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40 Best Fictional Characters That Start with I (With Images)

Fictional characters are a huge part of our lives, whether we like that or not. Many times we spend talking about them with our friends or ruminating about them in our minds. As time pass, we tend to forget some of them, but if we keep a list of those characters, we are just one click away from them. So, in that regard, here is a list of the 40 best fictional characters that start with I!

1. Iron Man (Marvel Comics)

Let’s start with Iron Man. Tony Stark, a multibillionaire businessman, brilliant inventor, playboy, and C.E.O. of Stark Industries, built an armored suit powered by an arc reactor and became the superhero, Iron Man. The suit was initially capable of flight and high endurance and could fire various missiles and laser beams, but constant upgrades made it an advanced fighting armor. 

2. Irene Adler (Sherlock Holmes)

Irene is a beautiful and seductive woman who can enchant and hypnotize men. She outwitted Holmes, after which he developed a deep admiration for her. Adler reciprocated his feelings, and they had an intimate love affair.

3. Ikaris (Marvel Comics)

Ikaris belongs to the Eternals, a race with superior genetics and superhuman skills like levitation and immortality. He is regarded as a senior Eternal, having steered his race through numerous adventures. 

4. Isildur (The Lord of the Rings)

Isildur is Elendil’s eldest son, who shared leadership of Gondor in the South with his brother while their father lived in Arnor in the North. The One Ring was taken during the War of the Last Alliance by Isildur, but he refused to destroy it and was killed by Orcs. The Ring was lost for thousands of years.

5. Ilyn Payne (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Sir Ilyn Payne, a mute knight who served as the King’s justice and royal executioner, had his tongue removed by the Mad King after he was convicted of tyranny. On the order of King Joffrey Baratheon, he killed Eddard Stark.

6. Ironhide (Transformers)

An old Autobot and friend of Optimus Prime and is a perfect example of old is gold. He is a weapons expert and mostly has a chip on his shoulder. Ironhide has a wide range of arsenal, including missile launchers and guns. He transforms into a GMC TopKick.

7. Ice Bird (Angry Bird)

Red Flock’s member Ice Bird, who only appears in Angry Birds space, is the second unique character featured outside of the original Angry Birds game. He is an alien ally of the Flock who helps them defeat the space pigs. 

8. Itt (The Addams Family)

Cousin Itt is a member of the Addams Family. Itt appears to be a monster with floor-length blonde hears. He speaks in high-pitched gibberish that his family can understand and has a very high I.Q. Itt always wears a hat and round sunglasses. 

9. Inspector Clouseau (Pink Panther Series) 

An absent mind detective who causes chaos wherever he goes. As luck in his favor, he solves all his cases correctly by accident and finds the correct culprits. He often tries to disguise himself in silly outfits which barely hide his identity. 

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10. Invisible Woman (Fantastic Four)

Sue Storm gained her abilities after being exposed to a cosmic storm. She is capable of invisibility and creating force fields. Sue struggled at a young age after losing her parents to raise her brother. she co-founded the Fantastic Four and became its most powerful member.

11. Indra Otsutsuki (Naruto Shippuden)

The eldest child of Hagoromo Otsutsuki was Indra Tsutsuki. Many believed that he was the best person to carry on his father’s teachings; however, younger brother Asura wound up receiving that position which provoked the conflict between the two brothers. 

12. Itchy (The Itchy and Scratchy Show)

An anthropomorphic mouse named Itchy is the main antagonist of The Itchy and Scratchy Show and continuously attacks his parents, Scratchy. He is frequently killed by Itchy, who always starts the fights. 

13. Isaiah Bradley (Marvel Comics)

Isaiah Bradley is the Black Captain America and was one of the 300 African American troops who participated in the attempt to duplicate the Super Soldier Serum. As the sole survivor, Bradley adopted the identity of Captain America and traveled to Europe to participate in the conflict.

14. Igor Karkaroff (Harry Potter)

The Headmaster and a magician of Durmstrang Institute, Igor Karkaroff, was a death eater who served Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War. After the defeat, he was temporarily imprisoned in Azkaban. Karkaroff turned in some of his fellow death eaters to the Wizengamot in exchange for the forgiveness of his crimes.  

15. Iago (Aladdin)

Iago is a talking parrot who can mimic other people’s voices accurately. Greedy in nature, Iago always cares about himself and is very cunning. He eventually changes his heart and kills Jafar, but even this change could not end his lust and desire for gold and treasure.

16. Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones)

Archaeologist Dr. Henry Walton was an American commonly known as Indiana Jones from the Indiana Jones franchise. He went under several aliases during World War I. His physical traits comprised his trademark bullwhip, leather jacket, fedora, and satchel. He has a great sense of humor and fears snakes. 

17. Iron Giant (The Iron Giant)

A 50-foot-tall alien robot from another planet crashes on Earth and befriends a small boy. Iron Giant eats metal to sustain itself and has self-repairing technology. He also has an automatic defense mechanism that activates whenever he sees weapons. The Giant sacrificed himself to save the boy’s city and became a hero.

18. Iris West (Arrowverse)

Iris West and Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, are childhood friends. Iris is a reporter in Central City. After finding out Barry Allen is Flash, Iris becomes upset with Barry for keeping his secret but eventually falls for him. She became a vital member of Team Flash and head of S.T.A.R. Labs.  

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19. Iceman (X-Men)

Bobby Drake, a.k.a. Iceman, is a mutant who can control, create ice and freeze objects. He is an Omega-level mutant whose powers are nearly limitless and can affect the entire ecosystem. He could change his state on a molecular level at one point. In the movie, he is Rogue’s boyfriend.

20. Immortan Joe (Mad max: Fury Road)

A ruthless ruler of the wasteland in the Mad Max franchise, Immortan Joe has claimed the Earth’s remaining resources for himself. He does not pity anyone and wears a breathing apparatus which he hides behind a skeleton mask.

21. Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)

Iron Fist is a warrior who had spent years learning the art of combat. He is trained to use all martial arts weaponry literally and is a master of all K’unuLun’s martial arts and all fighting styles created on Earth.  

22. Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles)

Bob Parr, a.k.a. Mr. Incredible, is a superhero with superhuman strength and endurance. He lives with no adventure, is tired of his regular job, and wishes one day that his glorious superhero days would come back.

23. Ivan Drago (Rocky Movies)

A soviet amateur boxing champion from Rocky movies, Drago is a highly well-trained boxer who is focused on winning. He has a severe personality and seldom talks. Most viewers have credited him as cold-blooded, emotionless, and powerful.

24. Igor (Van Helsing)

A hunch-backed assistant to Dr. Frankenstein who helped create Frankenstein’s monster and now serves as a henchman to Dracula to bring his children to life. A cunning and twisted personality with a distorted face.

25. Iron Monger (Iron Man)

Obadiah Stane, a business partner and friend to Tony Stark, plans to overthrow him and builds an iron suit, thus becoming Iron Monger, a deadly Iron Man villain. He can fly and has different guns and missiles in his arsenal.

26. Ivan Vanko (Iron Man 2)

Whiplash, a.k.a. Ivon Vanko, is an ex-convict who plans to take revenge on Tony Stark when his father dies. He builds a pair of arc-reactor-powered whips and attacks Stark. His whips can cut solid objects with ease and can electrocute.

27. Ishmael Gregor (Black Adam)

A militant leader who seeks a mystical crown and, upon donning it, becomes Sabbac, an evil entity with a demonic face and horns. The demons from hell bestowed all their powers upon him to wreak havoc on Earth.

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28. Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)

A strong woman who has gone through many hardships in life, Furiosa is tasked to bring goods into the citadel. Being a war leader, she can fight and use weapons. Her left arm is mechanical, which she uses very efficiently.

29. Imhotep (The Mummy)

A priest in the court of Pharaoh in the Mummy, Imhotep’s tongue is cut out, and he is mummified alive with flesh-eating beetles damned to suffer for eternity as an undead. When resurrected, he gained power over sand and other elements and became invincible.

30. Iori Yagami (King Of Fighters)

The heir to Yasakani Clan, Iori Yagami, is a loner with a twisted personality. Often violent and sadistic, he still hates people who bully the weak. He can control fire and can cause severe physical damage with his claws.

31. Isabelle Swan (Twilight)

A human in a world of vampires in the Twilight saga, Isabella falls in love with a young vampire but also develops feelings for a shapeshifter who can transform into a werewolf. She becomes a vampire and gets more beautiful. Her personality traits are often stubborn and quiet.

32. Izzie Stevens (Grey’s Anatomy)

A character from Grey’s Anatomy, Izzie is a surgical resident at a hospital and the mother of two children. She is good-natured, had quite a few relationships during her medical career, and is in a relationship with Alex, his ex-husband.

33. Iron Patriot (Marvel Comics)

Iron Patriot is an all-American-themed exoskeleton designed by Tony Stark. Various characters in the Marvel universe wore Iron Patriot suits. It is bulkier than the Iron Man suit but is slow in response. It is equipped with Machine guns, missiles, and repulse technology. 

34. Io (Clash Of The Titans)

A character from the movie Clash of the Titans is cursed with immortality by a god. She acts as a guide to Perseus in his quest against the gods. She died during the battle, but Zeus revives her to be with Perseus as his wife.

35. The Incredible Hulk (The Incredible Hulk)

Dr. Bruce Banner is on the run from the military and living a secret life in Brazil. In search of a cure for his condition, he is once again forced to turn into the Incredible Hulk and confront one of his greatest enemies, Abomination.

36. Ice Bear (We Bare Bears)

He is a young Polar Bear who can speak in various languages but usually speaks in the third person perspective. Ice Bear is capable of cooking, dancing, and fighting M.M.A. He has a very laid-back attitude and spends most of his time doing house chores.

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37. Ichabod Crane (Sleepy Hollow)

Ichabod Crane is a police constable his colleagues despise for his investigation methods. He encounters a supernatural Headless Horseman responsible for murders and uses his expertise to reveal his identity and the reason for his killing spree.  

38. Ivan (Cars 2)

A tow truck is responsible for transportation in Cars movies. Ivan is adamant and solid-built and can demolish anyone quickly. A blue and red colored with a strong tow boom on its back, the tough Ivan has a weakness for pretty sports cars.

39. Ice King (Thundercats)

An ancient King who is freed from his ice prison and wreaks havoc on Third Earth, turning most of it into ice. Thundercats fought him, thinking he was evil, only to find out he was looking for an ancient egg to reunite with his wife one more time.

40. Icarus (Marvel Comics)

A mutant superhero, Icarus was a student at Xavier Institute. His siblings are also mutants. His mutant powers are feathered wings which grant him the ability to fly. He can create sonic blasts and has quick healing capability. He lost his wings at one point to William Stryker and his power of flight and rapid healing.

  • Josip is a law student who is a big fan of the Marvel and DC Universe. He loves anything related to superheroes, and in his free time, he enjoys spending time with his dog and conversing about complex topics over a pitcher of beer.