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.

He his totally on top

This series is awesome I can't stop reading them. You have to love it!


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

"As long as we're together" - spaceklance

Come on, guys! He's the son of Poseidon! - AnnaO

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2 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

I don't get how she isn't number 1, she is hands down the best character in arguably the most iconic book series of all time. Harry and Ron wouldn't last through the first book if it weren't for her, proving the simple greatness her character is way beyond. She is THE role model when it comes to strong and intelligent women all around the world. She isn't just a genius, though. She's extremely loyal and incredibly brave. Everyone can learn from Hermione Granger, and so many are inspired by her.


She's the coolest girl in all of books. - girlcool


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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.

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.

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

And no you can't roast me because I'm the one that chose the badass pic for her - missyweirdo

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.

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4 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.

Thank God that Luna is in the top 5. I mean why wouldn't she. Luna is smart, funny and overall a good friend. When Harry couldn't find the Ravenclaw diadem who knew? Luna of course, she told Harry where "the white lady" was and she found Harry when he was abandoned and left with a bloody noose on the Hogwarts express. I can honestly say that Luna is one of the best characters ever.

Harry Potter is already such an overrated book series, and in Harry Potter Luna Lovegood is such an overrated character! She does not deserve to be fourth, in my opinion. - MikyPiky

She is a strong reminder to every person out there, whether they are a child or adult, that you should embrace your quirks and not let others beat you down because of them. For all you know, they could save the world someday.

She is number 1

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5 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!

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

Actually Peeta Mellark is the most caring person I know. he's strong and kind and is always thinking about other people.

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

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

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


He can rewrite the bible

8 Tsunami

Tsunami? WhErE's OrIgInAlItY

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

I like Starflight better

I thought Glory was more overrated than Tsunami

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9 Tris Prior Tris Prior

How is Tris even on this? - thalia_thatsme

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

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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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).

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.

When you realize you voted for the wrong demigod - Ziafour

Demigod of laughter - insult

He's hot. Enough said.

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The Contenders

11 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

12 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 literally survived the dark lord defeatd him at youn age while he knew far less magic than Voldemort he was still able to overcome him

Harry Potter not in the top ten? Kill me.

My idol right here

Best needs to be one

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13 August Pullman


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

That kid is awesome

August Pullman was three-dimensional.

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14 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase

I am sticking with that response - crazycat99

Why isn't she in the top 5? - crazycat99

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

"As long as we're together" - spaceklance

You drool when you sleep.

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15 Glory

Magical death spit.

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

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

Any dragon that can spit poison from their fangs is awesome. Not to mention the camoufluage, to make them impossible to see.

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16 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.

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

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

17 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.

Why did he have to die 😢 Katniss didn't even Care when he died.

Give me

18 Sirius Black Sirius Black
19 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

20 Artemis
21 Lucy

From narnia?

Lucy who?

22 Horton the Elephant

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

heck yee

23 Severus Snape 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.

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

He is cool

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

24 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.

25 Huckleberry Finn
26 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.

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


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

27 Aphrodite

Hopefully this person is a Goddess Girls fan…

28 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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29 Athena
30 Maria
31 Antigone
32 James Bond
33 Sherlock Holmes 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.

He must be in top 5

He is THE BEST! Whether you like it or not.:-)
Sherlock should definitely be 'numero uno'

Hell yes I love sherlock holmes

Should be number 1!

34 Princess Annabel


35 Greg Heffley Greg Heffley

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

Love Greg!

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!

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36 Dobby the House Elf

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!

rip bro


oh yeah!

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37 Peril

Favorite character though I'm a boy

Best Dragon ever and I'm a boy

38 Tiffany Case
39 Prince Liam
40 Violet Baudelaire

My favourite book character.

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

41 Jane Eyre

Okay, she’s not my favorite, but I voted for her because she deserves to be voted for, does that make sense?

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

42 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.

43 King Duncan
44 Firestar 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.

He is amazing I LOVE warriors


though I agree with Percy for number one

He is the best people
Vote for him
Firestar for president


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45 Atticus Finch 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

46 Mary Jane Wilks
47 Sally Jackson
48 Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield is a fictional character in author J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.
49 Augustus Waters

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

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

50 Simon Carmichael
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Top Remixes (13)

1. Luna Lovegood
2. Tsunami
3. Severus Snape
1. Percy Jackson
2. Katniss Everdeen
3. Tyrion Lannister
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