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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. With every new show HBO releases come great new characters, like Fezco and Rue from Euphoria or the Roy family in Succession.

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