Top Ten Most Misunderstood Fictional Characters

The Top Ten

1 Trixie Lulamoon (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) Trixie Lulamoon, is a female unicorn pony and traveling magician. She tends to speak in the third person and refer to herself as "The Great and Powerful Trixie".

Why the heck is Trixie at #1? He is nothing but a bratty, arrogant unicorn pony who boasts constantly about being the "great and powerful" and speaks in third-person. She's definitely not misunderstood, since many people know who she is and what her character is. Karel from Fire Emblem, on the other hand, is far more misunderstood than Trixie will ever be and I think he should be #1 on this list.

I personally like her boastfulness.

Mind you would add images to every character on this list, like how this one has an image? I want everyone to see who they are.

I think she's so irritating and funny at the same time.

2 Princess Celestia (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

I hate all the adult jokes, "cupcakes" etc on a KID show. It stinks..

She's not a troll, a molester, or even a dictator. - Pony

I love Celestia so much she's my favorite pony, and it's sad to say but she is deffunately miss understood. Just because she vanished Luna to the moon once she vanishes everything to the moon, but also NO ONE EVER THINKS OF ALL THE PAIN IT CAUSED HER AND SHE WAS CONSTANTLY REMINDED THAT SHE HAD TO BANISH HER OWN SISTER

Even though I dislike MLP, Princess Celestia is a nice pony, but her sister is a better character than her. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

3 Mario (Mario series) 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.

Often hated by some of the Sonic fandom for being Sonic's rival in the classic console wars, or even no reason at all. Seriously. If it weren't for Mario, there would be no Sonic.

He's not a psychopath!

4 Princess Peach (Mario Series) Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario ...read more.
5 Bowser (Mario series) Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

Did you know that his ego gets in the way of everything?

6 Pyro (Team Fortress 2)

Some people don't know what gender Pyro is. - Pony

7 Princess Luna (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

um ok?

8 Dr. Eggman (Sonic series) Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

Dr. Eggman has diabetes

9 Rainbow Dash (MLP) 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.

Some fans see her as a jerk or as Sonic's love interest when she's none of those. Being hot-headed is not the same as being a jerk.

Agreed, she is not a heartless bully. Just hot-headed. There's a difference.

Yeah
The TopTens Hasn't Been Too Kind To Her

Most Of The TopTens Sees Her As A Heartless Bully.
But I Think She Is Not A Bully At All, Sure She Can Be A Little Mean Sometimes, But It's All Unintentional.
Bullying Is Planned
Rainbow Dash Did Not Plan On Making Fluttershy Cry.
All The Times She Was A Bit Of A Jerk Were Not Planned At All.

10 Voldemort (Harry Potter) Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the central main antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997.

what?

The Contenders

11 Squidward Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Squidward is like a cousin to grumpy cat

12 The Bergens (Trolls)

In The Movie They Are Seen As Not Happy And Miserable, But Then At The End, The Trolls Teach Them To Be Happy

13 Dan (Dan Vs)
14 Yoshi ( Mario series)
15 Slippy Toad

People see him as an annoying snot who deserves to be shot, yet Slippy manages to be a helpful teammate of Fox when it comes to finding out enemy weaknesses. He is not that bad.

My take On Slippy
Annoying But Very Helpful

16 Serena (Pokemon) Serena has proven to be a kind and polite girl but she can also be openly rebellious towards her mother, Grace. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, she refused to wake up when Grace ordered her to, and gave a sassy response to her mother's call to watch the news. This tumultuous relationship ...read more.

She's not misunderstood. She's overrated. People wanted her to be in Alola to get together with Ash, but Ash doesn't return her feelings. He's too dense

17 Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

You all know that this was coming. Aside from stealing the spotlight from other Sonic characters, Shadow is also misunderstood by many because he is wrongfully seen and mistaken as an emo, a 'Blood Knight', or a creepy serial killer with no remorse. Last time I have checked, he is none of those. He does care for others that he considers to be his 'best friend' (i.e. Maria, Rouge, Omega), and even if he turned into an anti-hero in later installments, he's still Sonic's archrival.

I also don't want Shadow being similar or compared to Karel from Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword because Karel is a different kind of anti-hero (one that was never villainous and was on the hero side all along) than Shadow is. If any character Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword were to parallel Shadow, it would be Jaffar, not Karel. (Why? cause both Shadow and Jaffar started out as villainous or on the villains' team at first before joining the heroes, and both had a female best friend)

18 Lars (Steven Universe)

I hate when people call Lars a douche or gross because of the way he looks and acts. Yes, he may act like an douche sometimes but he's just doesn't know how to treat people and his so obsessed with fitting in that he does stupid stuff. - JelloLife

He is not mean

19 Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic) Miles Prower, more commonly known by his nickname Tails, is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a significant main character after the title character Sonic, who is also his best friend.

Most people mistaken Tails as an annoying character when he isn't. He is an awesome, intelligent and helpful ally and sidekick of Sonic.

Tails is also my favorite character in Sonic. Seriously, he's not annoying.

20 Karel (Fire Emblem)

Mistaken as a villain when the fact that he is an anti-hero on the heroes' side all along.

Fire Emblem Warriors is actually being made into a game for real, for the Switch and 3DS. Although I can pray that it will be good.

Anyway, back on the subject, I still hate it when people demonize Karel and see him as something he's not. In fact, making him an antagonist is really harmful to his characterization knowing how much development he's been through between the games he's in. Anti-hero yes, but never a villain. Get your minds right, folks.

I personally hope that Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade gets a remake soon. The future might be looking bright since, from what I've seen, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia has been doing very well in Japan with a high score rating by Famitsu so far, so I can hope for the best results.

He was never a villain, people.

I can't tell you how much people constantly exaggerate Karel's character and see him as something he never was, it's ridiculous. One person posted a topic on the Serene's Forest Forums (or was it GameFAQs? I forgot) about how would you handle a 'Fire Emblem Warriors' if they made the game a la Hyrule Warriors, and the spoiler section said that Karel could "Depending on whether he's being the sword demon or sword saint he could also switch between team hero and villain"... WHAT THE ****?

Excuse me for the censored cuss word, but it bothers me so much that they see Karel as a villain. He never had such role in any of the games. He always has been on "team hero", and never on "team villain". His role as the Sword Demon in Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword was an anti-hero all along and never sided with the villains at all. Did the fandom really lose their minds over the years? The Sword Demon was an anti-hero, and the Sword Saint is a goody two-shoes. Not all anti-heroes started out as ...more

21 Gilda (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

No being misunderstood here. Gilda. Is. MEAN!

22 Rick Sanchez Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.
23 Sabrina (Pokemon) Sabrina is a fictional character in the Pokemon universe as the gym leader of the Saffron City Gym who specializes in psychic type Pokemon.
24 Lapis Lazuli (Steven Universe) Lapis Lazuli is a character from the 2013 Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. She is a homeworld gem who got trapped in a magical mirror on Earth for thousands of years who was then freed and healed by Steven Universe. She has hydrokinesis abilities which include manipulating water, forming clones ...read more.
25 Kyubi (Yo-Kai Watch)

I think I know why he's here. Mainly cause people constantly said that he's a girl despite being referred as "him" or maybe people(pokemon fans) view him as a Ninetails ripoff(which is stupid)

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