How is it that a seventh Fast and Furious film is upon us, 14 years after the original? One of the not-so-secret ingredients has been an increased focus on making the most ridiculous, insane, unbelievable, and yet spectacular action setpieces imaginable. Another: going full ensemble. From Fast Five on, the series has morphed into a high-octane, trill Ocean's Eleven. Furious 7 alone is bursting at the seams with upwards of 13 characters, and that's excluding awesome action cameos from the likes of Tony Jaa and Ronda Rousey.

Much has been made of ranking each film in the series (Is the original truly the best? Is Tokyo Drift underrated?) but we're more interested in a different debate: the ultimate character power ranking. Don't let anyone argue that character is a low priority in this series—they clearly don't know what they're talking about. If that were true, the fate of the series wouldn't be in constant question since the tragic, untimely death of co-lead Paul Walker.

We've assembled all the major players across seven films and definitively determined their places in the series. The only caveat: the character has to have appeared in at least two films, which thankfully removes us from having to acknowledge the existence of Bow Wow's unfortunately named Twinkie. Read on to see just how crucial Tyrese is and who rounds out the top five.

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