Best Lord of the Rings Characters

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The Top Ten

1
Legolas
he can shoot like 5 arrows at once! amazing.
the greatest guy in the LOTR and never gets hurt when ever everybody is hurt and startled he just deals with the problem

roblist

The Best Character! Orlando, you did amazing job! Thank you!
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2Aragorn
ARAGORN IS THE BEST CHARACTER! He's so noble yet humble, and I just love how he is portrayed throughout the books and movies *_* Sam is a good one, but my favorite is Aragorn. There's so much depth to his character. The changes he makes throughout the series are really nice, too---very well-written and realistic. I like seeing the transformation from a humble wandering ranger unwilling to accept his true destiny to a really confident leader and king. I think he's a character that a lot of readers can relate to on one level or another. He's not only my favorite LOTR character, but my favorite literary character of all time.
Clearly the best! I mean he's the KING for crying out loud! And he's still humble and saves practically everyone - Would've gone for Theoden also because he is just so god in the 2nd film :) and also legolas is just amazing! Crazy arrow-shooting-see you from miles away- skills :D but ARAGORN wins hands down!

Misskaycee

Aragorn is the High king of Gondor and Arnor, is the greatest swordsmen ever, and is an the last of the Dunedain. Can not get any better.
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3Gandalf
YOU SHALL NOT PAAAAASSSS!
He is the greatest he killed a balrog you know you shall not pass. He came back as a white wizard remember at dawn look to the east
Gandalf is the greatest, wisest, strongest, and with no doubt the most powerful character of all. He killed a balrog, came back to life even stronger than before, and he is a maia which means and if you read the books you can read that before gandalf came in a human form he was more powerful than ever and he helped create earth. So gandalf is with no doubt the best character ever!
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4Sam
I'll start off by saying... Legolas.. Really? By movies purely he isn't even a character, oh he can shoot arrows very well. That's a complex interesting character right there. While I also love Gandalf and Aragorn the unsung hero of lord of the rings is Sam. 'Frodo wouldn't have got far without Sam' The ending of Fellowship, heartbreakingly beautiful when Sam swims out. The ending of the two towers, purely inspirational speech from Sam. 'BUT I CAN CARRY YOU! ' Outstanding. Sam makes up the finest moments of the trilogy, not the epic battles, the bad ass Mumakil fight or how many arrows you can shoot. While these are all great it's about friendship, loyalty and hope in overwhelming odds and Sam makes up all these traits about why I love Lord Of The Rings.

kevinmurphy

First of all, Sam comes across as a real man more than any of the other characters. He is noble, kind, unassuming, and is the only character that I feel I would really like to have as a friend. In the end, Sam marries an awesome woman, settles down to a comfortable life, and has kids. What other character can lay claim to such a happy life, and who could deserve it more?
He is the real hero and you know it! He deserves #1. He saves Frodo a lot! And he manages to not be consumed by the powers of the ring!

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5Gimli
Gimli is the best character because he's stocky, short, and stubborn. Also he's a bad ass and tried to destroy that ring with his axe when everyone told him he couldn't he did it anyway. Lastly he has an awesome beard, hands down that makes him tons better than a hairy footed hobbit who can barely control himself from putting on that ring.
he is a dwarf. how can he not be the best
He's kick ass and even though he's small he's powerful man!
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6Frodo
There is no way that anyone in the entire trilogy can compare to what Frodo went through. He had the ring for 13 MONTHS and only till the very end did it finally control him. All of the other characters were consumed by the ring the second they saw it but what did Frodo do when he was first given the ring? TRIED GIVING IT BACK TO GANDALF. Frodo is the reason Middle earth was saved and I know that everyone contributed something into it, but Frodo had the most challenging, most intense, mission that should really be called a suicide mission! Frodo all the way
He has the hardest mission

MatrixGuy

I find that I can relate to Frodo a lot and I know how it feels to go through something like the journey he went on. He never gives up and he's just amazing. His friendship with Sam reminds me a lot of the friendship I have with my best friend. All in all he's my favorite character ever and the fact that he's really hot is pretty awesome as well
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7Sauron
He is so cool. To bad he dies in the beginning of the battle at the black gate. 3rd best guy in the movie. Am I the only one who likes this guy?
Sauron is one of Maiar Servants of Gods of Arda and his the Leader
And most powerful of Maiar And No One can get near to him one slash
Mo kill
Sauron is awesome he made the whole trilogy he made the ring
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8Pippin
I love Pippin! He always has a smile on his face. He manages to see the best in everything. I think he is the character with the most soul and heart. He has such a great sense of honor. And his almost idiotic sense of curiosity is utterly endearing.
Pippin is just simply the best character! He's comical and funny. Both he and Merry. They just those characters who's don't need to be any smart. They are just perfect like that! If Pippin wouldn't be in Lord of The Rings there wouldn't be any funny! He's just best!
This guy is the best, in the books and the movies! Merry is also really cool, but Pippin is better. He's also funny. He should carry the ring.
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9Gollum
Are you serious? As far as characters go, Gollum is simply the best. Looking at him from a critical eye, he is not just your average black character or white character. Gollum has a split personality which makes him a really good character. Also he has a very different speech to other characters, I mean I still can't believe he is so low down in the list.
Come on... Gollum has the most potential as a character throughout. Not only does he have a gripping emotional backstory and a tragic personality, but he is the one character that really enhances the journey to Mordor. And by the way, the dude that voted Saruman and said that he's the 'same guy as count dooku close enough', eat my turd. Two completely different characters, and you can't vote a character because the actor played a cool villain in a DIFFERENT damn MOVIE.
Gollum is by far number 1! It's so rare when you get such a messed up character to be so funny! I like the arguments Gollum has with himself because it shows you how difficult he finds living with himself which makes us feel sympathy for him. At the end I admit he went mad and lost all the things which made him funny but I cried when he died (saddest moment of any film). But Gollum is the best character of any film or book or T.V. series ever (yes even better Dobby out of Harry Potter)!
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10The Witch-King of Angmar
He's really the main antagonist of the story if you think about it: He was the one who captured and tortured Gollum to find the location of the ring, he was the one who traveled all the way to The Shire and relentlessly pursued Frodo for several weeks from Bree to Rivendell, he was the one who gave Frodo the wound he would never truly recover from, he was the one who gathered and organised the armies of Mordor, he was the one who led them in the Battle Of The Pelennor Fields, he was the first and only enemy to pass through the gates of Minas Tirith, he was the only one able to challenge Gandalf in single combat (the Balrog was also a maiar so it doesn't count), he was the one who killed Theoden, the list goes on..
He's a boss that rides a dragon, leads a group of shadow people, has 3 different/powerful weapons, had his own Nation (Angmar), and just look at that crown. Witch-King is awesomest.
The king of the Nazgul. He has cool weapons like a mace and a sword that can turn into fire. He is the best. Eowyn is stupid, witch king would have killed her if that ugly hobbit merry did not exist!
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The Contenders

11Galadriel
Her beauty is no match for anyone
Lady Galadriel is one of strongest elves and, entities, in Middle earth. Her power was so greas she torn down walls of Dol Guldur.
Mens knees crumble at her glance

12Eowyn

Eowyn is the most epic character of all. She has the spirit of a true warrior, even though she is almost always prevented from fighting. Her greatest fear is that she might die without truly being herself. She fears a life in a cage, and succeeds in destroying the Witch King of Angmar with Meriodoc Brandybuck. She is no man.

She killed the fricken Witch King AND his Nazgul!


13Merry
One of the most underrated characters, in the books and in the movie as well. Amazingly smart for a Hobbit who was never to leave home before the Ringquest; I can recall three times throughout the story when his good ideas saved the day and I'm sure there were more cases of that. He fought the Nazgul king and survived; sure Eowyn did the ultimate killing part, but probably wouldn't have done it without his help.

saaarsdej

He is third wheel to the rest and the stuff he does always goes unnoticed, he was probably smarter than Legolas and was a better warrior than Aragorn considering his size and the fact that be had never fought before in his life.
People always seem to forget him, but he really is the mos interesting character in bothe the books and movies.

14Faramir
Amazing! He's hot brave and awesome! What more could you waant from him? Me and all my friends love him! Don't we all love him? I'm surorizzed there isn't jnpdaimjpfoiuhrwiuo
He should be way higher on this list... Faramir is brave and noble but so humble at the same time. And I feel so bad about the way his father acts instead of being proud of his son.
He's so underrated compared to legolas and Aragorn, etc. He is very brave and also doesn't get taken over by wanting the ring like other men would do.
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15Arwen Evenstar
She is beautiful and she saved Frodo from 9 of Nazgul by doing that water horse attack thing.

16Balrog
Its a baddass demon of the ancient world. And is the coolest looking thing more so than any other on all three films. Welds a huge flaming sword and whip. Also it kills gandalf, well sort of. Would have been awesome to see it rampage at the battle of helms deep or somthing. By far my favorite character even though its time on screen or in the book was short lived.

17Saruman
He falls off a building and is the same guy as count dooku close enough
Saruman worse than a f-ing balrog! No way!

18Elrond
Master of the elves. Why would you not love him? Always has this serious look on his face but you can tell that he cares. His long black hair is super epic too and his robes are sweet.
He is just like really cool with an epic sword.

19Boromir
One does not simply put Frodo on top of Boromir on a top tens list.
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He's a great character he has depth you don't see with many other characters in the films or books. He is deeply flawed and troubled yet immensely powerful as a combatant and has a great desire to do good even if it is slightly misguided at times.
He was clearly the most human of all the LOTR characters. There were points in the books where you'd hate him above all others. But in the end of the fellowship of the ring, we discover the good that exists within him. That was the perfect build up to his death which is by far the most emotional scene in all the books. The large number of dimensions to Boromir places him at the top of my list of favourite LOTR characters.
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20Treebeard
He is a giant talking tree! You can't get much cooler than that!
Gigantice life tree, werry inteligent and werry long beast, great power. Treebeard his werry match sort and he werry speed beasts.

21Eomer
He is a true knight and loyal to his people and his king. You can clearly see that he is born in the purple. A noble man, handsome and of course KICK ASS!
The best and most underused character!

22Zekithir

23Bilbo Baggins
THE ORIGIONAL HOBBIT AND THE BEST GET OVER THE MOVIE

djperth

Bilbo didn't really strike me as awesome until The Hobbit came out. He turns from a girly little hobbit to a bold, courageous, and loyal champion
BILBO IS the BEST
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24Tom Bombadil
Bombadil is an amazing character, and even in the book was not revealed completely. Further research shows that Tolkien considered him something like "God's little brother", actually more powerful than anyone including Sauron, but caring little about anyone and not motivated to do anything at all about evil in the world.
Tom bombadil was the first and is a badass

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26King Theoden
He is a true lover of his people; he acts out of their best interest. He is brave and bold, especially when he has the Horn of Helm Hammerhand blow as he charges out of the Hornburg into certain death. He is also admiringly stubborn and knows he has a duty to the entirety of Middle Earth (aka saving Minas Tirith) rather than just what's within his own borders.
"Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn. Forth Eorlingas! "

27Lurtz
He is the Uruck hai that killed Boromir. He is the strongest of all Uruck hai.
He is the Uruck hai that killed boromir. He is the strongest of the Uruck hai

28Glorfindel
Read the books. Glorfindel is the one who takes Frodo to Rivendell, not Arwen. They messed it up in the movie.
He killed a Balrog. Not many other characters can claim that (excluding Gandalf).

29Shadowfax
You can't get much better than Shadow fax. The Lord of all horses.
OH. MY. GOD. HE'S A BEAUTIFUL HORSE THAT RUNS AS FAST AS THE WIND PEOPLE!

30Haldir

31Shagrat

32Bill the Pony
Who can forget this brave steed that accompanied the Fellowship

33Gil-Galad
You may not know this dude. And yes I am a LOTR nerd.

34Theoden
Don't we all wish that we can look as cool as he did when we get old. Leader of Rohan.

35Gothmog

36Azog

37Gloin
He is Gimli's dad

38The Mouth of Sauron

39Grima Wormtongue

40Morgoth

41Celeborn

42Nob

43Thorin

44Tauriel

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