The Best Lord of the Rings Characters Film Characters

The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

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The best characters from The Lord of the Rings universe, 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 characters, 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 might have been missed before. And if you're a fan of Tolkien's style of writing, make sure to check out the rest of the best fantasy writers.

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

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    Gandalf

    Ian McKellen More
    100
  2. 2
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    Viggo Mortensen More
    95
  3. 3
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    Orlando Bloom More
    86
  4. 4
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    John Rhys-Davies More
    85
  5. 5
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    Sean Astin More
    83
  6. 6
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    Ian Holm More
    80
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    Sean Bean More
    79
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Peregrin Took

    Billy Boyd More
    78
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    Andy Serkis More
    76
  10. 10
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    David Wenham More
    75
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    Meriadoc Brandybuck

    Dominic Monaghan More
    74
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    Frodo Baggins

    Elijah Wood More
    73
  13. 13
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    Cate Blanchett More
    72
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    Thorin Oakenshield

    Richard Armitage More
    72
  15. 15
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    Hugo Weaving More
    70
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    often listed
    Treebeard

    John Rhys-Davies More
    68
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    Éomer

    Karl Urban More
    67
  18. 18
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    Bernard Hill More
    66
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    Christopher Lee More
    66
  20. 20
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Éowyn

    Miranda Otto More
    58
  21. 21
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    Arwen

    Liv Tyler More
    58
  22. 22
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    Sala Baker More
    57
  23. 23
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    Benedict Cumberbatch More
    52
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tom Bombadil

    52
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    niche appeal
    Witch-king of Angmar

    Andy Serkis More
    50
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    Balrog

    50
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    ranked low on reranks
    Haldir

    Craig Parker More
    49
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    niche appeal
    Radagast

    Sylvester McCoy More
    46
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    controversial
    Celeborn

    Marton Csokas More
    36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Gríma Wormtongue

    Brad Dourif More
    36
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    Denethor

    John Noble More
    33
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    Shelob

    27
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