Top 10 Most Iconic Fictional Characters of All Time


The Top Ten

1 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.

Someone votebotted... He is an awesome character but not the most iconic - PeeledBanana

Alright, who's the bot? - naFrovivuS

Tom Hanks is great but I can't stand this character - MegaSoulhero

What y is he #1?! - EliHbk

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2 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 more.

Bugs Bunny! Everyone's favorite classic rabbit including mine! He is very famous now and first appeared in the 1930s! Wow! This bunny has so many famous quotes/lines and I bet you can quote one right now. "What's up doc? ", " Gee, ain't I a stinker? ", and many more quotes/lines! He is impossible to hate and arguably the most recognizable cartoon character of all time! - PeeledBanana

2nd? What's up doc?

3 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.

The second most famous animated character ever after Bugs Bunny. Mickey Mouse has appeared in over 100 animations! - PeeledBanana

He is the mascot of one of the largest movie making companies. - SoldierOfFortune

But somehow hated by many... - EliHbk

Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse! - Maddox121

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4 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 more.

The most famous superhero, you've known him since you were 3. He first appeared in March 1939 in Detective Comics #27. - PeeledBanana

You don't need powers to be super. - naFrovivuS

He is amazing at acrobatics and gymnastics

He's the most popular superhero ever.I would put Mickey or Bugs,but Batman is too iconic not to vote.

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5 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. more.

He's the most iconic fictional character in my opinion. Almost everyone around the world knows who Superman is and what he represents. - rapaddict97

The second most iconic superhero, you knew him since you were 4, he first appeared in June 1938 in Action Comics #1. - PeeledBanana

He's SUPERMAN! Easily the most iconic character. And to prove it, I'll compare him with the ones currently above him.
Superman (5th) VS Batman (4th): The two big DC superheroes. Superman is more iconic, however, as he kickstarted the superhero genre. Without Superman Batman would not exist.
Superman (5th) VS Mickey Mouse (3rd): Probably the closest comparison here. I'm giving this to Superman by a hair, because of what Mickey has become. These days he's mostly thought of as a commercial mascot, with most people having never seen a single one of his cartoons. Superman's comics are more read worldwide.
Superman (5th) VS Bugs Bunny (2nd): Now, I like Bugs better than Superman, but is he more iconic? No. Bugs is a close number two to Mickey in terms of cartoon fame, and as we've already proven Superman is more iconic than Mickey, he is more iconic than Bugs Bunny.
Superman (5th) VS Forrest Gump (1st):...Excuse me while I laugh. Forrest Gump is considered iconic? I suppose his ...more

He's goo

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6 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 more.

Even though Han Solo is better, Darth Vader is much more iconic. He's only been around since 1977 and he's already so famous! - PeeledBanana

I've never seen Vader pose with his arms crossed! Whoa.

How is this not #1? He is the best! - MarkTheFox

Darth Vader is da best boi

7 Super Mario Super 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 more.

More people in the 90s knew who mario was more than mickey - ikerevievs

He has best video game all time

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8 Charlie Brown Charlie Brown

Good Grief - JPK

YEAH SQUIDWARD! @@! @@@! @!

9 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Its actually a fact that pokemon as a media series is the number 1 highest grossing series even more than star wars though star wars was 2015 figures pokemon was 2016 star wars was everything pokemon was only the games - ikerevievs

Pikachu should be higher

Around 99% percent of people know who pikachu is - ikerevievs


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10 James Bond 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.

His name and suit say everything!

"Bond. James Bond." - PeeledBanana

This guy appeared in the 1960s and is now very famous! - PeeledBanana

The Newcomers

? Barney Stinson Barney Stinson Barnabus "Barney" Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for the CBS television series How I Met Your Mother.
? Danny Butterman Danny Butterman

The Contenders

11 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 more.

If batman and superman made it to the top 5 then spiderman should at the very least be in the top 10.He is the one that created the term relatable superhero

Spider-Man should definitely be higher

Spider-man is relatable to anyone without the costume he is still peter parker. normal people issues and stuff

He's way more iconic than the bunny guy at number one! - darthvadern

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12 Donald Duck Donald Duck Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.

Second most famous Disney animated character. Daffy Duck is great too but it's Donald Duck that takes the cake. - PeeledBanana


13 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.

He lives

HOW DARE YOU! Harry should be 1! Seriously, TWELVE?!?!?! How much could you learn from our dear Harry? I cannot believe what you are saying!?! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME!

14 Joker 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, more.

Why So Serious!? - JPK

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

He has a 150 inch mega p3nis

16 Eleven
17 Daffy Duck Daffy Duck Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character produced by Warner Bros. Styled as an anthropomorphic black duck, the character has appeared in cartoon series such as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, where he usually has been depicted as the best friend and occasional arch-rival of Bugs Bunny.

I don't care if its shown negatively, I love daffy..

18 Fred Flintstone Fred Flintstone Frederick "Fred" Flintstone, is the main character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime-time on ABC during the original series' run from 1960 to 1966. Fred is the husband of Wilma Flintstone and father of Pebbles Flintstone.
19 Elmo Elmo Elmo is a Muppet character on the children's television show Sesame Street. He is a furry red monster with a falsetto voice, who hosts the last full fifteen-minute segment on Sesame Street, "Elmo's World", which is aimed at toddlers.

Oh please no! What Does Elmo do here?!?!

20 Kenny McCormick Kenny McCormick Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick is a main character in the animated adult television series South Park, along with his friends Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Eric Cartman.
21 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.

Yeah, he is probably one of the most iconic by now. Thanks to his fandom.

22 Legolas Legolas Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He has been portrayed by Orlando Bloom in the live action movies.
23 Yoda Yoda Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars space opera franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.
24 Captain Jack Sparrow Captain 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 was part of the best film decision ever, Depp played Sparrow perfectly. And Sparrow is the perfect character... - EliHbk

He is one of the most recognizable movie characters of all time, you know the way he talks and how he acts. - PeeledBanana

Awesome - MarvelcampomWWE

25 Peter Pan Peter Pan Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mystical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with more.

This has been rebooted so many times, you've probably first heard of him when you were 6 - PeeledBanana

26 R2-D2 R2-D2 R2-D2 or Artoo-Detoo is a fictional robot character in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas, who appears in the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and the sequel trilogy.
27 Homer Simpson Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Doh! - Gangem

28 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 more.

He is the first character which comes to mind when it comes iconic characters. - Sa26

Should be higher than 53 - ikerevievs

29 Barbie
30 Indiana Jones Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.

He appeared first in 1981 with the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark directed by Steven Spielberg. - PeeledBanana

31 Vito Corleone Vito Corleone Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in Francis Ford Coppola's film series based on the novel, where he was portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.

"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" - EliHbk

Should be Number 1 - CedreticFomento

Not entirely fictional, but a loose amalgamation of several crime bosses.

32 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. more.

Goku is iconic, but is he really more iconic to everyone in the world, more than: Jason voorhees, Scooby-Doo, Iron Man, Pac-Man, the Hulk, Optimus Prime, and the Joker?...Don't think so.

Dbz made anime more popular in the usa and europe it's the most translated anime in the world besides probably pokemon one piece naruto and bleach and one punch man was inspired by dbz - ikerevievs

DBZ is translated in dozens of languages... that'll give u an idea - EliHbk

33 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.
34 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.

Everyone age 6 to 26 knows who he is just from his laugh - EliHbk

Needs to be #1! - EliHbk

35 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 more.

He is amazing!

36 Scooby Doo Scooby Doo Scooby Doo is a famous fictional dog character from the show Scooby-Doo Where Are You? He is the protagonist of his series .

The most iconic fictional dog ever made.

37 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 more.
38 Pac-Man Pac-Man Pac-Man is the protagonist fictional character of the franchise of the same name by Namco, who was first introduced in the Japanese arcade game Pac-Man on May 22, 1980 in Japan, later released in the United States in October the same year.
39 Mysterio Mysterio Mysterio is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is most often depicted as an enemy of Spider-Man. He made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #13.
40 Romeo Montague
41 Juliet Capulet
42 Frodo Baggins Frodo Baggins Frodo Baggins is a fictional character and is the main protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. He was a Hobbit of the Shire during the Third Age. He was also a Ring-bearer, a best friend to Samwise Gamgee, and one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to the Uttermost more.
43 Layton T. Montgomery

Best character in any movie, enough said

44 Wonder Woman Wonder Woman Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League, a goddess, and Ambassador-at-Large of the Amazon people. In her homeland, the island nation more.

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45 Cinderella Cinderella Princess Cinderella is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 12th animated feature film Cinderella and its sequels Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.
46 Count Dracula Count Dracula
47 Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh is a character based on A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. The Disney media franchise commenced in 1966 with the theatrical release of the short Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.

That pic is adorable. And this character is my childhood.

Impossible to hate! - PeeledBanana

48 Michael Corleone Michael Corleone Michael Corleone is the main character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the three films based upon it, all directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
49 Chernabog Chernabog Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".
50 Thor 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 more.
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