Last Updated on 6 April 2024

I searched the Internet for lists of the best characters from the TV show “Lost.” Criteria included the characters being ranked, not just listed; covering the whole show, not just a season; and generally created by groups as much as possible, whether teams or committees or based on general public voting (like

I was able to find 24 lists. I took the 24 lists and added all their content into a spreadsheet, noting the rank of every character. I averaged the rankings each one got (there were 95 that were on at least 2 lists) and divided that average by a factor of the number of lists that character was on. The lowest score meant a high ranking average on many lists. The complete spreadsheet is attached at the bottom.

The characters that were on the most lists (out of 24) were:

  • James ‘Sawyer’ Ford – 24 lists
  • John Locke – 24 lists
  • Desmond Hume – 23 lists
  • Benjamin Linus – 23 lists
  • Jack Shephard – 23 lists
  • Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes – 21 lists
  • Juliet Burke – 21 lists
  • Sayid Jarrah – 20 lists
  • Daniel Faraday – 19 lists
  • Sun-Hwa Kwon – 18 lists
  • Charlie Pace – 17 lists

Here are links to the lists I used along with dates the lists were created: