Top 10 Best Lost Characters

The mysterious island drama LOST hooked viewers with its complex plot, time skips, and that crazy ending! But even more fascinating than the show's endless twists and turns were the troubled but compelling characters the audience loved to follow.

From tortured heroes and crafty villains to unexpected soulmates, the folks who washed up on the island were as diverse as they were flawed. Their struggles for survival, quests for redemption, and desperate desire to escape both entertained and frustrated for years.
The Top Ten
1 James "Sawyer" Ford

Sawyer was the most in-depth character. He had an emotional past that gives him purpose and a way to understand him. He is also a very sarcastic and hilarious guy. He, in my opinion, gives the best performance acting-wise, and his character always knows how to spice things up when they are dull.

He is easily the best character! He has one of the two most tragic backstories (the other being Locke's) and is one of the coolest characters. He is such an a-hole, and that's what you'd love about him. He is sarcastic and loves to give people nicknames. He won't let anyone push him around, and I definitely ship him with Kate.

2 Desmond Hume

Desmond is by far the most relatable, in a weird way. He's completely lost his mind and is holding onto the last straws of sanity. Everything seems to happen when he's not there, but because of his experience with the island, he feels responsible for not seeing this twist coming. Most people would not be as collected as Sayid always is. Most of us would not be as confident as Sawyer. We would all react just like Desmond.

Definitely my favorite in the show. The episode where he first began to experience time travel while on the freighter was probably my favorite episode of the entire series.

3 John Locke

His character is the reason Lost is so great, and the performance is also amazing. The list should go: 1. John Locke 2. Desmond Hume 3. Benjamin Linus 4. Charlie Pace 5. Sawyer Ford 6. Sayid Jarrah 7. Juliet Burke 8. Mr. Eko 9. Kate Austen 10. Jack Shephard. Honorable mentions: Jack Shephard, Jin Kwon, Sun Kwon, Michael Dawson, and Frank Lapidus.

By far the best character on Lost. It's a shame no one listened to him. He was always right, even when Jack admits it in the last episode. It's a shame that Ben killed Locke as well. But he was a great character played by a good actor.

4 Sayid Jarrah

Sayid should be at the top of the list or, at least, in the top five.

I love Charlie, but Sayid is one of the deepest characters. He's smart, sensitive, caring, strong, determined, and useful, which is very important on this island. He's so underrated! He deserves to be way up, guys. Sayid won't play the guitar like Charlie does, but his storyline is way more interesting than Charlie's. Gotta love Sayid. I just wish everybody would love him more.

He's one of the most useful survivors on the island, and he's also one of the toughest guys there. He also has one of the best stories, in my opinion.

5 Charlie Pace Charlie Pace is a fictional character on ABC's Lost, a television series chronicling the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island.

Charlie is the best! He stars in an X-Men movie, which is cool, and Lord of the Rings, also amazing. I'm pretty sure he only died because he had to film for The Two Towers, which sucks. The whole story arc with the drug thing was good, and his relationship with Claire is great. The only bad thing is how when he and Claire are together, he's sometimes just kind of a jerk. Anyhow, great character in a great show.

Charlie, the show's embodiment of how much one experience can change a person. We could sympathize with him because there was always something else for him to learn, just as is the case with everyone else in real life. Above all, he was the bravest of the survivors, and the way he faced danger made him so memorable and admirable. He was a rock star and a hero in every sense.

6 Hugo "Hurley" Reyes

4 8 15 16 23 42! He reminds me of me! We both are big, we both are superstitious, and we both have crazy hair! Laugh out loud.

I would never be able to watch this show without Hurley or James. They are the best and add lots of comedy into the TV show.

He's great, but sometimes there were scenes that made me annoyed.

7 Jack Shephard

The only truly selfless character of the show. He had a tragic past and upbringing, a heroic disposition, but was also a complex and flawed enough character that we were always yearning for a resolution and happiness for him. He made mistakes but always made them for the right reasons (at least in the first few seasons) and wasn't afraid to stand up to characters like Sawyer and Locke, who many people seem to prefer. However, I find both more concerned with themselves than others (understandable considering what they went through, and I still love them as characters). This ultimately makes me prefer Jack.

What the writers did with his character, and particularly his relationship with Kate, was in my opinion the worst mistake of the series, as well as the greatest missed opportunity. They took away his skepticism, his compassion and care for others, and his love for Kate. The old Jack would never have left her or agreed to lying (for no reason) about the other survivors in the first place.

8 Benjamin Linus

He is so calm and nice. He is basically a gentleman. However, he is also secretly evil. Because of this, I am glad they kept him alive throughout the series. I'm glad they made him an antihero in the end.

He's so calm and nice while being so evil. Makes me wonder if the others are the good guys.

Sharp mind, cunning, lots of depth to his character. I found him very fascinating.

9 Kate Austen Katherine Anne "Kate" Austen is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost, played by Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly.

I don't get why people don't like Kate. She was a strong, compelling female character, and she had an interesting backstory, as well as interesting relationships with Sawyer and Jack.

She really pushed the envelope of how such a good person can get into the worst situation and then come out even better. She had such a big heart. She and Hugo are my faves.

My favorite female character from any TV show.

10 Eko

The most badass character of all. He had a very deep past and personality. He's also the only one who ever stood up to the Smoke Monster and looked it right in the face.

Plenty of wonderful characters on the show, but Mr. Eko is hands down the best.

The Contenders
11 Juliet Burke

I think it's fair to say the writers of LOST were great at fleshing out male characters, but not so great at writing female characters. However, in my opinion, the best female character was easily Juliet. Her enigmatic character was often misleading, and the audience was never sure whether to trust her (or even like her). But through flashbacks, we came to realize that she was just like the other Losties: trapped on the island against her will. She developed a great relationship with Sawyer, and then, well, we all know what happened.

12 Jin-Soo Kwon

Jin is awesome. He comes across as a bit of a dick at first in the first few episodes, but then we realize what he had to do and how he did the things he did for his wife.

I wanted to cap his knees when he was rude to Sun in the first season. Then I liked him after he owned up to his mistakes.

One of the best characters. Should be number one.

13 Sun-Hwa Kwon

Sun is such a diverse person. Her character development is great, and her relationship with Jin is so meaningful. I love her. She's very likable. When there is a scene with Sun, she shines brightly.

Sun was one of the most developed characters in the show! She's very underrated and deserves to be higher.

14 Richard Alpert

He doesn't wear eyeliner like most people think. His lashes are just really long and dark.

He should be in the top ten because I know how hard it is to get eyeliner off your face. He deserves it.

15 Boone Carlyle

I knew Boone would be my favorite character since that situation with the pen in the first episode. Without that, they would have never found the hatch. Too bad he died so early in the show.

Why did he die so early? He became one of my favorites immediately. I smiled so much watching him. I cried for a while the day I watched his death.

16 Miles Straume

Funny and witty, well-developed character with a link to the island.

17 Claire Littleton

Claire and Charlie are the two best characters.

18 Daniel Faraday
19 Jacob
20 Ana Lucia Cortez

How can anyone hate this character? She is so cool. I know she's a tough girl and many fans were turned off by her. She's still my favorite, killed Shannon and the best character on the show.

Best character ever! I loved her on the show. She has great scenes and she even killed my least favorite character, Shannon.

21 Danielle Rousseau

"The Others are coming. You have three choices: Run, hide or die." BEST CHARACTER! She provided the keys to the mysteries on the Island, and while she wasn't a reliable source, her perception that the Smoke Monster was a security system was spot on!

She could have kicked everyone's ass.

22 The Man in Black

Once you go black, you never go back, baby.

23 Ethan Rom
24 Vincent

Every time Vincent was there, the moment on the show was made 100 times better. Vincent forever.

How is he so bad in this list? He should be at least in the top 5. Darn it, he is a badass dog!

Vincent is smarter than everyone in Lost.

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