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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
2,397 376
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

3
2,070 541
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

4
1,915 522
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin

5
1,435 414
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gimli John Rhys-Davies

6
1,183 508
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm

7
1,057 481
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peregrin Took Billy Boyd

8
1,232 565
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Boromir Sean Bean

9
976 496
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Galadriel Cate Blanchett

10
883 400
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Meriadoc Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan

11
977 398
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

12
1,013 432
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

13
891 388
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Treebeard John Rhys-Davies

14
1,158 489
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gollum Andy Serkis

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1,045 638
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood

16
834 426
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage

17
768 383
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

18
910 381
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

19
753 388
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Théoden Bernard Hill

20
783 382
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

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859 386
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Arwen Liv Tyler

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737 354
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sauron Sala Baker

23
676 319
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

24
587 319
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
489 248
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Bard Luke Evans

26
523 321
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Haldir Craig Parker

27
475 288
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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469 234
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

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427 173
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

30
473 115
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

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445 315
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel Evangeline Lilly

32
454 259
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Thranduil Lee Pace

33
361 193
Fili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

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318 201
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

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110 49
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

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483 311
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

37
284 194
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gloin Peter Hambleton

38
315 355
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Celeborn Marton Csokas

39
269 207
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bofur James Nesbitt

40
272 153
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Beorn Mikael Persbrandt

41
241 173
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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219 230
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur Stephen Hunter

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200 209
Oin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

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316 154
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

45
185 231
Ori is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

46
226 202
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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213 179
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

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161 207
Nori is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

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206 344
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

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184 121
Gil-galad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Gil-galad Mark Ferguson