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Characters / The Lord of the Rings

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Setting-wide: Peoples and Races, Sauron
The Silmarillion: Eru and the Ainur, Enemies, First-Generation Elven Royalty, the House of Fëanor, the House of Fingolfin
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Free Men, the Elves, the Forces of Sauron, Other Characters

This list covers the most important among the massive cast in The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.

This page is for the book ONLY. For the characters as they were portrayed in the Peter Jackson film trilogy, see here.

For the characters that are portrayed in Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, see here. They are set in a different continuity from the films.

See also the character sheets for The Silmarillion and The Hobbit (or the latter's film versions), which are set in the same universe (and, indeed, feature some of the same characters).

  • The Fellowship of the Ring note 
  • Free Men note 
  • The Elves note 
  • The Forces of Sauron (And independent monsters) note 
  • Other Characters note 
  • Tropes associated with entire races or cultures