Fictional Characters The Greatest Characters with No Name  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite nameless characters.

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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328 34
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
208 44
The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Stranger High Plains Drifter

3
171 80
The Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Kill Bill

4
113 18
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Dark Knight

5
181 82
The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Fight Club

6
175 78
V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
V For Vendetta

7
141 85
M is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
James Bond

8
80 82
Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Get Smart

9
99 71
Harmonica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Once Upon a Time in the West

10
97 70
Janitor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Scrubs

11
43 18
Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Monty Python and the Holy Grail

12
33 17
The Tin Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Wizard of Oz

13
64 42
Cigarette-Smoking Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Dismalhead added The X Files
X-Files

14
91 74
Driver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Drive

15
34 18
Beast is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
29 23
Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added

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26 19
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz

18
24 17
The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz

19
59 62
The Time Traveler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Time Traveler Time Machine

20
30 17
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
aidin2014 added Case Closed: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital, Doctor Who, The Shakespeare Code

21
34 23
The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Big Lebowski

22
80 59
The Man With the Yellow Hat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Man With the Yellow Hat Curious George

23
25 15
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Hollow

24
19 17
Cowardly Lion is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
26 26
Data is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
slaft added Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact