literature The Best Lord of the Rings Characters  

Originally by
45k votes 3.6k voters 69k views 118 items Follow Embed

List Rules 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. From you favorite famous character from Lord of the Rings, to the more minor, but still great characters (some of which have awesome names), upvote all the best on this LOTR character list.

And if you're a fan of Tolkien's style of writing, make sure to check out the rest of the best fantasy writers.

1
+ - 1,508 297
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gandalf Ian McKellen

The Best Movie Characters of All Time The Most Overrated Movies of All Time

2
+ - 1,683 256
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

3
+ - 1,456 370
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

4
+ - 1,299 377
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin

5
+ - 1,022 290
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gimli John Rhys-Davies

6
+ - 849 354
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm

7
+ - 778 328
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peregrin Took Billy Boyd

8
+ - 858 386
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Boromir Sean Bean

9
+ - 710 350
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Galadriel Cate Blanchett

10
+ - 757 304
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

11
+ - 699 279
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

12
+ - 648 294
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Meriadoc Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan

13
+ - 646 284
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Treebeard John Rhys-Davies

14
+ - 828 351
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gollum Andy Serkis

15
+ - 720 482
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood

The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

16
+ - 556 282
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

17
+ - 587 305
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage

18
+ - 537 280
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Théoden Bernard Hill

19
+ - 576 272
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

20
+ - 640 287
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

21
+ - 619 285
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Arwen Liv Tyler

22
+ - 539 261
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sauron Sala Baker

23
+ - 498 228
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

24
+ - 423 233
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Witch-king of Angmar Andy Serkis

25
+ - 345 153
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bard Luke Evans

26
+ - 383 228
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Haldir Craig Parker

27
+ - 346 203
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Radagast Sylvester McCoy

28
+ - 295 113
Balin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

29
+ - 309 155
Kili is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

List of Marvel Vs Capcom Characters Things You Should Know How to Do Before You Turn 30

30
+ - 369 235
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

31
+ - 302 61
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shadowfax

32
+ - 306 167
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thranduil Lee Pace

33
+ - 308 217
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel

34
+ - 206 138
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

35
+ - 235 129
Fili is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

36
+ - 199 130
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gloin Peter Hambleton

37
+ - 236 267
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Celeborn Marton Csokas

38
+ - 171 143
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bofur James Nesbitt

39
+ - 165 96
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Beorn Mikael Persbrandt

40
+ - 155 104
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
King of the Dead Paul Norell

41
+ - 134 139
Oin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

42
+ - 137 156
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur

43
+ - 123 153
Ori is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters The Greatest Female Villains

44
+ - 137 118
Mouth of Sauron is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Mouth of Sauron Bruce Spence

45
+ - 126 127
Azog is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Azog Conan Stevens

46
+ - 148 260
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

47
+ - 192 103
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

48
+ - 144 125
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gwaihir

49
+ - 101 144
Nori is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

50
+ - 171 347
Gríma Wormtongue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif