Best Glee Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Santana Lopez Santana Lopez

The thing about Santana is that she is so strikingly real, so honest and true, to such an extent that it is seamless to identify and relate to her: she is the bitch that we love to watch because she represents the bitch in all of us. Yes, she's funny with the, frankly, rude things she says. But more than that, she is real. In her, the writers have made a truly 3-dimensional character who is not just an unpleasant person, but is an unpleasant person because of her inner struggle and turmoil. The point is, we all know what that feels like, which, in my opinion, makes her the best glee character because she strikes me as the must true.

Santana's not only the best character on Glee, but definitely one of the best on television period! She is a complex character who is frighteningly easy to relate to! Not only does Santana amuse with wonderful comedic barbs, but she stirs great compassion as she struggles to handle her challenges. Multi-layered, she is simultaneously fierce and vulnerable. Add Naya Rivera's (Santana) amazing vocals, dance, and beauty to make her easily the "true star" of Glee. I hope to see more of her in the future as the show winds down... Maybe a spin-off? Add in an album or two... I needs my Santana tunes!

Santana is just awesome! She has the best insults ever and I enjoy my saturday nights watching her insults on YouTube! She also has and amazing voice! I'm glad that they are starting to add her in more songs now and she alwways caught my attnetion as the prettiest and coolest and meanest and... Shes just... Awesome! I think she has the best voice of them all!

Santana is definitely the best. She's hilarious because she's such a bitch! It's great!

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2 Kurt Hummel Kurt Hummel

Kurt shows that it's okay to be who you are. He is a role model to many, proving that being your own weird self is always the best thing to do. He has a sweet character that has the biggest heart but knows not to let people in who are just going to out you down. Kurt's sharp sense of humour and witty remarks always make for interesting viewing. He also has a strong side that was shown while he was being bullied. He stood up for himself in the end, along with a little push from Blaine, and showed that you don't have to be pushed around.

Kurt gives a certain realism to Glee. He holds himself higher than other because he knows he has more potential than other people give him credit for. He has sass and style, and he knows where he stands. He doesn't need to bring other people down, he puts them where they should really be. He, like Kurt said, is not a box. There are more than 6 sides to his personality. Although he has a main personality trait, you can often see many other sides to him.

He is the character who has probably gone through the most hardships (although most/all of the Glee kids went though troubles, it was extremely directed on him during Season 1 and 2), but still ended up in a pretty good place.

Plus, let's be real: Klaine is endgame.

He is he only substantial character in glee. The rest is a bit two dimensional. At first I watch glee just for the music but Kurt's character get my attention. There were so many layers of scenarios, characters and drama about him and his life. Not too mentioned he is such a good role model for troubled youths out there. He is very strong, witty, adorable, compassionate and mature behind his years.

Kurt! Yes! You are awesome! I was disappointed when Blaine got into his life. I was hoping he would end up with Karofsky. And that's why I hate Blaine. Plus Blaine is boring. But Kurt is so strong and he's not afraid. He deserves so much and he only gets so little. He has been through so much and I really love him. The only problem I have with him is his mouth. When he sings or talks he looks like he has no teeth and his lips stick together. I dunno if it's just me. It just creeps me out. But I still love him and I would definitely hug him if I met him.

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3 Blaine Anderson

Blaine is awesome I love him he is an amazing actor, singer, and he's not bad on the eyes either he should be the first favorite character and Kurt should be the second they are amazing I love them both. they are the cutest couple cause their both so HOT even though I will most likely NEVER get to meet them I already know they are the nicest sweetest people anyone could ever meet and they always keep it real that's only a few things I love about them.

I don't know why, but Blaine keeps captivating me. Overall, I notice qualities that SHOULD make him less likeable - overreacting, cheating, control-freak. Yet, they don't. He delivers in a very human way. Even though Darren Criss is heterosexual, he portrays Blaine as such a loving person. The emotional scenes between him and Kurt made me shed tears on multiple occasions. And that is what I call great acting. He's not perfect, but that's what makes him all the more captivating and endearing.

By far the best character with the best voice! The episodes with the Blaine solos always win. If Kurt ever breaks up with him (or vice versa)... The world will implode. His character also has so many sides and isn't one-dimensional. Plus there are no words to describe Darren's brilliance.

Best character by far

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4 Rachel Berry Rachel Berry Rachel Barbra Berry is a fictional character and de facto female lead from the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.

Rachel really inspires me with her determination, and drive, her talent, and how far she's come. Yea at first she was annoying, wanting all solos and stuff. But that's what makes up her, she even said so herself. That's who she was, and she's come such a long way. I hope we can all agree that she's the most talented person on that show. A lot of people dislike her, but in my opinion, her and Finn are the best characters. They had the most chemistry, and to all those people out there saying "I hate Rachel. She's not even the best singer.." Well take a look at where let's say Kurt is? Umm.. Singing in a play of Peter Pan with the elderly? Santana? Ya well whats she doing... Rachel is on Broadway, and got into NYATA. My point is Rachel knows what she wants, she's do driven for her goals, and gets them. This is because of her determination and her TALENT. She can do what ever her mind is set to. Yea sure she was a little annoying in the beginning, but so were a lot of the ...more

She gets hate for no Reason. But that's ok because the world will always be filled with rotten bullies who try to be just like Santana (who was horrible) yes Rachel made mistakes but she always apologized and fought for what she wanted. She will always be my inspiration (love you lea Michele) Rachel was put through hell in high school she was constantly torn down and bullied so Much (Santana Quinn and Brittany ) that she almost got a nose job. She was strong enough to make it through these bullies and even when Santana tried to steal her Broadway part she still made it to Broadway and got a tony and graduated NYADA no matter how many people tried to get in her way. A true inspiration. I don't know why people like Santana so much she' accomplished nothing and did nothing but bully. WE LOVE YOU RACHEL rachel accomplished everything even if she went through hell including bullies many rough break ups and everyone hating her there was always a target on her back. All the glee fans hate ...more

Probably the character that gets the most hate in the fandom for absolutely no reason. She's talented, ambitious and strong. Aren't you all bored of those female lead characters that are extremely insecure and shy and they need a guy to make them feel like they worth it? Rachel is the total opposite of that. She knows what she deserves and she has faith in herself.

She is so driven to reach her goals. Sure she has done some bad stuff like scaring away sunshine in season 2 but she is always there for her friends. I also think she feels very real.

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5 Quinn Fabray

There's something about Dianna Agron's portrayal of Quinn that pulls in the viewer and makes you lover her despite her many flaws. Agron paints an honest, sincere portrait of a girl who experiences the life-altering realities that many high school girls dread. And she carefully transitions the character from a mean, superficial sophomore to a softened, resolved senior.

But ultimately, the true gravity of Quinn is her relatable nature. Her character isn't exaggerated or sensationalized. Her character is, simply put, real.

I love Quinn she should for real be up higher! She went through a lot and made it out still standing! And by the way I totally ship her and puck! But she's beautiful! And I absolutely love her story going from the top to teen pregnancy to being a little crazy and then YALE! I also love the episode were they all come back to see the glee room cause the club was closing and the drama that went on with her boyfriend and puck I love how she can make a bad boy sweat. She's absolutely perfect I have so much more to say but I can't say it right now

She had been in a hard time in high school, but she could face all of her problems. She could be super rude sometimes and yet in other times, she could be so nice and lovely. Also, her voice is great, she deserved more solos!

I love her! When my friends said me that she like glee very much, I though I can watch this too. I don't like it, but when I saw quinn crying in fourth episode something just happened in my heart and since that time I love her she is my life inspiration. When she cries I cry, when she laughs I laugh so she is amazing not only in serial she is amazing in life. Now I like not only Quinn fabray I like Dianna Agron.

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6 Brittany Pierce

In my opinion, Brittany is one of the best characters on GLEE. She's so funny, cute and sweet and she is caring and loving. She can dance very well and she has an amazing voice. Heather Morris is one of my favorite actresses all times, I think she did an amazing job by acting Brittany and I'm just happy to see her acting talent developing in the show. Brittany is a special person and she makes people happy, and that's what is so unique about that character.

Can't wait to hear her talking. Totally funny character

Brittany is the best character on glee shes the only one that makes any sense shes super smart shes a great singer and dancer

Very funny character and love her personality. Brittany and santana have the best lines on the show which makes me laugh evertime. It's Brittany B#*$h

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7 Finn Hudson

As the ultimate Gleek, I strongly believe that Glee was amazing with Cory Monteith in it. Even though he died, we could all feel him through the rest of the series. The auditorium was named after him! Without him, the people who joined Glee wouldn't have. Even though Quinn joined Glee Club with a motive, it was because of Finn and he made the boys on his team do the most embarrassing dance in public. He was a leader and an inspiration. Not only were the actors/actresses on Glee affected by his death but fans and Gleeks were affected too. I felt so sorry for Lea because Cory really touched her. Finn, you deserve number 1 on this list. Not 7! - davakoh

I don't understand why a lot of people dislike Finn. He is a great friend, boyfriend and overall person. Yes, he has his flaws but everyone does.

Cory should be remembered for how he lived, not died. He lived and breathed pure talent, and no one can deny that. He deserves number one not for his adorable smile, or for the love he shared for Rachel (Lea), but for his outstanding bravery as a character, and for the skills that he possessed as a person.

I am new too glee. But when I feel feelings for a character they become my family. I was balling when I found out that he died he was my brother, and he is dead.

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8 Sue Sylvester

She is the only character in Glee who didn't once disappoint me. Even at times she failed or lost, she was elegant and never really lost her head; never resorted to childish drama. And though she was a compulsive liar and a psychopath she was a mind genius, a vicious leader and most of all - a winner, a fighter. When she strikes she's tall and fiery and doesn't let petty emotions get in her way, she's ruthless.
But in the end she was actually a good person; - she reveled in her rage but not because she had "temper issues", but because she converted her anger and controlled it, bent it into her will.

Who doesn't like Sue sylvester, I mean, she is hilarious. My personal favourite line "Get the hell out of my office". Jane Lynch, the actress who plays Sue is ultimately one of the best in the biz. She is constantly reminding everyone of her youth, and giving us a laugh every now and then

Played by a great actress, filled with dozens of hysterical comments and quips. Some of the best moments come from her (specifically her journal scenes).

Cause she is awesome

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9 Mercedes Jones

She is such an inspiring person and she doesn't mind sharing the spotlight with anybody. Even though she is underrated on Glee (a lot! ) she admits that Rachel is one of the best singers she has ever heard. That means she really appreciate other people. And she is a person you can relate to, awesome voice, personality, unique vocal range... She is everything I wanna be.

Mercedes is a diva but she's better than Rachel because even though she wants to be a big star, she's still a good friend and she makes people smile. Rachel can be a good friend too but being in the spotlight is her priority.

Love her! She totally should've won the diva off!

I love this diva.

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10 Sam Evans

Santana is the best in my opinion she's beautiful and has the most amazing voice, but I want to vote for Sam here, Sam is like male Brittany how can you no like him, he makes the best jokes without realizing it, he's a cool dude, a downto earth guy, someone like us, he might not have the most amazing voice but he's pretty decent and his struggles are amazing, makes me appreciate what I have, he's a good character

Sam overcame a lot of problems and he proved he's a strong person! But his storyline with Rachel in season 6 doesn't feel right for me.

He is inspirational like Santana or Kurt and he is not super - talented like Rachel and Blaine, he is just an average high school boy.

Sam is so hot and dumb it's cute

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The Contenders

11 Emma Pillsbury

Way to go Emma you showed anything is possible when you defeated your illness once and for all when all the odds were against you no one should ever had doubted you and you show that dreams can come true. Sure you had your ups and downs but so does everyone else so I say three cheers for Mrs. Pillsbury!

She's nice and she has a really good story line. Sometimes I think she deserves better than Will, but then they're so nice together. - Pepper24Dalek

She's just so cute.

Emma is so sweet and I can sort of relate to her.

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12 Noah Puckerman

Puck broke all boundaries in Season 1 when after making fun of the Glee club in every way possible Puck ended up joining Glee and can I say I'm glad he did because I don't think I could live with myself if he didn't he broke the stereo type and in high school where he was the top dog he gave that up for Quinn then I think that everyone else is wrong about him he is sensitive he is a nice guy and he deserves higher than 10 place!

Noah is my fave character by far at the beginning he seemed like a real jerk but later he reveals he's a lot more then that! I think him singing is super sexy though! And when he sang keep holding on for Quinn in season 6 actually made me tear up a bit after I watched that puck became boyfriend goals and when he beat up Quinn's boyfriend for Quinn! He's such a cutie! And him with Beth was absolutely perfect! He should be number 1

In season one, Puck seems like a stereotypical high school jock but later on it's revealed that he has much more to him than that. In the glee club, Will always seems to not know how to deal with Puck and he is often underestimated by the other glee clubbers. It seems to me a bit unfair that through Mckinley everyone almost always had someone to help them with their problems (Finn had Mr Schue, Sam had Finn and Rachel, Quinn had Mercedes and in the third season she had puck) while many of his problems weren't seen to or just ignored.

Okay he is in the top 5

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13 Artie Abrams

I love artie he's sweet, caring, and has actual problems teenagers face, he is always polite when people are performing, he is an awesome singer and I think he deserves a relationship with Kitty or Quinn. He is smart, too. I love artie and he deserves more solos and screen time.

Artie is a very kind man. He endures not only the average teenage problems, but also faces the problem of disability with a smile. He is always polite and is a fantastic singer. I believe he is the best character, but then again I'm only on season one.

He's the best male singer and he must be very inspirational for all the handicaped kids who watch the show. Also, HE? S SUPER CUTE

I love Artie when plots made sense. Obviously everyone in the club has had stupid moments because bad writting. - majormanafemale

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14 Tina Cohen-Chang

Tina is one of the characters with the most development. She started as the awkward goth girl with the shutter and now she's a true diva, that shines on stage, she even won prom queen and she showed everybody in Glee that she has the charisma and the drive to be on top.

Tina's great. I can relate to her, I mean, she's not the biggest, flashiest character, she's not a Kurt or a Rachel, she's more of an average high school girl with her clothes style changing and being a team player for the first couple of seasons. I'll say it again, Tina's great.

Tina has an amazing voice, and she had so much character development. She is sometimes played off as a joke, but she so confident in herself by the end and I can relate to her, as she is always kind of in the background, but she should have had more focus because SHE. IS. AMAZING.

She's my fave, I'm in love with her personality, so happy she's finally accepting herself and she's way more confident.

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15 Kitty Wilde

People compare her to Quinn a lot but she's her own person. Quinn was unclear about her motives and you could never guess what she would do next. Kitty is more immature, she's more of a high school girl that gets jealous and she's mean just because that's what people expect from her. The only thing they have in common is that they were both cheerleaders and that they were blonde.

Yea I have to agree with some of you. I'm really annoyed and I disliked season 4, and 5 because of all the good characters were gone! I couldn't warm up to the new actors, and as much as they could try to replace Quinn with kitty, Rachel with Marley, and Ryder with Finn, they could never replace them. There was something special that happened on glee with the original cast, that rarely happens in T.V. shows. But after they left, replaced them and got cheap knockoffs, I was actually disappointed in the show.

She has been through hell, she overcame bullying and every obstacle that came in her way. Now she's such a stunning, talented and remarkable young lady. She has an amazing soft voice and I just can't wait 'til I see more about her in the future! She is awesome.

Kitty is so talented, amazing singer and dancer.

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16 Will Schuester

Sadly, he's so underestimated by many people. Let's not forget that Will is the reason Glee started again and he's kind of the soul of the club. Also he is the hottest teacher like ever. And not only that of course, he's the dream come true teacher to be honest. If we all were taught by such people there would be no things like violence and war and misunderstanding in the world. So, yea, vote for him, Cheers

Wait...but he's mean. Not always, but remember when everything became about winning? Don't you remember how he treated Mercedes. I get it that we're all missing Glee right now and it's easiest to think of him since was their leader but seriously, he was awful. - jebofaq

He was an amazing teacher and role model for a lot of the Glee kids. He pretty much brought them together and proved that no matter how different they are, there is always something that unites them.
I think that I agree with what everyone said to him in the New Directions episode (Season 5).

Thank. You for everything

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17 Mike Chang

Mike was that shy guy who would barely speak and seeing him transition from that into being a student at Joffery and dancing at every chance he gets is so inspirational to people like Mike- dancers, people who are labelled as nothing more than a Brainiac, and shy or quiet people who are neglected. Plus, he's really sweet!

Mike is one of the original Glee clubbers and in my opinion, one of the most interesting characters. He barely had a storyline and when he did, it was always related to Tina, but he just brought that special something in the show. He is one of those people I just can't imagine Glee without them.

Mike was that guy who didn't get much attention, but when he did, the whole episode lit up and the plot became real. I always wanted to watch episodes with him in it because his chill-attitude combined with his talent was the ultimate package.

I don't know why but since he was first introduced in season 1 I knew I was really gonna like him and I was so happy when he got more character development in seasons 2-5. I wish it showed more interactions between him and Sam, Finn or even Blaine or Santana

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18 Marley Rose

Uhhh. This is hard for me. Like I think Marley is a sweet girl and all, but she's also kind if annoying. I disliked season 4 and 5 BECAUSE of the new characters. I could never warm up to them, and as I said before in another comment they are just trying to play the same roles if Finn, Rachel, Quinn, and puck, with these cheap new knockoffs. They don't have any chemistry I find, and they always go on about how glee is their life and how they are really going to miss It, when in reality it would just kinda effect the old characters. They were there through it all, and you can even tell that Mr. Shue loved the old characters more. He cried when he thought the glee club would end, when they graduated.. Ext... But I thjnk that Marley is trying to be Rachel. Ryder is the new Finn, jake is the new pick, and kitty is the new Quinn. They can't really live up to their expectations I find, and in really disappointed in the show, and how they just kinda kept the same story line for the new ...more

The most underrated character in the history of the show. She's the most relatable female character in the show: a simple girl with insecurities that loves performing.

Go Marley you are amazing for being able to see the best in Jake Puckerman for a little while but even when you guys broke good for you for controlling your body you go girl. You are in charge of you.

I loved all the seasons up to season 5. I loved the new characters. I really missed the old ones, but I'm glad that the show continued to incorporate them even after they were graduated. Although Marley, Jake, Kitty, and Ryder could have been more dynamic, I loved loved loved them.

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19 Burt Hummel

I wish he was my dad, he was so great and loving to Kurt, and wasn't afraid to be stern. He was also great at being welcoming to Finn, and standing up for his son Kurt, after being homophobic himself. And we all cried during the "Grilled Cheesus" episode

He is a great person, definitely breaks the stereotype of the fathers that are not supported of their gay sons and I'm sure he has helped many people.

I couldn't have pictured a better actor to portray the role. Burt's role just seems so real. He's so understanding and he gives the best advice to Kurt.

I love how supportive he is to kurt and how protective he is of his family😁

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20 Sebastian Smythe

Yeah he can be kind of a douche, but he is really funny, and such a great villain with a really great smile, voice, and awesome one liners. He is like a mix between Santana, Sue, and Terri.

Maybe he isn't the nicest guy in the show but he proved to be one of the best villains. He performed well, especially in 'Smooth Criminal'. I wish he would have gotten more screen time, especially with Blaine.

He might be mean but it makes the show a lot more interesting. Besides, he is one of the funniest characters and he is also a spectacular singer.

Best friends

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