Royalty The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time  

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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 Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

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

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

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

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

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
Tom Islava added Aragorn The Lord of the Rings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lone Starr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
PeterWalser added Lone Starr Space Balls

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Prince Vultan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Princes of All Time
slaft added Prince Vultan Flash Gordon, Flash Gordon