My Top 20 Fictional Heroes – Who are Yours?

“Everyone needs a hero.” That’s what Aunt May said to Peter Parker in the movie Spider-Man (2002). What do you think?


Well, let’s consider… as we go about our daily lives with the hustle and bustle, ups and downs, highs and lows – and let’s not talk about anything specific like – politics…YIKES!

Ergo, I believe, we sometime have the need to escape and live vicariously through the adventure and adversity of our favorite hero or heroine.

Thank goodness for books and movies! There are so many great ones out there which capture the heart and soul of our favorite heroes and bring them to life!

It seems the more complex and flawed they are, the more empathetic we are, and the more we love them. We also love them for their bravery, their loyalty, their intellect, their desire to conquer evil, often sacrificing their own personal welfare for a greater good.

Some of my fictional heroes and heroines are also regular men and women who, against all odds, survive through grit, determination, and integrity, in a world where the odds are stacked against them.

Below is my list of top 20 heroes and heroines. I had a difficult time putting them in order of most favorite and eventually gave up. But, here’s my list. Check it out:

Top 20 Favorite Heroes and Heroines:

1. Atticus FinchTo Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee (1960)
2. Clarice StarlingThe Silence of the Lambs (1991)
3. James T. Kirk Star Trek (1966 – present) 3 seasons
4. SpockStar Trek (1966 – present) 3 seasons
5. James BondGold Finger, From Russia With Love, Die Another Day, Skyfall (and others) – by Ian Fleming ( Portrayed by Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig)
6. Annalise KeatonHow to Get Away With Murder (2014 – present) Protrayed by Viola Davis.
7. Jason Bourne – The Bourne Series – by Robert Ludlam
8. Alex Cross Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls (and others) – by James Patterson
9. Virgil TibbsIn the Heat of the Night (Movie – 1967 and Series 1988 – 1995) Protrayed by Howard E. Rollins, Jr.
10. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) – To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee (1960)
11. Jackie BrownJackie Brown (1997) Protrayed by Pam Grier.
12. James EvansGood Times (1974 – 1979) Protrayed by John Amos.
13. Harry BoschThe Drop, The Black Box (and others) – by Michael Connelly
14. Myron BolitarHome, Deal Breaker, Drop Shot (and others) – by Harlan Coben
15. NeoThe Matrix (1999) Keanu Reeves
16. John LutherLuther (2010 – 2016) Protrayed by Idris Elba.
17. Ethan HuntMission Impossible – (Movies 1996 -2015) Protrayed by Tom Cruise.
18. John Quincy Archibald John Q. (2002) Protrayed by Denzel Washington.
19. Vanessa Michael MunroeThe Informationist, The Catch, The Innocent (and others) – by Taylor Stevens
20. Jamie Fraser Outlander – by Diana Gabaldon

Honorable Mention: Jackson BrodyElysian Escape by Catherine Tucker (future publication)

That’s my list. So what do you think? Drop me a line and let me know who some of your favorite heroes or heroines are.

As alway thanks for stopping by!


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