A very fun game for all TV and movie geeks is to try to think of as many as you can fictional characters that start with a certain letter. This article will be your ultimate guide (and cheat sheet) for iconic characters that start with the letter M.
Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
Marge Simpson is the mum of the American most famous yellow family- the Simpsons. She was created in 1987 by Matt Groening. Her design is widely recognizable, because of her blue beehive hairstyle.
Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
Molly Weasley is a famous witch and the matriarch of the Weasley family from The Wizarding World. She is the mother of Bill, Charlie, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley.
Morty (Rick and Morty)
Morty is the always nervous grandson of the space genius-drunk Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty. He accompanies Rick on almost all of his adventures. He is voiced by Justin Roiland.
Magneto is an Omega-level mutant from Marvel comics who has the powers to generate and control magnetic fields. He is commonly in association with the X-Men. In movies, he was portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen and Michel Fassbender.
Mad Max (Mad Max)
Mad Max or Max Rockatansky is a character from the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max. He was played by Mel Gibson in the first three movies, and in 2015 Tom Hardy reprised the role.
Mr. Bean (Mr. Bean)
Mr. Bean is a character created and played by Rowan Atkinson. The character was created in 1990, and since then he appeared in two films, an animated TV series and a live-action sitcom.
Michael Scott (The Office)
Michael Scott is the loveable boss of Dunder-Mifflin Scranton, a middle-tier paper company. He is one of the main characters in the NBC sitcom The Office, and he is played by Steve Carell.
Megamind is a born-villain-turned-hero from the animated movie of the same name that came out in 2010. He is a highly intelligent alien supervillain, who loses his purpose in life after defeating his long-time nemesis Metro Man. He is voiced by the hilarious Will Pharell.
Mike Wazowski (Monsters, Inc.)
Michael Wazowski also known as Mike, is the main character in Monsters, Inc. He is a short, spherical, and green monster, with two horns and thin arms and legs. He is voiced by Billy Crystal.
Marty McFly (Back To The Future)
Marty McFly is the main protagonist in the Back To The Future film trilogy, which premiered in 1985. He is accidentally sent back in time from October 26, 1985, to November 5, 1955, in a time machine built from a DeLorean by eccentric scientist Emmett “Doc” Brown. He is played by Michael J. Fox.
Princess Merida is the protagonist of the 2012 animated feature film, Brave. She is a Scottish princess from the kingdom of DunBroch, and she challenges her kingdom’s longstanding traditions to live a life of independence.
Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)
Professor James Moriarty is a criminal mastermind created by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle. He was created primarily as a device by which Doyle could kill Holmes and end the hero’s stories, but due to his popularity, the death didn’t stick.
Manny Delgado (Modern Family)
Manuel Alberto Javier Alejandro Ramirez “Manny” Delgado is the Colombian-American son of Gloria from her previous marriage to Javier, he is very mature and intuitive for his age. He is played by Rico Rodrigues in all 11 seasons.
Magic Mike (Magic Mike)
Magic Mike or Mike Lane is a stripper played by Channing Tatum in the Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. The film is loosely based on the experiences of Tatum, who was an 18-year-old male stripper in Tampa, Florida.
Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter)
Moaning Myrtle or Myrtle Elizabeth Warren was a Muggle-born witch who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Ravenclaw house. She was killed in 1943 by the Serpent of Slytherin, after that she became a ghost who haunts the second-floor girls’ bathroom at Hogwarts.
Mufasa (The Lion King)
Mufasa is an important character in Disney’s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the king of the Pride Lands and the father of Simba, he was killed by his envious brother, Scar. He is voiced by James Earl Jones.
Minnie Mouse (Mickey Mouse)
Minnie Mouse or Minerva Mouse is a cartoon character created by The Walt Disney Company. She is the longtime sweetheart of Mickey Mouse. Minnie is an anthropomorphic mouse with white gloves, a bow, a polka-dotted dress, and low-heeled shoes occasionally with ribbons on them.
Michael Myers (Halloween)
Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween series of slasher films that came out in 1978. In the first Halloween film, he is referred to as The Shape in the closing credits. The character was created by John Carpenter and has appeared in eleven films.
Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)
Professor Minerva McGonagall is a character in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Professor McGonagall is a professor at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry and is the head of Gryffindor House and professor of Transfiguration, as well as being the Deputy Headmistress and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Mikey Mouse (Mickey Mouse)
Mickey Mouse is an animated cartoon character co-created in 1928 by Walt Disney. He is the mascot of The Walt Disney Company. Mickey is an anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves.
Mandalorian (The Mandalorian)
Mandalorian or Mando is a character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in The Mandalorian on Disney+. Orphaned as a young child, Din Djarin was indoctrinated into the Mandalorian culture and trained as a warrior, later he become a bounty hunter and took the title of his people as a sobriquet.
Muppets (The Muppets Show)
Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppets known for absurdist, burlesque, and self-referential style of variety-sketch comedy. They were created in 1955 by Jim Henson, and now they are owned by Disney. The Muppets began appearing on Sesame Street in 1969, which was a stable of many people’s childhoods.
Mowgli (The Jungle Book)
Mowgli is a character and the protagonist of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book stories. He is a feral boy from the Pench area in India. His most notable appearance is in Disney’s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book.
Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy)
Meredith Grey is the head of general surgery and former Director of the Residency Program at the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. She was married to the dreamy Derek Shephard. She is played by Ellen Pompeo since the first season, and the series is now in its 19 seasons.
Mary Jane (Spider-Man)
Mary Jane Watson is a character appearing in Marvel Comics. She was created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. in 1965. She is known for her striking red hair, and as a love interest for Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. She has been portrayed by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Remi’s Spider-Man trilogy, and by Zendaya in Jon Watts’s Spider-Man movies.
Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Maleficent is the main villain in Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty animated feature film. She is a self-proclaimed „Mistress of All Evil“, and she curses Aurora to sleep for eternity. Then in 2014, the live-action Maleficent was released with the titular role played by Angelina Jolie.
Mad Eye Moody (Harry Potter)
Mad Eye Moody or Alastar Moddy is a character featured in the Harry Potter books and films. He is a former Auror, who gets a position in Hogwarts as the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. He is known for his distinct look, he is missing an eye, a leg, and a part of his nose.
Monica Geller (Friends)
Monica Geller is a character from the fan-favorite American sitcom Friends which ran from 1994 to 2004. In all season she is played by Courteney Cox. Monica was known as the “Mother” of the group and her Greenwich Village apartment was the group’s main gathering place in the series.
Mr. Incredible (Incredibles)
Robert “Bob” Parr aka Mr. Incredible is the protagonist of Disney/Pixar’s 2004 animated film The Incredibles. He is born with superpowers, but he struggles to live his life after superheroes were banned. He is married to Elastigirl, and he has three children who also have superpowers.
Mushu is one of the main characters in Disney’s 1998 animated feature film, Mulan. He is a small, red, talkative, and self-absorbed Chinese dragon who is a self-proclaimed guardian to Mulan. He has been the family’s guardian spirit, but now he is demoted to gong-ringer because he allowed a family member to be decapitated.
Mia Thermopolis (The Princess Diaries)
Mia Thermopolis or Crown Princess Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi is the protagonist of the Princess Diaries books and live-action adaptation. Mia grew up in San Francisco with only her mom, and her world is turned upside down when she discovers is a princess. The role of Mia is played by Anne Hathaway.
Martian Manhunter (DC Universe)
Martian Manhunter is a superhero appearing in DC comics. Created by writer Joseph Samachson and designed by artist Joe Certa, he debuted in 1955. He is one of the seven original members of the Justice League, and one of the most powerful beings in the DCEU.
Maggie Simpson (The Simpsons)
Margaret Evelyn Lenny “Maggie” Simpson or just Maggie Simpsons is the youngest daughter of Marge and Homer Simpsons. She is one year old, and she is almost never seen without her red pacifier. She almost never talks, but she is always portrayed as the most successful member of the family in the future.
The Minions are small, yellow, cylindrical beings, who have one or two eyes. They first appeared in the Despicable Me franchise as Grus’s helpers. But they were so beloved, that they got their own franchise, starting with Minions film. The most famous Minions are Bob, Kevin, and Stuart.
Morpheus (The Matrix)
Morpheus is a character in The Matrix franchise. He is played by Laurence Fishburne in the first three films. The Wachowski sisters, the creators of The Matrix franchise, instructed Fishburne to base his performance on Morpheus, a character in Neil Gaiman’s comic book series The Sandman. In The Matrix franchise, he is the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, a hovercraft of the human forces of the last human city, Zion.
Mummy (The Mummy)
Mummy is a fictional character in the 1999 fantasy action-adventure film, The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser. Mummy is actually Imhotep, who was condemned to endure the Curse of the Hom-Dai: the ritual involves cutting out his tongue, mummifying him alive, and sealing him in a sarcophagus filled with carnivorous scarab beetles.
Miles Morales (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
Miles Morales is a superhero appearing in Marvel Comics, and he is one of the characters known as Spider-Man. Miles was created in 2011 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and Italian artist Sara Pichelli, with input from Marvel’s then-editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. The 13-year-old teenage son of an African-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, he is the second Spider-Man to appear in Ultimate Marvel.
Maui is one of the protagonists of Disney’s 2016 animated feature film, Moana. He is a demigod of South Pacific legend. With the power of his giant, magical fish hook, Maui serves as the guardian of mankind, but during one of his escapades, Maui awakened terrible darkness that threatened to destroy the islands of Polynesia. He is voiced by Dwayne „The Rock“ Johnson.
Moe (The Simpsons)
Moe the Bartender or Moammar Morris “Moe” Szyslak is the proprietor of Moe’s Tavern, a bar in Springfield frequented by Homer and his friends. Moe is portrayed as often irritable and rude to all except his bar friends, his attitude turns down women.
Ms. Marvel (Ms. Marvel)
Ms. Marvel, real name Kamala Khan, is a mutant hybrid and a student at Coles Academic High School who is a super fan of the Avengers, particularly Captain Marvel. Her genetic powers are linked to the Noor Dimension as a result of being a descendant of Aisha, she was able to harness her abilities when she wore a bangle of unknown origin.
Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire)
Mrs. Doubtfire is the titular character in the 1993 film of the same name, starring the late Robin Williams. The film is about a recently divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children.
Mysterio (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
Mysterio aka Quentin Beck is a supervillain from Marvel Comics. He is primarily an enemy of the superheroes Spider-Man and Daredevil. he is a former special effects artist, illusionist, and actor who uses his talents to commit crimes. He is a founding member of the supervillain team the Sinister Six.
Mac (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
Ronald McDonald aka Mac is the bouncer/bodyguard and a co-owner of Paddy’s Pub. He usually wears sleeveless shirts or tight tees to draw attention to his glamour muscles and to exhibit his “tribal” tattoos.