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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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1,750 272
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

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1,515 392
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

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1,363 392
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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1,067 303
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gimli John Rhys-Davies

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882 377
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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806 347
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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896 408
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Boromir Sean Bean

9
738 367
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Galadriel Cate Blanchett

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676 307
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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789 319
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

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724 294
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

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676 299
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Treebeard John Rhys-Davies

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873 369
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gollum Andy Serkis

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746 506
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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622 313
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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583 292
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

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569 292
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Théoden Bernard Hill

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671 301
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

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603 288
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

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642 296
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Arwen Liv Tyler

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558 278
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sauron Sala Baker

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520 241
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

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367 163
Bard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Bard Luke Evans

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434 243
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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397 236
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Haldir Craig Parker

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355 213
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Radagast Sylvester McCoy

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328 159
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

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308 118
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

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375 243
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

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313 66
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

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323 224
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel

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319 173
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Thranduil Lee Pace

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247 130
Fili is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

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213 142
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

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204 134
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gloin Peter Hambleton

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240 274
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Celeborn Marton Csokas

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179 146
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bofur James Nesbitt

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173 100
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Beorn Mikael Persbrandt

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164 109
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added King of the Dead Paul Norell

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145 163
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur

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139 144
Oin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

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129 135
Azog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Azog Conan Stevens

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130 157
Ori is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

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143 129
Mouth of Sauron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mouth of Sauron Bruce Spence

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107 147
Nori is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

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149 129
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

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200 111
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

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150 269
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

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180 355
Gríma Wormtongue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif