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The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked  

Kenny Miller
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List of famous fictional spies with pictures where possible. Who are the best fictional spies? Famous spies, especially female spies, are a favorite among fans across all mediums. From classic characters like James Bond to new hot shots like Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan, this famous spies list will clue you in to all the most famous men and women with secret identities. Spy names are listed here, with a note about which movie or TV show they appeared in. 

Who are the most famous spies on TV and in movies? A spy is a master of infiltration. The clandestine operations involved in spying are the thing of legends, black ops by secret agents you wouldn't believe. Small wonder then that spy stories are so popular, with their gadgets, subversion, and dual identities. Today, they can be found in movies, tv, books, comics, and games. This list of fictional spies contains many of them.

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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
James Bond universe
Commander James Bond RN—code number 007—is a fictional character created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1952. The character appeared in a series of 12 novels and two short ...more
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Number Six is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Battlestar Galactica, Razor
Caprica-Six is a fictional character from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series. She is played by actress Tricia Helfer.
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P.I. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
P.I.
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Harry Tasker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Harry Tasker
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Simon Templar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
The Saint, The Fiction Makers, The Saint
Simon Templar is a fictional character from the 1997 film The Saint.
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Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
24, Journeys Below the Line: The Editing Process of 24, 24: Redemption
Jack Bauer is a fictional character and the lead protagonist of the Fox television series 24. His character has worked in various capacities on the show, often as a member of the Counter ...more
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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum
Jason Charles Bourne is a fictional character and the protagonist of a series of novels by Robert Ludlum and subsequent film adaptations. He first appeared in the novel The Bourne Identity, ...more
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Secret Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
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Michael Westen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Burn Notice, Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
Michael Alan Westen is a fictional character played by Jeffrey Donovan in the television series Burn Notice, created by Matt Nix. Michael, a spy and former Army Ranger, is/was widely known as ...more
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Sydney Bristow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Alias, Animated Alias: Tribunal, Alias
Sydney Anne Bristow is a fictional character and the protagonist of the television series Alias. She is an American woman with Russian-Canadian family background who works as a spy for the CIA. ...more
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Jane Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Jane Smith is a fictional character from the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
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Desmond is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Desmond is a fictional character in the 2010 drama film Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
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Cammie Morgan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Cammie Morgan
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Charles Vine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Charles Vine
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Darrius Stone/Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Darrius Stone/Ice Cube
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Dirk Bannon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Dirk Bannon
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Paul Janson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Paul Janson
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Yelena Belova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Yelena Belova
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Agent 327 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Agent 327
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Perry the Platypus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Phineas and Ferb, Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Perry the Platypus, also known as Agent P or simply Perry, is an anthropomorphic platypus from the animated television series Phineas and Ferb. Perry is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker and created ...more
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Mike Gambit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Mike Gambit was a character in the British TV series The New Avengers, played by actor Gareth Hunt. Gambit was Steed's first male partner since Drs. David Keel and Martin King in the original ...more
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Luther Sloan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Luther Sloan
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Agent 99 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Get Smart, Get Smart's Bruce & Lloyd Out of Control
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Maxwell Smart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
Get Smart
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Emma Peel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Spies, Ranked
The Avengers, The Avengers
Emma Peel was a fictional spy played by Diana Rigg in the British 1960s adventure television series The Avengers, by Diane Appleby in the South African radio series of The Avengers and by Uma ...more