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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2,755 600
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen

2
3,074 480
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen

3
2,730 662
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom

4
2,417 655
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin

5
1,755 492
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

6
1,434 625
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm

7
1,290 569
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd

8
1,485 673
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean

9
1,065 469
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan

10
1,206 489
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham

11
1,176 596
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett

12
1,177 470
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving

13
1,079 449
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

14
1,485 612
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

15
1,305 746
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood

16
986 496
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage

17
917 429
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban

18
1,086 420
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto

19
878 439
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill

20
894 458
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee

21
1,029 444
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler

22
865 402
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker

23
782 361
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch

24
671 361
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

25
574 286
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Luke Evans

26
611 370
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Craig Parker

27
546 326
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Sylvester McCoy

28
558 268
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aidan Turner

29
596 135
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

30
498 199
Balin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ken Stott

31
548 358
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Evangeline Lilly

32
426 218
Fili is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dean O'Gorman

33
538 302
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Lee Pace

34
186 75
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

35
372 226
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Graham McTavish

36
540 339
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

37
330 222
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peter Hambleton

38
356 391
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Marton Csokas

39
308 236
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
James Nesbitt

40
318 179
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mikael Persbrandt

41
291 204
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Paul Norell

42
256 260
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Stephen Hunter

43
235 239
Oin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Callen

44
398 176
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

45
212 263
Ori is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Adam Brown

46
239 377
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

47
250 197
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

48
184 235
Nori is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Jed Brophy

49
226 181
Quickbeam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Quickbeam

50
263 245
Mouth of Sauron is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Bruce Spence