Best Characters From Criminal Minds

The Top Ten

Spencer Reid

He's a great agent who understands his duty and is unlikely to snap. And when he does... you've got to admit - it's hilarious.

' "...a very special message that your mother is a- " '

He's loyal to his friends and though in some respects started off being emotionally frail, he's not let anyone break him. He's gone through a lot and yet is able to sympathise with people - especially females and children. Sure, there are times when his silence hint on an inablity to express his feelings, or they may make him seem cold - especially when he's quoting statistics on crime and when talking to some people - but there are others when he is anything but cold. And this constant change in his behaviour is actually likeable.

His child-like love for Halloween is always sweet to watch and he tends to say the most innocent of things to say.

' "I didn't even get to say goodbye." '

Sure, there are times when he over-thinks things and relies too much on his intelligent ...more

Love Spencer Reid! Despite the fact that he is awkward and nerdy (which is still adorable), he is also the strongest and most emotional character on the show. He is beautiful inside and out! I love every side of him, the genius, the nerd, the loving son, the strong FBI agent, the optimistic Halloween-lover, and every other adorable part of him!

He is my favorite character BY FAR! He is a super genius who is very socially awkward. His past is interesting in so many aspects. The prison storyline. His mother. He is so sympathetic and yet he is very love able. He is amazing.

Reid is by far the best character. His intelligence and quirky personality traits make him a very fun character to watch. Not to mention he's quite easy on the eyes and you find yourself involved in his story.

Emily Prentiss

Ok, picking my favorite criminal minds character is SO HARD! I love them all so much for different reasons! The only character that I didn't love as much was Elle, I'm not hating, I just loved the other characters more.

Emily - I think Emily is my favorite. I go back and forth between characters, but I always come back to her, I still love the other characters SO MUCH! I liked her character and she was really smart. The chemistry and relationship she had with the other characters was lovable and she had faith in a lot of people, like Jordan, the girl who took over for JJ on maternity leave. She can speak 8 languages! Not to mention she has great interrogating skills and she's very observant of behavior. Even though everyone else is too, I just like the things she notices.

JJ - I love JJ. She's sweet, kind, and intelligent. She never really lets her emotions get the best of her and she's an amazing mom as well as an amazing friend to everyone in the bureau. She's so ...more

I 100% agree with the person whose comment started with "Ok, picking my favorite criminal minds character is SO HARD! I love them all for different reasons! " That person is so right.

She is hands down the most underrated character. Best of the lot.

When Prentiss left after season 7, the show got so boring. She was the best character introduced

Jennifer Jareau (J.J.)

I think JJ is kind and compassionate and yet can still do a badass take down.

In the first seasons, I was confused why she was even there. She had very little to contribute to the investigations and her chemistry with the other members of the team.

J.J. is the kindest, sweetest and the most human character of the show, but it does not prevent her from being intelligent, strong and talented. She has many facets and it's really interesting!

J.J.'s the hottest so she's my favorite!

Derek Morgan

what? not number one? why? derek morgan has to be the best one on the show. so SEXY! oh my is he ever sexy. VOTE MORGAN FAN'S. LET'S MAKE HIM #1
I'm a baby girl ( that's a shemar moore fan )

Derek is the muscle of the show, yet very intelligent at the same time. Great actor.

#4 derek morgan is #4 no he's #1 he is why my mom & me started watching the show. so sexy.

Sex for the eyes. That's why he's my number two. The only reason he's not above Reid is because lord knows I love myself some adorable nerd..

Penelope Garcia

One of the funniest and arguably most important members on the team (name one case that wasn't solved using her computer skills) Penelope is just plain awesome! Her relationship with Morgan is also, by far, my favourite on the show.

In a show like Criminal Minds it is import to have someone like Garcia, or else the show would be more depressing then it already is.

She is the glue and comic relief. I love drama, but she brings the right amount of levity/humor to the show.

It's amazing how fast she can get records and info. You go Garcia!

Jason Gideon

He was definitely the most complex and layered character on the show. The way he got so involved and connected to every single case was very effective for his character growth. It is unfortunate that he left and there has been a Gideon shaped hole in the show ever since.

Best and most interesting character out of them all. Such a shame that he left so early on...would have been the star of the show

Gideon was the best character in this show hands down

Gideon. Is by far the number ONE He is the most intense character ever. The best

Aaron Hotchner

Best character hands down; calm, collected, but still has moments of vulnerability and development

He Was The Best Agent According to me had he been their he would have gotten reid out quite quickly...

Subtle and complex -- I find him to be the most fascinating member of the team.

Makes the show perfect

David Rossi David Wade Ross is an American professional baseball catcher for the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball.

I watch the show over and over for Rossi! He has quite a bit of background in theater -I just found out he was in Hair (great play, by the way)

That's not Ross, lol.

When hotch is about to quit like shaunnesy and gideon did. Rossi tells him what he's feeling is ego n it's not about him it's about the bad guys... he basically says gideon is a chump for giving up the job because of the bad guys n rossi is right 100%. Rossi is #1

Was the best character ever

Elle Greenaway

Are you guys for real Elle good she One of the original female profilers before Emily came long Elle should be number one Elle easily the best the way she left the show was sad but again she snapped it was really good to have her on the show not only did she take down unsub by her self but she would be the first female to take down a unsub by just one kick she should be close to jj and Emily and again jj is pretty much the best but Elle wouldn still have the moves Emily she lied about her past and being undermission jj or Elle didn't pull that but I will give her this I like bangs Emily she goodprofiler but Elle dose not get half the Credit that jj or Emily gets and again she would be the first female on the team that took law into her own hands people need realize that

Ashley Seaver

She's just really unique and interesting and unlike most characters on the show she actually has character

Rachel Nichols is the Queen.

The Contenders

Alex Blake

so smart

Alex Blake is one of the best because she was a good fit and she is very smart And nice she has a
good Friend Ship with Dr.reid

Luke Alvez
Tara Lewis

I think tara lewis is great.


Cat Adams

Best Unsub

Erin Strauss

They killed her off once I started to like her.

George Foyet

Best villain ever


Kate Callahan

Funny and underrated. Not the best but a good character.

I liked kate I was sad to see her go.

Stephen Walker


Jordan Todd

She's Gorgeous

I liked her why so low?. the last one on the list? wow

I liked her. why did she go away? does anyone know?

Izzy Rogers

One of the strongest women ever

Peter Lewis


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