Best Book Characters

The Top Ten Best Book Characters

1 Percy Jackson Perseus "Percy" Jackson is a fictional character, the title character and narrator of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.

Funny empathetic kid whose life is turned around. Someone we can all relate to.

He's the best character ever! I can't imagine a life without his amazing adventures! Seaweed Brain for once and all!

Funny, genuine, empathetic and charismatic, it was a true pleasure to get inside your head and follow your adventures Percy.

Wow! I didn't expect him to be first but I'm so glad. I love the percy jackson books and percabeth is my heart and soul!

2 Hermione Granger

Perfect. Without Hermione, Harry And Ron Would Be Dead. Hermione Doesn't Get Enough Credit. She Really Is The Bright Witch Of Her Age - thenextsteplover

She's funny, smart and generous. If it wasn't for her, Ron, Harry and probably the entirety of Hogwarts would have little x's where there eyes should be. Not only does she stand up to Draco Malfoy, but she stands up to anyone that treats her disrespectfully. A true heroine. -

Ok guys, the most awesome character ever is here. Without her Harry would have died by the 2nd book- if he was lucky. She is strong and fierce and everything a heroine should be.

Also I don't mean any hate on Harry Potter. He's also super cool and should at least be in the top 10.

Nah even the first harry and Ron would have been choked by the plants and he wouldn't know what potion to take. For the people who know harry he would have guessed because he wanted to save the people he loved how little the chance was and there would be a great chance he would have died or something like that - Potterhead2001

Hermione is the best and when u ask someone who’s your favourite Harry Potter character no one says Harry

3 Katniss Everdeen Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.

Alright, guys, no matter what anyone says, KATNISS IS NOT A MARY SUE!

Katniss is brave, selfless, wise, and she's always there when her friends are needed. She has a very strong personality which I think is a wonderful thing, and she did a wonderful job of being the mocking jay, though she couldn't protect everyone around her. I love Katniss so much, she is a awesome character!

Now, I don't read The Hunger Games a lot but heck, WHO CARES!?!? Well she seems tough to me so I like her + she sacrificed herself for her sis as a volunteer to save her from being picked to go in so she kinda cool.

She is the best character ever! She has an awesome personality and is just really cool! The whole trilogy was amazing! Even though she made an very, VERY stupid decison getting together with PeEtA becouse Gale would have been a way better choice.

4 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch, the only child and daughter of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a rook-like house near the village of Ottery St Catchpole more.

Luna is my favourite character of all time! She just passed Neville Longbottom. She taught me Ravenclaw fonts just mean smart. It weans being unique different witty brave kind generous and much more

Lol...she the widest in the world, I love it...and am I the only one how kinda thought she a harry would have been and cute couple? I mean ginny's and fangirl.

Oh my gosh I was so sad when dad said Luna was taken by da ministry

Sweet, innocent, Luna deserves to be in the top 5. She is just the most wise, kind, smart, and optimistic book characters of all time and deserves so much more. Now, I'm gonna stop typing because, if I don't, I'll write a full page on how helpful Luna was.

5 Leo Valdez Leo Valdez is a character from the book series Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan. He is one of the seven heroes in the Prophecy of Seven. He is a Greek demigod and is the son of Hephaestus, and has the ability to create and manipulate fire (pyrokinesis).

I don't care what the actual plot is, as long as there's Leo it's my favorite scene. My astronomy sign is a Leo, and I plan to name my first son Leo after him.

When the series gets dark, so dark you want to set down the books and walk away, Leo will come in and keep you reading. He makes the reader laugh in an unpleasant place in the book. The secret of his fire power he keeps in the beginning of the HoO series pulls you into his character, giving you a glimpse into a mystery. Even after its revealed, he continues to be hilarious. His death made me cry, then I felt stupid when I realized he didn't die. His relationship with Calypso adds even more to his character. He actually has flaws, something that every good character needs. He is in my opinion the best character out of all Rick Riordan's books and deserves a higher spot on the list.

He is the best of the best don’t you deny it. Why did they give him such a depressing picture?!,!

Leo is awesome!

6 Tsunami

Tsunami is so brave and protective. She would do ANYTHING to save her friends! She is also the best at fighting out of all the dragonets of destiny. Her glow-in-the-dark scales are AWESOME! I also love how she can breathe underwater. You should vote for Tsunami of Wings of Fire!
GO, TSUNAMI! (Chants)

Haha I follow u arcticwolf because u LOVE wings of fire like ME!

Tsunami is one of the best characters ever,
she is sassy and a bad ass and totally deserves to be up here.

I love the book wings of fire and tsunami is my favorite out of the 5 dragonets, she brave and sarcastic and a very well developed character, I really think she should be one of the top 10 of this list.

7 Annabeth Chase

Smart, witty, and fed up with Hera. who doesn't love her. she was the first character I would ever relate to

How is she not in top 10?! she is the best female character in PJO and HOO and most of the people above her are NOTHING compared to her. She is funny, smart, and brave, she literally fell into HELL and survived, part of the time weaponless, basically Hermione Granger except with a knife not a wand - chubbypanda394

You drool when you sleep.

"I'm not letting you go. Never again"

"As long as we're together" - spaceklance

8 Albus Dumbledore Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

While Dumbledore isn't a perfect person, he's a brilliantly accomplished wizard. He's so perceptive, attempts to do the right thing. He also has a sense of humour. Inspite of all his shortcomings and mistakes, he's a genius. Any number of adjectives will be less than enough for this magnificent "barmy old codger".


He can rewrite the bible

My fourth favourite! And his death... HEARTBREAKING #neveroverit

9 Hazel Lancaster

I was going to vote for hermione granger but I knew hazel would be somewhere here so I kept it - pouria_mt

She's deep, philosophical and very relatable. - Starsparks

She is so inspiring

10 Peeta Mellark

How are Hermione are Luna Lovegood above Peeta? He is the best character (besides Finnick Odair, but nobody is better than Finnick) and is way better than any Harry Potter characters.

Peeta is amazing and he doesn't need ANYBODY to save him because he can save himself! He is my favorite character out of all the books I have ever read (which is a lot of books) so I don't understand why he is not number 1!

You mean that little brat who needed katniss to save his ass every 5 seconds. Peeta is a little girl, even Sofia The First is more masculine than him! - missyweirdo

Same as Katniss.

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11 Severus Snape Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of great complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish.

Dark, mysterious, unique and always keeping the reader guessing until the very end. Snape is a character you will hate the more you read about him, until, suddenly, there's nothing left to read, and you feel very different indeed. - MrKite

More like the vice - hero of Harry Potter! Go snape!

Snape snape severus spape

He is cool

12 Glory

Glory is my favourite book character-- I mean, who wouldn't like her?! Sarcastic, caring, kind and beautiful. She is WONDERFUL! I love her! Please vote for Glory of Wings of Fire-- plus, she has MAGICAL DEATH SPIT! Woo-

We need to get her higher, y’all! Sarcastic, intelligent, underestimated, grumpy, cranky, brave, amazing! Plus, she has MAGICAL DEATH SPIT

I like this character but I like deathbringer better I ship Glory with deathbringer hard

Glory's cool, but I want to see peril on this list.

13 Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.

He's not the exact reason why we love the series, but come on! Give him credit- he's a preteen-teenager in the books. Literally, teenagers are practically like that, whether they think so or not. (Which I understand)

Harry Potter not in the top ten? Kill me.

How is Greg Heffley above Harry Potter?!

Harry Potter, not even in the top ten. :/ Ahem, people.

14 Tris Prior

How in all the goodness if this earth did anybody ever think that TRIS PRIOR is the best book character of all time?!?!? HOW?!?!

I know! She's not even in my personal top ten ya dystopian heroines - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

She's an annoying stubborn whiner. Sorry. Uriah all the way! HE IS THE BEST DIVERGENT

How is Tris even on this? - thalia_thatsme

Honestly, she could kick katniss's ASS any day - missyweirdo

15 Sirius Black

He should be top five he is the best

sooo good

He is a cool and brave character.
He is the best fictional character ever.

16 Elizabeth Bennet

Totally love her character. She is honest and sincere, strong and unashamed of being herself and it's cute how she cares for her sister Jane.

Elizabeth Bennet deserves to be higher on this list! She's quick-witted, brave and clever. - Starsparks

17 August Pullman

Ehh.. he was nice at first but he always blamed his. Sister,Olivia for trying to have a normal life

August Pullman is clever, brave and forgives people even after they have hurt him for an entire book. - Starsparks

He was good in the book, but absolutely terrible in the movie

That kid is awesome

18 Sunny

A great wings of fire character

Like a little sister to all of us.

I've never heard of this 'Sunny.'
OOH, it's the baby from a Series of Unfortunate Events, right? Meh, still sucks.

I like both of the characters. Coincidentally, they both get trapped in cages. - MaxAurelius

19 Nico di Angelo Nico di Angelo is a fictional character created by Rick Riordan. He appears in Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Hero of Olympus, and parts of Trials of Apollo. As a son of Hades, the boy is a demigod. He befriended Percy and had many roles in his long time appearance including stopping Minos, fighting more.

In my opinion Nico di Angelo had the most heart breaking story ( I still am angered at Hades for saying IN HIS FACE that he liked his sister Bianca better while he was still mourning over her death), was dire to the story in both prophecies, and had the most character development out of every character in the entire book. When this is posted he is currently at number 104 and I am just like "how"? Some dark part of the fandom thinks he is overrated yet he is behind Percy and Leo. Also original.

Nico is the best search up all seven names and look at fan art amazing

I feel for the guy. he has been through so much. he deserves the world.

Him and will?

20 Finnick Odair - The Hunger Games

Finnick. There really aren't words that can describe how I felt when he died. I've read hundreds of books throughout my 13 years on this planet, and I rarely get attached to characters. But with Finnick, I think a lot of people just can't help but love him. Finnick is by far my favorite book character of all time.

I hate them lizard mutts.

Now I have a grudge against lizards.

18th? Seriously? Finnick deserves to be at least in the top 3!

I love what he gave his life for. So admirable.

21 Tyrion Lannister Tyrion Lannister is a fictional character in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In Game of Thrones, the character is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.

The Audacity he has to stand up to his family though... #teamtyrion

If TYRION is NOT no. 1... I don't know what could be.

22 Violet Baudelaire

My favourite book character.

She's smart and inventive... I want to be her

So young so talented

The prettiest and bravest girl I have ever seen in T.V. series

23 Artemis Fowl

Probably my most favorite book series that made me love reading

Like Artemis Fowl? In that case YES!

Should be number 1, sorry Percy

Urm.. Artemis Fowl is way too cunning for my liking, like Draco Malfoy, but the main protaginist!

24 Aragorn - Lord of the Rings Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium and is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War more.

A day may come, when Aragorn arrives at 26th in a Top Tens List! But it is not this day! This day we VOTE! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you STAND, MEN OF THE WEST! - SpaceHazard

This guy should be higher - and Legolas. Seriously, Legolas and Gimli aren't even on this list. That's why I voted for Aragorn cause he's their friend and there was no one else. Needs to be more LoTR and The Hobbit characters on here.

Damn, what happened?! This guy beats EVERY OTHER CHARACTER in ALL da books I've read. Seriously. Why isn't he and Legolas higher?! I hate you people. Yes, I have read Harry Potter to know that Lord of the Rings beats all... - Ash_lovesLOTR

The one true king of men

25 Horton the Elephant

I'm scrolling down this list seeing all these inspiring, amazing characters, and then I see Horton...

God hortons so hot

This needs more votes

What does he do?

26 Peril

One of my favorite fictional characters who just needs a hug (from someone fireproof) - Cyri

I can't believe there are so many WOF characters I'm so glad
this is a really cool character

Favorite character though I'm a boy

I love Peril so much. Why only 1%? She's blazing!

27 Alice Cullen

Why the hell not? Why's like the hyperactive younger sister that you never wanted. Well, maybe not family, but not someone you'd ever want to go away.

She’s one of the better things about those books - blackflower

28 Lucy

Lucy who?

From narnia?

29 Daenerys Targaryen Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, as well as the television adaptation.

Best character in the series. She's tough, capable, and sexy - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

30 Huckleberry Finn

Thank you Mr. Twain

31 Alice - Alice In Wonderland Alice is a fictional character and protagonist of Lewis Carroll's children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass.
32 The Mad Hatter
33 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs more.

The one character who has defined mannerisms. Nobody else comes even close. You say you want "layered" characters. How about a believable person that has their quirks? Not everyone needs to have had their family shot dead.

Most famous detective of all time

Hell yes I love sherlock holmes

He must be in top 5

34 Galadriel Galadriel is a character created by J.R.R. Tolkien, appearing in his Middle-earth legendarium. She was one of the greatest of the Eldar in Middle-earth, and surpassed nearly all others in beauty, knowledge, and power. She was also the bearer of Nenya, one of the three Elven rings of power. In film, more.

Elijah Wood had a crush on her - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

35 Aphrodite

Hopefully this person is a Goddess Girls fan…

36 Greg Heffley

Without Greg, I would not be alive today. He saved me! - missyweirdo

Look above and below this entry. Those are truly layered characters. Not to offend anyone, but Greg is simply not up to par with either of those two (currently Finnick Odair below and Tsunami above). - Cyri

Greg hasn't don much has he. Andrei Bolkonsky left his family, and his love interest Natasha, to help repel Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Hercule Poirot managed to solve many murder cases. What has Greg Heffley done? - jezza0

He DIDN'T looked happy on the picture.

37 Athena
38 Johanna Mason

She's strong, rebellious, and unafraid to flaunt her sexuality - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

39 Deathbringer

Ment to vote for cinder pelt from warrior cats. The books were not great but cinder pelt was swag

Awesome hilarious assassin dragon from the wings of fire series

Awesome hilarious laugh out loud assasin

A hilarious assassin from the wof series

40 Maria
41 Starflight

I had to add it! - ArcticWolf

42 Antigone
43 James Bond
44 Dobby the House Elf

And that my friends is why dobby is not higher - CloudyDaze

Dobby is the Best! "Master has giving Dobby a sock? Dobby is FREE! " "You shall not harm Harry Potter"
He is the kindest character ever!

Elf swag loves socks

I was so sad when he died

45 Firestar Firestar is a character in the Warrior Cats series. He's the leader of ThunderClan after Bluestar. He's mates with Sandstorm and has 2 kits: Squirrelflight and Leafpool. He was formerly a kittypet named Rusty.

God, I'm rereading the first book and I'm just like he was so perfect and young.

He does anything to save anyone enemy or best friend he risks his life in the clans to save cats from other clans that's what makes him special - Potterhead2001

My fire boi needs to be higher than this


though I agree with Percy for number one

46 Frank Zhang

YESS! I am so glad that Frank is on this list, even if he's not in the top 10. He really doesn't get enough credit.

Best shape shifter ever

47 Atticus Finch Atticus Finch is a fictional character in author Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird.

There's too many characters from young adult novels at the top of the list. Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of those characters, but we shouldn't forget about amazing and influential characters like Atticus Finch. - Atham

It should be a crime for him to be this low. He's an incredibly well written and respectable character we can all learn from. - Atham

I'm guessing there's a lot of youngsters on here, or else Atticus would be a lot higher and all the Tweener/Millennial characters would be a lot lower. - truckturner

48 The Grinch The Grinch is a fictional character created by Dr. Seuss. He first appeared as the main character of the 1957 Christmas story How the Grinch Stole Christmas! In 1982, he appeared in a crossover with the Cat in the Hat, with the 25 minute episode 'The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat' and in 2018 will more.
49 Cho Chang

I sometimes wish Harry ended up with her - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

50 Clay


the bestestestestestestestest

i can't believe there are so many WOF characters I thought that barely any0ne knew it

Clay is another playful dragon who is a mudwing in the series Wings Of Fire, and I think he's the main character too. Probably so, and I just love the way is so sweet and non-fitting in :3 :3 :3

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