It is almost impossible to decide when trying to determine who are the most famous fictional characters of all time. Hundreds of unforgettable fictional characters have become iconic, and favourites will forever be subjective. Rather than making a list, or a ranking, here are some of the most iconic fictional characters of all time from all walks of life, be it cartoon, comic, movie, or series. See if you can find your favourite on this list and learn something new about them that you might not have discovered before.
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1. Atticus Finch
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has had the privilege of being one of the most widely read literary pieces around the world, thanks to many students having to study it for set work in various grades in high school.
Although most of us studied it if you are anything like me, you ignored the set work, so here’s a brief overview.
Atticus Finch is a lawyer who defends and stands up for the rights of a Black man, Tom Robinson, who stands accused of raping a white girl in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. I know we are getting off to a heavy start.
While the book itself is racially charged, it tells a story of standing up for what is right despite what society might be saying about a particular minority group, whether racial, gender-based, or religious.
Although his efforts were able to prove that Tom was innocent, his work went in vain as he was still found guilty. No matter what others said, Atticus stuck to his guns and did everything he could for what was right, and worked to prove that Tom was innocent, despite society’s prejudice against him.
With the craze around the upcoming Barbie move, it should be no surprise that Barbie is and has remained, one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time.
Her case is a rare one, starting out as a toy first, created by Mattel in the 1950s, and despite people doubting that she would ever become a success (because “what child wants to play with a toy that is an adult?”), she did and created an empire. There is a version of Barbie for almost everything, depicting her many career exploits like being a designer, a horse rider, an astronaut, a doctor, and hundreds of others.
Having sold over a billion dolls since her creation, Barbie is one of Mattel’s most profitable lines on offer, and her popularity has only exploded further with her inclusion in media like animated movies, books, comics, and more.
Starting with Barbie in The Nutcracker in 2001, the iconic fictional character has been seen in over 30 animated movies and series like Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse. The 2023 movie is the first live-action representation of the character, bringing the iconic toy many of us played with in our childhood into the adult world with a healthy dose of nostalgia.
Fans can also participate in Barbie’s adventures with countless games like Barbie Super Sports, Barbie Pet Rescue, Secret Agent Barbie, Barbie Riding Club and many more.
Barbie became an iconic fictional character, not just because she is beautiful, but because she quickly showed children that their kindness or dreams don’t need to be limited.
The infamous protector of Gotham City was first created in 1939 as part of Detective Comics #27. Few know this, but Detective Comics is where DC Comics gets its name from, as the company was initially known as National Allied Publications (it has a different ring).
The iconic dark superhero Batman was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. It quickly became one of the most well-known comic characters and superheroes worldwide, still in the public eye.
Bruce Wayne requires almost no introduction at this point, after having his backstory explored so many times through different media like video games, board games, movies and series (both live-action and animated), and of course, his origin media, comic books.
Batman was orphaned when his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne, were killed in a mugging right before his eyes. His story blossomed from there as he used his money and influence to become a playboy by day as a cover for his nightly vigilantism.
With an extreme sense of justice and wanting to protect his city from the scum and the crime that it found itself embroiled in, Gotham’s Caped Crusader has met countless superheroes throughout his journey. His story brought about the family of supporting characters we have come to know and love, like Robin, Batgirl, Alfred, and Catwoman, as well as many of the enemies he has faced throughout the decades.
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4. Betty Boop
Created by Max Fleischer and first appearing in the Talkatoon series published by Fleischer Studios, Betty Boop has been around since 1930. Her first appearance in the Talkatoon series was in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes, the seventh instalment.
Betty Boop’s appearance has been the subject of a ton of conjecture, with some calling her a sex symbol and others thinking that she is just adorable, with a cartoonish-sized head and wide doe eyes. Her appearance was initially inspired by a Jazz Age flapper, a caricature of the singer Helen Kane, and an “anthropomorphic French poodle” However, because of the Hays Code, her revealing appearance was toned down for the media.
Her original name was Nancy Lee, and sometimes Nan McGrew, derived from the Helen Kane film Dangerous Nan McGrew (also 1930). Throughout the 1930s, Betty Boop was considered “The Queen of the Animated Screen”, a title that might have been lost to the ages. Still, the character has always retained her place in the limelight.
5. Bilbo Baggins
Regarding the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, nearly every character he created was one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time. Still, for the purposes of this list, I had to pick some favourites.
Bilbo Baggins is notable for being the main character of The Hobbit (1937), a young hobbit at the time who was called by Gandalf to help Thorin and his intrepid band of dwarven adventurers in their quest to reclaim their ancestral home from the terrifying and formidable dragon, Smaug.
On the journey, Bilbo gets a taste of adventure and finds The Ring for the first time, which instantly sinks its teeth into him. Despite exerting its power over Bilbo, he is the first ring bearer to give up the ring willingly and hand it over to Frodo for his journey to destroy the ring in The Lord of the Rings adventure.
The English actor Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert was the first to expertly bring Bilbo Baggins to life in the 2001 movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and reprising his role for the rest of the film series, followed by Martin Freeman in The Hobbit film series starting in 2012.
While The Lord of the Rings and the world of J.R.R. Tolkien have spawned many movies, video games, and other forms of media, the book remains king. Bilbo Baggins remains one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time.
6. Bugs Bunny
A prominent member of the Looney Tunes collection, Bugs Bunny first originated in the late 1930s. His flippant personality and anthropomorphic grey and white hair glance became popular, along with his iconic phrase, “Eh…What’s up, doc?”
Created through Warner Bros. Cartoons, he appeared in the beloved Looney Tunes as well as animated series like Merrie Melodies; Bugs didn’t exist as a named character until after 1940, and the character’s creation is accredited to Bob Givens, Chuck Jones and Robert McKimson.
Thanks to his quirky personality, the popularity of the character rose. Bugs quickly became a cultural icon and was even Warner Bros.’s official mascot for a moment. Most of his appearances in media were considered “guest” or short appearances. Still, he is so well-known worldwide and considered so iconic that he has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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7. Captain America
Of course, it would only be a list of the most iconic fictional characters of all time, including one of the many unique heroes from Marvel Comics throughout the decades.
Captain America first debuted in 1940 in Captain America Comics #1 by the corporate predecessor to Marvel Comics at the time, Timely Comics. Steve Rogers was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, and his story is “The American Dream” (or one of them), going from being a thin young soldier to being the perfect human super-soldier.
Steve Rogers, a regular American man, joined the United States Army during the events of World War II and quickly proved his character as a moral and good man. Because of this, he was chosen to undergo an experiment where he was injected with “super-soldier serum” and became the hero that we know and love him to be.
After facing Red Skull, he was frozen in ice, but luckily that didn’t harm him, just left him in a suspended animation state, and once he was thawed, he went on to form the Avengers, and continue to protect the world, not just America, from any threats that sought to harm it.
Steve Rogers first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011, played by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger. Although the mantle might have been passed on recently, no one can imagine anyone. Still, Chris Evans brings the iconic character to life. Still, the character lives on in many forms, like the comics, movies, animations, and video games we enjoy.
8. Captain Jack Sparrow
Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time, known for accomplishing ridiculous feats while acting a little dumb and usually a little tipsy on rum. The character either has incredibly great luck or terrible luck. Still, either way, we get to follow his fantastic adventures as one of the main characters of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series.
Like Barbie, the film started as something other than a book or a concept. Still, it started as a Walt Disney theme park ride which opened at Disneyland in 1967 and was one of the last Disneyland attractions personally overseen by Walt Disney himself. While the ride might not have been directly based on any works, it was based on general pirate legends, sea-faring folklore and novels by Emilio Salgari.
Portrayed by Johnny Depp throughout his time on screen, Captain Jack Sparrow is one of the nine pirate lords of the Brethren Court. He often flees from dangerous situations, only taking them on when necessary.
Something that not many people know about him is that he was never intended to be the movie’s main character. Still, the character somehow wormed his way into the plot like he did into all of our hearts.
9. Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown, the principal character of Peanuts, was first mentioned in 1948, whereafter he waited two years to make his debut. For those that might not have been around at the time (like me), Peanuts was a comic strip that quickly became a part of the Sunday newspaper in countries worldwide and was loved by most.
Thanks to his incredibly relatable demeanour, little Charlie Brown quickly made a name for himself as an iconic fictional character. He was just a little boy who was sometimes nervous, a little pessimistic, and sometimes optimistic.
His endearing attitude towards life and the way that he sometimes goes through situations that could have been easily avoided, and sometimes just bad luck, he was created by Charles M. Schulz to be a relatable little kid dealing with life and the human experience.
While he might not be heroic, he and his trusty best friend Snoopy are some of the most recognisable comic characters worldwide and has survived as one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time.
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10. Darth Vader
Like many of the characters on this list, this Star Wars character needs almost no introduction. It’s not often that the main antagonist of a franchise becomes one of the most iconic fictional characters in the franchise and of all time. Still, with Darth Vader, it was practically unavoidable.
George Lucas created the Star Wars Universe, and fans were first introduced to Darth Vader as the terrifying antagonist and the ruler of the Imperial Forces in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977). Darth Vader remained the leader of the Imperial Forces and a menacing threat until his true identity as Anakin Skywalker was revealed.
While it might have been released in a bit of a topsy-turvy order, the Prequel Trilogy, starting with Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), was when Anakin Skywalker was first introduced as a brilliant and adventurous little boy who was gifted with the ability to manipulate the force.
The following movies in the Prequel Trilogy told the story of his corruption and how he would go on to become one of the most prominent antagonists of the films, turning to the Dark Side and going from the handsome and enigmatic Anakin to the Dark Lord, Darth Vader.
Like many of the fantastic franchises on this list, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is complex because there are many unique characters to choose from. While you might have been expecting to see characters like the main three, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ronald Weasley, let’s focus a little on a character who often doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was first introduced in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series, starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997. He is depicted as a wise old man, knowing far more than he should, and is a mighty wizard.
After schooling at Hogwarts in his youth, Dumbledore became the school’s headmaster and plays a vital role in Harry Potter’s story as a protector, mentor and friend. After giving Harry and the gang hints and help throughout the series (both the books and the movie series), Dumbledore solidified himself as an integral part of the story and quickly became one of the most iconic fictional characters ever.
Many incredible actors have taken their turn in playing the wacky character that is Professor Albus Dumbledore, including both Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the Harry Potter film series and Jude Law and Toby Regbo in the Fantastic Beasts film series.
12. Elizabeth Bennet
Few people don’t know the prolific female writer of the 1800s, Jane Austen. One of her most loved novels, Pride and Prejudice, features the female protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, often nicknamed Eliza or Lizzy by her closest family and friends.
Elizabeth is a rare breed of woman, born when society and family recommend that women marry for convenience and to ensure that they have an economically secure future, but Elizabeth has something else in mind. Instead of bending to the whims of society, she wishes to marry for love.
When her father dies, she or her four sisters will not inherit his magnificent estate. Still, it will go to the nearest male relative, pushing Mrs Bennet to implore her daughters to marry for financial gain.
Eventually, everyone gets what they want as Elizabeth Bennet eventually falls in love with Mr Darcy, a wealthy young gentleman with more than enough income to sustain her.
Elizabeth Bennet has been brought to life by many actresses over the years, including Greer Garson in the 1940 film version of the book, Celia Bannerman in the 1967 version, Elizabeth Garvie in the 1980 version, Jennifer Ehle in the 1995 version, Kiera Knightley in the 2005 version, and Lily James in the 2016 version Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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Yet another iconic character from the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit saga and The Lord of the Rings series, Gandalf, is a name and a character that many love. Commonly known as Gandalf The Grey (and later Gandalf The White), he is a powerful wizard of the Istari Order and one of the few wizards who find themselves a part of Middle Earth.
Gandalf is part of the Maia race of Middle Earth. This supernatural and angelic group has been a part of Middle Earth since the beginning of time and came from Valinor. Known for being semi-divine beings, his people often embark on harrowing quests against the evil that threatens to tip the balance of the world. This would explain his foothold in the fight against the Dark Lord Sauron.
Few know just how old Gandalf truly is, as he has at least been around since the Third Age when he received one of the rings of power from Círdan. He is known as the final bearer of the Ring of Fire, also known as the Red Ring or Narya. The ring, and his occupation as a wizard, are why he has been around for as long as he has because it grants him “resistance to the weariness of time.”
Gandalf is seen as the leader of the Fellowship of the Ring, as he encourages those around him with his wisdom and the persuasive power of his ring of power. He is also a protector of Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins on their journeys throughout The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
14. James Bond
The story of the iconic James Bond, or Agent 007, started in 1953 with the James Bond series written by Ian Fleming. The phenomenon of this fantastic fictional character was so great and loved around the world that Fleming’s own 12 novels and two short stories simply weren’t enough. He was picked up by eight other authors after the original author’s passing.
With countless novels telling his stories of saving the world, breaking hearts, and every escapade imaginable, it was no surprise when the series was adapted for TV, radio, comic strips, films and even video games.
Many actors have tried their hand at the role, starting with Sean Connery in 1962 and ending with the most recent Bond movie starring Daniel Craig in 2021.
Commander James Bond (did you know he had that title? Because I didn’t) is a Secret Service agent in London. Still, his missions have seen him travel worldwide to save the day, often dealing with betrayals and espionage. His Commander title comes from his time in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Bond is always depicted as a handsome character who enjoys his drink, cigarettes, and the ladies, and even sometimes passes the time with substance use and the enjoyment of fast cars. His story has been told and retold by countless authors. Still, his character stays the same, admired as one of the most iconic fictional characters ever.
15. Jane Eyre
At this point, everyone knew who the Brontë sisters were, but in 1847, when Jane Eyre: An Autobiography was published, Charlotte Brontë published her story under the male pen name “Currer Bell”. The novel follows the iconic fictional character Jane Eyre, the heroine of her story.
The book was initially published with the autobiographical title because it followed the life of the strong-minded Jane from her years as an infant to adulthood, touching on her time as an orphaned child, her first employment as a teacher and then as a governess, and even the romances she experienced throughout her life.
Facing unbelievable trauma and neglect as a child, the death of her friend by consumption, and surviving a typhoid epidemic as a student, Jane manages to survive despite all her hardships. She decides to make her own way in the world. Finding a job and finding love, however tumultuous it might have been, Jane Eyre is seen as the start of an era in which novels focused on women as the story’s protagonists.
Having been written by a woman, and not a man, Jane Eyre isn’t just a beautiful girl who gets swept off her feet by a handsome hero, but was strong and independent and an icon to women of the time who were learning that a man was not all they needed in their lives and that they could make their own way in a world that was so clearly male-dominated.
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16. Jay Gatsby
Written in 1925 by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby is set on Long Island in the Jazz Age and tells the story from Nick Carraway’s point of view and his interactions with the mysterious millionaire by the name of Jay Gatsby, one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time.
Many actors have brought him to life on the silver screen throughout the last century, including names like Alan Ladd, Robert Ryan, Rober Redford, Toby Stephens, Warner Baxter and arguably most notably, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Living in a luxurious mansion on Long Island, Jay Gatsby often hosted even more luxurious and extravagant parties, having amassed a fortune through illicit means such as alcohol bootlegging during the prohibition.
Despite his behaviour as a socialite and his vast fortune, Jay Gatsby was born James Gatsby in a rural part of North Dakota, finding ways throughout his life to get by until he met and fell head over heels in love with Daisy Fay, who later married Thomas Buchanan, a wealthy businessman in Chicago.
His love for Daisy never died, despite her marriage, and he decided to become a man of wealth and influence to win her over again, which he did and seduced her.
The Great Gatsby isn’t exactly a story with a happy ending, unfortunately. Jay Gatsby is often used as a testament to what can happen when someone lives their life running after wealth for the wrong reasons. Still, you can’t argue that he is one of the most well-known figures in the literary world and one of the most iconic fictional characters ever written.
Does the Clown Prince of Crime need an introduction? No. Am I going to give him one? Yes.
The Joker is one of the most well-known supervillains in DC Comics, having been a part of Batman’s story from the debut issue of the Batman comic book in 1940. The character was created by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger and Bob Kane and often serves as one of the more significant antagonists of any story that has something to do with Gotham City.
Joker is known for being a psychopathic criminal mastermind with a warped sense of humour who can be found at the root of many of Batman’s problems. As his primary nemesis, Batman only sometimes seems to defeat Joker, except in rare circumstances and alternate timelines.
There are many ideas about how Joker became what he is. Still, most revolve around him falling into a vat of chemicals, causing his appearance and warping his mind. Although he has no superhuman abilities, much like Batman, he often uses his expertise in chemicals, pranks, and humour to cause trouble for Gotham’s protector.
Appearing in games, comics, series (both animated and live-action), and movies (also both animated and live-action), Joker is seen as one of the most iconic characters in pop culture and one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time and has been brought to life by actors like Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto, Joaquin Phoenix, the voice of Mark Hamill, and arguably the most iconic portrayal by Heath Ledger.
18. Jon Snow
There are plenty of great writers in the world, and those with “R.R.” in their name are weirdly considered some of the best fantasy authors of all time. For example, J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which Game of Thrones is based on.
Much like other excellent fantasy novel series, choosing just one iconic character to focus on is difficult because each one has so many. Still, this article is so long that we will focus on a fan favourite, Jon Snow. Brought to life by Kit Harington in the HBO adaptation, Jon Snow is considered one of Martin’s finest creations by The New York Times.
Jon Snow is introduced in the novel series in 1996 as the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, hence the surname Snow (used to make clear that someone has no inheritance or birth rite because of being illegitimate). Although raised as an outsider, Jon is a kind character who joins the Night’s Watch and eventually becomes the Lord Commander of the Watch.
The series includes all of this and continues his story, revealing him to be the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen, named Aegon Targaryen. The rest I won’t spoil for you if you haven’t seen the finale of the series, but Jon is seen as one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time because he always stayed true to himself, accomplishing incredible feats of heroism even when everyone treated him as an illegitimate Snow.
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19. Katniss Everdeen
Suzanne Collins’s young adult dystopian novel series The Hunger Games took the world by storm, so much so that it was quickly turned into a film series that fans adored. While there were plenty of memorable characters in the novels and movies, Katniss Everdeen, the main protagonist, is widely considered one of the most iconic fictional characters ever.
Katniss Everdeen was just a girl trying to get by in the lowly District 12 when it came time for participants to be chosen for the 74th Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a battle royale-style death match that one male and one female from the first twelve of thirteen districts had to participate in and was televised for the whole of Panem, the dystopian city, to see.
Katniss’s younger sister, Primrose Everdeen, was chosen as the female tribute, and rather than watch her little sister die, Katniss volunteered to take her place. Despite having little bravery and meagre skills as a huntress, thanks to her poverty-stricken district, Katniss manages to make it all the way to the end of the deathmatch and even outsmart the rich folk in the capitol, watching their every move.
Katniss grew into her role as a leader and an inspiration to people wanting to rise up against the powers that controlled them, however reluctant she might have been to play their game at the start. Jennifer Lawrence did an excellent job bringing Katniss to life, becoming the face of The Hunger Games film series.
20. Romeo and Juliet
Putting two of the most iconic fictional characters ever made together is cheating. Still, you can’t have one character of this tragic duo without the other.
As you may well know, Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by none other than a man who is considered one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. While the prolific author has written many stories, plays and poems and has many iconic fictional characters, none are so well-known as this ill-fated couple.
Set in Verona, Italy, the story tells of star-crossed lovers who cannot be together because of the rivalry between their two families, Romeo being from House Montague and Juliet being from House Capulet.
Throughout the many recreations over the years, Romeo is depicted as a dashing young man who is a capable duelist, even accidentally killing Juliet’s cousin before he is exiled.
Juliet is a beautiful young woman who instantly captures the heart of Romeo. Despite the war between their houses, the two secretly marry each other before a series of tragic events tear them apart forever, ending with a double suicide.
Although the story might not have been Shakespeare’s, to begin with (there is plenty of speculation regarding his inspirations), the tale of the two star-crossed lovers has survived through his work and recreations of it, to the point where almost everyone knows who Romeo and Juliet are, making them two of the most iconic fictional characters of all time, and one of the most well-known duos of all time.
21. Sherlock Holmes
Known by many thanks to the movie adaptations starring Robert Downey Jr, Henry Cavill and the TV adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective who appears as the protagonist of many of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.
Sherlock first appeared in A Study in Scarlet in 1887 and quickly became a beloved and iconic fictional character thanks to his wits in observation, deduction, logic and odd fascination with forensic science before it became a phenomenon in the world.
Disliked by many in his stories for his honest outlook on life, his inability to keep his observations to himself, and the very clinical way in which he conducted himself, readers seemed to like him more than the people he had around him.
Sherlock had his vices, including alcohol and opium, which he sometimes used to quiet his otherwise loud and overactive mind. Despite his faults, no one can argue that he is one of the best-known fictional detectives ever and one of the most iconic characters ever.
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Spider-Man is not only one of the most iconic Marvel comic book heroes ever created, but he has also earned his title as one of the most iconic fictional characters ever.
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first appeared in 1962, and to say that he exploded from there would be an understatement.
Little is known about the character’s birth parents other than their names and how they died, but we do know that Peter Benjamin Parker was raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City. Peter gets his superhuman powers from being bitten by a radioactive spider (some versions see this happen at a science fair, but most see it happen during a school outing to a lab.
Suddenly, Peter has to deal with being an adolescent teen and with the responsibility of his new powers, facing off against the sudden resurgence of superhuman threats like Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and Venom.
Loved for his witty remarks, his overall friendliness, and his kindness towards all (Spider-Man will often choose to apprehend villains rather than harm them), Spider-Man is one of the most loved comic characters from the Marvel comics and one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time.
Last but certainly not least, we have Kal-El, the last son of Krypton, otherwise known as Superman. This DC Comics superhero was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and little did they know that they would be creating one of the most iconic superheroes of all time.
Superman, or Kal-El, is an alien born to loving parents on the dying planet Krypton. His parents managed to jettison him out to space as a baby in a tiny spaceship just before the destruction took place, and he landed in the countryside of the fictional town Smallville.
Jonathan and Martha Kent had been trying for a baby without success, so when they found a spaceship on their property with a baby in it, they decided to treat him as a gift from heaven instead of an alien, naming him Clark Kent and raising him as their own.
It wouldn’t take long for Clark’s powers to become apparent, as his Kryptonian body flourished under the radiation of the yellow sun. His parents taught him to respect his powers, urging him to only use them to help humanity and not harm it. This led to his powerful sense of justice and his decision to use his powers to fight crime.
Throughout his many comics, TV adaptations, movies and games, Superman has experienced enough heartbreak to make him question his hope in humanity, but he never gives up. With his powers, will, character, and fantastic sense of justice, Superman is easily one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time.
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Who is your favourite iconic fictional character of all time?