Top Ten Characters In the Mortal Instruments

The Top Ten
1 Magnus Bane

Magnus Bane, where do I start. the man is a person who valued money over a life. he didn't care about love because he lost his true love a long time ago but as the show and book and movie progressed we get to see great character development in him. His love for Alec Lightwood is undeniable and he gives him the world.

Magnus in my opinion is the best character. I love wizards and warlocks and magic stuff anyways, and his character adds up to one of the best characters in the book.

If you don't think that the sass of Magnus Bane is utter perfection, you're one of the lucky few who hasn't had their heart stolen by him.

Can you simply describe the perfection that is Magnus Bane? If you don't love him, stop lying to yourself.

2 Alec Lightwood

He is a stand out leader who cares for everyone, he always finds a way out of a sticky situation. He is an amazing person just like Will Herondale. he keeps everyone alive and returns safe.

Alec is the best (besides Will) I never really liked Jace, I found him selfish, or Clary, she was obsessed with just Jace, not caring for anyone else. Alec had flaws also, but he went though a lot of character development. Weather it be book Alec, movie Alec (he only shows up like twice) or T.V. show Alec (I do not like the T.V. show) I love him in all. Now if only there was a show about Will

He is possibly my favourite fictional character ever - he's loyal, and he grows so much through the books/T.V. series - his character development is incredible. He is everything I admire in a person.

The team would literally be dead without him, he's the only one with common sense. Love him so much.

3 Jace Herondale

I'm not fangirling over him, but he's a cool guy. After I read the first book of this series, I thought his father was Valentine (SPOILERS AHEAD) even though it really isn't. The irony in this is that I actually know a guy named Jace Valentine.

He should be number one! Magnus is cool and everything but not as much as jace. He is amazing! Partly fangirling but he really is a well rounded and developed character

Jace is so brave and loyal to Clary and his family (Alec, Isabelle...). He is very underrated for sure

My favorite in the books since I started reading. Will never change

4 Will Herondale

Will herondale...where do I begin? He's so funny, charming, handsome and kind. Tessa is extremely lucky to find a man like him...I do love jem too! Will is willing to sacrifice so much tosave those he loves showing how noble he is! DEMON POX ON ALL YOUR HOUSES! His words are beautiful as is his personality...

He is awful at first but I really learned to love him with all of my heart

I love will he is so cute I mean have you seen him

He's the best. Obviously. There is no other answer.

5 Simon Lewis

he put himself through amnesia to save his friends and help them in there quest. he gives up love and finds it again, he grows as a character and is just amazing

He ist mz favorite character, though it's really hardo to decide between all those great characters. He is a geek like me. His character development during the book series is just unbeliveable.

Adorable little cinnamon roll that is too pure for this world.

He is so cute and funny I would love 2 meet him

6 Isabelle Lightwood

Isabelle is my bae. She rocks; she is sassy, she is feminine with being a badass at the same time. She shows that in order to a female to be a strong, you don't have to hate your femininity or generally girly-girly things. I like how she shows her love for the fashion, and displays her that feminine side with embracing it. I like how she fights. She is one of the best female character in the series so far, 304959x better than Clary.

Izzy is the most beautiful woman in the whole world! I love her so much! she is brave, selfless, nice, pretty, and wise. I don't know how she ended up at 6th place, but I love her more than anything. I am so glad my 2 favorite character Isabelle and Simon ended up together.

Why on earth is Clary higher up on this lost then Izzy?! Like, what? Clary is like Bella form Twilight.

Izzy is so underrated, I mean half of all the people we love would be dead, scrath that ALL OF THEM

7 James "Jem" Carstairs

He is so beautiful and wonderful! He has a truly terrible life but he doesn't let that make him bitter. He has the kindest heart he is always trying to share and love with others. He is just so amazing! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!

Whoever keeps talking about The Infernal Devices stop it.

He is an immortal shadowhunter who got to keep his humanity, how is that not awesome!?

He went through a lot but still didn't give up

8 Clary Fray

What I truly adore about Clary is her humanity (even though she's Nephillim...). She makes many mistakes and questionable actions but people need to remember that without her there would be no Shadowhunter series. She makes mistakes but she has a good heart and is the bravest soul of them all. Going through hell and back, she still has the beautiful smile on her face in the end. LOVE HER.

How is clary not no. 1! if you did not vote 4 her you are not a true TMI fan. clary is so fierce and loyal and just utter perfection. most people complain that she argues with everyone but that is because she has a MIND of her own. she is so smart and amazing... I love her so much, thank you so much cassie clare for making this character

For some reason, there is always that one book series whose sidekicks have larger fanbases than the one protagonist who tends to annoy me in every page.

I honestly can't stand this character. Anything she does, good or bad, just annoys the hell out of me.

9 Sebastian Morgenstern

He is a totally misunderstood character. He did NOT deserve his fate. He just wanted to please his father, who turned away from him. He never got the credit he deserved. He didn't get even a single proper family member! Valentine was a psycho, Jocelyn a baby abandoning monster, and Clary a sister who totally misunderstood her brother and...and...KILLED HIM! Though Jocelyn tries to reason with what she did, I don't see any sense in why she had to abandon Sebastian! He was her SON! Clary didn't even have a shadow of guilt after killing her brother! HOW HEARTLESS! Sebastian was right, Clary did, indeed have a darker side in her. He is the BEST character in the books and the T.V. show as far as I am concerned!

He is (was) an evil psycho but a dam clever one and lets all be honest he made the mortal instruments amazing and was hot as hell and I don't know why I love him as a character so much but I just do.

A very misunderstood character who could've been good if Valentine didn't turn him into a monster.
I really cried when Clary killed him

I'm not saying that he's my favorite...but that's exactly what I'm saying. I feel bad for voting for this psycho

10 Tessa Gray

Tessa and will are perfect for each other I knew it from the beging

I love her she is number 1 go Tessa herondale

She is brave and awesome

... she absolutely perfect I'm speechless...

The Contenders
11 Raphael Santiago

Weirdly I actually very much appreciate Raphael in both the books and series.

I didn't exactly like him in the books, but he is phenomenal in the T.V. series.

I love raphael a lot, he's one of my favourite characters

12 Luke Gracian

He keeps in touch with Clary after her mom dies and that for me is just awing. He cares for her like he would his own daughter and shows that same love to others like Maya. He is brave, smart and a loyal character who never questions the people he loves and never abandons them

Yaaas he’s so great

13 Emma Carstairs

Feisty, blonde mini Jace.

14 Jordan Kyle
15 Gabriel Lightwood
16 Jessamine Lovelace

Her flower card is a bay leaf.

"I Change But In Death"


I feel bad for her I mean she just wants a husband

I absolutely love her

Stahl! This person isn't from TMI

17 Maia Roberts
18 Jace Wayland
19 Matthew Fairchild

He is just absolutely amazing, my favourite character and he should be number 1 on this list. Absolutely hilarious he is.

20 Valentine Morgenstern

He is the coolest character in the series

Ew, who would vote for a creep like Valentine.

He is the super "mean" dude thatdoes super "mean" stuff and besides witholut Valentine it whould be boring

21 Jocelyn Fairchild
22 Lucian Graymark / Luke Garroway
23 Sophie Collins
24 Charlotte Branwell
25 Helen
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