First Appearances R
  1. Ra (god). The character dates back to ancient Egyptian writings of the old kingdom (c. 2400 BCE).
  2. Rabbit (Pooh associate). The character first appears in the children's book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926).
  3. Jessica Hyena Rabbit. The character first appears in the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? (1981). Her maiden name is arbitrary.
  4. Ricochet Rabbit. The character first appears in the premiere Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-long segment on The Magilla Gorilla Show, "Atchison, Topeka and Sam Jose" (1964).
  5. Roger Rabbit. The character first appears in the novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? (1981).
  6. Bunnie Rabbot. The character first appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series pilot episode "Heads of Tails" (1993).
  7. Rocket Raccoon. The character first appears in the comic book Marvel Preview #7 (1976).
  8. Radagast the Brown. The character first appears in the The Lord of the Rings novel The Fellowship of the Ring (1954).
  9. Radar (Venonat). The character first appears in the Pokémon anime episode "Save [Lapras]!" (1999). Its name is apocryphal.
  10. Radd of Port Warren. The character first appears, as Raddy, in the video game Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (1990). He receives the English name Radd in the remake's English language adaptation, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (2009).
  11. Norrin Radd/Silver Surfer. The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #48 (1966).
  12. Lion Rafale. The character first appears in the arcade video game Virtua Fighter 2 (1994).
  13. Rafiki. The character first appears in the animated film The Lion King (1994).
  14. Sariel Rager. The character first appears in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series episode "Galaxy's Child" (1991). Her given name is established in the episode "Schisms" (1992).
  15. Mes Ra-ghoratreii. The character first appears, unnamed, in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). His name is established in the novelization. His given name is arbitrary.
  16. Rahab. The character first appears in the Book of Joshua in the Tanakh/Bible, written in antiquity.
  17. Xin Ra-Havreii. The character first appears in the Star Trek: Titan initial novel Taking Wing (2005).
  18. Rahzar. The character first appears in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991).
  19. Raiden (avatar). The character first appears in the arcade video game Mortal Kombat (1992).
  20. Raikou. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions (1999).
  21. Charles Rainier/John "Smithy" Smith. The character first appears in the novel Random Harvest (1941)
  22. Margaret "Paula" Hanson Ridgeway Smith Rainier. The character first appears in the novel Random Harvest (1941).
  23. Sarah Rainmaker. The character first appears in the comic book Gen13 #2 (1994).
  24. Rocko Rama. The character first appears in the Rocko's Modern Life animated series segment "No Pain, No Gain" (1993).
  25. Monica Rambeau/Captain Marvel/Photon/Pulsar/Spectrum. The character first appears in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (1982). She first appears as Photon in Avengers Unplugged #5 (1996), Pulsar in New Thunderbolts #9 (2005), and Spectrum in Mighty Avengers #1 (2013).
  26. John Rambo. The character first appears in the novel First Blood (1972).
  27. Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez/Tak-Ne. The character first appears in the film Highlander (1986).
  28. Francisco "Cisco" Ramon/Vibe. The character first appears in the comic book Justice League of America Annual #2 (1984).
  29. Rafael Ramos. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon X and Y Versions (2013). His given name is arbitrary.
  30. Rampage/Protoform X. The character first appears in the Beast Wars: Transformers animated series episode "Bad Spark" (1998).
  31. Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey. The character first appears in the Diff'rent Strokes television series episode "The Girls School" (1979).
  32. Douglas "Doug" Ramsey/Cypher. The character first appears in the comic book New Mutants #13 (1984). He first appears as Cypher in ???
  33. Daniel "Danny" Rand/Iron Fist. The character first appears in the comic book Marvel Premiere #15 (1974).
  34. Janice Rand. The character first appears in the Star Trek television series episode "The Corbomite Maneuver" (1966).
  35. Lacy Rand. The character first appears in the Caprica television series pilot episode (2009).
  36. Steve Randle. The character first appears in the novel The Outsiders (1967).
  37. Random (Geodude). The character first appears, unnamed, in the video games Pokémon Red and Green Versions (1996). Its name is apocryphal.
  38. Calvin "Cal" Rankin/Mimic. The character first appears in the comic book X-Men #19 (1966).
  39. Ayla Ranzz/Spark. The character first appears in the comic book Adventure Comics #308 (1963). Her real name is revealed in Adventure Comics #354 (1967). The version appearing in this timeline first appears in Legion of Super-Heroes #0 (1994). She adopts the code-name Spark in Legion of Super-Heroes #64 (1995).
  40. Garth Ranzz/Live Wire. The character first appears in the comic book Adventure Comics #247 (1958). His real name is established in Adventure Comics #350 (1966). A version of the character first adopts the Live Wire moniker in Legion of Super-Heroes #41 (1993). The version primarily appearing in this timeline first appears in Legion of Super-Heroes #0 (1994).
  41. Mekt Ranzz/Lightning Lord. The character first appears in the comic book Superman #147 (1961). The version in this timeline first appears in Legion of Super-Heroes #0 (1994).
  42. Raphael (turtle). The character first appears in the comic book Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984).
  43. Rapunzel. The character first appears, in a written form, apparently, as Petronisella, in the story "Petrosinella", published in the collection Pentamerone (1634). The first story she is named Rapunzel in the story "Rapunzel" (1790).
  44. Ra's al Ghul. The character first appears in the comic book Batman #232 (1971)
  45. Piotr "Peter" Rasputin/Colossus. The character first appears in the comic book Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975).
  46. Rasputin the Mad Frog. The character first appears in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series episode "Invasion of the Punk Frogs" (1988).
  47. Illyana Rasputina/Magik. The character first appears, unnamed, in the comic book Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975). Her name is established in Uncanny X-Men #145 (1981). She adopts the code-name Magik in New Mutants #14 (1984).
  48. Rassilon. The character first appears in the comic strip story Star Death in Doctor Who Magazine #47 (1980).
  49. Mildred Ratched. The character first appears in the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962). Her given name is unconfirmed.
  50. Ratchet (Autobot). The character first appears in the The Transformers animated series pilot episode "More Than Meets the Eye, Part I" (1984).
  51. Wildcat Ratchet. The character first appears in the TaleSpin animated series pilot episode "Plunder & Lightning" (1990). His surname is arbitrary.
  52. Rath of Sacae. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (2003).
  53. Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper. The character first appears in the comic book The Flash #106 (1959).
  54. Rattrap/Retrograde/Renegade. The character first appears in the Beast Wars: Transformers animated series pilot episode "Beast Wars (Part 1)" (1996). The earlier names are arbitrary.
  55. Rauru. The character first appears in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998).
  56. Ravage (Decepticon). The character first appears in the The Transformers animated series episode "More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1" (1984).
  57. Raven (trickster god). The character, drawn from myths and stories of the Pacific Northwest, is unable to be tracked to any sort of reasonable "first appearance".
  58. Marion Ravenwood. The character first appears in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  59. Mark Raxton/Molten Man. The character first appears in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man #28 (1965).
  60. Charles "Chucky" Ray. The character first appears in the film Child's Play (1988).
  61. Ray the Flying Squirrel. The character first appears in the arcade video game SegaSonic the Hedgehog (1993).
  62. Frankie Raye/Nova. The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #164 (1975). She first appears as Nova in Fantastic Four #244 (1982).
  63. Rayman. The character first appears in the video game Rayman (1995).
  64. Ronald "Ronnie" Raymond/Ronald Rockwell/Firestorm. The character first appears in the comic book Firestorm #1 (1978).
  65. Thomas Raymond/Toro. The character first appears in the comic book Human Torch Comics #2 (1940).
  66. Kyle Rayner/Green Lantern/Ion. The character first appears in the comic book Green Lantern #48 (1994). He first appears as Green Lantern in Green Lantern #50 (1994).
  67. Rayquaza. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions (2002).
  68. Arthur Read. The character first appears in the children's book Arthur's Nose (1976).
  69. Rebi. The character first appears in the Star Trek: Voyager television series episode "Collective" (2000).
  70. Red Sonja. The character first appears in the comic book Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973).
  71. Red Tornado/John Smith/"Reddy". The character first appears in the comic book Justice League of America #64 (1968).
  72. Natalie "Nat" Redfern. The character first appears in the Sarah Jane Smith audio drama Comeback (2002).
  73. Chris Redfield. The character first appears in the video game Resident Evil (1996).
  74. Claire Redfield. The character first appears in the video game Resident Evil 2 (1998).
  75. Redjac/Jack the Ripper. The character first appears in the Star Trek television series episode "Wolf in the Fold" (1967).
  76. Maggie Reed. The character first appears in the Gargoyles animated series episode "Metamorphosis" (1995).
  77. Malcolm Reed. The character first appears in the Enterprise television series pilot episode "Broken Bow" (2001).
  78. Robert "Robby" Reed. The character first appears in the comic book House of Mystery #156 (1966).
  79. Kyle Reese. The character first appears in the film The Terminator (1984).
  80. Regice. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions (2002).
  81. Regigigas. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions (2006).
  82. Regin (dwarf). The character first appears, perhaps, outside oral tradition, in the Prose Edda (c. 1220).
  83. Regirock. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions (2002).
  84. Registeel. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions (2002).
  85. Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt. The character first appears in a Peanuts comic strip in 1966. Her surname is established in a later strip in 1972.
  86. Britt Reid/Green Hornet. The character first appears in the Green Hornet radio program (1936).
  87. Benjamin "Ben" Reilly/"Peter Parker"/Spider-Man/Scarlet Spider/Jackal. The character first appears, as the clone of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man #149. He is first named Ben Reilly in Spider-Man #51 (1994), and Scarlet Spider in Web of Spider-Man #118 (1994). He first appears as the Jackal in The Clone Conspiracy #3 (2016).
  88. Danette Reilly/Firebrand. The character first appears in the comic book Justice League of America #193 (1981).
  89. Lorraine Reilly/Firehawk. The character first appears in the comic book Firestorm #1 (1982).
  90. Historia Reiss/Krista Lenz. The character first appears in the Attack on Titan manga chapter "That Day" (2009). Her real name is established in ???
  91. John "Ajax" Remar. The character first appears, as Ajax, in the film The Warriors (1979). His real name is arbitrary.
  92. Remus (founder). The character is first attested to in a formal source, outside oral tradition, in the works of Dionysius (3rd century BCE).
  93. Uncle Remus. The character first appears in the collection Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation (1881).
  94. Halcyon Renard. The character first appears in the Gargoyles animated series episode "Outfoxed" (1995).
  95. Hector Rendoza/Wraith. The character first appears in the comic book Uncanny X-Men #392 (2001).
  96. Sonny Resetti. The character first appears in the video game Animal Forest (2001). His given name is established in Animal Crossing (2002).
  97. Reshiram. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Black and White Versions (2010).
  98. Revali. The character first appears in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017).
  99. Rey (Jedi). The character first appears in the film Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015).
  100. Cecilia Reyes. The character first appears in the comic book X-Men #65 (1997).
  101. Diego Reyes. The character first appears in the first Star Trek: Vanguard novel Harbinger (2005).
  102. Hugo "Hurley" Reyes. The character first appears in the Lost television series pilot episode "Pilot: Part 1" (2004). His nickname is established in ??? and his real name in ???
  103. Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle. The character first appears in the comic book Infinite Crisis #3 (2006).
  104. Denholm Reynholm. The character first appears in the The IT Crowd television series pilot episode "Yesterday's Jam" (2006).
  105. Douglas Reynholm. The character first appears in the The IT Crowd television series episode "Return of the Golden Child" (2007).
  106. Allison Reynolds. The character first appears in the film The Breakfast Club (1985).
  107. Cynthia "Cindy" Reynolds/Gypsy. The character first appears in the comic book Justice League of America Annual #2 (1984).
  108. Danny Reynolds. The character first appears, as Dan, in the Pokémon anime episode "Navel Gym! Snowy Mountain Battle!" (1999). He receives the dub name Danny in the adaptation of the episode, "Navel Maneuvers" (2000). His surname is arbitrary.
  109. Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds. The character first appears in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia television series pilot episode "The Gang Gets Racist" (2005).
  110. Dennis Reynolds. The character first appears in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia television series pilot episode "The Gang Gets Racist" (2005).
  111. Franklin "Frank" Reynolds. The character first appears in the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia television series episode "Charlie Gets Crippled" (2006).
  112. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds. The character first appears in the Firefly television series pilot episode "Serenity" (2002).
  113. Rhea (Titan). The character appears, perhaps first, outside oral tradition, in Hesiod's Theogony, written in antiquity.
  114. Rhiannon/Epona. The character perhaps first appears, outside oral tradition, in the Mabigoni (c. 1100).
  115. Rhinox/Tankor/Rodox. The character first appears in the Beast Wars: Transformers animated series pilot episode "Beast Wars (Part 1)" (1996). He first appears as Tankor in the Beast Machines: Transformers animated series episode "Fires of the Past" (1999). The Rodox name is arbitrary.
  116. Steven "Steve" Rhoades. The character first appears in the Married… with Children television series pilot episode (1987).
  117. James "Jim"/"Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine/Iron Man. The character first appears in the comic book Iron Man #118 (1978). He first appears as Iron Man in Iron Man #169 (1983), and War Machine in Avengers West Coast #89 (1993).
  118. Rhys (Greil Mercenary). The character first appears, as Kilroy, in the video game Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005). He receives the name Rhys in the English adaptation (2005).
  119. Todd Rice/Obsidian. The character first appears in the comic book All-Star Squadron #25 (1983).
  120. Priscilla Rich/Cheetah. The character first appears in the comic book Wonder Woman #8 (1943).
  121. Richard "Richie" Rich Jr. The character first appears in the comic book Little Dot #1 (1953).
  122. Brendan Richards. The character first appears in the K-9 and Company pilot episode "A Girl's Best Friend" (1981).
  123. Franklin Richards/Psi-Lord/Tattletale. The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four Annual #6 (1968). He is named Franklin in ???. He first appears as Tattletale in ???, and Psi-Lord in ???
  124. Mary Richards Cronin. The character first appears in the The Mary Tyler Moore television series pilot episode "Love Is All Around" (1970).
  125. Nathaniel Richards (Reed's father). The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #272 (1984).
  126. Nathaniel "Nate" Richards/Iron Lad. The character first appears in the comic book Young Avengers #1 (2005).
  127. Reed Richards/Brute. The character first appears in the comic book Marvel Premiere #2 (1972).
  128. Reed Richards/Maker. The character first appears in the comic book Ultimate Fantastic Four #1 (2004). He first appears as the Maker in Ultimate Fallout #4 (2011).
  129. Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #1 (1961).
  130. Tara Richards/Huntara. The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #377 (1993).
  131. Valeria "Val" Richards/Marvel Girl. The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #15 (1999).
  132. Julio "Ric" Richter/Rictor. The character first appears in the comic book X-Factor #17 (1987).
  133. Rickard of Aurelis. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (1990).
  134. Ricken of Ylisse. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: Awakening (2012).
  135. Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert. The character first appears, in a written form, apparently, as an unnamed prince, in the story "Petrosinella", published in the collection Pentamerone (1634). The Flynn/Eugene version first appears in the animated feature film Tangled (2010).
  136. Richard "Rich" Rider/Nova. The character first appears in the comic book Nova #1 (1976).
  137. Tom Riddle/Voldemort. The character first appears in the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997). His real name is established in the novel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998).
  138. The Riddle (Arbok). The character first appears as an Ekans in the Pokémon anime episode "Showdown! Pokémon Center!" (1997). It evolves into Arbok in "Lots of Dig[lett]!" Its name is apocryphal.
  139. Ridley (cosmosaur). The character first appears in the video game Metroid (1986).
  140. William "Will" Riker. The character first appears in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" (1987).
  141. William Thomas "Tom" Riker. The character first appears in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series episode "Second Chances" (1993).
  142. Riki (Nopon). The character first appears in the video game Xenoblade (2010).
  143. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. The character first appears in the short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", published in The Jungle Book (1894).
  144. Rikku. The character first appears in the video game Final Fantasy X (2001).
  145. Kevin Riley. The character first appears in the Star Trek television series episode "The Naked Time" (1966).
  146. Pat Riley. The character first appears in the sketch "Pat at the Office" on an episode of the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live airing in 1990.
  147. Rinkah of the Flame Tribe. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: If (2015).
  148. Rintrah. The character first appears in the comic book Doctor Strange #80 (1986).
  149. Tom Ripley. The character first appears in the novel The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955).
  150. Mark Rissey/M'Rissey. The character first appears in the comic book Legion of Super-Heroes #38 (2008). His real name is arbitrary.
  151. Robert "Whiz" Rist. The character first appears in the Kidd Video live-action/animated television series pilot episode "To Beat the Band" (1984). His real name is arbitrary.
  152. Ristar. The character first appears in the video game Ristar (1995).
  153. Rita (cat). The character first appears in the Animaniacs animated series episode segment "Nighty-Night, Toon" (1993).
  154. Rita Repulsa. The character that Rita Repulsa is based on, the witch Bandora on the television series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, first appears in the episode "The Birth" (1992). The Rita Repulsa adaptation first appears in the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers television series pilot episode "Day of the Dumpster" (1993).
  155. Carlotta Rivera/Jolt. The character first appears in the comic book Invasion! #1 (1988). Her name and code-name are established in The Blasters Special #1 (1989).
  156. Bill Rizer. The character first appears in the video game Contra (1987).
  157. Rizzo the Rat. The character first appears in Episode 418 of the The Muppet Show television series (1980).
  158. Betty Rizzo. The character first appears in the musical stage play Grease (1971).
  159. Ro Laren. The character first appears in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series episode "Ensign Ro" (1991).
  160. Road Runner. The character first appears in the Looney Tunes animated short film Fast and Furry-ous (1949).
  161. Mr. Roarke. The character first appears in the broadcast television film Fantasy Island (1977).
  162. Robbie (Captain of the Guard). The character first appears in the Gargoyles animated series premiere episode "Awakening: Part One" (1994). His name is established outside of official sources.
  163. Paul Roberts. The character first appears in the pilot episode of the television series The Fades (2011).
  164. Whitney Roberts. The character first appears, with her Japanese name of Akane, in the video games Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions (1999). Her English name is established in the North American release (2000). Her surname is arbitrary.
  165. "Fat" Albert Robertson. The character first appears in the comedy routine of Bill Cosby in 1967.
  166. Joseph "Robbie" Robertson. The character first appears in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man #51 (1967).
  167. Robin of Plegia. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: Awakening (2012). The name Robin comes from the English release (2013).
  168. Robin Hood/Robert, Earl of Huntingdon. The character first appears, perhaps, outside folklore, in the ballad A Gest of Robyn Hode, c. 1450.
  169. Robin the Frog. The character first appears in the broadcast television special The Frog Prince (1971).
  170. Anne Hoffman Robinson. The character first appears in the novel The Graduate (1963). Her given and maiden names are arbitrary.
  171. Elaine Robinson. The character first appears in the novel The Graduate (1963).
  172. Joel Robinson. The character first appears in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 initial incarnation first episode Invaders from the Deep (1988).
  173. John Robinson. The character first appears in the Lost in Space television series premiere episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965).
  174. Judith "Judy" Robinson. The character first appears in the Lost in Space television series premiere episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965). Her full given name is established in the reference work The Alpha Control Reference Manual.
  175. Maureen Tomlinson Robinson. The character first appears in the Lost in Space television series premiere episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965). Her maiden name is established in the reference work The Alpha Control Reference Manual.
  176. Mona Reynolds Robinson. The character first appears in the Who's the Boss? television series pilot episode (1984). Her maiden name is established in the episode "Grandmommie Dearest" (1991).
  177. Penelope "Penny" Robinson. The character first appears in the Lost in Space television series premiere episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965). Her full given name is established in the reference work The Alpha Control Reference Manual.
  178. Rain Robinson. The character first appears in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Future's End, Part I" (1996).
  179. William "Will" Robinson. The character first appears in the Lost in Space television series premiere episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965).
  180. Robot (Robinson). The character first appears in the Lost in Space television series premiere episode "The Reluctant Stowaway" (1965).
  181. Crow T. Robot. The character first appears in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 initial incarnation first episode Invaders from the Deep (1988).
  182. Ivo Robotnik/Eggman/Julian Kintobor. The character first appears in the video game Sonic the Hedgehog (1991).
  183. Franklin "Frank" Rock. The character first appears in the comic book Our Army at War #81 (1959).
  184. Winry Rockbell. The character first appears in the Fullmetal Alchemist manga Chapter 9 (2002).
  185. Rodek/Kurn. The character first appears, as Kurn, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series episode "Sins of the Father" (1990). He becomes Rodek in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Sons of Mogh" (1996).
  186. Roderick of Altea. The character first appears, as Rody, in the video game Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (1994). He receives the English name Roderick for Fire Emblem Heroes (2017).
  187. Antonio Rodriguez/Armadillo. The character first appears in the comic book Captain America #308 (1985).
  188. Bender Rodriguez. The character first appears in the Futurama animated television series pilot episode "Space Pilot 3000" (1999). His surname is established in the episode "Luck of the Fryrish" (2001).
  189. Yo-Yo Rodriguez/Slingshot. The character first appears in the comic book Mighty Avengers #13 (2008).
  190. Maylene Rodriguez. The character first appears, with the Japanese name of Sumomo, in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions (2006). Her English name, Maylene, is established in the North American release (2007). Her surname is arbitrary.
  191. Roger of Grust. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (1990).
  192. Annalee Rogers/Puppeteer. The character first appears in the comic book Freshmen #1 (2005). She adopts the code-name Puppeteer in Freshmen #3 (2005).
  193. Norville "Shaggy" Rogers. The character first appears in the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? animated series pilot episode "What a Night for a Knight" (1969). His surname is revealed in the The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show episode "Wedding Bell Boos!" (1983).
  194. Steven "Steve" Rogers/Captain America/The Captain/Nomad. The character first appears in the comic book Captain America Comics #1 (1941). He first appears as Nomad in Captain America #180 (1974), and The Captain in Captain America #337 (1988).
  195. William "Buck" Rogers. The character first appears, as Anthony Rogers, in the novella Armageddon 2419 A.D. in Amazing Stories magazine (1928). He is first called Buck in the daily comic strip Buck Rogers (1929). His given name of William is first given in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century television series (1979).
  196. Roll. The character first appears in the video game Mega Man (1987).
  197. Trey Rollins/Aegis. The character first appears in the comic book New Warriors #0 (1999).
  198. Rom (Ferengi). The character first appears, unnamed, in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series pilot episode "Emissary" (1993). He is named in the episode "A Man Alone" (1993).
  199. Rom (Spaceknight). The character first appears, in a narrative medium, in the comic book Rom: Spaceknight #1 (1979).
  200. Graciela Roman/Scorcher. The character first appears in the comic book Teen Titans #7 (1997). Her real name is arbitrary.
  201. Romanadvoratrelundar/Romana. The character first appears in the Doctor Who television series episode "The Ribos Operation, Part One" (1978). Her second incarnation first appears in "Destiny of the Daleks, Part One" (1979). Her original third incarnation first appears in the novel The Shadows of Avalon (2000). A later incarnation, possibly the fourth or thirteenth, first actually appears in the Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles audio drama Luna Romana (2014).
  202. Rome/Roman Empire (Tan). The character first appears in the Hetalia: Axis Powers manga Volume 1, Chapter 1: "Prologue" (2008).
  203. Romulus (founder). The character is first attested to in a formal source, outside oral tradition, in the works of Dionysius (3rd century BCE).
  204. Romulus Augustulus/Tyrannus. Though a likely historical figure, the highly fictionalized version called Tyrannus first appears in the comic book Incredible Hulk #5 (1963).
  205. Ronan the Accuser. The character first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #65 (1967).
  206. Roo (toy). The character first appears in the children's book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926).
  207. Helen Joyce Roper. The character first appears in the Three's Company television series pilot episode "Man About the House" (1977). Her maiden name is arbitrary.
  208. Stanley Roper. The character first appears in the Three's Company television series pilot episode "Man About the House" (1977).
  209. Mick Rory/Heat Wave. The character first appears in the comic book The Flash #140 (1963).
  210. Rosalina. The character first appears in the video game Super Mario Galaxy (2007) with her Japanese name of Rosetta. She gets the name Rosalina with the English release (2007).
  211. Amy Rose. The character first appears, as Rosy the Rascal, in the video game Sonic the Hedgehog CD (1993). She receives the name Amy in the game Sonic Drift (1994).
  212. Andrew "Drew" Rose. The character first appears, as Shu, in the Pokémon: Advanced Generation anime episode "A Rival for [May]! Intensive Pokémon Contest Training!" (2003). He is identified as Drew first in the English adaptation of the episode "Now That's Flower Power!" (2004). His full name is arbitrary.
  213. Willow Rosenberg. The character first appears in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series pilot episode "Welcome to Hellmouth" (1997).
  214. Tamara Rosenblatt/Astra. The character first appears in the comic book Uncanny X-Men #366 (1999). Her real name is arbitrary.
  215. Bernadette "Bernie" Rosenthal. The character first appears in the comic book Captain America #247 (1980).
  216. Rosie (robot). The character first appears in the The Jetsons animated series pilot episode "Rosey the Robot" (1962).
  217. Laura Roslin. The character first appears in the Battlestar Galactica Miniseries (2003).
  218. Ross of Renais. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (2004).
  219. Douglas "Doug" Ross. The character first appears in the ER television series pilot episode "24 Hours" (1994).
  220. Elizabeth "Betty" Ross/Red She-Hulk/Harpy. The character first appears in the comic book Incredible Hulk #1 (1962). She first appears as the Harpy in Incredible Hulk #167 (1973). She first appears as the Red She-Hulk in Hulk #15 (2009).
  221. Glen van Ross. The character first appears in the Space: Above and Beyond television series episode "The Farthest Man from Home" (1995).
  222. Peter "Pete" Ross. The character first appears in the comic book Superboy #86 (1961).
  223. Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross/Red Hulk. The character first appears in the comic book Incredible Hulk #1 (1962). He first appears as Red Hulk in a later Hulk #1 (2008).
  224. William "Bill" Ross. The character first appears in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series episode "A Time to Stand" (1997). His given name is established in the episode "Image in the Sand" (1998).
  225. Arkady Gregorivich Rossovich/Omega Red. The character first appears in the comic book X-Men #4 (1992).
  226. Rachel Roth/Raven. The character first appears in the comic book DC Comics Presents #26 (1980). Her real name is revealed ???
  227. Albert "Al" Rothstein/Atom-Smasher/Nuklon. The character first appears in the comic book All-Star Squadron #25 (1983). He first appears as Atom-Smasher in JSA: Secret Files & Origins #1 (1999).
  228. Rouge the Bat. The character first appears in the video game Sonic Adventure 2 (2001).
  229. Rowan of Aytolis. The character first appears, as Zion, in the video game Fire Emblem Warriors (2017). He is named Rowan in the English language adaptation (2017).
  230. Drayden Rowan. The character first appears, with the Japanese name of Shaga, in the video games Pokémon Black and White Versions (2010). The name Drayden is established in the English release (2011). His surname is arbitrary.
  231. Iris Rowan. The character first appears in the video games Pokémon Black and White Versions (2010). Her surname is arbitrary.
  232. Karl Rowan. The character first appears, with his Japanese name of Nanakamado, in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions (2006). His English name is from the English release (2007). His given name is arbitrary.
  233. Rosalie "Ro" Rowan. The character first appears in the The Zeta Project animated series pilot episode "The Accomplice" (2001).
  234. Rowlf the Dog. The character first appears in Purina Dog Chow television commercial messages (1962).
  235. Zap Rowsdower. The character first appears in the film The Final Sacrifice (1990).
  236. Michiru Roxie. The character first appears, with the Japanese name of Homika, in the video games Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Versions (2012). The name Roxie is established in the English release (2011). Her given name is arbitrary.
  237. Roy of Lycia. The character first appears in the video game Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001).
  238. Alexander Rozhenko. The character first appears in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series episode "Reunion" (1990).
  239. Nikolai Simon Rozhenko. The character first appears in the Star Trek: The Next Generation novella Starfleet Academy #1: Worf's First Adventure (1993). His given name is established in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series episode "Homeward" (1994).
  240. Carla Rozzi. The character first appears in the Kidd Video live-action/animated television series pilot episode "To Beat the Band" (1984). Her surname is arbitrary.
  241. Arisia Rrab. The character first appears in the comic book Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #1 (1981).
  242. R2-D2. The character technically first appears in the novelization Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (1976), but more commonly is considered to first appear in the film Star Wars (1977).
  243. Ruanek. The character first appears in the Star Trek novel Vulcan's Forge (1997).
  244. Bamm-Bamm Rubble. The character first appears in the The Flintstones animated series episode "Little Bamm Bamm" (1963).
  245. Barney Rubble. The character first appears in the The Flintstones animated series premiere episode "The Flintstone Flyer" (1960).
  246. Elizabeth "Betty" McBricker Rubble. The character first appears in the The Flintstones animated series premiere episode "The Flintstone Flyer" (1960). Her maiden name is established ???
  247. Uncle Ruckus. The character first appears in the The Boondocks animated series pilot episode "The Garden Party" (2005).
  248. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The character first appears in the short story "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1939).
  249. Rue. The character first appears in the novel The Hunger Games (2008).
  250. Rufus (fanboy). The character first appears in the film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).
  251. Rufus (naked mole rat). The character first appears in the Kim Possible animated series premiere episode "Crush" (2002).
  252. Rumpelstiltskin. The character is a longstanding folklore character, apparently first appearing in a written work in the story "Rumpelstiltskin", collected in Grimms' Fairy Tales (1812).
  253. Chester Runk/Chunk. The character first appears in the comic book The Flash #9 (1988).
  254. Runt (dog). The character first appears in the Animaniacs animated series episode segment "Nighty-Night, Toon" (1993).
  255. Jason Rusch/Fusion/Firestorm. The character first appears in the comic book Firestorm #1 (2004). The later Fusion code-name is apocryphal.
  256. Marak Russen/Atmos. The character first appears in the comic book Legion of Super-Heroes #32 (1987). The version in this timeline first appears in Legionnaires #0 (1994).
  257. Megan Russert. The character first appears in the Homicide: Life on the Street television series episode "Nearer My God to Thee" (1994).
  258. Russia/Russian Federation/Novgorod Republic/Rus'. The character first appears in the Hetalia: Axis Powers manga Volume 1 (2008).
  259. Alexandra "Alex" Russo. The character first appears in the Wizards of Waverly Place television series premiere episode "Crazy 10-Minute Sale" (2007).
  260. Justin Russo. The character first appears in the Wizards of Waverly Place television series premiere episode "Crazy 10-Minute Sale" (2007).
  261. Maximilian "Max" Russo. The character first appears in the Wizards of Waverly Place television series premiere episode "Crazy 10-Minute Sale" (2007).
  262. Ruth (Moabite). The character first appears, narratively, in the Book of Ruth, in the Tanakh/Bible, written in antiquity.
  263. Shannon Rutherford. The character first appears in the Lost television series pilot episode "Pilot: Part 1" (2004). Her surname is established in ???
  264. Ruto. The character first appears in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998).
  265. Ryan of Altea. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (1994).
  266. John "Jack" Ryan. The character first appears in the novel The Hunt for Red October (1984).
  267. Richard "Richie" Ryan. The character first appears in the Highlander television series pilot episode "The Gathering" (1992).
  268. Jack Ryder/The Creeper. The character first appears in the comic book Showcase #73 (1968).
  269. Mark Ryder/Mach Rider. The character first appears in the video game Mach Rider (1985). His real name is arbitrary.
  270. Ryoma of Hoshido. The character first appears in the video game Fire Emblem: If (2015).
  271. Wolfgang "Wolfie" Ryter. The character first appears in the comic strip story "Flight of the Giurgeax", published in Doctor Who Adventures magazine #122 (2009).
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