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

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Fictional characters are always special because, whether we like it or not, we tend to find ourselves in them, or at least wish we were some of them sometimes. That is why some characters stay in our memories long after we were introduced to them on the screen. 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 P!

1. Peter Parker (Spider-Man)

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 We’ll start this list with Peter Parker. Peter is an orphaned child raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter’s journey as Spider-Man begins when he gets bitten by a spider. He becomes a superhero known as Spider-Man. He was also a student, sometimes a scientist, and a photographer.

2. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

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Percy Jackson is an 18-year-old boy with messy jet-black hair and a Mediterranean complexion. He is considered to be a demigod, as he is Poseidon’s son, and his mother is human, Sally Jackson. Percy is the main character in Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

3. Pumbaa (The Lion King)

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Pumbaa is one of the iconic characters from the Lion King movie. He is Timon’s best friend and a gluttonous warthog. Although most animals in the jungle are wary and dismissive of him due to his pungent odor, he remains happy-go-lucky by following a philosophy called Hakuna Matata.

4. Professor X (X-Men)

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Professor X, a.k.a Charles Xavier, is a fictional character in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is known as the founder of the X-Men, a group of mutants assembled to protect others and teach other mutants to control their powers. Charles is an extremely powerful telepath and has the ability to penetrate others’ minds and control them by doing so.

5. Padme Amidala (Star Wars)

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 Padme is a supporting character in the Star Wars franchise introduced in The Phantom Menace as the teenage Queen of Naboo and then becomes a senator and an anti-war activist. She was also the grandmother of Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin Solo, as well as Ben Skywalker.

6. Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones)

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In Game of Thrones, Petyr Baelish served as the Small Council’s master of coins under King Robert Baratheon and Joffery Baratheon. He was known as Littlefinger, a brilliant manipulator who utilized his control over King’s Landing’s brothels to amass enormous money and gather information on political competitors.

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7. Patrick (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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Patrick is SpongeBob’s best friend, and one of the main characters in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Patrick is a pink starfish who lives and has an unusual home as he lives under a rock. He has low intelligence, and that tends to often get him into trouble.

8. Plantagenet Palliser (Palliser novels) 

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Plantagenet is the main character in the Palliser novels. He is the husband of Lady Glencora Palliser. Palliser is a quiet, hardworking, conscientious, wealthy aristocrat and politician whose chief ambition is to become Chancellor of the Exchequer. Palliser is also the heir presumptive to the Duke of Omnium.

9. Mr. Pancks (Little Dorrit)

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He is a clerk who reluctantly collects exorbitant rents for the hypocritical landlord Casby. Casby appears generous because he makes Pancks do his dirty work. Pancks is also a private detective of sorts. He is extremely brilliant at piecing together evidence.

10. Polka-Dot Man (The Suicide Squad) 

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Polka was a minor supervillain in the comics who fought Batman and Robin early in their careers. He is also part of Amanda Wheeler’s suicide squad group in the movie The Suicide Squad. Polka-Dot Man developed a condition when he was exposed to an interdimensional virus that caused him to become covered with polka dots and glowing bumps on his body.

11. Peggy Bundy (Married With Children) 

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Peggy Bundy is Al Bundy’s wife and a mother to Kelly and Bud in the comedy sitcom Married With Children. She is a self-described housewife of the Bundy household and is notorious for her extreme laziness, expensive tastes, and promiscuity.

12. Peter Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy) 

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Peter Quill is a member of Guardians of the Galaxy and their leader. He is known as Star-Lord and even though he faced threats that could potentially destroy planets, somehow he always manages to use humor and entertainment on his missions to protect the Universe.

13. Punisher (Marvel Comics) 

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In Marvel Comics, the Punisher is a vigilante who uses murder, kidnapping, extortion, threats, and torture in his fight against crime after his wife and two children were murdered by a mob for witnessing a murder in New York City’s Central Park.

14. Peter Pan (Peter Pan) 

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Peter Pan is a character in an American animated adventure fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions titled Peter Pan. He is a free-spirited mischievous young boy who lives on a mythical island. Peter can fly and is a skilled swordsman as well. and never grow. He uses his abilities to protect Neverland.

15. Petruchio (The Taming of the Shrew) 

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Petruchio is a boastful and selfish man from Verona. He is depicted as a cruel, greedy, and selfish man. He goes to Padua in search for a wife and becomes the suitor of Katharina, a nobleman’s daughter with a horrid temper.

16. Piglet (Winnie-the-Pooh) 

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Piglet is Winnie-the-Pooh’s friend. Although he is a very small, timid animal, he tries to be brave. He’s also friends with Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, and the owl.

17. Pinocchio (The Adventures of Pinocchio)

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Pinnochio is a fictional character carved into a wooden puppet by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a Tuscan village. He wants to become a real boy which later became a reality. When Pinnochio tells a lie, his nose grows.

18. Percy Weasley (Harry Potter)

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Percy was an pure-blood wizard in the Harry Potter franchise. He is one of the many children Molly and Arthur have, and like his siblings, he also attended Hogwarts. Percy was both a prefect and Head Boy. Percy eventually married Audrey and had two daughters, Molly and Lucy.

19. Podrick Payne (Game of Thrones) 

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Podrick is a squire from House Payne and is related to Ser Ilyn Payne, Ned Stark’s executioner. He was known to follow Brienne of Tarth in search of Arya and Sansa Stark after his master Tyrion Lannister disappeared.

20. Parvati Patil (Harry Potter)

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Parvati Patil was a talented witch and had an identical twin sister, Padma. She was a member of Gryffindor House at Hogwarts. Her sister Padma was a member of Ravenclaw.

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21. Polonius (Hamlet) 

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Polonius is a fictional character in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. He is Claudius’s chief counselor and Laertes’s and Ophelia’s father. Polonius does not trust his children and is known to be a proud and concerned father.

22. Porthos (The Three Musketeers) 

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Porthos is one of the Three Musketeers. He is a loyal and devoted Musketeer who often gets in trouble while trying to be there for his friends and family.

23. Puss in Boots (Shrek the Third) 

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Puss is among the main characters in the Shrek franchise. Puss helps Shrek, a bad-tempered but good-hearted ogre, who begrudgingly accepts a quest to rescue a princess. Puss also helped Shrek in his quest of finding the heir to the throne.

24. Pinhead (Hellraiser) 

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Also known as The Hell Priest, Pinhead is the main antagonist in the Hellraiser franchise. He kills hundreds of the world’s most powerful magicians and steals their magic and knowledge. He gains enough magical knowledge to massacre not only his fellow Cenobites but some of the most powerful beings in all of Hell.

25. Pitch Black (Rise Of The Guardians)

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Pitch Black is the mythical creature known as the Nightmare King in the Rise of the Guardians. He is known to haunt dark places such as closets and can be described as a tall, lithe man who wears a long, black robe.

26. Pua (Moana) 

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Pua is Moana’s best friend, a pet and adorable pig with puppy energy and an innocent brain. Pua appears in the Moana movie as a supporting character. They went on a trip together to retrieve the lost heart of Te Fiti.

27. Peter Pevensie (The Chronicles Of Narnia)

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Peter is one of the seven Pevensie children, and he is the oldest among them. He is caring, and responsible his family’s well-being is his priority. Peter was one of the rulers of the Kingdom of Narnia. He is also a protagonist of The Chronicles of Narnia.

28. Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter) 

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Petunia is Harry Potter’s aunt. She resented her sister because she felt that their family like her sister more. Because of it, Petunia never showed any affection toward Harry Potter because he resembled her sister, Lilly.

29. Pepper Potts (Iron Man)

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Pepper Potts is a character in the Iron-Man movie franchise. At first, she is Tony Stark’s employee and later his love interest and wife. She became the chief executive officer of Stark’s company after gaining Stark’s trust. At one point, she also wore the Ironman Suit. The suit gives her flight, speed, strength, and the ability to control powerful electromagnetic fields.

30. Portia (Merchant Of Venice)

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Portia is the main character in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. This heiress of Belmont is bounded by the lottery outlined in the will left by her father. The suitor who chooses the right casket gets to marry her.

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31. Poppy Pomfrey (Harry Potter) 

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Poppy Pomfrey was a matron and a witch at Hogwarts for 25 years. As a young woman, she excelled at healing magic, which would later be her area of expertise. She is often strict with visitors, as she wants her patients to have complete peace while they recover.

32. Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty) 

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Phillip is King Hubert’s son, a dashing, handsome prince who makes his way to the princess and breaks the spell maleficent placed on her. Phillip is known to be brave and heroic.

33. Peter Rabbit (Rascal Rebel Rabbit)

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Peter is a fictional animal character in children’s stories. He is a mischievous, adventurous young rabbit who wears a blue jacket, brass buttons, and shoes. Peter Rabbit has to resolve the potential problems he and his family are facing.

34. Pomona Sprout (Harry Potter) 

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Pomona Sprout taught the Herbology department at Hogwarts. She is an experienced witch who excelled at herbology since her school years, and after graduation, she later went back to work there as a teacher.

35. Peggy Carter (Captain America)

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Peggy is an agent who served alongside Captain America during WW II. She is a born leader and an adamant advocate of justice. When Howard Stark faced false accusations, Carter, an operative of the SSR, assisted him in clearing his record. Peggy was Steve Roger’s, only love.

36. Precious (Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire)

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Precious is a made-up character in the movie Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire. She is an introverted 16-year-old who uses her fantasy world to console herself because she cannot escape her harsh reality. Precious lives with her mother, Mary, who treats her badly on both a physical and emotional level.

37. Po Ping (Kung Fu Panda)

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He is one of the well-known characters in the Kung Fu Panda series. Po Ping is also one of Master Shifu’s students. Mr. Ping adopted him, and his real father is Li Shan.

38. Pikachu (Pokémon)

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Pikachu is probably the most famous Pokémon there is. He is a yellow creature that resembles a mouse and has electrical powers. Pikachu follows his trainer and friend, Ash Ketchum, on his adventure to become the best Pokémon trainer ever.

39. Peter Griffin (Family Guy)

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 Peter Griffin is a created personality an is the show’s main protagonist in the comedy sitcom Family Guy. Meg, Chris, and Stewie are the children Peter and Lois Griffin have together. Additionally, he is a close buddy with a dog named Brian. He has experience working at Quahog’s Brewery and a toy manufacturer.

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40. Pearl (The Scarlet Letter) 

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Pearl is a character in The Scarlet Letter. Pearl was born when Hester and the clergyman Arthur Dimmesdale had an unholy relationship. She represents both the success and shame of her mother.

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