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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
711 210
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

2
484 292
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

3
519 242
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

4
510 249
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

5
361 191
Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

6
465 272
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

7
386 206
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

8
458 183
Rust Cohle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
True Detective

9
262 88
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

10
270 214
Cersei Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

11
210 198
Christopher Moltisanti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

12
226 167
Jimmy McNulty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

13
227 216
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Boardwalk Empire

14
227 162
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Deadwood

15
119 31
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

16
190 168
Larry David is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Curb Your Enthusiasm

17
231 152
Stringer Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Wire

18
120 37
Bronn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Game of Thrones

19
64 30
Paulie "Walnuts" Gua... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri

20
152 123
Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows

21
177 145
Petyr Baelish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

22
147 73
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

23
141 94
Tywin Lannister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
Game of Thrones

24
188 171
Silvio Dante is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters on HBO Shows
The Sopranos

25
99 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