Top Ten Most Inspiring Fictional Characters

Fazrin

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.

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

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.

Inspires lots of people - PeeledBanana

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

V 6 Comments
2 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

Yeah she is COOL

She has her own opinion of everything. She doesn't like racism, sexism, and is a great role leader for many people.

She should be number 1! Hermione is vital in the Harry Potter series. Harry and Ron would just stumble around school achieving nothing at all if it were not for her!

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.

V 14 Comments
3 Katniss Everdeen 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.

She found her fire and is helping me find mine she never gave until the very end and at least tried to keep strong

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.

I'm glad she is in the top ten although I am disappointed that Peeta is not. - thalia_thatsme

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!. - Catnip

V 14 Comments
4 Vito Scaletta 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.

He just wants to make a lot of cash but also has principles.

Vito got out of jail by beating the crud out of other prisoners.

V 3 Comments
5 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.

To alcohol; the cause and solution to all problems.

Go watch the Simpsons Movie. You can't tell me this stupid drunkard isn't inspirational?

He was so fat that I had to vote

Homer is the best

V 2 Comments
6 John Marston John Marston John Marston is a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.

He has taken on numerous predators and outlaws. He was more of a hunter than Katniss ever will be. Katniss wished she could hunt grizzly bears.

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.

Outlaw turned vigilante who helps the uber cool Marshall Leigh Johnson and his funny deputies clamp down on outlaws like Walton's gang and the Bollard Twins' gang.

In what way is some geek like Hermione more inspiring than John Marston an old school redneck cowboy who don't take crap from grave robbers, charlatans and tyrants.

V 8 Comments
7 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 ...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.

8 Sean Devlin Sean Devlin
9 Hawkeye 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.

AKA S.H.I.E.L. D agent Clint Barton - jezza0

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

Potrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Jeremy Renner

10 Cole Phelps Cole Phelps

The Newcomers

? Lara Antipova Lara Antipova
? Rose DeWitt Bukater Rose DeWitt Bukater

The Contenders

11 Wolverine 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.

Wolverine is AWESOME!

12 Beatrice Prior Beatrice Prior

She was an amazing character who went to all lengths to try and protect her people and fight for the right thing

She is the true mixture of courage, intelligence and selflessness
She is truly DIVERGENT!

She is so fearless and inredible and INCREDIBLY HOOTT.

13 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. ...read more.

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

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.

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

He's got a cool name

V 1 Comment
14 Rocky Balboa 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.

ROCKY!

Dear lord how is homer Simpson more inspiring than rocky

15 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 ...read more.

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

He taught me that beating up criminals is cool and right

COME ON HE IS BATMAN!

Come on he should be the no. 1

V 1 Comment
16 Ella (Cinderella 2015)

Have Courage and Be Kind

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

17 Emma Frost Emma Frost Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men . The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980), and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne . Emma Frost, ...read more.
18 Molly Weasley 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.

19 Joe Barbaro
20 Link 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.

21 Nathan Drake Nathan Drake

Best. VIdeoGame. Character. EVER

Amazing

22 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 ...read more.

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

23 Samwise Gamgee 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 - brookeloveslotr

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

V 1 Comment
24 Max Payne
25 Kitty Pryde Kitty Pryde Katherine Anne "Kitty" Pryde is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.
26 Peeta Mellark

Peeta should be higher on this list. - thalia_thatsme

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

Why peeta he sucks fatness is the obvious one she is way better she is so inspirational the only reason peeta is on here is because he is a dude but if U watch the hunger games or read it it has an extremely strong background message about the empowerment of women

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

V 1 Comment
27 Trevor Phillips 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.

28 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch, the only child and daughter of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a rook-like house near the village of Ottery St Catchpole ...read more.

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

29 Atticus Finch Atticus Finch Atticus Finch is a fictional character in author Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird.

He is one of the leading protagonists in the book and movie "To Kill a Mockingbird. " He inspires others to stand up against inequality, injustice and stand up for others even if they will not succeed or suffer the consequences of their actions.

Stands resolute for justice and stands alone if necessary. A great inspiration.

Yes I'm reading this book and I love him - MoldySock

30 Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) 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.
31 Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto saved my life.

There are many fictional and non-fictional characters who may inspire you, but when it comes to life lessons, Uzumaki Naruto is the one for me...

I'm honestly extremely thankful for this show. Naruto is the most inspirational character that I've had the liberty of learning from. His story is life changing, cunning and brilliant.

This guy inspires me to try my hardest at everything, and to always have a good attitude.

V 3 Comments
32 Tony Stark

Tony S should be 3

33 Maximum Ride

She was incredible. She was created in a lab and raised in a dog crate for the first 10 year of her life, helping 5 other kids to get through the torture they were put through. She raised those kids for years after they escaped, from the age of 15. She was hunted down by artificial werewolves (heavily armed werewolves, actually), various robotic/cyborg creatures, mad scientists, and more. She survived the apocalypse! Everyone she met seemed to want her dead. And yet? She still wanted to save the world. She held on, and came back for more. Who could be more inspiring?

34 Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop) Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
35 Alice Kingsleigh Alice Kingsleigh

A role model to many, she stands up what what she thinks is right and makes her own path in life. Plus for the guys, Mia Wasikowska (the lady who plays Alice) is smoking' hot.

36 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.

Not as good as shadow, but close enough.

I LOVED SONIC SINCE I WAS 7 AND HE IS STILL THE BEST
HE HAS INCREDIBLE FORMS AND AT HIS BASE HE CAN RUN 768 MPH
I WILL HAVE HIM ALWAYS AT number 1

He's so funny and fearless

Sonic is a big inspiration to everybody. His shoes were a concept envolved
From a design inspired by Michael Jackson's boots, the red scheme color based on Santa Claus, His personality is inspired by future president Bill
Clinton's "Get it done" attitude.

37 The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor is the title character and protagonist in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
38 Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life) Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life) Rocko is the eponymous fictional character of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.

He is just downright adorable and part of the show's personal appeal comes from seeing him and other characters struggle through their dramatized daily lives and realizing that it is indeed a satire of real American life.

39 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.

40 Kim Possible Kim Possible Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible is a fictional character who appears in the animated television series Kim Possible, voiced by American actress Christy Carlson Romano.
41 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 never flinched from doing what was needed even to the point of offering his life up for those he loved.

Despite a horrible upbringing and many bad things happening to him he never embraced evil or lost his capacity to love and care about people.

42 Percy Jackson Percy Jackson Perseus "Percy" Jackson is a fictional character, the title character and narrator of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.

He's the most loyal person I've ever seen, he's willing to sacrifice himself to save people he's never even met and has courage that no other person can meet. He's a real role model and never fails to save the day no matter how many evils and hardships are thrown his way, and no matter how tired and exhausted and heart broken he's feeling. He (in my opinion, you don't need to agree) surpasses Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Beatrice Prior (sorry guys I love you but Percy is just) in everything and anything.

43 L (Death Note) L (Death Note) L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Come on! He is the world's greatest detective! Who WOULD'NT find him inspiring?

44 Stewie Griffin Stewie Griffin Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.
45 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. ...read more.

The first and arguably the best and most inspirational superhero ever created. Teaches people to be strong and do the right thing even if the odds are against you.

How are murderers and mafia guys in any way more inspiring than the Man of Tomorrow?

46 Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character and the protagonist of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.

Best character

His dedication to his dreams & friends is what you just don't see enough

47 Ezio Auditore da Firenze Ezio Auditore da Firenze
48 Jay Gatsby
49 Tadashi Hamada Tadashi Hamada Tadashi Hamada is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 54th animated feature, Big Hero 6. The film is inspired by a Marvel comic book of the same name.

He's so awesome! - LarkwingFlight

50 Heathcliff

He so just needed a genuine friend.

PSearch List

Related Lists

Most Inspiring Disney TV Characters Most Inspiring Children Top Ten Most Inspiring Stephen Hawking Quotes Top Ten Most Inspiring Macklemore Songs Most Inspiring Disney and Nick Theme Songs

List Stats

1,000 votes
168 listings
6 years, 163 days old

Top Remixes (10)

1. Katniss Everdeen
2. John Marston
3. Vito Scaletta
Catnip
1. Sean Devlin
2. Vito Scaletta
3. Cole Phelps
jezza0
1. Vito Scaletta
2. Sean Devlin
3. John Marston
Dale

WRemix
View All 10

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P