The 11 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013

These are the on-screen figures who got our attention

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chacalcdn
chacalcdn

And to see that she is still walking on the ground like us, her family and resent being anything other than HERSELF at her age is truly ADMIRABLE.

I wish she could have the opportunity to be just a nobody for 15 minutes any time she want or needs to.

WISH SENT TO SANTA.

chacalcdn
chacalcdn

# 5 the weiner...

To use so much of his time  on so little ...

And the earth STILL kept on turning, LOL.


chacalcdn
chacalcdn

#6 the congressman   nah he was a rookie compared to the real 1s.

They probably had a good wine & dine with their lobbyist.

VOTING could CHANGE .... 

I know I am a lost cause OPTIMIST.

jamesdlandis
jamesdlandis

Silly me.  From the title I thought this was about books.  (And it should have been.)

MikeRains
MikeRains

A pathetic list for a pathetic nation.  

Tiana
Tiana

I'm glad that they chose her but I hate the reasoning behind it.

No Katniss Everdeen is not influential because she inspired products created for mass production. Just no. 
Katniss Everdeen is a symbol for hope and revolution. She represents strength and courage through hard times and her story inspires us to stand up to anybody trying to control us. She is one of the best female characters of our generation and should be acknowledged for it.

thalbrana
thalbrana

All hail the king: Heisenberg!

DerekBenjamin
DerekBenjamin

Where the hell is Carrie Matheson? She would have that skank Olivia Pope stuffed in a cargo crate on the next freighter to some CIA black site. She's way more interesting, relatable and socially relevant.

sarahallegra
sarahallegra

Any one of these, except for Walter White, over Richard Harrow???  UNTHINKABLE.  The entire internet is in mourning for him.

steviearty
steviearty

How did Jax Teller not make the list??

JimBurnell
JimBurnell

Hrm... While I applaud the idea of the "Burka Avenger" leading the charge to fight corrupt politicians and educate Muslim women, and while she looks pretty cool to westerners who automatically associate her garb with Japanese ninjas, I don't think that it's super positive that she wears (and is named after) the garment that essentially represents female oppression in Islam.

phmuriel
phmuriel

where the fuck is fiona goode

Nicoleeoli12
Nicoleeoli12

Seriously? That's why you think Katniss Everdeen is influential?  Because corporations missed the point entirely and continue to act like the Capitol? Damn. Read the books.  Katniss one of the first of Hollywood's strong, leading female characters and her plight brings to light the struggle against income inequality that is plaguing our real life world. #WeAretheDistricts

DeeRee
DeeRee

I think Tony Soprano should have made the list since James Gandolfini died this year:(

Nualaan
Nualaan

Congratulations to Laverne Cox/Sophia Burset!  She brought real-life to the role.  Well done!

LuisFernando
LuisFernando

No Doctor? No Fez for you, TIME. Tsc Tsc

briannegrace815
briannegrace815

I agree with Walter White being number one, but I don't know about the rest of this list. I'd argue that Doctor Who likely deserves a place here, too. 50th anniversary, longest running sci-fi series, successful cross from British to American television...it was a good year for the mad man in a box.

MPT
MPT

Batman's more influential than these guys

LuisRAgostini
LuisRAgostini

NOBODY from The Walking Dead? Rick/Darryl/The Governor? Cable TV's highest rated show?

faraz.hamied
faraz.hamied

@JimBurnell i would pretty much appreciate if u'll just look up for the Islamic point of view :)


MEEfO
MEEfO

@JimBurnellIin a sense she's taking the power back, transforming it from a symbol of oppression to a symbol of hope and heroism.

RichardBergstrom
RichardBergstrom

@Nicoleeoli12 If you read the books, Katniss is pretty much a pawn that the Capitol and then District 13 uses and goes pretty psychotic as people try to manipulate her. She's relevant, influential,memorable and dynamics, but I'm not sure she's particuarly strong especially without Peeta's help.

Ragnarok
Ragnarok

@MPT Yeah, to little kids maybe. But we here in adult land love us some meth kingpins.

Ivana2804
Ivana2804

@RichardBergstrom@Nicoleeoli12I have read the books, and Katniss is much more than a pawn, and she does NOT go psychotic. She is a strong, brave and compassionate girl who fights to protect those she loves (from the moment she volunteered for her little sister, and before when she had to be her family's breadwinner by hunting since age 11) and who has defied the mighty Capitol and become a symbol for people. This is why people like Snow, Plutarch, Coin wanted to use and manipulate her - and what else did you expect? She has no political power, she is 16-17 and from an impoverished district. But they can't really control her - she breaks free from their control time and again. 

 *SPOILERS*

In Mockingjay (when she IS without Peeta's help, and when she is depressed and suffering from severe PTSD and falling apart), she inspires the revolution, which does line up with Coin's interests, but she also finds a way to bring District 2 to the rebellion without bloodshed - on her own, completely separately from any plans by the D13 leaders, through personal example and sacrifice. And when she realizes that the outcome of the revolution is an "Animal Farm" one, and that nothing would change under Coin's regime except for the players, she takes matters into her own hands, dupes Coin and then assassinates her, preventing her from ruling Panem as Snow 2.0 and re-installing the Games with Capitol children - even though she believed it would mean her own death. It doesn't, but Katniss ends up as an unsung hero, who is going to be seen as an insane fallen hero, for the act that ensured Panem's future.

LuisRAgostini
LuisRAgostini

@SmittyWerbenjagermanjensen1 Quality has nothing to do with influential. When you get in front of more eyeballs than anyone else on a weekly basis, you are bound to exert a high level of influence.

elenamex
elenamex

rick should easily be on this list. you cant tell me kevin spacey from house of cards influenced more people. ludicrous.

MEEfO
MEEfO

@elenamexI can tell you that. Because he did. The Walking Dead is popular but the characters--as written for the television series--are trash. Deal with it.

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