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The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

List Criteria: Only characters from the Lord of the Rings books and films.

The best characters from The Lord of the Rings universe including all book and movie versions. These are all the best Lord of the Rings characters, here for you to vote on and add to. Some of the best characters in literature and cinema have come from the adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books, and now you can vote on the top LOTR characters of all time.

The best LOTR characters are a mix of heroic warriors, tragic heroes, and classic villains all brought together in a classic quest for power and the struggle that ensues as good seeks to triumph over evil. Whether you're a fan of the J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" series or a new fan of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy or the newer The Hobbit films, this is the place to voice your opinion on who you think the greatest Lord of the Rings characters are.

Make sure to upvote your favorite Lord of the Rings characters, and add any of the greatest LOTR characters that we might have missed.

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    the people's #1 & most listed Ian McKellen

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    Viggo Mortensen

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    Orlando Bloom

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    Sean Astin

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    John Rhys-Davies

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    Ian Holm

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    Sean Bean

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    Billy Boyd

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    David Wenham

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    Andy Serkis

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    Dominic Monaghan

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    Cate Blanchett

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    Hugo Weaving

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    Elijah Wood

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    Richard Armitage

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    John Rhys-Davies

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    Karl Urban

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    Bernard Hill

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    Christopher Lee

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    Liv Tyler

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    Miranda Otto

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    Sala Baker

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    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Craig Parker

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Bombadil N/A

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    Andy Serkis

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    Balrog N/A

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    added by wiabux Sylvester McCoy

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    Marton Csokas

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    added by Charley Feldman Luke Evans

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    Tauriel

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Noble

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    Aidan Turner

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Charley Feldman Lee Pace

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Shelob N/A

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    added by Charley Feldman Gwaihir

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    Beleg

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    James Nesbitt

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    Dean O'Gorman

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    Manwë

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    new! Ken Stott

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    Eärendil

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    Graham McTavish

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    added by Charley Feldman Barry Humphries

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    Yavanna

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    Bill the Pony

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    Lúthien

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    Glorfindel

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    Bombur

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