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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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1,493 423
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2
1,351 367
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Willow Rosenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

3
1,560 513
Spike is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

4
1,560 438
Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

5
1,221 343
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
1,155 525
Angel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

7
1,095 412
Kaylee Frye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Kaylee Frye Firefly

8
1,130 454
Faith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

9
1,080 446
River Tam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
River Tam Firefly

10
965 405
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

11
1,109 322
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Hoban Washburne Firefly

12
920 449
Anya Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Anya Jenkins Buffy the Vampire Slayer

13
863 362
Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Xander Harris Buffy the Vampire Slayer

14
972 295
Oz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Oz

The Strongest Female Characters Written by Joss Whedon

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869 321
Zoë Washburne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Zoë Washburne Firefly

16
854 402
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

17
837 330
Lorne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Lorne Angel

18
681 371
Echo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Echo Dollhouse

19
830 414
Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

20
844 344
Jayne Cobb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Jayne Cobb Firefly

21
825 314
Inara Serra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Inara Serra Firefly

The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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719 399
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

23
681 408
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

24
626 383
Dr. Horrible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Dr. Horrible Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

25
557 446
Illyria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Illyria Angel

26
654 303
Shepherd Book is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Shepherd Book Firefly

27
599 300
Allen Francis Doyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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512 433
Darla is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

12 Reasons Joss Whedon Was Never The Feminist Pioneer You Thought He Was

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553 364
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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460 360
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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496 343
Charles Gunn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Charles Gunn Angel

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495 353
Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Simon Tam Firefly

33
460 378
Topher Brink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Topher Brink Dollhouse

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454 396
Andrew Wells is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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470 328
Lindsey McDonald is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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428 416
Caleb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Caleb Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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437 340
Jenny Calendar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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405 410
Mayor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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378 407
Harmony Kendall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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467 379
Glory is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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398 585
Dawn Summers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Dawn Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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524 213
Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
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14 Things You Didn't Realize Joss Whedon Worked On

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317 390
Victor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Victor Dollhouse

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350 362
Penny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Penny Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

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409 313
Alpha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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313 359
Sierra is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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354 341
Kendra Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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404 269
Clem is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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321 398
Saffron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters