These Fictional Characters Could Teach You More About Life Than Your School Ever Did

Sruthi P Nambiar

Inspiration can be found anywhere. Many of us these days find our ideals in fictional characters. We laugh and cry with them and experience the entire journey with them. We are inspired by these characters. I know that I am. These characters helped me get through difficult times and it is not just me. I bet there is one fictional character who helped you get through harsh situations too. And if you haven’t found that inspiring character yet, I hope this list helps you with that.

Here are some truly remarkable fictional characters. They are imperfect, but all of them hold qualities worth teaching. 


Tyrion Lannister and Samwell Tarly from Game of Thrones 

Game of Thrones, the television series, is a very well known show and so are the book series that it is inspired by, A Song of Ice and Fire. I think everyone in the Game of Thrones fandom will agree with me when I say that Tyrion Lannister is truly and inspirational character.

He is one of the “living” proof that knowledge can help you to great success. Education even today is not appreciated enough; it is taken for granted by many. Knowledge leads you to opening more boxes of opportunities which leads to more wisdom. Knowledge can be found in many places- schools, books and the lives of yours and others. The character of Tyrion Lannister shows us how important it is to be smart or to at least try and be smart.

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Another character who shows us that in the same show is Samwell Tarly. He is way more of a softer character than Tyrion but they are both who use their knowledge and wisdom as their shield and it has kept them alive for this long in that murderous show.

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Dean Winchester from Supernatural

Supernatural, a television series that is running on its 12th season at the moment. The character of Dean Winchester in the series is very much loved. But to many he has also been inspiring. Dean Winchester may not always be the intellect in the room, but he will always be the one with the big heart. He will fight till the end for his family and for the things he believes to be right. His character is known for his righteousness. He may not be the traditional righteous man but he sure is the modern righteous guy. In the story, his big heart and true dedication to doing what is ultimately the best for the world has saved the citizens of the world many a times.

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Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter

Harry Potter books and movie series is known by all. Though all the characters are highly inspiring Neville Longbottom has his own divine charm. Being a Gryffindor, he is expected to be brave. He showed us that bravery is not the same for everyone, it varies from person to person. Each of us are brave in our own way.

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Whereas, Luna Lovegood shows us how important it is to be our unique self. She showed us that we may seem different and awkward to others but there is a certain bliss and content in being yourself.

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These are just very few to name. There are many more out there waiting to be found by you. Many more to inspire you in ways you didn’t think you needed to be inspired. Many more out there ready to change your life forever. 

Look and you shall find a life beyond what you had expected.