Top 10 Best Fictional Heroes

What makes a fictional hero stand out in a crowd of extraordinary characters? Is it their bravery, resilience, moral code, or their ability to connect with us on a profoundly human level? It might be a combination of all these elements and more.

The characters you'll find here are not only icons but have become synonymous with courage and inspiration. They are the figures you turn to when you need a dose of courage or a reminder that even ordinary individuals can accomplish extraordinary feats.

Perhaps you're a fan of superheroes, draped in capes and armed with superpowers, or maybe you prefer heroes who are seemingly ordinary but possess an inner strength that propels them to greatness. From timeless classics to modern-day marvels, the heroes on this list span various genres and themes, reflecting the rich diversity of storytelling itself.
The Top Ten
1 Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael... read more

Batman doesn't have any superpowers, and that's what makes him so cool. He relies on his intelligence, and he is the best detective.

Why Nolan's Batman is way superior to the others is because he fought against injustice. Bale took it to a new level.

He makes me think that in the world there is someone who is fighting against corruption.

2 Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.

Interesting and complex character. His place in this ranking is well deserved.

Great books, great films, great series, great hero.

He is the best character that ever existed.

3 Superman Superman is a comic character. And probably the first powerful superhero in the fictional world. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933. It was published by DC comics. The first animated superhero movie was superman... read more

Superman is the best. All Batman can do is throw a frisbee.

4 Spiderman Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the... read more

A relatable everyman but also bigger than life. Everything you need in a great role model. Who doesn't love Spidey?

Peter Parker is so cute, plus he's hella strong, even though some don't think so.

The best hero, especially compared to any losers in bat costumes.

5 Albus Dumbledore Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
6 Captain America Captain Steven Grant Rogers, most known as Steve Rogers or Captain America, is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was a World War II veteran and is known as the world's first superhero. The character was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon and... read more

He is a leader and deserves the number one rank.

Cap has to be in the top ten. No one put hands on Thanos like he did, and those combos were outrageous.

7 Katniss Everdeen Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.

A brave and honorable character. Nice character design as well. Even the movies weren't bad.

Katniss Everdeen is a hero who has stood up for her sister.

She was very kind to the others and tried to help everyone.

8 Percy Jackson Perseus "Percy" Jackson is a fictional character, the title character and narrator of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.

Percy Jackson didn't have a choice to become who he is, like most heroes. But he's 16 or 17. That's about the same age as Spider-Man and Harry Potter.

Harry Potter isn't the greatest wizard ever. Albus Dumbledore was. Spider-Man isn't the greatest Avenger. That's either Iron Man or Captain America. But Percy Jackson is the best demigod ever.

You may think that's Hercules. But Percy Jackson did everything Hercules did and more. Sure, he had some help. But Hercules did too. And Percy did it when he was less than 17.

With how Percy's life was and is, you would think anyone could turn selfish, vengeful, and angry. People (gods even) were fighting against Percy from the very start of his existence - something that was a supposed crime itself.

But what makes Percy so great is that despite it all, he chooses to do the right thing and fight for the good he sees in the world around him.

9 Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the titular character of the Indiana Jones franchise. Created by George Lucas, Indiana Jones is an archeologist adventurer. His signature fedora and whip have become fixtures in popular culture. Indiana Jones is portrayed by Harrison... read more
10 Han Solo Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire. He is primarily portrayed by Harrison Ford. Han Solo served as the focus of the 2018 film Solo: A Star... read more

Can't deny myself as a Star Wars fan. The only actor in the trilogy whose career shot forward. Mark Hamill, on the other hand... nothing. Except a good Joker voice.

I love that he sacrificed his ship to fight against evil.

The Contenders
11 Deadpool Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due... read more

He is the greatest character to be created by the human mind.

12 Goku Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability... read more

A lot of arguments are going to start. Goku has done what Superman never did: sacrifice himself to save the planet. He also chose to stay dead so it would never be in danger again.

Son Goku's ability to adapt and change mid-battle is unparalleled to that of other heroes. His selflessness and humility allow him to be not just a hero but a friend.

Goku is stronger than everyone you can think of. He will get his ass kicked first, but then he becomes stronger and kicks ass.

13 Thor Thor Odinson is a fictional superhero appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, based on the Norse mythological deity of the same name, is the Asgardian god of thunder and possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir, which grants him the ability of flight and weather... read more

Thor is like amazing. In the Avengers movies, he whips up on every other character in there! He should totally be at the top.

14 Iron Man Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance... read more
15 James Bond Royal Navy Commander James Bond is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.

I love James Bond. My best friend and I always act like him. I like this memory because every time we do these James Bond moves, it will and probably always will make us laugh at each other for looking goofy!

I love you, my best friend. I hope this memory stays in your heart!

James Bond is the best movie character.

16 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase is a daughter of Athena and one of the main characters of both the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series. She's also Percy Jackson's girlfriend and has no particular powers aside from her brains and tactics.

She's probably a bigger hero than Harry Potter. Voldemort tried to take over a school and failed. He didn't seem too powerful.

She should be much higher on this list.

Annabeth Chase is a great character alongside Percy Jackson. They are invincible.

17 Elsa Queen Elsa of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.
18 Alice Kingsleigh Alice Kingsleigh is a character in Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and its sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. She is a curious and imaginative young woman, who cannot conform to the values of the society in which she lives.
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20 Simba Simba is a fictional character who appears in Disney's The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Walt Disney Animation's 32nd animated feature film The Lion King (1994), the character subsequently appears in its sequels The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½ (2004).

This one is a little childish, I admit. But what you have here is a hero.

Simba is a great example for kids to be a hero.

I like Simba. He is very, very interesting.

21 The Terminator The Terminator (Known as the T-800, or Cyberdyne Systems Model 101) is the titular fictional autonomous cyborg from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness... read more

Come with me if you want to live.

22 Arm-Fall-Off-Boy

Obviously the best superhero in all of existence.

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy is superior to all heroes.

23 Mario Mario, originally named Jumpman, is the main character of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario game, including games in spin-off series as a playable character, with... read more
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Assassin's Creed main protagonist, if anyone is wondering.

25 L Lawliet L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata .

L probably uses the least amount of resources to get so close to Kira. Best hero in terms of resourcefulness and intelligence.

Watching this series with a great protagonist and antagonist, it's one for the books. It's too bad L failed in the end.

He's cute and not a crazy maniac like Kira, aka Light Yagami.

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