HyperDic: fictional_character

English > 1 sense of the expression fictional character:
NOUNperson fictional character, fictitious character, characteran imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
English > fictional character: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningAn imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story).
Synonymsfictitious character, character
InstancesAladdinIn the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie
Ali BabaThe fictional woodcutter who discovered that 'open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
Argonaut(Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece
Arthur, King ArthurA 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)
BabarAn imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children
BeatriceThe woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy
BeowulfThe legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century
Bluebeard(fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women
Bond, James BondBritish secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
Brer RabbitThe fictional character of a rabbit who appeared in tales supposedly told by Uncle Remus and first published in 1880
Bunyan, Paul BunyanA legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
Cheshire catA fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face
Chicken LittleA fictional character who was hit on the head with an acorn and believed that the sky was falling
CinderellaA fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince
Colonel BlimpA pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low
Don QuixoteThe hero of a romance by Cervantes
Draculafictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker
El CidThe hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century
EmileThe boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
FaginA villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens
Falstaff, Sir John FalstaffA dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
Father BrownA Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton
Faust, FaustusAn alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
FrankensteinThe fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monsterThe monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
Galahad, Sir Galahad(Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table
Gawain, Sir Gawain(Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
GoofyA cartoon character created by Walt Disney
Guinevere, Guenevere(Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur
GulliverA fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift
HamletThe hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father
Horatio Hornblower, Captain Horatio HornblowerA fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
HouyhnhnmOne of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift
Huckleberry Finn, Huck FinnA mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
IagoThe villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife
Inspector Maigret, Commissaire MaigretA fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
Iseult, Isolde(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
John Henryhero of American folk tales
KilroyA nonexistent person popularized by American servicemen during World War II
Lancelot, Sir Lancelot(Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table
Lear, King LearThe hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
LilliputianA 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
Little Johnlegendary follower of Robin Hood
Little Red Riding HoodA girl in a fairy tale who meets / meets a wolf while going to visit her grandmother
Marlowe, Philip Marlowetough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
Merlin(Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
Micawber, Wilkins Micawberfictional character created by Charles Dickens
Mother GooseThe imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes
Mr. MotoJapanese sleuth created by John Marquand
OthelloThe hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife
PanglossAn incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire
PantaloonA character in the commedia dell'arte
Perry Masonfictional detective in novels by Erle Stanley Gardner
Peter PanThe main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie
Pied Piper, Pied Piper of HamelinThe title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
PierrotA male character in French pantomime
PlutoA cartoon character created by Walt Disney
Raskolnikov, Rodya RaskolnikovA fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel 'Crime and Punishment'
Rip van WinkleThe 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
Robin Hoodlegendary English outlaw of the 12th century
Robinson CrusoeThe hero of Daniel Defoe's novel about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island
RumpelstiltskinA dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm / Grimm
RuritanianAn imaginary inhabitant of Ruritania
Scaramouch, ScaramoucheA stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
Sherlock Holmes, HolmesA fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
ShylockA merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare
Simon LegreeThe cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sinbad the Sailor, SinbadIn the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
SnoopyA fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz
SvengaliThe musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically
Tarzan, Tarzan of the ApesA man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Todd, Sweeney Toddfictional character in a play by George Pitt
Tom SawyerThe boy hero of a novel by Mark Twain
Trilbysinger in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali
Tristan, 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
Uncle RemusThe fictional storyteller of tales written in the Black Vernacular and set in the South
Uncle SamA personification of the United States government
Uncle TomA servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Walter Mittyfictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs
YahooOne of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift
Narrowerprotagonist, agonistThe principal character in a work of fiction
Broaderimaginary being, imaginary creatureA creature / creature of the imagination
Spanishpersonaje ficticio
Catalanpersonatge fictici

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