Westworld: Ranking Every Main Character From Worst To Best

Welcome to the New World...and a new ranking of the best Westworld has to offer!

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Westworld is a sci-fi show about androids, known as hosts, beings used as attractions in a futuristic Western theme park. It has a reputation for convoluted plot twists and labyrinthian narratives as the HBO show from Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan is designed to be like a puzzle on purpose.

This can lead to some amazing payoffs and admittedly... some payoffs that don't land at all. Over the course of the show's three seasons, the hosts have been powerless under their human masters, then in the midst of a violent uprising and in the most recent season they have been hidden amongst other humans out in the real world. It is inaccurate to say that the storytelling is the show's main strength however, it's the characters.

Each layered with a rich backstory, the characters of Westworld are intricately put together to create incredibly real and believable individuals. These can range from the subservient turned murderous hosts of the park to an existential philanthropist who lives a double life to a traumatised war veteran with a mysterious past.

In actuality, the majority of the characters have a mysterious past which the show relishes the opportunities to reveal slowly. Westworld is a show with strong principle characters at its core, featuring great development and amazing performances that are deserving of praise and attention.

15. Engerraund Serac

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The primary antagonist of the third season was the enigmatic trillionaire Engerraund Serac. Played with a seething entitlement by Vincent Cassel, Serac was a decent foe that may end up feeling slightly redundant once the show finishes for good.

In charge of Rehoboam, a machine that can tell the future, Serac has become one of the most powerful and influential humans on the planet with access to everyone's personal data. Serac can't help but feel like he was overhyped within the show itself.

The richest man in the world who can apparently control everything is revealed to secretly be taking orders from the machine he is supposed to be in charge of. It's an interesting twist on its own, but not a satisfying one for Serac as he becomes instantly less interesting.

Now that Rehoboam is destroyed, it seems like Serac's arc may be done and he potentially won't appear again. If that is the case, then he will be disappointing overall. That being said, Cassel is as fantastic and intense as he always is.

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