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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 them.

The best LOTR characters are a mix of heroic warriors, tragic heroes, and classic villains all brought together in 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 books, 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 -- be they human, dwarf, elf, or hobbit. Especially hobbit.

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
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen
3
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom
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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies
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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin
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Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm
7
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd
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Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean
9
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan
10
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham
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Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies
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Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving
13
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett
14
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto
15
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood
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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis
17
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage
18
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill
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Éomer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban
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Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee
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Bard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Luke Evans
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Kili is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aidan Turner
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Arwen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler
24
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added
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Balin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ken Stott