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 J!
1. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
We’ll start this list with the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow. This unusual pirate is the captain of the Black Pearl. He was overthrown by mutiny and left to die on an island. However, he returned and continued his pirate adventures leading the crew through thick and thin.
2. Joker (DC Comics)
The Joker is the most famous enemy of Batman. He is a psychotic criminal who wants to make Batman suffer and enjoys it. He is a deranged mastermind who would go to any lengths to wreak havoc in Gotham city and terrorize its people.
3. Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)
Jessica Jones is a fictional character from Marvel Comics and Jessica Jones TV show. She strives to rebuild her life as a private investigator in New York, and she has superhuman strength. Jessica is a functional alcoholic.
4. Juno (Juno)
Juno is a sixteen-year-old high school girl who decides to place her unborn child for adoption. She picks the struggling couple Mark and his wife as her child’s adoptive parents. Mark becomes attracted to Juno, which puts his marriage and adoption both in jeopardy.
5. Johnny Bravo (Johnny Bravo)
Johnny Bravo is a cartoon character and self-proclaimed ladies’ man. Johnny is known for his karate chops and wears tight black clothes and sunglasses. He always ends up in awkward situations when trying to impress ladies.
6. James Bond (James Bond movies)
Portrayed by various actors throughout the years, James Bond is an agent who handles top-secret government missions. He is a master detective and has several hi-tech gadgets and weapons. He has a charming personality, and ladies tend to fall for him.
7. J.A.R.V.I.S (Iron Man)
J.A.R.V.I.S is an AI voiced by Paul Bettany. He is created by Tony Stark to assist him in his daily work and handles almost every aspect of Stark’s household. J.A.R.V.I.S. is extremely intelligent and always advises a logical solution. J.A.R.V.I.S. helped Tony build his first Iron-Man suit.
8. Jean Grey (X-men)
Phoenix, a.k.a Jean Grey, is a mutant in X-men movies. Jean is an Omega-level mutant and can manipulate any material according to her will. Her powers and abilities are beyond any ordinary mutant. She is sometimes unable to control her powers.
9. Juggernaut (Deadpool 2)
The unstoppable Juggernaut is a mutant and is muscularly built and is nearly unstoppable when he gains momentum. Juggernaut has the ability to destroy every obstacle in front of him. In the movie, he fights Deadpool and overpowers him easily.
10. Jerry (Tom & Jerry)
Jerry is one of the main characters in the Tom & Jerry cartoons. Jerry is a mouse who never misses a chance to irritate Tom. They both live in the same house and always try different tactics to get rid of each other. They don’t get along well but sometimes team up against a common enemy.
11. Jane Foster (Thor Movies)
Jane Foster is a scientist who specializes in astrophysics and is the love interest of Thor. Her research in astrophysics and portals lands her in hot water and on the run from the government. She also became Lady Thor when she wielded Thor’s reconstructed Mjolnir.
12. Jack Dawson (Titanic)
Jack is a young man from the romantic movie Titanic. Jack is a wanderer who wins a ticket to the Titanic ship in a game of Poker. He believes in living a carefree life and is a fine artist. He and Rose fall in love, and Jack saves her life when the Titanic sinks.
13. John Wick (John Wick)
John Wick is the title character in the John Wick movies. Once a part of a sophisticated crime syndicate, John is a man of focus and sheer will and is highly respected by his peers. He quits his criminal life but returns to violence to seek revenge. John is an expert hands and weapons combatant.
14. John Rambo (Rambo)
John Rambo is a US Soldier who sacrifices everything for the United States, but the country disowned him. He is a Green Beret who specializes in guerrilla warfare, weapons, and survival in the harshest environments.
15. Jigsaw (Saw)
The Jigsaw is a killer whose victims are people that take their lives for granted. He subjects them to extreme physical and torturing tests via mechanical and electrical traps. The victim must free himself within a given amount of time, or he will die. Jigsaw’s intention is not to kill his victims but to test their will to live.
16. Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat)
Johnny Cage is a martial artist from Hollywood who entered the Mortal Kombat tournament to prove his fighting skills after being labeled fake. Cocky and arrogant at first, Cage realizes the importance of the tournament and joins the Earthrealm warriors against the forces of Outworld.
17. Johnny Blaze (Ghost Rider)
Ghost Rider, a.k.a. Johnny Blaze, is a motorcycle stuntman who sold his soul to the devil in return for saving his dying father. He became the devil’s servant and fought demons on earth. His penance stare is a power that allows the person to feel all the pain and suffering he has caused to other people.
18. John Clayton II (Tarzan)
John Clayton II, a.k.a Tarzan, was adopted and raised by apes when his parent’s plane crashed into the jungle. Due to his upbringing in the jungle, his strength exceeds a normal human being. He can climb trees easily, jumps at great distances, and can swim at great speeds. He is also able to communicate with animals.
19. John Connor (The Terminator)
John Connor is the main protagonist of The Terminator movie franchise and is the leader of the resistance fighting against Skynet and machines. When his mother is attacked by a terminator from the future, he gains knowledge from her and prepares himself for his destiny.
20. Johnny English (Johnny English)
A secret government agent, the incompetent Johnny English, is given a top agent rank and is handed a high-profile mission. He acts like he knows what he is doing but often lands himself in trouble. A good-hearted person who cares for his colleagues and loved ones.
21. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
Jason Voorhees is an iconic horror character from Friday the 13th movies. After he was drowned in a lake as a child, he returned to life as a silent, Machete-wielding undead killer. He is known to possess supernatural strength and has no effect on gunshots and other physical wounds. His hockey mask is among the most famous traits in pop culture.
22. Jack Slater (Last Action Hero)
Jack Slater is a detective in the fictional world of Hollywood who is transported to the real world via a magic movie ticket. He acts like he is still in a movie but gets physically hurt and realizes he could get killed in the real world. He manages to overcome all the odds and returns to the movie world.
23. Jax (Mortal Kombat)
Major Jax Briggs is a US special forces soldier who has cybernetic arms after his arms are ripped off in a fight. He can shoot fireballs with his cybernetic enhancements and can cause an earthquake with one punch on the ground. He is a great martial artist and weapons expert.
24. Johnny Storm (Fantastic Four)
Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, is exposed to high levels of cosmic radiation during space travel. This allowed him to transform his entire body into flame, and he could fly at great speeds. At his full potential, he is able to go supernova which is basically the heat and energy equal to Sun.
25. Jaga (Thundercats)
The wise Jaga was a senior warrior Thundercat and mentored the young Lion-O. Jaga escaped with the other Thundercats when their planet Thundera exploded. He died of old age while piloting the spaceship. He can only be seen as a spirit to Lion-O, guiding and teaching him on all aspects of life.
26. Jackalman (Thundercats)
Jackalman is a mutant from planet Plun-darr who dreams of becoming in charge of all mutants. Jackalman is very cunning and often forms his own team to his benefit. An individual who is very cautious and puts his safety and well-being first in every situation.
27. John Matrix (Commando)
Retired Colonel John Matrix is the title character in the movie Commando. He is forced to assassinate a political figure by mercenaries who kidnap his daughter. His army training comes in handy as he becomes a one-man army to rescue his daughter and foil the enemy’s plan.
28. Jason Bourne (Jason Bourne)
Jason is a man who is unable to recall who he is and goes on to find his identity. In his quest, he uncovers the truth about himself that he is a former US Army soldier who was trained to become an assassin in order to execute secret missions.
29. Jughead Jones (Riverdale)
Jughead is one of the main characters in the Riverdale series and acts as an unofficial crime investigator. He left his hometown, but His friends called him back to investigate crimes. A bomb explosion left him deaf but granted him the ability to hear people’s thoughts.
30. Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Race)
Jar Jar Binks is a character from Star Wars who belongs to a fictional race of Gungan. A good-for-nothing being who is deemed unworthy by society, Jar Jar Binks left on his own to prove his worth and gained success throughout his journey.
31. Jojo Rabbit
Jojo is a Nazi Youth cadet who has a strong faith in the Nazi idealogy manifested by his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. When he discovers a Jewish girl hiding in his home, his world turns upside down.
32. Jack Bauer (24)
Jack Bauer is a fictional character in the TV series 24. He was serving in the Counter Terrorist Unit in Los Angeles and working with the FBI in Washington, D.C. He saves his Nation from deadly viruses and nuclear attacks.
33. Jack Reacher (Jack Reacher)
The main character of the movie, Jack Reacher, is a former US Military Sniper who is accused of murder. He is a wanderer and stands up to fight for himself and clear his name from the crime he never committed.
34. Jerry Maguire (Jerry Maguire)
Jerry Maguire was a renowned sports agent character in the movie of the same name. He lost his job after pointing out unethical norms in the sports business. He starts his own agency but ends up having only one client with whom he must forge a strong relationship if he wants to keep his career going.
35. Joey Tribbiani (Friends)
Joey Tribbiani is one of the primary characters of the sitcom Friends. Joey is a devoted and compassionate friend. He is a foodie and a womanizer who has more success finding dates than any of the other group members. He also exhibits a childlike side of his personality.
36. Jon Snow (Games of Thrones)
Jon Snow is one of the main characters in the Game of Thrones TV show. He spends most of his life living as a bastard son, which leads him to eventually become of of the greatest heroes The Seven Kingdoms ever had.
37. Jack (Jack The Giant Slayer)
Jack is the main character in the movie who gets magic beans that grow into a giant beanstalk. He climbed up to save the Kingdom’s princess and encountered giants trapped far up in the sky. The giants descend to attack, and Jack saves the Kingdom and is hailed a hero.
38. Jay Garrick (The Flash)
Jay Garrick is the person who gained superhuman speed as a result of a laboratory accident and became The Flash. He could run faster than the speed of sound and could time travel. He was also a member of the Justice Society of America.
39. Jor-El (Man Of Steel)
Jor-El is the biological father of Superman. He is aware that Krypton is dying and sends his son to Earth to survive. He was a brilliant scientist and was responsible for designing Kryptonian spaceships. He is a man of logic and tends to only use force if necessarily needed.
40. John Constantine (Constantine)
John Constantine is a man who can see angels and demons walking on earth and is bound to burn in hell after he tried to commit suicide, a sin in the eyes of God. He was dying of lung cancer, but his one true sacrifice granted him entry into Heaven.