Top Ten Lost Characters

The best characters from the television series Lost.

The Top Ten

1 James 'Sawyer' Ford

Definitely the best character! Not only were his nicknames cool, but his extremely Republican views just made him more badass!

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. - ChickenKing

I admit I hated sawyer at the beginning of season 1 but he later started to grow on me. Without him the show would suck. He adds most of the humor and fun into the show. I'm happy he's at the top of this list. 1. Sawyer 2. Charlie 3. Kate 4. Locke 5. Claire 6. Jack 7. Sayid

He is cool

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2 Desmond Hume

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. - DzDeadlyy

Every time Desmond is on screen it's the most emotional and/or action-packed parts of the show.

Desmond brings a lot of emotions to the show. Desmond and Penny are the best couple in my opinion. All Desmond centric episodes are awesome. See you at the top of the list, brother.

"I'll see you in another life, brother" is the best quote from Lost! You can't beat Desmond! His accent! He's so cute! Make him # 1, brother!

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3 John Locke

I can't believe this wasn't on this list for this long, he should be number 1 or at least in the top 3 along with Benjamin Linus.

By far the best character on lost. Shame no one listened to him he was always right when jack admits it in the last episode. It's some that Ben killed Locke as well. But he was a great character played by a good actor

Lock is the best he should be number one just like all the other websites I looked up

Should be 1

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4 Charlie Pace 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 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 arch 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 kinda a jerk sometimes. 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 rockstar and a hero in every sense.

he had the most interesting character... with the drug habit and then gettin clean... and sacrificing himself so they could get off the island... also syid was an interesting character as well

Charlie is adorable!

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5 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.

Hugo should be second by far. And he was so funny as well he brought the comedy to it


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

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6 Benjamin Linus

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

Such a complex guy. Adds so man twists and turns in the story

He always just so cool and calm

He sucks

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7 Sayid Jarrah

anybody who can break somebody's neck with their feet is cool in my book.

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

He is the best, with Sawyer and Desmond, those three are awesome, my favorites by far, I hope we can see them together in the screen again they are the best

He is cool

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8 Jack Shephard

Jack is dumb. He's a jerk! He never agrees with Locke and gets very hostile. How dare you insult Locke! Jack is very stubborn and gets even worse when facing defeat. He is very annoying and is dangerously mad when he doesn't get his way. Why couldn't Locke or Charlie be the main character. They are way cooler than jack.

I think that Jack was the main character in the movie and his helping and caring personality to others makes him the greatest character - MatrixGuy

The only truly selfless character of the show. He had a tragic past and upbringing, 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 but I find both more concerned with themselves than others (understandable considering what they went through and I still love them as characters), which 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 scepticism, 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 ...more

I agree a phyco

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

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

All kate ever does on the island is help find trails and create love triangles, she is a useless and boring character, even shannon did more than kate!

Kate needs to help all the time

Kate doesn't desserve to be in the top ten. Such an ovverated character who didn't bring much to the story other than the long winded love triangle.

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10 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... But in my opinion, the best female character was easily Juliet. Her enigmatic character was often misleading, and the audience were never sure whether to trust her (or even like her! ) But through flashbacks, we came to realise 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...

She should be top five. Liked her from the very beginning. Shame they had to kill her of like that. But it was such a good way to leave the show. Shea the best female character of the show

Brilliant character arc. Helped so many people and manipulated into staying on the island. Juliet was brilliant. - GreenDayFan97

She's sooo important!

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The Contenders

11 Mr. 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.

The hardest in the game.

Honestly the best character but was only on for 28 episodes :(


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12 Sun 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 likeable and when there is a scene with Sun, she shines brightly.

13 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.

He should be on first

He is so awesome

Him and Glenn from TWD, best Asian characters of all time

14 Richard Alpert

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

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

15 Daniel Faraday

He's such a genius!

16 Boone Carlyle

I new Boone would be favorite character since that situation with the pen in the first episode. Without 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 favorite immediately with how much I smile. I cried for a while the day I watched his death

Ian Somerhalder, enough said.

The best... I love you ian

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17 Miles Straume
18 Claire Littleton

Claire and Charlie are the two best characters.

No comments who she's that awesome

Come on, 17? He should be higher!

Should be in top 8

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19 Jacob
20 Man in Black

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

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