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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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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
2
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos
3
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
4
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
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Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
6
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
7
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire
8
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Detective
9
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
10
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
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Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos
12
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire
13
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire
14
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood
15
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones
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Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm
17
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones
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Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire
19
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri
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Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
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Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
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Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
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Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos
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Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones
25
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones