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The Best Once Upon a Time Characters

Updated May 7, 2020 94.4k votes 8.2k voters 55.9k views

List RulesDo 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 Mills1
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    The Evil Queen/Regina Mills

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  • Captain Hook/Killian Jones2
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    Captain Hook/Killian Jones

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  • Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold3
    3,081
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    Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold

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  • Emma Swan4
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    Emma Swan

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  • Robin Hood5
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    Robin Hood

    Robin Hood, When Things Were Rotten
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  • Red Riding Hood/Ruby6
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    Red Riding Hood/Ruby

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  • Belle7
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  • Zelena8
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    Zelena

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  • Henry9
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    Henry

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  • James - Prince Charming/David Nolan10
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    James - Prince Charming/David Nolan

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  • The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert11
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    The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert

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  • Tinkerbell12
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    Tinkerbell

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  • Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth13
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    Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth

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  • Mulan14
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    Mulan

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  • Peter Pan15
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    Peter Pan

    The Adventures of Peter Pan
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  • Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard16
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    Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard

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  • Ariel17
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    Ariel

    Disney's House of Mouse, The Little Mermaid
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  • Neal Cassidy18
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    Neal Cassidy

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  • David Nolan19
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    David Nolan

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  • Mad Hatter/Jefferson20
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  • Widow Lucas/Granny21
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    Widow Lucas/Granny

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  • Mulan22
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    Mulan

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  • Elsa23
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    Elsa

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  • Anna24
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    Anna

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  • Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy25
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    Dreamy/Grumpy/Leroy

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