Best Thomas and Friends Characters

The Top Ten

1 Edward

I Like Him because, he's kind and wise and because he was the first character ever. - FinnsWorld

My favorite ever sice I first watched thomas and friends

Edward is my favorite because he's the steadiest and nicest engine.

The absolute best!

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2 Henry

Henry was my favourite character and the one I related to as a kid!

Peep, peep! He is engine number 3!

Henry is better than Gordon, James and Toby.

Can you go to mainland

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3 Thomas

While I am slightly annoyed with how the T.V. series tries to feature Thomas wherever possible, this is because he is the most popular character, which I'm not surprised about. I think there is a little bit of Thomas in quite a few people I know. He's cheeky, naughty, quick to do the wrong thing when in a bad temper, and tends to let advice from older, more experienced engines such as Edward slip through one cab door and out the other (he doesn't listen). But he is also kind, sympathetic, brave and willing to help anyone out of trouble. While his appearing in episodes in which his role clearly suits other characters frustrates me (the original books, 'The Railway Series', was an ensemble series, and the 'friends' part of the title suggests a larger main cast of characters akin to the books), it is clear that the character has gone on a visible journey in his 70-year working life as a children's character. At the start, Thomas was overexcited and bored with his work as a station pilot. ...more

I mean well he is the main character and without Thomas none of these characters would be here I don't know I just pick him for my fave character - Aidanisawesome

Thomas is better than Percy, James, Gordon, Edward, Henry, Toby, Duck, Oliver, Donald, Douglas, Bill, Ben and Emily. He is my Favorite Character. - FinnsWorld

I like thomas the engean

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4 Percy

I remember seeing the episode when Gordon was teaching him to pull coaches and I don't think Gordon was a very good teacher to Percy all Gordon did was just show off

Percy is so cheerful! Thomas is the best in my opinion, but I still love Percy!

I Like Him because of his personality and his voice. - FinnsWorld

He's the best

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5 James

Same here! James is very mischievous. Brilliant and best character on the show :D

James was always my favorite since he was the trouble maker of the group.

I Like Him Because, his vainness, and his theme. - FinnsWorld

Go to the mainland

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6 Gordon

Someone up top has bad grammar. Gordon has been my favorite since I was a child. I still have all of the old original Thomas tapes from way back when their mouths didn't move! The new streamlined engines can stay on the mainland. I like Spencer too he's cool.

I don't think Gordon is a very good express engine anymore because I don't Gordon knows what he's doing a lot of times and he never arrives on time also and I think he is a little bit too old fashioned also and I think it's time to get a faster streamlined engine to takeover the express and I think we should get an modern streamlined engine like Connor or Caitlin and they would arrvive on time also and things would go much faster also?

What's up with this comment being copied and pasted on every list on TheTopTens listing for gordon!? - derpyunikitty

I think Gordon should be fired and replaced with Connor instead because he's knows what he's doing And he would do much better job of pulling the express then Gordon did and he was just not fast enough to be on time also?

Neil crone still voice Gordon anymore?

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7 Sir Handel

I Like Sir Handel, He's Very Funny to Me. - FinnsWorld

I like Sir Handel, he's like the narrow-gauge version of James.

Such a heart-warming dynamic with Duke & Peter Sam. - FinnsWorld

Narrow gauge version of James.

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8 Peter Sam

Let's make this straight, I think Peter Sam is the narrow gauge version of Gordon. Respect my opinion please.

Peter Sam is also the narrow gauge version of Percy because their names both begin with the same letter.

Peter Sam is the narrow gauge version of Percy because they're both green, cheeky and naive.


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9 Toby

I hate the way he was treated in season 19. I mean, he only got three speaking roles in that season! I mean, come on!

Did the Toby the tram engine events took place in 1949 before the events of Gordon the big engine (1950)? - FinnsWorld

Is Toby going to appear in the great race?

He was the best. watch season 1s "Dirty Object" to see literally the best roast in all of T.V. history.

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10 Duncan

Guess what everyone! Duncan is now in full CGI! Look up Duncan and the Grumpy Passenger and Duncan the Humbug for him in full CGI! You're welcome!

He has grown on me since his reintroduction into the series.

He's a plain blunt engine, he speaks as he finds. Lovin' him!


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The Contenders

11 Duck

Duck is better than Emily. Duck is the REAL number 8 around here!

Ok, let me settle everything down, Duck is very special to me because Britt Alcroft had no desire what so ever to have, mm mm, Montegue into the series, even though he was in the railway series,"Mainline Engines". But one day Britt was just walking down the road when she saw a Britsh Great Western Painnier tank engine. She decided that it actually was a good idea just to settle in a awkward vain great western engine. Duck was also supposed to be introduced a little more down the road, but Britt and the Reverand himself wanted fans to see what thomas and friends could do and wanted more viewers. But this is what I don't understand, why do some people hate Duck because he dose' the do anything or he just talks about how amazing being great western is. Well people like Oliver and he always talks about how awesome being great western is. And I am going to be very honest right now, I don't think that Duck is that bad in the CGI series. You can make all your opinions because I don't care, ...more

Personally my favorite characters are Donald (9) and Douglas (10) because they're the original tough guys. And don't worry, I won't dislike your comment.


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12 Duke

He is a great character and needs to return! - FinnsWorld

An engine who's terrifically wise and grand. - FinnsWorld

Duke is better than Stephen.

Duke is better than Emily.

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13 Oliver

I love the name Oliver it is an awesome name for kids and names in movies

Oliver is better than Stephen.

Oliver is better than Rosie. - FinnsWorld

Oliver is better than Percy and Alfie.

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14 Sir Topham Hatt

He's so funny! He has hilarious one liners!

Pfft. Fat Hatt SUCKS. He likes to eat and rob McDonalds all day! I mean, come on!

Sir Topham Hatt is better than Mr. Percival.

I vote for the Fat Controller!

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15 Donald

A great pair of twins who show real brotherly love. - FinnsWorld

Why is Donald better than Douglas? You're said that four times already!

I Think The contenders are Fun. But A Lot a People hated Them. - FinnsWorld

Yeah we do, watch Love Me Tender.

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16 Emily

I don't like her. She's bossy arrogant and was the reason why we never saw duck for a long time. - derpyunikitty

Because she was not introduced until Season 7. In all the seasons before that she didn't appear because she didn't exist.

I Like her because, her basis and her voice, that she's the leading female engine. - FinnsWorld

Whas Emily built in 1870 - FinnsWorld

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17 Molly

She is the most relatable character in the whole Thomas franchise! She is almost a part of the steam team, making many many cameos and who can forget her passing Castle Loch!

Do you think molly should return yes or no? - FinnsWorld

She is one of the best characters ever! She needs to return now!

Molly is really the only relatable character in the series!

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18 Arthur

If only he appeared in season 9.

This guy should be 20.

Arthur is better than Murdoch.

Arthur is better than Fergus.

19 Douglas

A great pair of twins who show real brotherly love. - FinnsWorld

Yes I agree with you! Douglas is a great name.

My twenty-second favorite character along with Donald. - FinnsWorld

If only he appeared in season 5.

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20 Bertie

Is Bertie going to appear in the great race?

He is a such a helpful little bus. - FinnsWorld

Road vehicle version of Edward.

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