The world contains so many brilliantly written fictional characters that it’s really hard to narrow them down to one singular list. However, in this article, I make an attempt to list the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with P. Which characters below do you think have stood the test of time?
60. Paper Boi (Atlanta)
Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles is an up-and-coming rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. As an up-and-coming rapper, Alfred struggles to understand the difference between real life and street life, and despite being famous, he is genuinely bored with his celebrity status and uninterested in his presence on social media.
59. Piglet (Winnie The Pooh)
Piglet is an anthropomorphic stuffed piglet belonging to Christopher Robin that first appeared in Disney’s 1968 animated short, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. He is the timid and phobic best friend of Winnie the Pooh.
58. Polka-Dot Man (DC Comics)
Polka Dot Man, also known as Mister Polka Dot, is a Gotham City super-villain and an enemy of Batman. His suit is covered in spots that can be peeled off and turned into different objects to be used for a variety of purposes.
57. Poison Ivy (DC Comics)
Poison Ivy is a super-villain and eco-terrorist with the ability to control plants, usually an antagonist to Batman. Originally, she was botanist Pamela Isley working underneath professor Jason Woodrue until an accident gave her powers and turned her insane.
56. Peggy Bundy (Married With Children)
Margaret “Peg” Bundy is the wife of Al Bundy, mother to Kelly and Bud, and self-described housewife of the Bundy household. Peggy is notorious for her laziness and for her promiscuity.
55. Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born, as well as the forces of creation and destruction. The Phoenix Force is said to predate darkness and is stated to be the fire from which all things were born.
54. Peter Quill (Marvel Comics)
Peter Quill was born on Earth, the son of a human mother and an alien father. Plucked from his rural home, he was thrust into a life of roguery and adventure across the stars.
53. Peggy Carter (Marvel Comics)
Doctor Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Carter, Ph.D., was one of the most prominent agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve during and after World War II and one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Originally a code-breaker working at Bletchley Park, she joined the Special Operations Executive following her brother’s death.
52. Punisher (Marvel Comics)
Francis David “Frank” Castle, Sr., is a former United States Marine-turned-vigilante. While serving in Afghanistan alongside Billy Russo, where the duo became friends, Castle and Russo joined the black-ops team, Cerberus Squad under the command of CIA Officer William Rawlins aimed at capturing, interrogating, and executing high-value targets.
51. Percy Weasley (Harry Potter)
Percy Ignatius “Perce” Weasley was an English pure-blood wizard, the third child of Arthur and Molly Weasley. He was the younger brother of Bill and Charlie, the older brother of the late Fred Weasley, George, Ron, and Ginny.
50. Podrick Payne (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Ser Podrick Payne, often called Pod, is a knight of House Payne and a member of King Bran the Broken’s Kingsguard. He began as a squire during the War of the Five Kings and was eventually assigned to Lord Tyrion Lannister.
49. Pomona Sprout (Harry Potter)
Professor Pomona Sprout was a witch who worked as Head of Hufflepuff House and Head of the Herbology department at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She attended the school in her youth, where she was Sorted into Hufflepuff and excelled at Herbology.
48. Poppy Pomfrey (Harry Potter)
Madam Poppy Pomfrey was a British or Irish witch and the matron at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was a very competent Healer, having been in the position for, at least, the last quarter of the 20th century.
47. Parvati Patil (Harry Potter)
Parvati Patil was a witch of Indian heritage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patil, and the identical twin sister of Padma. She was sorted into Gryffindor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but her sister Padma was sorted into Ravenclaw.
46. Padma Patil (Harry Potter)
Padma Patil was a witch of Indian heritage who was in the same year as the famous Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was the identical twin sister of Parvati Patil.
45. Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)
Petunia Dursley was an English Muggle woman, the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, and the sister of the Muggle-born witch Lily Potter. During her childhood, she became resentful of her sister for being a witch, broke off contact with her sister, and refused to have any contact with the wizarding world.
44. Peter Pettigrew (Harry Potter)
Peter Pettigrew, usually referred to as Wormtail or Scabbers, was a wizard. He began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1971 and was sorted into Gryffindor House.
43. Preston Burke (Grey’s Anatomy)
Preston Burke is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He was formerly head of cardiothoracic surgery at Seattle Grace Hospital, but quit after leaving his fiancée, Cristina Yang, during their wedding.
42. Phyllis Vance (The Office)
Phyllis Vance (née Lapin), is played by Phyllis Smith in the television series The Office. She is a sales representative at Dunder Mifflin Scranton.
41. Philip J. Fry (Futurama)
Philip J. Fry, commonly known simply by his surname Fry, is the main protagonist of the animated sitcom Futurama. Fry was a native of the 20th century who was cryogenically frozen seconds into the year 2000, having fallen in just as 1999 ended.
40. Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
Philip Humphrey “Phil” Dunphy is Claire Dunphy’s husband and father of their three children, Haley, Alex, and Luke. He works as a real estate agent in California.
39. Petyr Baelish (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Lord Petyr Baelish, popularly called Littlefinger, was the Master of Coin on the small council under King Robert Baratheon and King Joffrey Baratheon. He was a skilled manipulator and used his ownership of brothels in King’s Landing to both acquire vast wealth and accrue intelligence on political rivals.
38. Peter Petrelli (Heroes)
Peter Petrelli, portrayed by Milo Ventimiglia, is the main protagonist of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. He is a hospice nurse-turned-paramedic in his mid-20s with the power to absorb and mimic the powers of other evolved humans or “Evos”.
37. Perry Cox (Scrubs)
Dr. Percival Ulysses “Perry” Cox, M.D. is the Chief of Medicine and Attending Physician at New Sacred Heart Hospital. He is also currently teaching at Winston University.
36. Penny Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory)
Penelope “Penny” Hofstadter is a fictional character on the American CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actress Kaley Cuoco. She is the primary female character in the series.
35. Pam Beesly (The Office)
Pamela Morgan “Pam” Halpert is a fictional character on The Office, played by Jenna Fischer. Her character is initially the receptionist at the paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin, before becoming a saleswoman and eventually office administrator until she left in the series finale.
34. Peter Pevensie (The Chronicles Of Narnia)
Peter Pevensie was the eldest of the Pevensie children, who ruled the Kingdom of Narnia during its Golden Age. Responsible and caring by nature, he always wanted to do what was best for his siblings.
33. Peter Rabbit (Peter Rabbit)
Peter Rabbit is one of the three main protagonists and a titular character in the Western Animation TV Series namesake Peter Rabbit which in turn is based on the fictional anthropomorphic animal character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter.
32. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson)
Perseus “Percy” Jackson is an eighteen-year-old Greek demigod, the son of Poseidon and Sally Jackson. He is the main protagonist and narrator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and one of the main characters of The Heroes of Olympus series.
31. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
Patrick is a wealthy, materialistic Wall Street investment banker who moonlights as possibly one of the most vicious serial killers in fiction, as his tortures and defilements of women are described in graphic detail and may span almost entire chapters; he is also cannibalistic, necrophilic, and habitually cruel to animals.
30. Paul Bunyan (North American Loggers)
Paul Bunyan, giant lumberjack, mythical hero of the lumber camps in the United States, is a symbol of bigness, strength, and vitality. The tales and anecdotes that form the Paul Bunyan legend are typical of the tradition of frontier tall tales.
29. Powder (Arcane: League Of Legends)
Jinx, born as Powder, is a notorious Zaunite criminal and Vi’s younger sister. When she was a little girl, her parents were killed in a failed uprising against Piltover, leading Vander, the upspoken leader of the undercity, to adopt both her and Vi as his own daughters.
28. Puss In Boots (Shrek)
Puss in Boots is a cat loosely based on the fairy tale character of the same name with the boots, hat, cape, and sword commonly associated with the fairy tale. Puss speaks with a Spanish accent and is voiced by Antonio Banderas.
27. Portia (Merchant Of Venice)
Portia, an only child, has recently lost her wealthy father, a citizen of Belmont. He has doted on her and, unusually for the time, educated her to the point where she has become a legal scholar.
26. Porthos (The Musketeers)
Porthos is one of the main characters of The Musketeers. A loyal and devoted Musketeer himself, he often puts himself in needless danger to protect his friends and family.
25. Professor X (Marvel Comics)
Charles Francis Xavier had a dream, where mutants and humans lived together in perfect harmony and peace, as equals and used his family’s fortune to found Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, the X-Men, New Mutants, and even Generation X, to see this dream through.
24. Pumbaa (The Lion King)
Pumbaa is a major character in Disney‘s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King, and the deuteragonist of the 2004 film, The Lion King 1½.
23. Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants)
Patrick Star is one of the ten main characters of the animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the main character of his own spin-off, The Patrick Star Show.
22. Peppa Pig (Peppa Pig)
Peppa Pig is the titular character of the series of the same name. Her singing voice is provided by Lily Snowden-Fine.
21. Prince Charming (Cinderella)
Prince Charming is the tritagonist of Disney’s 1950 animated feature film, Cinderella. As his name suggests, he is the prince of a faraway kingdom, known for his dashing and handsome air.
20. Phoebe Buffay (Friends)
Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan (née Buffay) is one of the main characters in the popular sitcom Friends, portrayed by Lisa Kudrow.
19. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
Peter Löwenbräu Griffin, Sr., born Justin Peter Griffin according to his birth records in “Quagmire’s Mom”, is a man of Irish descent currently residing in Quahog, Rhode Island.
18. Pac-Man (Pac-Man)
Pac-Man, formerly known as Puck Man in Japan, is the main protagonist of the Pac-Man series.
17. Pluto (The Chain Gang)
Pluto is Mickey Mouse’s pet dog that first appeared as a nameless bloodhound in the 1930s The Chain Gang.
16. Predator (Predator)
The Predator is a fictional extraterrestrial species featured in the Predator science-fiction franchise, characterized by its trophy hunting of other dangerous species for sport, including humans and its fictional counterparts, Xenomorphs.
15. Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
Pocahontas is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1995 animated feature film of the same name. She is the daughter of Chief Powhatan, the leader of a Native American tribe in Virginia.
14. Porky Pig (Looney Tunes)
Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons.
13. Pennywise the Dancing Clown (It)
Pennywise the Dancing Clown aka It is the main antagonist of It, a novel which was written by Stephen King. It is a mysterious monster that lives in the sewers under the town of Derry, Maine, and often kills children.
12. Padme Amidala (Star Wars)
Padmé Amidala Naberrie was a human female senator who represented the people of Naboo during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Prior to her career in the Galactic Senate, Amidala was the elected ruler of the Royal House of Naboo.
11. Pinocchio (Pinocchio)
Pinocchio is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1940 animated feature film of the same name.
10. Paulie Walnuts (The Sopranos)
Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri, played by Tony Sirico, is a caporegime (captain) and later underboss in the DiMeo crime family.
9. Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)
Portgas D. Ace, born as Gol D. Ace and nicknamed “Fire Fist Ace”, was the adoptive older brother of Monkey D. Luffy and Sabo, and the son of the late Pirate King Gol D. Roger and his late lover Portgas D Rouge.
8. Peter Pan (Peter Pan)
Peter Pan is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1953 animated feature film of the same name. Peter travels from the enchanted isle of Neverland all the way to London just to hear Wendy Darling spin tales about him and his adventures.
7. Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
Margaret “Peggy” Olson is an employee at Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency who starts out as Don Draper’s secretary.
6. Pain (Naruto Shippuden)
With the Outer Path, Nagato could form what he calls his “Six Paths of Pain“. By embedding black receivers throughout the bodies of six corpses – arranged to resemble body piercings – Nagato was able to control all of them remotely as though they were his own.
5. Pikachu (Pokémon)
Pikachu is an Electric-type Pokémon that was introduced in Generation I. Pikachu is renowned for being the most well-known and recognizable Pokémon.
4. Pink Panther (Pink Panther)
The Pink Panther is a fictional animated character who appeared in the opening and closing credit sequences of every film in the Pink Panther series.
3. Popeye (Popeye)
Popeye is the main protagonist of the Popeye franchise, a sailor character created in 1928 by Elzie Crisler Segar for his Thimble Theater comic strip.
2. Paul Atreides (Dune)
Paul Atreides, predominantly known as Muad’Dib, was the last Duke of the noble House Atreides. The only son of Duke Leto Atreides I and Lady Jessica Atreides, Paul’s early years were overshadowed by suspicions of him being the Kwisatz Haderach prepared for by the breeding program of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, achieved one generation early due to the disobedience of his mother in producing a son rather than a daughter.
1. Peter Parker (Marvel Comics)
Sometimes student, sometimes scientist, and sometimes photographer, Peter Parker is a full-time superhero better known as the web-slinging Spider-Man. As an orphaned child, Peter was raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May, and lives by the motto “With great power there must also come great responsibility.”