If you had to choose between Winnie the Pooh, Wonder Woman, Walter White, Willy Wonka, or Whitebeard, which fictional character would you want to become? There are many more characters on this list of the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with W if you would choose neither of the above.
44. Wave (Akame Ga Kill)
Wave is a former member of the Jaegers and Imperial Navy and hails from a small town on the coast of the Empire. Due to the large amount of time he spent at sea, he is fairly unaware of the crime-riddled Capital and corruption within the Empire.
43. Wikus Van De Merwe (District 9)
Wikus van de Merwe is the protagonist of District 9 portrayed by Sharlto Copley and was one of the head operatives for the relocation of alien prawn-like residents of District 9 to their new home in District 10. There he was exposed to an alien chemical, causing his DNA to rapidly fuse with Prawn-DNA, giving him the ability to operate alien machinery and weapons.
42. Wedge Antilles (Star Wars)
Wedge Antilles, known as TIE SS-2-5 during his time at Skystrike Academy, was a renowned human male starfighter pilot from Corellia who first served in the Imperial Navy as a TIE fighter pilot until defecting to join the rebellion. He would also serve in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and years later the New Republic during their fight against the Galactic Empire.
41. Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail)
Wendy Marvell is a young female Sky Dragon Slayer. She was one of the orphans chosen to be a Dragon Slayer four hundred years prior to X777, serving as her foster mother’s vessel to travel to X777 through the Eclipse Gate as a part of the plan to exterminate Acnologia.
40. Wadatsumi (One Piece)
“Large Monk” Wadatsumi is a giant tiger blowfish fish-man and a member of the Sun Pirates. He was formerly a member of the Flying Pirates under captain Vander Decken IX before they were defeated.
39. Wong (Marvel Comics)
Wong was the descendant and look-alike of Kan, a Tibetan monk who lived roughly one thousand years ago and was a student of the occult. For the ten generations preceding Wong’s, the first-born males in his line have served the Ancient One, the former Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth dimension.
38. Wasp (Marvel Comics)
Hope van Dyne is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne and a former chairwoman of the board of Pym Technologies. When Darren Cross attempted to create and sell a new weapon based on her father’s Ant-Man Suit, van Dyne reunited with her father and, along with Scott Lang who succeeded Hank as Ant-Man, was able to defeat Cross.
37. White Fang (Naruto Shippuden)
Sakumo Hatake, renowned across the shinobi world as Konoha‘s White Fang, was a jōnin of Konohagakure’s Hatake clan. Sakumo was hailed as a genius shinobi and was praised for his talents in the ninja arts even by the likes of Minato Namikaze, the future Fourth Hokage.
36. Warpath (Marvel Comics)
Warpath, also known as James Proudstar, was John’s brother and joined up with Emma Frost’s Hellions when his powers first manifested. He became an antagonist of the New Mutants, but he later joined up with Cable’s X-Force and has been a regular on both the X-Men and X-Force in the time since.
35. Wilbur Robinson (Meet The Robinsons)
Wilbur Robinson is the 13-year-old son of Franny and Lewis “Cornelius” Robinson and the deuteragonist of the 2007 animated film, Meet the Robinsons. Though Wilbur often finds himself in trouble, he always has a backup plan to get himself out of it.
34. Wonderweiss Margela (Bleach)
Wonderweiss Margela is the 77th Arrancar in Sōsuke Aizen’s army and the only modified Arrancar under Aizen’s command and though not an Espada, Soul Society ranks his Spiritual Energy in the same class as theirs. According to Aizen, all forms of rationality, memory retention, speech, and intelligence were purposely removed to enhance his power and because of this, Wonderweiss’ personality is very childlike.
33. Wilson Fisk (Marvel Comics)
Wilson Grant Fisk is a powerful businessman and crime lord with an interest in controlling New York City. Having formed alliances with other criminal enterprises, Fisk then used the aftermath of the Battle of New York to gain power in the city and attempt to rebuild Hell’s Kitchen by destroying and gentrifying it.
32. William Stryker (Marvel Comics)
William “Bill” Stryker Jr. is a covert operations specialist and military scientist known for his anti-mutant stance and worked tirelessly over several decades to develop solutions to what he saw as the “mutant problem”. Ironically enough, he himself was part of the problem as only males can pass the mutant gene to their offspring.
31. Wapol (One Piece)
“Tin-Plate” Wapol is the former monarch of the Drum Kingdom and became a pirate after fleeing from his country when Blackbeard and his crew attacked Drum Island. After his defeat by the Straw Hat Pirates, he became the head of his own toy enterprise and married Kinderella.
30. War Machine (Marvel Comics)
U.S. Air Force Colonel James “Rhodey” Rhodes has long served as both Tony Stark’s best friend & Special Liaison to Stark Industries. In battle, Rhodey dons the War Machine armor, a modified version of Stark’s own Iron Man suit.
29. Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, who is more commonly referred to by the other Free Folk as “Wun Wun”, was a Free Folk giant who resided at Hardhome before being saved by Jon Snow and taken south of the Wall. Wun Wun is a giant, the only one known to reside in Hardhome and possibly the last giant in Westeros following the deaths of Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg and Dongo during the Battle of Castle Black.
28. Waif (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
The Waif was an acolyte of the Faceless Men serving in the House of Black and White in Braavos. When playing The Game of Faces with Arya, the Waif claimed that prior to joining the Faceless Men she was the daughter of a widowed lord from Westeros who remarried another woman and produced a second daughter.
27. Walder Frey (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Lord Walder Frey was the Lord of the Crossing, Lord of Riverrun, Lord Paramount of the Trident, and the head of House Frey, the Great House of the Riverlands, and a former vassal house to House Tully, the previous Great House which he betrayed.
26. Walda Bolton (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Walda Bolton, née Frey was the wife of Roose Bolton, the Lord of the Dreadfort. During the wedding feast of Edmure and Roslin Frey, Roose Bolton recounts to Catelyn and Brynden Tully how Lord Frey proposed that he marry one of his granddaughters, and offered her weight in silver as a dowry.
25. Will Byers (Stranger Things)
William “Will” Byers is the youngest son of Joyce Byers, the younger brother of Jonathan Byers, and the best friend of Mike Wheeler, Eleven, Dustin Henderson, Lucas Sinclair, and Max Mayfield.
24. Walter White Jr. (Breaking Bad)
Walter Hartwell “Flynn” White Jr. is Walter and Skyler’s seventeen-year-old son and the older brother of Holly and attends J. P. Wynne High School, where his father used to work as a high school chemistry teacher. He has cerebral palsy, as manifested in speech difficulties and impaired motor control, for which he uses crutches.
23. Wakatoshi Ushijima (Haikyuu!!)
Wakatoshi Ushijima is a third-year student at Shiratorizawa Academy. He is the captain of the boys’ volleyball team and plays as a wing spiker and is the team’s ace.
22. Wolf Man (The Wolf Man)
Lawrence Stewart “Larry” Talbot, also known as The Wolf Man, is the title character of the 1941 Universal film The Wolf Man and its sequels, created by Curt Siodmak. He was portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr. and in the 2010 remake of the film, he is portrayed by Academy Award-winner Benicio del Toro.
21. Wicked Witch Of The West (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz)
The Wicked Witch of the West (or Witch of the West, or Wicked Witch for short) is a fictional character invented by L. Frank Baum, author and creator of the Oz Legacy. Her first and only appearance is in Baum’s first Oz book titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900.
20. William Wallace (Braveheart)
Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297.
19. Woody Woodpecker (Woody Woodpecker)
Woody Woodpecker is the titular main protagonist of the franchise of the same name. He starred in theatrical short films produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal Studios and though not the first of the comedic characters that became popular in the 1940s, Woody is perhaps the most indicative of the type.
18. Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Winry Rockbell is a major supporting character in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Winry is a training surgeon and mechanical repair specialist/enthusiast as she is the daughter of Yuriy Rockbell and Sarah Rockbell, two surgeons that worked on the Ishval Civil War, and is the granddaughter of Pinako Rockbell, a well-known mechanic and surgeon in her youth.
17. Wreck-It Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
Wreck-It Ralph (also known as just Ralph) is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 2012 animated feature film of the same name and its 2018 sequel. A self-described wrecker standing at 9” tall and weighing 643 pounds, Ralph serves as the villain (or “bad-guy”) of the 8-bit platform video game, Fix-It Felix Jr.
16. Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
Sergeant James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes is a World War II veteran, a former officer of the 107th Infantry Regiment, and the best friend of Steve Rogers since childhood. Barnes had enlisted into the Army and was assigned to the 107th in 1943 and his regiment was captured by HYDRA, where Barnes was given a variant of the Super Soldier Serum by Arnim Zola.
15. Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Wrath is a Human-based Homunculus made by Father and is also the last Homunculus created by Father. He was installed as Commander-in-Chief of Amestris, under the name King Bradley and under his rule Amestris has gone to war with its neighboring countries far more than ever and has instituted the use of Alchemists as state-sanctioned living weapons.
14. Waldo (Where’s Waldo)
Waldo, also known as Wally, is a fictional character who is the titular star of the Where’s Waldo? (also known as Where’s Wally?) series. The character is known for his distinct wardrobe of a red and white striped shirt, blue jeans, brown boots, red and white striped socks, glasses, and his red and white bobble hat.
13. Wizard Of Oz (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz)
The Wizard is one of the characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Unseen for most of the novel, he is the ruler of the Land of Oz and highly venerated by his subjects, and believing he is the only man capable of solving their problems, Dorothy and her friends travel to the Emerald City, the capital of Oz, to meet him.
12. Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes)
Wile E. Coyote is a Looney Tunes character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese. He debuted with his frequent adversary, Road Runner, in 1949’s “Fast and Furry-ous” and to date, 48 cartoons have been made featuring these characters (including the computer-animated shorts), most of which were directed by Chuck Jones.
11. Willy Wonka (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory)
Willy Wonka is a fictional character appearing in British author Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its 1972 sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. He is the eccentric owner of the Wonka Chocolate Factory.
10. Wall-E (Wall-E)
WALL- E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth-Class, with the formal designation N. 62675) is the titular protagonist of the 2008 Disney/Pixar animated feature film of the same name. He is a waste-collector drone created by the Buy n Large corporation initially programmed to haul the garbage plaguing Earth in the distant future.
9. Whitebeard (One Piece)
Edward Newgate, more commonly known as “Whitebeard”, was the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates and was widely known as the “Strongest Man in the World” and, after Gol D. Roger’s death, the “Man Closest to One Piece“.
8. Winston Smith (1984)
Winston Smith is the protagonist of 1984 and is the character that the reader most identifies with, and the reader sees the world from his point of view. Winston is a kind of innocent in a world gone wrong, and it is through him that the reader is able to understand and feel the suffering that exists in the totalitarian society of Oceania.
7. Wally West (DC Comics)
Wally West is a speedster, the original superhero known as Kid Flash, and the third character known as The Flash. His mentor was the second Flash, Barry Allen, who took him on as a sidekick after accidentally duplicating an experiment that had given him powers.
6. Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
Wolverine (real name James Howlett, and also known as Logan) is a fictional character and mutant superhero from Marvel Comics, appearing as the main protagonist of the titular franchise, one of the main characters of the X-Men franchise, and a supporting character in other comics.
5. Watson (Sherlock Holmes)
John H. Watson, known as Dr. Watson, is a fictional character in the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Along with Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson first appeared in the novel A Study in Scarlet.
4. Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
Wonder Woman is an Amazon warrior princess and one of the most powerful superheroes in the DC Universe. The daughter of Hippolyta, Diana of Themyscira was given power by the Gods of Olympus to fight against evil in all its forms.
3. Woody (Toy Story)
Sheriff Woody Pride is the protagonist of the Disney-Pixar Toy Story franchise. He is a vintage cowboy doll that originally belonged to a boy named Andy Davis.
2. Winnie The Pooh (Winnie The Pooh)
Winnie the Pooh (or Pooh for short) is the title character in the franchise of the same name. He is an anthropomorphic, honey-loving teddy bear belonging to Christopher Robin, who first appeared in Disney’s 1966 short, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
1. Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Walter Hartwell “Walt” White Sr., also known by his clandestine pseudonym and business moniker Heisenberg, is a former chemist and drug kingpin from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Walt was an overqualified high school chemistry teacher at J. P. Wynne High School who, after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, started manufacturing chemically pure crystal methamphetamine to provide for his family upon his death.
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