50 Most Famous Universal Studios Characters

Top 50 Most Famous Universal Studios Characters


Universal Studios is a behemoth that has offered the world a wide range of entertainment, from films and TV series to animated films, music, and theme parks. Over the years, it has acquired other smaller and niche studios to expand its appeal and audience.


Although the company has changed hands multiple times, its focus towards entertainment and creating quality movies has remained unchanged. Thousands of movies have been created by Universal Studios and many more memorable characters have come out of these movies, both animated and live-action.


It is a difficult task to recollect all the memorable characters that came from the stables of Universal Studios but we have endeavoured to list out a few iconic characters from their biggest and most popular films.


While all of them are very popular, some have stayed on in the hearts of the fans continuously, while others have recently begun trending due to new releases. So, here is the list of top Universal Studios characters that have created a special spot for themselves in our hearts.




1. Mario (The Super Mario Bros.)


Mario (The Super Mario Bros.)


Mario is the titular character of the popular video game franchise created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and serves as the main mascot of Nintendo. His trademark abilities are his jumping and stomping powers, with which he defeats most of his enemies, and his ability to gain even more powers with a plethora of items.


In most games, he is the hero that goes on an adventure to save Princess Peach from his arch-nemesis, Bowser. Mario is known for being kind, cheerful, playful, encouraging, courageous, and headstrong.


He is also eager and cocky on certain occasions. He loves food, especially Italian food, and is generally a good sport, although he shows disappointment when he loses. Additionally, he has occasionally shown assertive tendencies throughout his appearances, albeit in a lighthearted and comic-relief manner.


Mario also loves animals, enjoys music and is an avid All Night Nippon listener.




2. Shrek (Shrek franchise)


Shrek (Shrek franchise)


Shrek is the protagonist of the DreamWorks franchise of the same name. Initially living alone in a swamp, Shrek is a gigantic, green-skinned ogre who is feared by the villagers.


He has a Scottish accent, and his rough demeanour hides his insecurity. He has a short temper, uses biting remarks to vent his anger, and has a violent sense of humour.


Despite all this, he is loyal, devoted, and even selfless to his friends and the people he cares about. He becomes best friends with Donkey and eventually falls in love with Princess Fiona, whom he saved from a dragon.


In the second film, Shrek’s dedication to Fiona was so strong, he was willing to turn himself and her back into a human.




3. Gru (Despicable Me franchise)


Gru (Despicable Me franchise)


Felonius Gru is the main character of the Despicable Me franchise. He was a former supervillain who intended to become the world’s greatest villain. He adopted Margo, Edith, and Agnes to get the shrink ray, which he intended to use to shrink the moon so he could steal it.


Gru was cold-hearted and somewhat cruel, using his freeze ray often for the sake of it. However, he showed warmth to his allies and treated his minions well. Over time, he grew to genuinely love his adopted daughters and put aside his dream of stealing the moon to rescue them from Vector.


Gru has a unique accent and a tendency to say “lightbulb” whenever he has an idea. In the end, Gru becomes a sweet, gentle, and friendlier person after adopting Margo, Edith, and Agnes as his daughters.




4. E.T. (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)


E.T. (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)


E. T. is a friendly, childlike, and curious alien who was left behind on Earth by his botanist colleagues and becomes friends with a young boy named Elliott. Despite initial caution, E. T. quickly learns how to adapt to human life, communicate, and even builds a device to send him home. E. T. has telepathic abilities and can heal injuries with his touch.


The story begins with a group of alien botanists collecting flora samples in a Californian forest before accidentally leaving one of their own behind. The creature, E. T., is discovered by Elliott in his tool shed and they form a bond.


Elliott keeps E. T. hidden from his family and the government agents searching for the alien while the psychic connection between them grows stronger. The film showcases E. T.’s childlike wonder and humanity’s potential for compassion and connection.



5. Luigi (The Super Mario Bros.)


Luigi (The Super Mario Bros.)


Luigi is the younger twin brother of Mario, the main protagonist of the Luigi’s Mansion series and a secondary protagonist of the Mario franchise. Luigi has lived in Mario’s shadow all his life, which has led to the development of both cowardly and heroic tendencies.


Although he is portrayed as timid and a bit of a coward, he is kind-hearted and heroic and acts like a hero when necessary. Another recurring element of Luigi’s personality is his apparent complex of being overlooked compared to Mario.


Luigi’s state of being in the shadow of his brother is present in many Mario games, including Super Smash Bros. and Partners in Time. He is also shown to be clumsy and accident-prone at times.



6. Donkey (Shrek franchise)


Donkey (Shrek franchise)


Donkey is a character in the Shrek franchise and is Shrek’s best friend. He is a talking donkey who enjoys singing and going on adventures but can be somewhat annoying to others due to his constant talking and confused personality.


He has a good heart, but his obsession with friendship sometimes gets in the way of Shrek’s desire for privacy. Donkey is also cowardly but is willing to be heroic and noble for his family and friends.


He never judges others for their species or appearance, and his kindness influences Shrek to change for the better. In an alternate timeline, Donkey becomes prejudiced towards Shrek but eventually reverts to his original personality after helping to fix the timeline.



7. King Kong (King Kong franchise)


King Kong (King Kong franchise)


King Kong is a giant simian dai kaiju, created by Legendary Pictures and the titular main kaiju protagonist of the MonsterVerse franchise. Initially shown to be territorial and aggressive, Kong is also portrayed as a lonely creature striving for social contact.


By the time of Godzilla vs. Kong, Kong had grown less aggressive towards humans and formed a bond with a young Iwi girl named Jia, whom he communicates with via sign language.


Despite being primarily carnivorous, he is shown to have near-human-level intelligence and the ability to craft weapons. As an Alpha Titan, Kong has the ability/willpower to resist the authority of other Alpha Titans and even refuses to submit to Godzilla after being defeated in combat.



8. SpongeBob SquarePants


spongebob squarepants


The lead character in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants is SpongeBob. The Nickelodeon Channel program ran for 14 seasons and won numerous Kids Choice Awards. 


SpongeBob is a cheerful and vivacious sea sponge that works at the Bikini Bottom underwater city’s Krusty Krab. SpongeBob, who is recognizable by his distinctive square form and high-pitched giggle, is a gregarious person who is devoted to his work as a fry cook. 


SpongeBob, in spite of his naivety and infantile innocence, has a strong spirit, an unwavering commitment to his friends—especially his best friend Patrick—and an unwavering desire to spread happiness. 


His charming traits and humorous mishaps make him a cherished and legendary figure in popular culture. This animation series was a childhood staple for many 90s kids. 



9. Frankenstein Monster (Frankenstein series)


Frankenstein Monster (Frankenstein series)


Frankenstein’s Monster, also known as The Creature, is the main antagonist of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror novel “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.” He is an inhuman creature created by the scientist Dr Victor Frankenstein through a “scientific method” that allowed him to create life from non-living matter.


Despite his terrifying and zombie-like appearance, the creature harbours emotions like love, friendship, and acceptance into society. However, he is faced with fear and aggression whenever he reaches out, is rejected and driven away, and his bitter loneliness manifests into a seething hatred for his creator.


Frankenstein’s Monster has become recognized as one of the most tragic villains in fictional history, inspiring countless adaptations in other media. However, many have downplayed his intelligence and altered his appearance significantly.



10. Po/ Dragon Warrior (Kung Fu Panda franchise)


Po/ Dragon Warrior (Kung Fu Panda franchise)


Po Ping, also known as Po, is the protagonist of the Kung Fu Panda franchise. He is a master of the Panda Style of kung fu and the foretold Dragon Warrior of legend.


Po’s kind and selfless nature are combined with his natural affinity for humour, making him an imaginative and adventurous hero. Although he can be immature and oblivious, Po can take things seriously and accept heavy responsibility when needed.


Po is capable of learning things quickly, and he has memorised a vast amount of knowledge about kung fu. One of the recurring plot lines in the television series is Po’s struggle to not let his title affect his ego.


Despite being more confident since becoming the Dragon Warrior, Po nevertheless has moments of intimidation and self-doubt.



11. Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)


Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)


Dr Alan Grant is a palaeontologist and the primary protagonist of Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. He was originally not fond of children but changed his mind after bonding with Hammond’s grandchildren.


He is protective of children and is willing to help his friends in dangerous situations. The events at Jurassic Park left him traumatised with a fear of raptors, but he was willing to put his fear aside to help anyone in danger.


He became sceptical of Owen Grady’s method of taming raptors, but after witnessing Maisie succeed, he utilised it to capture Beta. Alan became unhappy with his life but rekindled his relationship with Ellie and found excitement again.


He dislikes Ian Malcolm, but after he saves Ian’s life, they seemingly become good friends.



12. Minions (Despicable Me franchise)


Minions (Despicable Me franchise)


The Minions are small, yellow, and capsule-shaped creatures with one or two eyes. They are the signature characters of the Despicable Me series and the official mascots for Illumination. They speak in Minionese, a gibberish language, occasionally switching to English.


Minions are known for their impulsive behaviour and wide-eyed wonder that endears them to viewers. They have English names, love bananas, apples, and fine arts, and find anything related to buttocks funny.


Despite being simple-minded, they are capable of building weapons using computers and driving. They are loyal to Gru and Dr Nefario and are eager to please. They love playing and are seen interacting with the three girls in the toilet paper fight scene.


The Minions have made appearances in various films.



13. Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)


Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)


Toothless is the main dragon character in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. He is intelligent, protective, and affectionate, with a dry sense of humour similar to that of his human friend, Hiccup.


Toothless becomes the Alpha of the dragons and the mate of the Light Fury, with whom he has three offspring. He is also the distant ancestor of the Night Light Thunder.


Toothless is very protective of Hiccup and shows great curiosity, imitating Hiccup’s actions and mannerisms. Although he can display a bit of an attitude at times, Toothless is equally loyal and protective, never hesitating to risk his life when Hiccup is in danger.


Despite not being able to speak, Toothless shows his emotions through facial expressions and body language, making him a beloved character in the franchise.



14. Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)


Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)


Wednesday Friday Addams is a prominent character in The Addams Family comic series, TV series, and movie adaptations. She is the daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams, and her personality changes over the course of the series.


In the 1960s TV series, she is fascinated with death and macabre but also sweet-natured. She loves playing with spiders and even gave another child a black eye for insulting her family.


In the 1990s film series, she is genuinely mean-spirited but shares the same strong willpower and sense of family kinship as the other Addamses. In the 2019 movie, she is kind to those who mean her no harm but cruel to those who harass and bully her. She is also shown to be a brilliant scientist.



15. Mr Bean (Mr Bean)


Mr Bean (Mr Bean)


Mr Bean is a beloved character from a comedy series of the same name. He is portrayed as a slow-witted but sometimes ingenious, selfish, and generally likeable buffoon who approaches everyday tasks with unusual schemes and connivance.


He is often childish, obnoxious, crazy, selfish, and sometimes seems stupid. Mr Bean lives alone in his small flat in Highbury, North London, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and skinny red tie.


He rarely speaks and has a strong knowledge of trigonometry. The humour largely comes from his original and often absurd solutions to problems, his disregard for others when solving them, his pettiness, and his occasional malevolence.


The show’s opening sequence initially showed his status as an outcast cast into the spotlight, but later episodes showed him dropping from the sky in a deserted London street against the backdrop of St. Paul’s Cathedral.



16. Dominic Toretto (The Fast & Furious Series)


Dominic Toretto (The Fast & Furious Series)


Dominic Toretto is a street racer and mechanic with a strong moral code and family values. He began as a career criminal who robbed trucks to support his family and relied on illegal quarter-mile races to satisfy his passion for racing after being banned from the professional circuit.


When he met Brian O’Conner, his family was torn apart by the revelation that Brian is an undercover cop. Dominic escaped from the United States and reestablished a new crew running several jobs around Central and South America.


Dominic is very protective of his family and extremely loyal to anyone he considers family, even travelling to a foreign country to retrieve a body for a proper burial. He has a strong sense of pride and self-assurance in his abilities as a driver and fighter.


Dominic’s passion for racing was sustained by illegal street racing, which he considered his true freedom.



17. Bowser (The Super Mario Bros.)


Bowser (The Super Mario Bros.)


Bowser, also known as King Koopa or King Bowser, is the main antagonist of the Mario franchise. He leads the Koopa Troop, an evil kingdom of turtle-like creatures, and has repeatedly kidnapped Princess Peach with the goal of defeating Mario and taking over the Mushroom Kingdom.


Bowser first appears as Baby Bowser in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and is depicted as selfish and lacking empathy. He later appears in other games, including Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, where he again attempts to kidnap the princess and transform citizens into inanimate objects using black magic.


In all games, Bowser has a similar attack pattern of spitting fireballs and tossing hammers but he is ultimately defeated by Mario.



18. Marty McFly (Back To The Future franchise)


Marty McFly (Back To The Future franchise)


Marty McFly is the main character in the Back to the Future franchise, known for being the world’s first human time traveller. He was a high school student in 1985 and best friends with Dr Emmett Brown.


Marty was a loyal and music-loving teenager who played guitar and was a talented skateboarder. Although he had a habit of disregarding adults, he was well-intentioned and kind. He stood up for the little guy and was always courageous in the face of danger.


His persistent desire to prove his bravery was his only major flaw, which sometimes caused him to take unnecessary risks. However, he eventually learned to avoid this and prevent a tragedy that could have ruined his ability to play guitar.


Marty is a beloved and iconic character in popular culture.



19. Hannibal Lecter (Red Dragon)


Hannibal Lecter (Red Dragon)


Dr Hannibal Lecter, a Lithuanian-American serial killer, is known for his cannibalistic tendencies. He became a successful psychiatrist in the United States but committed nine brutal cannibalistic murders. Although he did not exhibit pleasure from killing, he was manipulative, charismatic, and hated rudeness, often killing those who were rude.


Dr Lecter had no remorse for his actions and found pleasure in his hideous crimes. He was considered one of the most brilliant minds in psychiatry, with an exceptional memory and an interest in art, music, literature, culinary, and other cultured hobbies.


Despite his brutal nature, Dr Lecter was fond of those who treated him with respect and was known to extend the same courtesy. It is likely that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, and the memories of his sister’s murder and cannibalism triggered strong emotions in him.



20. Dr Emmett Brown (Back To The Future franchise)


Dr Emmett Brown (Back To The Future franchise)


Dr Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown is the protagonist of the Back to the Future franchise, a quirky scientist and inventor who created the DeLorean time machine. He is the world’s third-time traveller and the first human to travel forward in time.


Doc is highly intelligent and passionate about science, but his quirkiness and tendency to engage in illegal acts have left him with few friends. He cares deeply about those he is close to, acting as a positive mentor to Marty and playing a paternal role.


Despite his obsession with science, he has a romantic side, falling in love with his future wife Clara Clayton in 1885. Doc often uses archaic language and phrases and has a love for jazz music, Jules Verne novels, and Westerns.


In 1885, he gained a level of skill and confidence that he initially lacked in 1985.



21. Ellie Sattler (Jurassic Park)


Ellie Sattler (Jurassic Park)


Dr Ellie Sattler is a paleobotanist who appears in the Jurassic Park franchise. She is a strong and independent woman who is fond of dinosaurs and knowledgeable about plants. She appears in Jurassic Park III as a married mother of two.


In Jurassic World: Dominion as a divorced woman who teams up with Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm to investigate a locust infestation. Despite her fear of raptors after her experience in Jurassic Park, Ellie is determined not to let anything stand in the way of her pursuit of knowledge and protecting those she cares about.


She is also wise and offers advice and encouragement to others.



22. Count Dracula (Dracula film series)


Count Dracula (Dracula film series)


Count Dracula is the main antagonist in Bram Stoker’s horror novel “Dracula.” He is a centuries-old vampire and Transylvanian nobleman who attempts to expand his realm in England but is destroyed by the protagonists.


Dracula is an expert scholar with immense knowledge in many scientific fields, including alchemy and dark magic. After becoming a vampire, he became a master of sorcery and necromancy. Dracula acts on a long-contemplated plan for world domination and infiltrates London to begin his reign of terror.


He is described as exceptionally powerful and gifted, even for a vampire, and has the ability to turn into elemental dust in the moonlight. The novel details the heroes racing Dracula back to Transylvania and, in a climactic battle with Dracula’s gypsy bodyguards, destroying him.



23. Chucky (Child’s Play)


Chucky (Child’s Play)


Chucky is a Good Guy doll that was possessed by the soul of a serial killer named Charles Lee Ray using voodoo. After killing Ray, Chucky’s body was discovered by Detective Norris, but his soul managed to enter the doll.


The doll was then bought by Karen as a gift for her son Andy. Chucky, who is now alive, starts to commit murder and frame Andy for the crimes. After attempting to kill Detective Norris and his partner, Chucky learns that he must transfer his soul back to a human, and he tries to do this to Andy.


Chucky is eventually defeated after being shot by Detective Norris and then stabbed by Andy.



24. Rick O’Connell (The Mummy franchise)


Rick O'Connell (The Mummy franchise)


Richard “Rick” O’Connell is an American adventurer, a former colonel of the French Foreign Legion, and the husband of Evelyn Carnahan, with whom he has a son named Alex. His adventures take a supernatural turn when he encounters the evil resurrected mummy Imhotep.


O’Connell grew up in an orphanage in Cairo and was branded with the Medjai’s trademark tattoo. He dedicated time to several adventures, including bank robberies before enlisting in the French Foreign Legion.


O’Connell is proficient in firearms, defending himself unarmed and improvising in perilous situations. He is highly skilled with almost any type of firearm, particularly his signature revolvers. O’Connell is also capable of hand-to-hand combat and sword fighting.


As a soldier and officer in the French Foreign Legion, he was required to learn and speak French.



25. Morticia Addams (The Addams Family franchise)


Morticia Addams (The Addams Family franchise)


Morticia Addams is a fictional character and the matriarch of The Addams Family. She is the wife of Gomez Addams and the mother of their children. Morticia has pale skin and long black hair and often wears black Gothic dresses.


She is described as beautiful and intimidating, with a low voice and fierce loyalty to her family. Her creator, Charles Addams, considered her the real head of the family. Morticia enjoys playing the shamisen and has a garden full of deadly plants.


She and Gomez are very affectionate towards each other. Morticia is taken aback when her family members behave normally. She also smokes, with smoke emanating from below her.



26. Shifu (Kung Fu Panda series)


Shifu (Kung Fu Panda series)


Master Shifu is a supporting character in the Kung Fu Panda franchise. He is a former student of Master Oogway and a highly skilled master of kung fu. After Tai Lung’s betrayal, Shifu went on to train Tigress, Mantis, Monkey, Viper, and Crane, the Furious Five.


He was outraged when Po was chosen to be the Dragon Warrior instead of his students. After witnessing Po’s potential and determination, Shifu eventually came to believe in him, teaching him the skills needed to save the Valley of Peace.


Shifu is also shown to have a sense of humour, sarcasm, and a devious side. Since Po’s heroism, Shifu has become warmer, more understanding, and shown faith in Po. However, he still struggles with the “illusion of control.”



27. Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator)


Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator)


Maximus Decimus Meridius was a Roman general during the 2nd century AD known for his loyalty and military prowess. He served under Emperor Marcus Aurelius and was offered the title of Caesar to succeed him but was betrayed by Marcus’ son Commodus who killed the emperor and ordered the death of Maximus’ family.


Maximus was enslaved and became a famous gladiator, eventually getting the opportunity to avenge his family and kill Commodus in the Colosseum before dying of his wounds. Maximus’ life is depicted in the 2000 film Gladiator, where he is played by Russell Crowe.


The movie also portrays his life as a general and a gladiator, showcasing his victories and refusal to kill for sport.



28. Puss in Boots (Shrek franchise)


Puss in Boots (Shrek franchise)


Puss in Boots is an orange-striped cat with a Spanish accent, known for his sword skills and cavalier attire. He first appeared in Shrek 2 as a supporting character and later became Shrek’s faithful sidekick.


Puss overpowers his enemies by distracting them with his “cute kitten” looks and exhibits common cat behaviour. He is a protective and honourable fighter, a ladies’ cat who likes to sing, dance and tell stories, and a voice of reason between conflicting parties.


As Puss’s “legend” grew, he began to take his nine lives for granted, engaging in frivolous activities that led to him dying over and over. Puss’s encounter with Death made him realise the true value of life and that it is not about how much of it one has but how much one lives.


Puss chose to respect and cherish his last life and promised to share it with Kitty and Perrito. Death spared him and bade him to live his life well, reminding him they would meet again.



29. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)


Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)


Dr Ian Malcolm is a mathematician specialising in Chaos Theory and one of the main characters in the Jurassic Park franchise. He is portrayed as an overconfident and ironic rockstar in the first film with a flirtatious side but shows his serious side during the incident.


In the second film, he becomes more down-to-earth, earnest, and sensible, likely due to the trauma suffered in the first film. In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, an older Ian is weary but retains his dramatic flair.


Malcolm is a voice of reason, voicing concerns over the ethics of resurrecting dinosaurs but ultimately conceding to mankind’s destruction by ignoring the danger of meddling with nature.



30. Patrick Star


patrick star


In the show, Patrick Star plays SpongeBob SquarePants’ closest buddy. In the animated series, he is a kind but dim-witted starfish. 


Patrick, who is well-known for his lack of brains and lethargic behaviour, frequently accidentally causes havoc with his well-intentioned but foolish activities. He may seem unassuming, but he and SpongeBob have a sincere and close bond.


His amusing mishaps and peculiar personality ultimately provide comic relief. With his carefree demeanour and innocent innocence, Patrick is a charming character in the series who brings a special dimension to the friendships and adventures in the underwater world of Bikini Bottom.



31. Conan (Conan the Barbarian)


Conan (Conan the Barbarian)


Conan the Barbarian, also known as Conan the Cimmerian, is a literary character created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930s. He is a Cimmerian, a barbarian from the north, born on the battlefield to a dying mother who named him Conan.


He became a respected warrior at age fifteen, participating in battles and adventures throughout the world, encountering fabulous monsters, evil wizards, and beautiful princesses. Conan has been a thief, outlaw, mercenary, commander of a mercenary company, and a pirate.


He eventually becomes king of Aquilonia, the most powerful kingdom of the age, but leaves in his sixties to seek new battles in the uncharted west. Although he performs heroic feats, his motives are often driven by his own survival, enrichment, or rise to power, making him an anti-hero.



32. Grinch (The Grinch)


Grinch (The Grinch)


The Grinch is the main character in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, a book, television special, and film adaptation. He lives high above the Whos on Mount Crumpit with his dog Max and hates Christmas, but eventually learns the true meaning of the holiday.


The Grinch is a grouch with a wicked temper and a heart two sizes too small but becomes whole-hearted and loving at the end of the story. He is popular among Dr Seuss’s characters and is second only to The Cat in the Hat.


The Grinch’s only friend is his loyal pet dog Max, who accompanies him in his plots, including stealing Christmas from the Whos. However, the Grinch later regrets his actions and becomes important to Whoville.



33. Jason Bourne (Bourne franchise)


Jason Bourne (Bourne franchise)


Jason Bourne, also known as David Webb, is the main character in the Bourne series of novels and their adaptations. He was a former CIA assassin of the black ops group Operation Treadstone but defected after he was sent to kill an African dictator in front of his children.


The CIA, considering it a betrayal, attempted to kill him, which led to him waking up with no memory of his past. Bourne then goes on a mission to uncover his identity.


Born in Nixa, Missouri, Bourne joined the U. S. Army Special Forces and Delta Force before joining the CIA, where he was codenamed Jason Bourne in the Treadstone project. His father, Richard Webb, was a CIA station chief who created the Treadstone program and was killed to force David to join.



34. Johnny English (Johnny English film series)


Johnny English (Johnny English film series)


Sir Johnny English is the titular character of the Johnny English franchise, a comedic MI7 intelligence operative portrayed by Rowan Atkinson. Although he sees himself as an accomplished agent, he is highly clumsy and imbecilic and fails to implement a plan before jumping into action.


He only becomes a successful agent at the end of the first film. In 2006, he was head of security at President Chambal’s inauguration but was distracted by a seductive woman, resulting in the president’s assassination and Johnny’s exile to Tibet for five years.


Despite his flaws, Johnny is highly charismatic, comical, good-hearted, and confident.



35. Mathayus/Scorpion King (The Scorpion King)


Mathayus/Scorpion King (The Scorpion King)


Mathayus was an Akkadian warrior who became a mercenary after the death of his brothers, only serving those he personally preferred. He rose to power after ending the reign of Memnon, a murderous warlord seeking to conquer everything around him.


Mathayus eventually became the Scorpion King, a warlord himself and a formidable ruler in ancient Egypt. After the final battle in Thebes, Mathayus earned the favour of Anubis, which caused him to lose his humanity and sanity.


He remained in a hibernation-like state for five thousand years until he was awoken by Imhotep and Rick O’Connell. Rick succeeded in defeating the Scorpion King by using the spear of Osiris to send him and his forces back to the Underworld.


Mathayus was the tertiary antagonist of The Mummy Returns and the main protagonist of The Scorpion King series.



36. Woody Woodpecker (The Woody Woodpecker Show)


Woody Woodpecker (The Woody Woodpecker Show)


Woody Woodpecker is an anthropomorphic red-headed woodpecker who appeared in theatrical short films produced by Walter Lantz animation studio and distributed by Universal Studios. Woody’s character was a strange hybrid of the looniness and demented nature of Classic Daffy merged with hints of the wiseacre attitude of Bugs.


Later, his character was fleshed out, with more clearly defined traits, making him a selfish and ignorant being who only stands for himself. Woody’s character evolved from being a screwy bird to a more heroic character with occasional bouts of his old antics time and time again.


He is shown alongside foes such as Wally Walrus, Ms Meany, Buzz Buzzard, Gabby Gator, and Dapper Denver Dooley. In the Fox Kids TV series, The New Woody Woodpecker Show, Woody returns as the protagonist, voiced by Billy West.



37. Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary)


Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary)


Bridget Jones is a neurotic woman living alone in London who fears dying alone and being found half-eaten by a dog. She works in publishing but spends more time texting her boss than working.


Bridget has two men in her life, her boss Daniel who she enjoys flirting with, and Mark Darcy, a lawyer her mother wants her to marry. Bridget struggles with feeling inadequate due to societal pressures and has a sarcastic sense of humour that allows her to laugh at the challenges of everyday life.


Despite her flaws, Bridget’s relatable personality makes her an endearing character that many can empathise with.



38. Van Helsing (Van Helsing)


Van Helsing (Van Helsing)


Van Helsing is a skilled and experienced adversary of Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s novel. Despite being portrayed as bumbling due to the unskilled rendering of his speech, Van Helsing is well-versed in both modern medicine and superstitions.


He diagnoses Lucy’s affliction and offers the only opportunity for a cure. Van Helsing straddles the worlds of fearful respect for tradition and ever-progressing modernity. He is static throughout the novel, undergoing no great change or development, but emerges as an embodiment of unswerving good.


Van Helsing views his pursuit of Dracula with grandiosity, considering himself and his comrades as “ministers of God’s own wish” and “old knights of the Cross.”



39. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series)


Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series)


Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is an animated character created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks for Universal Pictures in 1927. Oswald was notable for his ability to disassemble and reshape his body parts and his pioneering “personality animation” that displayed identifiable emotions.


Disney left Universal due to a financial dispute, and together with Iwerks, they created Mickey Mouse, Oswald’s successor. Oswald remained with Universal until Disney acquired ownership in 2006, leading to a resurgence of the character in merchandise, theme parks, and various animated projects.


In his current revival, Oswald is portrayed as more aggressive and short-tempered than Mickey but is fundamentally good-hearted, motivated by a love for adventure and heroism, and loves his family and friends.



40. Evelyn Carnahan (The Mummy franchise)


Evelyn Carnahan (The Mummy franchise)


Evelyn O’Connell, born Evelyn Carnahan in London, had a strong interest in Egypt and its history from a young age. As a librarian, she led an expedition to the ancient City of the Dead, where she helped defeat an ancient cursed mummy, Imhotep.


Along with her husband Rick O’Connell, their son Alex O’Connell and her brother Jonathan Carnahan, Evelyn encountered many ancient powers and forces on their adventures. Evelyn inherited her father’s love of Egyptology and was proficient in reading and writing ancient texts.


She was originally skittish but became more mature and less frightened in her married years. She was a feminist and later became a highly competent combatant, displaying proficiency in martial arts, swordsmanship, and marksmanship after several adventures.



41. Brian O’Connor (The Fast & Furious Series)


Brian O'Connor (The Fast & Furious Series)


Brian O’Connor is a character in the Fast and Furious franchise. Initially, an undercover police officer tasked with arresting Dominic Toretto, Brian becomes loyal to him and his crew. He is shown to be honourable, honest, and protective, especially towards his family and wife, Mia.


Brian is also a skilled driver and often challenges Dominic to races. He was raised by his mother in Barstow, California, and is close friends with Roman Pearce, whom he went to high school with.


Brian joined the LAPD and two months into his tenure, Roman was arrested for stolen cars. Roman assumed Brian helped in his arrest, leading to resentment towards him.



42. Doctor John Dolittle (Dr Dolittle)


Doctor John Dolittle (Dr Dolittle)


Doctor John Dolittle is the main character in a series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting where he is a physician who prefers animals over humans, communicating with them in their own languages.


The stories are set in early Victorian England, where Doctor Dolittle resides in the fictional village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh. His close human friends include Tommy Stubbins and Matthew Mugg, while his animal team comprises Polynesia (a parrot), Gub-Gub (a pig), Jip (a dog), Dab-Dab (a goose), Chee-Chee (a monkey), Too-Too (an owl), the Pushmi-pullyu, and a white mouse.


Despite the strong anti-feline prejudice expressed by his animals, a special Moon Cat is introduced later in the series. Doctor Dolittle is portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. in the 2020 film adaptation.



43. Christian Grey (Fifty Shades series)


Christian Grey (Fifty Shades series)


Christian Grey is a wealthy businessman who was adopted by the Grey family after a traumatic childhood in Detroit. He owns a multi-million dollar penthouse in Seattle, complete with a custom-built dungeon for his BDSM desires.


He is a skilled concert pianist and helicopter pilot, using the latter to impress his new love interest, Ana. Although he usually only engages in BDSM relationships, he wants to be with Ana despite her fear of the lifestyle.


Christian struggles with emotional scars from his past and must navigate his vulnerabilities while maintaining control in his relationships. He is confident, aggressive, and domineering, using BDSM to channel his anger in a productive way.


Despite his intimidating exterior, Christian is a broken person inside.



44. Agnes Gru (Despicable Me series)


Agnes Gru (Despicable Me series)


Agnes Gru is the youngest of Gru and Lucy’s three adopted daughters in the Despicable Me franchise. She loves unicorns and is very innocent, naive, and sweet. Initially, only Agnes is excited to be adopted by Gru, but she later trusts him deeply despite his cold behaviour.


Her trust and unconditional adoration of him make Gru realise what life is really about, and he begins to change for the better. Agnes is also good at ballet and has a strange obsession with unicorns, which she thinks are real.


She depends on her older sister, Edith, and has a huge love of candy and fluffy things. Agnes appears in all four Despicable Me films and several mini-movies.



45. Alex (Madagascar)


Alex (Madagascar)


Alex is the main protagonist of the Madagascar franchise, an African lion who was captured by poachers and ended up in the Central Park Zoo. He became a celebrity there and loves being the star attraction.


He is loyal to his friends, especially Marty, and has good leadership skills. Although he loves the zoo, he supports Marty’s wish to live in the wild. Alex initially struggles with his predatory nature but learns to accept it.


He has an infatuation with steak but later admits that sushi tastes better. Despite his pride and selfishness, he is determined to fix things when he knows he has spoiled them, like his attempts to reconcile with Marty and lead a circus.


Alex also appears in Madagascar: A Little Wild and has cameo appearances in The Penguins of Madagascar and All Hail King Julien.



46. Marty (Madagascar)


Marty (Madagascar)


Marty is a zebra and Alex’s best friend in the Madagascar franchise. After realising his life was becoming too comfortable in the Central Park Zoo, he decided to go on an adventure and experience the wild.


Although he found the wild to be harsh, he remained enthusiastic and brave, even using a cannon to save his friends. Marty has a complex about his individuality, feeling no different from other zebras, but his free spirit and dreamer nature make him stand out.


As a kid, he was more concerned with keeping his habitat organised and perfect.



47. Bruce Nolan (Bruce Almighty)


Bruce Nolan (Bruce Almighty)


Bruce Nolan is a television field reporter who desires to become a news anchor but is passed over for the position. After a series of misfortunes, Bruce complains to God and is given his powers for a week.


Bruce uses his powers for personal gain and miraculous events, eventually causing chaos in Buffalo. Bruce learns that he cannot solve all the problems and must figure out a way to help others without divine powers.


He ultimately realises his selfishness and asks God to take back his powers. Bruce is hit by a truck and meets God in the afterlife, where he asks for Grace’s happiness.


Bruce is resurrected and recovers in the hospital, rekindling his relationship with Grace. He decides to take pleasure in simple stories and returns to field reporting.



48. Nanny McPhee (Nanny McPhee Series)


Nanny McPhee (Nanny McPhee Series)


Nanny McPhee is a magical nanny who arrives at the doorstep of the Brown family to take care of the seven ill-behaved children. Despite their initial reluctance, Nanny McPhee manages to bewitch the family and teaches the children five important lessons: to go to bed, get up, get dressed, listen, and do as they are told.


As the story progresses, Nanny McPhee takes a keen interest in repairing the dynamics of the dysfunctional family and exerts her influence over the adults as well. Although she insists on not interfering in family affairs, she clearly enjoys doing just that.


Nanny McPhee’s self-assured, smart, and charming personality is belied by her grey hair, facial warts, unibrow, bulbous nose, and snaggletooth, which become more endearing over time.



49. Luke Hobbs (The Fast & Furious Series)


Luke Hobbs (The Fast & Furious Series)


Lucas “Luke” Hobbs, a strict and formidable agent of the Diplomatic Security Service, initially pursued Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner without question after they were framed for the death of three DEA agents in Rio de Janeiro, but later joined forces with them and their crew to apprehend criminals and prevent a nuclear war.


Hobbs is practical, resourceful, smart, and courageous, with a strong sense of loyalty to those he works alongside. He is willing to break the law or use brutal tactics to obtain information and follows an “ends justifies the means” ideology.


Hobbs becomes more relaxed in the company of Dominic and his crew and trusts Elena to look after his daughter. He is often condescending and belittling of opponents and subscribes to the teachings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Bruce Lee.



50. Incredible Hulk (Incredible Hulk)


Incredible Hulk (Incredible Hulk)


Incredible Hulk is from the Universal Studios film with the same name, and it was made before the Avengers series began. In this film, Bruce Banner is a fugitive from the United States Army due to his transformation into the Hulk.


He has not had an incident for five months and is working in a bottling factory in Brazil while trying to find a cure. Banner becomes the target of a capture mission led by Emil Blonsky.


After transforming into the Hulk during a confrontation, Banner escapes to the US and with the help of Mr Blue, Banner tries to cure himself, but Blonsky turns himself into an Abomination and attacks.


In the end, Hulk defeats Abomination but is forced to flee again. The film offers a backstory to the Hulk who is the founding member of The Avengers team.



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