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List Rules Greatest princes from theater, literature, film, and television. Fictional princes only, no real people.

On this list you’ll find all of the best fictional princes, from animated animals (Simba, The Lion King) to soap opera favorites (Richard Winslow, “Guiding Light”). They’re sometimes kind, sometimes cruel, but they never cease to intrigue and entertain fans – and for that, they’ve each earned a spot on this list of the greatest fictional princes of all time.

What makes a fictional prince great? Fictional princes, after all, are fairly common in both written and visual mediums. Perhaps one characteristic of an amazing fictional prince is complexity, such as that found in Hamlet and his inner struggles. Although Hamlet’s story does not end well, it would be hard to debate that he isn’t memorable and enjoyable as a character, and his depth is a large part of what makes him interesting.

Another attribute of the best fictional princes might be kindness, such as that evidenced by Legolas from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. Or, at the opposite end of the spectrum, cruelty and arrogance – just think of Prince Joffrey Baratheon from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and the hit TV show, "Game of Thrones."

The princes on this list have both good qualities and bad, but they’re all fan favorites, the best fictional princes from every fictional medium. Whether they’re loved for their selfless acts or their brutish ones, fans can’t get enough of these literary princes. Because of this, they’re all proudly included on this list of the greatest fictional princes. Cast your votes for the best fictional princes below.

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Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
evy2526 added Code Geass

2
249 51
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
One Piece

3
263 70
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Lord of the Rings Universe

4
144 71
Simba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Lion King

5
85 30
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added The Lord of the Rings

6
119 69
Beast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Beauty and the Beast

7
109 70
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Aladdin

8
85 42
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
ladilling added Marvel Universe

9
74 58
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Lord of the Rings Universe

10
71 53
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
English folklore

11
63 61
Oberyn Martell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Game of Thrones

12
75 79
Prince Eric is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Little Mermaid

13
35 29
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added The Lord of the Rings

14
42 32
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added Bambi

15
29 27
Prince Pyrus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
evy2526 added Prince Pyrus

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53 61
Prince Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Hamlet

17
35 32
Great Prince of the Forest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added Bambi

18
35 34
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added The Hobbit

19
29 31
Prince Phillip is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Loni Lengel added Sleeping Beauty

20
35 66
The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Little Prince The Little Prince

21
7 31
Prince Vultan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
slaft added Flash Gordon, Flash Gordon