Contemporary culture has been the gift that keeps on giving, regularly delivering charming fictional characters over the years. Be it films, TV series productions, books, massive role-playing games, memes, or YouTube videos, you will always find these characters somehow being mentioned in our mundane day-to-day conversations. It’s this simple fact that demonstrates that they’ve stood the test of time and are among the greatest in the world of fiction.
In this list are the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with X. How many of them do you know? Let’s find out!
40. Xanxus (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
Xanxus is the current leader of the Varia, the independent assassination squad of the Vongola Famiglia, Vongola Nono’s adopted son, and was the main antagonist of the Varia Arc. Xanxus is seen with full-body scars inflicted by the Ninth’s Zero Point Breakthrough: First Edition, the most recognizable being the large one on his left cheek.
39. Xyla (Doc McStuffins)
Xyla is Alma’s ladybug-shaped xylophone and one of her keys was loose because one of the screws was loose, and when the key fell into the sink, Doc replaced it with a new one. Xyla is a wooden xylophone shaped like a ladybug, with a red shell, black spots, an orange antenna, wooden wheels, and rainbow-colored musical keys.
38. XL (Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command)
XL was originally XR’s predecessor who went rogue due to faulty programming and ever since being reactivated after his decommission, XL has sought revenge against Star Command. He usually worked solo, as well as cooperating with a number of criminals and he was finally allowed to return to Star Command at Buzz Lightyear’s insistence after turning on NOS-4-A2.
37. XR (Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command)
XR is a robotic Space Ranger who was originally created by the LGMs to be Buzz Lightyear’s new partner but wound up becoming a member of Team Lightyear and the first official robot Ranger in Star Command. XR is an LGM-sized robot that sports Star Command’s colors (purple, green, white) and logo on its chassis.
36. Xavier Quinn (Persuader)
Francis Xavier Quinn is a character appearing in the novel Persuader by British author Lee Child and is a former Military Intelligence agent who, ten years before, had brutally mutilated and murdered a female military colleague of Reacher’s. Reacher had originally presumed Quinn to be dead after their last little encounter but found that assumption to be incorrect after running into Quinn in public.
35. Xenith (Marvel Comics)
The Strontian (Xenith) was once a member of the Star Masters who was sent to capture Quasar but later joined with him to prove he was innocent of the Charter massacre, whilst also agreeing to act as a peacekeeping force for the Charter. The Strontian previously served the Shi’ar Empire, to which for an unknown reason she went against the Imperium.
34. Xander McCormick (BUNK’D)
Alexander “Xander” McCormick is one of the main characters in BUNK’D and is Emma’s boyfriend and camp counselor at Camp Kikiwaka. Xander is handsome and well-known, but despite his exterior image, he does hide insecurities, and additionally, he is a counselor at the summer camp, and he and Emma seem to like each other.
33. Xenian (Sailor Moon)
The Xenian Flower is the main antagonist of the Sailor Moon R movie and is a parasitical flower that leeches onto a host and then deceives them into doing her bidding. She will then continue to feed off the planet she is on, spreading evil and hatred in the process until it eventually explodes, afterwards she waits for the next host to come along and repeats the cycle.
32. Xerxes (Aladdin)
Xerxes is the familiar of the sorcerer, Mozenrath, and is a floating eel/lamprey-like creature, who speaks in broken English. Xerxes is endlessly loyal to his master, though he has the habit of saying the wrong thing and taking a beating for it, and yet despite the abuse he gets from Mozenrath, Xerxes remains faithful to his boss.
31. Xianghua (Soul Calibur)
Xianghua is a character in the Soul series of fighting games and made her debut in Soulcalibur and has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the franchise. Xianghua bears strong physical characteristics of a Chinese woman in her era, like her hair and fashion style, and during her initial development, she was made to reference a Chinese child, which is also made obvious in her facial features.
30. Xiao Long (RWBY)
Xiao Long is one of the protagonists of RWBY, and is a Huntress, having been trained at the now-defunct Beacon Academy. She made her first appearance in the “Yellow” Trailer, searching for clues regarding the whereabouts of her mother, Raven Branwen, who left her when she was a child.
29. Xerneas (Pokémon)
Xerneas is a Fairy-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VI, the mascot for Pokémon X, and is Yveltal’s counterpart and a member of the Aura Trio alongside Yveltal and Zygarde. Xerneas is a quadrupedal stag-like Pokémon with a blue and black coat and along its back, it has multicolored spots that glow when it is in battle.
28. Xatu (Pokémon)
Xatu is a Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II and is a green bird-like Pokémon with features resembling that of a totem pole. Much larger than their pre-evolved form, Natu, Xatu have large, white wings that they usually place in front of them, almost covering their entire front.
27. Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
Xehanort, also known as Master Xehanort, is a major character in the Kingdom Hearts series and is the central antagonist of the Dark Seeker Saga. Xehanort is the main playable character of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, which takes place during his youth and explores his journey to becoming the Seeker of Darkness.
26. Xion (Kingdom Hearts)
Xion is an imperfect replica of Sora and Roxas, whose identity as a black-haired Kairi was eventually modeled from Sora’s memories of Kairi. She joined Organization XIII as the nominal XIV member and later joined as the XIII member of the real Organization XIII.
25. Xiaoyu (Tekken)
Xiaoyu is a character from the Tekken series who was introduced in Tekken 3 as a 16-year-old girl and has returned in every subsequent release. She has become one of Tekken’s most popular characters since her debut, appearing in movies and award shows since her debut.
24. Xu Xialing (Shang-Chi)
Xu Xialing is the current leader of the Ten Rings, the daughter of the mythical warlord Xu Wenwu, and the sister of Shang-Chi. Xialing was not allowed to train alongside the men in her youth, leading her to learn martial arts through observation and when Shang-Chi defected from the Ten Rings, Xialing felt abandoned, also deciding to defect years later.
23. Xiao (Genshin Impact)
Xiao is an adeptus in Genshin Impact, under the name Alatus, and the sole surviving member of the five foremost Yakshas dispatched by Morax to subdue the demonic spirits that plagued Liyue. He currently resides at Wangshu Inn and mostly restrains himself from large crowds and social interactions.
22. Xan (The Expanse)
Alexander “Xan” Bisset is a child of Gary and Dot Bisset living on Laconia and the brother of Cara Bisset. In the episode “Force Projection” of the Expanse, later in the day after school, Xan dies after being struck by a military vehicle while crossing a road and the following day is revived by the repair drones although he has black eyes and a grayish color to his skin.
21. Xi’an (Star Wars)
Xi’an was a Twi’lek female mercenary from Ryloth and at some point, she worked with the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin. Xi’an later encountered Djarin once more when the two of them were hired by Ranzar Malk to rescue Qin, Xi’an’s twin brother, who was imprisoned aboard the Bothan-5, a New Republic Correctional Transport.
20. Xosad Hozem (Star Wars)
Xosad Hozem was a Twi’lek male who became a resistance fighter during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Xosad Hozem was part of a group of smugglers that frequented Wanton Wellspring on Rajtiri shortly after the end of the Clone Wars, a group that included Hozem’s old friend Has Obitt, as well as Onderonian freedom fighter, Saw Gerrera.
19. Xin Zhao (League Of Legends)
Xin Zhao is a resolute warrior loyal to the ruling Lightshield dynasty who was once condemned to the fighting pits of Noxus and survived countless gladiatorial bouts, but after being freed by Demacian forces, he swore his life and allegiance to these brave liberators. Armed with his favored three-talon spear, Xin Zhao now fights for his adopted kingdom, audaciously challenging any foe, no matter the odds.
18. Xayah (League Of Legends)
Deadly and precise, Xayah is a vastayan revolutionary waging a personal war to save her people. She uses her speed, guile, and razor-sharp feather blades to cut down anyone who stands in her way and fights alongside her partner and lover, Rakan, to protect their dwindling tribe, and restore their race to her vision of its former glory.
17. Xamuel Lennox (Star Wars)
Xamuel Lennox was a Human male who hailed from a long line of military men. Lennox began his career as a naval officer for the Galactic Empire with a noble, proud philosophy, similar to that of his ancestors; he hated the deception and ruthlessness that were commonplace in the New Order.
16. Xavin (Marvel Comics)
Prince Xavin was born into the Skrull Royal Family, though not in the line of succession and as such, they were often used as a diplomatic pawn. While Xavin was still young, Prince De’zean led an invasion of Earth but was stopped by Frank and Leslie Dean under the direction of The Pride, and in exchange for sparing Earth, the Deans provided the Skrulls with the coordinates to Majesdane.
15. X-Statix (Marvel Comics)
X-Statix is a team of mutant superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and the team was specifically designed to be media superstars. The team, created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred, first appears in X-Force #116 and originally assumed the moniker X-Force, taking the name of the more traditional superhero team, who appear in #117 (June 2001) claiming to be “the real X-Force”.
14. X-Ray (Marvel Comics)
X-Ray’s history prior to being recruited as a propulsion engineer by Simon Utrecht has yet to be revealed and he, along with his sister, was among the small group led by Utrecht to simulate the crash that gave the Fantastic Four their powers and has remained with the U-Foes ever since. Alongside his teammates, he has had encounters with Hulk, Avengers, Spider-Man, Crossfire, Puma, Darkhawk, and Portal.
13. X-Cutioner (Marvel Comics)
The X-Cutioner (Carl Denti) is a fictional character, a former FBI agent obsessed with stalking mutants who kill humans and he uses an array of both alien technology (such as Shi’ar power armor and Z’nox sensors) and Earthly technology (such as Sentinel propulsion units) in his quest. Created by Scott Lobdell, he first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men Annual #17 (1993).
12. Xavier (Tangled)
Xavier is a deleted character from earlier versions of Disney‘s 2010 animated feature Tangled and he later appeared as a recurring character in Tangled: The Series. Xavier is a local blacksmith in the kingdom of Corona and outside of his legitimate business, he serves as a sage-like figure, with a love for Coronan myths and legends.
11. X-51 (Marvel Comics)
Machine Man (X-51) was alongside other members of Earth’s heroes to serve as a last stand against the arrival of the Celestial Exitar the Executioner from destroying the planet due to the schemes hatched by the Apocalypse Twins when they killed the Celestial Gardener. After the Scarlet Witch cast her rapture spell which transported every mutant off the surface and into the Twin’s Ark, he and the others tried physically to stop Exitar, but were unsuccessful which led to the group’s demise and Earth’s destruction.
10. Xander Cage (xXx)
Xander Cage is the main protagonist of xXx and xXx: Return of Xander Cage and is an extreme sports enthusiast who becomes the first xXx operative. Xander Cage (or simply referred to as X by his friends.) is a rebellious thrill-seeker with a notorious reputation and after destroying a senate’s corvette he was employed by the NSA as an undercover agent with the mission of infiltrating a terrorist organization referred to as Anarchy 99 he reluctantly accepted his assignment to avoid imprisonment for his crimes.
9. Xerath (League Of Legends)
Xerath is an Ascended Magus of ancient Shurima, a being of arcane energy writhing in the broken shards of a magical sarcophagus. For millennia, he was trapped beneath the desert sands, but the rise of Shurima freed him from his ancient prison and driven insane with power, he now seeks to take what he believes is rightfully his and replace the upstart civilizations of the world with one fashioned in his image.
8. Xorn (Marvel Comics)
Xorn is a mutant who has a miniature star residing in his head, that gives him the abilities of gravitational electromagnetism, self-sustenance, and healing. He is most commonly associated with the X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants.
7. X-23 (Marvel Comics)
Laura Kinney is X-23, the perfect killing machine created from the stolen DNA of Wolverine himself. Now free from The Facility that valued her only as a killer, Laura has become a hero and sometimes a member of the X-Men and currently, she has taken up the mantle from Logan as the All-New Wolverine!
6. Xena Warrior Princess (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Xena is a fictional character from Robert G. Tapert’s Xena: Warrior Princess franchise. She first appeared in the 1995–1999 television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys before going on to appear in Xena: Warrior Princess TV show and a subsequent comic book of the same title for young readers.
5. Xerxes (300)
Xerxes I of Persia, also simply known as Xerxes, is the main antagonist of the 300 duology, serving as the main antagonist of the 2007 film 300, and the central antagonist of its 2014 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, both based on the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller.
4. X-Men (Marvel Comics)
The X-Men were a team of mutants created to defend the world and maintain peaceful human-mutant relations.
3. Xaro Xhoan Daxos (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
King Xaro Xhoan Daxos was a powerful merchant established in the great city-state of Qarth.
2. Xenophilius Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Xenophilius “Xeno” Lovegood was a wizard who worked as the editor of The Quibbler magazine, the husband of Pandora, and the father of Luna Lovegood.
1. Xenomorph (Alien)
The Xenomorph XX121, better known just as Xenomorph or the “Alien”, is an extraterrestrial hive-based endoparasitoid species with a multi-staged life cycle, possibly originating from the planet Xenomorph Prime. One of the deadliest of all known alien species, these creatures require a host organism in order to reproduce.