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The Best Once Upon a Time Characters 

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Updated May 7, 2020 113.7k votes 7.8k voters 54.2k views

List Rules Do not split Fairy Tale and Storybrooke identities. Please do not re-add characters already listed.

The best Once Upon a Time characters are those who, week after week, capture our imaginations and intrigue us as we watch this great show on ABC. This is a show filled with rich characters that you love - or love to hate. Who is your favorite character on Once Upon a Time? Vote them up, and vote down any OUAT characters you just don't like, for whatever reason. You can also rerank this list of characters in any order you want.

Since its debut in October of 2011, ABC's Once Upon a Time has consistently ranked among the best TV shows currently on the air, thanks in large part to this drama's outstanding cast list. From Jennifer Morrison's Emma Swan and Ginnifer Goodwin's Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard to Robert Carlyle's Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold and Lana Parrilla's The Evil Queen/Regina Mills, these characters are memorable, maddening (at times) and certainly worthy of a spot on this list.

If you love Once Upon a Time, you might also want to check out and vote on this list of which Storybrooke character should appear on the show next. And, if you believe Once Upon a Time is one of the best shows ever, consider voting for it on this list of the best current dramatic TV shows, or this list of other shows like Once Upon a Time.

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The Evil Queen/Regina Mi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
The Evil Queen/Regina Mills
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Captain Hook/Killian Jon... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Captain Hook/Killian Jones
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Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
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Emma Swan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Once Upon a Time
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Red Riding Hood/Ruby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Red Riding Hood/Ruby
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Belle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Robin Hood, When Things Were Rotten
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James - Prince Charming/... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
James - Prince Charming/David Nolan
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Henry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Henry
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The Huntsman/Sheriff Gra... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert
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Zelena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Tiara added Zelena
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Pinocchio/August Wayne B... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth
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Tinkerbell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
dbat55443 added Tinkerbell
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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
azzy_roth added The Adventures of Peter Pan
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Mad Hatter/Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mad Hatter/Jefferson
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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mulan
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Snow White/Mary Margaret... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard
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Neal Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Once Upon a Time
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Ariel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Disney's House of Mouse, The Little Mermaid
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Elsa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
carmenr added Once Upon a Time
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Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy
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Anna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
carmenr added Anna
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Widow Lucas/Granny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Widow Lucas/Granny
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Maleficent/TheDragon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Maleficent/TheDragon
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Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
carmenr added Disney's House of Mouse