Fictional characters don’t just amuse us, they teach us worthwhile lessons that we can incorporate into our personal lives. Learning how to empathize and connect to fictional characters is a very important element of our development and maturity as adults. In this list are the biggest fictional characters in history whose names start with Y, and it’s very likely that some of them have oriented you to some helpful life lessons.
40. Yuzu Kurosaki (Bleach)
Yuzu Kurosaki is the fraternal twin of Karin, the younger sister of Ichigo Kurosaki, and the daughter of Isshin Shiba and Masaki Kurosaki. Compared to Karin, Yuzu is more soft-spoken, more empathetic, and takes care of the housework, such as cooking meals and tidying up the living space, on a daily basis.
39. Yayoi Kunizuka (Psycho-Pass)
Yayoi Kunizuka is a journalist and former Enforcer in the Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Safety Bureau. In Psycho-Pass 3, she is a restored citizen (i.e. a latent criminal whose Psycho-Pass has dropped below 100) but remains a skilled detective, and while on active duty she was considered a specialist at controlling robots and was usually seen directing drones for the team.
38. Yahiko Mojin (Rurouni Kenshin)
Yahiko Mojin was the only son of a low-ranking samurai family but was orphaned during the early years of the Meiji era when his already low-income family fell on hard times. Having no one else to turn to, Yahiko was made a pickpocket in the Tanishi yakuza, to whom his late parents owed a considerable sum of money.
37. Yukino Yukinoshita (Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Come Wa Machigatteiru)
Yukino Yukinoshita is the deuteragonist of Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. She is a student of Class 2J of Sobu High School and the founding president of the Service Club and was the only member until Hachiman Hikigaya joined her.
36. Yuno Gasai (Future Diary)
Yuno Gasai is the main female protagonist of the Future Diary series, the Second in the Survival Game and she is the owner of the “Yukiteru Diary/ Diary of future love”. She is obsessed with Yukiteru Amano, the main male protagonist of the story who is her love interest.
35. Yaddle (Star Wars)
Yaddle, a Force-sensitive female being of the same species as Grand Master Yoda and Grogu, was a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Galactic Republic. She trained a Thisspiasian Padawan, Oppo Rancisis, who eventually joined Yaddle on the High Council by the time of the Invasion of Naboo.
34. Yugi Mutou (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Yugi Mutou is the main protagonist of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series, along with Yami Yugi and it was stated once that Yugi is the modern-day version of Pharaoh Atem. Yugi possessed the three-thousand-year-old (five thousand in the dub) mystical Millennium Puzzle, which allowed his body to bear host to the spirit of the Puzzle, Yami Yugi.
33. Yellowjacket (Marvel Comics)
Darren Cross, also better known as Yellowjacket, is a major antagonist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. appearing as the main antagonist of the 2015 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and will return in some capacity in its upcoming 2023 threequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He used to be Hank Pym’s former assistant until he forced him out of his own company and took Pym’s place as CEO.
32. Yamcha (Dragon Ball)
Yamcha is a major deuteragonist in the Dragon Ball manga and in the anime Dragon Ball, and later a supporting tritagonist in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, with a few appearances in Dragon Ball GT. He is a former boyfriend of Bulma and a lifelong best friend of Puar.
31. Yoren (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Yoren is a sworn brother of the Night’s Watch, in which he serves as a recruiter. He was forced to join the Watch after murdering his brother’s killer, Willem, with an ax and his job now is to serve as a “wandering crow”, an officer of the Night’s Watch who travels the Seven Kingdoms searching for fresh recruits, either volunteers or criminals that choose a lifetime on the Wall over punishments such as death or mutilation.
30. Yezzan Zo Qaggaz (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Yezzan zo Qaggaz is a member of the House of Qaggaz and a slaver who purchases and trains pit fighters. He owns one of the lesser fighting pits and besides the Valyrian dialect of Slaver’s Bay, Yezzan also speaks the Common Tongue of Westeros.
29. Yara Greyjoy (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Lady Yara Greyjoy is the Lady of the Iron Islands and Lady Reaper of Pyke, the daughter and last surviving child of Balon Greyjoy, and older sister and only surviving sibling of Theon Greyjoy. She was raised at Pyke, the stronghold of House Greyjoy, and is a fierce warrior who commands her own longship, the Black Wind.
28. Yohn Royce (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Lord Yohn Royce, also known as “Bronze Yohn,” is the Lord of Runestone and a very loyal, powerful bannerman of House Arryn and formerly of House Stark. He was one of the electors of Bran Stark as the new King of the Andals and the First Men.
27. Yagoobian (Meet The Robinsons)
Michael “Goob” Yagoobian, A.K.A. the Bowler Hat Guy, is the central antagonist of Disney‘s 2007 animated feature film Meet the Robinsons. Goob represents a side of Lewis that refuses to let go of past failures in life, as evident in his behavior and outdated outfit; he serves as a parallel to Lewis, as the genius boy would not have given up his intention to find his biological mother had Wilbur Robinson not intervened.
26. Yu Nishinoya (Haikyuu!!)
Yu Nishinoya was a second-year student at Karasuno High School and served as the libero for the school’s volleyball team and was referred to by his teammates as “Karasuno’s Guardian Deity” for his remarkable skills. After high school, Nishinoya retired from volleyball in favor of traveling the world.
25. Yukio Okumura (Blue Exorcist)
Yukio Okumura is the son of Satan and a human, Yuri Egin, and the younger twin brother of Okumura Rin. Due to the weakness of his body at birth, Satan’s powers transferred from Yukio’s body into Rin’s body but Yukio received his Mashour rite, which allows people to see demons after gaining an injury from one, from Rin at birth.
24. Yarael Poof (Star Wars)
Yarael Poof was a male Quermian Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council during the High Republic Era through to the final years of the Galactic Republic. He was both an expert practitioner of Jedi mind tricks and illusions and a skilled diplomat and teacher.
23. Yondu Udonta (Marvel Comics)
Yondu Udonta was the Centaurian leader of an exiled faction of the Ravagers and the adoptive father of Peter Quill. When Quill betrayed the Ravagers and stole the Orb for himself, Udonta led the hunt for his former ally, and eventually, Udonta caught up with Quill, but he was convinced to help him in the battle against Ronan the Accuser, who was threatening to use the Power Stone to destroy Xandar, with Quill ensuring Udonta did not get the Infinity Stone at the end.
21. Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho)
Yusuke Urameshi (also known as Eugene in the Filipino dub) is the main protagonist of the manga and anime series YuYu Hakusho. He is a Spirit Detective who is tasked with protecting the Human World from various supernatural threats over the course of the series and his closest friends, as well as greatest allies, include Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei, Keiko, Genkai, Koenma, and Botan.
20. Yamato (Naruto)
Yamato, also known as “Tenzō”, are both code names for this Anbu-turned-jōnin of Konohagakure. As his Wood Release would allow him to be able to keep the Nine-Tails sealed within Naruto Uzumaki in check, he was reassigned from Anbu to the regular forces, joining Team Kakashi as a temporary replacement for their jōnin-sensei, Kakashi Hatake.
19. Yumichika Ayasegawa (Bleach)
Yumichika Ayasegawa is the 3rd Seat officer and former 5th Seat officer in the 11th Division of the Gotei 13, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki. Yumichika is an incredibly vain narcissist who judges almost everyone and everything by beauty but is a powerful combatant and wanted to become the third Seat of his Division, as he thought the kanji for the number three was the most beautiful.
18. Yukihira Souma (Shokugeki No Soma)
Yukihira Souma is the main protagonist of Shokugeki no Soma, the son of Jōichirō Yukihira and Tamako Yukihira, and the proud owner of Restaurant Yukihira. He is a 92nd Tōtsuki Generation alumnus and a former resident of Polar Star Dormitory and also a previous 1st seat of the Elite Ten Council.
17. Yuri Zhivago (Doctor Zhivago)
Yuri Andreievich Zhivago is the protagonist and title character of the 1957 novel Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. Yuri Andreevich Zhivago’s mother died when he was 10, and his estranged father committed suicide two years later thus he was partially raised by Nikolai Nikolaevich before going to live with the Gromeko family.
16. Yosemite Sam (Looney Tunes)
Yosemite Sam is a Looney Tunes character that made his debut in “Hare Trigger”. He bears a resemblance to Red Ryder, a cowboy character in “Buckaroo Bugs”, which would be seen as a prototype.
15. Yachiru Kusajishi (Bleach)
Yachiru Kusajishi is the former lieutenant of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13, under Captain Kenpachi Zaraki, as well as the former President of the Shinigami Women’s Association. Yachiru is childlike in most aspects – she is small, cheerful, energetic, and carefree most of the time and is often latched onto the back of her captain, Kenpachi Zaraki, just over his left shoulder and is somewhat territorial about this position.
14. Yakushi Kabuto (Naruto)
Yakushi Kabuto spent most of his life as a spy working for many different individuals, organizations, and countries. His natural talents in intelligence-gathering and medicine attracted the attention of Orochimaru when he was younger, who made Kabuto his right-hand man.
13. Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)
Yzma is the main antagonist of Disney’s 2000 animated feature film, The Emperor’s New Groove. She is an evil sorceress and the former advisor to Emperor Kuzco and after being fired from her long-standing position, Yzma becomes obsessed with killing the emperor and usurping his throne as empress.
12. Yeti (Matterhorn Bobsleds)
The Yeti, or the “Abominable Snowman”, is a cryptid said to live in the Himalayas of Central Asia. It has appeared in various Disney media, most prominently in the theme parks, and is usually depicted as a ferocious territorial beast; the most well-known and recurring Disney incarnation of the creature is the one from the Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction at Disneyland, known by the nickname of Harold.
11. Ygritte (A Song Of Ice And Fire)
Ygritte was a quick-witted and courageous young spearwife of the Free Folk who lived north of the Wall and was a member of Mance Rayder’s army and Jon Snow’s lover. Ygritte believed that because wildlings and Northerners both claim descent from the First Men, there is no need for them to be fighting and that only the geographical divide of the Wall separates them.
10. Yavanna (The Lord Of The Rings)
Yavanna was of the Ainur and Valar, and one of the Aratar who was responsible for the growth of all the fruits and growing things of Arda. She was also called Kementári, Ivon. She resided in the Pastures of Yavanna, in the south of Valinor.
9. Ymir Fritz (Attack On Titan)
Ymir Fritz was the first person to obtain the power of the Titans and was a slave of the Eldian king, who abused her power to bring prosperity to Eldia while devastating Marley and the rest of the world. Thirteen years after awakening her power, she died protecting the king; her corpse was then forcibly cannibalized by their daughters, Maria, Rose, and Sheena, and her powers then split into what eventually became known as the Nine Titans.
8. Yaoyorozu Momo (My Hero Academia)
Yaoyorozu Momo, also known as the Everything Hero: Creati, is the vice class representative of Class 1-A at U.A. High School, where she got in through official recommendations and is training there to become a Pro Hero. Momo is a very prudent, dedicated person who acts as a natural leader and is generally level-headed and calm in dangerous situations, but she isn’t above falling into a panic.
7. Yasutaro Chad (Bleach)
Yasutaro Chad, also known as Chad, is a Human living in Karakura Town. He is a professional boxer who participates in televised matches and was a classmate of Ichigo Kurosaki’s during their time at Karakura High School.
6. Ymir (Attack On Titan)
Ymir was a graduate of the 104th Training Corps, a former member of the Survey Corps, and also had the ability to transform into the Jaw Titan, and had knowledge about the true nature of Titans and the history of the world outside the Walls. Initially, Ymir appeared to be selfish, cynical, uncooperative, and confrontational but she later revealed a kinder side, especially around Historia Reiss.
5. Yoruichi Shihōin (Bleach)
Yoruichi Shihōin is the former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13, as well as the former commander of the Onmitsukidō, and her lieutenant was Marenoshin Ōmaeda. Having abandoned her command of both positions, she works with Kisuke Urahara and Tessai Tsukabishi, based in the Urahara Shop out in the Human World.
4. Yhwach (Bleach)
Yhwach, often referred to simply as “Your Majesty” by his underlings, is the Father of the Quincy and the emperor of the Wandenreich, with the designation “A”- “The Almighty”. He is the son of the Soul King and a self-proclaimed lover of peace, hating conflict and believing painful battles should be ended as quickly as possible.
3. Yogi Bear (The Yogi Bear Show)
Yogi Bear is a character who first appeared in The Huckleberry Hound Show and eventually gained more popularity than Huckleberry Hound, and in January 1961, he was given his own show, The Yogi Bear Show. The plot of most of Yogi’s cartoons centered on his antics in the fictional Jellystone Park, a takeoff on the famous Yellowstone National Park.
2. Yamamoto Shigekuni Genryūsai (Bleach)
Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto was the captain of the 1st Division in the Gotei 13 and also the Captain-Commander of the whole Gotei 13 and his lieutenant was Chōjirō Sasakibe. After being cast into Hell, he has gained the epithet of “Founder of the Gotei”.
1. Yoda (Star Wars)
Yoda, a Force-sensitive male being belonging to a mysterious species, was a legendary Jedi Master who witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Republic, followed by the rise of the Galactic Empire. Small in stature but revered for his wisdom and power, Yoda trained generations of Jedi, ultimately serving as the Grand Master of the Jedi Order.