Top Ten Greatest Fictional Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Batman 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.

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.

Because he's Batman.

He's just too awesome

Because... HE'S BATMAN!

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2 Forrest Gump 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.

Forrest Gump is who I look to for inspiration.

A reminder that a simple man can do great things.

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

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

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3 Darth Vader Darth Vader Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving ...read more.

Fell so hard for him I think I broke my ribs.

Voted Vader because I couldn't find Spock on the list...by the way both Vader and Anakin are on the list,the same person

Join the dark side

Vader is awesome.

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4 The Joker 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, ...read more.

Only Heath Ledger though

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.

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. - Nintendonix

Should be top 5

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5 Spider-Man 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 ...read more.

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

1 will be his

The most-related superhero ever

The best

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6 Harry Potter 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.

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.

The most realistic by far!

Most popular!

I observed that in most books or movies, heroes are not complex characters, Harry was an exception. That's why most of the people can't understand the depth and complexity of this character

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7 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super ...read more.

Best superhero ever!

It's a me, Mario! - CrypticMemory

HE IS THE GREATEST

Yes! Mario is the glory of my life times infinity! Mario forever!

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

Most relatable anime villain everyone. - ONEPUUUUNCH

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.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! - Stephen2

Yay

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9 Link - The Legend of Zelda Link - The Legend of Zelda Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

He's got a cooler design than Mario.

I love all Links except for skyward sword and Cdi Link. He's so brave, modest, kind, and heroic. I wish I could be like Link. - Pinkarray

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.

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10 Gandalf 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 ...read more.

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.

Gandalf was actually wise.

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

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11 Daenerys Targaryen 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 amazing

SHE IS THE BOSS!

BOSS

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

Best character ever

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.

You can't even crack an egg without breaking it...wait...what?

He is the best

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13 Superman 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 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

I feel like he doesn't get enough attention these days.

He's the Man of Steel!

Superman should be on the top spot, this List lost all it's credibility.

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14 Sherlock Holmes 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 ...read more.

Wonderful Character - SilverArcticWolf

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.

Number one

It all started with the classic detective stories by Conan Doyle. What continued from there was hundreds of versions of one man, always being his own.

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15 Bilbo Baggins 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, ...read 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.

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

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.

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

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

Most probably the best character ever to be created.

What a great dad! We should all try to be like Atticus Finch

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.

17 Jack Sparrow 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.

He is super funny and nice I just love his acting because it's so good

He needs to be higher

He's the bloody best

He is the greatest

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18 Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created by the staff of Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros.) He is one of 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 ...read more.

What's up doc?

The Looney Tunes Show Only! I Like The Purple-Gray Fur!

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19 Sonic the Hedgehog 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.

A childhood hero for 90s, 00s, and 10s kids.

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!

Actually his speed is unlimited hello the fastest thin alive - CaptainChipmunk

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

SONIC is so great vote for him right now! ! He's the toughest character right?! !?!?

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

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! - Godzillaboy

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! - Godzillaboy

He's Awesome! The Greatest Movie Monster Ever!

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21 Iron Man 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.

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

Iron man is the god of tech and most of all the most interesting character who can kill others will a cool. He and batman r the superheroes no one can ever touch.

Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist

He is Iron man.

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22 James Potter James Potter
23 Deadpool 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.
24 Goku 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.

My favorite

The all time greatest fictional martial artist that ever lived. Goku's tenacity makes him virtually unbeatable. On top of his super genius level fighting abilities, Goku is truly one of the nicest people you will ever meet. His best friends are Vegeta and Piccolo, and they both stared off hating his guts trying to kill him.

Without a doubt the greatest fictional character to ever be created. His story of coming from the most powerful slave race used by the universes ruler and tyrant frieza. He defeats frieza after becoming what only comes every hundred millenia, a super saiyan. Goku had a heart of gold so strong that he even tried to save frieza from himself in the end showing him mercy just as he does all his most evil enemies. Hands down the greatest story and character of all time.

He was second place in the worlds martial arts tournament after a close match, that lasted for hours, with the most powerful martial artist on the planet at the time. He was 12 when this happened. By the end of dragon ball z he was unbeatable, noble loving and willing to give his life in an instant in order to protect the people if the earth.

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25 Scorpion - Mortal Kombat Scorpion - Mortal Kombat Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.

GET OVER HERE...TO NUMBER ONE!

Scorpion sucks

26 Marvin the Paranoid Android - The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
27 Alaric Saltzman
28 Kirby Kirby Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

Kirby can inhale anything - paskah

Kirby is a sweet little puff ball who can kick your ass in 5 minutes flat. 10/10

Kirby is the cutest little thing!

Kirby can inhale anything even cocaine

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29 L - Death Note L - Death Note 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.

I am at a loss of words for this guy. He has surprised a plenty of times. He is not just the greatest detective and also the second and third best detective as well. I curse Light for getting him killed. He was simply too cool...

He's awesome

L is my biggest inspiration, he's actually taught me to be more objective and deductive, I really wish he was real :(

Seriously he should be higher than this!

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30 Kevin Arnold - The Wonder Years
31 Johnny Lawrence - The Karate Kid Johnny Lawrence - The Karate Kid
32 Luigi Luigi Luigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario ...read more.

This & Mario should switch places at least, Luigi doesn't kill toads. - BlueSheepYT

He wins competitions by doing NOTHING, that's lit! - BlueSheepYT

33 Luan Loud Luan Loud Luan Loud is a main character in The Loud House. Luan is the fourth-oldest child in the Loud family and second youngest of the five older sisters, at 14 years old. Her most annoying habit is telling bad jokes and puns and pulling pranks.

Cute but weird

34 Sirius Black - Harry Potter Sirius Black - Harry Potter

He is awesome and my bae...w

35 Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum Ralph Wiggum is a side character in The Simpsons. He is the son of Chief Wiggum. Ralph is not very smart at all. He is voiced by Nancy Cartwright. Some episodes such as I Love Lisa and This Little Wiggy have him as a major character.

Easly the best

Funny, dumb, obviously the making of a good character

36 Obi-Wan Kenobi - Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi - Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.
37 Queen Elsa - Frozen Queen Elsa - Frozen Queen Elsa of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

Frozen Is Completely Stupid. But I Have To Admit. Elsa Is Very Pretty. - 12cc

Are People This Stupid!?
Elsa Is Not Really The Best, But Still Passable

Makes me want to vomit hard, along with Mickey Mouse.

Who put this wierdo on the list? The Doctor or Lloyd Garmadon is not here but this person is?

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38 Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony from the 2010 kid's show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She represents the element of loyalty and is one of the 6 main characters on the show. ...read more.

Yay Rainbow Dash! -Rainbowdash

I know a brony put her here! That's not me! - Neonco31

39 Captain America 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.

How is he lower than Elsa? - Triceratops

"A Man with Honor and Dignity.."

He is my fictional character

Best movie ever

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40 Aragorn Aragorn Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium and is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War ...read more.

Aragorn can kill 1000 orcs in one battle, is one of the bravest men alive and is the king of Gondor. He should be no.10.

Never give up

Life long hero!

DA KING ONCE A STRIDER

Aragorn always has hope even in the darkest of times

41 Eleven - Stranger Things Eleven - Stranger Things
42 Mandy - The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Mandy - The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Amanda "Mandy" is a fictional character from the American animated series The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network. She is perpetually a cynical, merciless girl from Endsville.
43 Lando Calrissian - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Lando Calrissian - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Lando Calrissian is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and will be played by Donald Glover in the upcoming standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie.
44 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

Keepin' it real since 2001.

Hermione is the gorgeous embodiment of Gryffindor

I would give her my 9 3/4 anytime.

I voted for Harry, but I still think that Hermione deserves a higher spot on this list.

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45 Tyrannosaurus Rex - Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex - Jurassic Park

Should be number one.

This doesn't count as a character alright?!?

Yes! REXY!
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46 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.

He is the literally the most influential character in the history of animation

mickey should be no. 1 oldest character here - theferbinator

I used to love Mickey Mouse. But since Sonic came to our world, kids like him more!

Mickey Mouse is, without a doubt, one of the most
Important, influential and iconic characters ever. Some of the above character don't deserve their place on the list when Mickey is only 40.

Mickey was a lot more popular from 1928-1961 and from 2001-2004 but I love his movies such as the three musketeers

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47 Ivan - The Machinist Ivan - The Machinist
48 Sauron - Lord of the Rings Sauron - Lord of the Rings Sauron is the title character and main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Originally a servant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Morgoth was later defeated and Sauron fled. He later came back to Middle Earth and took over as the new Dark Lord by using a Ring of Power. He was later ...read more.
49 Master Chief - Halo Master Chief - Halo Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as the Master Chief, is a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command. He is the protagonist and main character in both the Halo trilogy and Reclaimer Saga.

How is he not in top ten!?!? - SilverArcticWolf

He is just awesome and the greatest soldier in earth and every other halo planet no one can kill him he would destroy in any other video game or movie

Should be in the top 10 now!

Yes! - Absol

50 Mewtwo - Pokemon Mewtwo - Pokemon Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

nice

Mewtwo is great

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