10 Influential People Who Don't Exist In The Real World

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We have examples of people so much influential that the whole human nation was restructured because of them. Whatever features or qualities they possessed were enough to change the way of thinking of millions and it actually did. However, they are certain influential people who have changed a lot of things today but never really existed.

Like story writers create some fictional characters, there are very famous people imprinted in our brains who are believed to be actually existent but are just fictional. Someone created them somewhere and provided the people with facts maybe that they blindly believed them to be real and set them their ideals.

Lets take a look at some of the most famous ‘made-up’ personalities that dont exist in the real world.

10) Walter Mitty

Number 10 at 10 Influential People Who Don't Exist In The Real World

Walter Mitty is a fictional character from ‘The Secret life of Walter Mitty’ by James Thurber. He is a humble and mild man who is most commonly a daydreamer. His life mostly revolves around the daydreaming he does. The character’s name however is now a term in major dictionaries defining him to be someone who is an ‘ordinary person and indulges himself in fantastic daydreams of personal triumph’.

9) Daedalus & Icarus

Number 9 at 10 Influential People Who Don't Ecist In The Real World

Daedalus and Icarus were fictional characters who introduced the concept of flying for human beings. It is they who indirectly gave birth to the airplanes. However, as believed by many to be actually existent, they are just a Greek myth. According to stories, the father of Icarus, Daedalus build mechanical wings for his son which enabled him to fly in the air.

8) Uncle Sam

Number 8 at 10 Most Influential People Who Dont Exist In The Real World

Uncle Sam (U.S) is no real man but a symbolization of the United States which was created by the American Soldiers in the war of 1812 in which they would receive meat packets labelled ‘Samuel Wilson from Troy’. So the ‘Sam’ comes from ‘Samuel’ and ‘Uncle’ was just added up by the soldiers. Uncle Sam was then identified as the powerful government of US.

7) Marlboro Man

Number 7 at 10 Influential People Who Dont Exist In The Real World

The Marlboro man campaign was launched to convince men to smoke filtered cigarettes. In the advertisements, this Marlboro man is shown to be smoking filtered cigarettes and also living the ideal American life but there was no such person that existed, this was just a made up story. Someone who tries to be like him will soon dye of lung cancer and no, there was never this invincible Marlboro Man.

6) Barbie

Number 6 at 10 Influential People Who Dont Exist In The Real World

The Barbie, which is a fictional character in its roots, is featured in multiple English movies, and is a source of inspiration and a role model for major teenage girls. There is no real Barbie that ever existed. Barbie is among the top characters who have influenced girls the most and was invented by Ruth Handler in 1959.

5) Santa Claus

Number 5 at 10 most influential people who dont exist in the real world

So that old man who comes and gives presents to kids on Christmas exists? That is what people used to believe until they grew up. But if we track back this man to see who the actual Santa was, we’ll get to no one because there was never a real concept behind this Santa man. There is also no concept of the Santa in Christianity.

4) Robin Hood

Number 4 at 10 most influential people who dont exist in the real world

Robin Hood is a thief (let’s use some direct language here) who works for the poor by providing them with money that he steals from the rich and that is probably all Robin Hood is about. Hood is mentioned in multiple movies and novels and was invented (yes) in the 14th Century. The existence of Robin Hood is doubtful because there is no actual proof of that.

3) Romeo & Juliet

Number 3 at 10 influential people who dont exist in the real world

The famous Romeo and Juliet were in fact Shakespeare’s own creations. There never existed such a couple that we know who took passionate love to the next-level and eventually died for one another. These two characters changed the definition of love for many however, the credit goes to Shakespeare’s mind and not some actually existent couple.

2) Sherlock Holmes

Number 2 at 10 influential people who dont exist in the real world

Sherlock Holmes is a detective by profession and no, he is not like the ‘normal’ detectives. Sherlock Holmes, as shown in various movies and novels, was such a professional who had the ability to solve the most complex mysteries is minutes. His amazing senses would make him identify a criminal by the shirt he’s wearing (seriously :p). However, in just fiction such things happen. Sherlock can however be linked to Dr. Joseph Bell who also had amazing observational skills.

1) Big Brother

Number 1 at 10 Most Influential People Who Dont Exist In The Real World

‘Big Brother is Watching You’. Yup, that is the concept behind the big brother who is believed to be ever watchful. Whenever a privacy concern rises, people use this name of Big Brother in the protests. Big Brother does not really has a real history though, he was introduced in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.



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