A Definitive Ranking of the ‘Peanuts’ Characters

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13. Violet
13. Violet
Charles M. Schulz
The most remarkable thing about Violet was that the color of her dress changed halfway through her run. Really, that’s it.
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12. Pig-pen
12. Pig-pen
Charles M. Schulz
You want to build a mud pie? Pigpen's your man. You want to do anything indoors? Your house will never be clean again.
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11. Rerun
11. Rerun
Charles M. Schulz
Poor Rerun is often forgotten, but if we're being honest, that's because Lucy and Linus are the only Van Pelts worth caring about.
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10. Woodstock
10. Woodstock
Charles M. Schulz
Woodstock is basically an flying existential crisis, and if there’s one thing these comics don’t need, its more neuroses.
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9. Marcie
9. Marcie
Charles M. Schulz
Marcie might be the intellectual of the group, but do you actually remember anything about her other than her friendship with Peppermint Patty? Be honest.
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8. Franklin
8. Franklin
Charles M. Schulz
Perhaps the only well-adjusted child in the group, Franklin asked the question all of us were thinking. (Seriously, though, how has nobody shut down Lucy’s psychiatry booth yet?) ... But he was just a little bit boring.
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7. Snoopy
7. Snoopy
Charles M. Schulz
How many dogs do you know that have written a novel and can fly a fighter jet? That's what we thought. Still, Snoopy could be a bit much at times.
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6. Lucy
6. Lucy
Charles M. Schulz
What some call rudeness, Lucy calls tough love. She wants everyone to be as amazing as she is, and she'll help them achieve that goal whether they like it or not. Or maybe she's just a jerk. Either way, she's entertaining.
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5. Sally
5. Sally
Charles M. Schulz
Sally Brown is one of the great philosophers of our time. How should we know? Think about it.
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4. Charlie Brown
4. Charlie Brown
Charles M. Schulz
He's the star of the comics, the proverbial every man, the living embodiment of Murphy's Law. But such a downer!
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3. Peppermint Patty
3. Peppermint Patty
Charles M. Schulz
Peppermint Patty has no regard for society's rules. She is intrusive, overbearing, delusional (she had no idea Snoopy was a dog), and completely self-unaware. But beneath her many levels of insanity, Peppermint Patty is a fragile heart and a hopeful spirit.
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2. Linus
2. Linus
Charles M. Schulz
Linus spoke not only to readers who needed advice, but also to those who carried around a security blanket long into their childhood. (Your secret's safe with us.)
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1. Schroeder
1. Schroeder
Charles M. Schulz
Schroeder knows that the secret to true happiness isn't other people (he really wanted nothing to do with any of the other kids). It's art. Passion. Music. Beethoven. Pianos.

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