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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.
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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
2,988 1,236
Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

3
2,704 1,114
Captain Hook/Killian Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Captain Hook/Killian Jones

4
2,269 1,129
Emma Swan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Once Upon a Time

5
1,925 933
Red Riding Hood/Ruby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Red Riding Hood/Ruby

6
1,983 1,005
Belle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

7
1,538 931
Mad Hatter/Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mad Hatter/Jefferson

8
1,404 847
Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth

9
1,364 1,049
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
1,361 712
Henry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Henry

11
1,480 716
The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Hu... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert

12
1,214 895
Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy

13
1,451 779
James - Prince Charming/David ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
James - Prince Charming/David Nolan

14
1,305 710
Baelfire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Baelfire

15
1,167 844
Neal Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Once Upon a Time

16
1,299 793
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
952 444
Zelena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Tiara added Zelena

18
844 832
Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper

19
1,135 589
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mulan

20
975 429
Tinkerbell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
dbat55443 added Tinkerbell

21
776 506
Widow Lucas/Granny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Widow Lucas/Granny

22
854 607
Maleficent/TheDragon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Maleficent/TheDragon

23
914 254
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Robin Hood, When Things Were Rotten

24
694 673
Geppetto/Marco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Geppetto/Marco

25
698 384
Anna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
carmenr added Anna

26
598 396
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
carmenr added Disney's House of Mouse

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749 839
Cora is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Cora

28
728 351
Elsa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
carmenr added Once Upon a Time

29
642 257
Ariel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Disney's House of Mouse, The Little Mermaid

30
694 856
Princess Aurora is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

31
567 645
Giant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Giant

32
659 509
Henry/Regina's Father is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Henry/Regina's Father

33
500 348
Ingrid, the Snow Queen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Ingrid, the Snow Queen

34
389 835
Nova/Sister Astrid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Nova/Sister Astrid

35
471 651
Danie the Stable Boy/Frankenst... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Danie the Stable Boy/Frankenstein's Monster

36
453 768
Blue Fairy/Mother Superior is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Blue Fairy/Mother Superior

37
539 572
Cinderella/Ashley Boyd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Cinderella/Ashley Boyd

38
374 178
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Sierra Short added Kaamelott, Camelot, King Arthur

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477 754
Dr. Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Wh... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Dr. Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale

40
579 418
Ruth/James' Mother is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Ruth/James' Mother

41
362 411
Will Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Will Scarlet

42
532 493
Sir Lancelot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Sir Lancelot

43
295 371
Lily is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Lily

44
333 754
Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glas... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass

45
333 345
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

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341 172
David Nolan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Maryellen Elizabeth added Once Upon a Time

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113 49
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Mulan

48
253 307
The Apprentice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
The Apprentice

49
272 468
Grace/Paige is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Grace/Paige

50
95 36
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Once Upon a Time Characters
Robin Hood