Top 10 Male Fictional Characters of the 2000s

Continuing with this series its time to move to the 2000 decade 2000-2009 as we look back at the best male characters from that decade from movies, video games, books etc., and to be clear the characters don't necessarily have to debut in the 2000 decade just as long as they appeared in any shape or form in either media.

The Top Ten

1 Zuko - Avatar the Last Airbender Prince Zuko is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Zuko is a master firebender and his younger sister is Azula . He is the son of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa .

In my opinion Zuko was the best character on the show as he had the most interesting and saddest back stories, seen as a failure in the eyes of his father Zuko is banished from his homeworld and sent to hunt the avatar Aang and along the way Zuko fights a battle with in himself deciding wither to follow a path his father has instilled in him or finding his own path all with a little guidance by his uncle Iroh who occupancies him on his journey. - egnomac

2 Aragorn - The Lord of the Rings Franchise 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 more.
3 Edward Elric - Full Metal Alchemist Edward Elric, commonly nicknamed Ed, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

One of the main character from one of my favorite anime series Fullmetal Alchemist though a bit arrogant and pushy he does have a lot of heart and willing to help anyone in need of his help mainly his younger brother Al who lost his whole body after failing to bring their dead mother back to life with Ed losing a leg before sacrificing one his arms to transfer Al's soul to a suit of armor which then leads him and Al to go on a perilous journey to try and get their bodies back which is no easy task considering the many dangers that stand in their way. - egnomac

4 Samurai Jack - Samurai Jack "Jack" (also known as Samurai Jack or simply The Samurai) is the alias taken by a Japanese warrior (with an unknown birth name) who acts as the titular protagonist of the cartoon Samurai Jack. Throughout the series, he is voiced by Phil LaMarr.
5 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.

The star of the Halo series beginning on the original X-Box and in many ways one of X-box's unofficial mascots. - egnomac

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

Though SpongeBob began in the late 90's he's popularity really peaked during the 2000 decade. - egnomac

7 Leon S. Kennedy - Resident Evil 4 Leon Scott Kennedy is a fictional character in the Resident Evil horror media franchise by Capcom. He debuted as one of the two playable protagonists of the video game Resident Evil 2.

From Rookie cop to US special agent becoming the star in the fourth Resident Evil game where he's on a mission to save the president's daughter Ashley whose been kidnapped by a cult group known as Los Illuminados (The Enlighten Ones in Spanish) and along the way Leon faces many dangers like giant sea monsters, giants known as El Gigante's and the creepy and deadly Regeneators and Iron Maidens. - egnomac

8 Shrek - Shrek Shrek is a character debuting in the 2001 animated movie of the same name. The popular franchise has 4 films and the character himself has become recognizable to people of all ages. He has since spawned into what is most likely the most widely recognized internet meme to ever come into the world.
9 Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible - The Incredibles Robert "Bob" Parr, also known as Mr. Incredible, is the protagonist of The Incredibles and is the deuteragonist of Incredibles 2.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Gandalf - Lord of the Rings 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 more.

The most badass wizard in the history of ever.

12 Ben Tennyson - Ben 10
13 Danny Phantom - Danny Phantom Daniel "Danny" Fenton, also known by his alias Danny Phantom, is the half-human/half-ghost protagonist of the television series Danny Phantom. As the ghostly superhero Danny Phantom, he protects the citizens of Amity Park from the dangerous ghosts of the Ghost Zone.
14 Aang - Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar Aang is a fictional character and the protagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen. Aang is the last surviving Airbender, a monk of the Air Nomads' Southern Air Temple.
15 Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory
16 Carl Johnson - Grand Theft Auto
17 Miguel - The Road to El Dorado
18 Tulio - The Road to El Dorado
19 Leonard Shelby - Memento
20 Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean 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.
21 Lightning McQueen - Cars Lightning McQueen, typically referred to by his surname McQueen, is a anthropomorphic stock car in the animated Pixar film Cars, its sequels Cars 2, Cars 3, and TV shorts known as Cars Toons.
22 Spyro - Spyro the Dragon Spyro is a series of platform games which primarily features the protagonist Spyro the Dragon and his friend, Sparx the Dragonfly.
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