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The Essential Ranking Of All 52 Characters From "One Tree Hill"

This is an attempt to rank all the main and recurring characters from all nine seasons of One Tree Hill. Spoilers ahead.

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52. Nanny Carrie

No one tries to break up Naley and kidnap Jamie! NO ONE!
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No one tries to break up Naley and kidnap Jamie! NO ONE!

51. Ian Banks AKA "Psycho Derek"

A psycho and in love with a girl from the internet — catfishing in real life.
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A psycho and in love with a girl from the internet — catfishing in real life.

50. Katie Ryan

She dressed up as Clay's dead wife and then shot him and his girlfriend.
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She dressed up as Clay's dead wife and then shot him and his girlfriend.

49. Felix Taggaro

Cruel to Peyton and way too full of himself — next.
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Cruel to Peyton and way too full of himself — next.

48. Nicki

She dragged Jake away and stole her baby back! You bitch!
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She dragged Jake away and stole her baby back! You bitch!

47. Tara Richards

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Annoying season nine "enemy" for Brooke — at least she had cute hair.

46. Emily Chambers AKA Jules

How dare you break Keith's heart! He was too nice for you.
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How dare you break Keith's heart! He was too nice for you.

45. Anna Taggaro

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The first lesbian on the show — but she didn't stick up for Peyton and was kinda annoying.

44. Taylor James

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Middle child syndrome, who slept with Nathan and then kept trying to.

43. Lindsey Strauss

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A B-grade character — boring and a placeholder for Peyton.

42. Miranda Stone

Who was she again? That British record company lady who's most memorable moment is wearing underwear in a full bar.
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Who was she again? That British record company lady who's most memorable moment is wearing underwear in a full bar.

41. Lauren

Jamie's teacher and Skills' love interest — I cant remember much else from you.
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Jamie's teacher and Skills' love interest — I cant remember much else from you.

40. Sara Evans

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Clay's dead wife — yawn.

39. Chuck Scolnik

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The poor kid got beaten by his dad, but was super annoying and liked to punch people.

38. Junk Moretti

Other Rivercourt Guy #1.
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Other Rivercourt Guy #1.

37. Fergie Thompson

Other Rivercourt Guy #2.
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Other Rivercourt Guy #2.

36. Gigi Silveri

Early seasons' Gigi was much better then slutty college grad Gigi. Stay young forever!
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Early seasons' Gigi was much better then slutty college grad Gigi. Stay young forever!

35. Ellie Harp

Peyton's 2nd dead mom — but she was pretty cool and helped create the best benefit album.
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Peyton's 2nd dead mom — but she was pretty cool and helped create the best benefit album.

34. Andy Hargrove

Karen's husband — who was super rich and kinda bland. But he stood up to Dan once, so good for you.
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Karen's husband — who was super rich and kinda bland. But he stood up to Dan once, so good for you.

33. Derek Sommers

Peyton's real brother — he taught her to fight and to sleep after her attack by "Psycho Derek." Nice guy.
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Peyton's real brother — he taught her to fight and to sleep after her attack by "Psycho Derek." Nice guy.

32. Owen Morello

Totally hottie who got it on with Brooke. Then he kinda disappeared. Come back Owen.
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Totally hottie who got it on with Brooke. Then he kinda disappeared. Come back Owen.

31. Lydia James

Hayley, Taylor and Quinn's mom who died. Next story line.
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Hayley, Taylor and Quinn's mom who died. Next story line.

30. Mia Catalano

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Peyton's first artist on Red Bedroom Records who also went on to date Chase.

She was fun and provided some good music.

29. Chase Adams

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Lost his virginity to Brooke and then returned as the worst bartender in the world.

But he looked pretty good shirtless.

28. Cooper Lee

Hot Uncle Cooper — I too would lie about my age to sleep with you.
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Hot Uncle Cooper — I too would lie about my age to sleep with you.

27. Sam Walker

Brooke's foster child — she had some total spunk but had terrible eyeliner. She left Tree Hill to live with her mom and never returned.
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Brooke's foster child — she had some total spunk but had terrible eyeliner. She left Tree Hill to live with her mom and never returned.

26. Tim Smith

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Nathan's sidekick — so dumb but so funny.

25. Chris Keller

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Yes, you tried to ruin Naley but you were hilariously evil and brought the comedy.

24. Quinn James

Married Clay, took some good photos. Very average character — but she looked very good in her underwear
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Married Clay, took some good photos. Very average character — but she looked very good in her underwear

23. Quentin Fields

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I was so sad when Q was murdered. But your friendship with Jamie was so adorable.

22. Clay Evans

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Had a dead wife, a stalker, married Quinn and had a child whose memory he suppressed. Busy guy.

21. Millicent Huxtable

Millie was awesome as Brooke's assistant, but as model she was a total bitch. She was, however, a great role model to non size-0 girls.
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Millie was awesome as Brooke's assistant, but as model she was a total bitch. She was, however, a great role model to non size-0 girls.

20. Alex Dupre

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Slutty actress turned musician. Loved her spunky attitude and how she showed that appearances are not what they seem with her suicide attempt.

19. Victoria Davis

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Bitchtoria was a bitch. But I still loved her, especially when she became nice to Brooke but a bitch to the rest of the world.

18. "Skills" Taylor

Yes, he had questionable taste in women cough Deb cough. But he was so cool and often said what we all thought.
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Yes, he had questionable taste in women cough Deb cough. But he was so cool and often said what we all thought.

17. Julian Baker

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The dick who broke Peyton's heart but then became Brooke's world. *Sigh* You were so lovely! But please stop with the movie quote references

16. Jake Jagielski

Come back Jake! Definitely the best teen dad in the world and he can also serenade you.
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Come back Jake! Definitely the best teen dad in the world and he can also serenade you.

15. Larry Sawyer

Best dad! Whilst he was away a lot of the time, he was there when it was needed and looked out for both Peyton and Brooke.
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Best dad! Whilst he was away a lot of the time, he was there when it was needed and looked out for both Peyton and Brooke.

14. Bevin Mirskey

The best cheerleader and was always the "dumb" friend. She brought the comic relief to the show and ended up with Skills at the end — score.
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The best cheerleader and was always the "dumb" friend. She brought the comic relief to the show and ended up with Skills at the end — score.

13. Dan Scott

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Yes you shot your brother, went to prison, and ended up hosting a tacky television show, but what would Tree Hill be without you?

12. Karen Roe

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Karen was the mother I wanted — understanding, caring, tries too hard to be cool, but overall so lovely.

11. Keith Scott

Lucas's "surrogate" father and such a great role model for everyone. RIP Keith.
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Lucas's "surrogate" father and such a great role model for everyone. RIP Keith.

10. Whitey Durham

The coach everyone needs, with words of wisdom at the right times.
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The coach everyone needs, with words of wisdom at the right times.

9. Deb Scott

Crazy Deb, where do I start? Yes, you were a train wreck as a parent, but I love you and your kooky ways.
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Crazy Deb, where do I start? Yes, you were a train wreck as a parent, but I love you and your kooky ways.

8. Hayley James Scott

Hayley — you were a little yawn for me, personally. But I couldn't not put you in the top ten, as your relationship with Nathan was beautiful.
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Hayley — you were a little yawn for me, personally. But I couldn't not put you in the top ten, as your relationship with Nathan was beautiful.

7. Jamie Scott

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James Lucas Scott definitely brought the humor to season five and was so cute. Never grow up!

6. Marvin "Mouth" McFadden

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The best dancer at all Tree Hill High and the guy that is everyone's friend. You were loved by all and got the happily-ever-after you wanted.

5. Peyton Sawyer

Peyton had such a hard life, but her music and bad ass attitude got her through.
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Peyton had such a hard life, but her music and bad ass attitude got her through.

4. Lucas Scott

The hopeless romantic who for five seasons was in the three-way love triangle. You could also be really whiny and sometimes got annoying. But I still love season one Lucas!
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The hopeless romantic who for five seasons was in the three-way love triangle. You could also be really whiny and sometimes got annoying. But I still love season one Lucas!

3. Nathan Scott

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Oh, Nathan! You were a dick who became the man every girl wants to end up with and were a great father. With you not being as whiny as Lucas, you get extra points.

2. Rachel Gatina

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A controversial choice as I hated her at the start — but learned to love her! She had such spunk and confidence.

1. Brooke Davis

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Seriously, did you expect anyone else? Brooke Davis had it all — ballsy, cheeky, beautiful, open to love, funny, talented. Oh, I love you Brooke.

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