Hbo Shows The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows  

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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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758 240
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
2
542 309
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos
3
550 271
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
4
552 275
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
5
391 212
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
6
495 295
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
7
421 216
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire
8
476 198
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Detective
9
292 103
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
10
302 229
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
11
231 211
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos
12
246 179
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire
13
237 228
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire
14
253 166
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood
15
146 35
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones
16
207 177
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm
17
254 160
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire
18
141 44
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones
19
83 39
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri
20
165 101
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
21
162 132
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
22
193 160
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
23
116 39
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones
24
162 80
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
25
200 179
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos