fictitious character

Definitions of fictitious character
  1. noun
    an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    synonyms: character, fictional character
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    Aladdin
    in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie
    Argonaut
    (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece
    Babar
    an imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children
    Beatrice
    the woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy
    Beowulf
    the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon
    Bluebeard
    (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience
    James Bond
    British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    Brer Rabbit
    the fictional character of a rabbit who appeared in tales supposedly told by Uncle Remus and first published in 1880
    Paul Bunyan
    a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    John Henry
    hero of American folk tales; portrayed as an enormously strong black man who worked on the railroads and died from exhaustion after winning a contest with a steam drill
    Cheshire cat
    a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face; created by Lewis Carroll
    Chicken Little
    a fictional character who was hit on the head with an acorn and believed that the sky was falling
    Cinderella
    a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince
    Colonel Blimp
    a pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low
    Dracula
    fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker
    Don Quixote
    the hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical
    El Cid
    the hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century
    Fagin
    a villain in a novel by Charles Dickens
    Sir John Falstaff
    a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Father Brown
    a Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton
    Faustus
    an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Frankenstein
    the fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; he created a monster from parts of corpses
    Frankenstein's monster
    the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Goofy
    a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
    Gulliver
    a fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift
    Hamlet
    the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father
    Captain Horatio Hornblower
    a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Iago
    the villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife
    Commissaire Maigret
    a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Kilroy
    a nonexistent person popularized by American servicemen during World War II
    King Lear
    the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    Lilliputian
    a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
    Philip Marlowe
    tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Wilkins Micawber
    fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Mother Goose
    the imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes
    Mr. Moto
    Japanese sleuth created by John Marquand
    Othello
    the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife
    Pangloss
    an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire
    Pantaloon
    a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man
    Perry Mason
    fictional detective in novels by Erle Stanley Gardner
    Peter Pan
    the main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up
    Pied Piper of Hamelin
    the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pierrot
    a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face
    Pluto
    a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
    Huckleberry Finn
    a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Rip van Winkle
    the title character in a story by Washington Irving about a man who sleeps for 20 years and doesn't recognize the world when he wakens
    Ruritanian
    an imaginary inhabitant of Ruritania
    Tarzan of the Apes
    a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tom Sawyer
    the boy hero of a novel by Mark Twain
    Uncle Remus
    the fictional storyteller of tales written in the Black Vernacular and set in the South; the tales were first collected and published in book form in 1880
    Uncle Tom
    a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Uncle Sam
    a personification of the United States government
    Sherlock Holmes
    a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Simon Legree
    the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Sinbad the Sailor
    in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Snoopy
    a fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz
    Ali Baba
    the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
    Emile
    the boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    protagonist
    the principal character in a work of fiction
    Houyhnhnm
    one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift
    Little John
    legendary follower of Robin Hood; noted for his size and strength
    Little Red Riding Hood
    a girl in a fairy tale who meets a wolf while going to visit her grandmother
    Rodya Raskolnikov
    a fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel `Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil
    Robin Hood
    legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor
    Robinson Crusoe
    the hero of Daniel Defoe's novel about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island
    Rumpelstiltskin
    a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself
    Shylock
    a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare
    Tristram
    (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Iseult
    (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Scaramouche
    a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Svengali
    the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically
    Sweeney Todd
    fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Trilby
    singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali
    Walter Mitty
    fictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs
    Yahoo
    one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
    King Arthur
    a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
    Sir Galahad
    (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Sir Gawain
    (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Guenevere
    (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Sir Lancelot
    (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Merlin
    (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
    antagonist
    the main character who opposes the protagonist in a narrative or play
    type of:
    imaginary being, imaginary creature
    a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
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