Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

K for Keyser Söze, K for Kevin McCallister, K for Katniss Everdeen. In this article, you will find the most iconic movie characters whose names start with K.

40. Kocoum (Pocahontas)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kocoum is a character in Disney’s 1995 animated feature film, Pocahontas, and was the Native American warrior who was supposed to marry Pocahontas and become the next Powhatan Chief. Kocoum is Chief Powhatan’s strongest warrior and fought bravely in the battle against the Massawomecks. 

39. Knowsmore (Ralph Breaks The Internet)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

KnowsMore is a supporting character in Disney’s 2018 animated feature film, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and is a know-it-all netizen that powers a search engine of the same name. True to his name, KnowsMore knows just about everything, is renowned for his genius, and carries himself in a self-assured manner. 

38. Karen Graves (Monsters University)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Karen Graves was Mike Wazowski’s teacher when he was little and is a minor character in Monsters University. She is a pink slug-like monster with brown twisted horns. 

37. King Of Hearts (Alice In Wonderland)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

The slightly timid husband of the loud-mouthed Queen of Hearts, the King of Hearts is a co-ruler of Wonderland. He secretly pardons most of their subjects after his wife sentences them to death (The Duchess wasn’t pardoned by the King).

36. Kala (Tarzan)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kala is a major character in Disney‘s 1999 animated feature film, Tarzan, and is the adoptive mother of the film’s title character and the widow of Kerchak. She loves her son Tarzan so unconditionally, although she said that she knew Tarzan wouldn’t replace her firstborn son who was killed by Sabor. 

35. Kida Nedakh (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kidagakash “Kida” Nedakh is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 2001 animated feature film, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and is the daughter of Kashekim Nedakh, King of Atlantis. Kida is a warrior princess, making her strong and very skilled at combat, and it is mentioned that several thousand years ago, Kida would have killed outsiders on sight. 

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34. Karl Childers (Sling Blade)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Karl Childers is the hero of the 1996 drama movie “Sling Blade” and the short film, “Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade”, and is portrayed by Billy Bob Thornton. Karl Childers is an intellectually disabled Arkansas man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for having killed his mother and her lover.

33. Klaatu (The Day The Earth Stood Still)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Klaatu is the main protagonist of both versions of the film The Day the Earth Stood Still and its 2008 remake. Klaatu was played in the first version by actor Michael Rennie and in the second by Keanu Reeves, representing several Alien beings who have a humanoid form but have supernatural powers. 

32. Karen Silkwood (Silkwood)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Karen Silkwood was a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured, and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant. She was portrayed in the 1983 film Silkwood by Meryl Streep.

31. Kumar Patel (Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kumar Patel is an American-Indian student and the main protagonist, along with Harold Lee of the Harold & Kumar films. He shares an apartment with his best friend, Harold Lee and unlike Harold, Kumar is a fearless, confident slacker who is capable of doing what he wants. 

30. Kris Kringle (Miracle On 34th Street)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kris Kringle is the central protagonist of the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street who was portrayed by Edmund Gwenn. His hobby is making sure people get Santa details right as seen when he was walking through the streets of New York City on Thanksgiving Day and stopped at a small store to tell the owner that he didn’t have the reindeer lined up right. 

29. Kuzco (The Emperor’s New Groove)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Emperor Kuzco is the protagonist of Disney’s 2000 animated feature film, The Emperor’s New Groove. Known for his comically arrogant, saucy, and narcissistic personality, Kuzco is the ruler of the Kuzconian Empire in Peru, and when his spoiled behavior gets him transformed into a talking llama, Kuzco slowly comes to realize the error of his ways. 

28. King Triton (The Little Mermaid)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

King Triton (also known as the Sea King) is a major character in Disney’s 1989 animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. He is the ruler of Atlantica, an undersea kingdom inhabited by merpeople and as the king, he wields the all-powerful trident, which grants him control over the seas. 

27. Kilowog (Green Lantern)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kilowog of Bolovax Vik is an alien superhero in the DC Extended Universe, and a member of the Green Lantern Corps whom the Guardians of the Universe gave a power ring fueled by willpower to protect Space Sector 674. Kilowog was a geneticist and one of the Bolovaxian’s most brilliant minds who hailed from the planet Bolovax Vik, which was one of the most crowded worlds in the universe; it had sixteen billion residents with a communal mind.

26. Kronk (The Emperor’s New Groove)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kronk is the former secondary antagonist of Disney’s 2000 animated feature film The Emperor’s New Groove, and the titular main protagonist of 2005’s Kronk’s New Groove. Kronk often serves as Yzma’s hapless henchman and a major component in her schemes to overthrow Emperor Kuzco and though dim-witted, Kronk is genuinely good-hearted and friendly at his core. 

25. Kreacher (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kreacher was a male house-elf in the Harry Potter films who served the House of Black with fanatical loyalty for most of his life until he was left to Harry Potter upon the death of Sirius Black in 1996. He was particularly fond of “his mistress” Walburga Black, who died in 1985, but whose portrait still shrieked orders from the wall in the front hall of the Black house. 

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24. Kitty Pryde (X-Men)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kitty Pryde is a Jewish mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with versatile phasing abilities which allow her to move through solid matter. After her powers first manifested, Pryde was approached both by Emma Frost, the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, and the X-Men, a mutant superhero group, and after realizing Frost had vile intentions as she captured and tortured the X-Men, Pryde demonstrated immense bravery and freed the X-Men.

23. Killer Croc (Suicide Squad)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Waylon Jones, also known as Killer Croc, is an alligator-wrestler and sideshow-freak turned Gotham City mobster, sewer-dwelling super-criminal, and enemy of Batman. He is motivated due to having been born with a rare mutation that caused him to have reptile-like skin, leading to a lifetime of abuse and prejudice which drove him to madness. 

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22. King Shark (The Suicide Squad)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Nanaue, also known as King Shark, is a metahuman criminal who is believed to be the descendant of an ancient shark god. While very sweet and endearing, he is a slow and monosyllabic dolt who simply wants people to think he’s intelligent.

21. Kanga (Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kanga is an anthropomorphic, stuffed kangaroo belonging to Christopher Robin that first appeared in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. Hospitable and gentle, Kanga is the mother of Roo and a good friend to the Hundred Acre Wood residents, most notably Tigger. 

20. Kato (The Green Hornet)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Like the Native American Tonto who accompanied and backed up the Lone Ranger, Britt’s faithful Asian valet Kato accompanies the Green Hornet on his quest to catch criminals. He and the Hornet often took turns driving the car, casing places they might break into for evidence, and generally watching each other’s back.

19. Kaa (The Jungle Book)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kaa is the secondary antagonist of Disney’s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book and is an enormous snake with an equally large appetite, specifically for Mowgli the man cub. Kaa’s most dangerous attributes are his hypnotic eyes, which he uses to manipulate unsuspecting prey and lure them into his jaws. 

18. Kiara (The Lion King)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kiara is the protagonist of Disney’s 1998 animated film, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride and a supporting character in its 2016-2019 TV series The Lion Guard. She is Simba and Nala’s daughter, Kion’s older sister, and the mate of Kovu. 

17. Kovu (The Lion King)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kovu is the deuteragonist of the 1998 Disney direct-to-video film, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, the sequel to the 1994 film, The Lion King. He is the son of Zira, the youngest brother of Nuka and Vitani, and the mate of Kiara. 

16. King Louie (The Jungle Book)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

King Louie is a character in Disney’s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book and is the obstreperous ruler of the Ancient Ruins with an affinity for swing music. Having grown tired of his simian lifestyle, Louie hopes to learn the secret of man’s “red flower” to fulfill his dream of becoming a man. 

15. King Candy (Wreck-It Ralph)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

King Candy (real name Turbo) is the main antagonist of Disney’s 2012 animated feature film, Wreck-It Ralph. He was the self-proclaimed ruler of Sugar Rush, a kart-racing video game set in a candy-themed kingdom. Originating from TurboTime, Turbo was once the most beloved character in the arcade, until his popularity was superseded by newer games

14. Kristoff (Frozen)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kristoff Bjorgman is the tritagonist of Disney’s 2013 animated feature film Frozen, and a major character in its 2019 sequel and is a Sami outdoorsman that worked as an ice harvester with his reindeer Sven. Having been an orphan who was raised by a colony of trolls in the mountains, Kristoff was initially wary of humans, believing them to be untrustworthy, cheating crooks.

13. Kip Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kipland Ronald Dynamite is Napoleon Dynamite’s older brother and has a prominent role in the movie, which is portrayed by Aaron Ruell. Kip is 32 years old, but he still lives with his grandmother, along with his brother, in Preston, Idaho.

12. Kick-Ass (Kick-Ass)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kick-Ass is the titular protagonist of the comic book franchise of the same name and its film adaptation, portrayed by Aaron-Taylor Johnson. He is a high school student who sets out to become a real-life superhero, by fighting crime as a masked stick-fighting vigilante, and is the superhero identity of teenager David “Dave” Lizewski. 

11. Killmonger (Black Panther)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Erik Stevens, born N’Jadaka, was a former United States Navy SEAL of Wakandan origin through his father, the Prince N’Jobu. N’Jadaka’s savagery while serving with a U.S. military black-ops unit earned him the nickname Killmonger.

10. Kingsley Shacklebolt (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Minister Kingsley Shacklebolt was a British pure-blood wizard in the employment of the Ministry of Magic where he worked for the Ministry as an Auror but joined the reconstituted Order of the Phoenix in 1995 after being convinced of the return of Lord Voldemort. Working undercover within the Ministry, he fed the Order with information and misdirected the Ministry’s efforts to locate Sirius Black by saying he was spotted in Tibet. 

9. Katharine Hepburn (The Aviator)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Katharine Hepburn was an American actress in film, stage, and television, and her career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned over 60 years earning her various accolades, including four Academy Awards for Best Actress, a record for any performer. She was portrayed by Cate Blanchett in the biographical film The Aviator, where she becomes romantically involved with Howard Hughes and helps to ease the symptoms of his worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

8. Khan Noonien (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Khan Noonien Singh (or simply Khan) was an extremely intelligent and dangerous superhuman in Star Trek and was the most prominent of the genetically-engineered Human Augments of the late-20th century Eugenics Wars period on Earth. Khan was considered, by the USS Enterprise command crew, over three centuries later, to have been “the best” of them, and reappearing with a cadre of Augment followers in the 23rd century, Khan became a notorious enemy of James T. Kirk. 

7. Kay Adams (The Godfather)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kay Adams, portrayed by Diane Keaton, is Michael Corleone’s long-term girlfriend and eventual wife, as well as the mother of his children, and as a non-Italian woman, Kay represents the life away from his Sicilian-American heritage that Michael initially wishes to lead. Due to her gender and her status as a non-Italian, Kay cannot have any role in the Corleone’s criminal operations, which Michael explicitly keeps secret from her, therefore representing the view of outsiders who can occasionally peer into the Mafia’s secretive subculture, but only so far before they are pushed away.

6. Kal-El (Superman)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Superman is Earth’s premier superhero and the stalwart protector of Metropolis who was born Kal-El on the distant planet Krypton and was sent to Earth as a child to survive Krypton’s destruction. Raised with high moral ideals, he uses his extraordinary superpowers to fight evil and protect the innocent and in his civilian identity, he is Clark Kent, a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Planet in Metropolis.

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5. Kevin Mccallister (Home Alone)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kevin McCallister, portrayed by Macaulay Culkin, was a young boy who was mistakenly separated from his family twice and forced to defend himself against bumbling burglars Marv and Harry. He was the youngest child of Peter and Kate McCallister and the youngest sibling of Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. 

4. Keyser Söze (The Usual Suspects)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Keyser Söze (portrayed by actor Kevin Spacey), also known as Roger “Verbal” Kint, is the villainous main protagonist of the 1995 film The Usual Suspects, a notorious criminal mastermind who poses as a petty criminal and engineers a complicated scheme to kill a man who could identify him to the police. Using his skills as a con artist and criminal mastermind, Söze outsmarts every single policeman throughout the film, including Det. 

3. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Katniss Everdeen is the main protagonist and the narrator of The Hunger Games trilogy which is adapted from the novels of Suzanne Collins of the same name. After her younger sister, Primrose, was reaped to participate in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss volunteered to take her place as the female tribute from District 12, and this action set in motion the events of the entire series. 

2. Kermit The Frog (The Muppet Movie)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

Kermit the Frog, arguably Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet creation who served as the logo of The Jim Henson Company, was the star and host of The Muppet Show, played a significant role on Sesame Street, and starred in The Muppet movie. Kermit’s most well-known catchphrase is “Hi-ho, Kermit the Frog here!” and he typically introduced acts on The Muppet Show by waving his arms wildly and shouting “Yaaaay!”

1. King Kong (King Kong)

Movie Characters That Start With K: Iconic Names

King Kong, also dubbed Titanus Kong or simply Kong, is the titular main kaiju protagonist (alongside Godzilla) in the MonsterVerse franchise, and a giant simian daikaiju created by Legendary Pictures who first appeared in the 2017 film, Kong: Skull Island. Kong is naturally gentle and peaceful, but he is fierce and brutal when provoked and as the guardian of Skull Island, he protects its wildlife and even befriends some of the invading humans.

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