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Fairy Tales The Best Once Upon a Time Characters  

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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.
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3,690 961
The Evil Queen/Regina Mills is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
The Evil Queen/Regina Mills

2
3,093 1,288
Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

3
2,843 1,132
Captain Hook/Killian Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Captain Hook/Killian Jones

4
2,369 1,160
Emma Swan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Once Upon a Time

5
1,996 967
Red Riding Hood/Ruby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Red Riding Hood/Ruby

6
2,065 1,036
Belle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

7
1,589 978
Mad Hatter/Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mad Hatter/Jefferson

8
1,468 877
Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth

9
1,434 1,079
Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanc... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

10
1,439 740
Henry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Henry

11
1,526 797
James - Prince Charming/David ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
James - Prince Charming/David Nolan

12
1,258 923
Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy

13
1,534 753
The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Hu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert

14
1,352 737
Baelfire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Baelfire

15
1,228 862
Neal Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Once Upon a Time

16
1,362 826
Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
azzy_roth added The Adventures of Peter Pan

17
1,022 464
Zelena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Tiara added Zelena

18
874 869
Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper

19
1,182 610
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mulan

20
1,017 448
Tinkerbell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
dbat55443 added Tinkerbell

21
993 261
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Robin Hood, When Things Were Rotten

22
808 524
Widow Lucas/Granny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Widow Lucas/Granny

23
888 632
Maleficent/TheDragon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Maleficent/TheDragon

24
724 689
Geppetto/Marco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Geppetto/Marco

25
735 402
Anna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
carmenr added Anna