Fictional Characters The Greatest Characters with No Name  

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What are the greatest characters with no names? This list includes great, unforgettable characters as "The Narrator," "The Janitor," and even "The Man with No Name." Character names have a way of defining characters. When a major character doesn't have a name, it equally says something meaningful about a them. Just "Cigarette Smoking Man"? Tell me more! Some of film and TV's biggest characters are nameless, creating intrigue surrounding the character and their behavior.  
 

Which is the greatest character that doesn't have a name? It's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, so vote up your favorite unnamed character and add any that may be missing. 

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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Man with No Name A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good

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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Stranger High Plains Drifter

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The Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Bride Kill Bill

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The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Narrator Fight Club

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The Joker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Joker The Dark Knight

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V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
V V For Vendetta

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M is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
M James Bond

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Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Agent 99 Get Smart

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Harmonica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Harmonica Once Upon a Time in the West

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Janitor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Janitor Scrubs

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Cigarette-Smoking Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Dismalhead added Cigarette Smoking Man The X Files - X-Files

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Driver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Driver Drive

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Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Black Knight Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Stranger The Big Lebowski

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The Time Traveler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Time Traveler Time Machine

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The Tin Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Tin Man The Wizard of Oz

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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
aidin2014 added The Doctor Case Closed: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital, Doctor Who, The Shakespeare Code

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The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Headless Horseman The Hollow

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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Wizard of Oz His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz

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El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
El Mariachi Desperado

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Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Wicked Witch of the West

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Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Man The Road

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Beast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Beast Beauty and the Beast, Belle's Magical World, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

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Data is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
slaft added Data Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact

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The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Scarecrow His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz

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Number Six is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Number Six The Prisoner

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The Man With the Yellow Hat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Man With the Yellow Hat Curious George

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The Old Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Old Man A Christmas Story

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Nameless is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Nameless Hero

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Cowardly Lion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Cowardly Lion The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Queen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mirror Mirror, Snow White Christmas

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Banjo Player is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
JohnBarnes added Banjo Player Deliverance

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The Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Girl The Seven Year Itch

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The Waitress is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Waitress It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Tom Islava added Emcee Cabaret

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Captain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Captain Cool Hand Luke

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The Actress is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
punksnotdead added The Actress Insignificance

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The Waitress is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Waitress It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Driver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
elijah-gillette added Driver Faster

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The Professor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Professor

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Man in Black is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Man in Black Lost

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Curley's Wife is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Curley's Wife Of Mice and Men

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XXXX is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Xxxx Layer Cake

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Boy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Boy The Road

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The Ballplayer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
punksnotdead added The Ballplayer Insignificance

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The Thief is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Thief The Thief and the Cobbler

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The Professor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
punksnotdead added The Professor Insignificance

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The Coachman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Coachman Pinocchio

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The Senator is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
punksnotdead added The Senator Insignificance

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Elevator Attendant is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
punksnotdead added Elevator Attendant Insignificance