30 Fictional Male Characters That All Women Wish Were Real

30 Fictional Male Characters That All Women Wish Were Real

Do you ever just read or watch fictional characters and wish they were real? Whether they're incredibly handsome, have a heart of gold, or have a great sense of humour, there are plenty of reasons why you might wish some male character was a real man in your life. Today, we've gathered 30 of the most popular picks from women across the country; how many on this list do you agree with?

1. Rhett Butler from "Gone with the Wind"

Despite his charming roguish demeanor and witty banter, Rhett Butler hides a caring heart that showcases his handsome, intelligent, and intense personality. He fiercely loves Scarlett O'Hara and his complexity and depth of his love makes him an attractive figure many women have desired.

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2. Thor from "Marvel Cinematic Universe"

Thor, the mighty God of Thunder, is revered for his heroic strength and charming arrogance. His journey from egotistical prince to becoming a great leader is a beautiful one, and of course, it does help that he's portrayed by Chris Hemsworth.

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3. Mr. Darcy from "Pride and Prejudice"

When it comes to classic literature, many women instantly think about Mr. Darcy. The epitome of a brooding and mysterious gentleman with a hidden soft side, women tend to be drawn to his transformation from prideful and distant to warm and devoted. 

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4. Jamie Fraser from "Outlander"

Jamie Fraser is a brave and passionate warrior who is not only physically attractive, but also deeply loyal and protective. Women have fallen for him after seeing his dedication to Claire and his ability to express his feelings.

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5. Aragorn from "The Lord of the Rings"

Going from a rugged ranger to a noble king, Aragorn embodies all the great qualities a leader should have: bravery, compassion, and strength. His unwavering commitment to his cause, his people, and his love Arwen, make him an admirable and attractive man many fall in love with.

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6. Gilbert Blythe from "Anne of Green Gables"

Gilbert Blythe is the childhood rival turned sweetheart whose perseverance and kind-heartedness win over Anne Shirley. His intelligence, respect for Anne's independence, and unwavering support of her dreams make him the ideal partner.

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7. Mr. Rochester from "Jane Eyre"

Having a tortured soul with a dark past, Mr. Rochester is able to find redemption and true love with Jane Eyre in this classic novel. His depth of feeling, moral awakening, and journey to happiness alongside Jane make it a compelling tale of love that also draws you into him.

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8. Jon Snow from "A Song of Ice and Fire"

This widely popular novel turned TV show features one very beloved male character: Jon Snow. Honourable and courageous, he's best known for his strong sense of duty and justice. Portrayed by the very handsome Kit Harington, his resilience in the face of adversity and his natural leadership make him a hero we love rooting for.

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9. Harvey Specter from "Suits"

Cocky and talented, Harvey Specter is a suave and successful lawyer best known for his razor-sharp wit and unbeatable courtroom tactics. He has amazing confidence that's only matched by his hidden depth of loyalty and vulnerability, making him an attractive character women love. It also helps that Gabriel Macht, the actor portraying him, is incredibly handsome!

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10. Jack Dawson from "Titanic"

Look, it's no surprise that almost all women have probably had a crush on young Leonardo DiCaprio thanks to his role in the hit movie, "Titanic." Playing Jack Dawson, a free-spirited artist who wins hearts with his outgoing and witty personality, his love story with Rose is a timeless one. Women fall head over heels for their tragic love story, admiring Jack for his romantic nature, bravery, and selflessness.

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11. Rafael Solano from "Jane the Virgin"

Rafael Solano, the wealthy hotel owner with a complicated past, wins hearts with his transformation into a devoted father and partner. His growth from a playboy to a caring and supportive figure showcases the power of love and fatherhood to change a man.

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12. Matthew Crawley from "Downton Abbey"

Matthew Crawley, the heir to Downton Abbey, captured the hearts of many thanks to his integrity and intelligence. His love story with Lady Mary and his dedication to his family's legacy make him a compelling figure for many women.

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13. Westley from "The Princess Bride"

Mentioning this iconic and nostalgic movie will likely bring back many memories of crushing on Westley, the dashing and witty farm boy turned pirate. Proving that true love can overcome any obstacle, his cleverness, bravery, and undying devotion to Buttercup seriously set the bar high for romantic heroes.

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14. Anthony Bridgerton from "The Viscount Who Loved Me"

Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest of all the Bridgerton siblings, is known for his sense of responsibility, deep loyalty to his family, and complex journey towards love. His struggles with vulnerability and his eventual openness to love make him a deeply relatable and desirable character.

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15. Steve Trevor from "Wonder Woman"

Portrayed in the live action movie by the charming and handsome Chris Pine, Steve Trevor is a courageous spy that quickly becomes Wonder Woman's ally and love interest thanks to his heroic nature and bravery. His belief in Diana and his willingness to fight for justice and the greater good makes him an attractive character women root for.

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16. Legolas from "The Lord of the Rings"

Legolas is the elf prince of the Woodland Realm respected for his exceptional archery skills, agility, and wisdom. He has a calm disposition and a fierce loyalty to his friends. And thanks to Orlando Bloom's portrayal of him in the movies, he quickly became a desirable character women love.

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17. Samwise Gamgee from "The Lord of the Rings"

Aside from all the men and elves in Middle Earth, Samwise Gamgee is another desirable male character, perhaps not for his looks, but for his bravery and pure heart. He is an incredibly loyal and kind hobbit that proves himself to be a true hero. Women love his humble courage and optimistic spirit, making him an extremely beloved character.

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18. Captain Frederick Wentworth from "Persuasion"

Captain Frederick Wentworth, with his steadfast love and loyalty, is a testament to the enduring nature of true affection. His journey from heartbreak to reconciliation with Anne Elliot showcases his capacity for growth and forgiveness.

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19. T'Challa/Black Panther from "Black Panther"

The noble and visionary king of the fictional country, Wakanda, T'Challa is an amazing leader who is wise, compassionate, and courageous. Women love his dedication to his people and his sense of justice, making him a hero anybody would love. And thanks to Chadwick Boseman's incredible performance, it makes sense why this character quickly became such a desirable one.

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20. Ben Wyatt from "Parks and Recreation"

Ben Wyatt is the lovable nerd with a heart of gold, known for his integrity, intelligence, and dry sense of humor. His devotion to Leslie Knope and his passion for his work make him an ideal partner for those who appreciate a balance of ambition, loyalty, and love for calzones.

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21. Dimitri from "Anastasia"

A young con artist with a hidden heart of gold, Dimitri is able to find redemption and true love through his journey with Anastasia. His reveal of being a brave and righteous young man makes him a compelling romantic hero any woman would dream about.

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22. Nick Young from "Crazy Rich Asians"

Dreamy and handsome but also wealthy and devoted, Nick Young is every girl's dream boyfriend. Despite his wealth, he has a down-to-earth nature and kindness that is only matched by his love and respect for Rachel Chu, making him a swoon-worthy male character.

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23. Mark Darcy from "Bridget Jones's Diary"

Mark Darcy, distinct from Fitzwilliam Darcy, is a contemporary romantic figure known for his integrity, sharp wit, and the iconic "reindeer jumper." His eventual open-hearted love for Bridget, just as she is, makes him a beloved character who represents true acceptance and affection.

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24. Jim Halpert from "The Office"

Jim Halpert is the charming office prankster with a big heart, known for his playful banter and love for Pam Beesly. Just think "adorable golden retriever!" His dedication to making Pam happy are dream qualities for any woman looking for a partner with both a sense of humour and a deep sense of commitment.

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25. Captain America/Steve Rogers from "Marvel Cinematic Universe"

Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America, is the epitome of honourable, brave, and loyal. His amazing moral compass, physical strength, and deep sense of duty make him an attractive man to any woman. And with Chris Evans playing him in live action movies, is there really anything to complain about?

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26. Robb Stark from "A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones"

Robb Stark is the honorable and courageous King in the North (no matter how short lived!) who fights valiantly for his family and people. His sense of justice, leadership qualities, and devotion to his cause make him a compelling figure of noble integrity. Richard Madden playing the character makes him extra attractive too!

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27. Theodore "Laurie" Laurence from "Little Women"

Laurie Laurence is the charming and spirited boy-next-door who shares a deep bond with the March sisters. His playful nature, combined with his willingness to support and care for the March family, makes him a beloved character who embodies the ideal friend and partner.

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28. Marshall Eriksen from "How I Met Your Mother"

The best words to describe Marshall Eriksen from this hit sitcom is "lovable giant." He has a massive heart and an unwavering loyalty to his friends and wife. He's kind and committed, but also hilarious, making him an ideal partner and best friend.

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29. Edward Cullen from "Twilight"

That's right, we're throwing this handsome vampire on this list. Edward Cullen captivated ladies around the world thanks to his otherworldly charm, good looks, and intense love for Bella Swan. His protective instincts made him a desirable character, drawing fans into this fantastical love story.

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30. Jack Pearson from "This Is Us"

Jack Pearson is the devoted husband and father whose life story is marked by profound love, sacrifice, and resilience. His ability to express his emotions, coupled with his unwavering support for his family, makes him a model of the compassionate and loving partner.

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