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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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658 191
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

2
431 278
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

3
476 231
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

4
467 240
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

5
355 194
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

6
439 254
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

7
433 169
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Detective

8
328 181
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

9
187 185
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

10
231 80
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

11
205 156
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

12
214 205
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

13
245 203
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

14
206 154
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

15
175 156
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm

16
215 139
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

17
140 114
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

18
44 18
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

19
117 153
Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

20
176 158
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

21
188 115
Marty Hart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Marty Hart True Detective

22
174 130
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Entourage

23
93 28
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

24
160 131
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

25
95 33
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

26
130 66
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

27
125 85
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

28
84 26
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

29
124 138
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

30
126 143
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

31
139 154
Sookie Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

32
118 118
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

33
124 123
Seth Bullock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

34
126 124
James 'Jimmy' Darmody is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

35
76 24
Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

36
130 103
Chalky White is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

37
80 123
Ruth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

38
75 32
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

39
81 67
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Eastbound & Down

40
106 116
Tobias Beecher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

41
77 109
Erlich Bachman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Silicon Valley

42
100 129
Bill Compton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

43
92 79
Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Sex and the City

44
52 32
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

45
70 58
Maj. Richard D. Winters is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Band of Brothers

46
107 98
Bunk Moreland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

47
131 159
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

48
39 22
Ryan O'Reily is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Oz

49
46 31
Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

50
45 28
Jason Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added True Blood, A Drop of True Blood