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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
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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 Joker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Dark Knight
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The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Fight Club
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V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
V For Vendetta
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M is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
James Bond
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Harmonica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Once Upon a Time in the West
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Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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Janitor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Scrubs
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Cigarette-Smoking Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Dismalhead added The X Files
X-Files
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Driver is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Drive
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The Tin Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Wizard of Oz
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Beast is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Big Lebowski
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Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
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Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Get Smart
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
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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 Hollow
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The Old Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Old Man A Christmas Story
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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
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The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
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The Time Traveler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Time Traveler Time Machine
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The Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Girl The Seven Year Itch
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Queen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mirror Mirror, Snow White Christmas
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Cowardly Lion is listed (or ranked) 25 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