We tried (and managed) to research all the fictional characters that start with the first letter of the alphabet. So, let’s dive into the list of the most popular fictional characters that start with A.
Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
Alice is the main protagonist of the book series starting with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. She’s a seven-and-a-half-year-old girl that falls down a rabbit hole in a miraculously weird world that is called Wonderland.
Ahab (Moby Dick)
In his novel Moby Dick, Herman Melville depicts a picture of a captain insanely obsessed with one thing – the white whale Moby Dick that bit his leg off on one of his voyages.
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird )
Atticus is a lawyer in the made-up county of Maycomb in Alabama who is defending an African-American in a rape trial, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Aureliano Buendia (One Hundred Years of Solitude )
Colonel Buendia is an extremely versatile man in Gabriel Marcia Vasquez’s story One Hundred Years of Solitude. He belongs to a second out of seven generations of one family described in the book.
Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula)
Van Helsing appears to be a vampire expert who’s called to Bram Stoker’s story to help out Lucy Westenra, a girl who’s suffering from a mysterious illness. We don’t have to tell you who was first to figure out that Lucy encountered a vampire.
Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Aslan is the creator of a world known as Narnia. He comes and goes there, letting its people and creatures run it the way they want to, but he’s always there to guide them or help them when in trouble.
Arya Stark (A Song of Fire and Ice)
Arya plays an important character throughout all of the Game of Thrones and she usually likes to hang out with her half-brother Jon Snow.
Alia Atreides (Dune)
Alia is a character in Frank Herbert’s book series Dune. Throughout the series, she’s considered an abomination by the religious and political force named Bene Gesserit, but the fact is that she possesses a great power that the force has little to no control over.
Athos (The Three Musketeers)
Athos makes one-third of a “fun” little group back in the 15th century called The Three Musketeers. In this story, written by Andre Dumas, we encounter a young man named d’Artagnan on his adventure of becoming a Musketeer, an elite part of the military in France in the 15th century.
Aramis (The Three Musketeers)
Aramis makes up two-thirds of the 15th-century French, military group called The Three Musketeers. He’s an ambitious man whose back story is tied to a young woman.
Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars)
Ahsoka Tano is a former Jedi Padawan who was discovered by Jedi Master Plo Koon. He brought her to the Jedi Temple to train her. Ahsoka was assigned as an apprentice to a Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. She later helped establish a network of various cells against the Galactic Empire.
Anna Of Arendelle (Frozen)
This beloved character is from the movie Frozen where she’s the younger sister of Elsa. Anna was always very fond of her sister and loved her despite her powers, but one time a spell went wrong, and to save her, Anna’s memories of Elsa’s magic were wiped.
Abe Simpson (The Simpsons)
Abe Simpson, also known as Grampa (Simpson) is a World War II veteran and was later put into Springfield Retirement Castle by his son Homer.
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (The Simpsons)
Apu comes from Rahmatpurr, West Bengal, he’s Indian and a pretty smart guy, but you know him best for running Kwik-E-Mart in The Simpsons.
Ariel (The Little Mermaid )
Our favourite mermaid is the daughter of Triton and Athena and can be often seen wandering and exploring the seas.
In the original and the Disney story, Aladdin is approached by a sorcerer that persuades him to retrieve a lamp from a mystical cave. The lamp has magical abilities and when he rubs it, a genie comes out of it to grant him anything he asks of it.
Abu is Aladdin’s pet monkey in the 1992 Disney film. He’s a very smart and sneaky creature. When sent into the cave to obtain the lamp for Jafar, the Royal Vizier, Abu takes a jewel from the cave.
Asterix (The Adventures of Asterix)
The Adventures of Asterix is a French – Belgian comic book that tells the story of a small village of Gauls in the time of Julius Ceasar and the Roman Republic.
Alex the Lion (Madagaskar)
This lion, better known as the self-proclaimed king of the New York City Central Park Zoo, was born in Africa but was caught by poachers.
Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty)
You might know this character under the name Sleeping Beauty. She was raised by her good fairies who swore to protect her after an evil fairy named Maleficent cursed her.
Alfredo Linguini (Rattatouille)
Alfredo Linguini is a kind, but insecure and clumsy man who cannot keep his job for very long. He works as a garbage boy in his father’s restaurant when he discovers and saves a rat named Remy.
Alvin (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
Alvin makes one-third of the anthropomorphic Chipmunks triplets in the franchise Alvin and the Chipmunks. His mother, once she realized one winter there weren’t enough nuts for them to survive, left them on a doorstep of a human named Dave Seville.
In the Hellsing series, Alucard was created as a weapon by the Hellsing Organisation. It has been said that he’s Hellsing Organisation’s most powerful weapon.
Armin Arlert (Attack On Titan)
Armin Arlert is one of the main protagonists whose life changes completely after a Colossal Titan destroys his hometown. He vows to revenge together with his friends – Mikasa and Eren.
Ash Ketchum (Pokémon The Series)
Ash is a 10-year-old who dreams of becoming the world’s greatest Pokemon Master. He lives in Pallet Town in Kanto and in the first episode, we see him rushing to get his first Pokemon from the famous Professor Oak.
Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
This Air Nomad was the Avatar of his time. He’s a very specific person as he was the only one at the time who could use all four bending arts: water bending, fire bending, earth bending, and air bending.
Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Azula is a fire bender obsessed with power and is known, throughout the series, for chasing Avatar Aang across the Earth Kingdom.
Astro Boy (Astro Boy)
Astro Boy is a Japanese manga series that follows an android boy – Astro Boy – who is capable of human emotions. Astro is sold to a circus but is later saved by a professor named Ochanomizu.
Abby (The Last of Us)
In this adventure game, Abby Anderson plays the main character – a member of the militia group called the Fireflies. Her father has been killed, so she goes on a mission to avenge him.
Ada Wong (Resident Evil)
This cool spy is a recurring character in the game Resident Evil. She is known to have participated in many biohazard incidents. She also frequently gathered the information for different organisations.
Andrew Ryan (BioShock)
Have you ever heard of an underwater city of Rapture? It was founded by Andrew Ryan – a character in the game BioShock who created it to escape from the constraints of the world affected by World War II.
Anna Williams (Tekken)
Anna is a character in the Tekken game who is portrayed as an assassin known for her flirtations and sociable skills.
Arno Dorian (Assasins Creed)
This character is a known member of the French Brotherhood of Assasins. He was brought up in Versailles but was orphaned at the age of eight.
Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Angel is one of the main characters and the main love interest of Buffy in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He’s a vampire born in the 18th century and was known as the most sadistic vampire in entire European history.
Arnold Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
Arnold Rimmer is a leader of the mining ship Red Dwarf. He’s quite self-centered and a bit of a snob which makes him not the favorite person on the ship. He’s usually the target of ridicule on the ship.
Annie Edison (Community)
Annie is one of the main protagonists of the show Community. Her background story is tied to drug abuse because of the pressure from her parents to achieve academically.
Abed Nadir (Community)
Abed is also of the main characters in the Community. He’s a filmmaker and is often seen as the weirdest one in the groups, which is ironic considering they’re all pretty random and weird characters.
Alex “Star-Burns” Osbourne (Community)
Star-Burns is one of the most random characters in Community. His nickname comes from his sideburns that are shaped like stars, but he hates it and prefers for everyone to call him Alex.
Amy Santiago (Brooklyn 99)
Amy is a quirky, but fun character in the show Brooklyn 99 where she is a detective in a made-up police precinct in Brooklyn. She’s an organizational freak and a teacher’s pet, always trying to play by rules and do everything in her power for her boss – Captain Holt – to praise her.
Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
We are introduced to Amy when Wolowitz and Koothrappali decide to prank Sheldon and make him an online dating profile in the popular show The Big Bang Theory.
Arthur Pendragon (Merlin)
Have you ever heard of the stories of King Arthur and his great companion Merlin? Arthur was the son of King Uther and a chosen one to unite the land of Albion.
Ace (Doctor Who)
Ace is a 16-year-old human and a companion of the Doctor as well. She was the last companion in the original series.
Amelia “Amy” Pond (Doctor Who)
Amy Pond is an iconic and the first companion of the 11th Doctor in the new series. We meet Amy when she was just a little girl.
This famous creature is the main protagonist of the Alien franchise. It’s a scary being that incorporates a lot of different elements into its structure, usually taking on a lot of elements of its host and changing shape.
Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)
Dr. Alan Grant is a world-renowned paleontologist in the classics such as Jurrasic Park. Grant was approached by John Hammond and invited to the dinosaur park. Funny thing is, he didn’t know what animals did the park hold until he saw a giant Brachiosaurus and was left speechless.
Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)
Anakin Skywalker was a Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic in the Star Wars franchise. It was prophesized that he was the Chosen One of the Jedi Order to bring balance to the Force.
Aragorn II Elessar (The Lord Of The Rings)
Aragorn, also known as Elessar, was a great warrior and a great king of Arnor and Gondor. We encounter him first when he was a Ranger of the North, introduced with the name Strider.
Arwen Undómiel (The Lord Of The Rings)
Although not such an important character in the books, Arwen is one of the most important characters in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. She’s known as the Evenstar or the Evening Star.
Austin Powers (Austin Powers)
Austin Powers series is an attempt to create a parody of James Bond. It depicts a character – Austin, a British spy trying to figure out the modern world and how to adjust to it while trying to save it from terrorism.
Auric Goldfinger (James Bond)
Auric Goldfinger is one of the most, if not the most, sinister villains in the James Bond franchise.
Ace Ventura (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)
This eccentric detective, as the name of the movie says, is a pet detective. Ace specializes in retrieving missing animals. If that’s not odd enough, let us tell you that he has a capuchin monkey named Spike.
Andy Dufrense (The Shawshank Redemption)
Andy was a successful banker in Maine in this famous Stephen King story. He married Linda in the 1930s, but after a couple of years, she started cheating on him with her golf tutor. When he found out, he confronted her, but she denied it.
Anton Chigurh (No Country For Old Men)
Anton Chigurh is the main character in the film “No Country For Old Men” where he is a psychopathic killer. He’s a hitman who’s devoted to conscience, remorse and mercy.
Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
Albus Dumbledore is one of the most important characters in the Harry Potter franchise. He’s best known as the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Arthur Weasley (Harry Potter)
Arthur is a beloved part of the Weasley family. Arthur and Molly have 7 kids, his youngest ones being the best friend (Ron) and a later love interest (Ginny) of Harry Potter.
Aragog (Harry Potter)
Aragog is one of those creatures Hagrid just cannot resist. He was discovered and saved as a baby by Hagrid during his years at Hogwarts, but at a horrible cost.
Ares (DC Comics)
Ares is an Olympian god of war, usually known in the DC comics as one of the most vicious villains in Wonder Woman stories. He has control over the dead and can raise the army from the Underworld whenever he wants to.
Alfred Pennyworth (DC Comics)
Alfred is basically Batman’s Batman. He’s Bruce’s friend, legal guardian, best friend, and a butler, believe it or not. There’s a great emphasis on loyalty and morality him, so he sometimes serves as Bruce’s moral anchor and support, although always with a cynical attitude.
Alan Scott (DC Comics)
Alan Scott is also known under the name of Green Lantern. This superhero fights the forces of evil in the universe with a magical ring that gives him all kinds of power.
Aquaman (DC Comics)
Aquaman, real name Arthur Curry, is one of the most famous DC superheroes. His father was a famous sea explorer who believed he discovered the ancient city of Atlantis.
Adam Warlock (Marvel Comics)
Adam Warlock is a Marvel superhero created on Earth by a bunch of scientists who called themselves the Enclave. Warlock was created as a perfect human and was called Him in the beginning.
Apocalypse (Marvel Comics)
Apocalypse is one of the world’s first mutants in the Marvel comics. When we first encounter him, we learn he was born thousands of years ago and had grey skin and blue lips, which is why he was abandoned as a child.
Ant-Man (Marvel Comics)
The Original Ant-Man was created by Hank Pym after his wife’s death and the discovery of Pym particles – chemical substances that change size.
Avengers (Marvel Comics)
Avengers are an elite ensemble of superheroes who usually work independently from each other but get together when there’s a crisis that threatens the Earth or even the whole universe.