Without any ranking, I have created a list of the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with R. Some of them are film or TV show characters, while others are literary and gaming characters. How many of them do you recognize?
80. Ryan Howard (The Office)
Ryan Howard is an American salesman, former receptionist, and convicted fraudster who works at Dunder Mifflin. He was a temporary employee until he was promoted as Vice President of Sales.
79. Robert Chase (House)
Dr. Robert Chase was the diagnostic team’s surgeon and intensive care (intensivist) specialist during the first three seasons. He has been on the diagnostic team with House longer than either of the other two members at the time.
78. Richard Webber (Grey’s Anatomy)
Richard Webber is an attending general surgeon and the current Residency Program Director at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital; and the current Chief Medical Officer of the Catherine Fox Foundation.
77. Red Forman (That ’70s Show)
Reginald Albert “Red” Forman is a main character on That ’70s Show and That ’90s Show.
76. Randy Marsh (South Park)
Randy Marsh is the son of Marvin and Grandma Marsh, the husband of Sharon, and the father of Stan and Shelley. He is voiced by Trey Parker.
75. Richard Hendricks (Silicon Valley)
Richard Hendricks was the CEO and founder of Pied Piper as well as PiperNet and is currently a Gavin Belson Professor of Ethics in Technology at Stanford.
74. Rocinante (Don Quixote)
Rocinante is Don Quixote’s horse in the two-part 1605/1615 novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.
73. Roberta Draper (The Expanse)
Roberta “Bobbie” W. Draper, also called Gunny in the MMC, was a member and Gunnery Sergeant of the Force Recon group (Special Forces) of the Martian Marine Corps (MMC).
72. Rachel Dawes (DC Comics)
Rachel Dawes was the childhood friend and love interest of Bruce Wayne. She was an assistant in the district attorney’s office.
71. Ra’s al Ghul (DC Comics)
Ra’s al Ghul is the Demon’s Head, leader of the League of Assassins, and the only person in the world capable of going toe-to-toe with the Bat on every level.
70. Riddler (DC Comics)
The Riddler is a super-villain enemy of Batman who commits crimes revolving around an obsession with riddles.
69. Ratchet (Transformers)
Ratchet was the Autobot Medical Officer and was part of the first team of five Autobots who arrived on Earth in search of the AllSpark.
68. Roman Pearce (Fast And Furious)
Roman Pearce is the childhood friend of Brian O’Conner. Roman is a former convict, arrested for harboring stolen cars.
67. Ronan (Marvel Comics)
Ronan was a radical Kree warlord and former member of the Accusers.
66. Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Rei Ayanami is the First Child (First Children in the Japanese version) and pilot of the Evangelion Unit 00.
65. Rocket Raccoon (Marvel Comics)
89P13, mainly known as Rocket Raccoon, is a genetically enhanced creature and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
64. Matsumoto Rangiku (Bleach)
Matsumoto Rangiku is the lieutenant of the 10th Division of the Gotei 13, serving under Captain Tōshirō Hitsugaya.
63. Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist)
Rin Okumura is the son of Satan and the elder, fraternal twin brother of Yukio Okumura. Studying as an Exwire at True Cross Academy, Rin desires to become a Knight Meister and defeat his biological father.
62. Red Skull (Marvel Comics)
The Red Skull, whose real name is Johann Shmidt, is one of the leaders of HYDRA and one of the main antagonists of Marvel Comics.
61. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne)
Roseanne Conner is the title character of the TV series Roseanne, played by Roseanne Barr.
60. Rhaegal (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Rhaegal was one of the three dragons born in the wastelands beyond Lhazar, along with Drogon and Viserion. He was named after Daenerys Targaryen’s eldest brother Rhaegar.
59. Randyll Tarly (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Lord Randyll Tarly was the Lord of Horn Hill, the head of House Tarly, the husband of Melessa Tarly, and the father of Dickon, Samwell, and Talla Tarly.
58. Roslin Frey (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Roslin Frey is a noblewoman of House Frey, the only daughter of Lord Walder Frey by his sixth wife, Lady Bethany Rosby, but his fifth overall.
57. Rodrick Cassel (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Ser Rodrik Cassel is a knight from House Cassel and a member of the Stark household. He is the uncle of Jory Cassel and is the master-at-arms of Winterfell.
56. Rickard Karstark (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Rickard Karstark was the Lord of Karhold and the head of House Karstark, a vassal of House Stark.
55. Rickon Stark (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Rickon Stark is Eddard and Catelyn’s fifth child and youngest son. Rickon is a naturally aggressive and strong-willed child.
54. Renly Baratheon (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Renly Baratheon is the Lord of Storm’s End and Lord Paramount of the Stormlands. The younger brother of King Robert I and Lord Stannis, Renly serves as master of laws on Robert’s small council.
53. Robin Arryn (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Lord Robin Arryn, called ” Sweetrobin ” by his mother, is the only surviving child and heir of Lord Jon Arryn by his wife, Lysa of House Tully, who served as Robin’s regent during his minority reign.
52. Roose Bolton (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Lord Roose Bolton was the Lord of the Dreadfort and the head of House Bolton, the former ruling Great House of the North after usurping the position from House Stark.
51. Ramsay Bolton (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Originally named Ramsay Snow, he was known as the Bastard of Bolton and the Bastard of Dreadfort. Ramsay considers himself a true Bolton despite his birth and is highly resentful of his baseborn status.
50. Robert Baratheon (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Robert I Baratheon is the King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm of Westeros, and the head of House Baratheon of King’s Landing.
49. Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Raphael or Raph is the younger adoptive brother of Karai, younger brother of Leonardo, older brother of Donatello and Michelangelo, and the second son of Master Splinter.
48. Rosmerta (Harry Potter)
Madam Rosmerta was a British witch who was the landlady of the Three Broomsticks pub in the village of Hogsmeade.
47. Romilda Vane (Harry Potter)
Romilda Vane was a witch and a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts who developed an obsessive crush on her fellow Gryffindor Harry Potter and even gave him Love Potion.
46. Rita Skeeter (Harry Potter)
Rita Skeeter is a reporter for the Daily Prophet who is known for her rubbishy exposés of well-known wizards. She uses a Quick-Quotes Quill to write in flowery prose filled with innuendos and veiled accusations.
45. Rufus Scrimgeour (Harry Potter)
Minister Rufus Scrimgeour was a British wizard who was a powerful ranking official in the British Ministry of Magic. He originally joined the Ministry of Magic as an Auror, where he spent most of his life fighting Dark Wizards.
44. Rolanda Hooch (Harry Potter)
Madam Rolanda Hooch was a witch who worked as the Flying instructor, Quidditch referee, and coach at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
43. Robinson Crusoe (Robinson Crusoe)
Robinson Crusoe is a young and impulsive Englishman that defies his parents’ wishes and takes to the seas seeking adventure.
42. Robert Langdon (Da Vinci Code)
Robert Langdon is the main character in the Robert Langdon series, which consists of Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno, and Origin.
41. R. P. Mcmurphy (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest)
Randle Patrick “Mac” McMurphy (also known as R.P. McMurphy) is the protagonist of Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
40. Ralph Kramden (The Honeymooners)
Ralph Kramden is a bus driver for the fictional Gotham Bus Company based in New York City. He is never seen driving a bus (except in publicity photos), but he sometimes is shown at the bus depot.
39. Rick Blaine (Casablanca)
Richard “Rick” Blaine is the main protagonist of the 1942 film, Casablanca.
38. Ratso Rizzo (Midnight Cowboy)
Enrico Salvatore Rizzo, also known as Rico Rizzo and Ratso Rizzo, is the anti-villainous deuteragonist of the 1969 drama film Midnight Cowboy.
37. Rin Tin Tin (The Adventures Of Rin Tin Tin)
Rin Tin Tin or Rin-Tin-Tin was a male German Shepherd born in Flirey, France, who became an international star in motion pictures.
36. Roger Murtaugh (Lethal Weapon)
Roger Murtaugh is a sergeant of the Los Angeles Police Department. Murtaugh is a straitlaced veteran homicide detective sergeant and family man.
35. Ratched (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest)
A former army nurse, Nurse Ratched represents the oppressive mechanization, dehumanization, and emasculation of modern society.
34. Rameses II (The Ten Commandments)
Ramses II (aka Ramesses II, Rameses II, or Sese) was the third pharaoh of the 19th dynasty.
33. Rachel (Blade Runner)
Rachael was an experimental Nexus-7 replicant created by Eldon Tyrell. She initially believed she was human, having possessed implanted memories belonging to Tyrell’s niece
32. Rumplestiltskin (Once Upon A Time)
Rumplestiltskin is the most powerful magician in all the realms, with a penchant for making deals.
31. Ross Geller (Friends)
Ross Geller, Ph.D. was one of the main characters on Friends, portrayed by David Schwimmer.
30. Robin Scherbatsky (How I Met Your Mother)
Robin Scherbatsky is a deuteragonist and occasional love interest on the TV series How I Met Your Mother.
29. Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)
Rick Grimes is the former protagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
28. Rajesh Koothrappali (The Big Bang Theory)
Dr. Rajesh Ramayan “Raj” Koothrappali, Ph.D., is an astrophysicist and Howard Wolowitz’s best friend.
27. Robin (DC Comics)
Robin is the position of Batman‘s sidekick and crimefighting partner, a teenage vigilante who patrols Gotham City armed with intensive martial arts abilities and a number of high-tech gadgets.
26. Rachel Green (Friends)
Rachel Karen Greene is a character in the U.S. television sitcom Friends, portrayed by Jennifer Aniston.
25. Rhaegar Targaryen (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, the last Prince of Dragonstone, was the eldest son and heir to King Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King.
24. Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Lt. Col. Roy Mustang, also known as the Flame Alchemist, is a State Alchemist and officer in the Amestrian State Military.
23. Robb Stark (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
King Robb Stark was the eldest son of Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell and his wife, Lady Catelyn. Following his father’s execution, Robb was declared King in the North.
22. Road Runner (Looney Tunes)
Road Runner, also known as Beep Beep, is a Looney Tunes character.
21. Rhett Butler (Gone With The Wind)
Rhett Butler is one of the main characters in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind and the novel of the same name.
20. Ron Burgundy (Anchorman)
Ron Burgundy is the main protagonist of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman 2.
19. Ron Swanson (Parks And Recreation)
Ron Swanson had been director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department for six years at the time Parks and Recreation began.
18. Ronald McDonald (McDonald’s)
Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain.
17. Rooster Cogburn (Rooster Cogburn)
Rooster Cogburn was a veteran of the American Civil War who served under Confederate guerrilla leader William Quantrill, where Cogburn lost his eye.
16. Rowena Ravenclaw (Harry Potter)
Rowena Ravenclaw was one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
15. Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
Professor Remus John Lupin, also known as Moony, was a half-blood wizard. He was attacked by werewolf Fenrir Greyback when he was a child, a result of Greyback’s revenge against Lyall, leaving Remus afflicted with lycanthropy for life.
14. Rubeus Hagrid (Harry Potter)
Professor Rubeus Hagrid was an English half-giant wizard, son of Mr. Hagrid and the giantess Fridwulfa, and elder half-brother of the giant Grawp.
13. Radagast The Brown (The Lord Of The Rings)
Radagast the Brown, also known as Aiwendil, was one of the Wizards sent to Middle-earth to contest the will of Sauron.
12. Ryomen Sukuna (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Ryomen Sukuna, more often called just Sukuna, is a mighty cursed spirit known as the King of Curses. He serves as one of the primary antagonists of Jujutsu Kaisen.
11. Robocop (Robocop)
OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001, better known as RoboCop, was a cyborg police officer, created by Omni Consumer Products with the remains of the brutally murdered police officer Alex Murphy.
10. Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
Roger Rabbit is the titular deuteragonist of the 1988 hybrid feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He is an anthropomorphic rabbit portrayed as frantic, over-anxious, and accident-prone.
9. Rust Cohle (True Detective)
Rustin Spencer ” Rust ” Cohle is a fictional character portrayed by Matthew McConaughey in the first season of HBO’s anthology television series True Detective. He works as a homicide detective for the Louisiana State Police (LSP) alongside his partner Martin “Marty” Hart, portrayed by Woody Harrelson.
8. Reiner Braun (Attack On Titan)
Reiner Braun is the secondary antagonist of the Attack on Titan series and Eren Yeager’s arch-nemesis. He serves as a supporting character, while also secretly acting as an antagonist, in the series until the second half of the Clash of the Titans arc where he becomes the main antagonist.
7. Romeo (Romeo And Juliet)
Romeo Montague is the protagonist of William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.
6. Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
Robin Hood is a legendary heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore and subsequently featured in literature and film.
5. Rocky Balboa (Rocky)
Robert “Rocky” Balboa, Sr. is an American retired heavyweight boxer and former Two-Time Heavyweight Champion. He is famous for his indomitable spirit, extreme tenacity, and ferocious body attack.
4. Ronald Weasley (Harry Potter)
Ronald Weasley was an English pure-blood wizard, the sixth and youngest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley.
3. Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
Roronoa Zoro, also known as “Pirate Hunter” Zoro, is the first mate of the Straw Hat Pirates, and one of their two swordsmen. Formerly a bounty hunter, he is the second member of Luffy’s crew and the first to join it.
2. Rapunzel (Tangled)
Rapunzel is the protagonist of Disney‘s 2010 animated feature film, Tangled. She is the princess of the kingdom of Corona, known for her long, magical, golden hair.
1. R2-D2 (Star Wars)
R2-D2, often referred to as R2 (Artoo), was an R2-series astromech droid manufactured by Industrial Automaton with masculine programming. A smart, spunky droid who would serve a multitude of masters over his lifetime, R2-D2 was never given a full memory wipe nor did he ever receive new programming.