Best Shadowhunters Characters

This is just a list where you guys can put your opinions at. I didn't see one of these lists, so I thought 'Why not make one?'
The Top Ten
1 Alec Lightwood Alec Lightwood is featured in "The Mortal Instruments" as a Shadowhunter and the older brother of Isabelle Lightwood. He is known for his sense of duty, loyalty, and his struggle with his sexual orientation. Alec develops a romantic relationship with Magnus Bane, adding layers to both characters. His... read more

Matthew Daddario portrays Alec very well, down to his subtle gestures and emotions. Alec goes through a lot of emotional/character development compared to most other characters, and for the most part of the season, has the voice of reason. Not to also mention Malec.

Alec/Matthew and Malec are the only reasons for watching this show. Good story arc and best character development. He is loving and loyal and trustworthy. Just the best

He fights demons, protects his siblings, parabatai, other friends and boy friend, runs the NY institute... All without angelic power.

2 Magnus Bane Magnus Bane is a warlock in "The Mortal Instruments," and one of the more flamboyant and enigmatic characters in the series. He has a romantic relationship with Alec Lightwood and is several centuries old, providing him with a unique perspective on events. Magnus is known for his wit, magical abilities,... read more

MAGNUS is no doubt my favorite character, EVER. In both the books and the show.
He's kind, wise, witty, generous, powerful, hardworking, beautiful, bold.
He is so utterly selfless.
And is also a child inside, despite his age and experiences.
He can be powerful but can also be vulnerable, he'll kill a dozen demons at once and will also fuss about a stain on his clothes, he'll demand to get his things done but will also sacrifice anything for his loved ones.
All these various aspects in a single person, it's not even too much.
He's my favorite character ever, among all books.
Also Harry Shum Jr did a GREAT job portraying Magnus. From the grace to the looks, the dialogues, actions, the style, everything was perfect!

3 Isabelle Lightwood Isabelle Lightwood is a character in "The Mortal Instruments," and is a Shadowhunter like her brother Alec. Known for her beauty and combat skills, she often challenges traditional gender roles and expectations. Isabelle undergoes significant character development throughout the series, grappling with... read more

Isabelle is an amazing character, shes strong, independent and Emeraude portrays Isabelle gracefully. Such a queen bee

She's badass,independent,gorgeous and knows what and how to do something. She's not stupid or coward like her brother Alec

Honestly she's the most relatable and you just have to love her

4 Raphael Santiago Raphael Santiago is a character who appears in "The Mortal Instruments" series as a vampire leader. Known for his stoic demeanor and strategic mind, he plays a complex role in the relationship between Shadowhunters and Downworlders. Raphael is driven by a strong sense of community and responsibility... read more

Raphael is so kind and and caring towards his clan and the people whom he is closest too. It warms my heart. David is such a fantastic actor and Raphael has had me sobbing many times!

An amazing character! wish we got more backstory of him with Magnus and how he came to be. I loved his development and relationships with Izzy, Simon and Rosa

He is legit my favourite character! such a loyal person I love him so much

5 Simon Lewis Simon Lewis is a main character in "The Mortal Instruments" series. He starts as a mundane, or ordinary human, and is Clary Fray's best friend. Over the course of the series, Simon undergoes significant changes, including becoming a vampire. His transformation allows the series to explore themes of... read more

His line of "How are we supposed to trust a gothic wannabe like him? " was probably the best line in the movie.

Strong character and just overall such a nice person.. always been my favorite

This guy who is so funny and has a great personality is the best. he has always been there for his friends, he was always selfless, smart, funny, and nice. My list goes by, 1-Simon / Isabelle 2-Luke, and 3- Alec

6 Clary Fray Clary Fray is the protagonist of "The Mortal Instruments" series. She discovers her Shadowhunter lineage after her mother is kidnapped, propelling her into a hidden world of magic and demons. Clary is known for her bravery, artistic talents, and her complex relationships with other characters, including... read more

Clary fray may have been annoying in the first season but closer to season 3 - 3b she was so badass and she is now my favourite character!

Clary shows they girls can do anything! All girls are smart,beautiful and strong in they're own way! She's my favorite character in the books and the T.V. version all the way!

She is fantastic, but I do prefer her in the books. Rebellious, beautiful, smart, and strong!

7 Luke Garroway Luke Garroway, also known as Lucian Graymark, is a character in "The Mortal Instruments" series who serves as a father figure to Clary Fray. Initially introduced as a mundane, it is later revealed that he is a werewolf. Luke is characterized by his wisdom, protective nature, and leadership qualities... read more

Luke should be number 3. How is he this low down in the list. He is the Captain America of the Shadowhunter world!

Luke is the perfect father for Clary. He has always been there for Clary and Simon.

8 Jace Herondale

Jace is so hot and to be honest Dom Sherwood did a perfect job. I wouldn't imagine someone else being in love with Clary.

9 Maia Roberts
10 Sebastian Morgenstern
The Contenders
11 Valentine Morgenstern Valentine Morgenstern is the main antagonist in "The Mortal Instruments" series. He is a former Shadowhunter who aims to purify the world of demons and Downworlders. Driven by a twisted ideology, Valentine is willing to go to extreme lengths to achieve his goals, including manipulating his own children... read more

Valentine isn't my favorite character, but the actor manages to make Valentine evil and deceiving, yet surprisingly likeable in the alternate universe. I love how he's portrayed.

12 Jace Wayland Jace Wayland is a prominent character in "The Mortal Instruments" series by Cassandra Clare. He is a Shadowhunter, a human with angelic blood trained to hunt demons. Known for his charisma and combat prowess, Jace is initially one of Clary Fray's love interests. His complex family history and internal... read more

He's amazing! I think he's a very interesting character.

13 Jocelyn Fray

She has such an intresting backgroung, the best in fact. I love how she is so brave and strong willed and WILL sacrifice herself for a cause she believes in. It's a shame she was killed off, but I think her character developed well through out the course of the show. If they reboot the show I hope she will be revived.

14 Max Lightwood
15 Will Herondale
16 Jem Carstairs
17 Camille Belcourt
18 Julian Blackthorn

Julian is the strongest avenger, my heart goes out to him.

19 Emma Carstairs
20 Tessa Gray
21 Maryse Lightwood
22 Henry Branwell

Henry is just so down to earth, gotta love that inventor.

23 James Herondale
24 Hodge Starkweather
25 Cristina Rosales
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