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Superman
1

Superman

(1933)
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as its associated media. The Superman character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students li...
6.2
6.2
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Walter White
2

Walter White

(2008)
Walter Hartwell White (also known by his clandestine alias Heisenberg) is a fictional character. The main protagonist, and anti-hero, in the American television drama series Breaking Bad on AMC. He was created by series creator Vi...
8.9
8.9
from 21 votes
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Batman
3

Batman

(1939)
Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics...
7.1
7.1
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Spider-Man
4

Spider-Man

(1962)
Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (Aug. 1962). Lee a...
8.1
8.1
from 13 votes
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Chewbacca
5

Chewbacca

(1977)
Chewbacca, nicknamed "Chewie", is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He is a Wookiee, a tall, hirsute biped and intelligent species from the planet Kashyyyk. Chewbacca is the loyal friend and associate of Han Solo,...
8.9
8.9
from 11 votes
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R2-D2
6

R2-D2

(197)
R2-D2 is a robot character in the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. An astromech droid (referred to in the novel as a 'thermocapsulary dehousing assister'), R2-D2 is a major character in all Star Wars films, and is also...
9
9
from 11 votes
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Darth Vader
7

Darth Vader

(1977)
Darth Vader, also known as Anakin Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. Vader appears in the original trilogy as a pivotal figure, and his past as Anakin Skywalker is central to the prequel trilogy. The ch...
8.7
8.7
from 11 votes
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Princess Leia
8

Princess Leia

(1977)
Princess Leia Organa is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher. Introduced in the 1977 film Star Wars, Leia is princess of the planet Alderaan, a member of the Imperial Senate and an...
7.9
7.9
from 10 votes
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Luke Skywalker
9

Luke Skywalker

(1977)
Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy and as a minor character in the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas. The character, portrayed...
8.4
8.4
from 10 votes
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Boba Fett
10

Boba Fett

(1978)
Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. A recurring antagonist in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader. He also made a cameo appearance in the digitally r...
8.2
8.2
from 9 votes
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
11

Obi-Wan Kenobi

(1977)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (later known as Ben Kenobi) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor. In the original trilogy, he is a mentor to the protagonist Luke Skywalker to whom he teaches...
9.8
9.8
from 8 votes
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Palpatine
12

Palpatine

(1980)
Sheev Palpatine (also known as Senator Palpatine, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Emperor Palpatine, Darth Sidious, or simply The Emperor) is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the Star Wars universe, primarily portray...
8.9
8.9
from 8 votes
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Harry Potter
13

Harry Potter

(1997)
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. Thus, he...
7.9
7.9
from 8 votes
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L
14

L

(2003)
L Lawliet (Japanese: エル・ローライト Eru Rōraito), exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. He is an eccentric genius and international privat...
9.1
9.1
from 7 votes
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Darth Maul
15

Darth Maul

(1999)
Darth Maul is a fictional character in the science fiction franchise Star Wars. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. He is one of the antagonist...
8
8
from 7 votes
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Jar Jar Binks
16

Jar Jar Binks

(1999)
Jar Jar Binks is a fictional character from the Star Wars saga created by George Lucas. A major character in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, he also has a smaller role in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and a...
4.7
4.7
from 7 votes
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Han Solo
17

Han Solo

(1977)
Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Emp...
9.6
9.6
from 7 votes
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Ryuk
18

Ryuk

(2003)
Ryuk (Japanese: リューク Ryūku) is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. He is a bored Shinigami that drops a Death Note, a notebook that allows you to kill anyone simply by k...
9.3
9.3
from 6 votes
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Gandalf
19

Gandalf

(1937)
Gandalf is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He is a wizard, member of the Istari order, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and t...
9.8
9.8
from 6 votes
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Albus Dumbledore
20

Albus Dumbledore

(1997)
Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As part of his backstory, it is reve...
9.2
9.2
from 6 votes
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Finn
21

Finn

(2015)
Finn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by John Boyega. He is a redeemed First Order stormtrooper. Boyega said that he learned he obtained the part "over a nice breakfast in Mayfair" where J. J. Abrams told...
7
7
from 6 votes
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Yoda
22

Yoda

(1980)
Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1981 film The Empire Strikes Back. In the original films, he trains Luke Skywalker to fight against the wild Galactic Empire...
9.5
9.5
from 6 votes
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The Fourth Doctor
23

The Fourth Doctor

The Fourth Doctor is a fictional character portrayed by Tom Baker in the TV series "Doctor Who" between 1974 and 1981. He is the longuest-running Doctor at the time of writing.
9.3
9.3
from 6 votes
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John Wick
24

John Wick

(2014)
Jonathan "John" Wick is a fictional character from the movie series John Wick, portrayed by Keanu Reeves. Wick is an ex-hitman who due to unfortunate circumstances, returns to the underworld he intended to leave behind...
8.4
8.4
from 5 votes
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Qui-Gon Jinn
25

Qui-Gon Jinn

(1999)
Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Liam Neeson in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace...
8.8
8.8
from 5 votes
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Light Yagami
26

Light Yagami

(2003)
Light Yagami (Japanese: 夜神 月 Yagami Raito) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. He is a bored young genius who finds the Death Note dropped by the...
8.5
8.5
from 4 votes
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Rey
27

Rey

(2015)
Rey is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Daisy Ridley. She is a scavenger on the desert planet Jakku who discovers that she is very Force-sensitive. Ridley said: "She's completely self-sufficient and does...
7.8
7.8
from 4 votes
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C-3PO
28

C-3PO

(1977)
C-3PO is a humanoid robot character from the Star Wars universe who appears in the original Star Wars films, the prequel trilogy and the sequel trilogy. He was also a major character in the ABC television show Droids, and appears...
8.5
8.5
from 4 votes
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The Eighth Doctor
29

The Eighth Doctor

The Eighth Doctor is a fictional character portrayed by Paul McGann in the 1996 film "Doctor Who".
8.5
8.5
from 4 votes
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The First Doctor
30

The First Doctor

The First Doctor is a fictional character portrayed by William Hartnell in the TV series "Doctor Who" between 1963 and 1966.
8.5
8.5
from 4 votes
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Kakashi Hatake
31

Kakashi Hatake

(2000)
Kakashi Hatake (はたけ カカシ Hatake Kakashi) is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. Kishimoto originally planned to introduce Kakashi in the manga to the series' titular character, N...
9.3
9.3
from 3 votes
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Sakura Haruno
32

Sakura Haruno

(2000)
Sakura Haruno (春野 サクラ Haruno Sakura) is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. In the anime and manga, Sakura is a kunoichi affiliated with the village of Konohagakure, and part of...
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8
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Eren Yeager
33

Eren Yeager

(2009)
Eren Yeager (エレン・イェーガー Eren Yēgā), spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama. Eren is a teenager who swears revenge on...
9.3
9.3
from 3 votes
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Tifa Lockhart
34

Tifa Lockhart

(1997)
Tifa Lockhart (Japanese: ティファ・ロックハート Tifa Rokkuhāto) is a fictional character in Square's (now Square Enix) role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII. Created and designed by Tetsuya Nomura, she has since appeared in the fighting...
7.7
7.7
from 3 votes
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Cloud Strife
35

Cloud Strife

(1997)
Cloud Strife (Japanese: クラウド・ストライフ Kuraudo Sutoraifu) is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Square's (now Square Enix's) role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII and several of its sequels and spin-offs. He was ori...
9.3
9.3
from 3 votes
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The Fifth Doctor
36

The Fifth Doctor

The Fifth Doctor is a fictional character portrayed by Peter Davison in the TV series "Doctor Who" between 1981 and 1984.
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9
from 3 votes
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Armin Arlert
37

Armin Arlert

(2012)
Armin Arlert (Armin Arlelt in the english dub) is a fictional character in the Attack on Titan franchise. He is Eren Yeager's childhood friend who joins him in the Scouts. He has an inferiority complex, believing he barely passed...
8.5
8.5
from 2 votes
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Mikasa Ackerman
38

Mikasa Ackerman

(2012)
Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the Attack on Titan franchise. She is Eren Yeager's adopted sister. She is a quiet and withdrawn girl and maintains a stoic expression, except when Eren is in danger. When Mikasa's paren...
10
10
from 2 votes
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Sasuke Uchiha
39

Sasuke Uchiha

(2000)
Sasuke Uchiha (うちは サスケ Uchiha Sasuke) is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. Sasuke is one of the several surviving members of the Uchiha clan, an infamous and powerful ex...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Lord Voldemort
40

Lord Voldemort

(1997)
Lord Voldemort (born Tom Marvolo Riddle) is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997. In the series, Voldemort i...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Vegeta
41

Vegeta

(1988)
Vegeta (Japanese: ベジータ Bejīta) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Vegeta first appears as a major antagonist in chapter #204 Goodbye Son Goku (さようなら孫悟空 Sayōnara Son Gokū), published...
10
10
from 2 votes
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Goku
42

Goku

(1984)
Son Goku (Japanese: 孫 悟空) is a fictional superhero and the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. He is based on Sun Wukong, a main character in the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West...
10
10
from 2 votes
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Sephiroth
43

Sephiroth

(1997)
Sephiroth (Japanese: セフィロス Sefirosu) is a fictional character in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square (now Square Enix), where he is the main antagonist. Character designer Tetsuya Nomura conceived and...
9
9
from 2 votes
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Thane Krios
44

Thane Krios

(2010)
Thane Krios is a fictional character first seen in Mass Effect 2. He is 39-year-old drell assassin who is dying of a disease known as Kepral's Syndrome, exclusive to drell. He is encountered on the asari-dominated world of Ilium...
8.5
8.5
from 2 votes
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Liara T'Soni
45

Liara T'Soni

(2007)
Dr. Liara T'Soni is a fictional character in BioWare's Mass Effect franchise, who serves as a main party member (or "squadmate") in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 3. Liara is voiced by Ali Hillis in the video games and voiced by Jami...
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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The Sixth Doctor
46

The Sixth Doctor

The Sixth Doctor is a fictional character portrayed by Colin Baker in the TV series "Doctor Who" between 1984 and 1986.
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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The Third Doctor
47

The Third Doctor

The Third Doctor is a fictional character portrayed by Jon Pertwee in the TV series "Doctor Who" between 1969 and 1974.
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8
from 2 votes
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The Second Doctor
48

The Second Doctor

The Second Doctor is a fictional character portrayed by Patrick Troughton in the TV series "Doctor Who" between 1966 and 1969.
7.5
7.5
from 2 votes
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Lucy
49

Lucy

(2002)
Lucy (ルーシー Rūshi) is a fictional character in the Elfen Lied manga and anime series. She is a diclonius girl, a mutant human sub-species. She is assumed to be fifteen but never explicitly stated (eighteen in the anime), and the ce...
7
7
from 1 vote
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Deadpool
50

Deadpool

(1991)
Deadpool (real name Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist/writer Rob Liefeld, the character first appeared in The New...
8
8
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