Reality television and scripted TV have pretty much waged war over our channels since the 1990s. The recent merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery is just the latest clash in their ongoing battle. However you slice it though, reality television is still scripted (albeit loosely… sort of).

The scenarios are pre-written or stirred up by producers as the cameras roll. Conversations are often repeated in order to get clean audio when possible. Games are created to get genuine reactions from the competitors. Even editing is done to create rivalries, heroes, and villains among people who are just hanging out and playing along when on camera. The only thing real about reality TV is the regular people involved, and even they are coached or coaxed into certain soundbites and reactions.

So if reality television is scripted that much, why not just flood it with cool fictional characters to mix in with the normies? Some of them would do great on competition shows, or stir up some unique or juicy controversies living it up in a house with the college frat guy Chaderick, the awkward yet adorable Melby, or “I’m not here to make friends” Linda.

Let’s break it down and see which fictional characters from movies, video games, and TV that would absolutely kill it on reality TV programs.

Desire from 'The Sandman'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows The Sandman Desire Stirring up trouble is Desire's main thing. Not only would they thrive on Big Brother, RuPaul's Drag Race, and The Circle with their ability to gossip and create infighting, but they could easily manipulate people to get to the top of Survivor and other competitive shows. CRACKED.COM

Ron Swanson from 'Parks and Recreation'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Parks and Recreation Ron Swanson An expert craftsman for various building competition shows, a natural outdoorsman for Survivor or Naked and Afraid, and a crank for all the young, vapid people on Big Brother. He'd be miserable, but he'd be great TV. CRACKED.COM

She-Hulk from Marvel

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Marvel She-Hulk Great for physical reality competition shows, a great subject for a dating show, and she already knows how to talk to camera to share her inner thoughts. She's perfect for this medium. CRACKED.COM

The Swedish Chef from 'The Muppets'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows The Muppets The Swedish Chef Just imagine him on cooking competitions like Master Chef or Chopped, with the judges not only wondering what they're eating, but also what the Chef is saying. CRACKED.COM

Villanelle from 'Killing Eve'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Killing Eve Villanelle Villanelle's sociopathy and gifted mimicry would make excellent TV for Big Brother-type shows, and her assassin skills would make her an amazing competitor for The Amazing Race or American Ninja Warrior, among other competition shows. CRACKED.COM

The Tick from 'The Tick'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows The Tick The Tick Nigh-invulnerable, charming, annoying to the right people, Tick would be perfect for physical challenges and being the odd roommate in a reality competition household. CRACKED.COM

Stewie Griffin from 'Family Guy'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Family Guy Stewie Griffin Stewie loves to gossip and is ultra competitive, making him a great candidate for a wide assortment of reality competitions. Plus, seeing what gadget he would create to overcome obstacles will make for great TV. CRACKED.COM

Sakura Kasugano from 'Street Fighter'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Street Fighter Sakura Kasugano Reality shows need the sweet, cute one but also a badass, so put her in physical competitions and watch her soar both as a competitor and as a fan favorite. CRACKED.COM

Roy Kent from 'Ted Lasso'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Ted Lasso Roy Kent He'd be a fun celebrity entrant whether as a potential suitor on a dating show, being forced to manage his anger while living in a house with nonces, or trying to survive the outdoors with his cold demeanor yet warm heart. CRACKED.COM

Plastic Man from DC Comics

Characters who would kill it on reality shows DC Comics Plastic Man A wacky x-factor in any competition show, he can create chaos with his physicality and charming comedy chops. Plus, he's the textbook annoying one in every Real World-style show. CRACKED.COM

Madeline from 'Celeste'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Celeste Madeline Anyone who can jump their way up an icy mountain top will do well on The Amazing Race. Also, she'd be good at showing her vulnerability during confessionals on other reality TV shows. CRACKED.COM

Lana Kane from 'Archer'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Archer Lana Kane Lana is qualified for physical globetrotting competitions like The Amazing Race, seduction competitions like The Bachelor, or shows about deception like The Mole. Get her to sign up! CRACKED.COM

Ellie Williams from 'The Last of Us'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows The Last of Us Ellie Williams Who else would win Survivor or other extreme reality competitions than someone who is a literal survivor? Ellie can make all the competitors eat her dust (or get eaten by the Infected). CRACKED.COM

Ditto from 'Pokémon'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Pokémon Ditto Ditto can be anything and anyone, making them perfect for The Mole and such shows that require deception. CRACKED.COM

Detective Chimp from DC Comics

Characters who would kill it on reality shows DC Comics Detective Chimp Everything's better with a talking ape in it, especially any reality competition show that allows Detective Chimp to show off his detecting skills while being off-putting to his teammates. Put him on The Mole and watch him work. CRACKED.COM

Charlie Kelly from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Kelly Charlie would be interesting to follow on dating shows or any reality competition programs due to this sweet yet unstable nature. Wildcard, bitches! CRACKED.COM

Hermione Granger from 'Harry Potter'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Harry Potter Hermione Granger Put her in Master Chef Jr. or some other competition show to let her show her overachiever streak. Plus, if she's a sore loser, she can turn someone into a frog or something. CRACKED.COM

Cersei Lannister from 'Game of Thrones'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows Game of Thrones Cersei Lannister Game of Thrones was basically Survivor with a medieval motif. Cersei would be excellent for other reality competition shows, given her ability to make/break alliances and stir up gossip. CRACKED.COM

Jason Mendoza from 'The Good Place'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows The Good Place Jason Mendoza Jason is the nice, dumb wildcard that will entertain viewers of The Circle, Love is Blind, or damn near anything, because he'll just go for it. Sometimes that's all a show needs, and this guy really goes for it in The Bad Place of all places. CRACKED.COM

Ash Williams from 'The Evil Dead'

Characters who would kill it on reality shows The Evil Dead Ash Williams Ash can charm anyone on dating shows and be a wiseass in the house, and is an actual survivor on top of that. Hail to the king, baby. CRACKED.COM

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