British Fictional Heroes
Some of the most fascinating and influential fictional characters have been British.
British heroes tend to be highly intelligent, well educated but flawed.
Sherlock Holmes. A logical and highly intelligent detective. Specialises in deductive reasoning. One of most famous quotes is 'When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.' Has an addiction to heroin and plays the violin.
John H. Watson, M.D., known as Dr. Watson
Simon Templar. A thief who works outside the law but targets the corrupt and immoral.
Robin Hood. A heroic outlaw who 'steals from the rich and gives to the poor
Harry Potter, A wizard responsible for defeating Voldemort.
James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth. A WW1 fighter pilot and adventurer.
Jean-Luc Picard. Supposedly French in ancestry but very British in demeanour.
Alan Quartermain. An explorer and adventurer.
Jane Marple. A detective investigator.
Tarzan. An orphan boy raised by apes
Reginald Jeeves. The manservant of 'Bertie Wooster'.
Richard Sharpe. A soldier of the Napoleonic wars who rises through the ranks.
Phileas Fogg. An adventurer who travels around the world in 80 days.
Tarzan (John Clayton, Earl of Greystoke)
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and (of course) Tim. The Famous Five.
Jim Hawkins of "Treasure Island"
Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe
John Rebus, the Edinburgh detective.
Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad
Horace Rumpole (of the Bailey)