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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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2,037 314
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

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1,752 464
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

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1,643 434
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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1,221 351
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gimli John Rhys-Davies

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1,022 427
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm

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1,058 468
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Boromir Sean Bean

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912 408
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peregrin Took Billy Boyd

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845 420
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Galadriel Cate Blanchett

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832 335
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

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895 363
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

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767 346
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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772 342
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Treebeard John Rhys-Davies

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1,013 415
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gollum Andy Serkis

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875 565
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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712 361
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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656 334
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

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646 334
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Théoden Bernard Hill

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766 341
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

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682 324
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

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725 334
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Arwen Liv Tyler

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635 311
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sauron Sala Baker

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589 270
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

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417 197
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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499 274
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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444 271
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Haldir Craig Parker

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399 246
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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383 191
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

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356 142
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

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374 88
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

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378 201
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Thranduil Lee Pace

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354 269
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel Evangeline Lilly

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292 156
Fili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

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255 166
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

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421 268
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

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234 157
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gloin Peter Hambleton

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271 305
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Celeborn Marton Csokas

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32 13
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

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217 170
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bofur James Nesbitt

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210 122
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Beorn Mikael Persbrandt

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175 184
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur Stephen Hunter

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195 134
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added King of the Dead Paul Norell

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162 171
Oin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

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155 183
Ori is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

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250 126
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

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178 152
Mouth of Sauron is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mouth of Sauron Bruce Spence

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155 175
Azog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Azog Conan Stevens

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129 167
Nori is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

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171 149
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

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174 295
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A