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Characters / The Lord of the Rings

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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.

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