List of fictional nobility

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This is a list of fictional nobility that have appeared in various works of fiction. This list is organized by noble rank and limited to well-referenced, notable examples of fictional members of nobility.

Dukes and duchesses[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "duke" or "duchess".

Fictional duke or duchess Work Notes
The Duke of Alasia King of Cadonia The reluctant heir presumptive to the throne of Cadonia and the father of Princess Marie.[1][2]
Duchess Annagovia Discworld The ruler of the Duchy of Borogravia.[3]
Leto I Atreides Dune The Duke of House Atreides, and the father of Paul Atreides.[4]
Duke Aymon Matter of France The Duke of Dordone, the son of Doon de Mayence, and the father of Renaud de Montauban.[5]
Duke Corsus The Worm Ouroboros One of the war leaders of Witchland's armies.
The Duke of Crowborough Downton Abbey A potential suitor of Lady Mary Crawley and a past lover of Thomas Barrow.[6][7]
The Duke of Denver "Lord Peter Wimsey" novels and stories A title held by multiple members of the family of the protagonist Lord Peter Wimsey.
The Duchess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland One of the inhabitants of Wonderland.[8][9]
Grand Duke Gaspard and Grand Duchess Florianne de Chalons Dragon Age: Inquisition The only surviving first cousins of the Empress of Orlais, the children of her aunt Princess Melisande.[10]
Duke Duralumin Princess Knight The evil duke who inherits the throne of Silverland.[11]
Isabella de Frissac Isabella A duchess who goes on adventures.
The Duchess of Epsom Belinda Blinked series Gertrude, the Duchess of Epsom, is one of Belinda Blumenthal's numerous lovers and the overall head of British intelligence.
Gloriant Gloriant The duke of Bruuyswijc.[12]
The Grand Duke Cinderella (Disney film) The King's advisor, assistant, and organizer.[13]
Dorian Hawkmoon The History of the Runestaff The Duke of Köln and an incarnation of the Eternal Champion.[14][15]
Duke Igthorn Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears The main villain of the series who rules the land and castle of Drekmore and has an army of ogres.[16][17][18]
Teteru Lemercier The World Is Still Beautiful The reigning duke of the Rain Dukedom and the father of Princess Nike Lemercier.
Grand Duke Leonid The Grand Duke A Russian grand duke on a diplomatic visit to the United States.[19]
The Duke of Monroth Moulin Rouge! An emotionally unstable duke who wants everything to go his way.[20]
Alaric Morgan Deryni novels The seventh Duke of Corwyn.[21]
Naimon Matter of France The Duke of Bavaria.[22]
Duke Orsino Twelfth Night The Duke of Illyria.[23]
The Grand Duke of Owls Rock-a-Doodle A giant magical owl and the main villain of the film.[24][25] In the original play Chantecler on which the film Rock-a-Doodle is loosely based, the character is simply called "the Grand Duke".[26]
Alaric Pendlebury-Davenport Blandings stories The Duke of Dunstable.[27]
Prospero The Tempest The rightful Duke of Milan and the father of Miranda.[28]
Duke de Richleau Appeared in 11 novels, starting with the novel The Forbidden Territory A duke who has a multinational life.
The Duke and Duchess of Soleanna Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) The previous rulers of the fictional island country of Soleanna and the parents of Princess Elise.
Susan Sto Helit Discworld The Duchess of Sto Helit.[29]
Duchess Sophie von Teschen The Illusionist The love interest of Eisenheim the illusionist.[30][31]
The Duke of Velcronia Sonic Underground The minor antagonist of the series.
Sam Vimes Discworld The Duke of Ankh.[32][33][34]
The Duke of Weselton Frozen An antagonist in the film.[35]
The Duke of Zill Felix the Cat: The Movie The evil ruler of the Land of Zill who takes over the Kingdom of Oriana with his robotic army.[36] He is the uncle of Princess Oriana.[36]

Marquesses and marchionesses[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "marquess" or "marchioness".

Fictional marquess or marchioness Work Notes
Marquis Thomas d'Apcher Brotherhood of the Wolf (a.k.a. Le Pacte des loups) A protagonist and narrator.[37][38]
Marquis de Carabas "Puss in Boots" A poor low-born young man who, with the help of his intelligent cat, gains the wealth and status of a nobleman.[39] Later variations of this character include the following:
Charles Darnay A Tale of Two Cities A wealthy Frenchman who gains the title of Marquis around the time of the French Revolution.
Emilia Sítio do Picapau Amarelo The Marchioness of Rabicó.
Marquis St. Evrémonde A Tale of Two Cities A pitiless and arrogant French aristocrat, and the uncle of Charles Darnay.[43]
The Marquis de Lantenac Ninety-Three A commander of a group of royalists during the French Revolution.[44]
The Marquis de la Tour d'Azyr Scaramouche A cruel French nobleman.[45]
Carla Rosón Caleruega Elite She is the daughter of a marquess and is extremely wealthy.[46]
Hugh MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire Downton Abbey A Scottish nobleman and relative of the Crawleys.[47][48][49]

Counts and countesses[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "count" or "countess".

Fictional count or countess Work Notes
Count Alucard Son of Dracula The son of Count Dracula.
Athos The d'Artagnan Romances The Count de la Fère, and one of the three Musketeers.
Josephine Balsamo "Arsène Lupin" stories The Countess of Cagliostro.
Count Baltar Battlestar Galactica The leading antagonist in the series, who betrayed humanity by helping the Cylons.
Pierre Bezukhov War and Peace A central character in the story.
Count Bleck Super Paper Mario The main antagonist of the game, who seeks to destroy the universe.
Count Bloodcount Looney Tunes A vampire.
Count Bobby Anthologies of collected jokes. Also films including The Adventures of Count Bobby, The Sweet Life of Count Bobby, and Count Bobby, The Terror of The Wild West A fictional Viennese comic figure.
Tracy Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service (novel), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film) The Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo, and a Bond girl.
Carnivore Marvel Comics His real name is Andreas Zorba. He is a Greek count.
Count Chocula Monster cereals Advertising mascot for "Count Chocula" breakfast cereal.
Count von Count Sesame Street A friendly vampire-like character who is obsessed with counting everything.
Cora Crawley Downton Abbey The Countess of Grantham.
Violet Crawley Downton Abbey The Dowager Countess of Grantham.
Lara Croft Tomb Raider The 11th Countess of Abbingdon.[50]
Edmond Dantès The Count of Monte Cristo The main character of the story.
Tony DiMera Days of Our Lives A member of the upper-class Italian DiMera family.
Count Dooku Star Wars The Count of Serenno, a Separatist leader, and a Sith apprentice of Palpatine.
Count Dracula Dracula A vampire and the title character of the story. Later variations of this character include the following:
Count Duckula Count Duckula A vampire duck.
Count Fenring Dune A friend, advisor, and agent of Emperor Shaddam IV.
Count Floyd Second City Television (SCTV), The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, A fictional horror host and vampire played by comic actor Joe Flaherty.
Count Gauthier Count Gismond One of two counts in the poem, the other being the title character Count Gismond.
The Countess Gertrude Gormenghast The 76th Countess and Titus Groan's mother.
Count Gismond Count Gismond The title character in the poem.
Harpy DC Comics Her real name is Countess Denise de Sevigne. She is an aviator, the sister of Andre de Sevigne, and an enemy of the Enemy Ace.
Count Iblis Battlestar Galactica An alien.
Carmilla / Mircalla, Countess Karnstein Carmilla A vampire.
Elisabeth von Lahnstein Verbotene Liebe The Countess of Lahnstein.
Countess Palatine Ingrid von Marburg Salem The last and oldest member of a line of Germanic witches.
Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan Saga Also known as Countess Vorkosigan. She is a citizen of Beta Colony.
Count Nefaria Marvel Comics A wealthy Italian aristocrat and supervillain.
Count Olaf A Series of Unfortunate Events The main antagonist in the series.
Count Orlok Nosferatu A vampire based on Count Dracula.
Count Paris Romeo and Juliet A suitor of Juliet.
Count Andreas Petofi Dark Shadows A powerful warlock.
Comte de Rochefort The d'Artagnan Romances An initial foe and later friend of d'Artagnan.
Countess Vera Rossakoff The Big Four A Russian aristocrat.
Nikolai Rostov War and Peace The brother of Vera Rostova, Natasha Rostova and Petya Rostov.
Petya Rostov War and Peace The youngest member of the Rostov family.
Natasha Rostova War and Peace The daughter of Ilya Rostov.
Count Vertigo DC Comics A supervillain and the last descendant of a royal family of a fictional Eastern European country.
Aral Vorkosigan Vorkosigan Saga An aristocrat, military member, and politician.
Miles Vorkosigan Vorkosigan Saga A protagonist of the series.
Piotr Vorkosigan Vorkosigan Saga The father of Aral Vorkosigan and the grandfather of Miles Vorkosigan.
Count Weirdly Slylock Fox & Comics for Kids A mad scientist who lives in a castle and commits mischief.
Strahd von Zarovich Dungeons & Dragons A vampire and the ruler of the land of Barovia.


These are fictional characters with the title of "earl".

Fictional earl Work Notes
Robert Crawley Downton Abbey The Earl of Grantham.
Lord Emsworth Blandings stories The Earl of Emsworth and the head of the Threepwood family.
Robert Fitzooth Some "Robin Hood" stories He is Robin Hood in some stories that depict him as a dispossessed Earl of Huntingdon.
Uncle Fred Blandings stories The Earl of Ickenham.
Lord Glenallan The Antiquary The Earl of Glenallan.
Titus Groan Gormenghast The 77th Earl of Groan.
Earl Haraldson Vikings The Earl of Kattegat during season 1 of the series.
The Earl of Lemongrab Adventure Time An antagonist and the first being Princess Bubblegum created.
Thomas Lynley Inspector Lynley series, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries The Earl of Asherton, and a detective.
Camber MacRorie Deryni novels The Earl of Culdi.
Melrose Plant Richard Jury series of mystery novels The Earl of Caverness.
Sepulchrave Titus Groan The 76th Earl of Groan and Titus Groan's father.
Cyril Sheldrake DC Comics The second of three superheroes to go by the name "The Knight". He inherits the title Earl of Wordenshire after the death of his father Percival Sheldrake.
Percival "Percy" Sheldrake DC Comics The Earl of Wordenshire and the first of three superheroes to go by the name "The Knight".
Lord Snooty The Beano A comic strip character.
Roderick Spode Jeeves stories The Earl of Sidcup.
John Arthur Molyneux Errol Little Lord Fauntleroy The Earl of Dorincourt

Viscounts and viscountesses[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "viscount" or "viscountess".

Fictional viscount or viscountess Work Notes
Viscountess Adele von Ascham Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Daughter of Viscount Ascham, she was to inherit the title after the conspiracy around her parents' assassinations was debunked but fled from her home country before she was given the title.
Raoul de Bragelonne The d'Artagnan Romances The Vicomte (Viscount) of Bragelonne.
Viscount Raoul de Chagny The Phantom of the Opera A childhood friend and love interest of Christine Daaé.
Lady Dalrymple Persuasion A viscountess and a cousin of Sir Walter Elliot.
Viscount Marlowe Dumar Dragon Age II The ruler of the city-state of Kirkwall, in the Free Marches, beginning in the year 9:21 Dragon.
Henry Montague The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Main character of the novel by Mackenzi Lee. Viscount of Disley.
Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton The Viscount Who Loved Me Viscount and head of the Bridgerton Family in the Julia Quinn books and Netflix series
Viscount Hundro Moritani Dune franchise, including Paul of Dune The head of House Moritani.

Barons and baronesses[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "baron" or "baroness".

Fictional baron or baroness Work Notes
Baron Bedlam DC Comics His real name is Baron Frederick DeLamb. He is a supervillain from the fictional country of Markovia.
Baron and Baroness Bomburst Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The tyrants of the fictional country of Vulgaria and the main antagonists of the film.
Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent Ever After The wicked stepmother of the film's heroine, Danielle de Barbarac.
Baroness Paula von Gunther DC Comics A supervillain and an enemy of Wonder Woman.
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen Dune The head of House Harkonnen and a main villain who is the arch-enemy of House Atreides.
Baron Mordo Marvel Comics A Transylvanian nobleman and a supervillain.
Baron Munchausen First appeared in Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia A fictional German nobleman loosely based on the real historical baron Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen.
Baron Leo von Halkein Guiding Light Baron in Andorra. The ex-husband of Alexandra Spaulding and father of India von Halkein.
Porthos The d'Artagnan Romances Baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds. He is one of the three Musketeers.
Baron von Redberry Baron von Redberry Advertising mascot for "Baron von Redberry" breakfast cereal.
Baron Strucker Marvel Comics A supervillain and one of the leaders of Hydra.
Sir Roger, Baron de Tourneville The High Crusade A medieval English baron who captures an alien spacecraft and eventually gains a space empire.
Heinrich Zemo Marvel Comics The 12th Baron Zemo and a supervillain.
Helmut Zemo Marvel Comics The 13th Baron Zemo, the son of Heinrich Zemo, and a supervillain.

Baronets and baronetesses[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "baronet" or "baronetess".

Fictional baronet or baronetess Work Notes
Sir Buckstone Abbott Summer Moonshine A baronet trying to sell his house.
Sir Anthony Absolute The Rivals A wealthy baronet and the father of Captain Jack Absolute.
Sir Michael Audley Lady Audley's Secret A wealthy middle-aged widower.
Sir Charles Baskerville The Hound of the Baskervilles A baronet who is found dead under mysterious circumstances.
Sir Henry Baskerville The Hound of the Baskervilles The nephew and heir of Sir Charles Baskerville.
Sir Paul Berowne A Taste for Death A former Minister of the Crown.
Sir Thomas Bertram Mansfield Park The uncle of Fanny Price.
Sir Percy Blakeney The Scarlet Pimpernel A wealthy English baronet who is secretly a hero known as the Scarlet Pimpernel who rescues French aristocrats from being executed during the French Revolution.
Sir Hilary Bray On Her Majesty's Secret Service A genealogist at the London College of Arms whom James Bond impersonates during a mission.
Sir Felix Carbury The Way We Live Now A young baronet and the son of Matilda, Lady Carbury.
Sir Clifford Chatterley Lady Chatterley's Lover The husband of Lady Constance Chatterley.
Sir Gervase Chevenix-Gore Dead Man's Mirror An elderly baronet who sent a letter summoning Hercule Poirot to his house, where Poirot finds his dead body.
Sir Robert Chiltern An Ideal Husband A member of the House of Commons.
Sir Francis Clavering Pendennis A member of Parliament and a gambler.
Sir Hugh Clavering The Claverings An affluent and selfish baronet.
Sir Pitt Crawley Vanity Fair A crude baronet whose oldest son is also called Pitt.
Sir George Crofts Mrs. Warren's Profession The business partner of Mrs. Kitty Warren.
Sir Leicester Dedlock Bleak House A conservative baronet.
Sir Walter Elliot Persuasion A vain baronet.
Sir Austin Feverel The Ordeal of Richard Feverel The father of Richard Feverel.
Sir Charles Fraith Agatha Raisin A friend of Agatha Raisin.
Sir Gilbert Galbraith (a.k.a. "Gibbie") Sir Gibbie A poor mute boy and the title character of the story.
Sir Percival Glyde The Woman in White The fiancé and later husband of Laura Fairlie.
Sir Julius Hanbury "Ghost in the Machine" (an episode of Inspector Morse) A baronet whose paintings have been stolen, and who is found dead.
Sir Topham Hatt ("The Fat Controller") The Railway Series, Thomas & Friends The Controller of the North Western Railway.
Sir Alan Lewrie Alan Lewrie naval adventure series of novels A captain in the Royal Navy during the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.
Sir Hugo Mallinger Daniel Deronda A wealthy gentleman, and the guardian of Daniel Deronda.
Sir Despard Murgatroyd Ruddigore Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd's younger brother, who took the title of baronet believing that Ruthven was dead, but later transfers it to Ruthven once he finds out that Ruthven is alive.
Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd Ruddigore He starts out disguised as a farmer under the name "Robin Oakapple", but later accepts his rightful identity as a baronet.
Sir Gregory Parsloe Blandings stories The 7th Baronet, and a neighbor and rival of Lord Emsworth.
Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre The Sorcerer An elderly baronet and the father of Alexis Pointdextre.
Sir Ross Poldark The Twisted Sword, a novel in the Poldark series He becomes a baronet in this novel.
Sir Thomas Sharpe Crimson Peak An English baronet who travels with his sister, Lucille Sharpe, to the United States on a business trip.
Sir Robert Smithson The French Lieutenant's Woman The uncle of Charles Smithson.
Sir Anthony Strallan Downton Abbey A suitor of Lady Edith Crawley.
Sir Archie Strume The Sixth Column: A Singular Tale of our Times The tenth baronet of Antenor Hall, and Peter Fleming’s chief protagonist in this spy novel.
Sir Helmsley Thwarte The Buccaneers The father of Guy Thwarte.
Sir Dudley Valance The Stranger's Child The younger brother of Cecil Valance.
Sir Arthur Wardour The Antiquary A Scottish baronet.
Sir Percy Ware-Armitage Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines A British pilot who cheats in an air race.

Lords and ladies[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "lord" or "lady".

Fictional lord or lady Work Notes
Angrod The Silmarillion A lord of the Noldor.
Lord Argoz The Voyage of the Dawn Treader One of the Seven Great Lords of Narnia.
Lord Asriel His Dark Materials A member of the aristocracy in a parallel universe.
Elaine of Astolat Arthurian legend A lady from the castle of Astolat.
Petyr Baelish A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A cunning and ambitious lord.
Lady Bane Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears An evil witch and a recurring villain in the series. She is a love interest of Duke Igthorn.
Banquo Macbeth A general and an initial ally of Macbeth.
Cutler Beckett Pirates of the Caribbean film series The chairman of the East India Trading Company.
Lord Bern The Voyage of the Dawn Treader One of the Seven Great Lords of Narnia. He later becomes the Duke of the Lone Islands.
Edmund, Lord Blackadder Blackadder II A nobleman in the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
Roose Bolton A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A cruel lord.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh Pride and Prejudice The widow of Sir Lewis de Bourgh.
Bronn A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A lord and knight.
Lord Buckethead Inspired by a character in Hyperspace A British satirical political candidate.
Oliver B. Bumble Tom Puss, The Dragon That Wasn't (Or Was He?) An anthropomorphic bear who is also a lord who lives in a castle.
Lady Byrne Holby City The mother of Joseph Byrne.
Lord Byrne Holby City The father of Joseph Byrne, and the husband of Lady Byrne.
Grace Cavendish Lady Grace Mysteries A detective and a maid of honour of Queen Elizabeth I.
Celeborn The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales Lord Celeborn and his wife Lady Galadriel are the co-rulers of the realm of Lothlórien.
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward Thunderbirds The daughter of aristocrat Lord Hugh Creighton-Ward, a fashion model, and a secret agent.
Lord Darcy "Lord Darcy" stories A detective in an alternate history world.
Denethor The Lord of the Rings Lord and Steward of Gondor.
Lord Drinian The Chronicles of Narnia The captain of the Dawn Treader and an advisor and friend of King Caspian X.
Lord Dundreary Our American Cousin An idiotic English nobleman.
Elrond The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales The Lord of Rivendell.
Lady Claire of Eltham Timeline Also known as Lady Claire d'Eltham. She is the widow of a knight and owns lands in both England and France during the Hundred Years' War. Lady Claire is portrayed differently in the 2003 film adaptation, in which she is French instead of English, and is the sister of French commander Arnaut de Cervole.
Erkenbrand The Two Towers The Lord of the Westfold.
Lord James Montgomery Falsworth Marvel Comics He is the first of three superheroes to go by the name "Union Jack".
Lord Farquaad Shrek The ruler of Duloc and a main villain.
Forlong the Fat The Return of the King The Lord of Lossarnach.
George Fox-Selwyn Montmorency series A wealthy British aristocrat, an undercover agent, and a friend of Montmorency.
Galadriel The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales Lady Galadriel and her husband Lord Celeborn are the co-rulers of the realm of Lothlórien.
Lord Gast The Chronicles of Prydain A vassal of King Smoit and a rival of Lord Goryon.
Girion The Hobbit Lord of Dale during Smaug's attack on the city, and an ancestor of Bard the Bowman.
Lord Glenarvan In Search of the Castaways, The Mysterious Island A wealthy Scottish noble.
Lord Goryon The Chronicles of Prydain A vassal of King Smoit and a rival of Lord Gast.
Lord John Grey Outlander A member of the British Army.
Lord Halewijn Heer Halewijn An evil magical being who murders people.
Helspont WildStorm, DC Comics A High Lord of the Daemonites, and a supervillain.
Arthur Holmwood (Lord Godalming) Dracula One of the protagonists who are hunting the vampire Count Dracula.
Thierry of Janville (a.k.a. "Thierry La Fronde") Thierry la Fronde A young French lord who fights against the English occupation of France during the Hundred Years' War.
Oscar François de Jarjayes The Rose of Versailles A woman who was raised as a male and is a French military commander before and during the French Revolution.
Lady Jessica Dune A Bene Gesserit, the concubine of Duke Leto Atreides, and the mother of Paul Atreides.
Lord Juss The Worm Ouroboros The chief lord of Demonland and the main hero of the story.
Lady Constance Keeble Blandings stories The sister of Lord Emsworth.
The Lady of the Lake Arthurian legend An enchantress who gives King Arthur the sword Excalibur.
Tywin Lannister A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones The Lord of Casterly Rock.
Lynette Arthurian legend A noble lady who travels to King Arthur's court in order to seek help for her sister Lyonesse.
Lyonesse Arthurian legend The sister of Lynette.
Lady Macduff Macbeth The wife of Lord Macduff.
Lord Macduff Macbeth Lord Macduff is the Thane of Fife.
Mr. Majestic WildStorm, DC Comics Also known as Lord Majestros, he is one of four Kherubim lords trapped on Earth during the Kherubim/Daemonite war. He is also a superhero similar to Superman.
Lady Marian Robin Hood (2006 TV series) A version of Maid Marian.
Lord Mavramorn The Voyage of the Dawn Treader One of the Seven Great Lords of Narnia.
Lord Octesian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader One of the Seven Great Lords of Narnia.
Olivia Twelfth Night A lady of noble birth who is at the center of the multiple plots of the play.
Jaina Proudmoore Warcraft The leader of Dalaran.
George Alexander Pyke, Lord Tilbury Blandings stories The resident of Tilbury House.
Lord Restimar The Voyage of the Dawn Treader One of the Seven Great Lords of Narnia.
Lord Revilian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader One of the Seven Great Lords of Narnia.
Lord Rhoop The Voyage of the Dawn Treader One of the Seven Great Lords of Narnia.
Lord John Roxton The Lost World, The Poison Belt, The Land of Mist An adventurer.
Lord Ruthven The Vampyre A vampire.
Spitfire Marvel Comics Her real name is Lady Jacqueline Falsworth Crichton. She is a superheroine.
Catelyn Stark A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones Lady of Winterfell and wife of Eddard "Ned" Stark.
Eddard "Ned" Stark A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones Lord of Winterfell.
Lady Tremaine Cinderella (1950 film) The "Wicked Stepmother" of Cinderella in the Disney adaptation of the fairy tale.
Olenna Tyrell A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones Dowager Lady of Highgarden, and the matriarch of House Tyrell.
Lord Oliver de Vannes Timeline Also known as Sir Oliver. He is an English lord and knight based in France during the Hundred Years' War. He controls the castles Castelgard and La Roque.
Lady Vic DC Comics Her real name is Lady Elaine Marsh-Morton. She is a supervillain.

Knights and dames[edit]

These are fictional characters with the title of "knight" or "dame".

Fictional knight or dame Work Notes
Accolon Arthurian legend A knight who is tricked by Morgan le Fay into fighting against King Arthur.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek Twelfth Night A foolish knight.
Volker von Alzey Nibelungenlied A knight and minstrel.
Humphrey Appleby Yes Minister, Yes, Prime Minister The Permanent Secretary for the Department of Administrative Affairs.
Sir Arthur Ghosts 'n Goblins The primary protagonist in the video game series.
Solaire of Astora Dark Souls A friendly knight.
Sir Bagby Sir Bagby A knight and the title character of the comic strip.
Sir Balin Arthurian legend A knight of King Arthur's court before the Round Table existed.
Bedivere Arthurian legend A Knight of the Round Table.
Sir Toby Belch Twelfth Night The uncle of Olivia.
Black Knight Monty Python and the Holy Grail A knight whom King Arthur fights in order to cross a bridge.
Black Knight (Sir Percy) Marvel Comics Sir Percy of Scandia is the original Black Knight who serves King Arthur.
Bradamante Orlando Innamorato, Orlando Furioso A female knight, and the sister of Rinaldo. She marries Ruggiero.
Dame Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley Mrs Bradley series of novels, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries A detective who eventually becomes a dame.
Sir Cawline Sir Cawline A knight who has to do a great deed in order to marry a king's daughter.
Gregor Clegane A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones An extremely large knight.
Dagonet Arthurian legend A Knight of the Round Table, and a jester.
Dame Edna Everage Numerous appearances, including in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Les Patterson Saves the World, The Dame Edna Experience, Dame Edna's Neighbourhood Watch, and The Dame Edna Treatment A comedy character played by Australian comedian Barry Humphries. She receives her damehood in the film Barry McKenzie Holds His Own.
Falstaff Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, The Merry Wives of Windsor A fat knight who socializes with criminals, and a companion of Prince Hal.
Harry Flashman Tom Brown's School Days, The Flashman Papers Originally a school bully, he becomes a Victorian soldier who pretends to be brave, but is really a lying coward. He receives his knighthood in Flashman in the Great Game.
Green Knight Arthurian legend His real name is Bertilak de Hautdesert. He wears green clothing and tests other knights.
Griflet Arthurian legend A Knight of the Round Table.
Sir Kay Arthurian legend The foster brother of King Arthur, the son of Sir Ector, and a Knight of the Round Table.
Knights Who Say "Ni!" Monty Python and the Holy Grail A group of knights who shout "Ni!" in order to force travelers to give them what they want.
Suzaku Kururugi Code Geass A member of the Knights of the Round.
Jaime Lannister A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A knight of the Kingsguard.
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart Doctor Who His full name is Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. He is one of the founders and commanders of UNIT.
Magic Knight Finders Keepers, Spellbound, Knight Tyme, Stormbringer A video game character.
Meta Knight Kirby A mysterious but honorable knight.
Renaud de Montauban Matter of France A son of Duke Aymon.
Jorah Mormont A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A knight in exile.
Sir Les Patterson Numerous appearances, including in The Dame Edna Experience, The Dame Edna Treatment, and Les Patterson Saves the World A rude comedy character who received a knighthood. He is played by Australian comedian Barry Humphries.
Harry Pearce Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good The head of the counter-terrorism department of MI5.
Pelleas Arthurian legend A Knight of the Round Table.
Sir Hokus of Pokes First appears in The Royal Book of Oz, and goes on to appear in later Oz books. An elderly knight.
Austin Powers Austin Powers A hippie-like British spy. He is knighted in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Johan, De Rode Ridder (Johan, the Red Knight) De Rode Ridder A lonely travelling knight.
Floris van Roozemond Floris A 16th-century Dutch knight.
Davos Seaworth A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A landed knight.
Shield Knight Shovel Knight A female knight and the love interest of Shovel Knight.
Shining Knight (Sir Justin) DC Comics Sir Justin is the first of three superheroes to go by the name "Shining Knight". He was one of King Arthur's knights before being frozen and waking up in the modern world.
Shovel Knight Shovel Knight A knight armed with a shovel.
Silent Knight DC Comics His real name is Brian Kent. He is the son of Sir Edwin, who is a feudal lord.
Lord Soth Dragonlance A death knight and a former Knight of Solamnia.
Brienne of Tarth A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A female knight.
Capitán Trueno Capitán Trueno comic book series A 12th-century knight-errant.
The White Knight Through the Looking-Glass A knight who helps Alice.


These are fictional characters with the title of "samurai", a Japanese title of warrior nobility similar to "knight".

Fictional samurai Work Notes
John Blackthorne Shōgun An English sailor who travels to Japan and is given the titles of samurai and hatamoto.
Date Masamune Sengoku Basara A fictional samurai loosely based on the real historical figure Date Masamune.
Jack Fletcher Young Samurai An English boy shipwrecked in Japan who eventually becomes a samurai.
Gintoki Sakata Gin Tama A samurai who works as a freelancer.
Haohmaru Samurai Shodown A fictional rōnin based on the real historical figure Miyamoto Musashi.
Miyamoto Usagi Usagi Yojimbo, as well as other media, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles related media An anthropomorphic rabbit samurai who eventually becomes a rōnin after the death of his lord.
Lord Katsumoto Moritsugu The Last Samurai The leader of a samurai rebellion who is based on the real historical figure Saigō Takamori.
Myōjin Yahiko Rurouni Kenshin An orphan from a samurai family who eventually becomes a samurai himself.
Nemuri Kyōshirō Nemuri Kyōshirō A rōnin.
Samurai Cat "Samurai Cat" book series, beginning with The Adventures of Samurai Cat Also known as Miaowara Tomokato. He is an anthropomorphic cat warrior who formerly served Oda Nobunaga, and subsequently seeks to avenge his master's death.
Samurai Futaba Saturday Night Live A comedy sketch character.
Sanada Yukimura Sengoku Basara A fictional samurai loosely based on the real historical figure Sanada Yukimura.
Tōyama no Kin-san Various works A fictional samurai based on the real historical figure Tōyama Kagemoto.
Yamada Asaemon Samurai Executioner A rōnin who works as a sword-tester and executioner.


These are fictional characters with the title of "laird".

Fictional laird Work Notes
Destro G.I. Joe franchise His full name is Laird James McCullen Destro XXIV. He is a terrorist and weapons supplier for Cobra.
Jamie Fraser Outlander Laird of Broch Tuarach.
Archie MacDonald Monarch of the Glen Laird of Glenbogle.
Hector MacDonald Monarch of the Glen Laird of Glenbogle before his son Archie MacDonald receives the title.
Paul Bowman-MacDonald Monarch of the Glen He becomes Laird of Glenbogle after his half-brother Archie MacDonald moves to New Zealand.
Jonathan Oldbuck The Antiquary The Laird of Monkbarns.


These are fictional characters with the title of "esquire" or "squire".

Fictional esquire/squire Work Notes
Squire Allworthy The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling A wealthy squire and the guardian of Tom Jones.
Mr. Bennet Pride and Prejudice An esquire and the patriarch of the Bennet family.
The Squire The Canterbury Tales The son and squire of the Knight.
Squire John Trelawney Treasure Island A landowner who participates in the expedition to find the treasure.
Squire Western The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling A wealthy squire and a huntsman.

Other nobility[edit]

These are fictional noble characters that do not have the above titles.

Fictional noble Work Notes
Bluebeard "Bluebeard" A nobleman who is also a serial killer.
Petra Chérie Petra Chérie Also known as Petra de Karlowitz. She is a young adventurous Franco-Polish noblewoman.
Jedah Dohma Darkstalkers A nobleman of the demonic dimension of Makai.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze Assassin's Creed An Italian noble and assassin.
Byakuya Kuchiki Bleach The head of the noble Kuchiki clan.
Hannibal Lecter First appears in the novel Red Dragon, but his noble family background is revealed in the novel Hannibal Rising The son of a Lithuanian count.[51][52][53][54]
Alonso Quixano (Don Quixote) Don Quixote A hidalgo (Spanish noble) who wants to become a knight-errant and renames himself Don Quixote.
Samwell Tarly A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones A son of Lord Randyll Tarly and Lady Melessa Florent.
Vega Street Fighter A fighter who was born into a noble Spanish family.
Onufry Zagłoba The Trilogy A lesser Polish noble.
Zorro Numerous works, beginning with The Curse of Capistrano His real name is Don Diego de la Vega (originally Don Diego Vega). He is a nobleman who is secretly a masked vigilante known as Zorro.

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