20 Fictional Characters That Deserve Their Own Spin-Offs

Spike deserves a ‘Buffy’ spin-off
20 Fictional Characters That Deserve Their Own Spin-Offs

Fictional worlds are full of colorful side characters because, deep down, the writers know protagonists are boring as hell. Like, what did Harry Potter ever do besides almost get killed a bunch of times? Did Jon Snow have a single personality trait? And we all know Luke Skywalker was, is, and forever will be a whiny little bitch.

Enter the spin-off, an opportunity to fully flesh out the experience of someone far more interesting. It’s no surprise that spin-offs often surpass their origins, and some of the best shows on TV — FrasierThe Simpsons, Viva La Bam — are so good that we forget they were spin-offs in the first place. Naturally, when user Trxxi asked r/AskReddit, “What fictional character deserves a spin-off the most?,” the people were eager for more quirky adventures and fewer brooding heroes.

Zelda from The Legend of Zelda

Alastor Moody from Harry Potter

Charlie Swan from Twilight

Davy Jones and Calypso from Pirates of the Caribbean

The Stromtroopers from The Mandalorian

Chirrut Imwe from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Garak from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Rita from Edge of Tomorrow

Jake the Rattlesnake from Rango

Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Great Uncle Ford and Gruncle Stan from Gravity Falls

Preacher from Firefly

Jimmy Woo from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Frenchie from The Boys

Haymitch from The Hunger Games

The Animal Control Guys from Parks and Recreation

Troy Barnes from Community

Ice Cream Man from Lilo & Stitch

Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings

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