Top Ten Best a Series of Unfortunate Events Characters

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of Gothic absurdist children's novels that have been adapted to film and TV. The story follows the lives of three orphans who constantly flee from the murderous Count Olaf, while gradually discovering mysterious conspiracies surrounding a secret society.
The Top Ten
1 Violet Baudelaire

Olivia, Esme, and Violet are all my favorites

I like Violet because she's smart and she can invent and fix things. She made that parachute with just a tissue, some rubber bands, and a basket.

Love her because she hates Fiona and because she's smart.

She is a great inventor

2 Count Olaf

He is so funny and the greatest villain of all time! My favorite character of the books and Netflix Shows

He is so funny and rechless when he tries to get the fortune. IT IS SO FUNNY!

I don't think I need to explain voting for him.

3 Sunny Baudelaire

So cute! I just love her so much! And the way that she talks in "baby talk" yet everyone can understand her! Love it!

Lets get things straight
everyone loves a smart, viper-loving, rock-hard-food-chomping, adorable little girl
so, Sunny is naturally one of the best characters!

Sunny is adorable! I warn you, her bite is worse than her bark!

4 Klaus Baudelaire

Love this series. The Quagmires were always my favourite characters, but Klaus was the one I identifed most with.

I'm so in love with Klaus baudelaire I even made a necklace with him in it

Really smart and funny and gets Avery girl he meets to fall for him I mean it happened like twice

5 Dr Montgomery Montgomery

He's the only character who's death affected me.
I actually cried, which is crazy considering the books and T.V. series weren't focused on character dwelling.

I wish he'd lived for longer, and he seemed to be the nicest and most caring guardian.
He's the family member I wish I had in my life, to be honest.

Monty was by far the best one.

At first I didn't trust him but then I realized he was the only guardian who was very smart and willing to let someone dangerous live near him simply to make sure he can't hurt the kids.

He seemed like the only guardian who really cared about the children.

6 Kit Snicket

Soo sad definitely my favorite character.

So nice and brave

Man, she's cool.

7 Esmé Squalor

Esme's constant outfit changes always make me laugh, and how she only cares about the sugarbowl and starts screaming in joy when they see that its"supposedly," located at the Gorganian Grotto. The scene in the Library of Records is one of the best scenes in Season 2, especially how they transformed this "fashion-obsessed," arrogant person into a flat-out scary and evil one. Honestly surprised why she isn't lower down on this list, since she succeeds where Count Olaf Fails.

Esmé is a riot and in my opinion the most memorable of the Baudelaire's guardians, she also is the most terrifying as she has so much power over the general public and is completely insane. She even goes as far as adopting Carmelita and dating Count Olaf. She is a nutty and addicted to being "in." She is an elitist villain done right.

Olivia, Esme, and Violet are all my favorites

Esme is hilarious and she's really pretty. She's also into fashion just like me

8 Quigley Quagmire

DUDE he was dead before the book started, how can you have a crush on him?

I love how the person who plays Quigley, his names Dylan Kingwell , plays both Quigley and Duncan! he's so cute and is totally my famous crush

So glad he survived

9 Olivia Caliban

Olivia Caliban is the absolute best character!
Her death was the only one that I felt sad for and I still do not watch that episode to this day because of it.
Although if they would have thought about it they could have easily high jacked count Olaf's car and left for the mountains before morning. I know that it is not supposed to go that way because it would be to big of a change from the books but it would be a cool twist.

My favorite character, I dressed up like her for Halloween. She should be higher!

Olivia, Esme, and Violet are all my favorites

Olivia is really smart and her death is the saddest. She got pushed in by lions :(

I also thought she was really beautiful.

10 Duncan Quagmire

Best character ever. I ship him with Violet!

I have a crush on him

I am a journalist too

The Contenders
11 Lemony Snicket

I don't really understand him. He's just a very good person. And, he's very smart. I just don't understand his full background story.

Lemony Snicket is the invisible man!

12 Larry Your-Waiter

He is the funny kind of boring.

His face and personality was just boring, but it was the type of boring that was funny and interesting

His death was so sad

13 Hooked man

In a show that has a protocol saying that "if a character is good, they must either die or be casted to the side within the first two episodes they're in," it's good to see that at least Fernald remains (sort of). In seasons 1 and 2, he is easily the funniest character (maybe next to Sunny), and in season 3, we find out about his interesting backstory working for VFD and attempting to purge to medusiod mycelium, only to lose everything and end up working for Olaf. Of course, protocol says that he must be kicked out of the show right afterwards, but he was good while he lasted.

HOOKY! He is very funny, and was a champion! Is nobody going to note the fact that he LITERALLY cares about Sunny so much that he will risk getting in trouble just to protect her?

I love the way he cared about Sunny and was always protective of her in his own ways.

14 Justice Strauss

Omigosh, Justice was so kind to the children! She let them work in her backyard, be at her house, and read in her wonderful library that helped them figure out terrible Count Olaf's plan. And she was just so sweet, and allowed the children to stay in her house (Poe does not matter cause he is too absentminded) and even offered to take care of them. She was so, so kind and caring and quite smart. She worked as a judge and in the first books confirmed Count Olaf that he was wrong. Also she collected all those books, and only a smart person would do that. Justice Strauss should be higher up the list.

She was really sweet! Sadly she didn't see through Count Olaf's plan, but she deeply cares for the children!

She didn't appear much, but she's so nice!

15 Isadora Quagmire

Love love love Isa! She's so kind, caring, loyal, and smart! I totally ship her and Klaus, they make the perfect pair! Go, Isadora! I love her so much, that I will name my daughter Isadora! And my son Duncan, he's my personal crush!

She is awesome

16 Jacquelyn Scieszka

Jacquelyn is very underrated character in my opinion, she was very up to the point, brave and attractive character.

17 Jacques Snicket

Man, he had the most unfair death in the series. Not only did he suffer a very painful death, but he was wrongfully accused of being Count Olaf, and everyone thought he was a criminal when he died!

18 Aunt Josephine

She was just so funny when she wanted to have a look in the mirror. ahh!

19 Mr Poe

I have a theory that he is evil. Obviously he gives the kids terrible guardians, but he also asks for evidence to see if Count Olaf is in a disguise only in Reptile Room, when Count Olaf has covered up his tattoo, and his coughing is probably the result of some V.F.D affair.

Best character. Very complex and one of the most interesting characters in history, really stood out in the series. He was also the smartest and most observant character ever, like Sherlock Holmes but 10 times the genius.

Mr. Poe is the absolute worst. He always gives the children such incompetent guardians! He shouldn't be on this list.

20 Carmelita Spats

BAHAHAHA...this girl was FUNNY! I loved all her songs, they a permanently stick in my head. Overall she was the key person in the episodes she was in that made me laugh

Someone just shoot her. All she does is whine.

A. Great funny character

21 The Person That Looks Like Neither A Man Nor A Woman

Most people should probably disagree with me but he's my favorite character!

My favorite Olaf group member, and probably the smartest.

He just ruins everything!

22 Dewey Denouement

Didn't see him much, but with more screen time he would have been a amazing character!

23 Hector

He was so sweet and kind to the kids, he offered to take them away from Count Olaf forever and when Violet, Klaus and Sunny brought Isadora and Duncan along he was perfectly ok with taking them too. He just has a great heart!

While he was an okay guardian at first he was willing to get Duncan and Isadora on board.

He is very nice.

24 Mrs. Poe

"Wait until the readers of the daily Punctilio read about this" literally my favorite line ever

She is so annoying not everything is about the daily punctilio

25 The Two Powdered Faced Women

Just funny and needed to be in there. I like the story of how their house was burned in a fire and then they realize that Olaf had to do with it

I like that they finish each other's sentences and are in love with Olaf

They look like twins.

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