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.

I love Percy Jackson. I think Percy is a great character he is loyal, funny, sarcastic, brave and sassy.

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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.

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

She teaches girls that you don’t have to care about what other people say and that you should NEVER dumb yourself down for other people and that intelligence is good and useful! If it wasn’t for her Harry and Ron would have died very quickly.

Yuck, she sucks.

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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

love her x

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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 ...read 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

PUT HER IN 1ST PLACE!

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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!

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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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 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

I thought Glory was more overrated than Tsunami

Yay tsunami

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8 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

How is Tris even on this? - thalia_thatsme

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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9 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).

Leo is awesome!

How the Hades is he not on this list?!

He's hot. Enough said.

YUSSS LEO VALDEZ! YOU NEED TO BE #3 KATNISS DON’T DESERVE THAT! YOU GO RIGHT AFTER SEAWEED BRAIN AND GRANGER!

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10 Elizabeth Bennet

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

The Newcomers

? Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

He is a Gucci character. - DabbingRobloxer

The Contenders

11 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)

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

How is Greg Heffley above Harry Potter?!

Harry Potter not in the top ten? Kill me.

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12 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.

yes

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

definitely

He can rewrite the bible

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

14 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.

Magical death spit.

Yes awseome!

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15 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

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

16 Sirius Black Sirius Black
17 Lucy

Lucy who?

18 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

19 Horton the Elephant

heck yee

20 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.

21 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.

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

22 Huckleberry Finn
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

DEATHBRINGER IS AWESOME DEATHBRINGER IS AMAZING DEATHBRINGER FOR THE WIN AND GLORYBRINGER FOR THE WIN BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST SHIP EVER

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24 Maria
25 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 ...read more.

Fabulous.

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

26 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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27 Dobby the House Elf

Elf swag loves socks

Goo Dobby!

oh yeah!

Lit

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28 Princess Annabel

NO.

29 James Bond
30 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 ...read more.

Hell yes I love sherlock holmes

Should be number 1!

He must be in top 5

31 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase

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

57? Are you kidding me? She is one of my absolute favourite characters from PJO and HOO along with Percy, Leo and Nico. I don't understand why many people don't like her. I guess that is because of some stupid fanfictions in which she betrays Percy. People need to base their opinions on the real books and not fanfictions. Percabeth is the best couple ever in my opinion but I guess people can like what they want

Hot

1) She survived Tartarus and part of the time she was weaponless
2)who remembers that time in the last Olympian when she took the poisoned blade for Percy?
3) BADAAASSS

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32 Peril

Best Dragon ever and I'm a boy

33 Artemis
34 Tiffany Case
35 Prince Liam
36 Violet Baudelaire
37 Jane Eyre

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

38 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.

39 King Duncan
40 Mary Jane Wilks
41 Athena
42 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

43 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

44 Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield is a fictional character in author J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.
45 Sally Jackson
46 Artemis Fowl

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

47 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.

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 Simon Carmichael
49 Alice Cullen
50 Aphrodite

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