fictional characters The Greatest Characters with No Name  

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What are the greatest characters with no names? This list includes great, unforgettable characters as "The Narrator," "The Janitor," and even "The Man with No Name." Character names have a way of defining characters. When a major character doesn't have a name, it equally says something meaningful about a them. Just "Cigarette Smoking Man"? Tell me more! Some of film and TV's biggest characters are nameless, creating intrigue surrounding the character and their behavior.  
 

Which is the greatest character that doesn't have a name? It's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, so vote up your favorite unnamed character and add any that may be missing. 

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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Man with No Name A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good

The Creepiest Kids in Horror Movies The Most Important Life Goals

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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Stranger High Plains Drifter

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The Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Bride Kill Bill

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The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Narrator Fight Club

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M is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
M James Bond

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V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
V V For Vendetta

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Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Agent 99 Get Smart

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Harmonica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Harmonica Once Upon a Time in the West

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The Joker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Joker The Dark Knight

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Janitor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Janitor Scrubs

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Driver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Driver Drive

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Cigarette-Smoking Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Cigarette Smoking Man The X Files - X-Files

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The Time Traveler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Time Traveler Time Machine

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The Old Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Old Man A Christmas Story

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Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Man The Road

List of Famous Soldiers The Best Country Songs About Growing Up

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The Tin Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Tin Man The Wizard of Oz

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Number Six is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Number Six The Prisoner

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Data is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Data Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact

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Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name

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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Stranger The Big Lebowski

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Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Black Knight Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Wizard of Oz His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz

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El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
El Mariachi Desperado

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The Man With the Yellow Hat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Man With the Yellow Hat Curious George

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Nameless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Nameless Hero

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The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Scarecrow His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz

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Cowardly Lion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Cowardly Lion The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True

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Banjo Player is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Banjo Player Deliverance

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The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name

Women Who Rick Fox Has Dated 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, Debunked

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The Waitress is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Waitress It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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The Girl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Girl The Seven Year Itch

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Doctor Case Closed: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital, Doctor Who, The Shakespeare Code

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Beast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Beast Beauty and the Beast, Belle's Magical World, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

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Emcee Cabaret

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Queen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mirror Mirror, Snow White Christmas

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The Actress is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Actress Insignificance

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Captain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Captain Cool Hand Luke

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The Professor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Professor Insignificance

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The Thief is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Thief The Thief and the Cobbler

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The Ballplayer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Ballplayer Insignificance

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The Coachman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Coachman Pinocchio

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The Senator is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Senator Insignificance

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Elevator Attendant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Elevator Attendant Insignificance

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Driver is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Driver Faster

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Man in Black is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Man in Black Lost

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Boy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Boy The Road

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Curley's Wife is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Curley's Wife Of Mice and Men

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XXXX is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Xxxx Layer Cake

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The Girl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Girl Once