There are many iconic first movie characters that have left a lasting impression on audiences. One such character is Darth Vader from the Star Wars franchise. His imposing figure and chilling voice have become synonymous with evil, making him one of the most memorable villains in cinematic history. Another first movie character that has achieved widespread recognition is Indiana Jones from the titular film series. His daring exploits and trademark fedora have captivated audiences for decades. These characters are just two examples of the lasting impact that a well-crafted first movie character can have. When done right, a first movie character can help to set the tone for an entire franchise and become an enduring part of pop culture.

Characters rarely come into a creator's brain fully formed, and the earliest versions can be extremely surprising. So get ready for a super interesting dive. Keep reading below. We are sharing some of our favorite examples.

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