Is there a better way to brush up on your film and TV series trivia knowledge, than trying to think of as many characters you can in a certain category? This is an ultimate list of best characters from pop culture starting with the letter C to help you remember all these iconic fictional characters.
C-3PO (Star Wars)
C-3PO is one half of the droid sidekick duo alongside R2-D2 in the Star Wars films. They famously appeared in all Star Wars films, that is until, Solo: A Star Wars Story did not feature them.
Cady Heron (Mean Girls)
Cady Heron is the protagonist of Mean Girls (2004) and is the role that made Lindsay Lohan a household name. She turned from an innocent transfer student to one of the high school mean girls, to a more mature person across the film.
Candyman is the villain in the horror movie, Candyman. A franchise that started in 1992. He is the angry ghost of an African American artist and the son of a slave who was murdered in the 19th Century for his relationship with a white woman.
Candace Flynn (Phineas & Ferb)
Candace Flynn is the biological sister of Phineas, and the adopted sister of Ferb in the Phineas and Ferb (2007) cartoons. She is known to always make schemes to “bust” her brothers when they are building impossible contraptions to enjoy summer vacation.
Captain America (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Captain America or Steve Rogers is a patriotic superhero that embodies all the moral properties of what makes America Great, played by Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was a thin and puny soldier who volunteered to have superpowers to fight in World War II and continue to do the good fight in modern times once he woke up in his youth-reserving coma.
Captain Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Captain Barbosa is the villain of the original Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) film played by Geoffrey Rush. Second after Jack Sparrow, he is the most popular character in the franchise, which is why the character has been reprised in all Pirates of the Caribbean films after as an antihero.
Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
Captain Hook is the arch enemy of Peter Pan in multiple plays and film adaptations. He is the leader of the pirates who want to kill Peter Pan out of revenge after Peter fed his hand to a crocodile. His hook for a hand is iconic.
Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Captain Jack Sparrow is the breakout character in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that made actor Johnny Depp a superstar. He is known for his unpredictable morals and plans, as well as his drunken-like movements.
Captain Marvel (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Captain Marvel is the powerful cosmic superhero played by Brie Larson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She gained her power from the space stone, and is one of the most powerful female superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Planet (Captain Planet and the Planeteers)
Captain Planet is a superhero from the cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990). When the Planeteers combine their elemental powers, Captain Planet appears to save the day.
Carrie is the lead in the horror film, Carrie, and originated from Stephen King’s books. She is a school outcast with telekinetic powers, who is brought to the edge when humiliated at the school prom, where she killed everyone in school after.
Cartman (South Park)
Cartman is the most popular child character in South Park (1997). He is known for his large body and crude immoral behavior.
Casey Jones (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Casey is the vigilante ally of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Unlike the turtles, he is human and is known to wear a hockey mask and carry a sports-themed arsenal on missions.
Casper (Casper the Friendly Ghost)
Casper is the title character of multiple movies and TV shows. She is a white ghost child with a round head who is always frightening people, despite his friendly personality, to his loneliness.
Cat is the dual protagonist of the TV-Animated series, CatDog (1998). He is attached to his twin brother Dog and is the smart one of the two. He is always frustrated by his brother’s stupidity and immaturity.
Catwoman is a Cat thief in the Batman comics, movies, and TV shows. She is Batman’s on-and-off-again romantic partner, as they constantly clash due to their opposing positions in the law.
Chandler Bing (Friends)
Chandler Bing is one of the lead characters in the sitcom, Friends (1994), played by Matthew Perry. He is the wittiest and most sarcastic one in the group who prides himself on being the funny one.
Charlie Brown (Peanuts)
Charlie Brown is the lead character in the Peanuts comic strips and Charlie Brown TV specials. He is a child with an insecure personality, who is constantly seen being sad about his problems.
Charles Xavier (X-Men)
Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X, is the leader of the superhero mutant group, the X-Men. He is one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe and is the most powerful telepath on the planet.
Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)
Cheshire Cat is the magical shadow cat Alice meets in Wonderland. He is usually seen with his signature grinning smile as he appears and disappears at a whim while observing and talking to Alice.
Chewbacca (Star Wars)
Chewbacca is Han Solo’s best friend and sidekick in the Star Wars franchise. He is a creature called a Wookie: known for its large and hairy body that speaks in animalistic sounds. He is usually seen arguing with Han Solo over how they can escape a situation.
Christopher Robinson (Winnie the Pooh)
Christopher Robinson is the child protagonist in the book, TV shows, and films of the Winnie the Pooh Franchise. He is a boy who has adventures with Winnie and all his other animal stuffed toy friends.
Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)
Chuck Bass is the lady’s man popular character in the Gossip Girl (2007) TV series. He is a rich teen bad boy with daddy issues, often having an off-again-on-again relationship with the equally rich Blair Waldorf.
Chuck McGill (Better Call Saul)
Chuck McGill is Jimmy McGill’s brother in the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul (2015). He is known for his allergic reaction to electricity, yet despite that is a respected lawyer in his industry. Jimmy always wants to impress him, but Chuck’s rejection of Jimmy is what caused Jimmy to become the immoral lawyer, Saul Goodman later on in life.
Chuckie is the glasses-wearing baby in Rugrats. He is the scaredy cat sidekick of Tom Pickle and serves as the voice of reason in the group’s adventures.
Chucky (Child’s Play)
Chucky is the iconic killer doll in the Child’s Play franchise that started in 1988. Usually played by Brad Dourif, he is a mass murderer who cursed his soul into a nearby doll body to escape the authorities and has been killing as a doll ever since.
Cinderella is the protagonist of the Cinderella fairytale book and Disney movie. She is known for her beauty and gets her happy ending after marrying the prince.
Cindy Lou Who (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
Cindy Lou Who is the little girl The Grinch befriends in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She serves as the symbol of innocence in the town of Whosville, and one of the central reasons why The Grinch turned good.
Clark Kent (Superman)
Clark Kent is the secret identity of Superman. He is a Daily Planet news reporter, who is known for his mild-mannered personality in contrast to his alter ego Superman.
Coco is the grandmother in the Pixar movie, Coco. She is an old lady implied to have dementia, but her memory of her father becomes the most important key to the movie’s happy ending.
Conan (Conan the Barbarian)
Conan is the warrior hero from Robert E. Howard books, Conan the Barbarian, and the popular 1982 film of the same name. It is this role that jumpstarted Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career to superstardom.
Cookie Monster (Sesame Street)
Cookie Monster is the popular character in the children’s educational show, Sesame Street. He is known for his raspy voice and for munching on cookies endlessly.
Coraline is the protagonist in the film, Coraline. She is a little girl who got transported into an alternate world where her parents is exactly who she wants them to be. Little that she knows that she is a prisoner of the world.
Cosmo (Fairly Odd Parents)
Cosmo is one-half of Timmy’s fairy godparents in the animated show, Fairly Odd Parents. He is the husband of Wanda, and is the loveable airhead of the two.
Courage the Cowardly Dog (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
Courage is the dog in the animated series, Courage the Cowardly Dog. Despite being always scared of the weekly monsters that terrorize his house, he always finds the courage to defeat them in order to protect his owner, Muriel.
Creeper (Jeepers Creeper)
The Creeper is the monster villain in the horror movie franchise, Jeepers Creeper. He is known for his demonic appearance as he stalks teenagers in order to get their body parts.
Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Cruella de Vil is the iconic villain in the 101 Dalmatians movie franchise. She has a loud and demanding personality, best known for kidnapping 101 dalmatians so that she can make the perfect fur coat.
Curious George (Curious George)
Curious George is the central lead in the popular children’s book and film franchise, Curious George. He is a child monkey whose happy-go-lucky and curious personality always leads to his trouble and fun. Something his guardian, The Man in the Yellow Hat, always needs to get him out from.
Cyborg (Teen Titans)
Cyborg is a member of the superhero team, Teen Titans. Featured in the popular animated series, Teen Titans, and Teen Titans Go! Victor Stone was once a teenager with a promising career in football, only to be severely injured one day. To save his life, his father attached him to robotic parts, making it the start of his career as a superhero.
Cyclops is the leader of the X-Men. His power is the emission of powerful beams of energy from his eyes that he needs to control using red special eyewear he needs to wear at all times.