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Sci-Fi Characters

Name these popular characters from science fiction television and movies.
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First submittedNovember 17, 2012
Last updatedAugust 28, 2015
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Clue
Character
He phoned home
E.T.
Never tell him the odds!
Han Solo
The most famous wookiee
Chewbacca
He used the force
Luke Skywalker
(spoiler alert) Father of ^
Darth Vader
Very short Jedi, he is
Yoda
He traveled in a TARDIS
The Doctor
Original Enterprise captain
Captain Kirk
Next-gen Enterprise captain
Captain Picard
Half-Vulcan Star Fleet officer
Spock
Robot who cleans up waste
on abandoned Earth
Wall-E
Girlfriend of the above
EVE
"Battlestar Galactica" pilot
or coffee shop
Starbuck
Clue
Character
Hasta la vista, baby
The Terminator
Newer, liquid metal version of ^
T-1000
Only survivor in "Alien"
Ellen Ripley
"Matrix" chosen one
Neo
Program who fights the above
Agent Smith
Bite his shiny metal you know what
Bender
Cyborg who patrols the streets of Detroit
RoboCop
Marine who befriends the Na'vi of Pandora
Jake Sully
Won't open the pod bay doors
Hal 9000
Owner of a Delorean time machine
Doc Brown
Teenager friend of the above
Marty McFly
"Back to the Future" bully
Biff Tannen
"Planet of the Apes" doctor
who must keep humans in check
Dr. Zaius
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level 60
Jan 12, 2013
Awesome quiz! Nevertheless, I see lots of comments about Captain Pike in your future, Quizmaster . . .
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level 83
Jun 26, 2013
Or Archer.
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level 25
Jul 1, 2013
I concur. Until "Enterpise", Captain Christopher Pike was the orginal Captain of the Enterprise. To get "Captain Kirk", the question would have to be "Orignal Enterpise NCC-1701-A Captain".
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level ∞
Jul 13, 2015
Pike and Archer will work now. :)
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level 66
Aug 27, 2015
Heh, doesn't seem like a major issue... anyone who knows Pike or Archer almost certainly knows Kirk... and anyone who is into quizzes enough to regularly visit a quiz site almost certainly knows that Kirk is the answer this type of quiz would be looking for.
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level 50
Aug 27, 2015
I'm at this site every day and went Pike first due to the wording. If it had asked Captain of the Enterprise in the original Star Trek Series, I would've gone Kirk; but because it asked for "original Enterprise captain", my brain said, "Kirk, no wait, Pike was the original." Of course if Pike didn't work, I would've just typed Kirk anyway without complaint.
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level 77
Jan 12, 2013
only 22% got the character in by far the highest grossing film of all time?
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level 66
Jul 17, 2014
Highest grossing or not, I've never seen it. Missed the question for that reason. :/
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level 66
Aug 27, 2015
Jake Sully isn't really a memorable name
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level 50
Aug 27, 2015
I must be in the 78% here that never cared to see it.
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level 70
Mar 5, 2017
Add my name to that list. ZERO desire to see it. I'd rather spend 2 hours watching paint dry.
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level 79
Jun 29, 2018
You can argue about whether or not Avatar was a memorable film. But I don't think anyone would argue that Jake Sully was a memorable character.
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level 77
Jul 14, 2018
I had no problem remembering him.
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level 27
Aug 28, 2018
i don't remember him at all. he was not a memorable character
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level 77
Dec 24, 2018
Then how was it so easy for me to remember him? Am I superhuman or something?
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level 68
Dec 24, 2018
Any franchise is bigger than any blockbuster film. Having said that, I at least got to "Jake" with the answer, but wouldn't be accepted. On the other hand, it would accept just Han and Luke.
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level 66
Jan 12, 2013
I was hoping for Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, maybe next time.
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level 35
Jan 12, 2013
With all the great Sci Fi Characters available, you reference 13 movies/tv series out of 25 answers, two of which are cartoons and only one prior to 1975. There are many memorable characters out there, Bender and Scully not being one.
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level 66
Jul 17, 2014
You watch your mouth! I love Bender! :D
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level 77
Apr 20, 2015
And 5 characters from the same movie that isn't even science fiction. The quiz isn't that bad but there are a lot of good true sci-fi characters out that that ended up shafted...
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level 77
Aug 30, 2015
Star Wars. Clues 2-6 on the quiz.
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level 37
Aug 31, 2015
How is Star Wars not science fiction?
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level 77
Jul 14, 2018
Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. It's a story about space wizards, queens, virgin births and prophecy. It's straight up fantasy with a spacey veneer. Science fiction is fiction that deals with possible futures and explores the potential ramifications and implications of developing science and technology on in to the future.
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level 68
Dec 24, 2018
Can only agree there. Thanks for pointing it out in such detail. Saves me doing it. :)
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level 67
Feb 7, 2019
But by that definition something like the first Back to the Future wouldn't be science fiction either. It takes place in the present day (at the time of its creation) and in the past, not any sort of possible future, and the time travel is completely divorced from any sort of real-world science, and so has nothing to do with any "implications of developing science, etc."
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level 77
Mar 8, 2019
Marlowe: I would classify Back to the Future as badly-written science fiction... or... non-serious science fiction. But if you wanted to call it fantasy, okay, I can see that. However, the premise to Back to the Future is that through a technological development (the flux capacitor) a scientist is able to invent a time machine. The movies then explore the potential consequences of this. You might say that the science is unsound and the exploration of this premise is absurd (and I'd agree with you)... but it at least tries to be science fiction. Star Wars doesn't even try. In the first second of film the first four words that appear on screen establish without any doubt that the film is NOT science fiction.
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level 79
Jun 29, 2018
If you watched Futurama, you would definitely remember Bender.
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level 32
Jan 12, 2013
Hm, looks like Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution indeed shares some background with RoboCop.
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level 61
Jan 25, 2013
I like the spoiler reference above!
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level 82
May 16, 2014
Why not something from Firefly? A lot of quizzes cycle the same set of characters, that'd be something else.
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level 82
May 16, 2014
Oh and what about Dr Who?!
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level 76
Aug 27, 2015
It already gives you Doctor without "the". That's already easy enough.
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level 76
Mar 3, 2015
How about just "Doc" instead of "Doc Brown?" You accept other first name onlys such as Luke ...
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level 82
Aug 27, 2015
His first name is Emmett (or Emmet). Doc is just a title.
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level 76
Aug 27, 2015
Well, obviously...
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level 79
Jun 29, 2018
Seeing that "doctor" is the correct answer for another question, accepting just "doc" probably doesn't make sense here.
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level 55
Aug 27, 2015
Would love to see a Space Balls reference. Maybe Lonestar or Lord Helmet
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level 77
Aug 27, 2015
Pizza the Hut
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level 71
Aug 27, 2015
I got 12...not a big Sci-Fi Guy
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level 50
Aug 27, 2015
Dr. Who doesn't work, but The Doctor does? Is there something about the show I don't know (OK, there's plenty I don't know because I only watched a little in the mid-80s and don't remember anything). Is "the doctor" someone not named Who (the guy on first)?
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level ∞
Aug 28, 2015
Dr. Who will work now.
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level 67
Oct 30, 2018
On the show itself, the character is only ever referred to as "The Doctor." When he introduces himself as such, a frequent response is "The Doctor? Doctor who?" Despite this, he's been listed in the credits of the show as "Doctor Who" and "Dr. Who" in addition to "The Doctor" for many years, so ::shrug::
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level 76
Aug 27, 2015
How about a few from my era ('50s and '60s) which must have been great because there were so many remakes of them. The Fly, The Blob, The Thing, The War of the Worlds, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Mummy, Attack of the 50-ft Woman...
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level 79
Jun 29, 2018
I've heard of all of those, even seen a few of them, but I certainly wouldn't be able to name any characters from them.
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level 67
Feb 7, 2019
Offhand, I could name the fly, the blob, the thing, the creature from the Black Lagoon, the mummy, and the 50-foot woman.
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level 57
Aug 27, 2015
Would someone please explain why "Dr. Who" does not work as an answer for the TARDIS item?
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level 76
Aug 28, 2015
It is not his name, that's why.
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level 50
Aug 28, 2015
It says a lot that Avatar is the biggest movie of all time, and yet nobody seems to remember what the main character's name is.
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level 33
Oct 11, 2015
EMMETT BROWN
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level 69
Nov 1, 2016
This quiz shows something I've often found - for its mind-boggling gross Avatar has had almost no pop culture impact. I've occasionally asked people if they can name a single character from that film, mostly the answer is no. Even here on a site that naturally tends towards people with high trivia knowledge, specifically on a quest about sci-fi characters, only a quarter of quiz takers could manage to get the name of the main character of the highest grossing film of all time.
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level 79
Jun 29, 2018
I mean, if you mention "blue aliens," people will generally recognize that as referring to Avatar, but yeah, no memorable characters and no quotable lines.
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level 70
Mar 5, 2017
Thought I'd find out by scanning the comments, but apparently I'm the only person on the planet who doesn't know who in the world "Bender" is. Anybody?
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level 78
Apr 18, 2018
from futurama
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level 79
Jun 29, 2018
Funnily enough, there was a whole episode in which Bender was obsessed with trying to ensure that he would be remembered. Guess it worked!
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level 51
Jan 22, 2018
I'm mildly surprised there's nothing from Dune or Mad Max on here.
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level 79
Jun 29, 2018
Is Mad Max science fiction? As for Dune, it's not as widely known as the other stuff on this quiz.
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level 77
Dec 24, 2018
Mad Max and Dune are both science fiction. If they accepted "Max" or "Mad Max" as type-ins that would be pretty easy. I'm guessing Paul Atreides would be guessed less than Dr. Zaius.
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level 34
Mar 8, 2019
I know this is years late, but Ripley was not the only survivor of the Nostromo: Jones the cat made it out, too.
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level 46
Mar 11, 2019
would have had a perfect score if I could have remembered how to spell Dr. Zaius