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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3,516 545
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen

2
3,141 691
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen

3
3,175 727
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom

4
2,756 772
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin

5
1,969 539
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

6
1,608 678
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm

7
1,442 628
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd

8
1,627 745
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean

9
1,187 527
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan

10
1,324 660
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett

11
1,327 543
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham

12
1,318 519
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving

13
1,217 479
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

14
1,492 822
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood

15
1,667 687
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

16
1,080 552
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage

17
1,002 470
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban

18
1,208 455
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto

19
954 488
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill

20
1,167 473
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler

21
963 505
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee

22
933 449
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker

23
841 400
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch

24
723 395
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

25
629 311
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Luke Evans

26
671 391
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Craig Parker

27
595 348
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Sylvester McCoy

28
619 290
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aidan Turner

29
539 213
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ken Stott

30
676 144
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

31
619 383
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Evangeline Lilly

32
467 238
Fili is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dean O'Gorman

33
600 326
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Lee Pace

34
233 92
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

35
403 241
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Graham McTavish

36
568 357
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

37
351 236
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peter Hambleton

38
375 418
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Marton Csokas

39
331 253
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
James Nesbitt

40
345 193
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mikael Persbrandt

41
316 223
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Paul Norell

42
278 276
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Stephen Hunter

43
438 190
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

44
248 256
Oin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Callen

45
269 207
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

46
251 399
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

47
222 281
Ori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Adam Brown

48
249 193
Quickbeam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Quickbeam

49
199 248
Nori is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Jed Brophy

50
237 150
Gil-galad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mark Ferguson