Who Is The Most Famous Fictional Character From Your State?
Some of our favorite fictional characters are so wonderful and relatable because they represent a very specific part of the US. The best fictional characters from every state speak to American truths at large while simultaneously embodying the quirks, mannerisms, and twangs of certain regions. Whether the most famous fictional character in every state is from a book, movie, or TV show, they entertain us and make us proud (or sometimes embarrassed) to call our state of residence "home."
From characters like Dwight Schrute of Pennsylvania serving up a twisted take on farm life to Ace Ventura acting crazy like Floridians are wont to do, these famous fictional characters from every state do a fantastic job of reppin' their state while contributing significantly to the melting pot that is American fiction.
Forrest Gump lived in a beautiful farmhouse with his Mama on a plantation located in the fictional town of Greenbow, AL. The endearing ping-pong champion embodies American optimism and the hardships of growing up in rural Alabama.
Gump reminds his audience that life is filled with a variety of choices, and each decision we make takes our lives on a different path that should be celebrated. Forrest Gump is a movie about acceptance, and Gump tells his remarkable story through the eyes of someone whom no one accepted as typical; it's also about a person who manned a shrimp boat and told the POTUS he had to pee.
In 1995, Forrest Gump won several Academy Awards, and there is seldom a person who doesn't know that life is like a box of chocolates.
The teacher turned crystal meth maker found a way to make the exorbitant amount of money needed for his cancer treatments. And while he often finds himself in some sticky situations, he also finds himself... that is, as a formidable drug lord. New Mexico is known as "The Land Of Enchantment," and we quickly find ourselves disenchanted with a man who goes from family man to an egomaniac of a drug lord. Also, many folks from Albuquerque, NM, say the show does an excellent job of portraying the city in a realistic manner.
Peter Griffin is the classic Irish-American Catholic guy from Rhode Island. He lives in the fictional town of Quahog with his family in a traditional Cape Cod style home. Peter's unfiltered style and endless desire to prove his masculinity is emblematic of his home state. The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council has created a tour in honor of Family Guy - an honor no other Rhode Island fictional character can claim to have.
He's the most famous bear in Jellystone Park and an American legend to boot. Everyone who picnics at a national park may check their surroundings twice to make sure someone "smarter than the av-er-age bear" doesn't steal their food. Some would argue Yogi's fame rivals that of another national park bear, Smokey.
He might never catch the Roadrunner, but that doesn't mean that he won't kill himself trying. Fortunately, this coyote appears to have more lives than a cat. And there is rarely a child or adult who doesn't recognize this hapless predator.
The Looney Tunes characters - including Wile E. Coyote - have been an American animation mainstay since 1930.
Eric Theodore Cartman of South Park, CO, is a South Park fan favorite, though the uninitiated may not understand why; after all, Cartman is vulgar, racist, and has a lengthy criminal record. Still, he has some pretty unforgettable catchphrases which have seeped into the American lexicon at large, like "Respect my authoritah!" and "Screw you guys, I'm going home."
Cartman managed to work his way into the hearts of '90s kids everywhere and he followed them into adulthood. Those same former '90s kids could share Cartman's affections for "cheesy poofs" with their children, and they could also teach their children everything they need to know about sweet revenge through Eric Cartman (like when Cartman fed Scott Tenorman chili, which turned out to be made from Scott's parents). Cartman is a born leader, and is so famous he even made a cameo on Futurama. Colorado should be proud of their angry, murderous, scheming adorable sociopath son.