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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
2,302 366
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen

3
2,002 521
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Legolas Orlando Bloom

4
1,844 511
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin

5
1,389 401
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gimli John Rhys-Davies

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1,136 493
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bilbo Baggins Ian Holm

7
1,192 546
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Boromir Sean Bean

8
1,020 472
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peregrin Took Billy Boyd

9
949 483
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Galadriel Cate Blanchett

10
946 384
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elrond Hugo Weaving

11
854 394
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Meriadoc Brandybuck Dominic Monaghan

12
993 419
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Faramir David Wenham

13
867 382
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Treebeard John Rhys-Davies

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1,121 479
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gollum Andy Serkis

The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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1,001 625
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Frodo Baggins Elijah Wood

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802 413
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage

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750 371
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éomer Karl Urban

18
881 370
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Éowyn Miranda Otto

19
730 378
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Théoden Bernard Hill

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763 374
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Saruman Christopher Lee

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832 376
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Arwen Liv Tyler

The Best Marvel Comics Movies

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718 347
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sauron Sala Baker

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659 312
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Smaug Benedict Cumberbatch

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575 313
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

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472 242
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Bard Luke Evans

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508 313
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Haldir Craig Parker

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456 286
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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454 227
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Kili Aidan Turner

The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

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410 172
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balin Ken Stott

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453 110
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

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429 308
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tauriel Evangeline Lilly

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434 252
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Thranduil Lee Pace

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350 187
Fili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Fili Dean O'Gorman

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304 198
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dwalin Graham McTavish

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97 45
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

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473 307
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

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275 190
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gloin Peter Hambleton

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307 346
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Celeborn Marton Csokas

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257 204
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bofur James Nesbitt

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259 152
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Beorn Mikael Persbrandt

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232 170
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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192 204
Oin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Oin John Callen

The Coolest Characters in Middle-Earth

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209 225
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bombur Stephen Hunter

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299 153
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

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179 227
Ori is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ori Adam Brown

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215 198
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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155 203
Nori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Nori Jed Brophy

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203 176
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

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199 338
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

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229 448
Gríma Wormtongue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif