Top 20 Fantasy Characters [Male Version]

Here are my top 20 favorite characters from fantasy novels.

Characters that are just Naturally Great:

20. Lan al’Mandragoran
The Wheel of Time – Robert Jordan

Reason: A leader, a sword master and a plain bad-ass.Kvothe-_Lute_&_Seicere

19. Kvothe
The King Killer Chronicles – Patrick Rothfuss

Reason: In-depth character growth.

18. Kelsier
Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson

Reason: Likable leader who’s plans surpass even his death.

17. Dalinar Kholin
The Stormlight Archive – Brandon Sanderson

Reason: Honor bound veteran warrior.

16. Kul Shivers
The First Law Series – Joe Abercrombie

Reason: Downward spiral to infamy.

15. Kaladin Stormblessed
The Stormlight Archieve – Brandon Sanderson

Reason: A man with the spirit to pull himself out of utter despair.

14. Brodar Kayne
Grim Company – Luke Skull

Reason: Nobly savage in an all savage world.

13. Nobul Jacks
Steelhaven – Richard Ford                                                                                        No Image

Reason: Noble but realistic.

12. Shadow
American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Reason: A drifter who drifts into his divine heritage.

11. Roland Dischain
The Dark Tower – Stephen King

Reason: A broken character vainly attempting remake his destroyed world.

Characters that are Uniquely Great:

10. Tyrion Lannester
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R.R. Martin

Reason: Clever, witty and despite his size, brave.

9. Glokta
The First Law Series – Joe Abercrombie

Reason: His grimly dark humor.

8. Steerpike
Gormanghast – Mervin Peak

Reason: Schemes his way into power but burns out at young age.

7. Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden
The Dresden Files – Jim Butcherimages

Reason: With the amount of time you will spend with this character he feels completely real.

6. Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch

Reason: Whether in planning or thinking on his toes, he is the most intelligent.

5. Whirrun of Bligh
The First Law Series – Joe Abercrombie

Reason: There’s not a boring scene involving this character.

4. Collem West (Furious)
The First Law Series – Joe Abercrombie

Reason: Flawed but honorable character.

3. Baralis
The Book of Words – J.V. Jones                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No Image

Reason: Schemes his way from rags to controlling the known lands.

2. Caine Blackknife (Hari Michaelson)
Acts of Caine – Matthew Woodring Stover

Reason: Defines ‘cool anti-hero’.

1. Logan Ninefingers (The Bloody Nine) maxresdefault
The First Law Series – Joe Abercrombie

Reason: Because he’s The Bloody Nine!

Honorable Mention:

Bodger and Grift – The Book of Words – J.V. Jones
Reason: Best Comic Relief

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1 Response to Top 20 Fantasy Characters [Male Version]

  1. Jesse McFadden says:

    Couldn’t agree more with your top pick. The bloody nine is a absolute menace and is a absolute joy to read. I would say you missed one great character though. The Hound Sander Clegane is worthy of a spot.

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