Fictional Characters We All Had A Crush On

Li Shang – Mulan

Come on. You know you had a crush on him too. The man was brave, strong, loyal and dashingly handsome. It’s no wonder he’s considered one of the most desirable Disney men ever created.

And while we’re here, let’s take a moment to appreciate I’ll Make a Man Out of You, which is still one of the best songs from any Disney movie.

Shego – Kim Possible

Shego, Kim Possible’s nemesis, is a badass super-villain who stole more than a few hearts along the way.

And unlike Kim, who often came across as a bit of a goody-two-shoes, Shego was delightfully mean and unapologetic about it. She was one of the main antagonists and also the partner of Dr. Drakken.

Milo Thatch – Atlantis: The Lost Empire

The thing about Milo is… well, he’s kind of dreamy. Sure, he may not be your typical romantic lead, but there’s something about him.

Maybe it’s because we can relate to his passion for discovery; maybe it’s because he reminds us of our nerdy younger selves; maybe it’s just because he looks like he would be an ideal boyfriend.

Jack Dawson – Titanic

We’ve always had a soft spot for characters who get themselves into trouble time and time again, even though they know better.

While Jack Dawson from Titanic may not have been the best role model for our younger selves, his devil-may-care attitude was charming enough to make us overlook his flaws.

The Hex Girls – Scooby-Doo! and The Witch’s Ghost

As kids, we fell in love with the Hex Girls from Scooby-Doo, and as adults, we continue to be impressed by their style. The original incarnation of the Hex Girls was made up of three girls – Thorn, Dusk and Luna.

It’s no big surprise that they’re still beloved today: they’re full of personality and spunk, and their music is still stuck in our heads.

Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter series

Draco Malfoy started out as a villain, but most girls had a soft spot for him by the end of the series when he showed his vulnerable side.

We saw Draco as misunderstood and that’s why he appealed to us so much. We wanted to give him a hug and tell him everything would be okay.

Princess Leia – Star Wars

If we were to put a list together of the fictional women that have held a special place in our hearts, Princess Leia would surely be one of them.

As the feisty rebel leader in Star Wars, Princess Leia was strong, intelligent, and brave. Who wouldn’t fall in love with her?

Edward Cullen – Twilight series

Edward Cullen started it all. He was the spark. He ignited a flame in the world that has made girls everywhere swoon for years, and he’s still being talked about today!

Edward is so much more than just a vampire. He’s handsome, kind, protective and he isn’t afraid to express his feelings for Bella. What more could any girl want?

Jacob Black – Twilight series

For some of us, Team Edward was an easy pick. For others, Team Jacob was a no-brainer. While Edward is a traditional “manly man,” Jacob is a playful, practical, down-to-earth type.

He is just like your favorite blanket – warm, familiar, and safe – if your blanket had an 8-pack.

Tadashi Hamada – Big Hero 6

Tadashi Hamada was the good-looking, genius older brother in Big Hero 6. He was the brains behind the adorable, lovable Baymax – the inflatable healthcare robot that stole our hearts in 2014.

He was a funny, kind, and compassionate man who loved his brother more than anything, and when he died, our hearts shattered into a million pieces.

Xena – Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess was one of the fictional characters we all had a crush on. Who couldn’t love her? She was fearless, strong, kind, and above all, powerful. She was a hero in every sense of the word.

First aired in 1995, the show ran for six seasons, and Xena herself was portrayed by actress Lucy Lawless.

George – George of the Jungle

George of the Jungle was one of those rare movies that had something for everyone with action, suspense, romance, and comedy all rolled into one delightful package.

It also had its share of eye candy with Brendan Fraser as the title character. We all had a crush on George. He was the heartthrob of the jungle.

Legolas – The Lord of the Rings trilogy

If you’ve ever read any of the Lord of the Rings books or watched the movies, you know Legolas was a popular character.

He was a handsome elf who could fight and shoot an arrow with precision and was played by Orlando Bloom sporting a luscious wig of flowing blond locks. It’s no wonder he became everyone’s crush.

Kim – Kim Possible

The hero of our childhood was not James Bond or Harry Potter and it certainly wasn’t Rambo. It was a girl, Kim Possible.

Though she was just like any other normal high school student, in reality, she happens to be a secret agent by night. If watching this show didn’t have you running to the store to buy cargo pants and hair dye, you’re lying.

Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean series

It’s hard not to swoon at a man who can sing A Pirate’s Life for Me, right? A charming and roguish character, Jack Sparrow was all the rage in 2003 when Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl came out, and Johnny Depp’s portrayal of him won countless fans.

He’s funny, witty, charming and dangerous – everything we want our significant others to be!

Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice

When it comes to fictional characters, it’s hard not to have a crush on Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice.

When we read Pride and Prejudice or watch any of the adaptations, we can’t help but wish that we had a chance to meet our own Darcy.

Diego – Ice Age series

It’s been over 20 years since the first Ice Age movie came out, but Diego still holds a special place in our hearts as the first animated character we all fell in love with.

Yes, ok, he’s an animal, but this sabre-toothed tiger was the perfect example of a guy who looked scary but turned out to be really sweet and caring.

The Doctor – Doctor Who

We can all agree that The Doctor from Doctor Who is a fictional character we’ve all had a crush on. As a time-traveling alien, he has been portrayed by 13 different actors who have each brought their own unique spin to the role.

But no matter what era they’re from, certain traits are consistent: a confident swagger, a courageous streak, and an undeniable sex appeal.

Hermione Granger – Harry Potter series

Hermione Granger was a character who captured our hearts because she was so smart, so kind, and so loyal. We all wanted to be her.

She was at the top of her class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but she never let that go to her head. She cared about her friends and stayed open-minded and humbled when it mattered most.

Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead

Rick Grimes, the protagonist of The Walking Dead, is a leader for his people. But more than that, he’s a hero for our times.

He’s got all the right characteristics: He’s smart, he knows how to handle a gun and he’s got an awesome beard. It’s impossible to look at Rick Grimes and not think about how much you’d like to be saved by him.

Daphne Blake – Scooby-Doo

Daphne had the kind of looks and personality that made her a favorite among Scooby Doo fans. The redheaded beauty was always willing to help the gang out of a tight spot, but she never lost sight of her own needs and desires.

Always fashion-forward, Daphne found a way to stay trendy without compromising her own unique sense of style.

Stiles Stilinski – Teen Wolf

Dylan O’Brien has been Twitter’s White Boy of the Month for the past decade, and it’s pretty easy to see why. If you’ve seen Teen Wolf, then you know that O’Brien’s character Stiles is a fan favorite.

His dedication to his friends, bravery, wry sense of humor and good looks have made him one of the most popular TV characters in recent years.

Lara Croft – Tomb Raider series

Lara Croft is one of those action heroines who we can’t help but admire and look up to. She’s strong, she’s agile, she’s intelligent, and she knows how to work a pair of.....guns.

She was smart, fierce, strong, independent and adventurous. It didn’t hurt that her movie version was the beautiful Angelina Jolie!

007 – James Bond series

Who doesn’t love James Bond? From the sexiness of Daniel Craig to the suave looks of Sean Connery, we all felt the charm and wit only this fictional character can bring to life.

In fact, whoever is in front of the camera, you can never go wrong with a James Bond movie.

Simba – The Lion King

It’s okay to admit that you had a thing for Simba from The Lion King. After all, he is a perfect example of the kind of crush that anyone can have on an animated boy with a flawless mane of flowing hair.

You aren’t alone in your love for this little lion: everyone has had a crush on Simba at one point or another.

Finnick Odair – The Hunger Games series

When it comes to The Hunger Games, there are a lot of improbably attractive characters, but Finnick Odair – played by Sam Claflin – is definitely one of the most memorable.

He’s handsome, charming, and just a little bit mysterious – not to mention he has a special connection with Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist.

Damon Salvatore – The Vampire Diaries

If you were a teenager in the 2010s, there was a strong chance that you had a crush on one of the Salvatore brothers from The Vampire Diaries.

However, bad boy Damon was definitely the most popular. He’s brooding, mysterious, dark, tall, and handsome. He’d be a catch for any girl… if he didn’t need to drink blood to survive!

Buffy Summers – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy Summers is an iconic character, and not just because she saved the world from vampires, demons, and every other kind of supernatural evil.

She was a smart, funny, badass girl who managed to find time to be an active member of the cheerleading squad even when she was busy saving the world.

Tarzan – Tarzan

You know who we’re talking about: the boyish, heroic, naive protagonist of Tarzan. The man who could swing from vines like nobody’s business.

The one who knew how to make a mean fire using just his hands and his wits. He was strong and self-sufficient – so capable that he didn’t even need clothing.

Troy Bolton – High School Musical series

Troy Bolton was the athlete-turned-singer who swept our teenage girls off their feet. He was the football team captain, a talented singer and dancer, and he was also a well-rounded student.

How could you not fall for him? He had a charm that no other fictional character we’ve seen has quite matched, even after he’s left us all.

Patrick Verona – 10 Things I Hate About You

Patrick Verona from 10 Things I Hate About You still has our hearts – more than two decades after the movie’s release. He was rebellious, funny and he didn’t give a damn about what people thought of him

. Played by the late Heath Ledger, he’s been raising the bar for men since 1999.

Betty Boop

You know who we’re talking about: the curvaceous cartoon character with a full head of curls, dressed in a red dress and black stilettos.

With her distinctive squeaky voice and coy personality, she was sultry, but playful. She was Betty Boop. Betty Boop first appeared in 1930 as a flapper, but she soon took her place as a sassy cartoon character and sex symbol.

Eric Northman – True Blood

While there are many fictional characters we love, few of them have such a cult following as Eric Northman, the vampire sheriff of Area 5, from True Blood.

Played with smoldering sex appeal by Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, his Viking-like stature and commanding presence made Eric a fan favorite.

Paxton Hall-Yoshida – Never Have I Ever

When we think of dreamy, fictional characters, we imagine someone like Paxton Hall-Yoshida from Never Have I Ever.

As the school heartthrob with a heart of gold and abs of steel, we’ve been Team Paxton since Season One. He’s kind, thoughtful and charming, and would make an excellent friend… or boyfriend.

Michonne – The Walking Dead

Michonne, the katana-wielding badass from The Walking Dead, has been a fan favorite since her introduction. She’s not only tough but also compassionate – a survivor who was able to make her way on her own in a post-apocalyptic world.

She was introduced in season three and ultimately became Rick’s right-hand woman, as well as one of our favorite TV characters of all time.

Alex Munday – Charlie’s Angels

It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than two decades since Lucy Liu was on our big screens as part of the trio of badass, female action heroes in Charlie’s Angels.

The 2000 movie and its sequel brought to life three crime-fighting women who could hold their own against any dude in the room and we still have vivid memories of our love for Alex Munday, played by Liu.

Nicky Nichols – Orange Is the New Black

If you’re a fan of the Netflix original Orange is the New Black (and who isn’t?), you’ll know why we have Nicky on this list.

Played by Natasha Lyonne, Nicky is the riotous and blunt inmate who made us laugh and cry as she tried to survive in Litchfield’s prison. Her spunky sense of humor and her vulnerable side make her both a great friend and a great crush.

The Professor – Money Heist

The Professor from Money Heist is a character we all fell in love with. The most intriguing thing about him is that he is a genius in every sense of the word.

His IQ level is through the roof, and he’s a master planner when it comes to pulling off grand heists. He’s also a hopeless romantic – what more could you ask for?

Joel Miller – The Last of Us

Joel Miller from HBO’s The Last of Us – played by Pedro Pascal – is the kind of guy you’d want to have living next door.

He’s got a great sense of humor, he’s fiercely loyal, and he’s fearless in the face of danger. And if you were surviving a zombie apocalypse with him, you could bet that he would take good care of you.

Arthur Curry – Aquaman

In a world of Captain America and Thor, it’s pretty surprising that Aquaman has jumped to the top of the list of everyone’s favourite superheroes – no doubt because of Jason Momoa’s portrayal.

And why shouldn’t he be? The King of Atlantis has super speed, super strength and can even communicate with sea life.