Pop culture has been the gift that keeps on giving, regularly churning out lovable fictional characters over the years. Be it films, TV show productions, novels, games, memes, or YouTube videos, you will always find these characters somehow being involved in our mundane day-to-day conversations. It’s this simple fact that shows that they’ve stood the test of time and are among the greatest in that realm.
In this list are the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with B. How many of them do you know? Let’s find out!
50. Bootstrap Bill Turner (The Pirates Of The Caribbean)
William “Bootstrap Bill” Turner, Senior. is a crew member on Davy Jones’ Flying Dutchman, and Will Turner’s father in The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, portrayed by Stellan Skarsgård. Bootstrap was once an associate of Jack Sparrow and remained the only member of the crew who was loyal to Jack after the mutiny.
49. Banana Joe (The Amazing World Of Gumball)
Joseph “Banana Joe” A. Banana is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball, and the class clown of Miss Simian’s class at Elmore Junior High. When he cracks his jokes, he thinks people are laughing with him, when they are really laughing at him, or not at all.
48. Big Bird (Sesame Street)
Big Bird is an 8’2″ yellow bird who lives on Sesame Street. The world-famous bird who can roller-skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw and even ride a unicycle has been a central character on Sesame Street for the program’s run, debuting in the first episode.
47. Betty Rubble (The Flintstones)
Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Rubble is the beautiful and very attractive wife of Barney Rubble, the adoptive mother of Bamm-Bamm Rubble, the grandmother of Chip and Roxy, a fictional character and the tetartagonist of the original series, The Flintstones and the rest of the franchise.
46. Bender (Futurama)
Bender Bending Rodríguez designated Bending Unit 22, commonly known as Bender, is a bending unit created by a division of MomCorp in Tijuana, Mexico. He lives with his best friend, Fry, and is equipped with Gaydar, though it typically indicates that everyone is gay.
45. Brian O’conner (Fast And Furious)
Brian O’Conner is a former officer in the Los Angeles Police Department and former agent in the FBI who makes a full transition to criminal life when he abandons the FBI to help Dominic Toretto, a street racer, avenge the death of his wife, Letty Ortiz and allows him to escape the law again, this time accompanying him. He was portrayed by Paul Walker.
44. Babe (Babe)
Babe is the titular protagonist of Babe the Gallant Pig, and its sequel, Babe: Pig in the City. He is also the adopted son of Fly, the female border collie.
43. Billy Batson (DC Comics)
Billy Batson is a teenager who becomes Shazam, the world’s mightiest mortal. Granted access to incredible powers by the wizard Shazam, he speaks the wizard’s name and is struck by a lightning bolt that gives him the powers of the gods.
42. Bob The Builder (Bob The Builder)
Bob is the titular character in Bob the Builder and appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop-motion animated program living in a small town called Bobsville with his colleague Wendy, various neighbors, and friends.
41. Barney The Dinosaur (Barney & Friends)
Barney is a purple dinosaur and the main protagonist of the television series Barney & Friends. A two hundred million year (two dinosaur years) old, six-foot-tall purple tyrannosaurus-rex with a green tummy and green spots on his back and his tail and yellow toes, he comes to life through a child’s imagination, springing up from a doll to full size.
40. Bullseye (Marvel Comics)
Bullseye is a major enemy of both Elektra and Daredevil and an antagonist in Marvel Comics, serving as the secondary antagonist of the Daredevil franchise. He is a psychopathic assassin who is able to use almost any object as a lethal weapon.
39. Betty Boop (Betty Boop)
Betty Boop is the main character of the Betty Boop film series. She is a female cartoon character best known for her “Boop-Oop-a-Doop” catchphrase, which is usually followed by a “Bop”, which is a high-pitched squeak that is often incorporated into her “Boop” routine.
38. Blossom (The Powerpuff Girls)
Blossom is the main protagonist of the animated television series The Powerpuff Girls, along with her sisters, Bubbles, and Buttercup. She’s the Commander and Leader; she’s the bright but egocentric leader of the superhero trio.
37. Bubbles (The Powerpuff Girls)
Bubbles is the deuteragonist of the animated television series The Powerpuff Girls. She is the Joy and the Laughter; she is the emotional glue of the superhero trio and the “sugar” ingredient of the three.
36. Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls)
Buttercup is the tritagonist of the animated television series The Powerpuff Girls. She’s the Toughest Fighter; she’s the bravest, most headstrong of the superhero trio.
35. Baloo (The Jungle Book)
Baloo is a fun-loving, easygoing, and good-natured sloth bear who becomes the best friend of a “man-cub” named Mowgli in The Jungle Book.
34. Bagheera (The Jungle Book)
Bagheera is an honorable, albeit short-tempered panther that served as the guardian of the “man-cub”, Mowgli in The Jungle Book.
33. Bambi (Bambi)
Bambi is the titular protagonist of Disney‘s 1942 animated feature film, Bambi. A deer living in a forest, he is best friends with Thumper (a rabbit) and Flower (a skunk).
32. The Beast (Beauty And The Beast)
The Beast is the male protagonist of Beauty and the Beast. A prince by birth, he was cursed into becoming a monster by a mysterious Enchantress as punishment for his selfish and cruel manners.
31. Belle (Beauty And The Beast)
Belle is the female protagonist of Beauty and the Beast. Belle’s passion for fantastical stories, coupled with her outcast status, left her yearning for a life of adventure outside her small village, and she unexpectedly gets her wish when she becomes the Beast’s prisoner in order to save her father’s life.
30. Brian Griffin (Family Guy)
Brian Griffin is an 8-year-old talking white Labrador who has lived with the Griffin family since Peter picked him up as a stray. He also possesses various anthropomorphic qualities, such as the ability to speak intelligently, drive a car, and walk bipedally.
29. Ben Tennyson (Ben 10)
Benjamin Kirby “Ben” Tennyson is the titular main protagonist of the Ben 10 franchise. He was an ordinary ten-year-old boy until he found the Omnitrix, a powerful watch-like device that allowed him to turn into ten different aliens.
28. Bigfoot (Bigfoot)
Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is a giant ape-like creature that some people believe roams North America. Just like the Chupacabra or Loch Ness monster, there’s scant physical evidence to suggest Bigfoot is actually out there.
27. Beast (Marvel Comics)
Beast (Dr. Henry Philip “Hank” McCoy) is a fictional character and superhero from Marvel Comics, and a member of the X-Men, who is a genius despite his animal-like appearance. He is also a mutant and is incredibly agile and strong, with distinctive blue fur covering his entire body.
26. Buffy Summers (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Buffy Summers is the titular main protagonist of the Buffyverse. She was a normal teenager before becoming the Slayer, burdened with the responsibility of battling vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness.
25. Bella Swan (Twilight)
Isabella “Bella” Marie Cullen is the main protagonist in the Twilight series. She is the wife of Edward Cullen, former love interest and best friend of Jacob Black, and mother of Renesmee Cullen.
24. Blade (Blade)
Blade (Eric Brooks), also known as the Daywalker, is a fictional comic book character, superhero, half-vampire hybrid, and vampire hunter of the Marvel Universe. He appears as the main protagonist of the titular comics and a supporting character in other individual comics.
23. Benjamin Button (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)
Benjamin “Ben” Button was born at WWI’s end, (Armistice Day), with the appearance/health issues of an elderly man in his 80s, he was adopted and raised by Queenie at her home for the elderly and eventually grew much healthier (as his body grew younger), as the years passed.
22. Bernadette Rostenkowski (The Big Bang Theory)
Dr. Bernadette Maryann Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, is a supporting character in The Big Bang Theory and was a waitress at the Cheesecake Factory and has earned her Ph.D. in microbiology, now working at a pharmaceutical company and being married to Howard Wolowitz.
21. Blondie (The Dollars Trilogy)
An unidentified drifter and bounty hunter, Blondie was active as early as the Civil War and as late as the following decade. During his career, he retrieved gold buried in Sad Hill Cemetery, helped eliminate the outlaw El Indio, and brought peace to the town of San Miguel.
20. BB-8 (Star Wars)
BB-8 was a BB-series astromech droid that operated approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. He had a dome head, similar to that of R2 series astromech droids, with the bulk of his body made up of a ball on which the droid’s head rolled.
19. Brienne Of Tarth (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Ser Brienne of Tarth is a knight of House Tarth and the only daughter of Lord Selwyn Tarth. Prior to the Battle of Winterfell, Brienne was knighted by Ser Jaime Lannister, making her the first woman of the Seven Kingdoms to become a knight.
18. Bronn (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Bronn is the Lord of Highgarden, Lord Paramount of the Reach, Master of Coin, and the founder of his house. Initially a skilled and dangerous sellsword, who comes to prominence when he champions for Tyrion Lannister in his trial by combat at the Eyrie, Bronn subsequently enters Tyrion’s service as his personal bodyguard, assassin, and enforcer.
17. Bumblebee (Transformers)
Bumblebee is an Autobot warrior and the former scout of Team Prime, as well as the former guardian of his human friend, Raf Esquivel, in Transformers: Prime. Bumblebee was a very important member of Optimus’s team during the Great War and was with Optimus for the longest out of any Autobot, excluding Ratchet.
16. Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
Barnabus Stinson is a fictional character portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris and is one of the show’s main characters. He is a brash, manipulative and opinionated person known as a womanizer and also known for his love of expensive suits, laser tag, and Scotch whiskey.
15. Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
A highly trained and former Russian spy, Black Widow, also known as Natasha Romanova, is a fictional character and superhero in Marvel Comics, and a member of the superhero team, Avengers.
14. Bane (DC Comics)
Bane is a fictional character and supervillain in DC Comics and a major antagonist of the Batman comics and series. He is a recurring nemesis of the superhero Batman, known as the supervillain who “broke that bat”, as Bane once managed to break Batman’s spine.
13. Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
King T’Challa, also known as Black Panther, is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, the leader of the Kingdom of Wakanda, and a member of the Avengers. He was portrayed by Chadwick Boseman.
12. Barry Allen (DC Comics)
Bartholomew Henry “Barry” Allen is The Flash is the son of Henry and Nora Allen, the younger twin brother of the villain Cobalt Blue, and father of the Dawn and Don Allen (The Tornado Twins). He is a superhero in the Justice League and a forensic scientist, who can channel the speed force, allowing him to be the fastest man alive
11. Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)
Bellatrix “Bella” Lestrange was a British witch, cousin of Regulus and Sirius Black, and the elder sister of Andromeda Tonks and Narcissa Malfoy. She was a member of the House of Black, an old wizarding family, and a Death Eater, fanatically loyal to Lord Voldemort and among the most dangerous and sadistic of his followers.
10. Boromir (The Lord Of The Rings)
Boromir was a valiant warrior of Gondor, renowned for his prowess in combat and skill on the battlefield. He was the older brother of Faramir and the eldest son of Denethor II, who was Steward of Gondor during the War of the Ring, and his wife Finduilas.
9. Brandon Stark (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
King Bran I the Broken, born Brandon Stark and commonly known simply as “Bran”, is the fourth child and second son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark. Bran is a warg and a greenseer serving as the new Three-Eyed Raven and crowned as the first elected ruler of the Six Kingdoms.
8. Bruce Banner (Marvel Comics)
Bruce Banner is a young nuclear physics and gamma scientist. After a freak accident with a gamma-ray machine, he was transformed into the furious, terrifyingly large, green-skinned monster known as the Hulk.
7. Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
Buzz Lightyear is the deuteragonist of the Toy Story franchise. He is a spaceman action figure originally belonging to Andy Davis and is also the best friend of Sheriff Woody and the boyfriend of Jessie.
6. Boba Fett (Star Wars)
Boba Fett was a human male crime lord and former bounty hunter whose career spanned decades, from the fall of the Galactic Republic to the end of the rule of the Galactic Empire. Originally code-named Alpha, he was an unaltered clone of the famed Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett who raised the boy as his son.
5. Bilbo Baggins (The Lord Of The Rings)
Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit of the Shire, the main protagonist of The Hobbit and a secondary character in The Lord of the Rings. One of the bearers of the One Ring, Bilbo was the first hobbit to become famous in the world at large, and one of the few to set foot in the Undying Lands.
4. Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
Bartholomew “Bart” Jojo Simpson is the mischievous, rebellious, misunderstood, disruptive, and “potentially dangerous” oldest child of the Simpson family in The Simpsons. He is the only son of Homer and Marge Simpson and the older brother of Lisa and Maggie.
3. Barbie (Barbie)
Barbara Millicent Roberts is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. She has gone through many changes throughout the years from her debut in 1959, to now she comes in all varieties.
2. Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character. He is best known for his starring roles in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of theatrical short films produced by Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American Animation.
1. Batman / Bruce Wayne (DC Comics)
Batman is the titular main protagonist of the Batman comics, cartoons, movies, and video games franchises. He is widely considered one of the greatest superheroes of all time and is one of the most iconic superheroes in comic book history.