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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2,881 628
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen

2
3,211 500
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen

3
2,862 684
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom

4
2,509 695
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin

5
1,816 511
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

6
1,485 642
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm

7
1,337 585
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd

8
1,529 691
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean

9
1,102 486
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan

10
1,243 506
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham

11
1,213 618
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett

12
1,216 483
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving

13
1,117 459
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

14
1,544 637
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

15
1,354 775
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood

16
1,017 514
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage

17
939 445
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban

18
1,122 433
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto

19
901 453
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill

20
1,074 447
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler

21
915 471
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee

22
891 412
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker

23
802 369
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch

24
684 368
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

25
590 291
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Luke Evans

26
624 375
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Craig Parker

27
560 330
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Sylvester McCoy

28
572 275
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aidan Turner

29
614 137
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

30
508 202
Balin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ken Stott

31
564 366
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Evangeline Lilly

32
436 225
Fili is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dean O'Gorman

33
557 308
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Lee Pace

34
201 81
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

35
381 230
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Graham McTavish

36
551 345
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

37
336 226
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peter Hambleton

38
362 397
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Marton Csokas

39
318 241
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
James Nesbitt

40
323 184
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mikael Persbrandt

41
298 209
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Paul Norell

42
264 265
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Stephen Hunter

43
409 181
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

44
241 244
Oin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Callen

45
257 200
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

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215 269
Ori is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Adam Brown

47
242 384
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

48
234 185
Quickbeam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Quickbeam

49
188 240
Nori is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Jed Brophy

50
270 251
Mouth of Sauron is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Bruce Spence