66 Best Fictional Characters that Start with “D”

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Expanding our library of fictional characters, the following are 66 fictional characters that start with the letter D.

Dazai Osamu (Bungou Stray Dogs )


One of the fan-favorites in the Bungou Stray Dogs franchise, Dazai is a mysterious detective with a peculiar lifestyle and a strange hobby. The humorous lines, as well as his wit, intelligence, and the dynamic he creates in the show make him one of the most memorable characters of the series.

Dororo (Dororo )


Along with Hyakkimaru, Dororo is the protagonist of the franchise of the same name. The latest anime adaptation aired in 2019, and it greatly popularised the story about the two outcasts searching for answers and unveiling the tragic events that happened in the past.

Dwalin (Hobbit )

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A member of Thorin II Oakenshield’s Company that traveled to the Misty Mountain and fought in the Battle of Five Armies to reclaim the great dwarf kingdom of Erebor. Dwalin is a fierce warrior and Balin’s brother.

Dain II Ironfoot (Hobbit )


Belonging to the line of Durin’s Folk, Dain II Ironfoot is the great-grandson of Dain I, cousin of Thorin II Oakenshield, and the King of Durin’s Folk. As a great warrior and leader, Dain is also known as the fifth King under the Mountain and the Lord of the Iron Hills.

Denethor (The Lord of the Rings )


Most likely the least-liked character when it comes to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, lord Denethor is a steward of Gondor and the father of Boromir and Faramir.

Darth Vader (Star Wars )


An icon in the film industry overall, Darth Vader is among the best-known and memorable characters to ever grace the big screen. Voiced by the great James Earl Jones, Darth Vader is Palpatine’s strongest subordinate and a former Jedi Knight known as Anakin Skywalker.

Drax (Guardians of the Galaxy )


Debuting in the MCU in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Drax is an ex-convict who has joined forces with the Guardians crew.

Doctor Strange (Doctor Strange )


Doctor Stephen Strange is a superhero from the Marvel comics, and among the last characters to join the MCU before Earth was threatened by Thanos. Played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange is a Master of the Mystic Arts and possesses formidable magical abilities.

Diluc (Genshin )


Diluc was one of the most wanted characters upon Genshin Impact’s release. A warrior who left the Knights of Favonius, he uses fire in battles and wields two-handed weaponry. 

Dumbo (Disney )


The main character of an incredibly touching tale, Dumbo is a baby elephant who is mocked and alienated by his own kind for his “silly-looking” large ears. Befriending a mouse and a flock of crows, Dumbo discovers his true value with the help of a tiny feather.


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Donald Duck (Disney )

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The well-known grumpy duck with anger issues, Donald Duck has been gracing the screens for decades. Wearing his blue vest and a cap, he’s been Mickey and Goofy’s companion on many adventures.

Daffy Duck (Looney Tunes )


Another duck on par with Donald, Daffy is a self-centered, opportunistic duck whose adventures on the small screen began in 1937. In an animated short – Porky’s Duck Hunt – Daffy was introduced as an exceptionally lively and silly character, and the rest is history.

Dragonite (Pokemon )


Dragonite is the final form of Dratini introduced in Generation I. It is of Dragon/Flying type, and a pseudo-legendary Pokémon that made an appearance in Mystery at the Lighthouse episode.

Deku (Boku no Hero Academia )


Midoriya Izuku’s hero name, Deku, is one Bakugo used to mock him before they both became students at the U.A. High-school. Deku has inherited “one-for-all” quirk from All Might, which grants him superhuman physical abilities, as he can conjure a great amount of raw power.

Dabi (Boku no Hero Academia )


A member of the League of Villains, Dabi’s quirk Blueflame enables him to generate destructive blue flames from his body. A follower of Stain, he was among the first to join Shigaraki’s organization.

Deidara (Naruto )


An S-rank missing-nin, Deidara mastered explosive ninjutsu he referred to as art. Upon his defeat from Itachi Uchiha, he joined Akatsuki and was partnered with Sasori.

Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray )


Regarded as a classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel written by Oscar Wilde, in which a young man – Dorian Gray – wishes for a portrait of himself to grow old and ugly, while he remains forever young and beautiful. The fictional novel was made into a motion picture a dozen times, with the latest adaptation being in 2009, starring Ben Barnes and Colin Firth.

Drizzt Do’Urden (The Legend of Drizzt )


The protagonist of R.A. Salvatore’s The Legend of Drizzt novel series, Drizzt Do’Urden is a drow of the fighter/ranger class. He roams the land together with his ranger animal companion, a black panther called Guenhwyvar.

Dio Brando (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure )


The main antagonist in the original Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure universe, the vampire and Stand user, Dio Brando, is a malicious villain who first appeared in Dio the Invader, in 1987.

Devil Jin (Tekken )


Debuting in Tekken 3, Devil Jin didn’t become a playable character until Tekken 5. He came into being as Jin Kazama slowly got consumed by the Devil Gene, and his ultimate goal is to acquire absolute power.

Daario Naharis (Game of Thrones )


Daario Naharis is a lieutenant in the Second Sons who, upon crossing paths with Daenerys Targaryen, becomes her advisor and joins her cause. The character caused a slight stir while the series was airing, as an abrupt recast occurred in season 4.


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Davos Seaworth (Game of Thrones )


A former smuggler who later became a landed knight, Davos is a loyal servant of Stannis Baratheon. His morals and cause aligned with those of Jon Snow upon Stannis’ death, and so he sides with House Stark, proclaiming Jon Snow the King in the North.

Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead )


The main character in The Walking Dead series, Daryl was among the survivors of the outbreak. While he isn’t a character from the comic book the series is based on, he debuted in the Tell it to the Frogs episode and has since become one of fan favorites. 

Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean )


The captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davy Jones was first mentioned in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in The Curse of the Black Pearl, after which he officially debuted in Dead Man’s Chest as the film’s main antagonist. 

Darby Sabini (Peaky Blinders )


Darby Sabini appeared as an antagonist in the second series. Based on a British-Italian mob boss, he is a gang leader who resides in London and was at war with Thomas Shelby and Alfie Solomons.

Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles )


Majorly known as “the smart one”, Donatello is a superhero who wields a bō staff and wears a violet mask. He is known to be the gentlest among his brothers and Splinter’s third oldest adopted son.

Durotan (World of Warcraft )


The son of Garad and Geyah, and the mate of Draka, Durotan was a great warrior and the chieftain of the Frostwolf clan. Because of his strong opposition to the Horde’s leadership, Durotan and his entire clan were exiled by Gul’dan.

Detheroc (World of Warcraft )


An arcanist and a rogue, Detheroc is the dread lord of the Nathrezim. He is presumed to reside in the Twisting Nether, as his death remains uncertain.

Dargonax (World of Warcraft )

Created by Sinestra, Dargonax was a twilight dragon that appears in the Night of the Dragon, a novel from the World of Warcraft series. His powers allow him to drain magical energy from all sources.

Dargrul the Underking (World of Warcraft )


The King of Drogbar, Dargrul caused a clash of the tauren and drogbar tribes in order to take control of Highmountain with the stolen Hammer of Khaz’goroth.

Danath Trollbane (World of Warcraft )


Danath Trollbane is a quest giver at Honour Hold, serving as the master of the Hold and commander of all Alliance forces in Hellfire.

Data (Star Trek)


Played by Brent Spiner, Data was a second officer aboard the USS Enterprise-D and the USS Enterprise-E. He is a Soong-type android constructed by Doctor Noonien Soong.

Duncan (Total Drama )


The rebel and teenage delinquent, Duncan is a contestant in the show who greatly cares about his image and doesn’t think twice before speaking his mind. His character is regarded as an anti-heroic deuteragonist who appeared in 75 episodes.

DJ (Total Drama )


Another Total Drama contestant, DJ is labeled as The Brickhouse with Heart, due to his kind-hearted nature and soft-spoken demeanor. He is part of the original cast from the first season and another fan-favorite contestant.

D.J. Tanner (Full House )


Danny and Pam Tanner’s oldest daughter, DJ Tanner is a character in one of the most beloved family sitcoms, Full House. Played by Candace Cameron, DJ returned to the small screens in the 2016 sitcom, Fuller House.

Doctor Dolittle (The Story of Doctor Dolittle )


Famously portrayed by Eddie Murphy and Robert Downey Jr., Doctor Dolittle is, quite peculiarly, a doctor, who can communicate with animals. The famous novel by Hugh Lofting has had various movie adaptations since its publication a century ago.


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Dory (Finding Nemo )


Joining Marlin on his quest to find his son who was taken away by fishermen, Dory is a lively, forgetful, blue regal tank fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres.

Dream (The Sandman )


The King of Dreams, Dream, Morpheus… The protagonist of The Sandman TV series is an Endless who has been called by many names. He is the ruler of Dreaming and a brother to Death, Desire, Destiny, Destruction, Despair, and Delirium. The Netflix series is based on a comic book series of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman.

Death (The Sandman )


The second oldest of the Endless, Death is Dream’s older sister who is of kind demeanor. Also called Teleute. She appeared in the TV series in one of the most intriguing episodes characterized by great estrangement, The Sound of Her Wings.

Desire (The Sandman )


The most villainous of the Endless, Desire plays the role of the mastermind in the series, plotting to establish themselves as an entity more stringer than Dream.

Daphne Blake (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! )


Daphne is a fashionable young girl from a wealthy family who first appeared in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! series in the What a Night for a Knight episode in 1969. Her tendency to end up in dangerous situations assigned her the nickname, Danger-Prone Daphne.

Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory )

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Quite possibly one of the best-known child geniuses, Dexter is the protagonist of Cartoon Network’s animated series Dexter’s Laboratory, which premiered in 1996. His secret laboratory is where he shines the most, and it is the one place his sister Dee Dee shouldn’t have access to.

Dee-Dee (Dexter’s Laboratory )


Dexter’s older sister, Dee Dee is a character set opposite Dexter, as she doesn’t appear to be the sharpest tool in the shed. She enjoys visiting her brother’s secret laboratory and triggering the latest gadgets.


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Ducky (The Land Before Time )


Ducky is a kind-hearted dinosaur and the most cheerful member of the group. She is among the 3 characters that appear in every episode and movie of The Land Before Time franchise.

Dante (Devil May Cry )


Dante is the main playable character in the Devil may Cry games, as well as its recurring protagonist. Known as the Devil Hunter and The Legendary Demon Slayer (among other titles), he is a half-demon and the son of Sparda.

Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries )


The older of the two Salvatore brothers, Damon was introduced as the mischiveous, unpredictable, daring brother. The two of them fought to protect each other, while also dealing with the love triangle they found themselves in.

Dewey (Malcolm in the Middle )

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The youngest of the 4 brothers in Malcolm in the Middle, Dewey is a soft-spoken, but still mischievous kid who displays potential similar to that of one of his older brothers, Malcolm.  

Deadpool (Deadpool )


Based on Marvel’s comics, Deadpool is a disfigured mercenary who possesses the superhuman regenerative ability and physical skills. Famously portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool is an anti-hero in the MCU.

Death (Castlevania )


Also known as the Grim Reaper, Death is an eternal entity that seeks to bring Dracula back from the dead. In the final battle, Trevor fought Death and emerged victorious.

Dracula (Dracula )


One of the most everlasting figures in literary circles and the film industry, Dracula is a character from Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, published in 1897. The Transylvanian noble has since been featured in numerous films, comics, series, and literary works.

Dobby (Harry Potter )


Dobby is a house elf who makes his first appearance in The Chamber of Secrets, the series’ 2nd novel. He appeared in the Dursley household to warn Harry Potter about the terrible things which were bound to occur at Hogwarts that upcoming year.

Dean Thomas (Harry Potter )


Dean Thomas was a student at Hogwarts and a member of house Gryffindor. He was one of the students who joined Dumbledore’s Army in The Order of Phoenix.

Drogon (Game of Thrones )


One of the 3 mighty dragons that hatched in the final episode of season 1, Drogon was the one who carried Daenerys to the battle for King’s Landing, and ultimately burned the Iron Throne.

Diablo (Diablo )


The main antagonist of the Diablo games, symbolically bearing the same name as the series, is the youngest of the 3 Prime Evils. Known as The Dark Lord and The Lord of Terror, Diablo is a demon that spawned from one of the great dragon Tathamet’s 7 heads.

Dimitri (Anastasia )


Appearing as a kind of a con-artist, Dimitri teams up with Vladimir in order to find a young woman who could pass as Anastasia, so as to receive the prize money from The Dowager Empress Marie, Anastasia’s grandmother., for returning her lost granddaughter.  

Doctor Cortex (Crash Bandicoot )

Dr. Neo Cortex, or Cortex for short, is an evil scientist and the main antagonist of the Crash Bandicoot series. 


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Dormammu (Marvel )


Dormammu is a powerful, immortal entity and the ruler of the Dark Dimension. He is capable of mystic energy manipulation, Dimensional teleportation, and is a Master of Dark Magic.

Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong )


The main character of the game series of the same name, Donkey Kong is a gorilla that leads a clan of apes and monkeys on many adventures.

Deathstroke (DC Universe )


An elite mercenary and regarded as the world’s deadliest assassin, Deathstroke is a character in the DC universe. Upon being subjected to physical experiments, Slade Wilson had his physical abilities raised to superhuman levels, and he became Deathstroke. 

Deadshot (DC Universe )


Batman’s adversary, Deadshot is an anti-hero in the DC universe. The character made his debut in Batman #59.

Dazzler (Marvel Universe)


A superhero from the Marvel comic books, Dazzler debuted in Uncanny X-Men #130, and is generally associated with the X-Men.

Domino (Marvel Universe )

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Subjected to the government’s Project Armageddon which aimed to create super-soldiers, Neena Thurman was a sole survivor, who obtained the power of “luck” and became Domino.

Don Juan DeMarco (Don Juan DeMarco )


Played by Johnny Depp, Don Juan is a young man who claims himself as being the world’s greatest lover.

Dina (The Last of Us )


Dina appears in the Last of Us horror video game as Ellie’s partner and the deuteragonist of her story in Part II. 

Doomguy (Classic Doom )


Originally a marine, upon being dishonorably discharged, Doomguy the UAC Phobos and began fighting demons of Hell to protect Earth.

Dogmeat (Fallout )


Appearing as a recurring NPC, Dogmeat was an optional companion in the original Fallout and later had a cameo in Fallout 2.

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