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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
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Sanji is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Beast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Simba is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Loki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Faramir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Prince Pyrus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Prince Eric is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Great Prince of the Forest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Boromir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Prince Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince Charming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince Phillip is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Tuxedo Mask is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince Florian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Prince Florian

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He-Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince John is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added Prince John

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The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Little Prince

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Lone Starr is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Prince Charming is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Fëanor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Shasta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Théodred is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Curufin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Curufin

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Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Celegorm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Celegorm

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Bowser Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince Vultan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
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Prince Valiant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Prince Valiant

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Prince Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Prince Ferdinand

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Hans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Hans

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Rabadash is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Rabadash

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Prince Evillo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince Thun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince Myshkin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Richard Winslow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Richard Winslow

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Nikolas Cassadine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time

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Prince George is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Prince George

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Prince Mackaroo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Prince Mackaroo

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Zorba is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Zorba

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Prince Randy of Regalia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Prince Randy of Regalia

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Prince Prigio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Prince Prigio