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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.

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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gandalf Ian McKellen

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin

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

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

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

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

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

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Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Meriadoc Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan

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Faramir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

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Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

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

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

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

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Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage

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Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

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

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Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

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Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

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

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

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Bard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bard Luke Evans

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Smaug is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

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Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Witch-king of Angmar Andy Serkis

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

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

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Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

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Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

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

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

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Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel

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Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thranduil Lee Pace

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Fili is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

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Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

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

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

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

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

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Bombur is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur

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King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
King of the Dead Paul Norell

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Oin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

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Azog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Azog Conan Stevens

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Ori is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

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Mouth of Sauron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Mouth of Sauron Bruce Spence

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Nori is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

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Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gwaihir

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Shelob is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

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Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

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