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Top 10 Fictional Canadians

VO: Rebecca Brayton
Script Written by Nick Spake. What do a certain Mountie, mutant, and pop sensation have in common? They all come from a proud Canadian heritage. Join WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 fictional Canadians. For this list, we’re taking a look at made-up characters of Canadian descent that people around the whole world are taking aboot. Special thanks to our users zendaddy621 for submitting the idea on our Suggestion Tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Fictional Canadians


What do a certain Mountie, mutant, and pop sensation have in common? They all come from a proud Canadian heritage. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 fictional Canadians.

For this list, we’re taking a look at made-up characters of Canadian descent that people around the whole world are taking aboot. This list is open to characters from any media franchise as long as they’re endearing, unique, and, of course, Canadian.

#10: Dudley Do-Right
“The Dudley Do-Right Show” (1969-70)

No list of Canadian characters would be complete without this jolly officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. First appearing as the star of a segment on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” Dudley bungled his way to his own show – and a live-action movie. The people Dudley Do-Right encounters on his misadventures are all typical archetypes straight out of the silent film era, including a mustachioed baddie, a damsel in distress, and a loyal horse. Dudley himself is far from your typical hero, though. He’s utterly incompetent, bumbling, and the last person who should have a position of authority. Sheer dumb luck always rewards Dudley’s good intentions, however, helping him to somehow always save the day.

#9: Anne Shirley
“Anne of Green Gables” franchise (1908-)

11-year-old Anne Shirley is both the youngest Canadian character on this list and the oldest. First appearing in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel, this redheaded orphan’s celebrated story was adapted into an Emmy-winning miniseries several decades later. Seen as an outcast due to her gender and gritty appearance, the fiery Anne reveals through her nerve and smarts the she’s years ahead of her time. Her unbreakable spirit not only made “Anne of Green Gables” a significant tale of feminism, but one of the highest-rated programs in Canadian television history too.

#8: Julian, Ricky & Bubbles
“Trailer Park Boys” franchise (2001-)

This band of Canadian lowlifes from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia’s Sunnyvale Trailer Park is led by Julian, whose countless get-rich-quick schemes traditionally backfire and occasionally land him in jail. His partner in crime, Ricky, shares a mutual love for alcohol, dope, cigarettes, and stealing. The voice of reason among the trailer park hooligans is Bubbles, a shed-dwelling man with a love for kitties, liquor and um... eggrolls? Although their lives might be a never-ending cycle of incompetence, their antics have still made them comedy icons and Canadian icons.

#7: Red Green
“The Red Green Show” (1991-2006)

Few Canadian characters have been as enduring as Steve Smith’s Red Green, appearing in 300 television episodes, a movie, live tours, and even his own newspaper column. Normally wearing a plaid shirt, red and green suspenders, and a hat, this handyman hosts a show from Possum Lodge, where he acts as lodge leader. Red’s ability to think outside the box usually amounts to contraptions that are equally inventive, funny, clunky, and ingenious. In addition to being handy, Red is full of profound insights, notably sanctioning the inestimable worth of duct tape.

#6: Terrance & Phillip
“South Park” franchise (1997-)

In terms of physical appearance, there isn’t much difference between Canadians and Americans. In the world of “South Park,” however, Canadians are distinguished with hollow, black eyes and flappy heads. Why? Maybe Matt Stone and Trey Parker just thought it would be more offensively hilarious. Canadian comedians Terrance and Phillip parallel Matt and Trey in many ways, often getting in hot water with censors for their controversial brand of humor. No matter how hard others try to silence the duo, however, nothing can stop them from lighting their arses on fire.

#5: Trevor Philips
“Grand Theft Auto V” (2013)

This is one Canadian the north is probably glad to be rid of. Trevor Philips demonstrates that drunken, psychopathic rednecks aren’t solely restricted to the south. They come from all corners of the world, including the “Canadian border region of America.” This unpredictable criminal has committed acts of murder, theft, and public indecency over at least half of North America. His unapologetic lack of a moral code is what makes Trevor the most entertaining character to play as in “Grand Theft Auto V” and arguably the whole “GTA” franchise.

#4: Scott Pilgrim
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010)

Scott Pilgrim might seem like your everyday Canadian slacker. He’s naive, soft-spoken, and about as threatening as...well, Michael Cera. But underneath all that Canadian innocence is a badass waiting to be awoken. Edgar Wright’s film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s series of graphic stories reeks of everything related to comic books, video games, and Canadian culture. Toronto natives will especially appreciate the movie’s subtle references to Second Cup, Pizza Pizza, and Loonies and Toonies. At the center of everything is Scott, who would take on the world, not to mention all of Canada, to win Ramona’s hand.

#3: Bob & Doug McKenzie
“SCTV” (1976-84)

With real-life Canuck Rick Moranis as Bob and real-life Canuck Dave Thomas as Doug, these Canadian, beer-drinking brothers host a talk show called “Great White North.” Their popular recurring sketch on “SCTV” pokes fun at everything associated with Canadians, including beer, winter clothing, beer, doughnuts, beer, hosers, and beer. Bob and Doug are undeniable stereotypes, but they never come off as offensive or mean-spirited – which is also a stereotype... The McKenzies’ biting satire touches on how others view Canadians and how Canadiansview themselves. Their openness to parody their own people has turned the brothers into a cultural phenomenon.

#2: Robin Scherbatsky
“How I Met Your Mother” (2005-14)

Robin Charles Scherbatsky, Jr. is as proud of her Canadian upbringing as she is ashamed of her former life as teen pop-star Robin Sparkles. Although she’s settled in New York and virtually ditched her accent, she’s still Canadian at heart with a passion for the Vancouver Canucks and beavers. Her friends might make fun of her Canadian roots and rarely get her references, but nothing can break Robin’s unrelenting homeland pride. Also, be sure to check out some of her music videos. “You won’t be sorry.”

Before we take a trip up north to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- The Cross-Dressing Lumberjack
“Monty Python’s Flying Circus” (1969-74)
- Mr. Canoehead
“Four on the Floor” (1986)
- Jack ‘Danny’ Baker
“30 Rock” (2006-13)
- Constable Benton Fraser
“Due South” (1994-99)

#1: Wolverine
“X-Men” franchise (2000-)

Wolverine is a household superhero name, but unless you loyally followed the comics, cartoons, and movies, you probably missed the fact that this mutant with razor sharp claws is actually Canadian. While it was tempting to include fellow Canadian mutant Deadpool here, nobody can top Wolverine. This character asserts thatCanadians aren’t all about good manners and curling. They can be just as cool, courageous, and kick-ass as another other nationality. Wolverine is the clear standout among a diverse group of X-Men and this diverse list of Canadian characters.

Do you agree with our list? Who’s your favorite fictional Canadian, eh? For more entertaining Top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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