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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
280 59
Sanji is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
evy2526 added One Piece

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290 74
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Lord of the Rings Universe

4
166 74
Simba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Lion King

5
105 32
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added The Lord of the Rings

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129 71
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Aladdin

7
136 70
Beast is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Beauty and the Beast

8
96 46
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
ladilling added Marvel Universe

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82 60
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Lord of the Rings Universe

10
75 57
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
English folklore

11
86 82
Prince Eric is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
The Little Mermaid

12
71 64
Oberyn Martell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Game of Thrones

13
49 34
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added Bambi

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

15
57 63
Prince Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Hamlet

16
41 34
Great Prince of the Forest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added Bambi

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36 32
Prince Phillip is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Loni Lengel added Sleeping Beauty

18
37 36
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added The Hobbit

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30 29
Prince Pyrus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
evy2526 added Prince Pyrus

20
39 67
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
8 33
Prince Vultan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
slaft added Flash Gordon, Flash Gordon