17 Fictional Characters Whose Existence Changed Actual People’s Lives

Some of us wouldn’t be who we are today without George Costanza
17 Fictional Characters Whose Existence Changed Actual People’s Lives

Movies are immersive. Always have been, always will be. During the height of World War II, they were intended to be escapist media for moviegoers. That element of escapism has obviously remained today, even reaching other formats like television and video games. When we find ourselves locked in with a protagonist, we ignore what’s going on in the world for the hours we spend with them. 

But for some people, the escape doesn’t end when the end credits roll and the post-credits scene cuts to black. Twitter user @lightsabrqueen recently asked the timeline “what fictional character absolutely changed the trajectory of your life?” and these are just some of the few who may have had a profound impact on someone you know — or you yourself.

George Costanza from ‘Seinfeld’

Kendall Roy from ‘Succession’

Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley from ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’

Eddie Munson from ‘Stranger Things’

Lady Dimitrescu from ‘Resident Evil Village’

Spock from ‘Star Trek’

Tommy Shelby from ‘Peaky Blinders’

Magneto and Professor X from ‘X-Men’

Crash Bandicoot from ‘Crash Bandicoot’

Bumblebee from ‘Transformers: Bumblebee’

Spider-Man 2099 from ‘Spider-Man: Across the Universe’

Chipper from ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

SpongeBob from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

Olivia Benson from ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Villanelle and Eve from ‘Killing Eve’

Goliath from ‘Gargoyles’

Natalie from ‘Yellowjackets’

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