Which 2019 characters defined this year? Thanks to some of the best new movies, TV shows, and cultural events, there are some exciting new characters in pop culture. Many of the best characters of the year are from some of 2019's trending topics, while some exist in a small world of their own, getting their 15 minutes of fame. The best personalities of 2019 in modern culture aren't always your typical movie or TV show character. Some, like the Instagram Egg, launched into the stratosphere because of strategic marketing. Others, like the Fiji Water Girl, seemed to come out of the blue.
Which characters of 2019 made the biggest impact? What personalities ignited larger conversations in 2019? And which characters from this year were just plain fun? Vote up the 2019 characters that you feel are the most memorable.
Forky is a spork-and-pipe-cleaner toy made by Bonnie in Toy Story 4. Voiced by Tony Hale, Forky goes through an identity crisis, as he is convinced he is not a toy.
Years after rumors raged that he was going to take over for Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man himself, Jake Gyllenhaal finally finds himself in a Spidey flick as the enigmatic Mysterio in the latest MCU entry.
Is he creepy? Endearing? Just plain weird? No matter the sentiment, his arrival during a Super Bowl commercial had people talking.
Keanu Reeves voices the motorcycle daredevil action figure in Toy Story 4. "Let's Caboom!"
When the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog film dropped, fans were horrified by the titular character's design. The backlash was so severe that the studio pushed back the release date to redesign him.
The creepy others from Jordan Peele's Us are sure to inspire lots of horrifying group costumes.
The sports gambler turned heads with his record-breaking streak on Jeopardy! He beat the Single-Game Winnings record by more than $30,000 on his fourth win, and by April 15, he became the second highest winnings earner (regular-season play) behind Ken Jennings.
The Masked Singer (Fox, 2019) is an American reality competition series based on the South Korean show King of Mask Singer. Hosted by Nick Cannon, the show features celebrities singing in a head-to-toe costume and face mask which conceals their identity from other contestants, panelists, and audience.
Model Kelleth Cuthbert went viral quickly - as did her back-and-forth legal issues with Fiji Water.
You had us at "Kneel."
The self-destructive musician, played by Elisabeth Moss, had lots of people feeling Courtney Love vibes.
Nickelodeon introduced a new host of an updated Blue's Clues, and new parents were psyched to introduce the 2000s classic to their children. Many also celebrated the fact that Josh (Joshua Dela Cruz) is a Filipino American, making children's television more inclusive.
After the terrorist attacks at two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead, Australian Senator Fraser Anning doubled down on some Islamaphobic sentiments. While the senator was speaking at the Conservative National Party Meeting in Melbourne, 17-year-old Will Connolly smashed an egg against the senator's head.
Connolly's action quickly went viral and earned him the monikor "Egg Boy."
Colton Underwood is an American football defensive lineman for the Illinois State Redbirds.
After HBO's March 2019 documentary The Inventor, people could not get over Holmes - or her bizarre pseudo-deep-voice. Impressions abounded.