Top Ten Characters In the Mortal Instruments

The Top Ten

1 Magnus Bane

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.

Glamarous, beautiful, extra, empathetic, beautiful, sassy, magical, the best (with ty and alec and cristina close seconds)

2 Alec Lightwood

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

One of the best characters, he was really cranky and stubborn in the first book but throughout the series evolved into a loyal, caring friend

I love Alec so much

He is nice and belongs to magnes

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.

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

Jace has been through so much, and still comes out to be great.

4 Will Herondale

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 is the best and always will be

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

5 Simon Lewis

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

Who doesn't love Simon

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

He is a daylighter and so cute as a vampire/headhunter wish to 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.

She is so pretty and smart

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.

I don't like him because he is stelling wills lady

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

8 Clary Fray

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

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.

Go clary she is so in love with jace

She deserves higher up in this

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!

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

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.

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

She is brave and awesome

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

I love her she is number 1 go Tessa herondale


The Contenders

11 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

12 Raphael Santiago

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

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

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

13 Jordan Kyle
14 Emma Carstairs

Feisty, blonde mini Jace.

15 Gabriel Lightwood
16 Maia Roberts
17 Jessamine Lovelace

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

I absolutely love her

Her flower card is a bay leaf.

"I Change But In Death"


Stahl! This person isn't from TMI

18 Valentine Morgenstern

He is the coolest character in the series

Ew, who would vote for a creep like Valentine.

19 Jocelyn Fairchild
20 Jace Wayland
21 Matthew Fairchild

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

22 Lucian Graymark / Luke Garroway
23 Henry Branwell
24 Seelie Queen

She is a powerful know it all

25 Abbadon
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