Top Ten Grey's Anatomy Characters

The Top Ten

1 Arizona Robbins

Best character ever. I don't get why people continue to bring up the cheating. Just about every other character on Grey's has either cheated (yes, Callie too. She cheated on Erica, twice), or been the one cheating with. Which, in my opinion, is almost just as bad. And people who complain about her behavior after the plane crash, needs to read about PTSD, they might learn something. Like the fact that her actions is quite common for people suffering from PTSD. So when people dislike Arizona because of the cheating, then I wonder why people even watch Grey's, they have to dislike almost every character, haha. Arizona is the only one who's actually had a "reason/excuse" for the cheating.

Took about 3 episodes for Arizona to be my favourite character. I believe she's passionate, loyal and a good friend too. The cheating, I agree was all to do with the PTSD and common with those symptoms. Also added to the drama of the show! I love Arizona and the actress who plays her. Can't wait to see more of the character in future seasons. Maybe even getting back to the old super magic smile we all know and love!

A lot of people didn't like Arizona but I really respect her honesty, kindness, and humor. I still do like her but lost a little respect for her after the accident. I understand it initially but I think her different behaviors after the accident was a little prolonged.

Arizona is literally the best - She's an AWESOME MOM, SHES A AWESOME PAEDIATRIC SURGEON 💙 She's so kind to everyone and so pretty I don't get how you wouldn't like her?

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2 Christina Yang

Cristina is the most driven and hardworking of all. She knows the right time to let loose and have fun but shes also very focused and every childs role model. She my favorite character hands down and is just so perfect. Her leaving was very devastating and truly messed up the relationship of her and meredith as well as her relationship with owen. She was extremely talented and was exactly what their hospital needed. I say bring Yang back, she was one of the main characters and Greys is definitely not the same with out her.

Christina is one of many of my favorites I cried when she and Meredith had their last dance to the song Where Does The Good Go. I find her hilarious because she doesn't have a certain humor she doesn't have humor and that makes for some really straight forward hilarious moments.

Unlike all the characters that prove weakness and are basic characters, Cristina demonstrates the idealistic strength of a woman. I can truly consider her a role-model in all aspects

i love her

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3 Callie Torres

Callie was just awesome and I love her humor she is hilarious and I loved it in the beginning when she pushed Meredith into lockers and talking about the panties on the board. Then Izzie is like " Callie stop she is a small person and your hurting her" I found that to be hilarious

I just think that Callie knows how to keep going. I know That every character has passed through so many hard moments, but I love that she is almost all the time so happy, funny...

Arizona also slept with someone else then lied about it even when she could tell that Callie knew that Arizona slept with the other girl

Callie is the best. No one could have played that character better than Sara ramirez! I am totally infatuated with Callie.

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4 Miranda Bailey

Bailey is the only character who doesn't get into huge lawsuits, big fights, or dies.. (I mean, I'm on Season 8 right now, so) She's actually so sassy but that's why I love her

Miranda Bailey is Awesome! She is the only character that embodies what a real Doctor should be. She cares about her patients, her coworkers, as well as her career.

She is one of my favorites, funny and sassy (yeah she made mistakes but not as many as some of the main characters! )

Bailey wins hands down she embodies true character and n ever waivers. Her sense of humour is devine.

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5 Alex Karev

Alex karev is by far my most favorite in this show just because I can relate. He's suck a jerk in the begging and I love how they really developed his character in the later seasons. I thought he would be killed off before George or any one. Karev is by far the best character and is the reason I still watch greys anatomy

I really consider him as the best character fo Grey's Anatomy, he pretends like he doesn't care about anyone but he does the best he can to make to everyone or to help. I really hope he will get his happy end because after everything he has been trough he really deserves it

Alex is the best! During the first season I wasn't very fond of him but now he is my absolute favorite! I love how sweet and loyal he is underneath.

I loved him from the start like..even when he was a jerk. When Shonda didn't show him as much I honestly felt disappointed, I also felt like he wasn't going to be in the show as much but boy was I wrong. And when he slowly changed through out the seasons to hot-jerk from hot-still a jerk but-nice. Pediatrics SO SUITES HIM! One of the best characters on the show! (Jo DOES NOT DESERVE HIM >:(! )

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6 George O' Malley

The most diverse character with so much growth. I feel like all the viewers grew with him as the episodes went on. I have nothing negative to say about him. I feel like I knew him as a close friend, which made his death so much harder. The best character on the show.

George was my absolute fave, he was sweet and funny and charming and killing him off was one of the dumbest decisions ever, if he had left to go to the army, he could have come back a few seasons later as a trauma surgeon attending, oh Georgie, I miss you like crazy 10 years later.

He literally is there for everyone and he doesn't get enough credit. When he was with Callie, I was really bad at him when he broke her heart, but he got out of that situation and developed back into a excellent character. He deserves more credit and I sobbed when he died.

George will be always be the best character on Greys. His personality has everyone laughing. He is kind hearted and is there every step of the way.

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7 Mark Sloan

Where do I start? Mark was my all time favorite character in the entire series. He was always there to keep me laughing, and was so caring and loving. The fact that he came to Seattle to reinstate his friendship with Derek is incredible, and the McDuo is my favorite friendship in the whole show. Definitely my #1 pick!

My all time favorite character! I loved it when he stitched his own face because there's no plastics better than him! Was excited to see him be a father. But they ruined it.

His death was very sloppy, had to give him two more years

I loved Mark so so so so much! Him and Lexi were the cutest and I adored how sweet Mark was when he was with the right person. He was hilarious and beautiful, one of the saddest losses

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8 Lexie Grey

Lexie is boss. Her story with Mark is beautiful and tragic. Her relationship with Meredith is slow - you start out not like Lexie because Meredith doesn't. But just like Meredith, you slowly grow to love her. And then it tears apart your heart when she's gone. (Most devastating departure on Grey's for sure) - CourtneyM17

She was so cute and added such a deep meaning to having a sister. Of course, they had to kill her off because Shonda didn't want to have Lexie be more popular than Meredith, and because she wanted to make Meredith's character seem like she had no one left, her whole death only happened because they wanted to 'improve Meredith's development, which I find ridiculous. Lexie seemed like a better protagonist, and I would've preferred Meredith under that plane than Lexie, and don't call me messed up, because these are just fictional characters, people. Lexie had every good quality,

So true the comment below is so true I was drowning in tears when she died and I loved that Mark told her their future how they would be together and have kids together as she died so heart breaking and she is hilarious and I loved it when Lexie lived with George and was stealing random stuff from the hospital as decor

I love Lexie Grey and I love her and Mark they are my favorite couple but I like too MerDer but lexie and mark will always be my favorite couple

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9 Meredith Grey

Meredith is my least favorite character in the entire show, it is ridiculous how they killed off the Lexie, and everyone else, just so she can be pitied and pampered the most, Meredith is whiny, and mean to everyone else, it is also ridiculous that they killed Derek just so they could Meredith show up Amelia. Meredith is annoying and now she is trying to make Riggs stay away from Maggie, so she can have him to herself, let's be honest, they'll probably kill Maggie AND Riggs to also make Meredith's character a heck of a lot worse, Meredith is literally the worst character ever, and I thought Maggie was annoying.

I really like Meredith. She is very brave. Meredith has almost died multiple times, had to deal with her mother not appreciating her, and losing a number of loved ones. Meredith is a very strong and amazing character.

Meredith is my favorite. She is super badass and strong. Meredith will always be pampers. She is the Grey in Grey's anatomy.

Meredith complains a lot, like a lot a lot.

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10 Derek Shepard

Hot, sexy, seductive, charming and what else to say...

Loved Derek and Meredith and though Derek was so loyal and hot. I did think he was a bit conceited but the show isn't the same without him!

Made a big impact on the show and he was so caring and looked after everyone. I have so much respect for him and he deserved better

why not

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The Contenders

11 Izzie Stevens

I personally adored isobel stevens. She was so positive and spunky and brought out the kindness in everyone. She changed Alex and transformed him into the man he is today. I always am waiting for an epic comeback or an izzie and jo stand off. Bringing her back would create so much drama and bring back good feelings from the past. I admit that the way she left the show wasn't the best but hey she came back for him and begged for forgiveness and Alex didn't. Meanwhile she forgave him for all the crap she put up with because of him. Izzie I love you to death please come back.

I love Izzie. She always saw the goodness in people and bring out the goodness in people. She never gave up. That is the true character of Izzie. She is a real fighter. From her backtory as a child who grew up in trailer park and fought to be a surgeon. She's a real inspiration. Someone whi has suffered a lot in life and still see the positive side of it and almost always end up winning. She is THAT kind of character. That's why I hate the way she was written on her last season. And the way she exited the show. It is so not her character. I'm still hoping that she will come back and wrap up her story. A good exit that will give this character a justice. Because she deserves better. Her relationship with Alex deserves better. But I know that is quite impossible. So here's me just thinking that her story ended in season 5 with her getting-off the elevator to be with George.

I loved Izzie Stevens but it kinda made me agitated the way she left and ignored Alex before she left. And I hated the way she would come back a few times and pretend that nothing happened. Katherine Heigl is an amazing actress though love the movie "Jackie and Ryan" she plays Jackie in the movie who falls for a train hopper.

I honestly adore isobel katherine Stevens. She was a fighter and she fought with her last breath. Many people claim she left Alex but she didn't. She made one mistake and came back to fix it and he told her leave and never come back. Alex ended izzex and I'll never forgive him for it but as for izzie we just need her to come back to wrap up her story! Will always be #1 greys character ever

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12 Addison Shepard Montgomery

(Her name is Addison Forbes Montgomery- she dropped the Shepherd) Addison was an amazing surgeon and great teacher. If you payed attention to her in the second season you would see she was in a bad marriage with a husband who was obviously in love with someone else. And then she has fertility issues which (in Private Practice, the series focusing on her) eventually leads to two failed rounds of IVF which she pushes through to adoption. Also in Private Practice we discover that Addison had an interesting childhood (Bizzy and the Captain). Yet Addison pushes through all of this and more troubles to find her happiness.

Addison is my favorite character of Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice. She is so strong and so brave through all the stuff she went through with Derek leaving her after she sleeps with Mark, to Derek being in love with Meredith, and leaving her for her. I feel connected to Addison because I have been hurt many times in my life, and so has she. It sucks she only has been in a few episodes of different seasons here and there. I love Kate Walsh, I think she is a beautiful woman, and is an amazing actress.

Maybe I've just been reading too much fan-fiction, but she is such an amazing character. At first, she seems cold and mean. However, as season 2 progresses, we get to see the real Addison. The one that is breaking apart because her husband likes a different woman and we get her side of the story. Yes, she did cheat on Derek, but he was cold and forgot about her; he even sent Mark over for her anniversary! In the end, we see Addison is not just Satan, she is a strong, sassy, and brilliant OB/GYN and surgeon who has kept going and acted like everything was fine even as her personal, and especially romantic, life is in turmoil again and again. Addison Adrianne Forbes Montgomery is the perfect example of a beautiful, strong, and all-round amazing woman.

"I don't like her. She is extremely annoying and way too overrated. I only watched PP for Amy but I skipped over Addison. She is my least favorite character and does not deserve getting all these fabulous reviews. She was on like 2-3 seasons and she's already a queen like no sweetie."

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13 Denny Duquette

I miss Denny so much! Even though he wasn't in the show for very long his death was so tragic. Also, I adored him and Izzy as a couple. He was so charming and I loved the sense of humor he had. His bravery and positive attitude despite his difficult situation was so inspiring. Him and Izzy could have had a great life together!

Denny was so sweet and charming. His story is tragic and cliff-hanging at all times. A lizzie-denny relationship would have been so cute and I dearly miss him!

One of the most loveable person of this show. Denny was very a good guy and even though he wasn't a main protagonist, Denny remains an important one. Love him!

Denny was my favorite character of all time. Funny, interesting and not to mention incredible eye candy.

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14 Jackson Avery

Has a bastard style, very violent and is sending more in the series

He's my bb and he's hot

15 Richard Webber

The one person who holds the team together as a father figure to meredith and chief of surgery

I love Richard

The black sucker, kill it

16 April Kepner

I love April! She has been through so much and doesn't get as much credit as she deserves. She's also funny, super nice, and just overall a great character!

I disagree with everyone that sees April as very annoying. I understand it sometimes but most of the time I see her strength and kindness!

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17 Owen Hunt

Three dimensional character that can drive storylines forward and take them in other directions if needed. Enjoying the scarred character that hasn't lost his humanity.

Agggh, can't believe that his character has survived over all of the tragic losses! UGH!

Amazing!

Personaly I hate this guy. he caused the plane crash!

18 Eliza Minnick

She's just amazing, she likes to get things done her way. She may acted like a full on bitch but deep down she has a big heart. Her and Arizona have this amazing chemistry with each other and I think Arizona will be the one to get through to her. I get people don't like her because she ain't Callie, NEWSFLASH she ain't they are completely different people and Callie chose to move on and leave Arizona behind. SO PEOPLE NEED TO GET OVER IT AND STOP HATING ON ELIZA. Give her a chance and get off of her back.

I personally think she's awesome! Her attitude, her style, her passion but her fierceness is what makes here truly amazing! She has to be tough and bitchy to make her statement but underneath it all she has such a big heart and I'm hoping it's going to be Arizona who's going to discover that and show it to the others. I think those 2 are perfect for each other and so cute together.

But what bothers me the most is that marika domińczyk (the actress that plays her) is getting so much hate because of the character that she is playing in a fictional T.V. show. Her in real life is not the same person as her character and people need to realize that and stop hating on her. She's just playing a role you know.

I know she just joined the cast this season and that she is just a guest-star at the moment but I truly hope she will become a regular cast member in the future. Arizona only was supposed to play 5 episodes, look where she is know. I hope the same thing happens for Eliza.

19 Amelia Shepherd

Amelia is the better shepherd. She is very well presented in both private practice and grey's, funny, gorgeous, intelligent and very strong. Absolutely love her

She's the best. She struggles every day with too much problems, and despite this she's brilliant and always stronger.

Not even a competition: hilarious, great backstory, great personality, and a great character to watch progress.

Amelia Shepherd is such a great actress I love her to bits❤

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20 Ben Warren

"He might've made a crucial mistake with the C section in the hallway, but his heart is there. He is a great husband and step dad, and did deliver April's baby.

He also was an attending anesthesiologist and gave it all up to be with his sweetheart, Miranda. How sweet! He is such a nice guy. He is the best step dad to Tuck.

He is so muscular. How does he have a job that requires so many hours and still have huge muscles. He is extraordinary!

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