Top Ten Best a Series of Unfortunate Events Characters

The Top Ten
1 Count Olaf

Count Olaf was, in my opinion, the best designed villain in fiction. His hair, his brow, his eyes and his tattooed ankle gave me haunting visions. He was a perfect mix of dark with humor and is a fantastic villain with a heavy backstory. In 2004, Jim Carrey played him, which really pissed me off. Perhaps a controversial decision, but hear me out. Count Olaf rivals Toby Jones' character in Sherlock in despicably cruel demeanor. He was the most austere, vile, hostile, grim, horrible, disgusting, revolting, disturbing, vomit-inducing greedy hungry foul evil villainous wretch in the world. His feud against the Baudelaires is legendarily ridiculous. If you don't know, Lemony, Beatrice's first husband before remarrying to Bertrand Baudelaire, Violet, Klaus and Sunny's mother, was involved with the killing of his parents as a part of the feud between the two sides of VFD, arsonists and firemen. He is a murdering thief that makes most want to kill him. This, is not Jim Carrey. You like his ...more

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!

Greatest villain ever following Bill Cipher

2 Violet Baudelaire

Always getting the three out of the situation. Sunny has no brain, and Klaus is smart but useless lol

She's a nice young women with so many wonderful ideas and creativity

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

Smart and I love that she hates Fiona

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!

I love that the show made her so sassy, her comments are so funny

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

Baby talk is what everyone should be speaking

4 Klaus Baudelaire

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

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

He is smart, witty and creative overall a very good character should be number 3

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

5 Dr Montgomery Montgomery

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'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.

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

He was really very interestinh. I was so shocked at definitely sad when he had died.

6 Quigley Quagmire

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

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

Definitely my crush wish he was real

Why are quigley and duncan so so cute

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.

Easily the best-dressed villain.

I am Esme Gigi Genive Squalor the cities 6th most important financial advisor

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.

8 Duncan Quagmire

Why is he so cute! would totally be my crush if was real!

I have a crush on him

I am a journalist too

Ok, I have a LOT of reasons why he is my favorite.

1.I love how he stuck with Violet, Klaus and Sunny when Count Olaf was trying to kill them

2. I love his personality, he is just so calm and sweet


9 Kit Snicket

One of the best characters. She didn't deserve to die

Soo sad definitely my favorite character.

Cool role model For Violet

she is so pretty, and I love how she named her daughter after Beatrice

10 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!

I love this character so much she is such a amazing actress

Olivia was my best charcter and she didn't deserve death

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!

His backstory is so sad Beatrice forever

12 Larry Your-Waiter

He is the funny kind of boring.

His death was so sad

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

Unfortunate death

13 Aunt Josephine

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

I don't know why I like her... I just like her! 🤩

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.

I wish they had gotten to live with her

She just loved the kids it was sweet

shes pretty scared about the Baudelaire's thinking there going to be sad about how she let them down

15 Mr Poe

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.

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.

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

He's funny, because he is so unaware of absolutely everything. Plus, his cough. Need I say more?

16 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

I like her because Klaus is in 😍 with her so yeah.

17 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.

He likes pizza damn it he just rules

I feel so bad for him

he actually wasn't bad...sometimes...he did become friends with sunny

18 Jacquelyn Scieszka

This character should be higher she was amazing

she is the best character in the entire show

Underrated character.

19 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!

Shame he died though



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!

He just ruins everything!

Just funny and doesn’t want do do
Anything bad

The real classification for this character is the henchperson of indeterminate gender just do you know

22 Dewey Denouement

He was so nice!
He went too soon!
Oh well, R.I.P. Dewey

so good sad he got shot with a harpoon gun

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!

He is very nice.

he's so cute and I love when he wants to go because all the fainting is hard on his back XD

He was one of the first guardians to actually believe the Baudelaire children that Count Olaf was in disguise and he believed that they weren't murderers

24 The Two Powdered Faced Women

They look like twins.

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

25 Stephano

A very good first disqwese in the reptile room and very funny

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