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Most Universally Loved Fictional Characters of All Time.
Sep 4th, 2020 at 3:31pm
 
   The title says it all.  My pick is Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid. 
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Edit:  I could have put Mr. Miyagi in my Bad Assed Movie Characters thread.
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Reply #1 - Sep 7th, 2020 at 8:41am
 
tricky one to define.

'loved' - if that was 'universally known' - then probably 'sherlock holmes' - who many americans believe was a real person whistle

I suspect it's also a generational thing as well as a cultural and country based thing too.

Interesting to see what people come up with. Smiley

Harry potter - probably the most recent and completely globally loved character around.
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Reply #2 - Sep 8th, 2020 at 5:08am
 
Mickey Mouse.  Nobody dislikes Mickey. 

I suppose if this is truly “of all time” then older characters would have an advantage over modern ones simply because they have been around longer and more people have had an opportunity to love them.

D’Artagnan probably has a slight advantage over the Count of Monte Christo simply because The Three Musketeers has broader cultural penetration. The Count was a more compelling and dynamic character overall... he was the original Batman, using his fortunes to fight evil, but he’s also less well-known compared to D’Artagnan among characters invented by Dumas.

You might have to go with someone like Hercules from Greek Mythology. He’s had a couple thousand years to be appreciated across many cultures and languages.  I guess you would really have to look at the sum of all generations over 2,000 years and compare that against the exponential population explosion of the last 100 years to do a fair comparison of Hercules versus Mickey Mouse
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Reply #3 - Sep 8th, 2020 at 5:29am
 
Nope. Forget my previous analysis. I’ve got it. Clearly the answer is Jesus the Noodler!
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Reply #4 - Sep 8th, 2020 at 7:03am
 
Out of left field -> Ripley from Alien.
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Reply #5 - Sep 14th, 2020 at 6:22am
 
Doctor Who.
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