Top Ten Worst Lord of the Rings Characters

Vote for your least favorite Lord of the Rings character.

The Top Ten

1 Frodo Frodo Frodo Baggins is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, and the main protagonist of The Lord of the Rings.

FIRST OFF I WOULD JUST LIKE EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT I WASTED A VOTE ON FRODO SO I COULD TELL ALL OF YOU WHO VOTED FOR HIM THAT YOU WERE IN EVERY WAY COMPLETELY 100% WRONG. First of all, frodo had the hardest, most challenging and life threatening mission off all of them, and he was carrying the RING so I think he has an excuse for being a little crazy! Without frodo sauron would have easily had the ring and taken control of all middle earth! Frodo was also the only character to not be drawn to the rings power at first notice of it. If you recall, one of the first things he does with the ring is TRY TO GIVE IT BACK TO GANDALF. Everyone else, including SAM was drawn immediately to the rings power. Also he didn't know who to trust with sam and gollum! The ring was messing up with his thoughts, it wasn't his fault you would have probably done the same thing! Oh wait, no you wouldn't have because you would NEVER have made it that far in the first place! K rant over bye

Agreed. People just use these lists to put good characters on here as a joke or because they are just stupid. It's like when you look on a list of the worst and Someone always has to put the best - Dodgers27

YES! Isn't it brilliant. Frodo complaining all through the trilogy, blaming Sam for things that he hadn't actually had done, misunderstood the obvious, and, in sheer stupidity, holding the one ring clearly in line of sight towards the villains that want to take it from him. I mean seriously, instead of just running away out of sight and keeping the ring hidden underneath his close, he stands in one spot, takes the ring out from either underneath his shirt or his pocket, and uselessly shows it to the person or creature who is after it. What an IDIOT. I'm surprised that Sam went through the whole journey without saying "you know what?, you're an idiot, I'm leaving

Sam didn't say that because Sam is a nice person who will always be loyal to Frodo. - PeeledBanana

Frodo is incompetent, and constantly moans. He says he wishes the Ring had never come to him, but he volunteered for the quest a few scenes earlier! He trusts Gollum more than Sam. He tries to give the Ring to Galadriel and Aragorn. He leaves Middle-Earth without telling his friends in advance, which clearly emotionally distressed them. He is always falling over, and I don't think he even tries to fight an Orc once.

Why does everyone hate Frodo? He's a great character who had to go through a life threatening mission. If you hate Frodo, you're no The Lord of the Rings fan. - PeeledBanana

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2 Denethor

I hate him for being so cruel with Faramir, who is one of the greatest guys in the whole book/movie. And he didn't accept the return of the real king, and almost gave away Gondor to Sauron...

IDIOT #1 he tried to set himself on fire with his son all he ended up was drinking oil and setting himself on fire then as he was burning he threw himself off the citidel of gondor which is the highest building ever it literally is the tip of the city and this was all during the biggest war in the whole series! His army was versing 4 different nations while he committed suicide because his oldest son boromir died and his younger son survived. He didn't even care about the war! What an idiot

Dude he is a total freak and cannot accept his younger son and throws himself off a cliff! FAIL.

How is Frodo above this nutcase? - Aragorn98

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3 Arwen

Can she ever speak without changing her volume? Seriously, every time she speaks it like (LOUD then soft LOUDER soft LOUD) And she keeps speaking then whispering. JUST EITHER SPEAK, OR WHISPER! Don't DO BOTH! Its difficult to describe in words about how she speaks but hopefully you understand what I mean

I really did not like her. Probably because she was only ever MENTIONED twice in the WHOLE series in the books, AND replaced my favorite character (Glorfindel) just so the movies could be "non-sexist". Such a pile of crap. I don't want so watch a girl cry every time she shouldn't be on screen instead of watching an ancient Elvish Lord rip orcs to shreds.

In the book, her strength was spiritual and emotional. We have this idea that to be a good female character, she has to be an action girl. - FrozenHatingPokefan

A Mary sue, boring, trophy wife, and shoehorned through few phrases in the books and unconvincing mentions in letter. Worst character indeed.

Boring and useless eowyn deserves Aragorn

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4 Gollum Gollum Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He was introduced in the 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, and became an important supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings.

He's creepy. In general all the lotr characters are good. Plus everyone should stop hating on Frodo because his job was very hard.

Everyone stop hating poor Frodo! He had to carry the Ring as a huge burden in all the movies! It's not his fault he was making poor choices! It was the Rings! Sure he was stupid at times, but the Ring did most!

Why does everyone hate fro do

I really do not like him. I cannot believe he blamed Sam for eating the Elvish bread. Why the heck would Gollum throw the only food Frodo and Sam have over a cliff?

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5 Grima Wormtongue

I don't think you understand. Grima was once a man of Rohan, tainted by Saruman's foul magic. In the end, Grima betrayed Saruman before he was shot himself.

What could he have gained out of screwing around with Rohans leader. If gandolf did not save that king guy than everything would of been bad...

Ew get away you ugly maniac! Your crazy and stupid!

This little buttwipe tainted a KING! He deserves to die a very painful death. Grima Wormtongue is the worst LOTR character there is.

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6 Galadriel Galadriel

She's really bossy and gives everyone presents.

She's just a bit pointless really and very presumptuous

Everyone makes such a big deal about this chick who does nothing and couldn't be less helpful. She just stands there with that stupid, smug grin being useless

She's so boring... looks so sleepy all the time. Can't she try to look a bit fresher? I don't think she looked beautiful. Lady Ulgydriel

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7 Boromir

One Shall Not Simply vote for this one

One shall not put Boromir on this list. I don't know why Boromir is on this list. He went down like a boss. He also was the only person to die. That proves he fought his hardest and fought till the very end. We can all be proud of Boromir in our hearts. Should have used his shield though.

He was not a bad character, but he had absolutely nothing to set him apart from a normal soldier besides that he was strong, and was kinda royalty. Not bad, just really bland. I was so happy that he died instead of an important character.

Boromir is bad I just want to annoy the people claiming he is not

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8 Elrond

People say they hate him because of the arwen situation, but actually, he was pretty cool about it, if a normal dad found out his daughter was gonna die over someone, well he would hack him apart witha, a machete

I wish Elrond was my dad!

Elrond is not that bad. Imagine being immortal and coming to terms with having your daughter die and living without her,forever. You would not be too keen on having that happen. But in the end, he made the greatest sacrifice and let her stay, despite how much it hurt him because he knew the most important thing was his daughters happiness, more important than his own.


9 Gimli

Gimli is cool, tough, and rocks

I dislike any person who voted on him. Gimli is an intelligent kind dwarf who wants to help out

Gimli is awesome and hilarious.

Gimli is the best. He's funny, tough, awesome all at the same timr

10 Legolas Legolas Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.

He doesn't just shoot arrows. Id say he is a better swordsman than the rest as well. Plus he is the most agile and can accomplish physical feats none of the others can

I don't dislike Legolas, but I am really annoyed at the people who treat him like the best character ever. He can shoot arrows. I can't really list many other character traits.

Legolas has a certain feeling that makes him funny, but adorable at the same time. He does have traits, but a person like you can't recognize them. - LegoGeek21

I'm not kidding when I say that I want legolas out of the movies. He doesn't change the story in any way, he's just useless. Not obeying fysics while fighting does not make a good character. Unlike good character's should legolas doesn't change, accomplish or learn anything in the entire trilogy.

He's a mary sue

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The Contenders

11 Eowyn

Guys, Eowyn was brave. She fell in love and that was sad. She just tried to be in love which I admire. She also is a fighter of the women and this makes me so happy. She is handy with a sword and is very brave and fearless. She slayed a fell beast and killed the witch king! She is awesome and I waisted a vote to tell you how epic she is and how crazy you guys are for putting her on here!

Eowyn was pretty much useless- just flicking her hair around through out the films and lusting so obviously after Aragorn. It's pathetic. Also she is so attention seeking- just constantly wanting to go to battle when really she should've been listening to the King!

Eowyn is one of the best characters! You peeps are crazy!

Cringy character

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12 Bilbo

Agree about Legolas go Legolas! He is the best movie character of all time

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13 Pippin

I actually really like his character. Yes, he caused a lot of trouble, but eventually he had a much more important role and was pretty interesting and likeable.

I didn't want to vote on Pippin, but I had to tell you guys that you're all wrong. Yes, in the first two films he was there for mostly comic relief, but during the Return of the King he was the main vantage point for Minas Tirith. His character evolves from care-free and funny to burdened and wise. His charge with the rest at the Battle of the Black Gate was heroic. He's a great, likeable character and no one should hate him.

What? Noo.. He is the cutest

Pippin is amazingly annoyin thoughout the story. Why they kept him on the team is a mystery to me. He caused Frodo to be attacked by the Nazgul at weathertop, Gandalf to die, he's just a burden.

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14 Sauron Sauron

I don't really hate any character so I'm voting for Sauron because he's evil. Hehe. - BKAllmighty

Sauron wasn't even a character in the trilogy. He was just a long range outdoor surveillance camera. He did nothing else than sometimes giving Frodo some LSD to keep him permanently high.

Sauron wasn't even a real character. You get a little background on him, and then he just ends up being this ever-present entity that doesn't actually do anything. He just somehow sends armies in the hope that he will get the ring and destroy the world, but the rest of the time he is completely useless. Just an eye looking for it's ring of power. The ring had more character than Sauron ever did.

Well, he is the Devil's right hand.

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15 Merry

May I please make something very clear? SAM is #4 ranked on best LotR characters. SAM is also a girl name. MERRY is a boy and a girl name, just like SAM. I'm sorry, but the fact that Merry is in top ten WORST LotR characters because of his Name blew my mind. He's my second favorite character after Pippin. PIPPIN is also a boy AND girl name, thank you!

I wasted s vote on this to share some information. Merry's full name is Meriadoc Brandybuck, Merry is a nicname. Pipin's is the same way, his is Peregrin Took - Hannah_Hannah

He would have been the best character in the book if it weren't for the fact that because of his name I didn't know he was male until chapter four! MERRY IS A GIRL NAME, ACTUALLY SO IS PIPPIN! If Tolkien wanted to give them those names he should have made them girls

16 Sam

Sam is awesome, I mean when he carried Frodo up the mountain, you can't beat that

What's Wrong With Sam?

This guy was so in love with frodo it made the whole movie so cringy my god I swore I fast forward the scenes with him and frodo its just not good at all I think its just the actor

His fault why gollum overtook smeagol!

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17 Eomer

He isn't ugly, I only hate him for when he said he would cut of Gimli's head. That is really mean

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18 Saruman Saruman Saruman the White is a fictional character and a major antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.

Ok why does everyone hate Sam!? Forget about far! Frodo wouldn't of gone ANYWHERE without Sam!

The White Wizard. The Elder and wise Istari. The First badass Bad guy. Puppet of Sauron, still, a Good character.

It's Christopher Lee! How can you hate Christopher Lee? He is Willy Wonka's father and a Sith Lord...

He died singing trololololololo

19 Hama

Why do you guys hate him? What did he ever do to become on this list?

What did he ever do to get on this list?!

20 Tom Bombadil

He is one of the kindest characters in the book series. He doesn't do a lot in the books, but that isn't the reason to hate him.

Honestly, he was kind of pointless in the books and I almost stopped reading it because of him.

There's a reason he wasn't in the movies lol

No point

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