25+ Classical ENTP Fictional Characters
by Lisa Sparrow
It’s no secret that ENTPs’ minds are bursting with random questions, most of which start with “What if?” After all, this is one of the best ways to start hypothetical questions!
So, if you’re an ENTP, chances are you’ve wondered “What if I were a fictional character?”
Sure, theorizing is fun, but if you’re interested in finding out the truth behind this question, we’re here to help!
In this article, we’ll explore 27 relatable ENTP fictional characters from TV shows, movies, and more to learn how Visionaries are portrayed in fiction. Let’s get started!
10 ENTP TV Show Characters
Let’s cut to the chase—here are 10 ENTP fictional characters from popular TV shows:
#1. Chandler Bing (Friends)
Without a doubt, Chandler is the most typical ENTP fictional character. Like most people with the ENTP personality type, he’s very charming despite being a bit socially awkward. He’s also famous for his deadpan sense of humor that helps him lighten up uncomfortable situations.
Like most Visionaries, Chandler struggles with a fear of commitment. Luckily, he overcomes it eventually, proving that ENTPs are more than capable of conquering their weaknesses!
#2. Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Tyrion is an excellent example of a well-developed ENTP fictional character. He doesn’t let insecurities get in his way, and he’s eager to challenge people’s assumptions about him. As typical of ENTPs, he strongly dislikes authority figures, which causes tension between him and his ENTJ father, Tywin.
Tyrion is quick-witted and intelligent, but what truly makes him special is his good use of extraverted feeling (Fe). Thanks to Fe, he builds strong connections with others and doesn’t hesitate to show empathy when the situation calls for it.
#3. Gina Linetti (Brooklyn 99)
As a dominant extraverted intuition (Ne) user, Gina always has something to say, and most of the time, her thoughts are rather chaotic and unconventional. She quickly makes connections between different concepts and is generally focused on abstract ideas instead of objective reality.
She’s very smart but has one major flaw—arrogance. Gina is extremely confident in herself and tends to put others down, which is why people either love her or hate her.
#4. Jeff Winger (Community)
ENTPs are no strangers to laziness and procrastination, and Jeff is no different. Like most assertive ENTPs, he avoids tedious tasks at all costs, believing that intelligence enables people to succeed in life without putting in any effort or work.
He also has a sharp tongue, but his persuasiveness and strong communication skills help him get away with pretty much anything. Although he can be full of himself, you simply can’t help but admire his spontaneous speeches!
#5. Felicity Smoak (Arrow)
Highly intelligent and curious, Felicity is an ENTP fictional character through and through. Although she was impulsive in college, she later became determined to positively influence the world.
Felicity displays all ENTP cognitive functions. She’s bursting with ideas (Ne) and genuinely cares about other people (healthy Fe). She also loves investigating how things work and fixing problems, which signifies introverted thinking (Ti). However, like most inferior introverted sensing (Si) users, she’s prone to overlooking fine details.
#6. Jim Halpert (The Office)
If you’re curious to see what ENTPs are like when they hate their jobs, you need to watch The Office.
Jim is stuck in a boring office job, but he always finds ways to make his days a little bit more joyful—even if it comes at other people’s expense. While sometimes he comes up with unconventional ideas to make his job more fun (remember the Office Olympics?), other times he entertains himself by pulling pranks on Dwight.
#7. Eve Polastri (Killing Eve)
Like most women with an ENTP personality type, Eve is ambitious, fearless, and clever. Besides strong intuition, she has great analytical thinking and problem-solving skills that help in her career as an investigator.
However, the truth is that even though she has a loving husband, Eve isn’t satisfied with her life and craves excitement. Many Visionaries will likely relate to this, as they tend to get bored easily and fear getting stuck in a rut.
#8. Hank Moody (Californication)
Impulsive and disorganized, Hank Moody is an unhealthy ENTP fictional character. He’s reckless to the point where his behavior becomes self-destructive, which might be attributed to his demon extraverted sensing (Se). He excessively indulges in all physical pleasures on Earth, including drugs.
Still, Hank has a handful of redeeming qualities. He’s charming (perhaps too much!), witty, and talented at writing, even though he rarely puts down his pen on paper due to his lack of ambition.
#9. Fleabag (Fleabag)
Fleabag is a good example of an unhealthy ENTP female character. She is highly detached from her emotions. Not only does she hide and ignore her feelings, but she also finds it difficult to connect with others. Also, she is quite morally corrupt, as she doesn’t mind manipulating others, stealing, and so on.
You might be surprised to find out that Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the actress who plays Fleabag, is often listed among ENTP celebrities!
#10. Dustin Henderson (Stranger Things)
Even though Dustin is still very young, it isn’t hard to tell that his personality type is ENTP. He always comes up with wild ideas and isn’t afraid of taking risks (even when others advise him against it!). On top of that, he’s funny, smart, and open-minded.
Interestingly, Dustin can be considered a true-to-life representation of ENTPs in fiction. Although these characters are often portrayed as overly harsh and manipulative, Dustin is a sweetheart. It’s impossible not to love him!
8 ENTP Movie Characters
If you’re passionate about movies, we have some great news for you!
ENTP fictional characters appear in many of the all-time greatest movies, including Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, and more. Let’s discover who they are and what makes them special!
#1. Captain Jack Sparrow (The Pirates of the Caribbean)
Jack Sparrow is one of the most intriguing ENTP fictional characters. Charming, eccentric, and extremely chaotic—very much a caricature of Visionaries. Yet, his over-the-top personality is exactly what makes him one of the most iconic characters in film history!
Although Jack Sparrow is a likable character, it’s hard to deny that he’s quite selfish and manipulative. He chases his dreams and interests with little regard for others, including Elizabeth.
#2. Olive Penderghast (Easy A)
Witty and bold, Olive is a brilliant example of an ENTP female. She has a curious and sharp mind, so she’s always open to learning new things and picking up new hobbies. And, as a true ENTP, Olive loves intellectual stimulation as much as cracking jokes!
However, what makes her character truly endearing is her kindness. Unlike most ENTPs in fiction, Olive is sensitive to people’s feelings. She tries to help everyone—even those she dislikes.
#3. Dr. Emmett Brown (Back to the Future)
Dr. Emmett Brown is another eccentric ENTP character, but that’s not the only thing that makes him unique. Although there’s a common stereotype that Visionaries are lazy, Doc is far from that!
Ambitious and positive, Dr. Emmett follows his dreams and believes that there’s nothing he can’t achieve (even though he wasted all of his wealth trying to build a time travel machine!).
#4. Mia Wallace (Pulp Fiction)
Let’s be fair—typing Mia isn’t easy, as she’s rarely sober. Due to her sensation-seeking behavior, she might come across as an ESFP or an ESTP. However, more likely than not, she’s an ENTP who gave in to her demon Se.
In conversations, Mia tends to jump from one topic to another and often uses metaphors to illustrate her thoughts (Ne). Also, she tends to categorize people into groups to make sense of them, which is common among Ti users.
#5. Summer Finn (500 Days of Summer)
Summer is another challenging character to type, as we mainly see her through Tom’s eyes. And, if you got the chance to see 500 Days of Summer, you know that his perception of her isn’t exactly accurate.
Nonetheless, if we had to describe Summer in one word, it would be mercurial. She gets bored easily and changes her opinions as quickly as her hairstyles. Like most ENTPs, she isn’t big on commitment. She also uses internal logic—”most marriages end in divorce these days, just like my parents”—to back up her views, which is a sign of Ti.
#6. Juno MacGuff (Juno)
It isn't hard to see why Juno is an ENTP. She’s witty, clever, and self-confident, which might be the reason why she’s generally disinterested in what others think about her.
Although she may seem quite childish and inappropriate, there’s more to her personality than snarky remarks and sarcasm. Despite being only sixteen years old, Juno is individualistic and responsible, which certainly helps her navigate the complexities of teen pregnancy.
#7. Frank Abagnale Jr. (Catch Me If You Can)
Frank is the personification of the saying “fake it till you make it”—and a great example of a cunning ENTP fictional character. Confident, resourceful, and manipulative, Frank could talk anyone into doing anything for him—that’s how persuasive he is!
Frank isn’t afraid to break rules (and even laws) to get what he wants. He sees life as his playground and takes advantage of opportunities as soon as they arise.
#8. Alex Delarge (A Clockwork Orange)
If there was a competition for the unhealthiest ENTP fictional character, there’s no doubt that Alex would win it. To put it mildly, his personality—just like his actions—is brutal and disturbing.
Alex has many positive qualities, such as creativity and a sharp mind, but uses them in the worst ways possible. Since he has no regard for consequences or authority, he recklessly follows his impulses and abuses people just for fun. His unpredictability makes him dangerous, to say the least.
6 Animated ENTP Characters
Are you a fan of animated movies and TV shows? Well, you’re in luck!
Animated characters who strongly resemble Visionaries are especially popular in adult cartoons, and they often take the spotlight as protagonists! Check it out for yourself:
#1. Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
Extremely intelligent yet selfish, Rick Sanchez is an unhealthy ENTP fictional character. Oftentimes, he comes across as a cynical nihilist, as he struggles to find meaning in life.
However, sometimes, Rick seems to care about others, especially Morty. He occasionally tries to help his grandson, such as the time when he manipulated Morty’s math teacher to improve his grades. Still, his egoism is undeniable—he typically only helps others when it benefits him in some way.
#2. BoJack Horseman (BoJack Horseman)
BoJack Horseman is a quintessential ENTP cartoon character who, like Rick, could be described as a misanthrope. While he deeply craves love and admiration, he has trouble connecting with people and doesn’t hesitate to take advantage of them.
Despite struggling to overcome several mental issues—including depression and substance abuse—BoJack manages to maintain the charm and dry sense of humor that are often associated with ENTPs. This makes him a complex character, as he flawlessly balances humor and tragedy.
#3. Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
Laid-back and sharp-witted, Bugs Bunny is a typical ENTP. He’s also adaptable, cunning, and charismatic, which helps him outplay his enemies and entangle them in his mind games.
Like most ENTPs, Bugs Bunny doesn’t usually initiate fights. As a tertiary Fe user, he initially tries to compromise with his enemies. However, when they take this for granted and refuse to listen to his logical reasoning (Ti), he isn’t scared of going to war against them!
#4. Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)
Jake the Dog is creative, easily distracted, and prone to boredom. He has plenty of hobbies and interests, including cooking, and loves going on adventures. Thanks to his open-mindedness and ability to perceive situations from different angles (Ne), he makes a great mentor for Finn.
Oftentimes, he’ll use metaphors to give Finn advice. For example, when Finn was struggling to enjoy the moment because of his relationship issues, Jake threw his favorite glass out of the window without thinking twice just to show him that it’s okay to let go of things that you love.
#5. Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
It’s clear as day that Jack Skellington is an ENTP fictional character—the whole premise of the movie revolves around the fact that he got bored of traditions and thus decided to shake things up!
Jack is a curious and creative problem solver. A big fan of innovation, he favors unorthodox solutions and novelty—a tell-tale sign of Ne. His auxiliary Ti is quite strong, too, and it’s most apparent when his fascination with Christmas causes him to research this holiday from top to bottom.
#6. Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
Adventurous, smart, and charismatic, Robin Hood is a Disney ENTP fictional character that embodies the rebellious spirit of Visionaries to a T.
He doesn’t like greedy authority figures and takes it upon himself to bring justice to Nottingham. Although his intentions are good—he simply wants to help the poor—Robin doesn’t mind breaking the law. Like many ENTPs, he is a firm believer that the ends justify the means!
3 ENTP Marvel Fictional Characters
If you’re wondering if there are ENTPs in the Marvel universe, the answer is short and simple—yes! Let’s see who they are.
#1. Tony Stark “Iron Man” (Iron Man)
Tony Stark is perhaps the most popular ENTP fictional character Marvel has ever created. Highly confident and intelligent, he often comes across as conceited. Yet, it’s undeniable that his sarcasm makes up for his arrogance—Tony’s remarks and jokes can brighten even the most intense situations!
Besides that, he’s also adaptable, brave, and rebellious. In a typical ENTP fashion, he doesn’t follow rules—unless he sets them himself.
#2. Princess Shuri "Black Panther" (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Shuri is a well-rounded ENTP fictional character. She’s incredibly smart, creative, and innovative, which isn’t surprising given that she’s an inventor. She’s focused on improving the present moment instead of preserving it. Naturally, most Visionaries will relate to her progressive mindset and dislike of tradition.
Shuri also has a great sense of humor. She’s witty, but she doesn’t push people’s boundaries. Her jokes usually come off as friendly banter, not insults, which shows that she has well-developed Fe.
#3. Deadpool (Deadpool)
Deadpool is a Marvel ENTP fictional character played by one of the most famous actors of the same personality type—Ryan Reynolds. Goofy and self-aware, Deadpool is renowned for breaking the fourth wall, which only adds to his charm!
To say that he’s talkative would be an understatement. He doesn’t take things seriously and is constantly running his mouth, even during combat. As a typical Ne user, he quickly spots connections between different things, which explains why he often makes references to pop culture.
And that concludes our list of ENTP fictional characters!
You’ve probably noticed that most of these characters share the following personality traits:
Since these qualities apply to heroes, villains, and everyone in between, it’s safe to say that ENTP fictional characters are defined by more than just their personality traits—it’s also important how they use them. After all, there’s a thin line between being charismatic and manipulative, intelligent and cunning, spontaneous and impulsive, and so on!