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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
Tom Islava added The Dark Knight
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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Stranger High Plains Drifter
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The Narrator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Fight Club
5
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
7
Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Get Smart
8
Harmonica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Once Upon a Time in the West
9
Janitor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Scrubs
10
Black Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added Monty Python and the Holy Grail
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The Tin Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Wizard of Oz
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Cigarette-Smoking Man is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Drive
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Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added
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The Stranger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Big Lebowski
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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Time Traveler Time Machine
18
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
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Beast is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Tom Islava added The Hollow
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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Cowardly Lion is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Data is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
slaft added Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact
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El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
Desperado
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Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters with No Name
The Road