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The 15 most successful fictional characters


Fictional characters that combine fantasy and reality

Every year new books, series, films and Co. appear, which take us into their world, inspire us and from which we can even learn something. Then, if they are brought to life by brilliant actors, chances are they will go down in history. But if you look at the past few decades, a few sting out successful, fictional characters with their exciting stories:

1. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

As early as 1886, the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the extremely intelligent and at the same time somewhat anti-social detective Sherlock Holmes and his companion and friend Dr Watson. To this day, his books are among the most popular of all time and the stories about the fictional characters has been told over and over again in numerous films and series. And anyone who thinks of a detective automatically has Holmes in mind. The films and the more recent series "Sherlock" definitely not to be missed.

2. James Bond

First stepped secret agent 007 aka. James Bond in the novels of Ian Fleming. That became even more famous fictional character but only through the countless film adaptations with constantly changing main actors such as Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan or currently Daniel Craig. Even after so many years, people all over the world are still looking forward to a new part and are excited to see who will get the coveted role next. Megastar Billie Eilish even starred as the singer of the theme song in the upcoming film in the series.

3. The superheroes from the Marvel and DC universes

Regardless of whether you ask a child or an adult about a superhero, there is a very high probability that one of the characters from Marvel or DC will be named. Spider-Man, Bat-Man, Thor, Superman, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, there are tons of them fictional comic charactersthat stand for courage, strength, action, superpowers and more. And probably in 100 years they will still be just as well known and successful as they are today.

4. Harry Potter

Author J. K. Rowling has with her Fictional characters and whose magical world created something that has cast a spell over so many people and continues to do so. Again and again Daniel Radcliffe slipped into the role of the wizard student Harry Potter and experienced with his friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) magical adventure.

5. The Game of Thrones cast

The first book in the series, including the hit series "Game of Thrones" based, published George R. R. Martin in 1996. But it would be another 15 years before the incredible story, which takes place in a completely new complex world, in which there are even languages ​​of its own, became world famous. Today everyone has at least heard of fictional characters like Jon Snow, Arya and Sansa Star, Daenery Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and many more. And even some children have been named after them.

6. The popular characters from "Star Wars"

As director and screenwriter George Lucas in 1977 the first "Starwars"Movie was released, he would certainly not have expected how successful the fictional story from another galaxy around Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Co. would be. Above all, the fact that the story is not told chronologically in the films that appear one after the other is what makes it so attractive for many. With every next part you will find out exciting details about the characters.

7. The characters from "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit"

Frodo, Bildo, Gandalf, Legolas or Gollum have already given millions of people unforgettable cinema and film evenings or read nights. Even if you have to give a lot of time for the really long strips and thick books, they pull fictional characters out "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien magically attracts readers and viewers. And that until today.


Everyone loves cartoons: successful animated characters

There are now so many cartoon characters that you can no longer decide which are the best. Fortunately, we don't have to, we can watch the most popular animated series and films over and over again in the cinema, on Netflix or Disney +. Here are a few of the drawn, fictional characters we're particularly fond of:

1. Mickey Mouse

It all began with him in 1928: Mickey Mouse was the first character from Walt Disney, from which a whole empire of fairytale, fictional characters and animals and whose names, as well as that of their creators, will be known forever.

2. The Simpsons

The series has been about the fictional yellow family since 1989 Simpson produced and celebrated worldwide. All sorts of real personalities have made it into the animated series, whose profundity and social criticism can often only be seen at second glance. In addition, the makers said some events in the episodes before, such as the presidency of Trump.

3. The animals from "The Lion King"

Bambi, Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp - animals are definitely one of them most popular and successful fictional characters. At the forefront are the characters from the Disney classic "Lion King". Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumba and Mufasa show us what family, friendship and solidarity mean.

4. The Disney Princesses

As a little girl or boy, everyone has a favorite Disney princess. They are beautiful, smart and strong and serve as role models for many kids. That's why it's so great that more recent princesses in particular are fighters like Merida or get along without a cute prince like Elsa. Either way it is fictional characterswho help shape the childhood of many.


Let's play: Successful, fictional characters from the world of games

While most well-known, fictional characters come from books, films and series, some toys or game characters have made it to great fame and popularity, such as the following four:

1. Barbie

It is probably one of the most legendary and at the same time most controversial toys in the world: the Barbie doll. Hardly any child has or had none in the playroom. However, the false ideal of beauty is also repeatedly criticized that by the fictional woman was created with a supposedly perfect appearance.

2. Super Mario

From the race drive in "Mario Cart" until knocking in "Mario Smash Brothers", with the little one Video game character and his friends Peach, Luigi, Donkey and Co. everything is possible. And even those who do not have their own console and are not the greatest gamers will certainly already have one of the games with them Mario played.

3. Pikachu

The little monster Pikachu Development studio GameFreak was created for the game to the Pokémon. Decades later, in addition to the games, there are also films, series and lots of merchandise related to it fictional, yellow game characterwhose appearance was inspired by Japanese rice cake.

4. Hello Kitty

Last but not least, the little cat follows Hello Kitty, of which everything can be bought today. It was designed in 1974 based on the lucky Japanese stubby-tailed cat. In the description of the fictional character says, among other things, that she was born in London, likes apple pie and collects small, sweet things.