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 Evil Queen/Regina Mills is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    The Evil Queen/Regina Mills

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    Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Captain Hook/Killian Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Captain Hook/Killian Jones

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    Red Riding Hood/Ruby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Emma Swan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Mad Hatter/Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Hu... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert

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    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanc... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Baelfire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Baelfire

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    Henry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Henry

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    James - Prince Charming/David ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    James - Prince Charming/David Nolan

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    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Neal Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Maleficent/TheDragon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Geppetto/Marco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Tinkerbell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Widow Lucas/Granny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Widow Lucas/Granny

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    Cora is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Cora

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    Zelena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Zelena

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    Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Princess Aurora

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    Anna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Anna

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    Cruella De Vil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Cruella De Vil

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    Elsa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Elsa

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    Ariel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    The Giant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    The Giant

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    Nova/Sister Astrid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Ingrid, the Snow Queen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Ingrid, the Snow Queen

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    Henry/Regina's Father is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Henry/Regina's Father

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    Danie the Stable Boy/Frankenst... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Danie the Stable Boy/Frankenstein's Monster

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    Ursula is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Lily is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Ruth/James' Mother is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Cinderella/Ashley Boyd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Blue Fairy/Mother Superior is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Blue Fairy/Mother Superior

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    Dr. Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Wh... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Sir Lancelot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Sir Lancelot

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    The Apprentice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    The Apprentice

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    Will Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


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    Grace/Paige

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    Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glas... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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    Prince Phillip

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    William Smee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    William Smee

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    Princess Abigail/Kathryn Nolan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters


    Princess Abigail/Kathryn Nolan

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