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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

2
2,283 362
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

3
1,983 515
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

4
1,833 502
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin

5
1,376 398
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gimli John Rhys-Davies

6
1,128 486
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm

7
1,183 537
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Boromir Sean Bean

8
1,014 464
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peregrin Took Billy Boyd

9
939 477
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Galadriel Cate Blanchett

10
937 379
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

11
846 390
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Meriadoc Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan

12
985 414
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

13
862 375
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Treebeard John Rhys-Davies

14
1,114 475
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gollum Andy Serkis

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992 623
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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747 367
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

17
795 407
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage

18
873 367
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

19
724 373
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Théoden Bernard Hill

20
757 370
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

21
827 371
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Arwen Liv Tyler

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711 345
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sauron Sala Baker

23
652 308
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

24
568 309
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Witch-king of Angmar Andy Serkis

25
469 236
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Bard Luke Evans

26
505 307
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Haldir Craig Parker

27
452 282
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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447 226
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

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403 171
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

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448 107
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

31
422 307
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel Evangeline Lilly

32
428 248
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Thranduil Lee Pace

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344 185
Fili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

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300 195
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

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91 43
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

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469 303
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

37
271 187
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gloin Peter Hambleton

38
304 343
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Celeborn Marton Csokas

39
252 202
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bofur James Nesbitt

40
256 148
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Beorn Mikael Persbrandt

41
230 166
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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190 200
Oin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

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206 222
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur Stephen Hunter

44
297 149
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

45
178 223
Ori is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

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213 194
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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153 199
Nori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

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200 174
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

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196 334
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

50
227 442
Gríma Wormtongue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif