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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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660 191
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

2
433 278
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

3
477 231
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

4
468 240
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
439 255
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

7
435 169
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Detective

8
329 181
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

9
188 185
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

10
233 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
214 206
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

13
245 204
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

14
207 154
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

15
176 156
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
118 153
Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

19
177 158
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

20
44 19
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

21
188 116
Marty Hart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Marty Hart True Detective

22
175 130
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Entourage

23
94 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
161 131
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

25
96 33
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

26
126 85
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

27
130 67
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

28
125 138
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

29
84 27
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

30
127 143
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

31
139 155
Sookie Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

32
77 24
Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

33
125 123
Seth Bullock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

34
127 124
James 'Jimmy' Darmody is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

35
118 118
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

36
131 103
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
76 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
82 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
77 110
Erlich Bachman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Silicon Valley

42
100 130
Bill Compton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

43
53 32
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

44
92 79
Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Sex and the City

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
131 160
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 28
Jason Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

50
46 31
Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones