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List Rules Characters from original HBO series. Fictional characters only.

HBO has put out some of the most innovative and character-rich original series ever. These here, well they're the best HBO Original Series characters ever. HBO shows are character-rich in the sense that HBO actually has the means to let their characters be interesting, and flawed, and heroic, and shameful, and deadly, and helpful because they are a paid super DELUXE channel service thing and they don't have to worry about advertisers. That's showbiz, folks!

Anyway, thankfully HBO is HBO. Without it we wouldn't have Tony Soprano, or Tyrion Lannister. We wouldn't have Stringer Bell. Stringer Bell, you guys! You think Stringer Bell could be Stringer Bell on ABC? Don't think so.

These are the greatest HBO characters of all time. Vote for your favorites and see if they can claim the top spot!
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566 151
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
339 245
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

3
388 190
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

4
390 205
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

5
392 145
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Rust Cohle True Detective

6
374 221
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones

7
268 151
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
290 176
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Omar Little The Wire

9
171 57
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

10
205 172
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Cersei Baratheon Game of Thrones

11
167 138
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jimmy McNulty The Wire

12
137 164
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Christopher Moltisanti The Sopranos

13
181 189
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

14
179 138
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Al Swearengen Deadwood

The Best HBO Shows Since 2015

15
177 124
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Stringer Bell The Wire

16
129 144
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm

17
101 138
Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nate Fisher Six Feet Under

18
115 103
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

19
165 105
Marty Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Marty Hart True Detective

20
143 143
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Silvio Dante The Sopranos

21
137 108
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

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22
60 14
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

23
99 66
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tywin Lannister Game of Thrones

24
100 49
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

25
129 118
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ari Gold Entourage

26
60 17
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Bronn Game of Thrones

27
109 127
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
David Fisher Six Feet Under

28
118 133
Sookie Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Sookie Stackhouse True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

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114 113
James 'Jimmy' Darmody is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
James 'Jimmy' Darmody Boardwalk Empire

30
104 129
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Carmela Soprano The Sopranos

31
110 115
Seth Bullock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Seth Bullock Deadwood

32
114 95
Chalky White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Chalky White Boardwalk Empire

33
100 110
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

34
51 16
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Brienne of Tarth Game of Thrones

35
69 115
Ruth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under

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11 10
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

37
66 99
Erlich Bachman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Erlich Bachman Silicon Valley

38
92 109
Tobias Beecher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

39
42 16
Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Eric Northman True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

40
42 20
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Sansa Stark Game of Thrones

41
59 59
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

42
86 115
Bill Compton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Bill Compton True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

The Best HBO Series of the 1990s

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118 140
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

44
58 49
Maj. Richard D. Winters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Maj. Richard D. Winters Band of Brothers

45
90 89
Bunk Moreland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Bunk Moreland The Wire

46
26 16
Ryan O'Reily is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Ryan O'Reily Oz

47
30 20
Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Podrick Payne Game of Thrones

48
32 23
Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Samwell Tarly Game of Thrones

49
67 73
Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Samantha Jones Sex and the City

50
29 22
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Lord Varys Game of Thrones