Best One Tree Hill Characters

The Top Ten

1 Brooke

This woman is amazing! Her heart is so big and so is her growth from season to season.
Plus, she has the best quotes and is extremely good-looking ;)

Brooke is one of the strongest and most courageous characters I have ever seen. Her character development in this show is absolutely amazing. The way she grew throughout the show encourages me to be a stronger and better version of myself. I hope to have even a fraction of the courage she has.

One of the greatest and my personal favorite female T.V. character ever. Like Nathan she develops as each episode passes and is genuinely a character that you root for even if she isn't your favorite. Brooke Davis is the queen of One Tree Hill. Peyton can take a seat.

She is such a great character just like Sophia bush the real actress

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2 Nathan

Quite possibly one of the best characters I've seen. The development of him as each episode progresses is simple unmatched by other characters aside from Brooke. Hands down one of the best male T.V. characters.

I feel nathan is the best because he is the funniest. And is the one who has been through the most adversity.

He is an amazing father and a great husband. Even though him and Haley have been through a lot they always try to make it better.

Nathan is love. He is the reason I am watching this show

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3 Peyton

Finally one lead female character that is not your typical girly-girl. Complex character. Angsty, bad-ass, strong and independent, cool choice in art & music, awesome sense of dark and sarcastic humor, inspires other people when personally going through the toughest period in life, stands up for what is correct in spite of social stigmas and so dearly holds her beloved people closest to her heart.

Hilarie Burton's portrayal of her, especially during her toughest times melts my heart every time.

The character depth is almost unparalleled. So many tragedies occurred in her life in such a short span of time. Absorbed all of it and turned into an angsty, gritty character. On the surface, is reluctant to let people in but holds people she cares about so dearly to her heart. Awesome musical sense, inspiring and aesthetic artistic ability, cool friend, kick-ass attitude and costume. Last but not the least, awesome acting by Hilarie.

Peyton.. All the way. Has cool art, great taste in music, and is one of the most complicated one, which is a big turn-on =P - NightAntilli

Peyton is the girl you're rooting for from day 1. She is kind and loving and has a big heart.

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4 Haley

She is the most amazing character ever! She's a wife, mom, singer and music producer... And also really beautiful and strong! I really love her she is awesome!

Haley is so cute and I'm proud of her that she has grown to be an incredible mother and wife! She should have been on top, much better than Peyton and Brooke.

Haley is one of my fave characters she is kind hearted and talented she has a fab voice and an awesome family!

She is the best

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5 Lucas

He has evolved to be a great person. He survived through the most difficult times without losing his way. He have always listened to his heart and made the right choice. His profound love for his close ones also hit the right cord.

Best character! Was the reason I watched the show. Such a bummer that he's not there later

Why is Lucas not 1 or 2? He is amazing and the most important character. Haley, Peyton and Nathan are great but shouldn't be higher than Lucas

Lucas Scott WAS One Tree Hill. He was the most central character to the series and his journey was the one we were meant to follow. I can't remember another likeable character on T.V. as Season 1 Lucas Scott.

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6 Dan

He's my favourite. Started out to be nasty to Lucas and was an idiot to Nathan who didn't give him the chance to live his own life. I started to dislike him when he killed Keith then he and Karen for close. But after he saved Jamie twice from Carrie he became my favourite character. I knew from the start it weren't him who kidnapped Nathan and how he took for a bullet for his son. Dan learned how to be a father. Then when Nathan,Deb and Hayley forgive Dan and shared that moment before he died was the best

His makeup with Nathan in "Danny Boy" will go down as the most emotional One Tree Hill scene ever. Best character in my opinion (tied with Nathan) - Tennisracket55

At first, he was a bad guy, but at the end of season 4, he must have guilty about what he did to Keith, but in season 5 through 9 he's a good guy.

Quite possibly the best character to be on both sides of the fence. From hated to loved by the audience, Dan Scott not only shows his rise from his failures, but also his development from evil to hero.


His death will always be a shame as he finally became the man he wanted to be for his family.

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7 Mouth McFadden

Overall best person on the show. So sweet, thoughtful and smart. I loved his friendship with Brooke. He's a loyal friend.

Mouth was the best. She so loyal and caring

8 Julian

He is so cute and funny and always brightens up the show. I love how weird he can be, like at the poker game and his high fives. Love him!

9 Jamie Scott

Jamie is the cutest person ever! I love how he is so mature for his age, yet he still brings a childlike innocence to the show. His relationships with all of the other characters are amazing! And I love how awesome his parents are at raising him, especially Nathan when he's trying not to be Dan.

10 Quinn

Quinn was annoying.

I loved Quinn so much! She's hilarious and made the show so great! And I loved her and clay!

The Contenders

11 Keith

It's too bad that he died in season 3, but all an all, he was a great character.

HE FORGAVE DAN. It was so wonderful, I cried soon much

12 Skills Taylor

LOVED IT, when he dated deb. Should've been in it more in seasons 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9

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14 Millicent Huxtable
15 Rachel

She's always SO funny! :-D

MOST ANNOYING BITCH EVER. THE actress got lucky with Jensen

16 Jake Jagielski

So great first one on team to be nice to lucas

17 Chris Keller

Let's be real Chris Keller is quite a scene stealer and the only good thing to come out of season nine.

Deep down he was a nice guy, and I always wanted to see a Rachel /Chris Keller relationship

What can you say except he was an awesome comic-relief guy

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18 Clay

Was weird when he had a kid, but he was a great character

Favorite character.

Great character - Tennisracket55

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20 Quentin Fields

He started out as a guy you would hate to a guy you would love. His time on the show was short but important. He had such an impact on all the characters after he died. Q was an amazing character and he will be missed

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