It’s no lie that we all relate to a particular fictional character and often envision ourselves as heroes, villains, rescuers, and victims. We leave theaters feeling much like the characters we’ve just watched, and sometimes we even prefer their fictional worlds over our own reality because reality is often disappointing. In this article, you will find the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with V.
40. Vanessa Keefer (Atlanta)
Vanessa “Van” Keifer is a former grade school science teacher, Earn’s ex-girlfriend, and the mother of their daughter Lottie, and is portrayed by Zazie Beetz. She is a biracial Afro-German woman from Helen, Georgia, and fluent in German, a very blunt and realistic person who could be described as a feminist.
39. Vladimir Trunkov (Cars)
Vladimir Trunkov is the leader of the Trunkov Family Lemons in Cars 2 and before becoming the leader of the Trunkov family, Vladimir was a gray-market parts smuggler behind the “Iron Bumper”. Known on the street as “Big Ears” because of the two side-panel air inlets, Vladimir was able to hear trouble coming kilometers before anyone else.
38. Vulture (Marvel Comics)
Adrian Toomes, also known as the Vulture, is one of Peter Parker’s most enduring enemies. With a grudge against Spider-Man and a genius-caliber talent for invention, the Vulture can soar across the skies in contraptions of his very own.
37. Vash The Stampede (Trigun)
Vash the Stampede is the main protagonist of the anime and manga series, Trigun. Vash is also known as The Humanoid Typhoon due to the destruction and chaos that often surrounds him and wielding a huge nickel revolver, he travels from town to town to learn more and protect what his adoptive mother, Rem, treasured most: love and peace.
36. Vecna (Stranger Things)
Vecna is the main antagonist in the fourth season of Stranger Things and is portrayed by Jamie Campbell Bower as an adult and by Raphael Luce as a child. A fearsome sentient creature aligned with the Upside Down, Vecna had humble origins as the human Henry Creel and after moving to a new home in Hawkins in March 1959, the young Henry discovered he had remarkable psychokinetic abilities and could alter the perception of others.
35. Vitani (The Lion King)
Vitani is a female lion who was the scout and second-in-command of the Outsiders until she reformed and joined Simba’s pride. She currently serves as the leader of the Lion Guard and is the daughter of Zira and the sister of Kovu and Nuka.
34. Voyd (The Incredibles)
Voyd, whose real name is Karen Fields, is a supporting character in Incredibles 2 and a part of a group of aspiring Supers who wish to join the ranks of superheroes. She is portrayed as an overeager young Super and Elastigirl obsessive, and because of the banning of Superheroes, Voyd was forced to hide her abilities from the world like all other Supers.
33. Victor Von Doom (Marvel Comics)
Dr. Victor von Doom, also known as Doctor Doom, is a Latverian politician who serves as the Monarch and Supreme Leader of the Kingdom of Latveria. He was scarred from an accident and wears an iron mask and armor to hide his true face, and is considered one of the most brilliant minds and scientists on the planet Earth.
32. Vivi Nefertari (One Piece)
The daughter of Nefertari Cobra and Titi, Nefertari Vivi is the princess of the Alabasta Kingdom. She debuted as one of the main antagonists of the Reverse Mountain Arc as a Bounty Hunter, under the Baroque Works codename Miss Wednesday, but after the events during the Whisky Peak Arc, she and her pet super spot-billed duck Karoo ended up joining the Straw Hat Pirates for most of the Alabasta Saga after revealing herself to be a spy plotting against Baroque Works.
31. Vanessa Doofenshmirtz (Phineas And Ferb)
Vanessa Doofenshmirtz is the daughter of Heinz and Charlene Doofenshmirtz. She was born on the 15th of June, coincidentally the same day as Linda and Lawrence’s wedding anniversary; (“Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together”).
30. Vector (Despicable Me)
Vector (born Victor Perkins) is the son of bank president Mr. Perkins and an aspiring supervillain, voiced by Jason Segal. He made his debut in Illumination’s first feature film Despicable Me as the main antagonist and appears as a boss in the 2014 mobile game Minion Rush.
29. Valkyrie (Marvel Comics)
Valkyrie, also known by her Asgardian name Brunnhilde, was selected by Odin, the King of Asgard, to lead his personal unit of shield-maidens, the Valkyrior. Renowned for her prowess in battle, Valkyrie is often accompanied by her winged horse Aragorn and carries the enchanted sword Dragonfang.
28. Viserion (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Viserion was one of the three dragons born in the wastelands beyond Lhazar, along with Drogon and Rhaegal, and was named after Daenerys Targaryen’s elder brother, Viserys Targaryen. He could be distinguished by his cream and gold colored scales, and red-orange wings and he eventually became an ice dragon and was enslaved by the Night King.
27. Vicky Vale (DC Comics)
Vicki Vale is a photojournalist in Gotham City who has been known to have a romantic interest in Batman. Often the plot of a story featuring Vicki Vale revolved around her suspicions regarding Batman’s identity and Batman would usually manage to fool her into concluding that he was not really Bruce Wayne by the end of the story, but then her suspicions would reemerge in a later story.
26. Vaporeon (Pokémon)
Vaporeon is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I, who shares physical traits with aquatic animals and land creatures in appearance. Vaporeon prefer clean freshwater lakes and they have developed gills to become better suited to an aquatic lifestyle, and their cell composition’s similarity to water allows them to melt into the water.
25. Vampirina (Vampirina)
Vampirina “Vee” Hauntley is the main protagonist of the Disney Junior animated series Vampirina and is a young vampire whose family moved from Transylvania, Romania to Pennsylvania to open a local Scare Bed n’ Breakfast. Like all vampires, Vee is very playful and can transform into a bat but when she gets shy and nervous she gets a case of the Battys, which is transforming back and forth into a bat uncontrollably.
24. Viktor Krum (Harry Potter)
Viktor Krum was a Bulgarian wizard who attended the Durmstrang Institute and was also the Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team at the age of eighteen while still at school. He retired from Quidditch after the Bulgarian defeat in the final of the 2002 World Cup, but came out of retirement to compete in the 2014 World Cup, out of a desire “to win the World Cup before I die”.
23. Vernon Dursley (Harry Potter)
Vernon Dursley was an English Muggle, husband of Petunia Evans, father of Dudley Dursley, and uncle by marriage of Harry Potter. He lived at 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, along with his wife and son for twenty years until they were forced into hiding during the escalation of the Second Wizarding War.
22. Vincent Crabbe (Harry Potter)
Vincent Crabbe was a pure-blood wizard, the son of Death Eater Crabbe Snr, and came from a line of Dark Wizards and Death Eaters, with his father and possibly grandfather before him. Vincent Crabbe was also a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and a member of Slytherin House and during the Battle of Hogwarts, he accidentally killed himself using Fiendfyre in the Room of Requirement.
21. Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)
Veronica Mars is the titular character of the series of the same name and is a highly intelligent young woman who regularly assists her father, Keith Mars, in private-investigation work. Using the skills she learned to help her father, she often helps out her friends or is hired to help solve minor crimes/scandals.
20. Viserys Targaryen (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Viserys Targaryen was the younger brother of the late Rhaegar Targaryen, the older brother of Daenerys Targaryen, and the uncle of Jon Snow. Viserys and Daenerys were the remnants of the exiled House Targaryen following a rebellion against their father, Aerys II Targaryen, the “Mad King.”
19. Vivian Ward (Pretty Woman)
Vivian Ward is a fictional prostitute and the main female lead in the 1990 romantic comedy film Pretty Woman. Played by actress Julia Roberts, Vivian is presented as a street-smart lady of the evening who finds herself in the enviable position of being hired to spend a week with one of the wealthiest most eligible bachelors in town.
18. Vincent Vega (Pulp Fiction)
Vincent Vega is one of the two main protagonists (alongside Jules Winnfield) of Pulp Fiction. He is a hitman and associate of Marsellus Wallace and had a brother named Vic Vega who was shot and killed by an undercover cop while doing a heist.
17. Vander (Arcane: League Of Legends)
Vander was once the unspoken leader and protector of the undercity and determined and zealous, Vander did all he could in his later life to ensure the safety of those under his protection, the residents of Zaun and, more specifically, the children he’d taken under his wing. When a series of events forces him to make a choice between an established truce between Zaun and Piltover and his children, Vander’s life is turned on its head by his past.
16. Viktor (Arcane: League Of Legends)
The herald of a new age of technology, Viktor has devoted his life to the advancement of humankind. An idealist who seeks to lift the people of Zaun to a new level of understanding, he believes that only by embracing a glorious evolution of technology can humanity’s full potential be realized.
15. Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden)
Violet Evergarden is the protagonist of the Violet Evergarden series. Violet is a former soldier who was enlisted in the Leidenschaftlich Army and fought in the war, where she was treated as nothing more than a weapon.
14. Vision (Marvel Comics)
The Vision is a “synthezoid,” an advanced android, built to replicate the human form using Horton Cells, with the Solar Gem to give him consciousness. He was constructed by Ultron using parts of the original Human Torch which was created by Phineas Horton.
13. Violet Parr (The Incredibles)
Violet Parr is one of the two tritagonists (alongside Dash Parr) of The Incredibles franchise and a Super who is the daughter (and eldest child) of Bob and Helen, as well as the older sister of Dash and Jack-Jack. At first, she is shy, gloomy, and nervous but after receiving a pep talk from her mom on Nomanisan Island, she becomes much more confident.
12. Vanellope Von Schweetz (Wreck-It Ralph)
Vanellope von Schweetz is the deuteragonist of the Wreck-It Ralph franchise and a character from within the game Sugar Rush and is the best friend of Wreck-It Ralph. She is voiced by Sarah Silverman, her theme is just a random assortment of sweets, and her signature kart is the Candy Kart.
11. Venom (Marvel Comics)
Venom, also known as the Lethal Protector, is an extraterrestrial symbiote that is bonded to a human named Eddie Brock. After being transported from its universe to another as a result of a spell cast by Doctor Strange, it learned about the Avengers, Spider-Man, and Thanos before it, along with Brock, were returned back to their universe.
10. Varys (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Varys, popularly known as the Spider, was the eunuch Master of Whisperers on the Baratheon small council until he was forced to flee King’s Landing with Tyrion Lannister. He was a skilled manipulator and commanded a network of informants across two continents.
9. Velma Dinkley (Scooby-Doo)
Velma is an attractive Latina teenager with tan skin and chin-length auburn hair and wears thick-framed square glasses, an orange turtleneck sweater, a red skirt, and red, strapped boots with black soles. A friendly and slightly humorous girl who loves science and can appreciate any scientific achievement, she is the genius of Mystery Inc.
8. Vegeta (Dragonball)
Vegeta, more specifically Vegeta IV, recognized as Prince Vegeta is the prince of the fallen Saiyan race and the husband of Bulma, the father of Trunks and Bulla, the eldest son of King Vegeta, as well as one of the main characters of the Dragon Ball series. Regal, egotistical, and full of pride, Vegeta was once a ruthless, cold-blooded warrior and outright killer, but later abandons his role in the Frieza Force, instead opting to remain and live on Earth.
7. Violet Vi (Arcane: League Of Legends)
Violet (commonly known as Vi) is a Zaunite, born and raised in the Lanes and when her parents were killed by Piltover enforcers, she and her sister Powder were taken in by Vander. After a series of events following a heist gone bad, Vi was separated from her sister and sent to prison, only to be released years later by a recently-dismissed enforcer who needs help hunting down a dangerous Zaunite criminal.
6. Vic Mackey (The Shield)
Mackey is a corrupt yet effective police officer; he steals from drug dealers, beats suspects, and has committed murder on at least three occasions. Two of the victims were violent gangsters, though the first was an undercover officer trying to put Mackey and his team behind bars.
5. Victor Frankenstein (Frankenstein)
Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. He is an Italian-Swiss scientist who, after studying chemical processes and the decay of living things, gains an insight into the creation of life and gives life to his own creature.
4. V (V For Vendetta)
V is the titular protagonist of the dystopian graphic novel V for Vendetta and its 2005 film adaptation of the same name. He was deliberately created to be a character that could be viewed either as a hero or villain depending on the personal feelings of the reader/viewer: which Moore believed was an important aspect of the story he was trying to tell.
3. Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
“Black Leg” Sanji, born as Vinsmoke Sanji, is the cook of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is the fifth member of the crew and the fourth to join, doing so at the end of the Baratie Arc.
2. Vito Corleone (The Godfather)
Vito Corleone, also known as Don Corleone and The Godfather, is the titular deuteragonist of Mario Puzo’s bestseller crime novel, The Godfather, and its 1972 film adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola, as well as its 1974 sequel. His younger self appears in the second film through flashbacks.
1. Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Tom Marvolo Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort or, alternatively as You-Know-Who, the Dark Lord, or He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was an English half-blood wizard considered to have been the most powerful and dangerous Dark Wizard of all time. He was amongst the greatest wizards to have ever lived, often considered more powerful or equal to Albus Dumbledore.
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