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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
The Evil Queen/Regina Mills

The Best Seasons of Once Upon a Time The Best Bubble Yum Flavors of All Time

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

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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
Red Riding Hood/Ruby

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

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Belle is listed (or ranked) 6 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
Mad Hatter/Jefferson

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Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth

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Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy

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Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

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The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Hu... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert

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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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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Peter Pan The Adventures of Peter Pan

The Best Once Upon a Time Quotes The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mulan

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

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

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Robin Hood

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Maleficent/TheDragon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Maleficent/TheDragon

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

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Widow Lucas/Granny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Widow Lucas/Granny

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Tinkerbell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Tinkerbell

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

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

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

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

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Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Princess Aurora

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

The Best Once Upon A Time Episodes The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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

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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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Henry/Regina's Father is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Henry/Regina's Father

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Nova/Sister Astrid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Nova/Sister Astrid

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Ingrid, the Snow Queen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Ingrid, the Snow Queen

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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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Dr. Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Wh... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Dr. Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale

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Ruth/James' Mother is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Ruth/James' Mother

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Cinderella/Ashley Boyd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Cinderella/Ashley Boyd

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Lily is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Lily

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

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Ursula is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Ursula

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

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

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Grace/Paige is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
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
Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass

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

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Prince Phillip is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Prince Phillip

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Princess Abigail/Kathryn Nolan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Princess Abigail/Kathryn Nolan

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William Smee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
William Smee