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

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

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1,776 279
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

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1,539 401
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

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1,382 396
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin

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1,080 308
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gimli John Rhys-Davies

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895 379
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm

7
812 352
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peregrin Took Billy Boyd

8
914 411
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Boromir Sean Bean

9
744 373
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Galadriel Cate Blanchett

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794 321
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

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729 299
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

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679 311
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Meriadoc Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan

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682 304
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Treebeard John Rhys-Davies

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884 370
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gollum Andy Serkis

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759 509
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood

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631 314
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage

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587 295
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

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572 297
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Théoden Bernard Hill

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675 306
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

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610 291
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

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644 300
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Arwen Liv Tyler

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563 280
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sauron Sala Baker

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526 243
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

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370 167
Bard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Bard Luke Evans

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439 245
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Witch-king of Angmar Andy Serkis

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400 238
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Haldir Craig Parker

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360 215
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Radagast Sylvester McCoy

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333 162
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

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311 120
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

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377 245
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

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315 68
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

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326 227
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel

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323 176
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Thranduil Lee Pace

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250 133
Fili is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

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217 145
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

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205 137
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gloin Peter Hambleton

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242 277
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Celeborn Marton Csokas

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182 149
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bofur James Nesbitt

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174 103
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Beorn Mikael Persbrandt

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148 166
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur

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165 111
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added King of the Dead Paul Norell

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140 147
Oin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

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131 138
Azog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Azog Conan Stevens

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131 160
Ori is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

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145 130
Mouth of Sauron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mouth of Sauron Bruce Spence

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203 113
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

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108 150
Nori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

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151 271
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

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149 132
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

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181 358
Gríma Wormtongue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif