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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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564 151
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

2
339 244
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

3
387 189
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

4
388 205
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

5
392 143
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Rust Cohle True Detective

6
373 220
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones

7
266 151
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
290 175
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Omar Little The Wire

9
170 56
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

10
167 137
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Jimmy McNulty The Wire

11
203 172
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Cersei Baratheon Game of Thrones

12
137 163
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Christopher Moltisanti The Sopranos

13
181 188
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

14
179 137
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Al Swearengen Deadwood

The Best HBO Shows Since 2015

15
177 123
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Stringer Bell The Wire

16
129 143
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm

17
115 102
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

18
101 137
Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Nate Fisher Six Feet Under

19
165 104
Marty Hart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Marty Hart True Detective

20
143 142
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Silvio Dante The Sopranos

21
136 107
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Petyr Baelish Game of Thrones

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

22
59 13
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
98 65
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tywin Lannister Game of Thrones

24
98 49
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

25
129 117
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ari Gold Entourage

26
59 17
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Bronn Game of Thrones

27
109 126
David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
David Fisher Six Feet Under

28
117 133
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

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29
114 112
James 'Jimmy' Darmody is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
James 'Jimmy' Darmody Boardwalk Empire

30
104 128
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Carmela Soprano The Sopranos

31
110 114
Seth Bullock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Seth Bullock Deadwood

32
114 94
Chalky White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Chalky White Boardwalk Empire

33
100 109
Selina Meyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

34
50 16
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

35
11 9
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

36
69 114
Ruth Fisher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under

37
92 108
Tobias Beecher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

38
65 98
Erlich Bachman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Erlich Bachman Silicon Valley

39
59 58
Kenny Powers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
clash1977 added Kenny Powers Eastbound & Down

40
41 16
Eric Northman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Eric Northman True Blood, A Drop of True Blood

41
40 20
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Sansa Stark Game of Thrones

42
85 115
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 HBO Series of the 1990s

43
116 140
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Joffrey Baratheon Game of Thrones

44
57 49
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
90 88
Bunk Moreland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Bunk Moreland The Wire

46
26 15
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
29 19
Podrick Payne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Podrick Payne Game of Thrones

48
67 72
Samantha Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Samantha Jones Sex and the City

49
30 23
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
27 18
Jason Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Jason Stackhouse True Blood, A Drop of True Blood