Top 10 Most Iconic Fictional Characters of All Time

The Top Ten Most Iconic Fictional Characters of All Time

1 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 iconic but I wouldn't say he's the most iconic character IN THE WORLD! - Aidanisawesome

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

Honestly have never seen this character before. - myusernameisthis

Alright, who's the bot?

2 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.

Not as iconic as Mickey in my opinion, but I'd rather watch him than Mickey Mouse just cause I'm tired of him.

2nd? What's up doc?

yep. - myusernameisthis

3 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.

Mickey is the most known face ever, you should know who Mickey Mouse is by the time you reach 2 years old

Hey everybody it's me Mickey Mouse I'm a mascot for an evil organisation - Aidanisawesome

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

But somehow hated by many... - EliHbk

4 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.

It doesn't matter who the actor is, who the writer is, how bad some people could ruin his comics or movies, it doesn't change the fact that HE'S BATMAN! He is ALWAYS be great in all media: comics, movies, T.V. series, animated series, animated movies, video games, with dozens of different incarnations...

Er... why is Forrest Gump #1? More people know of Bats than Gump. - TopTenTed

You don't need powers to be super.

He is amazing at acrobatics and gymnastics

5 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

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

Superman is THE reason why modern superheroes exist. He's become the blueprint of establing a modern reconstruction of mythological heroes, with odes from Hercales, Thesus and many others. - CrimsonShark

6 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.

Team Vader! Also, why is Forrest Gump 1st? I mean, I get that he's a good character, but he's not really that iconic, honestly.

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

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

One word -

7 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.

Mario is definitely iconic. People of all ages most likely know Mario. He's one of the best-selling video games of all time, with a TV show to boot. - Staruli

Relevant in the 90s, relevant now, relevant forever. That's Mario. - neehawgamer

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

He has best video game all time

8 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.

Spider-Man should definitely be wayyy higher than this. maybe passing Superman AND Batman. no offense, but like... it's pretty obvious. This is obviously outdated.

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

9 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!

Not a big fan but he is surely more iconic than Charlie Brown.

10 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.


The Contenders

11 Charlie Brown

Good Grief - JPK

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

12 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

Pokemon is highest grossing series - Dvafan2

13 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.

It should be the best but maybe Sherlock Homes is better dunno little confused between these two

I don’t know how you couldn’t put Harry on the top ten. Every person in the world knows his name and face! Guinness world records said that the movies did better than any other movie series except for perhaps Marvel! IT DID BETTER THAN JAMES BOND! AND JAMES BOND HAD 22 MOVIES! THE BOY WHO LIVED DESERVES MORE RESPECT!

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

No #3 behind only Superman and Mickey mouse Superman is the stand of movies Mickey mouse is the standard of cartoons and Goku is the standard of anime

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

16 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?!

Why So Serious!? - JPK

Heathe ledger joker

17 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 Eleven

What!? How!? She's great but no where near iconic, such as characters like Darth vader, Forest Gump or Batman

19 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.

His iconic eyes that are connected. His bright blue fur and quills. His speed and attitude. He can easily be reconized out of any other video game character.

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

20 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.
21 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?!?!

He is iconic but I don't like his voice. - myusernameisthis

22 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.

You'll remember as the day when you almost got captain Jack sparrow on top!

He was part of the best film decision ever, Depp played Sparrow perfectly. And Sparrow is the perfect character... - EliHbk

Awesome - MarvelcampomWWE

Love him!

23 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

My #1

24 Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.
25 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.

Yoda is an absolute G.

26 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.
27 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.
28 Conan the Barbarian
29 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.

Who doesn't know this character?

30 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.
31 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

Top 5

its genios

32 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.
33 Barbie
34 Rocky Balboa Robert "Rocky" Balboa is the title character of the Rocky film series. The character was created by Sylvester Stallone, who also portrayed him in all eight Rocky films.
35 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.

36 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.

37 Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.

Luke is strong in the force and a loved character for Star Wars and he will always be my favorite

38 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

39 Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.
40 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!

41 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.

Why is he not number 1?

42 Romeo Montague

The fact that everyone still knows him and Juliet after hundreds of years pretty much automatically means they deserve to be in the top 20. - Powell

43 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.
44 Belle Belle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991) and in the live action remake Beauty and the Beast (2017). Belle is the intelligent and selfless young daughter of an inventor who does not conform to the normal ways of her small more.
45 Juliet Capulet
46 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.
47 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.
48 Michael Myers Michael Myers is a character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his older sister, then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers. more.
49 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.
50 Yondu Yondu Udonta, or simply Yondu, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
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