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The Best Characters On HBO's 'Succession' 

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Updated September 12, 2019 1.4k votes 249 voters 2.9k views 13 items

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The best characters on HBO’s Succession are both ruthless and resourceful; they’re full of big dreams and aren’t afraid to break a few eggs in order to achieve them.

Succession follows the powerful Roy family as they plot to overthrow one another and take control of their father’s company. Logan Roy, played by Brian Cox, is cold and calculating, and his sons, Connor, Roman, Kendall, are all vying to take his place as the head of the family. From Frank Vernon, COO of Waystar and Logan’s longtime friend to Tom Wamsgans, Shiv’s husband and slimeball extraordinaire, these are the best (and worst) characters on Succession. Who’s your favorite Succession cast member?

Vote up your favorite characters on Succession to see who tops the list.

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Kendall Roy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On HBO's 'Succession'
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"Do I go Hulk, or Bruce Banner?"

Played by: Jeremy Strong

Company role: Co-COO of Waystar

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Greg Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On HBO's 'Succession'
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"If I eat any more songbirds I’m going to hurl."

Played by: Nicholas Braun

Company role: Employee in Parks Division at Waystar Royco

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Gerri Killman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On HBO's 'Succession'
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Played by: J. Smith-Cameron

Company role: General Counsel to Waystar Royco

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Roman Roy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On HBO's 'Succession'
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"I like hurting human beings as much as the next guy, but this is really ****ing good."

Played by: Kieran Culkin

Company role: COO of Waystar Royco

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