Top Ten Most Inspiring Fictional Characters

The Top Ten
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 may be dim as a light-bulb but he sure is able to succeed to play ping-pong, saving an army buddy's life and running a business company that sells a pile load of shrimp. Possibly, he could be just an inspiration to these average people.

Yes. He is very inspiring. In the movie, it shows that it isn't all about the brains.

A truly inspiring character. That says it all...

He may be dumb, but he is sure inspiring. definitely more inspiring than Hermione

2 Hermione Granger

Most Intelligent Witch of her age, probably will invent spells out of this world, and saved Harry Potter and the gang with her intelligence so many times. She inspired me to become great at what you do and love and help others because of it. She is also very brave and kind. Katniss could never have helped so many people nor have been more intelligent. Should be at the top of this list.

She shows girls that is not all about being "pretty"
She is smart, brave and strong
She punched an idiot right in the face (sorry Draco's fans)
She found the answer to almost all questions in the books
She's the kind of girl that seems only a useless bookworm, but is in fact an awesome and useful bookworm
Gotta love her, my favourite character... maybe ever

(Sorry if some of my grammar is wrong, but English isn't my first language... at all+ I'm 12)

Hermione's kind, super smart, awesome, strong, brave, loyal, independent, creative in her way, and she shows people many things. That she won't back down, that being pretty is not everything, and that being a smart bookworm pays off wonderfully. She saved her friends from death so many times I've lost count. And she's complex and grows up a lot. I think Hermione should be number one on this list. I know because I read all the harry potter books, and I've read about forrest gump. and I don't really like him. So please, please, please, please, please, please put Hermione on top. For me. Please.

Hermione is great because she's not like the typical female heroine; she's not special because she's physically strong. Her best asset is her intelligence. Plus, J.K. Rowling said she modeled Hermione after herself...

3 Katniss Everdeen Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.

THe Hunger Games is amazing and Katniss Everdeen saves millions of lives. Though she dosnt love Peeta at the start her love becomes genuine later on. Katniss is kind, brave, thoughtful and very inspirational. She has a level head and has fight in her. She dosnt give up on what she thinks is right.

She is a very inspirational person that I think a lot of girls look up to. She is a very level headed girl and so strong that she makes me want to get up and make a difference.

How is Katniss Everdeen not number 1 she fought her whole life and nothing came easy she risked her life to save her sister how is that less inspiring than forest gump.

Katniss got beat by an ex-outlaw, a made man and an Irish anti-hero? Uh no way are Sean Devlin, Vito Scaletta and John Marston more inspiring than The Girl on Fire!.

4 Vito Scaletta

Vito just wants to make enough cash to help out his family. In the process he finds out who killed his dad and made friends in the Falcone crime family.

Vito Scaletta is one gangster you wouldn't want to mess with. Katniss and Hermione would be foolish to cross paths with Vito.

What the hell is some geeky bookworm (Hermione Grainger) doing ahead of a war hero turned mafia made man like Vito Scaletta?

Vito was always the smart subtle mobster who thames the big lout of his friend Joe Barbaro with ease.

5 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.

So inspirational that all it takes to become a true hero is not about being big, or strong, or fast, because those things are just for support, but being a good, smart, brave, and heroic man no matter the size, is what it truly takes.

6 John Marston John Marston is a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare. He is portrayed by Rob Wiethoff.

If John Marston was a real person he would say this about his opponents on this list

1. "Katniss if you're having a sezieure hunting Turkeys how are you going to cope with cougars and grizzlies? "
2. "Vito your aim is sloppy let me show you how a real man shoots."
3. "Hermionie I'm sure your growth potion will make you bigger, by about 400 pounds rather than 50 feet. In other words your potion is just sugar and beer you charlatan".
4. "Sean I saw right through your disguise the second you walked into my territory".

John Marston is quite the hunter. More than Katniss ever will be. She freaked out and had a siezure when hunting Turkeys. John Marston on the other hand never freaked out and often hunted grizzlies, cougars and wolves without breaking a sweat. As well as making a tidy profit.

One of Rockstar Game's finest creations, John Marston was pretty much the old school redneck cowboy who stuck to the old ways despite jumps in technology. He'd choose a horse over a motorcar any day of the week.

A trash talking, old school redneck outlaw turned vigilante, John Marston went through so much bullcrap from Edgar Ross and to a less extent Colonel Allende just to be reunited with his family. Not that the family reunion lasted happily ever after.

7 Hawkeye Clinton Francis "Clint" Barton, better known as Hawkeye, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a former special agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he worked under the supervision of Phil Coulson. Known for his use of the bow and arrow as his primary weapon, ...read more.

A sharpshooting archer with pinpoint accuracy who is the eyes and ears of the Avengers Innitiative.

8 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 six Rocky films and two Creed movies.
9 Sean Devlin
10 Homer Simpson Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

To alcohol; the cause and solution to all problems.

Homer always does the wrong things 90% of the time, or even more, WhooHoo!

Homer is the best

The Contenders
11 Cole Phelps
12 Beatrice Prior
13 Wolverine Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.
14 Ella (Cinderella 2015)

Certainally an inspiration to all girls of our generation, or at least more of a role model than Homer Simpson.

15 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.

Come on he should be the no. 1

How to get from your parents dying to bringing the people of Gotham justice

16 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.

He, though being the strongest on Earth, had the courage to die for even the weakest on the Earth. He had no fault in him but his own stupidity, but that's his simplicity.

Who doesn't want a lovable, funny hero saving earth? Super cool character

According to me he is the most inspirational character. he should at least be in the top ten

He's got a cool name

17 Peeta Mellark

That very first comment is rude Peeta Mellark is a sweet guy and always puts katniss first and is always thinking of others.

Sweetnatured and sensitive Peeta does what he can to protect Katniss.

Peeta should be higher on this list.

Peeta is the cutest guy ever, not only his looks, but his personality

18 Ratonhnhaké:ton (Connor)

A Native American with British ancestry, Connor avenges the death of his mother against the rising Templar order. In the process he is involved in the American Revolution.

19 Molly Weasley

A very devoted housewife and mother. Because of the abuse Harry Potter received in his own home, she became a mother figure to him, in place of his own mother, who was killed while he was still an infant. Later, when Bellatrix Lestrange attempts to kill Molly's daughter, Molly kills her in a fit of zealous rage.

20 Trevor Phillips Trevor Phillips is a character from the game Grand Theft Auto Five (GTAV), a Mature rated game from 2013, created by Rockstar. He is one of the games 3 antagonists. He is the former friend of Michael DeSanta, who he was part of a bank heist with 9 years prior to the main plot. He is known for being ...read more.

Grand Theft Auto 5's Trevor Phillips don't take crap from anyone.

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

He is the boy with the triforce of courage who must save the world from thousands of years of darkness. He is only a small child but travels through time where he is older and defeats the biggest, mightiest and most evil enemies with his wits and strategy. I don't think anyone can top what link was burdened with.

He proves that age doesn't matter, character does. He is a 9/10 year old boy who is tasked with saving the world. He is looked down upon for his age, but in the end he succeeded. Just because you are younger doesn't mean you are worse.

Link had no "powers" like almost all of these people. He all he had was his courage which barely got him by, step by step, each enemy more frightening than the last, but his determination was unmatched and unfacable.

22 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.

Absolutely brilliant mind! He'd keep my attention with his witty and wry observations.

23 John Rambo John James Rambo is a fictional character in the Rambo saga. He first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but later became more famous as the protagonist of the film series, in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone.
24 Samwise Gamgee Samwise Gamgee, known as Sam, was a Hobbit of the Shire. He was Frodo Baggins' gardener and best friend. Sam proved himself to be Frodo's closest and most dependable companion, the most loyal of the Fellowship of the Ring, and also played a necessary role in protecting Frodo and destroying the One Ring. ...read more.

He's loyal and honest and persevering and really good friend! Plus he's a good cook and a good gardener. And he got a sweet wife and had a ton of kids and lived happily ever after (not to mention that he eventually got to go to the Undying Lands because he was a Ringbearer). Oh yeah, and he was also elected as the mayor a gazillion times, so he was popular too!
Thank you, I know I'm awesome.

He never gave up, never gave in to fear, rose to every challenge and grew enormously and got Frodo over the line and still remained humble and good hearted.

I love Sam, he's loyal and humble. He never left Frodo's side even when Frodo was acting out and Sam married Rosie and got his happy ending

"There's some good in this world Frodo. And it's worth fighting for."-Samwise Gamgee.

25 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. She was the only child of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, who was the editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a ...read more.

She's really smart and different, making her normal for many people.

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