Best The Wire Characters

Who's your favorite character in the 5-season long, critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire? This list is just about that. There were no other lists dedicated to the Wire-heads, so this may be the first one.

The Top Ten

1 Omar Little

The stick-up-boy that had his very own moral code. This man would not even smile weirdly at the regular taxpayer, but he would be the most ruthless thing ever captured on television when it came to cleaning up the streets of Baltimore. He had a lot of heart, and mostly attacked because of personal reasons. Nobody knew, everybody just wanted to get away from him, well, except his boyfriends. No one could be anywhere near the game and not know this man's name.

2 James "Jimmy" McNulty

Jimmy is probably the actual main character of the whole show. He goes his own way and is, as credited in the show, natural police and a very proud man. Sometimes too proud to even properly see what's around him.

3 Bunk Moreland
4 Preston "Bodie" Broadus
5 Lester Freamon
6 Bubbles

Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins. Or Bubs.

7 Russell "Stringer" Bell
8 Thomas "Herc" Hauk
9 Kima Greggs
10 Avon Barksdale

The major player from the beginning. He was the king, and stayed the king... all things considered.

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The Contenders

11 Cedric Daniels
12 Clay Davis
13 Slim Charles
14 D'Angelo Barksdale

Made me cry during his "Y'all don't get it" speech.

15 Marlow "Black" Stanfield
16 Michael Lee
17 The Greek
18 Duquan "Dukie" Weems

Probably the most interesting one out of the lads and sad ending for him. Underrated character in season 4 & 5

19 Dennis "Cutty" Wise
20 Ellis Carver
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