40. Ebenezer Scrooge
From: A Christmas Carol
First Appearance: A Christmas Carol (1843)
In the beginning of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy and cranky business man who hates Christmas. But after his fateful meeting with the three Ghosts of Christmas, he turns a new leaf and learns how to live again. A tale that is both moving and inspirational.
Whether in Norse Mythology or in the Marvel universe, Thor is a pop culture icon. From poems to comics, Thor has been a subject of many writers and artists doing various projects on him. Influencing many to study and learn about Norse Mythology.
First Appearance: Dracula (1897)
There were vampire stories before Bram Stoker's Dracula. But none of them has reached the impact that Dracula has left on the world of Fiction. Dracula is apart of the Universal Monsters family thanks to the 1931 film of the same name starring Bela Lugosi.
37. Ellen Ripley
From: Alien series
First Appearance: Alien
Considered to be one of the greatest female lead characters of all time, Ellen Ripley was the first female character in cinema to take matters in her own hands. She didn't act like the helpless female characters portrayal in countless sci-fi and horror films. A strong character that broke all of the rules and kicked a lot of ass in the process.
Created By: Shigeru MiyamotoFrom: Mario series
First Appearance: Donkey Kong (1981)
Mario is Nintendo's mascot and helped built the company to be the world's largest video game company. Mario is one of the most famous video game characters of all time and influence many people to get into the world of gaming.