Top Ten Most Inspiring Fictional Characters

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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.

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.

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

He's stupid, but he got rich.

Inspires lots of people - PeeledBanana

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2 Hermione Granger 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 is really the brains in the entire series. I mean, how many times would Ron and Harry get expelled or killed without her? Hermione helped me feel OK to be smart and don't worry what people say.

"We wouldn't last two days without her. Don't tell Hermione I said that."

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

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4 Goku Goku Son Goku (Born Kakarrot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. His abilities include 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.

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

He's got a cool name

The master

5 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.
6 Captain America Captain America Captain America is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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.

7 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 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.

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

The Girl on Fire is inspiring and she should be number 1. How could Forest Gump get number 1 when katniss saved millions of lives? She deserves to be number 1

Ya'll are dumb not o vote for katniss

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8 Hawkeye Hawkeye

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

9 Rocky Balboa

Dear lord how is homer Simpson more inspiring than rocky

10 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.

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

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The Newcomers

? Sakura Kinomoto Sakura Kinomoto
? Simon (Gurren Lagann) Simon (Gurren Lagann) Simon is a fictional character in the anime series Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

The Contenders

11 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

12 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.

13 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.

14 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

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

15 Samwise Gamgee Samwise Gamgee

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

Even christopher lee (the man who played saruman in the film) has cited sam as an influence.

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16 Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

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.

He inspires me to try to do my best till my last breath

Chase Your Dreams FOREVER!

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17 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.

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

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18 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 created by Hiromu Arakawa.
19 Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop) Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
20 John Marston John Marston

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.

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".

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