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The Best Lord of the Rings Characters 

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Updated December 4, 2019 128.9k votes 13.6k voters 349k views 99 items

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 them.

The best LOTR characters are a mix of heroic warriors, tragic heroes, and classic villains all brought together in 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 books, 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 -- be they human, dwarf, elf, or hobbit. Especially hobbit.

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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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Boromir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Arwen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added
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Éomer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Théoden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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Haldir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Craig Parker in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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Radagast is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Sylvester McCoy in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug