Most Overrated Fictional Characters of All Time

Some characters in fiction get way more attention than they deserve while more interesting characters are ignored. Who do you think is the most overrated fictional character of all time? (Note: This is not a list for characters you hate. A character could be an interesting an engaging character and still be overrated by the public or the franchise's fandom. )

The Top Ten

1 Superman (DC Comics) Superman (DC Comics) 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.The ...read more.

One of the most boring characters - ikerevievs

2 Batman (Batman Comics) Batman (Batman Comics) 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 Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, ...read more.

He's a piece of trash he's the most overrated piece of garbage in history

He's the most overrated character in existence and damn is his backstory the most boring cliche garbage I've ever read.

3 SpongeBob (SpongeBob SquarePants)

Perfectly fine for anyone 10 years old or younger.

4 Elsa (Frozen) Elsa (Frozen) Queen Elsa of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

Easily one of the worst characters ever made all of the crap called frozen is overrated - ikerevievs

5 Kirito (Sword Art Online) Kirito (Sword Art Online) Kazuto Kirigaya is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.
6 Goku (Dragon Ball) Goku (Dragon Ball) Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He had 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.
7 Saitama (One Punch Man) Saitama (One Punch Man) Saitama is the main protagonist of the webcomic and anime series One Punch Man, who could easily destroy a continent with one punch. He is bored with his extreme power. He is registered with the Heroes Association as a C-Class Superhero and is tasked to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings.
8 Sans (Undertale) Sans (Undertale) Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult ...read more.
9 Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls) Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls) Bill Cipher is a triangular dream demon formerly existent only in the mindscape who wished to gain access to the real world. He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon since being summoned by Stanford Pines over thirty years ago. He is known for his mysterious demeanor and sadistic humor. He ...read more.
10 Harley Quinn (DC Comics) Harley Quinn (DC Comics) Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.

I don't know why Harley Quinn's that popular A lot of fans say shes better than both Batman & The Joker - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

The Newcomers

? Lillie (Pokemon) Lillie (Pokemon) Lillie is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. She serves as one of the player character's allies and traveling companions during the course of the game.
? Gordon Freeman (Half Life) Gordon Freeman (Half Life) Dr. Gordon Freeman is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Half-Life video game series, created by Gabe Newell and designed by Newell and Marc Laidlaw of Valve Corporation.

The Contenders

11 Ridley (Metroid) Ridley (Metroid)

Overrated due to SSB fanboys who want him as a newcomer in the next game - PerfectImpulseX

12 Shrek (Shrek) 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.
13 Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) Sonic (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.
14 Anna (Frozen) Anna (Frozen) Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

Great, just what we need, another obnoxious, insufferable character….

15 Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated ...read more.
16 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Series) Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Series) 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.

Metal Sonic 2X Better than him anyway - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

17 Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)
18 Olaf (Frozen) Olaf (Frozen) Olaf the Snowman is a character from the 2013 animated film Frozen, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. V 1 Comment
19 Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony Friendship is Magic) Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony Friendship is Magic) Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony from the popular 2010 kid's show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She represents the element of loyalty is one of most well known characters of the show. She may be a little mean sometimes but she still does what is best for her friends .
20 Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games) 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.
21 Mickey Mouse (Disney)
22 Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
23 Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
24 Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Extremely overrated even on the show

25 Peridot (Steven Universe) Peridot (Steven Universe) Peridot is from the show Steven Universe created by Rebecca Sugar. The show airs on Cartoon Network and has grown in popularity over the years. The character Peridot is an alien gem from a planet called Homeworld, Peridot is introduced in the episode "Marble Madness," when Steven and the Crystal Gems ...read more.
26 Randy Marsh (South Park) Randy Marsh (South Park)
27 Geno (Super Mario RPG)
28 Bendy (Bendy and The Ink Machine) Bendy (Bendy and The Ink Machine)
29 Broly (Dragon Ball) Broly (Dragon Ball)
30 James Bond (James Bond Franchise) James Bond (James Bond Franchise) Royal Navy Commander James Bond is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.
31 GIR (Invader Zim) GIR (Invader Zim)
32 Severus Snape (Harry Potter) Severus Snape (Harry Potter) Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of great complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish.
33 Chara (Undertale) Chara (Undertale) Chara is a character in the game Undertale by Toby "Radiation" Fox who is one of the seven people to fall to the Underground prior to the fall of the player character. His name can be changed by the player and will be assumed as the player character, until the Pacifist Route when Asriel asks for the ...read more.
34 Eleven (Stranger Things)
35 Mewtwo (Pokémon) Mewtwo (Pokémon) Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.
36 Freddy Fazbear (Five Nights at Freddy's) Freddy Fazbear (Five Nights at Freddy's) Freddy Fazbear (originally known as Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.
37 Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
38 Judy Hopps (Zootopia) Judy Hopps (Zootopia)
39 Mario (Super Mario Bros.) Mario (Super Mario Bros.) 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.
40 Hank Hill (King of the Hill) Hank Hill (King of the Hill) Hank Rutherford Hill is a fictional character and the main protagonist on the animated television series King of the Hill.
41 James T. Kirk (Star Trek)
42 Sue (Cave Story)
43 Luigi (Super Mario Bros.)

Thanks, Danteem, for making him overrated.

44 Mettaton (Undertale) Mettaton (Undertale) Mettaton is a character in the popular 2015 RPG game, Undertale. He is a robot with a soul built by Dr. Alphys, and is the sole television star of the underground. Mettaton is a popular character in the fanbase. His notable features include his legs, and his catchphrase "OH YESSSS!"

Overrated but Sans is way more overrated. - Swellow

45 Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. ...read more.
46 Kefka (Final Fantasy)
47 Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog) Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
48 Rosalina (Super Mario Bros.) Rosalina (Super Mario Bros.) Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010 . Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games ...read more.
49 Harry Potter (Harry Potter Series) Harry Potter (Harry Potter Series) 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.
50 Edward Cullen (Twilight)
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