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The Best Martians in Fiction  

Coy Jandreau
972 votes 188 voters 6.9k views 29 items

List Rules Characters must be from Mars, or have lived on Mars for a significant amount of time.

There's something downright enchanting about Mars. It's Earth's next closest planet, it's named after the god of war, there's actual flowing water, and it's a beautiful shade of red. The little red planet has captivated writers and thinkers for centuries, so it's no surprise that there are tons of Martian characters that appear throughout literature, comics, film, and television. But which are the most awesome and best characters from Mars? Time to vote!

For as long as people have been looking to the stars, and especially since we've been looking up at them with fancy gadgets, people have been obsessed with the red planet. But you know what's cooler than Mars? Martians! Martians are often described as little green men with big heads, small thin bodies, and enormous eyes. But on this list there's a much more varied array of Martian goodness.

Here you will make the touch decision, like are cartoon characters from Mars better than Martian comic book characters? How do the Biker Mice from Mars stand up against The Martian himself, Mark Watney? Does Marvin the Martian top them all?

Take a look at the Martian characters list below and let your votes help decide which fictional characters who live on Mars are truly the best. And if you like these martians, check out our list of the best Mars movies.

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Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Mark Watney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
Mark Watney
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Amy Wong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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The Martians is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
The Martians
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Doctor Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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John Carter of Mars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Sailor Mars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Miss Martian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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White Martian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Ma'alefa'ak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
Ma'alefa'ak
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Alex Kamal (The Expanse) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
DanCarey_404 added Alex Kamal (The Expanse)
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Throttle, Modo, and Vinnie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
Throttle, Modo, and Vinnie
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Tars Tarkas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Ice Warrior is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
Ice Warrior
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Uncle Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
Uncle Martin
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The Martian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
The Martian
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Dejah Thoris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Marcia the Martian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
Marcia the Martian
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Zook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
Zook
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Michael Garibaldi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
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Alita is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
mercedesakira.spunkel added Alita
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The Invaders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction
The Invaders
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Shapesmith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martians in Fiction