Whether you are an anime, movie, or book fan, we all have encountered fictional characters that we have fallen in love with. Each year we add new ones to the list just by looking at how many TV shows and movies are produced every year worldwide. Different stories continue to inspire us and start all kinds of discussions, but in the end, these characters sometimes help us learn from their mistakes or just make us laugh. Without further ado, let’s take a look at 40 best fictional characters that start with the letter h.
1. Han Solo (Star Wars)
Star Wars character Han Solo started off as an Imperial cadet but later on became a smuggler. His path would, later on, lead him to a very important role in fighting against the Empire. He was portrayed by Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich.
2. Harry Potter (Harry Potter)
Harry Potter is one of the most iconic fictional characters and has been described as one of the greatest characters in film and literature. We follow him along on a journey as a young boy who is struggling to relate to his peers and soon after discovers that he is a wizard.
3. Harley Quinn (Batman)
Harley Quinn was initially imagined as a one-time appearance character, instead, she became one of the most beloved villains in the DC Universe. She has her own spin-off show called Harley Quinn and despite her role as the Joker’s henchwoman, she grew into her own iconic persona.
4. Hamtaro (Hamtaro)
Hamtaro is the main character of a Japanese manga and children’s storybook that was later adapted into a TV series. Hamtaro and his friends go through daily challenges together and are taken care of by a young girl called Laura Haruna.
5. Hercules (Hercules)
Hercules is known as a God from classical Roman Mythology, he is the son of Jupiter and Alcmena. One of the more mainstream depictions of the classical story is Disney’s animated adaptation also called Hercules.
6. Hagrid, Rubeus (Harry Potter)
Hagrid is another well-known character from the Harry Potter universe. He is a groundskeeper always ready to help any students that need it. Very warm and kind-hearted character, and Dumbledore’s personal assistant.
7. Hinata Hyuga (Naruto)
Hinata is a character from one of the most popular anime and manga series of all time. She was the heir to the Hyuga Clan but was deemed not fit for the role. She found her own path and with time became stronger and braver.
8. Hawkeye (Hawkeye)
Hawkeye is a Marvel Universe character that was created by Stan Lee initially as a villain, but he later joined the Avengers. He used to work as an agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. and on-screen he is portrayed by the actor Jeremy Renner.
9. Hannah Montana (Hannah Montana)
Hannah Montana is the main character from the hit Disney show of the same name. She is a young girl that has to conceal her hidden identity as a famous singer. She is a regular girl by day but a pop star by night.
10. Hades (Hercules)
Hades is known as the Greek God of the Underworld and is also a character depicted in the earlier mentioned Disney animated film, Hercules. As the main antagonist, his goal is to take over Mount Olympus and take his older brother Zeus off the throne.
11. Hulk (Hulk)
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, The Incredible Hulk was first released in 1962 as part of the Marvel universe. Bruce Banner was just a scientist until he got exposed to gamma rays which gave him the power of super strength and supersize after he turns into The Hulk.
12. Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal)
Hannibal Lecter was created by Thomas Harris and later adapted into one of the most iconic movies of all time, Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal is a serial killer that eats his victims, and we follow the investigation leading up to finding him and continuing on after his capture.
13. Hedwig (Harry Potter)
She is Harry Potter’s most loyal companion and her name is Hedwig. She is of course an owl, and Harry picked her when he first arrived at Hogwarts.
14. He-Man (Masters of the Universe)
Prince Adams at first seemed as though he will be an ordinary prince but after picking up his Sword of Power he turned into one of the strongest men in the universe.
15. Hisoka Morow (Hunter x Hunter)
Hisoka is one of the main villains in the Hunter x Hunter series. He is power hungry jester-like character who always wants to be challenged on his strength.
16. Hodor (Game of Thrones)
Hodor is a character in the show Game of Thrones, and he is a very kind and loyal person. He serves the House Stark and later on has a very important role in the story.
17. Holmes, Sherlock (Sherlock Holmes)
There are many adaptations of this famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, originally written by Arthur C. Doyle. We have seen him on film and in a TV show, his deduction skills are impeccable and his overall intelligence strikes the audience every time.
18. Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
We all know the main antagonist from one of the most beloved stories of our time, Captain Hook. He and his nemesis Peter Pan try to trick and capture each other. Peter is always on the lookout to save Neverland, while of course Hook is trying to rule it.
19. Hannah Baker (13 Reasons Why)
Hannah Bake is one of the main characters of the 13 Reasons Why book and TV show. Going through a tough time at her high school after someone made up rumors about her which led to her taking some irreversible actions.
20. Hermione (Harry Potter)
Hermione Granger is one of the smartest students of her generation. She is one of Harry’s closest friends, and just like Harry, we watch her grow up and face new challenges and enemies, which only make her stronger.
21. Harvey Dent (Batman)
Harvey Dent, also known as Two-Face, is a supervillain character from the DC Universe, specifically Batman’s villain. He was Batman’s strongest ally, who used to be the District Attorney of Gotham City.
22. Hector Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Hector Barbossa is one of the main antagonists in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He was portrayed by the brilliant Geoffrey Rush.
23. Hatsune Miku (Character Vocal Series)
Hatsune Miku is a very popular Japanese AI character that was created by Crypton Future Media. She is basically a software program, a voice bank, also known as Vocaloid.
24. Helga Hufflepuff (Harry Potter)
Helga Hufflepuff was a professor and one of the founders of Hogwarts. She was said to be kind and loyal to her house, while other houses picked only special types of students, Hufflepuff accepted all students that wanted to join.
25. Dr. House (House)
Dr. Gregory House is the main character of the American TV show Dr. House. House is played by the amazing Hugh Laurie. This character is very gloomy but intelligent and charismatic, he leads a team of doctors that specialize in diagnosis.
26. Howl Jenkins Pendragon (Howl’s Moving Castle)
Howl Pendragon is the main character of Howl’s Moving Castle books, better known by the Studio Ghibli adaptation. Howl is a magician who constantly tries to escape responsibilities that are expected of him by the higher-ups. He is also very kind and caring but has remained childlike in some sense.
27. Horace Slughorn (Harry Potter)
Horace Slughorn was a professor at Hogwarts and was the head of the Slytherin house. He likes to teach special and gifted students toward their success because he is generally known to enjoy the company of famous and gifted wizards.
28. Heisenberg (Breaking Bad)
Walter White is the protagonist of the famous TV Show called Breaking Bad. It follows the story of a high school chemistry teacher who finds out that he is terminally ill and decides to provide for his family by cooking and selling methamphetamine. His alter ego is called Heisenberg.
29. Hercule Poirot (Poirot)
Hercule Poirot is a famous Belgian detective created by the author Agatha Christie. There are many adaptations that have come out so far. He is most famous for his understanding of the criminal mind and for solving very difficult cases.
30. Hellboy (Hellboy)
Hellboy is a superhero that was based on a comic book series of the same name. In the story, it is said that he is the son of the demon Azzael and a witch named Sarah Hughes. He is very powerful and tries to use his powers to help those in need.
31. Hiccup (How To Train Your Dragon)
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, also known as just Hiccup from the How To Train Your Dragon franchise. He is the main character and the heir to his tribe, and he doesn’t fit the usual Viking mold. He is weaker than his peers but he is very smart so, over time he builds his strength as well.
32. Hoppip (Pokemon)
Hoppip is one of the many Pokemon beings that is a part of the Pokemon franchise. It comes in male or female form, and it can float with the wind and it can link with other Hoppips.
33. Him (Powerpuff Girls)
Him is one of the most powerful enemies that the Powerpuff Girls face. He is a demon king that rules over all other demons and creatures. He has a very androgynous appearance, and his main desire is to defeat the Powerpuff Girls. He does this by feeding on their worst fears and trying to break them apart.
34. Henry Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)
After much interrogation from Jack Sparrow, Henry revealed that he was in fact Will and Elizabeth Turner’s son. He is trying to acquire the Trident of Poseidon in order to help save his father from a curse. Will has to sail the Seven Seas for all eternity on the Flying Dutchman as part of his curse. Henry teams up with Jack on the search for the Trident.
35. Hela (Thor)
Hela is a part of the Marvel Universe, she is Odin’s eldest daughter and the goddess of death. She returns after being imprisoned by Odin for many years. In the wake of Odin’s death, she is released from her captivity and tries to conquer Asgard and bend it to her rule.
36. Headless Horseman (Sleepy Hollow)
In Tim burton’s adaptation of Sleepy Hollow, follows a myth about a Headless Horseman. This horseman used to be a mercenary summoned by a lady named Katrina Van Tassel in order to defeat her enemies.
37. Hannah Horvath (Girls)
Hannah is a young girl who just turned twenty-four, and her parents are bringing her the news that they are no longer going to support her financially. She was always pretty much coddled, and her narcissistic personality is now having to face the real world alone. After finishing her course for creative writing, she realized that it was going to be quite difficult to find a job that would help to pay for the lifestyle she was leading up until she was cut off.
38. Hot Pie (Game of Thrones)
Hot Pie is a young orphan boy who works as a baker in Kings Landing. He is also one of Arya Starks friends, who she met on her journey. His kind nature and loyal personality are what made the audience like him so much when he first appeared.
39. Hei (Darker Than Black)
In the anime Darker Than Black, we follow Hei, the main character of the show, who is a so-called contractor. That means that he has special abilities, in his case, the power to manipulate electricity. He is working for a secret group called The Syndicate, and even though they might have their agenda Hei mainly follows his, and that is to find his lost sister.
40. Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Holly is the main character of the 1961 romantic comedy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She is a young socialite that moved to New York to be a part of its socialite scene. Beneath that exterior, she is actually quite an interesting personality. She moved out and has been on her own since she was fourteen and has been taking care of herself ever since.