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List Rules Character from Joss Whedon's television shows and Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog.

A lively debate in the Whedon fandom has always been "Who are Joss Whedon's best characters"? Let's use this list as a way to settle that debate, shall we? Give your faves and thumbs up, thumbs down to those you're not as fond of.
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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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1,472 395
Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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1,452 477
Spike is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

4
1,242 340
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Willow Rosenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

5
1,129 319
Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Rupert Giles Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

6
1,064 498
Angel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

7
1,020 377
Kaylee Frye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Kaylee Frye Firefly

8
1,019 409
River Tam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
River Tam Firefly

9
1,047 294
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Hoban Washburne Firefly

10
1,029 430
Faith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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903 383
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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859 420
Anya Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Anya Jenkins Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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904 270
Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Oz

14
795 337
Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Xander Harris Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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816 290
Zoë Washburne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Zoë Washburne Firefly

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789 377
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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770 309
Lorne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Lorne Angel

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631 348
Echo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Echo Dollhouse

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774 386
Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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773 283
Inara Serra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Inara Serra Firefly

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791 312
Jayne Cobb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Jayne Cobb Firefly

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671 375
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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636 380
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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596 354
Dr. Horrible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Dr. Horrible Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

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520 415
Illyria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Illyria Angel

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618 274
Shepherd Book is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Shepherd Book Firefly

27
557 280
Allen Francis Doyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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474 408
Darla is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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514 337
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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433 329
Captain Hammer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Captain Hammer Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

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466 314
Charles Gunn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Charles Gunn Angel

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464 325
Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Simon Tam Firefly

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436 349
Topher Brink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Topher Brink Dollhouse

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420 366
Andrew Wells is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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438 302
Lindsey McDonald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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397 380
Caleb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Caleb Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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306 359
Victor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Victor Dollhouse

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394 287
Alpha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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331 332
Penny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Penny Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

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401 314
Jenny Calendar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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432 351
Glory is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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372 381
Mayor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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482 194
Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
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362 545
Dawn Summers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Dawn Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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343 380
Harmony Kendall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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297 331
Sierra is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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322 313
Kendra Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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367 247
Clem is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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303 364
Saffron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters