Scifi And Fantasy The Best Lord of the Rings Characters  

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List Rules Only characters from the Lord of the Rings books and films.

The best characters from The Lord of the Rings universe including all book and movie versions. These are all the best Lord of the Rings main characters (and minor ones as well), here for you to vote on and add to. Some of the best characters in literature and cinema have come from the adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books, and now you can vote on the top LOTR characters of all time.

The best LOTR characters are a mix of heroic warriors, tragic heroes, and classic villains all brought together in a classic quest for power and the struggle that ensues as good seeks to triumph over evil. Whether you're a fan of the J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings series or a new fan of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy or the newer The Hobbit films, this is the place to voice your opinion on who you think the greatest Lord of the Rings characters are.

Make sure to vote up your favorite Lord of the Rings characters, and add any of the greatest LOTR characters that we might have missed. From your favorite famous character from Lord of the Rings, to the more minor, but still great characters (some of which have awesome names), vote up all the best on this LOTR character list.

And if you're a fan of Tolkien's style of writing, make sure to check out the rest of the best fantasy writers.

 

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3,172 695
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen

2
3,548 548
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen

3
3,216 732
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom

4
2,783 779
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin

5
1,987 542
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

6
1,623 682
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm

7
1,452 632
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd

8
1,637 749
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean

9
1,195 530
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan

10
1,340 662
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett

11
1,333 546
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham

12
1,329 523
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving

13
1,225 481
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

14
1,503 826
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood

15
1,678 692
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

16
1,087 556
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage

17
1,007 472
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban

18
1,219 457
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto

19
960 490
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill

20
1,178 479
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler

21
967 507
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee

22
938 451
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker

23
846 403
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch

24
727 398
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

25
637 314
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Luke Evans

26
677 395
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Craig Parker

27
599 353
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Sylvester McCoy

28
626 294
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aidan Turner

29
545 214
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ken Stott

30
684 145
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

31
625 387
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Evangeline Lilly

32
473 240
Fili is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dean O'Gorman

33
607 328
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Lee Pace

34
237 94
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

35
407 242
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Graham McTavish

36
355 237
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peter Hambleton

37
571 360
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

38
379 421
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Marton Csokas

39
334 255
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
James Nesbitt

40
348 195
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mikael Persbrandt

41
321 224
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Paul Norell

42
281 279
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Stephen Hunter

43
442 192
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

44
249 259
Oin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Callen

45
272 208
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

46
252 402
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

47
223 284
Ori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Adam Brown

48
251 195
Quickbeam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Quickbeam

49
200 251
Nori is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Jed Brophy

50
238 152
Gil-galad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mark Ferguson