The year is 2017. The newly elected president of the United States steps behind the podium to give their Inaugural Speech. Wearing blue jeans and a leather jacket, our 44th Commander in Chief raises both thumbs into the air. The audience – err, the American voters – go wild as one word blasts from the loudspeakers: "Ayyyy."
Cue the jukebox, big and little screen viewers, because Sunday, Monday, Happy Days... these days are ours.We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, know pop culture references because we're loyal to our favorite waffle-loving government workers and nerdy neighbors. But what's best about our tendency to binge-watch our favorites? We know which characters would be ideal for getting us out of a couple of jams. Whether they're teaching valuable life lessons in their garden or thinking fast and acting faster (with duct tape), it's no wonder that some of our favorite fictional people exist merely because we like them enough. After all, viewers have the power to impeach any character's popularity simply because they're sick of their shenanigans. So pause your live streaming (and probably change out of that stale t-shirt) and vote for the ideal presidential leader from your favorite fictional characters below.
You Know Him As: Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury in The Avengers
Fury's Political Platform: "I still believe in heroes."
Appears In: Ultimate Spider-Man, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Iron Man, + more
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You Know Her As: Deputy Parks Director on Parks and Recreation
Knope's Political Platform: "You only get one chance to make a second impression."
Appears In: Parks and Recreation
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You Know Him As: Head of House Stark and Warden of the North on Game of Thrones
Stark's Political Platform: "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword."
Appears In: Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
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You Know Her As: Detective with the Manhattan SVU on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Benson's Political Platform: "We blame all kinds of people for creating monsters, why not ourselves?"
Appears In: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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