What better way to test your love and knowledge of pop culture than trying to list off as many characters as you can from different movies, TV series, and video games? Here are the 40 best fictional characters that start with E, with images, of course.
Edward Cullen (Twilight)
Edward Cullen is a telepathic vampire and the main protagonist of the Twilight Saga. He is married to Bella Swan, and the father of Renesmee Cullen. In 1918, when he was only 17, he was dying from Spanish influenza, so Carlisle Cullen turned him into a vampire to save him.
Edward Scissorhands (Edward Scissorhands)
Edward Scissorhands is an ageless and artificial man. Even though he is artificial, he has real emotions and loves very much people close to him. He got his unfortunate nickname, Scissorhands, when his inventor died before completing his creation- leaving him with scissors for hands. Later, Edward becomes popular around the neighborhood by giving free haircuts.
Eleven (Stranger Things)
Jane “El” Hopper, born Jane Ives, and better known as Eleven, is the main protagonist of the Stranger Things TV series. She was raised in Hawkins National Laboratory, where she was experimented on for her psychokinetic abilities. In one of the lab experiments, Eleven made contact with a creature from another dimension, accidentally opening an interdimensional gateway and putting the world in danger.
Elmo (Sesame Street)
Elmo is one of the most iconic Muppets. He is a furry red monster who lives on Sesame Street. He is three-and-a-half years old, and always refers to himself in the third person. He even got his own segments on Sesame Street beginning with Elmo’s World. Elmo has a pet goldfish named Dorothy and a pet dog named Tango.
Elsa is the former queen of Arendelle, and Queen Anna’s sister. She was born with the innate to manipulate ice and snow. But, when she almost killed Anna while they were playing, she spends many years finding. After her powers are revealed to the whole world, she creates an eternal winter. In the end, with the help of her sister, she overcomes prejudice and her fears.
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle)
Eragon Bromsson is the main protagonist in the Inheritance Cycle. When his dragon Saphira hatched, he became the first Dragon Rider in a hundred years. He became an accomplished swordsman and magician in a short amount of time. He championed the cause of Varden, he opposed the rule of King Galbatorix and his Empire.
Ernie (Sesame Street)
Ernie is one of the stars of Sesame Street since 1969. Ernie and his best friend Bert live in the basement apartment at 123 Sesame Street. Together they are a comedic duo, where Ernie is the naïve troublemaker and Bert is the world-weary foil. He loves taking a bubble bath with his Rubber Duckie, and he tries to learn to play the saxophone.
Evie is one of the protagonists of the Descendants franchise. She is the daughter of the Evil Queen, and the founder of Evie’s 4 Hearts. In the beginning, Evie is constantly looking for her perfect prince and striving to achieve perfect beauty, but later she realizes the true meaning of beauty, and that a perfect prince isn’t everything.
Elf is the main protagonist in the Christmas comedy movie of the same name released in 2003. Buddy was given up for adoption, then he accidentally went into Santa’s bag, and he was raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole. When he grew up, he decided to find his father in New York City. There he finds his true place in the world, both as a human and as a Christmas elf.
Elmer Fudd (Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies)
Elmer J. Fudd is an animated character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies series. His the archenemy of Bugs Bunny. Elmer’s main goal is to hunt Bugs, but he always manages somehow to seriously injure himself. His iconic catchphrase is, “Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting rabbits”.
E.T. (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial)
E.T. is an extraterrestrial that was accidentally left on Earth by his colleagues. He is short and brown, and during his brief stay on Earth, he befriends Elliot. While on Earth he starts to love Earth food, especially Reese’s Pieces and beer. With Elliot’s helps he makes a makeshift communicator and successfully phones home.
Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
Edna Mode is one of the major recurring characters in the Incredibles franchise. She is half-Japanese, and half-German fashion designer and auteur who specializes in superhero outfits. She might be small in stature, but her put a big impact on the world, both technologically and fashion-wise. She is voiced by Brad Bird.
Elle Woods (Legally Blonde)
Elle Woods is a Harvard lawyer and lobbyist, and the main protagonist of the Legally Blonde franchise. She starts out as an underdog at Harvard Law School, but soon she rises to the top thanks to her optimism and self-confidence. Elle is known for her signature Barbie pink clothes and everything. She is always accompanied by her faithful dog, Bruiser.
Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Esmeralda is one of the main protagonists of Disney’s 1996 animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She is a young Romani woman and a humanitarian. She is very motivated to help protect the deformed bell-ringer- Quasimodo from his oppressors. Her beauty and goodness make her a target to the main antagonist, Claude Frollo.
Electro (Marvel Comics)
Maxwell „Max“ Dillion aka Electro is a Marvel supervillain and the enemy of Spider-Man. He has the ability to generate a lot of electrical energy through his body and use it for offense and defense. Also, he can do lightning bolt projection, electrical detection, recharging, and electromagnetic manipulation. When he is fully charged he is very sensitive to water.
Ella of Frell (Ella Enchanted)
Ella of Frell is the main protagonist in the 20004 fantasy comedy movie Ella Enchanted. As a newborn Ella is bestowed with the „gift“ of obedience, meaning she must instantly obey any command she is given. Years later, she wants to find the fairy godmother that gave her the gift of obedience and she wants her to undo the gift. On that adventure, she learns a lot about herself, and she finds love.
Eloise Bridgerton (Bridgerton)
Eloise Bridgerton appears in the Netflix series Bridgerton, and she is the main protagonist of the Bridgerton novel To Sir Phillip, With Love. She is the fifth child and the second daughter in the Bridgerton family. She is known for being smart, well-read, and outspoken.
Elrond (The Lord of the Rings)
Elrond is a half-Elf and the Lord Of Rivendell. He is also a mighty Elf-ruler who presided in Middle Earth from the First Age to the beginning of the Fourth Age. He is the father of Elladan and Elrohir and Arwen Undómiel. He is known for being a skillful warrior, and just leader, and he was a wise counsel to many.
Enola Holmes (Enola Holmes)
Enola Eudoria Heddassa Holmes is the main protagonist in the series of mystery novels by Nancy Springer. She is the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. She escapes to London following her mother’s disappearance. On her way, she has to avoid Mycroft’s plans to send her to finish school, and many other threats along the way.
Eric Cartman (South Park)
Eric Theodore Cartman or just Cartman is one of the main characters in the South Park TV series along with Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Kenny McCormick. Sometimes he is considered to be the main antagonist of certain episodes, but either way, he is always doing something selfish or harmful to others.
Elena Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries)
Elena Gilbert was the main female protagonist of The Vampire Diaries. At the beginning of the series, she appears to be just an ordinary human girl, but it turns out she is a Petrova doppelganger. Later, in the series, she becomes a vampire, but she is cured. In the end, she marries Damon Salvatore.
Evan Hansen (Dear Evan Hansen)
Evan Hansen is the main character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. He has social anxiety, that limits him in life and shapes him throughout the story. Evan struggles to find acceptance and love in his life. On his journey to self-discovery, he makes many mistakes, but in the end, he finds himself.
Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics)
Elektra Natchios is a highly trained martial artist and assassin of Greek descent. She wields a pair of sai as her trademark weapons. She has appeared as a supporting character of the X-Men’s Wolverine. She is also known as the romantic interest of Matt Murdock, Daredevil.
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Elizabeth Bennet is the protagonist of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. She is an intelligent, witty, and talented young woman. She lives on her father’s estate with her four sisters. She is courted by Fitzwilliam Darcy, and at first, she develops a dislike towards him. But, in the end, they have a beautiful love story.
Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
Helen Par aka Elastigirl is one of the main protagonists of Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles franchise. She is a superheroine, and she can stretch any part of her body to great lengths, and mold it into several shapes and sizes. She marries Mr. Incredible, and they have three children, who are also superheroes, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack.
Ewoks (Star Wars)
Ewoks are a very small primitive species of furry two-legged creatures native to the forest moon of Endor. They played an important part in helping the Rebel Alliance defeat the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Endor. They are about one meter tall, and they always carry spears, slings, or knives as weapons.
Evan Almighty (Evan Almighty)
Evan Almighty or Evan Baxter is the main character in the 2007 comedy movie, Evan Almighty. When Evan becomes governor and moves to northern Virginia, he is sure that he has made it in life. But, then God puts a biblical crisis at his feet- he needs to build an ark and put animals inside it before the flood.
Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
The Evil Queen is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1937 classic animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She is one of the most iconic Disney villains of all time. When she becomes Queen, in an attempt to stay the fairest of them all, she decides to poison Snow White with an apple.
Elphaba (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West)
Elphaba Thropp aka The Wicked Witch of the West is the protagonist of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West novel published in 1995. She first started out as a villain in the 1900’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In this new reinterpretation of the character we find out she isn’t evil, she is just misunderstood.
Edmund Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Edmund Pevensie, also known as Ed, is the third of the Pevensie children, and the second one to go to Narnia. He was mischievous, dry-witted, and rather sarcastic. But, all of this changed after the White Witch tricked him into betraying his siblings for her. He was crowned the king of Narnia, along with his siblings.
Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games)
Effie Trinket is the escort of the District 12 tributes and their advisor. She is famous for accompanying Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark to the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. She appears to be very posh like the other Capitol residents, wearing outrageous clothes, but later she sees the Capitol’s mistakes.
Elvira (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark)
Elvira is the main character in the 1988 comedy horror movie Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. The movie follows a TV horror hostess Elvira as she quits her job after she gets sexually assaulted. Then she discovers she is the beneficiary of her deceased great-aunt Morgana’s will. Now, she has to travels to Fallwell, Massachusetts to claim the inheritance.
Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Doctor Ivo Robotnik aka Doctor Eggman is the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. He describes himself as a genius megalomaniac human scientist with an IQ of 300 and many talents. He has a crazy plan to establish his Eggman Empire all across the earth and build his own ideal city, Eggmanland.
Ethan Hunt (Mission Impossible)
Ethan Matthew Hunt is the protagonist in the Mission Impossible franchise. He is a senior field agent for the Impossible Mission Force, he deals with dangerous and highly sensitive international missions. He is known for impossible stunts like scaling the side of the Burj Khalifa and hanging out of an airplane.
Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
Eowyn is a shieldmaiden of Rohan, the niece of King Théoden. She is known for taking part in the War of the Ring. Her sword stabbed through the Witch-king’s head, killing him, and thus fulfilling Glorfindel’s prophecy a thousand years earlier at the Battle of Fornost that “not by the hand of man” would the Witch-king fall.
Eddie Brock (Venom)
Eddie Brock is bonded with the symbiotic organism making them the former villain-turned-hero, Venom. Before his superhero life, he was a failed reporter. For a period of time, he called a truce with Spider-Man and moved to San Francisco, where he became the anti-heroic “Lethal Protector” of an Underground City.
Elaine Benes (Seinfeld)
Elaine Marie Benes is one of the core group members in the 90s sitcom Seinfeld played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She is the best friend of her ex-boyfriend Jerry Seinfeld, and she is also good friends with George Costanza and Cosmo Kramer. She is a level-minded member of the friend group.
Eugene Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants)
Eugene Harold Krabs or just Mr.Krabs is one of the main characters in the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise. He is a red crab who lives in an anchor, and he has a daughter, Pearl, who is a whale. He is SpongeBob’s boss and the owner of Krusty Krab restaurant.
Elizabeth Swan (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Elizabeth Swan is a character in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. She appears in four movies; The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Dead Man’s Chest (2006), At World’s End (2007), and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). She is a spirited, beautiful, intelligent, and independent-minded young woman.
Eddard Stark (Game of Thrones)
Lord Eddard Stark or just Ned Stark was the head of House Stark, the Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, and later Hand of the King to King Robert I Baratheon. He was known to be a true Stark, a loyal and dedicated husband, father, friend, and honorable lord.