Best Characters The Top Joss Whedon Characters  

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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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1,516 431
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2
1,587 520
Spike is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

3
1,376 376
Willow Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Willow Rosenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Animated Series

4
1,580 445
Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

5
1,242 349
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
1,181 531
Angel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

7
1,107 417
Kaylee Frye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Kaylee Frye Firefly

8
1,155 461
Faith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

9
1,093 451
River Tam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
River Tam Firefly

10
975 410
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

11
1,121 327
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Hoban Washburne Firefly

12
938 455
Anya Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Anya Jenkins Buffy the Vampire Slayer

13
881 372
Xander Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Xander Harris Buffy the Vampire Slayer

14
988 300
Oz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Oz

15
877 326
Zoë Washburne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Zoë Washburne Firefly

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872 405
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

17
848 333
Lorne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Lorne Angel

18
694 376
Echo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Echo Dollhouse

19
844 418
Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

20
855 349
Jayne Cobb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Jayne Cobb Firefly

21
835 318
Inara Serra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Inara Serra Firefly

22
732 403
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

23
693 414
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

24
633 389
Dr. Horrible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Dr. Horrible Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

25
563 452
Illyria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Illyria Angel

26
663 308
Shepherd Book is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Shepherd Book Firefly

27
607 302
Allen Francis Doyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

28
522 440
Darla is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

29
564 368
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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506 347
Charles Gunn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Charles Gunn Angel

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462 367
Captain Hammer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Captain Hammer Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

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501 359
Simon Tam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Simon Tam Firefly

33
465 385
Topher Brink is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Topher Brink Dollhouse

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461 402
Andrew Wells is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

35
438 420
Caleb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Caleb Buffy the Vampire Slayer

36
476 335
Lindsey McDonald is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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416 413
Mayor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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447 344
Jenny Calendar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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384 414
Harmony Kendall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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475 386
Glory is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

41
540 216
Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
lalispeter added Gentlemen

42
405 601
Dawn Summers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Dawn Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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321 397
Victor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters
Victor Dollhouse

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352 368
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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415 319
Alpha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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316 366
Sierra is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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362 347
Kendra Young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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415 273
Clem is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters

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323 405
Saffron is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Joss Whedon Characters