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

2
393 259
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

3
428 213
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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425 227
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

5
415 160
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Rust Cohle True Detective

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407 243
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones

7
324 187
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Omar Little The Wire

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300 169
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones

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169 174
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Christopher Moltisanti The Sopranos

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202 68
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

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203 199
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

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187 149
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jimmy McNulty The Wire

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224 187
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Cersei Baratheon Game of Thrones

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191 150
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Al Swearengen Deadwood

Famous Schizophrenics

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197 133
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Stringer Bell The Wire

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155 149
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm

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130 110
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

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111 147
Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nate Fisher Six Feet Under

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165 150
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Silvio Dante The Sopranos

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179 113
Marty Hart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Marty Hart True Detective

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148 119
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

The Best HBO Dramas of All Time

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Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

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

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147 124
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ari Gold Entourage

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77 24
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

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114 57
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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111 77
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tywin Lannister Game of Thrones

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118 134
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
David Fisher Six Feet Under

The Best HBO Series of the 2000s

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Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Carmela Soprano The Sopranos

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129 144
Sookie Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Sookie Stackhouse True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

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122 120
James 'Jimmy' Darmody is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
James 'Jimmy' Darmody Boardwalk Empire

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112 114
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

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119 120
Seth Bullock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Seth Bullock Deadwood

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65 21
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

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126 100
Chalky White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Chalky White Boardwalk Empire

The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

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76 120
Ruth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under

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101 113
Tobias Beecher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

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59 27
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Sansa Stark Game of Thrones

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57 22
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

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71 106
Erlich Bachman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Erlich Bachman Silicon Valley

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70 63
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

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95 123
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 British TV Comedies On Netflix

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66 54
Maj. Richard D. Winters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Maj. Richard D. Winters Band of Brothers

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127 149
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

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100 95
Bunk Moreland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Bunk Moreland The Wire

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35 20
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

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80 76
Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Samantha Jones Sex and the City

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40 28
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Lord Varys Game of Thrones

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38 25
Jason Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Jason Stackhouse True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

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40 30
Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Samwell Tarly Game of Thrones