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The Best Red Characters

Updated June 16, 2020 2.3k votes 235 voters 10.5k views36 items

List RulesCharacters must have red skin, red fur, and/or red hair. Red clothes don't count.

We’re ranking the best red characters of all time. From Daredevil to Deadpool, Mario and even Optimus Prime, this list includes everything from classic TV and movie icons to cute characters like that giant lovable dog Clifford.

Red is often referred to as the color of passion, provocation, and courage. It's an easy color to spot and it definitely makes a strong impression—it’s no wonder so many superheroes wear red. Which classic character do you think wears red the best?

Vote up the best red characters, and vote down the ones you don’t like.

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  • 1
    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    Spider-Man

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Spider-Man
  • 2
    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    37

    Iron Man

    Iron Man: Armored Adventures, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
  • 3
    Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    35

    Deadpool

    Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • 4
    Lightning McQueen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    27

    Lightning McQueen

    Cars 2, Mater and the Ghostlight
  • 5
    Mario is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    42

    Mario

    Fanboys, Mario ek Maria dan lotel
  • 6
    Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    49

    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Clifford's Really Big Movie
  • 7
    Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Red Characters
    31
    5

    Eugene H. Krabs

    SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • 8
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    38
  • 9
    Knuckles the Echidna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Red Characters
    48
    28

    Knuckles the Echidna

    Sonic X, Sonic Underground
  • 10
    Optimus Prime is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    38

    Optimus Prime

    The Transformers, Transformers: Prime
  • 11
    Robin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    35

    Robin

    The New Adventures of Batman, Batman
  • 12
    Elmo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Red Characters
    47
    29

    Elmo

    Sesame Street, Cinderelmo
  • 13
    Darth Maul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    22

    Darth Maul

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
  • 14
    Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    32

    Sebastian

    Disney's House of Mouse, The Little Mermaid
  • 15
    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Red Characters
    37
    22

    Daredevil

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil
  • 16
    Anger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Red Characters
    46
    33

    Anger

    Inside Out
  • 18
    Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Red Characters
    45
    34

    Scarlet Witch

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Universe
  • 19
    Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Red Characters
    31
    23

    Hellboy

    Hellboy, Hellboy: Blood and Iron
  • 20
    Red Ranger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Red Characters
    31
    26

    Red Ranger

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
  • 21
    Carnage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    26

    Carnage

    Marvel Universe
  • 22
    Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Red Characters
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    27

    Red Hood

    Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe
  • 23
    Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Red Characters
    27
    28

    Red Skull

    Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger
  • 24
    Shazam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Red Characters
    27
    31

    Shazam

    Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
  • 25
    Gossamer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Red Characters
    7
    5

    Gossamer

    Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
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