The Best Once Upon a Time Characters TV Characters

The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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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
    The Evil Queen/Regina Mills

  2. 2
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    most listed
    Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

  3. 3
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    Captain Hook/Killian Jones

  4. 4
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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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    The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

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    Henry

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    Baelfire

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    James - Prince Charming/David Nolan

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    The Adventures of Peter Pan

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    Neal Cassidy

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    Mulan

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    often listed
    Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper

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    Geppetto/Marco

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    Maleficent/TheDragon

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    Widow Lucas/Granny

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    ranked low on reranks & added by dbat55443
    Tinkerbell

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    Princess Aurora

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    Robin Hood

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    Cora

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    Anna

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    Zelena

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    Elsa

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    The Giant

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    Cruella De Vil

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    Ariel

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    Nova/Sister Astrid

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    Ingrid, the Snow Queen

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    Henry/Regina's Father

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    Danie the Stable Boy/Frankenstein's Monster

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    Ruth/James' Mother

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    Blue Fairy/Mother Superior

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    Will Scarlet

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    Dr. Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale

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    Ursula

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    Cinderella/Ashley Boyd

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    Sir Lancelot

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    Grace/Paige

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    Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass

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    Lily

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    Prince Phillip

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    The Apprentice

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    William Smee

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    Gretel/Ava Zimmer

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    Stealthy

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