10 Most Popular Characters of 2016 According to IMDb Users

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 19 Jul 2016

Based on IMDb search data, these are the 10 characters that users found the most intriguing this year. How will the list change after San Diego Comic-Con ?

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool (2016)

10. Wade Wilson, Deadpool

There are lots of cool superheroes, but not many of their human alter egos are interesting enough to inspire significant viewer interest. Wade Wilson aka Deadpool is an exception. Perhaps it's because he's got a sense of humor and interesting flaws. He's the only "ordinary" present-day earthling on our list.

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Cara Delevingne in Suicide Squad (2016)

9. Enchantress, Suicide Squad

Enchantress, one of four characters from the upcoming Suicide Squad movie on this list, has the ability to walk through walls and transform energy into objects. That's interesting in its own right. Add in the fact that Cara Delevingne, one of IMDb's Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2015, is playing the role, and it's no surprise that IMDb users were enchanted by the character.

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Brianna Hildebrand in Deadpool (2016)

8. Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Deadpool

The teen from Deadpool has the most creative name on this list, which may be partially responsible for the high number of IMDb searches for her. In the comics, she was an obscure member of The X-Men. In the film, she became a literal human warhead. The character was played by Brianna Hildebrand in her first major role. Curiosity about the actress also contributed to the volume of searches for the character.

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Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

7. Bane, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

Bane last appeared in a movie in 2012, but the villain was so memorable that he still made our list. The character did make an appearance, of sorts, in one 2016 project: the animated DVD Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout.

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Michiel Huisman in Game of Thrones (2011)

6. Daario Naharis, "Game of Thrones"

Daario Naharis began his fictional life on "Game of Thrones" as a supporting character. He moved into the show's major league when Daenerys took him as a lover. There was much speculation about his character's fate in Season 6, which may be responsible for his strong showing on this list.

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Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad (2016)

5. Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad

Harley Quinn has long been a character that DC fans have wanted to see in a live-action film. Since Margot Robbie, IMDb's third most-searched performer of 2015, is playing the role, it's no wonder that she earned a spot on this list.

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Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

4. Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The newest installment of the beloved sci-fi franchise introduced a lot of great characters. It was the villainous Kylo Ren that generated the most IMDb searches. Perhaps that's because his existence was a closely held plot secret until the film was released, or perhaps our users just like masks, since three characters on this list wear them.

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3. Deadpool, Deadpool

The Merc With With A Mouth was the hero of one of the year's highest-grossing films. The smart-aleck, fourth-wall breaking superhero has the unique distinction of making the list twice, since his alter ego Wade Wilson was No. 10. We suspect that he'd celebrate this honor with a big plate of chimichangas.

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Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (2011)

2. Daenerys Targaryen, "Game of Thrones"

Khaleesi is the most popular character on IMDb's most popular show. Without giving away any spoilers, Season 6 was very eventful for Daenerys. So, it's not a surprise that people wanted to find out more about her. Her portrayer Emilia Clarke is also a favorite among IMDb users; she was the second most-searched performer of 2015.

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Jared Leto in Suicide Squad (2016)

1. The Joker, Suicide Squad

One of the most enduring supervillains, the Joker has been wreaking havoc in Gotham City for over 50 years. We suspect it's his latest incarnation in the upcoming Suicide Squad that has our users searching for more information. Jared Leto's punk take on the iconic character will definitely put a new spin on a character that everyone loves to hate.



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