Best Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Legolas Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He has been portrayed by Orlando Bloom in the live action movies.

The best though. He has so many cool fighting scenes and is hands down the most savage character...besides Thranduil. I don't know how Thranduil himself got so low on the list. Only 30? Top 5 for me. Same with Sam. Only 13?! He's the emotional support hobbit! But still...Legolas is literally the best. His archery skills are fantastic. And he's also incredibly flexible. He's also played by Orlando Bloom which makes him so much better, because he's is an amazing actor. I just wish Glorfindel was in the LOTR. Also one of the best characters in The Silmarillion and is replaced by Arwen in the scene in the river. They should make a Silmarillion movie directed by Peter Jackson. I really want to see that. It's sad though that he's considered ugly in Elvish standards, which he isn't. I mean, who else can do fight orcs while keeping their hair completely flawless?

My favorite

Oh boy loads of fangirls

Legolas is AWESOME! Seriously. Alright, I wouldn't say he's da best (Aragorn is! *-*) but still, he's pretty good. - Ash_lovesLOTR

2 Thorin Oakenshield

Some people don't like Thorin, but I don't see how. He is just so human. He may not be the greatest person, but he is willing to grow.

very great

3 Sauron Sauron is the title character and main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Originally a servant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Morgoth was later defeated and Sauron fled. He later came back to Middle Earth and took over as the new Dark Lord by using a Ring of Power. He was later ...read more.

He looks very very very cool because of his armour is very detailed

4 Smaug Smaug is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit.

Smaug is a beast, also coolest dragon I've ever seen

Forget Gollum. Smaug is the one who steals the show!

5 Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings. He was the first Hobbit to become famous in the world at large, and was one of the few to visit the The Undying Lands across the ocean. In film, ...read more.

I mean- he IS Bilbo Baggins of BagEnd. A great role model for 'younglings' like myself or just anyone in general.

Bilbo is best ♡

6 Kili

I wish I was Tauriel...

Kili is such a cutie 🍰 I wish he was my brother! Also really weird love triangle thing going on between Legolas, kili and tauriel!

7 Frodo Frodo Baggins is a fictional character and is the main protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. He was a Hobbit of the Shire during the Third Age. He was also a Ring-bearer, a best friend to Samwise Gamgee, and one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to the Uttermost ...read more.

Frodo is the best character in Lord of the Rings. He is brave, nice and I like him the most. GOO FRODOO!

8 Gandalf Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was an Istar, sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring ...read more.

How is Gandalf below a CGI Orc who's not even in the book...?
Not to bash on The Hobbit movies, they're pretty good, but could never match LOTR. Gandalf should be higher though, he's the only character who's a main character in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. - SpaceHazard

9 Azog Azog is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He was a Orc chieftain who lived in Moria until his death in T.A. 2799. He is referred to in a single remark by Gandalf to Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: "Your grandfather Thrór was killed, you remember, in the mines of Moria by Azog the Goblin." ...read more.
10 Bard

The Contenders

11 Aragorn Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium and is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War ...read more.

Whoa whoa whoa, first of all.. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEEPS?! Aragorn should be number 1! I mean, come on, he is noble, humble, and brave. GO ARAGORN YAS! - Ash_lovesLOTR

How are there so laypeople ahead of Aragon - 2storm

12 Fili
13 Sam

Sam only at #16? - PeeledBanana

HOW IN THE WORLD DID AZOG THE DEFILER GET AHEAD OF SAMWISE GAMGEE! SAM SHOULD BE ON TOP OF THE BEST CHARACTERS IN ANY MOVIE OR BOOK LET ALONE BEST HOBBIT AND LORD OF THE RINGS CHARACTERS!

14 Gollum Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He was introduced in the 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, and became an important supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings.
15 Balin
16 Boromir
17 Gimli
18 Pippin
19 Tauriel
20 Elrond
21 Saruman Saruman the White is a fictional character and a major antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.
22 Merry
23 Eówyn
24 Barrow Wight
25 Eomer
26 Faramir
27 The Witch-king of Angmar
28 Gloin

Probably my favourite out of the company, and the only one to appear in both The Hobbit and in The Lord of the Rings.

29 Bombur
30 Gríma Wormtongue
31 Fili the Dwarf
32 Thranduil

Lee Pace is in me top 5 favorite actors so when he played my favorite character in my favorite movie series I was like "YAYYY GO LEE PACE! "

33 Great King Goblin
34 Lurtz
35 Bolg
36 Haldir
37 Denethor
38 Arwen
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