Draft for Comic Vine's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List (with nomination reasons)

Just a draft...

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  • The next biggest character to Hellboy in the B.P.R.D. world, Abe is a great and worthy character by himself.

  • Hailing from the planet Earth, Adam Strange is a throwback to the heroes of the pulp era, a man drawn into the midst of cosmic forces and finds himself the only man for the job because, well, he’s a huMAN! Transported to the planet Rann, Strange adopts his iconic costume and develops a love interest with the alien Alanna. Strange still appears in comics today and is one of the few heroes created in the 50’s to do so.

  • Agent Smith: the cold, calculating leading villain of the Matrix Franchise. Nominated for his personality (or lack thereof) Agent Smith was a very successful villain for a very successful title that did well not only in box office, but as a Science Fiction. This Agent will kill and rewrite anything that is not in his image. The thought that a man made program can believe itself to be a deity is a terrifying one indeed.

  • There have been a few parodies of Star Trek, but none of them as great as Galaxy Quest. One of the highlights of the film is the cast (which includes the likes of Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Tony Shalhoub) and one of my favorite characters has to be Alexander Dane. Played by the great Alan Rickman (who a lot of people will remember as Snape from Harry Potter), this character is the a take off on Leonard Nemoy with his role of Spock overshadowing his other work. He is an enertaining character who should be on this list and remember: "Never give up! Never surrender!"

  • Although this character could really be considered probably more of a team than an actual character, I nevertheless think the xenomorph has its place among fiction's greatest characters. Based on the artistic design of H. R. Giger and put onto the big screen for the first time in 1979, the xenomorph defined a new level of horrific terror that has captivated audiences ever since. It is a force of cosmic nature by which there is no clear consensus of its origin but nevertheless is a danger to be feared due to its strong silicon based exoskeleton and fearless attitude. A villain combining the ultimate blend of the genres of horror and science fiction.

  • Angel was Buffy's first love. He is a vampire with a soul. He moved from Sunnydale to LA to have his own detective agency to help innocent people that weren't able to help themselves.

  • Rightful heir to the throne of Gondor, Aragorn is the character that EVERY kid wanted to be in Lord Of The Rings (except for me, I wanted to be Golem). Aragorn is the rarest of characters, a hero and ant hero all rolled in to one and even though the main impetus of the tale lies on Frodos’ shoulders, it is Aragorns’ complexity which makes the tale so riveting.

  • Arnold Rimmer form red dwarf is the perfect comedy entry he's a main stay of his red dwarf universe and is the but of alot of jokes and is a continued source of hilarity in any medium that the red dwarf universe is using be it TV series , book or audiobook.

  • Artemis Fowl the second was a mischievous mastermind when he was younger. He was the first human to ever blackmail The People (the world of fairies) and get away with it too. He was an ingenious super-villain like character originally in his youth, wanting only what was best for his family. However, as time went on, he turned good. He is a great character and should be on this list, because it is a nice piece of literature which I would recommend to any fan of myths and legends coming true.

  • The famous hero-protagonist of C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series. The son of the Emperor Beyond the Sea and protector of the the Pevensie children who traveled to the mythical land to become it four monarchs. A character steeped in Christian and Greco-Roman symbolism, Aslan is a worthy nominee for fiction's top one hundred due to his status as a rightful hero and ruler. He's clearly the most recognizable character of the entire Narnia series and is one of the most celebrated and honored figures in all of literature.

  • Asterix And Obelix (along with Tintin) were my gateway into comic books. Available in book shops when comics weren’t, the Asterix books were seen as more ‘legitimate’ than their four colour cousins and in their stories of humour, rebellion and general silliness, new generations continually fall in love with the comic form. Asterix and Obelix are the finest components of what fantasy can achieve, comic book or otherwise.

  • The crew of the star ship Voyager faced many obsticles on their way back to the Delta Quadrant and the one who faced the most obsticles has to be B'Elanna Torres. Being a human-klingon hybrid, B'Elanna already faced discrimination. However, when she and her fellow Maquis were forced to join forces with their former enemies abord Voyager, she faced even more struggles. However, she persurvered and became one of Kathryn Janeway's close friends.

  • Bender is a robot that lives in the year 3000. He works for Planet Express and he delivers packages with the help of his friends, but with every package they deliever they always have to get out of difficult situations.

  •  I shall now share with you eleven simple words that will stop any Kirk vs. Picard argument dead in it's tracks: Captain Benjamin Sisko of the Federation space station Deep Space Nine. All other starfleet captains pay attention, this is what a real officer looks like. A man who unlike the morally superior Picard or the sexually fantasy of Gene Roddenberry that was Kirk, Sisko was a man I'd gladly follow into battle. He is a good man, but will make morally questionable decisions for the greater good. He's experienced pain and loss, but instead of having it hinder him, he continues to fight harder. He built a bad ass warship, he's got a hell of a singing voice, and he once punched on omnipotent god like entity in the face. Bottom line, as SFDebris says, You don't f*ck with the Sisko.

  • Played by Gates McFadden, Beverly Crusher was the Sawbones of the Next Generation. She was force all her own on the Enterprise, because when she rallied for a cause she would see it through. At one point, when Picard has the chance to destroy the entire Borg collective, she protests because it would sacrifice a single life. She was also a caring mother who would do anything for her son, Wesley. She is important, because she develops the role of doctor away from the Bones of Kirk’s generation and toward a more feminine personae.

  • How could one not think he doesn't belong in the top 100 fantasy/fiction list? He started out life as a simple hobbit of Hobbiton only to be taken up in an adventure that he would not have chosen to become a hero not only with thirteen dwarves to take back the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the Dragon, but along the way stumbled upon the one artifact that would change the course of the Third Age forever when he found the One Ring. The influence he exerted throughout the Tolkien novels shows that even a small and seemingly insignificant being can alter the course of history for all beings.

  • He is the Vampire King of Louisiana, a southern gentleman, and can "Sookie" with absolute percesion.....SOOKIE!!!

  • Blade could be called the african american Vanhelsing, but he is more than that. He actully what he hates most: a vampire. This is a wonderful Fantasy character; one who should make this list.

  • Probably the greatest Sci-Fi bounty hunter of all time, Boba Fett should be on this list just solely because of how many people in our world commonly know George Lucas' Star Wars Franchise and respect the original characters. Boba is a unique character, sometimes he's a coldhearted killer, but other times he shows sympathy for a character that might be going through a trauma that resembles his own. As Boba has been portrayed in many different ways over the years, one thing is for certain, Boba Fett is the most household Sci-Fi name of our time and if anyone on this list should be on it, Boba should!

  • The original Sci-Fi adventurer, Buck Rogers is one of the first characters to be written science fictionally and has inspired many other writers to help shape the Sci-Fi category that we know and love today. His classic do-or-die attitude has really made him a memorable character. However like I said before, Buck should be nominated to this list just because of the fact that he was one of the original innovators of the Sci-Fi category, and that much of his comic book and radio appearances has inspired many of the movies, TV and comic books we have currently.

  • Buffy is a very iconic character in comic books and pop culture in general. She fights demons and vampires to try and keep Sunnydale and the whole world safe. She holds her own against all the evil she has to face.

  • Like an upper class English Butler wrapped in gold foil, C3PO was one of the most unexpected stand out stars from the original Star Wars trilogy. Now, when viewing all six of the films back to back, we see how much of the tale, along with his side kick R2D2, centers on this droid and his anxious bewilderment at the adventure unfolding before our eyes. We all would like to be Han Solo, but we would probably (unfortunately) be more like C3PO

  • the most central character to a huge franchsie spawning at least 6 movies and a hell of a lot of comics. A science fiction iconic series main stay is an obvious and valid choice.

  • Cameron is a cyborg sent from the future to try and help John Conner stay alive and be able to achieve his destiny. Sarah Conner does not trust her and always has her guard up. But Cameron time and time again proves that she want to try and help John.

  • In the time I've been watching Doctor Who, there is one thing I know for sure, there are no straight men, just men who have never met Jack Harkness. A time traveling agent who's so charming, the most homophobic of southern politicians want that sexy ass of his. Jack's charm is only matched by his badassitude, anyone who keeps a gun up his own ass just in case has got to be cool, oh and did I mention, he can't die.... at all.

  • Captain Nemoy is a classic figure in the genre of Science Fiction. Today, when we think of Sci Fi, we think of space travel, but back in 1870 it was underwater sea travel. There were subrines back then, but they weren't as effective as those of today and the very idea of actully living in a sub was purely science fiction. However, Jules Verne invisioned a ship by the name of the Nautilus which, lead by its myesterious creator, Captain Nemo, explored the oceans depths seeing the under sea cities and fighting giant squids.

  • Drill Instructor in the Mobile Infantry who trained Rico and Dizzy, and other Roughnecks in the books and movies of Starship Trooper

  • Psychic member of the Roughnecks in the books and movies of Starship Trooper

  • What can I say about Chakotay? well for starters, he has a "kick ass tattoo" (to quote the respect thread here on CV). He also was an influental figure on board Voyager.

  • Everybody loves Han Solo's pet/partner right? Unlike Bumblebee and Sam Witwicky in the Transformers films, Chewbacca is more of a partner than a pet. Chewbacca should be nominated to this list because he is a smart and cunning partner of Han Solo and he is one of the greatest Sci-Fi heroes of all time, plus he pulls off arms!

  • I'm sure some non-trekies are asking: who is this? well, this is a nurse aboard the USS Enterprise. What makes her iconic you might ask? Well, she was plaed by Majel Barrett (who played Number One in the Original Pilot for Star Trek who was also nominated ). The creator of the show Gene Roddenberry knew he had to get rid of one of the characters and joked he kept one and married the other. Majel Barrett became Majel Barrett Roddenberry.

  • Lets face it theres very few people who can rock the sword and loincloth combo and kick major ass in it. Conan has done it for an aweful long time and is pretty much the archtype beefcake wit ha sword character

  • The actor Michale Shanks did a phenomenal job repreducing James Spader's original performance and then gradually changing the character into a fighter. I really liked the idea of a linguist also being an intergalactic hero. Originally he was not only not much of a fighter he was also unwilling to become a fighter. By the end of the series it looked like he became an ok warrior.

  • The main villain of the 6 film saga that is star wars. No other sci-fi villain evokes as much fear and intimidation in the hearts of their enemies. I'm sure everyone has at some point in their life jokingly mimicked Darth Vaders obscure breathing. He is not only one of the best sci-fi villains of all time but also one of the best movie villains of all time.

  • Data was and is one of the most beloved cast members of Star Trek: The Next Generation and of the entire Star Trek Universe. Introduced as a cold and logical android (much like a contemporary version of Spock) it was Datas’ struggles with the complexities of human emotions and reasoning that gave the character much of his warmth, originality and affection from legions of Trekkies everywhere.

  • Counselor Troi is one of the kindest people I know from the Star Trek universe. She is one of my favorite characters on ST:NG and I was really happy when she and Riker finally got married...

  • Death is also known as the Grimm Reaper. It is his job to take the souls of the dead. Most of the time he is shown as a skeleton holding a scythe wearing a black hooded cloak.

  • one of the best scifi movies ever created and it's central character Deckard is bound to be in the top 10

  • Sexy, sexy, sexy Dejah Thoris.  Any young man who has ever read one of the Mars tales has read about the naked Dejah Thoris.  She is the whole package.  He character is fun and full of life, sexy, charming and noble.  She  has been the subject of many young mans dreams. (waking or otherwise)  Her character and world also embrace both the Science Fiction and Fantasy world.  John Carter is nothing without Dejah Thoris.

  • Private Isabelle Flores is a member of the Mobile Infantry Squad known as The Roughnecks in the books and movies of Starship Trooper

  • An archetype of fiction, Dracula (the novel) straddles the worlds of fantasy, romance, horror, action, psychology and delivers to us one of the most famous and well known protagonists of all time. Dracula (the character) is sex and violence, tragedy and power and through his pursuit of Wilhelmina Murray, plays out one of the great tales of all time against another towering figure in fiction, Abraham Van Helsing.

  • In his series, the Sandman, the lord of Dream integrates various mythologies and expands upon them with the inclusion of the residents of the Dreaming. A Jungian archetype in his own right, Morpheus both embodies fairy tales and shows how they are still relevant in today's modern world.

  • Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a very fun character. He has the magic of Merlin the Magician, the whimsy of Willy Wonka and the guidence of Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is important to the Harry Potter universe, because he showed Harry the way to be a wizard and how to fight the darkness of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Although (spoiler) he dies in the 6th book/movie, he remained a large figure in Harry and his friends lives. He remained positive even when he knew his death was coming, and he put it best when he said, "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

  • Dutch was the leader of a team of commandos sent to rescue hostages from a camp in South Amercia. Later as they left the predator stalked and killed all the commandos except Dutch who killed it instead.

  • Hicks was second in command of the colonial marines until sgt. apone was killed putting him in control. He appeared in the movie Aliens.

  • E.T. was one of the first extra terrestrials to be friendly toward Earth...and to reveal humans as the hostiles. E.T. showed hopes for co-existance and friendship both on Earth and in the universe, rather than the usual killer beasts portrayed in the majority of science-fiction films at the time.

  • Twilight stands out from most vampire books for various reasons. One of the most significant is how vampires in the world of Twilight, such as Edward Cullen, are able to live with humans, walk in daylight (sparkle!) and they don't nessarily have to suck blood from humans. The book and movie had a large fan base, both young and old even with the 4th grade reading level. 4 of the movies grossed $2,508,379,328. Edward Cullen himself also showed to us the power of love (i know it sounds cheesy), which, while cliched, can overcome whatever species you are (vampire, human or werewolf). Team Edward for the win!

  • Edward Scissorhands is a wonderful character who fits nicely into both fantasy and Sci-Fi.  Just like the Frankenstein Monster Edward was a "made" man.  Unfortunately for Edward he was never finished leaving him the oddly shaped Scissor-hands.  Unlike the Frankenstein Monster Edward was not abandoned by his creator but, like the Frankenstein Monster he was rejected by nearly everyone else.  Edward is a tragic character who you can invest your heart in.  He is a character that anyone with a heart will love and is a great asset to this list.

  • While she may not be the prototypical fantasy character, I nominate Elaine on account of the fact that I wanted more female representation and she's one of my favorite female characters ever. Plus, she's one of the most important characters in my favorite comic of all time and she's God, what other reasons does one need? She's everything the rest of us losers are not but unlike Superman, she's not pretentious about it!

  • The first two alien films are def one of the best scifi films ever created and the one woman to survive every single movie (sort of) is Ripley. She is one badass woman and def deserves a spot on the list for all the hell she went through and came out on top.

  • I was examining the previous nominations a while back and I exclaimed, "Great Scott! We forgot the Doc!" In 1985, the film "Back to the Future" sped through movie theaters across the country at an exhilarating 88 miles per hour. Doctor Emmett Brown, PHD is not the first inventor of a time machine, but he is one of the most iconic of them all. Christopher Lloyd's character is zany individual (as exhibited by making a time machine in both a DeLorean and a locomotive), one I think deserves to be on this list!

  • The real villain of the Star Wars universe, Palpatine is powerful, manipulative and just plain evil, keeping even the likes of Darth Vader in his shadow. If episodes 1 – 3 showed us nothing else, it is that nothing is beyond the Emperors reach and that all politicians really are scum bags.

  • Child genius who is tapped and molded by the military into the teenage commander who will win humanity's fight against a bug-like alien race.

  • Eric Northman is the vampire of Nordic origin, Sheriff of Area 5 in Louisiana. He is over 1000 years old, and owns the vampire bar Fangtasia in Shreveport. He appeared in the TV show "True Blood".

  • The legendary Assassin from the Renaissance era. He saved Rome from the Templars, helped re-build the Assassins guild and become it's new master, training new recruits to his cause and help liberate the world of the Templars and their un-righteous cause.

  • Ezri Dax was a counselor aboard Deep Space Nine. Here character was a Trill, which meant she was a simbiote/humanoid fusion. She was formally Jadzia Dax, but following the host's death Ezri took her place...

  • Flash Gordon, the world famous space hero. Well known for piloting spaceships, battling aliens, sword fighting, laser blasting, and getting the girl. What more could you want from a lowly earthman who can rise up and defy an evil galactic warlord who inspires fear throughout the universe? He's also an important character because his stories served as an inspiration for Star Wars.

  • The central character of one of the truly great epics of modern fantasy, Fone Bone is a character whose complexities are far greater than the simplicity of his appearance. Heroic, funny, brave and a hopeless romantic, there are few more compelling characters than Fone and his cousins.

  • Ever since Benjamin Franklin first experimented with electricity, humans have been using that energy for many great and terrible things. One of those terrible things was the flip of a switch which set off a chain reaction that even its creators, Doctor Frankenstein and Mary Shelly, could not foresee. In that motion, the heavens’ power was stolen to create one of the world’s most feared and iconic villains. In that motion, the “Modern Promethius” was born. There have been many forms of the creature, but none come close to the being first created in 1818. Through not gifted with the mind of a genius (it was actually “Abby-Normal”), this creature, with a bolt of lightening, has become a universal villain (and not just because of who distributed the Boris Karloff picture).

  • Galen Marek also known as starkiller or the apprentice hunts down remaining Jedi under Darth Vaders command. He is incredibly powerful and holds his lightsaber in a unique way. The character has spanned two popular video games and various books.

  • Gandalf is a wizard of middle earth and a key character in J R R Tolkein's Lord of the Rings books/films. He is probably one of the most iconic wizards of all time now other than Harry Potter, if not more so because Ian Mckellen is a much better actor than Daniel Radcliffe. Gandalf is also great because he managed to beat the Balrog and conquer Death, just before returning to middle earth to help save it.

  • The best squadmate you could ever have alongside you in Mass Effect. The outstanding soldier, friend and ally who would stick with you in the darkest of battles and to even death.

  • Lieutenant Commander Geordi LaForge was one of only a few characters to have some form of disability in the star Trek cast, but that didn't stop him from being the U.S.S. Enterprise's Chief Engineer infact he thrived with his ability to see what others could not see.

  • this name is known by all to be the biggest monster birthed into science fiction. even anyone who does not read/watch Godzilla, is familiar with the name and appearance of the character.

  • Cthulhu is H.P. Lovecraft's most renowned and popular creation. The Cthulhu Mythos appears in everything from the works of Stephen King, to South Park. These tales are especially chilling since they do not delve into 'good and evil' in the traditional sense. Our human concepts of 'good and evil' mean nothing when compared to the grand vastness of the cosmos, and the monsters which lurk there... "That is not dead which can eternal lie/and with strange aeons even death may die"---H.P Lovecraft

  • Gul Dukat is one of the most devious villains in all of Trek and possibly one of the most complex villains in the history of fiction. A man who committed countless acts of evil during the occupation of Bajor, foster several illegitimate children, made a contract with the Star Trek Equivalent of Satan... the list goes on. As I said above, nobody f*cks with the Sisko, but Dukat is one of the few who dares to try.

  • Let's be honest...Gullivar Jones was the Warlord of Mars before John Carter was even conceptualized and was instrumental in helping Edgar Rice Burroughs find inspiration for the famed series we now come to adore and love. For all intensive purposes Jones was the archetypal hero of the "sword and planet" sub-genre that would give rise to later series. While John Carter may be the father of modern fiction and sword and planet sci-fi, Gullivar Jones is its grandfather.

  • Galaxy Quest was filled with sci fi adventure cliches and Guy Fleegman's role on the tv show within the movie was no exception. His character was the "red shirt" character who died on the show. However, at the end of the movie he actully got a name for his character.

  • Galaxy Quest was filled with sci fi adventure cliches and Gwen DeMarco's role on the tv show within the movie was no exception. However, at the end of the movie, she became more than the attractive eye candy of the crew.

  • A holographic memory computer created by Dr. Langley (or Dr. Chandra if you read 2010) at the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1992. Destined to be one of science fiction's most notorious villains with the seemingly brutal attack of Co-Commander Frank Poole. I believe he deserves his place among science fiction's and fantasy's greatest characters because in both fiction and film he redefined just what nature a villain can be, that a villain didn't have to be flesh and blood but could be a machine as well, which would influence later such evil entities as the Saturn robot, Ash and arguably even the Terminator.

  • Simply starting out as a smuggler with no intentions but his own, he soon learns heroism and bravery from the pure-hearted Luke Skywalker. He becomes the hero that every kid wanted to be as a child, the gun-slinging space cowboy and the ladies man.

  • Harry Potter is truly one of the great creations of modern fantasy fiction. This is not because of the broad character strokes and mannered plotting, but because without him, there would be about 50 million less kids and adults entering (or re-entering) the world of fantasy, comics and imagination. Harry Potter lit a fire under a whole new generation of fantasy fans and made reading what had previously been considered a ‘geek’ genre, suddenly viable again.

  • Heero yuy is neutral to a hero through the entire Gundam Wing series

  • The fact that he's some crazy-looking demon should probably explain which side of the fence he represents (fantasy) but Hellboy is definitely an essential in the hallowed halls of cherished and memorable comic characters. Not just the character himself, but the entire world surrounding him is a magnificent blend of fantasy with characters from myth, fairy tales and the imagination of Mike Mignola all coming together to create this place where the creature destined to destroy is saving the world from those that would see him take up his role. Hellboy has some of the most fun and interesting fantasy stories in comics and the best part is, when Hellboy dies, he stays dead! Hellboy in Hell, watch for it this December!

  • Pocessing both intellegence and a passion for learning as wild as her curly hair, Hermione Granger is a very important figure in the world of Harry Potter. In addition to aposing He-Shall-not-be-named, Hermione also fought for house-elf rights. She is a caring invididual and a very powerful witch.

  • Oh my! What can I say about Sulu? Being the helmsmen of a ship can be a stressful job especially ship is the USS Enterprise and your captain is Captain James T. Kirk. However, Hikaru Sulu was exemplary. In addition to being able to navigate through Klingon Battle cruisers, Sulu excelled in known for his skills in mathematics, fencing, and botany. Plus, George Takei is awesome!

  • What else can I say about Bill Hudson besides..."That's it man, game over man, game over! What the ?@^* are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do"  Hudson was all bad until he met the Aliens, but when it came down to the end he didn't go out like a punk.  He may not of come off as the hero he thought he was but when it came down to the end he fought like the devil.  Hudson is a quick witted smart @$$ and a fun character from the moment he steps on the screen.  He is well deserving of this list.

  • Taking the name of the demon from Beowulf, it's one lf the best fusions of both Science fiction and fantasy. Even tough he dies, his comics goes on, spanning over thousands of years.

  • Bald is Beautiful.  Few Know this but there was almost a Star Trek 2.  Meaning there was almost a second series of the original Star Trek with nearly the entire cast signed on to go.  The only difference was Spock would be replaced by a full Vulcan Xon and Ilia would be added as a navigator and William Decker the First Officer.  Then Star Wars came out and what was suppose to be an episode for the series turned into Star Trek: the Motion Picture.  In the original Episode Decker and Ilia would have been saved and not lost to the V-Ger prob.  Other episodes written for the series would later become Next Generation episodes.  Deker became Riker and Ilia became Deanna.  The rest is history but a nod has to be given to Ilia.

  • Jack O'Neill is an intelligent military strategist and a force to be reconed with at Star Gate Command. Pocessing a wit sharp enough to cut a Goa'uld out of its host, Jack is a fair leader who has lead SG-1 on many litterally death defying missions to save the universe.

  • The original captain of the original Star Trek, and can be argued as being the most well known Star Trek character. Played by the epic William Shatner and a huge part of the Star Trek universe, def. deserves a spot.

  • Janice Rand was James T. Kirk 's yeoman on the USS Enterprise in the first season of the television show Star Trek. Even though she was only in a handful of episodes that season, she became a beloved cast member and her character has been used in novels and comic books ever since.

  • Jason Nesmith is a washed-up actor who played Commander Peter Quincy Taggart in the long-running fictional 1983 Star Trek-esque television show Galaxy Quest. This character was played by Tim Allen in the Galaxy Quest movie and appears in IDW Publishing's spinoff comic Galaxy Quest: Global Warning. He is the Kirk-esque character of the movie/show.

  • A former mercenary, Jayne Cobb is part of the crew aboard Serenity and is in charge of "Public Relations".

  • In my humble opinion, the greatest ever Starfleet captain.  Jean-Luc Picard was the Captain of the Starfleet Enterprise when the Franchise was at it's height in popularity and that in in no small part to Patrick Stewart's ability as an actor.  The man was the Captain of the Enterprise and played Professor X  in the X-Men movies.  Between Stewart and Brent Spiner's character Data it did not get any better.  As good as the original series was the Next Generation is better episode by episode.  the good Captain was actually someone you would want to serve for if you were so lucky to live in that world.  He actually or rather believably cared for his crew under his command.  He was also a brilliant tactician and highly educated, making him a truly dangerous opponent on the battlefield.  He a character to emulate.  He love of Shakespeare only made him better.  He should without a doubt be at the top of this list if not number one.  Lastly,  "There are four lights!""

  • Leader of the Roughnecks in the books and movies of Starship Trooper

  • Vasquez is one of the very few female characters to be a true Badass.  She was truly believable as hardcore marine.  She showed woman could stand toe to toe with men and she becomes a true hero and a absolute marine when she meets her end in the Aliens film.  Vasquez had such an effect on Sci-Fi genius Gene Roddenberry that he set out to have a female security officer in Star Trek the Next Generation.  Marina Sirtis was to play the role and Denis Crosby was to play the role of Deanna Troi.  At the final hour the roles were switched giving Marina the role of Deanna.  It wasn't until characters like Ro Laren and Kira Nerys that Star Trek showed that kind of female warrior.  Vasquez is a true Sci-Fi hero.

  • If you have ever seen the movie "Logan's Run" or read the comics, then you know who Jessica 7 is. Played by Jenny Agutter in the movie, this character is a rebel from the start. She fights the society which currently run by a computer and its ritual of Carrousel. She is passionate and steadfast, which makes her a lasting character.

  • Everyone's favorite former Confederate officer turned into powerhouse within the realm of Barsoom. Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous protagonist of his Barsoom novels. The famed character who dared to challenge the powers that be of the rulers of Mars to rightly take the hand of the beautiful Dejah Thoris. John Carter deserves to be among fiction's top one hundred because throught he conception of his character onto print, science fiction as we know it took a drastic turn in the direction that we know of nowadays. Every bit of science fiction we take for granted, whether the swashbuckling epic hero, or grand conflict, or alien worlds sought after by the hand of man, are due to the adventures of this former Civil War veteran in novels of century's past.

  • John Egbert is the first character introduced in the smash-hit webcomic Homestuck. An updating of the classic swords and sorcery genre mixed with DnD style RPGing, John epitomizes the modern age of fantasy in our era of the Internet.

  • A character from the books and movies of Starship Trooper

  • Navigator aboard the USS Enterprise

  • For 35 years, Dredd has patrolled the streets of Mega City One, one of the most complete and wildly imaginative science fiction worlds in comics. Dredd is the humanity in such a place, a grim, stone faced enforcer that takes the most insane future fiction of its writers and keeps it grounded. If you are from the UK, then you know that Dredd is an icon. If you live anywhere else, you will soon come to realize.

  • As chief medical officer on the Deep Space 9 space station, Dr. Julian Bashir faced many struggles, but he overcame them all with adversity and he now stands among the iconic doctors of the star trek universe.

  • Janeway may not have been the first female Captain in Starfleet, but she has to be the best.  I remember when the television show Voyager came out.  I was uncertain about the new cast.  It was the first crew complete created without Gene Roddenberry's input.  There was so glaring flaws to the makeup of the crew some surprised me some didn't but Janeway was critical.  If she was not believable the show would have easily died.  Obviously after seven season Voyager in one of the greatest shows television ever produced.  I like to think that she inspired a generation of young girls.  I know she inspired many.  How many characters can change a real life for the better?  Janeway is an awe inspiring Captain well deserving of this list

  • Kaylee is the exceptionally chipper and genius mechanic aboard the ship, Serenity.

  • Okompan (Humanoid alien) who joined the USS Voyager's crew. She was a sweet character.

  • Navigator aboard the USS Enterprise

  • Who has not heard the cry of 'KHAN!'. One of the most recognizable villains in science fiction, Khan is that which is unstoppable, unbeatable, and yet still eerily human. He is the destiny of heroes. But he does possess weakness, and that is what lends him his fascination.

  • The king by which all others are measured and the mythology which launched a thousand tales of derring-do. The tale of King Arthur is a tale that still fascinates and entices new readers and with so many elements having entered into poplar culture (Excalibur, the sword in the stone, Camelot, The Lady OF The Lake, Merlin) there is no fear of his legend ever truly sailing off to Avalon, never to be seen again.