Upon a Time has consistently ranked among the best TV shows currently on the air, thanks in large part to this drama's outstanding cast list. From Jennifer Morrison's Emma Swan and Ginnifer Goodwin's Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard to Robert Carlyle's Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold and Lana Parrilla's The Evil Queen/Regina Mills, these characters are memorable, maddening (at times) and certainly worthy of a spot on this list.

If you love Once Upon a Time, you might also want to check out and vote on this list of which Storybrooke character should appear on the show next. And, if you believe Once Upon a Time is one of the best shows ever, consider voting for it on this list of the best current dramatic TV shows.
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    the people's #1 & most listed The Evil Queen/Regina Mills

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    Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

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    Captain Hook/Killian Jones

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    Red Riding Hood/Ruby

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    Emma Swan

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    Mad Hatter/Jefferson

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    Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy

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    Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth

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    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper

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    James - Prince Charming/David Nolan

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Neal Cassidy

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    Mulan

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Princess Aurora

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    Geppetto/Marco

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    Henry

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    The Giant

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    Cora

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    Widow Lucas/Granny

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    Dr. Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale

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    Maleficent/TheDragon

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    Henry/Regina's Father

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    Danie the Stable Boy/Frankenstein's Monster

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    ranked low on reranks & added by dbat55443 Tinkerbell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cinderella/Ashley Boyd

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    Ruth/James' Mother

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    Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass

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    Grace/Paige

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    Sir Lancelot

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    Prince Phillip

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    William Smee

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    The Blind Witch/Miss Ginger

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    Sneezy/Tom Clark

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    Doc

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    Peter

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    The Woodcutter/Michael Tillman

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    Happy

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    Princess Abigail/Kathryn Nolan

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    Hansel/Nicholas Zimmer

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    Dopey

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    Milah

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