Top 10 Greatest Fictional Characters

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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 Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck. He has been voiced by a variety of voice actors, including Olan Soule, Kevin Conroy, Rino Romano, Diedrich Bader, and Jason O'Mara.

What can you say about Batman that hasn't already been said? The guys a badass... he forged his past tragedy into a legacy and his fear into a symbol that even the most infamous criminals are afraid of. He co-founded the Justice League, has the most kickass rogues gallery, is one of the best tacticians on Earth and has stood up to Gods when defeat is almost inevitable and he's just a man. Batman would do anything to save Gotham and the world, even making contingency plans to defeat his friends if the need arises. Whether in or out of the cowl, Bruce Wayne fights to better the world and he never gives up... That is why Batman has my vote for the best fictional character

Batman has wings that when drops in on, they fold to capture the particular issue. Glides and climbs with a grappling hook at high areas of the realm. It is beautiful to see Batman or something similar to the Hero in question perform those surprise deeds. A true 'Cape Crusader' and light as a Paladin into the Darkness thwarting it for glory and perhaps charm striving for a better zone in time and space for self and those dear to Batman.

One of the most iconic characters in all of fiction. Even after fifty years and dozens of renditions from numerous writers, the themes that we associate with batman such as self-improvement, trauma and the struggles of the human psyche, persists even today. With appearances ranging from video games to on-screen and novel appearances; batman's certainly has a profound effect on multi-media culture in general.

Batman is everything that was promised...The world wanted a man to scare away injustice, so, we were given batman. You don't just look at this character and dispose of him, you connect, you wonder, you wish if he were to be real, a real person.

2 The Joker The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, while acknowledging Finger's writing contribution. Although the Joker was planned to be killed off during his initial appearance, he was spared by editorial intervention, allowing the character to endure as the archenemy of the superhero Batman. The Joker has also been included in many other platforms such as the Arkham game series, the DC animated universe, Young Justice, graphic novels, and more.

I'm not just limiting myself to the Heath Ledger Joker, which is, without doubt, the best Joker the silver screen has ever seen, but I'm also counting the Joker from the comics and even series and video games.

Every great hero need a equally great villain as foil. The Joker is just that, but sometimes he transcends it and makes the entire circus revolve around himself. He is just that crazy. And awesome.

He's easily the most unique, unpredictable and interesting villain.

He is so unpredictable, that's what makes him so interesting!

3 Darth Vader Darth Vader is a Star Wars character and the main antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy under his original name Anakin Skywalker. He had been trained as a Jedi but defected to the Sith lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine. He adopted the name Darth Vader, and was placed in a suit after his legs were cut off and his body was burned after a fight with his former master Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet of Mustafar. He returned to the light side upon feeling conflict when finding his son Luke and turned stopped the now emperor Palpatine from killing him. In the original trilogy, Vader was physically portrayed by David Prowse more.

I hate sand. It's course, and it's rough, and it's irritating - and it gets everywhere.

How fierce you are, my Lord.

He is the best Star Wars character ever. He is one of my favorite fictional characters. Go Team Vader!

Best Arch-Enemy ever! Come to the Dark Side and vote for him!

VADER is so much better than Harry Potter and Batman combined.

4 Spider-Man 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 Silver Age of Comic Books. In films, Spider-Man has been portrayed by actors Tobey Maguire (2002–2007), Andrew Garfield (2012–2014) and Tom Holland (2016–present), who has portrayed the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2016.

This is above Mario, and with good reason. Mario, although a classic, is a very boring character. Spider-Man is the most realistic superhero in the MCU because we all know how it feels when you're not fitting in and have many, constant problems.

Greatest superhero and superheroes are a big part of our culture so...

Spider-Man is actually a character to relate to, and #1 will soon be his.

He is an embodiment of a true hero so he is the best superhero.

5 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.

Why is Harry not number 1? He is the bravest, most humble, most understanding, most empathetic, kindest person I have ever heard of. He has never been loved for the first decade of his life, but would still die for the ones he cares about.
Merlin's Pants! How are they so blind!
I would have loved him as a best friend or even something more! How in the Wizarding World Is Darth Vader and Batman better than our Harry!
I will get you in Azkaban for this!

When I saw that Harry was in no. 5, I was so mad. The lovable little kid to tye responsible man who saved the whole Wizarding World...You name it! The unofficial biggest fandom in the world is in no.5? Seriously?

For the love of God, Harry Potter is clearly a top choice. He's humble from the very beginning when Hagrid first told him that he was a wizard. He demonstrates love and compassion throughout the series, and has an innocence that is so pure he destroys Lord Voldemort. I worship him. I am his cult leader.

Harry is an immensely heroic character yet still very relatable. He's adorable, fair, kind and a friend you'd wish you actually have. He's a bit of a hothead but that flaw adds more to his appeal. The boy wizard is definitely my fave fictional character ever.

6 Forrest Gump Forrest Gump is a fictional character who first appears in the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump also appeared on screen in the 1994 film of the same name directed by Robert Zemeckis.

This incredible movie shows that anyone could be anything. And Forrest Gump decided to do it all.

"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

A reminder that a simple man can do great things.

Forrest Gump is who I look to for inspiration.

7 Super Mario

He may be portly, he may be a plumber, and he may have a nice mustache, but that doesn't mean he's not on the the top! He's constantly jumping off goombas and saving peach, or whoever's in danger! Wait... does that make Mario a simp?

Either he is very strong because he can kill by jumping or his enemies are very weak. Either way, he made video games great again and is now the pacman of Nintendo.

The best dang plumber in the mushroom kingdom! He can collect different kinds of suits and power-ups and has an awesome, cheery personality!

Mario is the best character in the world. He is my life and soul. Mario and his brother luigi are my life and will never change no matter what.

8 Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series. The characterization of Sparrow is based on a combination of The Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards and Looney Tunes cartoon character Pepé Le Pew. He first appears in the 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. He later appears in the sequels Dead Man's Chest (2006), At World's End (2007), On Stranger Tides (2011), and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

There should be 'Captain' somewhere... Captain Jack Sparrow is easily one of the best two characters in my opinion, the other being Tony Stark. Johnny Depp is irreplaceable here and his mind blowing acting along with the character's fascinating qualities makes the character one of the best

Lets face it Jack Sparrow is- "Captain Jack Sparrow" Said Jack. Right Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the funniest characters and no one could have played him better than Johnny Depp

Funniest character ever. Harry potter is the biggest bot of a main character, should be down in the 60s, not above The Great Captain Jack Sparrow

I like him because he has no respect for anyone.

9 Gandalf Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was an Istar, sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and the army of the West. He is portrayed by Ian McKellen in the live action movies.

Gandalf, along with many other Tolkien characters deserves to be higher on this list. The very fact that superheroes are some of the first characters I see makes me sad and I almost laughed when I saw that there were anime characters even here at all. The very thought that the shallow characters are considered better than the likes of Tolkien's beautifully constructed Gandalf and Smeagol, and various other brilliant creations is a disgrace. Half of this page is made up of depthless and bromidic animated characters, which insults the human capability to be creative and the literary geniuses who brought us sucg well-crafted stories and most importantly the characters that came with them.

The defining fictional wizard, Dumbledore is a mere ripoff of him and still is a great character. Defines Lord of The Rings, him and Gollum are the best characters ever.

Yeah let's put harry on no. 1 because he's a wizard I mean he deserves a spot on the top ten but not no. One I personally think batman or Vader should be number one but I'm a Tolkien fanboy so whatever

A powerful wizard, a well- developed character, and an incarnate demigod who faces fire demons... what's not to love?

10 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. The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farm couple, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early on he started to display various superhuman abilities, which, more.

Superman was created by Jewish boys who understood the importance of Moses in history -- and Moses himself being a foreshadowing of the central figure of Western Civilization: Jesus Christ. And so, Superman has many Christ-like qualities about him.

He is hope. He is light. He is the future, "The Man of Tomorrow".

All other superheroes are, in essence, descendants of him.

Superman is the head of the hierarchy of heroes.

The Man of Steel is a picture of what Humanity could be like if we got our act together and became a force for good.

Strip him of his superpowers and he is still Superman, in one sense, because it's his character that makes him a hero, not his abilities.

Many heroes and villains are capable of doing what Superman can do, but not all possess the heart of a hero as he does.

An alien. Born of another world. An outsider seeking the good of all, including his enemies. An outcast of both Krypton and of Earth, yet managing to be ...more

How in the hell is Superman 24th on this list? He should be #1 hands down and I'm not even a Superman fan, he is The Greatest Superhero ever created and arguably the best fictional character ever created, The hero of all Heroes.

Am I the only one who is utterly confused at the fact that sponge bob squarepants is ranked number 6 while SUPERMAN is ranked at 22!

I don't like superman
The movie justice League would have been better without superman. This over powered guy made the whole movie so easy for the heroes
No wonder why justice League was a big joke

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11 Godzilla Godzilla is a giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan.

Godzilla deserves #1 more than anybody else on this list! He more so much more respect, attention, and love than how much marvel, DC, and other popular fictional characters are taking away from him! He's more important than most Godzilla lovers will ever think!

He has been in more feature films than any other character and will kick King Kong's ass in the upcoming movie! Long live the King!

Screw all of the guys above him! Godzilla is the coolest!

Always the best. 1954 baby!

12 Vegeta Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Goku is gifted, but Vegeta is more human when it comes to flaws and ambitions. Vegeta shows us what it means to be the 99 others out of the 100 trying to be the best, and how it transforms him into a matured and self sacrificing individual. Character depth and growth - amazing.

His Awesomeness levels...There over 9000!

Best character ever

13 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

I will always love SpongeBob always my friend and I are like obsessed with him. I will probably still watch it when am 99. I hope they never stop showing that show.

I personally grew to like Rocko way more than SpongeBob, but Rocko is a show strictly aimed at the "big" and "cool" kids so I'm fine with SpongeBob's position.

SpongeBob? Seriously. I just... don't know what to say. Now, please excuse me while I go jump out a window.

I think SpongeBob is an interesting sponge and there is 1 girl I know how is obsessed with him.she is also obsessed with flamingoes.

14 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic is a blue hedgehog, which are naturally cool animals, can travel at the speed of sound, can curl into ball and destroy robots AND his adventures vary a running-fighting game to a sword fighting-runner game to a game where he basically gets super powers. THIS thing is the coolest video game character!

He's just a fast hedgehog with the fast flyer who are the heros. His speed can save lives. One of the best fictional characters.

He is just too epic, there is no doubt he has the best character design of all time, a blue hedgehog that runs at the speed of sound that can collect over 1 milion rings, his rivals? Are epic, also, his attitude

He will beat any video character definitely, Mario? Hmm... How about no supply?

15 Link (The Legend of Zelda) Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Link is so strong! In Skyward Sword, he defeated an entire army of bad guys, then defeated a demon right afterwards, and then defeated a god-like being right after that! In Ocarina of Time, he defeated Ganon after fighting of his minions and climbing his tower! In Majora's Mask, he stopped the moon from falling and defeated Majora's Mask. The best part is that he is a kid in all of these games. Link is also a silent protagonist, so his character is up to you to decide! Link is awesome!

He is really fun to play as in Zelda in smash bros and many other games. Link is one of the most Iconic characters of
All Time! His games are masterpiece He has the most iconic weapon in video game history the master sword slaying evil, saving the world. Maybe he can't talk but what makes him popular is that his adventures will never get old.

Link has gone through some of the greatest hardships that most of us would cripple under (I'm looking at you, Majora's Mask). He also is one of the greatest "average-personality" characters in any franchise, considering he is not customizable. A absolute top choice.

All these other heroes have distinct personalities. Link does not. Link is your own special personality. The greatest hero of all time is you! That is an idea worthy of higher rank.

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17 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 more.

I am iron man he finally. Sacrifices in avengers end game. Spoiler alert. Sorry.

I love Iron Man.
He is a flawed hero, makes lots of mistakes and has a bit of a pride problem sometimes but always tries to do what is right and wants to protect the people he loves.

Plus he has a great sense of humor and incredibly sexy

18 Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings. He was the first Hobbit to become famous in the world at large, and was one of the few to visit the The Undying Lands across the ocean. In film, more.

Bilbo Baggins was a mischief kid who grew up and thought "hey, I should get my head out of the clouds and be a normal hobbit." Then what happens? He meets the last dwarves with the birthright of Erebor, an elf-lord and an elf king, travels and fights alongside the wizard who would become the white rider, falls to the depths of a mountain and finds the most powerful ring in the world, meets one of the last living dragons and STEALS something from its hoard right under its nose, THEN he goes home and cherishes this story, I mean he tells EVERYONE who will listen because those were his best friends! And in the end he is the first hobbit to travel west across the great sea on an elven ship. Bilbo. For. The. Win.

No hero starts out as a boring short man and turns into a bad ### warrior able to go toe to toe with the most powerful beings alive... except maybe captain America.

He's a very friendly hobbit and I would get along with him well. His character development in the Hobbit is just amazing.

Yay! He's the nicest person ever! And he's heroic. I wish I could be friends with Bilbo.

19 Daenerys Targaryen Daenerys Targaryen is a fictional character in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, as well as the television adaptation.

Especially great when you consider the lack of clothing she is often seen in.

She is Daenerys Stormborn, first of her name. You can call her Khaleesi, the Breaker of Chains.

She is amazing

20 Atticus Finch Atticus Finch is a fictional character in author Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "Your father's right," she said. "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy... but sing their hearts out for us.

The most well written character in all of fiction in my opinion.

Most probably the best character ever to be created.

21 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

Yes, yes, a hundred times yes. I swear, Holmes should at least be number two! I mean, look at what the readers did when Conan Doyle killed him off way back in the 1800s! If a character is adored to the point that the readers don't shut up until the author resurrects them, that's a huge honor.

Sherlock Holmes merits his place as the greatest fictional character ever if not for his wonderful character and intriguing mind, but for the impact he has had on pop culture and literature since his creation.

I absolutely adore this show! They must make a season 5. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the best Sherlock. The character is very interesting and always vigilant. Definitely number one.

Sherlock Holmes deserves his place as one of the greatest fictional characters, not only for his importance do literature, but for his character itself, that its very cool.

22 Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros.) He is one of (if not) the most famous cartoon characters, and he is in the show Looney Tunes. His famous quote is "What's up doc?". He is a gray colored bunny with big teeth and big feet. His favorite food is carrots.

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23 Handsome Jack Handsome Jack is the main antagonist of both Borderlands 2 and Tales from the Borderlands and the deuteragonist of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
24 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 to his tendency to break the fourth wall.

Just funny and awesome. Incredible hero.

25 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 more.

How is he lower than Elsa?

Best movie ever

Captain America is one of the strongest boldest characters there has every been

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