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.

Percy is amazing, you better vote Percy

Everyone vote Percy or else

He is a heroic, modest, and kind character who faced death with NO rewards. He is honestly the best book character ever-

Hell to the yes! My boy Percy's the goat!

2 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

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

She is kind, brave, smart, strong and my favourite caracter ever

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.


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.

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!

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

4 Tsunami Tsunami

Tsunami? WhErE's OrIgInAlItY



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

5 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.

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.

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.

6 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.

7 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

8 Albus Dumbledore 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 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.

Umm he was a great character

Funny cool


10 Glory Glory

Yay! Glory made it to the Top Tens! - ArcticWolf

She is my favorite character in the Wings of Fire series. Glory is so sarcastic and funny. She’s absolutely the best! #GloryBringer!

Magical death spit.

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


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11 Tris Prior Tris Prior

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

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

How is Tris even on this? - thalia_thatsme

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

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

13 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

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.

15 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


That kid is awesome

16 Sunny 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.

17 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

18 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.

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

I hate them lizard mutts.

Now I have a grudge against lizards.

Why is he not in number 1? Seriously 😒

19 Sirius Black Sirius Black

He should be top five he is the best

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

20 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

21 Artemis
22 Peril Peril

Favorite character though I'm a boy

Best Dragon ever and I'm a boy

23 Lucy

From narnia?

Lucy who?

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.

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


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25 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

26 Horton the Elephant

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

heck yee

27 Huckleberry Finn

Thank you Mr. Twain

28 Aphrodite

Hopefully this person is a Goddess Girls fan…

29 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

30 Athena
31 Maria
32 Starflight Starflight

I had to add it! - ArcticWolf

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.

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.

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

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34 Antigone
35 James Bond
36 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

37 Greg Heffley 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 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

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39 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!

rip bro


40 Violet Baudelaire

My favourite book character.

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

41 Clay Clay

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

42 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 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

He is amazing I LOVE warriors


though I agree with Percy for number one

43 Tiffany Case
44 Prince Liam
45 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.

46 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

47 King Duncan

He is such a lovely nice king and he s brave you will see how brave he is if you have read the early years - Potterhead2001

48 Count Dracula Count Dracula

That picture is SO creepy - CloudyDaze

That blood is so fake - Murphypaw

Th9is is gay

49 Sally Jackson
50 Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield is a fictional character in author J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.
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