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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
A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good
2
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
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The Dark Knight
3
The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Fight Club
4
V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
V For Vendetta
5
M is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
James Bond
6
Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
7
Harmonica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Once Upon a Time in the West
8
Janitor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Scrubs
9
Cigarette-Smoking Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
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The X Files
X-Files
10
The Tin Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
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The Wizard of Oz
11
Driver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Drive
12
Beast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
Beauty and the Beast, Belle's Magical World, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
13
Wicked Witch of the West... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
14
The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
The Big Lebowski
15
Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Get Smart
16
The Old Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Old Man
A Christmas Story
17
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
aidin2014 added
Dr. Who and the Daleks, Case Closed: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital, Doctor Who
18
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
The Hollow
19
The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
20
The Time Traveler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Time Traveler
Time Machine
21
Queen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mirror Mirror, Snow White Christmas
22
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
23
Cowardly Lion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Wizard of Oz, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
24
The Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Girl
The Seven Year Itch
25
El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Desperado