Culture 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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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen

2
3,645 792
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen

3
3,751 817
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom

4
3,195 911
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin

5
2,256 596
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

6
1,829 761
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm

7
1,631 701
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd

8
1,357 582
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan

9
1,818 839
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean

10
1,498 740
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett

11
1,486 601
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham

12
1,384 523
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

13
1,481 586
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving

14
1,724 921
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood

15
1,924 775
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

16
1,214 624
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage

17
1,363 494
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto

18
1,114 526
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban

19
1,058 538
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill

20
1,326 519
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler

21
1,063 555
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee

22
1,033 498
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker

23
936 445
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch

24
801 436
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

25
709 353
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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