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12 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

We can read incessant lists about the influential people all over the world, what they do, how they inspire us with their existence.

I'm talking about the physical existence. In the fictional universe, too, there exist some people - fictional, of course, who inspire us the most. About me, I tell you, I'm moved by the fictional character more than the real ones. They carry a message within their souls, enticing us to make a difference in the world. This is how, sometimes, these maestros, inspire us writers to create our own worlds and take a step towards changing the world our way.

Read on to find out, who these fictional folks were, and how they changed our life entirely. Here's a list of most influential people who never lived.

12 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

12 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

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1. Santa Claus

1. Santa Claus

Santa Claus has been one of the most influential people - in families. As they say, Santa would leave them nothing if they misbehaved. Parents could straighten their children by threatening about Santa - His Naughty or Nice List. If they've been good this year, Santa may leave them presents, and 'bupkis', if they are on his naughty list. 

Seriously, this is one way of stopping tantrums. 

Spoiler alert, kids, SANTA CLAUS DOESN'T EXIST...

2. Barbie

2. Barbie

Barbie has been an ultimate influence for little girls. I remember when my mother used to promise me a Barbie doll if I scored well in my exams. (easier days...) *sighs* 

Barbie has been a perfect fit for almost female lifestyle choice, and has been an icon for little girls since years.

3. Romeo and Juliet

3. Romeo and Juliet

While Romeo and Juliet have given most of us 'relationship goals', the output being the acclivity of divorce rates. Most of us fantasize a perfect relationship like them, but take note, friends - not all relationships are perfect. They require a lot of work to smooth it up. As they say in the memes for all the reasonable couples - Still a better love story than Romeo and Juliet. 

4. Robinhood

4. Robinhood

Robinhood's existence has always been in debate. Some believe he exists, some doesn't. Robinhood is considered a hero - in fact, he's a thief. He stole from the rich and donated to the poor. He may or may not be inspiring us by his philosophy. I believe, we all should learn from him. *laughs*

5. Rosie, the Riverter

5. Rosie, the Riverter

Another one for girls. Rosie, the Riveter was one of the most influential events of the Second World War. I know this name doesn't ring a bell, but, surely this picture does. Rosie inspired the entire generation of women by getting out of their homes and work in the factories.

6. Don Quixote

6. Don Quixote

Most people haven't read Don Quixote. Still, most people understand what the character represents. Believing himself to be a knight, Don Quixote gets wrapped up in many situations in which he misinterprets his role and as a result, upsets and irritates many people. His lack of grasp on reality has endured throughout time and he still represents the bumbling fool today.

7. Prince Charming

7. Prince Charming

This is another 'boyfriend goals' for all the girls out there. Daydreaming isn't wrong, but relating it to the reality is. The concept of Prince Charming leaves them feel betrayed, unworthy, which is totally uncalled for. 

Recommended for you: You Don't Need A Disney Prince To Validate Your Existence.

8. Walter Mitty

8. Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty is an ultimate inspiration for all. The movie revolves around a photo editor at a magazine who loved to daydream about being someone else, or being at some other place.The role of Walter Mitty is played by Ben Stiller. To find a missing negative, which was then possessed by a renowned photographer (role played by Sean Penn), he decides to travel the world to find that missing negative.

Here's the official trailer of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

9. King Arthur

9. King Arthur

King Arthur was a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders. Some scholars argue that King Arthur never existed. His subject of existence is still in debate.

10. The American Cowboy

10. The American Cowboy

This one is for guys, of course. The American Cowboy is an ideal for masculinity, defense for justice and protecting women and children. However, the American Cowboy is simply a concept, not a real man.

11. James Bond

11. James Bond

His last name is enough to introduce him. He is a perfect epitome of class, stealth and style. He is like wine; gets better with age.

Recommended for you: Who Is The Next Bond?

12. The Marlboro Man

12. The Marlboro Man

'The Marlboro Man' influenced men to smoke cigarettes with filters. This fact existed only in women's market. This campaign was so successful that every man started smoking cigarette with filters.

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