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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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1
709 210
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

2
482 291
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

3
518 242
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

4
508 249
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

5
359 190
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

6
464 272
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

7
385 205
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

8
457 182
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Detective

9
261 88
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

10
269 213
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

11
209 196
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

12
225 166
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

13
226 215
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

14
226 161
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

15
190 167
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm

16
118 31
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

17
230 151
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

18
119 37
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

19
63 28
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

20
152 121
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

21
177 143
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

22
146 72
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

23
187 169
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

24
140 93
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

25
98 33
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones