Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson in 42

Based on the real-life player Jackie Robinson, “42” is a biographical film about the integration of Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball. He was the first African-American player to break the color barrier when he was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and wore the number 42 for his entire professional career. In his honor, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 throughout the league.

Norman from Mighty Max

Norman from Mighty Max

In Mighty Max, Norman is Max’s Viking bodyguard, who after failing to prevent his father’s defeat, vowed to become the greatest warrior that ever lived. After a lifetime of battle, Norman was appointed by Virgil to his current role. He earned his immortality by defeating the Conqueror, an undefeated champion, and swore to defend the Mighty One with his life if necessary. As the Mighty One’s bodyguard, Norman is usually serious; but unlike Virgil, seems to enjoy Max’s carefree ways. Norman’s exploits through the ages were the basis of numerous legends, including Thor, Hercules, Samson, Lancelot, and Little John, presumably among others.

Dothraki Daenerys Targaryen

After being sold to Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) to be his bride, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) integrated herself into the Dothraki people. As such, the new Khaleesi adapted her way of dress to match their rough, nomadic lifestyle. This included wearing roughspun clothing, skins, and putting her hair into braids.

Ms Bellum

Ms. Bellum

In The Powerpuff Girls, Ms. Sara Bellum (voiced by Jennifer Martin) is the deputy of the mayor and not just a beauty, but the brains behind the operation. At least we assume she’s a beauty, we haven’t been able to glimpse her face as it’s always cut off from the screen or blocked by her lush red hair.

Spike Spiegel

In Cowboy Bebop, Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter and crew member aboard the Bebop, a converted interplanetary fishing vessel re-purposed for bounty hunting. Spike is lazy, carefree, and almost always smoking a cigarette.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald (Alison Pill) is a character in “Midnight in Paris.” Based on the real-life wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda is a fun-loving party girl who’s always decked out in lavish clothing and opulent jewelry.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket

“I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, your senior drill instructor.” Played by former, actual drill instructor R. Lee Ermey, he is the verbally abrasive, physically abusive, authoritarian marine corps drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket. Seemingly fueled by hatred, he’s armed to the teeth with an unlimited arsenal of nicknames and insults, ready to preemptively annihilate any cadet in his path. He wears the standard drill instructor uniform.

Diane Nguyen

Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie) is a Boston-born author, ghostwriter for BoJack (Will Arnett), and wife of Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins) in the show BoJack Horseman. She is one of the few main characters that is human. Whether she’s wearing her Starbucks apron or her staple green jacket, Diane always has telltale red/orange arrows on her clothes at the waist. Add these to an existing jacket with fabric paint (you can paint the yellow bands on her boots, too!)

Harold Hutchins

Harold Hutchins and his best friend George Beard are the creators of the comic book character, Captain Underpants, who comes to life after they hypnotize their principal, Mr. Krupps, into thinking he’s the superhero.

Bombshell Lois Lane

DC Bombshells is an alternate reality where female superheroes guard the homefront during WWII. In this universe, Lois Lane is reinterpreted as a reporter in the 1940’s. Just add a newspaper!