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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2,903 633
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen

2
3,230 503
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen

3
2,887 687
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom

4
2,536 698
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin

5
1,828 513
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

6
1,497 643
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm

7
1,348 587
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd

8
1,536 694
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean

9
1,110 489
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan

10
1,251 508
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham

11
1,221 620
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett

12
1,223 484
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving

13
1,126 460
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

14
1,554 641
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

15
1,361 780
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood

16
1,020 518
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage

17
945 446
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban

18
1,129 434
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto

19
906 455
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill

20
1,081 447
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler

21
919 473
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee

22
896 415
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker

23
808 369
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch

24
685 370
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

25
593 293
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Luke Evans

26
625 375
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Craig Parker

27
564 330
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Sylvester McCoy

28
573 276
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aidan Turner

29
618 137
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

30
510 203
Balin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ken Stott

31
569 366
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Evangeline Lilly

32
438 226
Fili is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dean O'Gorman

33
558 308
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Lee Pace

34
204 81
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

35
382 230
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Graham McTavish

36
552 345
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

37
336 227
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peter Hambleton

38
364 397
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Marton Csokas

39
318 241
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
James Nesbitt

40
325 184
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mikael Persbrandt

41
298 210
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Paul Norell

42
264 265
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Stephen Hunter

43
411 181
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

44
241 244
Oin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Callen

45
257 200
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

46
216 269
Ori is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Adam Brown

47
242 384
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

48
234 186
Quickbeam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Quickbeam

49
188 240
Nori is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Jed Brophy

50
224 144
Gil-galad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mark Ferguson