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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
353 249
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

3
400 197
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

4
405 208
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

5
399 151
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Rust Cohle True Detective

6
388 228
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones

7
283 156
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
305 179
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Omar Little The Wire

9
183 58
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

10
215 174
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Cersei Baratheon Game of Thrones

11
143 167
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Christopher Moltisanti The Sopranos

12
173 143
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jimmy McNulty The Wire

13
187 192
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

14
183 143
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Al Swearengen Deadwood

49 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

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187 127
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Stringer Bell The Wire

16
138 145
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm

17
108 140
Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nate Fisher Six Feet Under

18
122 104
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

19
169 108
Marty Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Marty Hart True Detective

20
149 145
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Silvio Dante The Sopranos

21
142 112
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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66 16
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
69 18
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Bronn Game of Thrones

24
105 67
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tywin Lannister Game of Thrones

25
133 120
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ari Gold Entourage

26
113 128
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
David Fisher Six Feet Under

27
102 54
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

28
120 136
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

The Best HBO Series of the 2000s

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110 131
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Carmela Soprano The Sopranos

30
115 115
James 'Jimmy' Darmody is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
James 'Jimmy' Darmody Boardwalk Empire

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113 116
Seth Bullock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Seth Bullock Deadwood

32
58 18
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Brienne of Tarth Game of Thrones

33
104 111
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

34
117 97
Chalky White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Chalky White Boardwalk Empire

35
73 116
Ruth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under

The Most Hated Game of Thrones Characters

36
14 12
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

37
97 109
Tobias Beecher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

38
68 100
Erlich Bachman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Erlich Bachman Silicon Valley

39
46 17
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
47 22
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
60 61
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

42
121 142
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

The Best Competition Reality Shows on Netflix

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88 118
Bill Compton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Bill Compton True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

44
61 51
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
94 91
Bunk Moreland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Bunk Moreland The Wire

46
30 17
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
33 23
Lord Varys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Lord Varys Game of Thrones

48
72 74
Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Samantha Jones Sex and the City

49
34 25
Samwell Tarly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Samwell Tarly Game of Thrones

50
31 23
Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Podrick Payne Game of Thrones