Best Book Characters

The Top Ten

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

Okay, don't get me wrong, I'm not hating on Tris, I love the Divergent series so amazingly much, but I really think Percy should be number 1. He's loyal, strong, brave, sarcastic, hilarious, and so much more that I love reading about.

Percy is loyal, strong, funny, sassy, and brave! Honestly one of the best book characters EVER!

I love Percy! He's a true hero that cares for his friends. I'm so happy he's number one. PJO and HoO are my favorite books. Percy is good with a sword, he's powerful, but he's still has all of these goofs and flaws that make him so relatable. He's hilarious. He doesn't look down on people like Katniss, he doesn't have to constantly be saved by his love interest like Tris. His adventures will always be my favorite, and will most likely stay with me forever. By the way, Percabeth is THE best literary romance of all time in my opinion.

This was such a hard decision I'm a huge Percy Jackson fan and a huge Harry Potter fan like come on I'm like a demiwizerd but overall for just one reason I picked Percy over Harry which is comedy

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2 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

Question: Why does intelligence matter in a character? I personally think it is personality that matter! She seems too bossy, feisty, and too much of a smart ass. She also seems like a major feminist (just saying) - missyweirdo

My childhood role model: Hermione is every girl's goal. She's intelligent, pretty, brave and loyal. One biggest lesson she's taught me is to stand up, to not be ashamed of what your are and prove yourself to everyone

Her, definitely. Loyal, smart, and a Golden Trio member to boot? Yes, she is AWESOME! And she has nice character development, plus a couple of flaws.


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3 Katniss Everdeen 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.

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.

There are so many things we can't understand after Mockingjay, but she's so authentic she deserves to be on this list. - keyson

She has no personality, no development, she is too much of a good person, and she is just a flat and static character! - missyweirdo

I actually wanted to vote for Ron because I knew he would be lower than Harry and Hermione, but couldn't find him and Katniss is a Great character

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4 Peeta Mellark

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.

Peeta needs no one to save him in fact Katniss actually needs her to save him and by the way Katniss and Peeta can BOTH kick Tris Priors ass separately so don't go dissing on my favorite characters just because you have a poor opinion missyweirdo.

Really? Please tell me how an extremely bland and depressed girl and a little sissy boy who always needs his ass saved can kick a way better version of Katniss's ass? You're the one with the poor opinion, stupid fan girl. - missyweirdo

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5 Tris Prior 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

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

Missyweirdo, you obviously can't tell a good character from a bad one. Tris is so stupid. Katniss would kick her ass in five seconds. Stop dissing on my slay queen and read the books :(

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6 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

7 Harry Potter 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)

How is Greg Heffley above Harry Potter?!

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

My idol right here

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8 Elizabeth Bennet

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

9 Luna Lovegood 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.

As a younger child reading the Harry Potter series, I instantly fell in love with this character. She was an eccentric, non-conventional child that instantly struck a chord with me child-me. Was she intelligent? Without a doubt. But she also didn't fit into the stereotypical nerd category, which was definitely a breath of fresh air from the typical nerdy characters. (Don't get me wrong, I adore Hermione, I just loved Luna's uniqueness).

I'm glad she's on here instead of Clary, Jace, Bella, Edward an any other Mortal Instruments/Twilight characters

She's quirky, imaginative and original. I'd love to have her for a friend, even if she is so brutally honest. - Starsparks

She’s not weird. She just falls out of most peoples’ limited perspective of the world.

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10 Leo Valdez 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).

How the Hades is he not on this list?!

Leo is awesome!

Leo is the greatest character ever like tied with Nico Di Angelo


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The Newcomers

? Sally Jackson
? Violet Baudelaire

The Contenders

11 Glory

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.

"No, really. There's a TREE in the FOREST!? " - Cyri

Yes awseome!

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


He can rewrite the bible

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

13 August Pullman

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

August Pullman was three-dimensional.

I feel bad for him Murphy 6


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14 Greg Heffley Greg Heffley

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

Greg does not deserve to be on this list! Honestly, his greatest achievement is sneaking into a girl's bathroom! No kidding! He is whiny, and struggles to be himself, ruining everyone's life in the process! He is mean to his friend, Rowley, and avoids this dude, Fregley, just because he has a bad reputation, when in reality, he is brave enough to stick up for himself, when Greg can't even except himself for who he is...get a life, Greg!

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

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

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15 Tsunami

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.

I don't see why tsunami can't be a queen cause she deserves it super much

Tsunami is a seawing dragon from the hit series Wings Of Fire. And if I was any type of dragon or elemental, I would be water! :3

Tsunami's my third favorite...

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16 Finnick Odair - The Hunger Games

I hate them lizard mutts.

Now I have a grudge against lizards.

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

Give me

17 Lucy

Lucy who?

18 Sunny

A great wings of fire character

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

19 Horton the Elephant
20 Huckleberry Finn
21 Tyrion Lannister 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.
22 Dobby the House Elf

Elf swag loves socks

Goo Dobby!


23 Deathbringer

Awesome hilarious assassin dragon from the wings of fire series

Awesome hilarious laugh out loud assasin

A hilarious assassin from the wof series


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24 Aragorn - Lord of the Rings 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.

Aragorn needs to be higher. He's the heir of Isildur and the king of Gondor, he should be higher!

25 Maria
26 Princess Annabel


27 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Hell yes I love sherlock holmes

Should be number 1!

28 James Bond
29 Sirius Black Sirius Black
30 Tiffany Case
31 Prince Liam
32 Artemis
33 Jane Eyre

She's intelligent and isn't afraid to speak her mind. Not bad for a nineteenth century girl! - Starsparks

34 King Duncan
35 Artemis Fowl

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

36 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.

37 Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky Prince Andrei Nikolayevich Bolkonsky is a character in Leo Tolstoy's epic Russian novel War & Peace, who leaves his family to fight against Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia. He was portrayed in the 2016 mini series by James Norton.

A Russian prince who leaves his family to fight against Napoleon's invasion. And what has Greg Heffley done? Sneak into a girl's ablutions. - mcvito

38 Alice Cullen
39 Mary Jane Wilks
40 Augustus Waters

This 17 year old boy with one leg once tried to create a meal entirely about Holland. - Starsparks

I love this guy. What he does for Hazel. He's very hard not to love

41 Athena
42 Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield is a fictional character in author J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.
43 Newt - Maze Runner
44 Simon Carmichael
45 Persephone Hadley
46 Gandalf Gandalf Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was an Istar, sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring more.

This wise old wizard deserves to be higher on this list. - Starsparks

47 Hollyleaf Hollyleaf Hollyleaf was one of the rare, strictly loyal cats of ThunderClan. She cherished the warrior code as a kit and came back to her clan in a time of need to fight-- even though she was cast out for killing Ashfur.

The fact that she accepted her mistake of killing Ashfur instantly put her in my favorite characters. She wasn't stuck up and stubborn, she was extremely obedient though. And by her death she literally forgives everyone, proving that she was extremely selfless and modest, and that she could redeem herself from her sins - Nayan2003

And may I add that she sacrificed herself for Ivypool! (Which is also one of my favorite characters) Don't vote for Jayfeather! VOTE FOR HOLLYLEAF! - Nayan2003

Except the fact she tried to kill leafpool.
Please get her a bit higher cause warriors has so many great characters.

She has the most amazing development ever. Her character is complex, but sweet and nice.

BOOO Hollyleaf STINKS! Oh and to comment on bluefrostofthunderclan GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT! Sorry but I don't care for cats who MURDER just because there mad at someone. COME ON! That isn't amazing. I belive the word your looking for is SELFISH! She is NOT loyal either. I mean would a "loyal" cat run away from her clan JUST because she did something wrong? NO they wouldn't! That's why Ivypool is my favorite cat! She is loyal no matter what and cares about others. Which is basicly the exact opposite of Hollyleaf. Oh and how she so called "saved" cats from the tunnel. PU-LEEZE! She wasn't doing that to be nice, she just didn't want to get in trouble with Firestar! Oh and I know Ivypool killed Antpelt but she is still awesome because she did it to HELP HER CLAN! Why doesn't anybody get that! -Sofierules!

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48 Aphrodite

Hopefully this person is a Goddess Girls fan…

49 Mr. Darcy
50 Heathcliff
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Top Remixes (10)

1. Tris Prior
2. Hazel Lancaster
3. Percy Jackson
1. Luna Lovegood
2. Elizabeth Bennet
3. Hazel Lancaster
1. Aslan
2. Albus Dumbledore
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