Best Characters In Les Miserables the Musical


The Top Ten

1 Eponine

For a girl brought up by manipulative stealing biased parents, eponine was strong and kind, remained dignified through hard love and died to prove and release her constant love for marius. as I went through the musicals, I found myself hating poor cossete for her love with marius.

The victim of the cruel beast called Unrequited Love but Eponine remains caring, loving and warm-hearted. She is definitely my favourite character. I remember watching Samantha Barks auditioning to play Nancy in Oliver! She didn't get the part but I know she would have played her outstandingly; just as she plays Eponine. She is an incredible actress. - Britgirl

She is my favorite character you would be lying to yourself if you think Eponine is not the best character plus my school is doing the play Les Miserables and I play Eponine so yay but practically every girl in the cast has to play a lovely lady so that will suck for me but I am still happy to be playing Eponine plus I get to sing " On my own"

Loved her, but not the best character. Nowhere NEAR the best actually. Also, I will fight you if you try to tell me she belongs with Marius. Come at me. - SassyEquine

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2 Enjolras

Literally amazing and so determined. He was fighting for a better future, fighting for the people who couldn't stand for themselves. Everything he did was for the good of the people in Paris.

He is an amazing leader!

The charismatic leader of the rebellion is just as lovable as Gavroche. He was brave and courageous. How can you not love this man?

I love this man. He is the greatest thing to ever happen to the movie/ play/ book. Marius should be first with Enjolras right behind him. - SassyEquine

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3 Gavroche

He is the best 11-12year old ever

He is so cool! I hope to play him in the actual play!

I love gavroche! He deserved better than Cosette

How is Gavroche not #1? This is outrageous! He was so cute, probably about 7 years old. Stupid Javert. He deserves to rot in hell for killing Gavroche.

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4 Jean Valjean

How is Jean Valijean not #1? Jean Valijean is an amazing character. He just stands out from everyone else in the story. - listotaku17

5 Thénardier

Thenardier look gross at my first impression but he's quite interesting and able to survive in those cruel world without being chase I love and hate him at same time

He has such a cynical view of the world, especially shown in dog eats dog... love it!

Love interpretations of him on stage... notably Alun Armstrong's original. Am playing him at the moment in an amateur production and have grown to really love his material

A very interesting character with a very twisted yet interesting point of view and personality. I'm playing him in my HS's production of the "School Edition" and he is at times so much fun (master of the house :) ) and at times a very frightening and demented character. Love Thenardier!

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6 Javert


He is a man of the lord. He believes himself to be honorable, so when his views are proven wrong, he simply cannot take it. Also known as the Javert complex

Kaveri is a complicated character with a story to tell. I don't think he gets enough respect. He is just doing what he believes is right.

7 Madame Thénardier
8 Cosette

She should be way higher on the list

I like her personality and her beutey

My favourite character has to be Cosette. Basically the whole story is centred around her. Everyone just likes Éponine better because she ends up being poor at the end so everyone feels bad for her and she has a showy song. She even wants to have Marius killed at the barricade so they could die together. While Éponine is crazy jealous of Cosette, Cosette is the one that is kind even though she was brought up horribly as a child. She has not as many solos but she does have an important part in the plot and is included in quite a few songs. Also, let's not forget that Éponine bullied Cosette when they were younger. Don't get me wrong, I have no hate towards Éponine. I actually really like her as a character and On My Own is a good song, but I just hate how Cosette is so under appreciated. Cosette is definitely my favourite.

9 Marius

My god empty chairs at empty tables made me cry

I empathize with him so much. What an absolute dork. Marius deserves all the love in the world.

Amazing. Awesome. Kind. Passionate. Hansome. Cute. Respectful. Caring. Reliable. Perfect. 10 words to describe this perfect human being.

Best by far.

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10 Fantine

Fantine--*deep dramatic sigh* I ache for her


Fantine’s song “I dreamed a dream”... that was definitely one of my favorites. I like Eponin because I love the voice of the person who plays her in the original, and Eponin is great, BUT what does she have that Fantine didn't? Fantine also got her heart broken, would do anything for someone (Eponin for Marius, Fantine for Cosette) and was not raised into wealth. Currently, Eponin is first and Fantine is in tenth! My favorites are Fantine, Jean Valjean, and Eponin. So, personally, I think they all deserve to be in the top three.

The Contenders

11 Grantaire

2 minutes if screentime but he made them count <3

12 Bishop

Bit too nice

13 Monsieur Mabeuf

Only those who've read the book will know this charming old man, but he won my love as soon as he said that books and plants and more interesting than politics. And when Gavroche stole Monteparnasse's wallet and threw it over M. Mabeuf's wall and the poor man freaked out... I love him.

14 Moiusure Thenardiar
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