As people around the world have gotten closer to each other during the 21st Century due to the advent of the invention of technology, the influence of classic literature in modern society has diminished greatly, and it is only likely to worsen with the mass usage of thoughtless media that is social media. However, some of us still appreciate the wonder of curling on a couch and reading a book. So it wouldn’t be a surprise that there will be those who can identify all the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with K on this list.
50. Kyōraku Shunsui (Bleach)
Kyōraku Shunsui is the former captain of the 8th Division, captain of the 1st Division, and Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13. His lieutenants are his niece, Nanao Ise, and Genshirō Okikiba.
49. Konan (Naruto Shippuden)
Konan was a kunoichi from Amegakure and a founding member of the original Akatsuki. After Yahiko’s death, she was partnered with Nagato, who had since taken control of Akatsuki, and was the only member to call him by his name.
48. Katsuki Bakugou (My Hero Academia)
Katsuki Bakugou also known as Kacchan by his childhood friends, and his hero name Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight, is a student in Class 1-A at U.A. High School, training to become a Pro Hero. He is the deuteragonist of the series.
47. Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)
Kisuke Urahara is the former captain of the 12th Division, as well as the founder and 1st President of the S.R.D.I.. He lives in the Human World where he owns a small convenience store that sells Shinigami items.
46. Klaes Ashford (The Expanse)
Commander Klaes Ashford was a Belter who served as First Officer aboard the OPAS Behemoth. He was appointed by Anderson Dawes and served as second-in-command to Captain Camina Drummer.
45. King Shark (DC Comics)
King Shark is a super-villain and humanoid shark. His father is Chondrakha the God of all Sharks, and his mother is a human woman.
44. Killer Croc (DC Comics)
Killer Croc is an enemy of Batman with incredible super-strength and a crocodile-like appearance. This mutation was originally a birth defect, although he became more reptilian over time due to genetic experimentation.
43. Kuchiki Byakuya (Bleach)
Kuchiki Byakuya is the 28th head of the Kuchiki Clan, one of the four great noble clans in Soul Society. He is also the captain of the 6th Division in the Gotei 13, and his current lieutenant is Renji Abarai.
42. Kitty Pryde (Marvel Comics)
Kitty Pryde, also known as Shadowcat, is a mutant with the ability to phase through matter and project a person’s consciousness back in time. She was a student at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and trained as a member of the X-Men alongside Colossus, Rogue, and Iceman.
41. Kingpin (Marvel Comics)
Wilson Grant Fisk, also known as The Kingpin, is one of the main antagonists of Marvel Comics. He is the most powerful crime lord of New York City, running a vast network of both criminal activities and legitimate businesses, using his vast wealth to garner the reputation of a philanthropist and make himself virtually untouchable by the law.
40. Killmonger (Marvel Comics)
Erik Stevens, born N’Jadaka, was a former United States Navy SEAL of Wakandan origin through his father, the Prince N’Jobu. N’Jadaka’s savagery while serving with a U.S. military black-ops unit earned him the nickname Killmonger.
39. Kurapika (HunterxHunter)
Kurapika is the last survivor of the Kurta Clan. He is a Blacklist Hunter and current leader of the organization founded by Light Nostrade and his goal is to avenge his clan and recover the remaining Scarlet Eyes.
38. Kate Bishop (Marvel Comics)
Katherine Elizabeth “Kate” Bishop is the daughter of Eleanor Bishop. Having lost her father during the Battle of New York, Bishop idolized the heroics of the Avenger Hawkeye and trained herself throughout childhood to become a master in archery.
37. Karen Page (Marvel Comics)
Karen Page is the former office manager for Nelson and Murdock and, along with Foggy Nelson, Matt Murdock, and Ben Urich, was instrumental in the effort to bring Wilson Fisk to justice. While working for Nelson and Murdock, Page came into contact with Frank Castle, who she helped defend in court.
36. Kevan Lannister (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Ser Kevan Lannister was the younger brother of Lord Tywin Lannister and one of his most loyal and trusted officers in the Lannister armies during the War of the Five Kings. After his brother’s death at the hands of his nephew Tyrion, Kevan opposes his niece Cersei’s seizure of power as leader of her son King Tommen’s small council.
35. Kanga (Winnie The Pooh)
Kanga is an anthropomorphic, stuffed kangaroo belonging to Christopher Robin that first appeared in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Hospitable and gentle, Kanga is the mother of Roo and a good friend to the Hundred Acre Wood residents, most notably Tigger.
34. Kid Flash (DC Comics)
Kid Flash is a speedster and sidekick to The Flash, a member of the Flash Family. His costume has the reverse color scheme of his mentor.
33. Krillin (Dragonball)
Krillin is a supporting protagonist in the Dragon Ball franchise. He’s one of the most powerful and talented martial artists on Earth.
32. Korra (Avatar)
Korra is the current incarnation of the Avatar and the immediate successor of Avatar Aang. Born and raised in the Southern Water Tribe, where she mastered waterbending, earthbending, and firebending, she later relocated to Republic City to attain a similar proficiency with airbending under the tutelage and guidance of Tenzin, as well as to help her overcome her aversion to the spiritual aspects of the bending arts.
31. Kreacher (Harry Potter)
Kreacher was a male house-elf who served the House of Black with fanatical loyalty for most of his life until he was left to Harry Potter upon the death of Sirius Black in 1996. He was particularly fond of “his mistress” Walburga Black, who died in 1985, but whose portrait still shrieked orders from the wall in the front hall of the Black house.
30. Kingsley Shacklebolt (Harry Potter)
Minister Kingsley Shacklebolt was a British pure-blood wizard in the employ of the Ministry of Magic. He worked for the Ministry as an Auror but joined the reconstituted Order of the Phoenix in 1995 after being convinced of the return of Lord Voldemort.
29. Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
Kimberly Ann “Kim” Possible is a high school student and freelance hero/vigilante. She is unusual in this in that she not only lacks a secret identity, but also remains on good terms with various law enforcement, government, and military agencies.
28. Ken Carson (Mattel)
Ken Kenneth Sean Carson, popularly known by his nickname Ken, is a fashion doll manufactured by Mattel, Inc. He was created by Ruth Handler, and she named Ken after her son Kenneth Handler.
27. Kronk (The Emperor’s New Groove)
Kronk is the former secondary antagonist of Disney’s 2000 animated feature film The Emperor’s New Groove, and the titular main protagonist of 2005’s Kronk’s New Groove. Kronk often serves as Yzma’s hapless henchman and a major component in her schemes to overthrow Emperor Kuzco.
26. Kristoff (Frozen)
Kristoff Bjorgman is the tritagonist of Disney‘s 2013 animated feature film Frozen, and a major character in its 2019 sequel. He is a Sami outdoorsman who worked as an ice harvester with his reindeer Sven.
25. King Candy (Wreck-It Ralph)
King Candy (real name Turbo) is the main antagonist of Disney’s 2012 animated feature film, Wreck-It Ralph. He was the self-proclaimed ruler of Sugar Rush, a kart-racing video game set in a candy-themed kingdom.
24. King Louie (The Jungle Book)
King Louie is a character in Disney’s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book. He is the obstreperous ruler of the Ancient Ruins with an affinity for swing music.
23. Kovu (The Lion King)
Kovu is the deuteragonist of the 1998 Disney direct-to-video film The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, the sequel to the 1994 film The Lion King. He is the son of Zira, the youngest brother of Nuka and Vitani, and the mate of Kiara.
22. Kiara (The Lion King)
Kiara is the protagonist of Disney’s 1998 film The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and a supporting character in its 2016-2019 TV series The Lion Guard. She is Simba and Nala’s daughter, Kion’s older sister, and the mate of Kovu.
21. Kaa (The Jungle Book)
Kaa is the secondary antagonist of Disney’s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book. He is an enormous snake with an equally large appetite, specifically for Mowgli the man-cub.
20. Kyle Broflovski (South Park)
Kyle Broflovski is one of South Park’s main characters, along with Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick. Based on co-creator Matt Stone, Kyle is a member of the only Jewish family in South Park.
19. Klaus Mikaelson (The Originals)
Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson is a character in The Originals novel series. He was born as an untriggered werewolf/untapped witch hybrid until he was turned into an Original Vampire by his mother.
18. Kitty Forman (That ’70s Show)
Katherine Anne “Kitty” Forman is a main character on That ’70s Show and That ’90s Show. Kitty is married to Red Forman and is mother to daughter Laurie, with whom she has a stressful relationship, and son Eric, whom she has a habit of overprotecting, even to the point of saying that his girlfriend/later wife Donna Pinciotti seduced her “poor boy and tricked him into having sex with her” in “Parents Find Out”, which could not be further from the truth.
17. Kif Kroker (Futurama)
Lieutenant Kif Kroker is a recurring character on Futurama. He is an undisclosed Amphibiosan alien of light green color from the planet Amphibios 9.
16. Kenny McCormick (South Park)
Kenneth “Kenny” McCormick, voiced by Matt Stone, is one of South Park’s main characters, along with Eric Cartman, Stan Marsh, and Kyle Broflovski. Kenny is most famous for dying in almost every episode in the first five seasons of South Park.
15. Kevin Malone (The Office)
Kevin is one of the few minor characters in The Office to be directly based on a character from the British original version. He is based on Keith Bishop, who shares Kevin’s lack of communication skills, musical interest, and large size.
14. Kelly Kapoor (The Office)
Kelly Rajnigandha Kapoor is played by one of the show’s writers Mindy Kaling. She is the former Customer Service Representative at Dunder Mifflin/Sabre’s Scranton Branch, but left for Ohio with her then-boyfriend, Ravi, in Season 9, therefore leaving Dunder Mifflin.
13. Kilowog (DC Comics)
Kilowog is an alien superhero known as Green Lantern and a member of the Green Lantern Corps. The Guardians of the Universe gave him a power ring fueled by willpower to protect Space Sector 674.
12. Kevin McCallister (Home Alone)
Kevin McCallister was a young boy who was mistakenly separated from his family twice and forced to defend himself against bumbling burglars Marv and Harry. He was the youngest child of Peter and Kate McCallister and the youngest sibling of Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff.
11. Kara Zor-El (DC Comics)
Kara-Zor-El, also known as Supergirl and Linda Lee Danvers, is a Kryptonian superhero based in Midvale and later San Francisco, New Athens, New York City, and Chicago. She is the cousin of Superman, and for a long time served as his “secret weapon”.
10. Kuchiki Rukia (Bleach)
Kuchiki Rukia is the current Captain of the 13th Division and formerly served as lieutenant of the 13th Division under Captain Jūshirō Ukitake. Rukia is the adoptive sister of the Captain of the 6th Division, Byakuya Kuchiki, a friend of Ichigo Kurosaki, and is married to the lieutenant of the 6th Division, Renji Abarai.
9. Kaneki Ken (Tokyo Ghoul)
Kaneki Ken is the main protagonist of the Tokyo Ghoul series and is currently Touka Kirishima’s husband and the father of Ichika Kaneki. Previously, he was a student who studied Japanese literature at Kamii University, living a relatively normal life until this quickly changed after Rize Kamishiro’s kakuhou was transplanted into him and transformed him into a one-eyed ghoul.
8. Killua Zoldyck (HunterxHunter)
Killua Zoldyck is the third child of Silva and Kikyo Zoldyck and the heir of the Zoldyck Family until he runs away from home and becomes a Rookie Hunter. He is the best friend of Gon Freecss and is currently traveling with Alluka Zoldyck.
7. Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
Kakashi Hatake is a shinobi of Konohagakure’s Hatake clan and the former Sixth Hokage. Famed as Kakashi of the Sharingan, he is one of Konoha’s most talented ninjas, regularly looked to for advice and leadership despite his personal dislike of responsibility.
6. Khan Noonien (Star Trek)
Khan Noonien Singh (or simply Khan) was an extremely intelligent and dangerous superhuman. He was the most prominent of the genetically-engineered Human Augments of the late-20th century Eugenics Wars period on Earth and was considered by the USS Enterprise command crew, over three centuries later, to have been “the best” of them.
5. Keyser Söze (The Usual Suspects)
Keyser Söze. also known as Roger “Verbal” Kint, is the protagonist villain of the 1995 film The Usual Suspects, played by Kevin Spacey. He is a notorious criminal mastermind who poses as a petty criminal and engineers a complicated scheme to kill a man who could identify him to the police.
4. Kermit The Frog (Sesame Street)
Kermit the Frog, arguably Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet creation, was the star and host of The Muppet Show, played a significant role on Sesame Street, and served as the logo of The Jim Henson Company. He continues to star in the Muppet movies and makes numerous TV appearances.
3. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Katniss Everdeen is the main protagonist and the narrator of The Hunger Games trilogy which is adapted from the novels of Suzanne Collins of the same name. After her younger sister, Primrose, was reaped to participate in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss volunteered to take her place as the female tribute from District 12, and this action set in motion the events of the entire series.
2. King Kong (King Kong)
King Kong is a classic movie monster who resembles a gigantic ape. He has appeared in various films, TV shows, cartoons, comics, and video games, and the character first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong, which received universal acclaim upon its initial release and re-releases.
1. Kal-El (DC Comics)
Born Kal-El on the distant planet Krypton, he was sent to Earth as a child to survive Krypton’s destruction and became Superman, Earth’s premiere superhero and the stalwart protector of Metropolis. Raised with high moral ideals, he uses his extraordinary superpowers to fight evil and protect the innocent and conceals his civilian identity as Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis.