Favourite characters

  • Literature

  • Socrates-- The Dialogues of Plato.
  • Eddie Willers-- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
  • Stephen Mallory-- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
  • The Waiter-- A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway.
  • Meursault-- The Stranger by Albert Camus.
  • Fiver-- Watership Down by Richard Adams.
  • Asterion-- House of Asterion by Jorge Luis Borges.
  • Mr X and Mr Y-- Art And Moral Treason by Ayn Rand.
  • The Bride and Groom-- Song of Songs from the Bible.
  • John Marcher-- Beast in the Jungle by Henry James.
  • Film/Television

  • George Bailey-- It's A Wonderful Life by Frank Capra.
  • Aeon Flux-- Aeon Flux by Peter Chung.
  • Stalker-- Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky.
  • Mabel Longhetti-- A Woman Under The Influence by John Cassavetes.
  • Curé d'Ambricourt-- Diary Of A Country Priest by Robert Bresson.
  • Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina-- The Leopard by Luchino Visconti/Giuseppe di Lampedusa.
  • Otoku-- Story Of The Last Chrysanthemum by Kenji Mizoguchi.
  • Antonio Ricci-- The Bicycle Thieves by Vittorio De Sica.
  • Balthazar-- Au Hasard, Balthazar by Robert Bresson.
  • M Hulot-- Playtime/Mon Oncle/M Hulot's Holiday by Jacques Tati.
  • Nausicaa-- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki.
  • Noriko Somiya-- Late Spring by Yasujiro Ozu.
  • The Tramp-- DAMN NEAR EVERYTHING by Charlie Chaplin.
  • Otto the Postman-- Offret by Andrei Tarkovsky.
  • The Camera-- Wavelength by Michael Snow.
  • Shukichi Somiya-- Late Spring by Yasujiro Ozu.
  • The Chrysler Building-- Cremaster 3 by Matthew Barney.
  • Mikey-- Mikey & Nicky by Elaine May.
  • Nicky-- Mikey & Nicky by Elaine May.
  • Jessica Winthrop-- Solomon by John Cassavetes.
  • Rosemary-- Murder For Credit by John Cassavetes.
  • Michel-- Pickpocket by Robert Bresson.
  • Bear-- The Bear That Wasn't by Chuck Jones and Maruice Noble.
  • Plato-- Rebel Without A Cause by Nicholas Ray.
  • Theatre

  • Shylock, the Jew-- Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
  • Lady Macbeth-- Macbeth by William Shakespeare.
  • Iago-- Othello by William Shakespeare.
  • Dido, Queen of Carthage-- Dido & Aeneas by Nahum Tate/Henry Purcell.
  • Clytemnestra-- Oresteia by Aeschylus.
  • Eteocles-- Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus.
  • Marc Antony-- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.
  • Jean-- Miss Julie by August Strindberg.
  • Miss Julie-- Miss Julie by August Strindberg.
  • Kristin-- Miss Julie by August Strindberg.
  • Maguerite-- La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas Jr.
  • Cordelia-- King Lear by William Shakespeare.
  • The Furies-- Oresteia by Aeschylus.
  • Ivan Romanovich Chebutykin-- Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov.
  • Haemon-- Antigone by Sophocles.
  • Daughter-- A Dream Play by August Strindberg.
  • Nikolai Ivanov-- Ivanov by Anton Chekhov.
  • Kagekiyo-- Kagekiyo by Zeami.
  • Leporello-- Don Giovanni by Lorenzo Da Ponte/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Violetta-- La Traviata by Francesco Maria Piave/Giuseppe Verdi.
  • Videogames

  • The Boss-- Metal Gear Solid 3 by Hideo Kojima.
  • Terra Branford-- Final Fantasy III by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yoshinori Kitase, Hiroyuki Itō.
  • Ark-- Terranigma by Tomoyoshi Miyazaki.
  • Frog-- Chrono Trigger by Takashi Tokita, Yoshinori Kitase, Akihiko Matsui, Yuuji Horii, Hironobu Sakaguchi.
  • Dr Strangelove-- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker by Hideo Kojima.
  • Okami Amaterasu-- Okami by Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba.
  • Comics

  • Rorschach-- Watchmen by Alan Moore.
  • Jimmy Corrigan-- Jimmy Corrigan, The Smarted Kid On Earth by Chris Ware.
  • Osaka-- Azumanga Daioh! by Azuma Kiyohiko
  • Enid Coleslaw-- Ghost World by Daniel Clowes.
  • Hobbes-- Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson.
  • Cody Frost-- i.s.o. by Vince Suzukawa.
  • Glyph-- The Ballad of Halo Jones: Book 2 by Alan Moore.
  • Luiz Cannibal-- The Ballad of Halo Jones: Book 3 by Alan Moore.
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Author Comments: 

Very loose most-best-to-least-best ordering.

GOOD LIST, I'll avoid overlap. I really dig Mabel, The Waiter, Lady Macbeth, Otoku, Balthazar and Stalker.

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice
Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird
Pierre Bezukhov from War & Peace
The narrator from A Servant to Servants
Mark Antony in Julius Caesar
Wordsworth in The Prelude
The narrator from The Sacred Fount
Isabel Archer from The Portrait of a Lady
Mr. Longdon in The Awkward Age
Sherlock Holmes
Nikolay Stepanovitch from Chekhov's A Boring Story
Jesus from the Bible
Satan from Paradise Lost
Marcel from In Search of Lost Time
Smithy from Random Harvest

Domenico from Nostalghia
Pontus from Sult
The father from Late Spring
The daughter in Pather Panchali
Charlie Chaplin as a tramp
Mikey & Nicky from... Mikey & Nicky
Henry Lime from The Third Man
The main character from Where Is The Friends Home?

Uncle Scrooge from Carl Barks' duck stories
Harvey Pekar from American Splendor

I've made a huge list on other french site about characters in literature: most loved, most hated, most coward, most scary, most heartwarming, most funny... Maybe I should do a list on Listology one day.

Loved: Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Panoramix (Asterix series), Cyrus Smith (Mysterious Island), The Phantom of the Opera (-)...

Hated: The Invisible Man (-), most characters (Twilight series), most characters (Narnia series), the christians (Quo vadis?), Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes series)...

Love to hate: Iago (Othello), Merteuil (Dangerous Liaisons), Vladimir Harkonnen (Dune series), HAL 9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey), Severus Snape (Harry Potter series)...

Coward: Jason (greek mythology), Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter series), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Dr. Manhattan (The Watchmen), Edward Cullen (Twilight series)...

Scary: most characters (Grimms tales), the officer (In the Penal Colony), A.M. (I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream), Dr. Hoeniker (Cat's Cradle)...

Funny: Wowbagger (THGTTG series), The Castafiore (Tintin series)...

Heartwarming: most characters (Andersen tales), most characters (Kafka short stories)...