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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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635 183
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

2
417 270
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

3
455 223
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

4
450 231
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

5
347 191
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

6
425 246
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

7
426 166
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Detective

8
315 174
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

9
181 179
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

10
218 74
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

11
201 152
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

12
211 202
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

13
233 197
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

14
197 153
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

15
211 137
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

16
164 152
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm

17
136 112
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

18
172 154
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

19
40 15
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

20
114 150
Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

21
184 115
Marty Hart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Marty Hart True Detective

22
161 128
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Entourage

23
86 25
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

24
154 126
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

25
87 27
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

26
122 60
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

27
115 82
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

28
136 149
Sookie Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

29
121 138
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

30
119 137
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

31
75 23
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

32
126 123
James 'Jimmy' Darmody is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

33
116 116
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

34
121 122
Seth Bullock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

35
129 102
Chalky White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

36
78 123
Ruth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Six Feet Under

37
68 24
Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

38
68 29
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

39
103 115
Tobias Beecher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

40
74 66
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Eastbound & Down

41
72 108
Erlich Bachman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Silicon Valley

42
97 126
Bill Compton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

43
106 97
Bunk Moreland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

44
67 56
Maj. Richard D. Winters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Band of Brothers

45
89 78
Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Sex and the City

46
128 153
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

47
45 29
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

48
37 21
Ryan O'Reily is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Oz

49
43 26
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
56 114
Cheryl David is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm