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Journal Entry: Mon Dec 9, 2013, 12:46 PM


The Most Popular Characters at DeviantART


Have you ever wondered who the most popular characters are at DeviantART?

I liked danlev's recent post on Trending deviantART Search Terms in October. It got me thinking about popular characters on DeviantART in terms of deviation count. I'm going to need some help with this research project.

Help Wanted, Reward Offered


Search for a character and submit the number of deviations found. You can post a screenshot or just put the number in a comment. Find a Top-10 character and get 100 points:points:. Find a Top-50 character and get 10 points:points:. Each person that faves this journal will get 1 point:points:. If multiple people submit the same character, the first person gets the points.



Top 50 Popular Characters DeviantART


This list will be changing frequently. Edit: updated 1/16 10:40am (disqualifying entries that don't get enough character results:

01) 8623800 deviations: Thing Karai0318
02) 7200931 deviations: Him RainbowSparkleBitch
03) 5546575 deviations: Light Karai0318
04) 3934080 deviations: May sTiViA
05) 3678425 deviations: Link Amalthea16
06) 2257825 deviations: House Karai0318
07) 2139979 deviations: Naruto elee0228
08) 1766625 deviations: Soul TueuseNoir
09) 1618017 deviations: Sonic HyperSonicXdA
10) 1598849 deviations: Cloud elee0228
11) 1467334 deviations: Near gibsos
12) 1431279 deviations: Silver Karai0318
13) 1374959 deviations: Tails fanaticalpokeblack
14) 1178968 deviations: Santa Contraltissimo
15) 1155083 deviations: Sai Karai0318
16) 1079019 deviations: WallE Bri-Sama14
17) 1061343 deviations: Carly Karai0318
18) 1027582 deviations: Spirit gibsos
19) 1012861 deviations: Flash Stabrina
20) 0969182 deviations: Jack Karai0318
21) 0943349 deviations: Storm Karai0318
22) 0936060 deviations: Alice hello757
23) 0928049 deviations: Sakura elee0228
24) 0885454 deviations: Devil Irockz216
25) 0799538 deviations: "The Master" scarletkisses1992
26) 0759110 deviations: Alien Gettar82
27) 0715480 deviations: John TueuseNoir
28) 0675031 deviations: Chaos lulus1
29) 0672645 deviations: Lee Karai0318
30) 0663215 deviations: Alex aibic
31) 0662482 deviations: Sasuke elee0228
32) 0661431 deviations: Amy DementedDetective
33) 0653768 deviations: Raven ddd09ish1
34) 0652174 deviations: Luna RainbowSparkleBitch
35) 0650562 deviations: Len sTiViA
36) 0632802 deviations: "The Doctor" gibsos
37) 0624257 deviations: Beast Karai0318
38) 0616403 deviations: Pops DementedDetective
39) 0605431 deviations: Zelda elee0228
40) 0590437 deviations: Mary aibic
41) 0585130 deviations: Roll maistromanuel
42) 0575246 deviations: Kat Karai0318
43) 0567531 deviations: Sam Karai0318
44) 0563791 deviations: Miku elee0228
45) 0558773 deviations: Dan Karai0318
46) 0553198 deviations: Batman elee0228
47) 0547426 deviations: Harry Potter elee0228
48) 0544764 deviations: Mario elee0228
49) 0544569 deviations: James Karai0318
50) 0543973 deviations: Max Karai0318

Observations


Popularity is subjective. It's more correct to say that this is a list of characters that appear in the most deviation titles or tag lists. That is a mouthful though, so I chose to call this Most Popular Characters instead. Characters who have names in common with other characters (Sakura, Mai) or objects (Ash, Cloud) will get a boost in this list. Naruto gets a boost due to being commonly used in deviant names. I started a Watchers Toplist a few months ago, so check that out too.  

Bonus DeviantART Popularity Search Battle


Just a fun game to play. Who do you think would win? The highest number wins. Click the links and find out. Submit some fun combinations in the comments and I'll add it to the list.




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:icondementeddetective:
DementedDetective Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Spirit from Spirit with 1041479
Rain from Spirit with 1678155
Him from the Power Puff Girls 7200931
Blue from The Fosters Home of Imaginary Friends 7104357
Pops from Regular Show 616403
Ghost from CoD Ghosts 1097962
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
The only usable ones from this list are Him and Pops.
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:icondementeddetective:
DementedDetective Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Not to bother you but if Him was usable then why did someone else get it? Unless they said it before me tho .3.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Yup, someone said it very early on.
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:icondementeddetective:
DementedDetective Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Also theres L from Death Note with 1904513
Japan from Hetalia with 888837
France from Hetalia with 606164
America from hetalia with 628612
Amy from Sonic with 661339
Rose from homestuck with 2563065
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
ok thanks

L was suggested already
the country names I won't take
Rose doesn't return enough of the character
Amy is ok though, I'l add it to the list.
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:iconchromaticskies:
ChromaticSkies Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... the countries have human names too ^w^

They're probably often tagged with both but I'm not sure if the count is the same ;D but here they are (I don't use them but I'm pretty sure they are right):

Japan: Kiku or Honda Kiku 
France: Francis Bonnefoy 
America: Alfred Jones or Alfred F. Jones 

But most people use the country names so it will probably be less ^^;
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:icondementeddetective:
DementedDetective Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Theres N from Pokemon Black and White with 2851355
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
already suggested
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:iconkebasirota:
KebaSiRota Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The name "Al" gives 928424 results. Does that count?
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Nope because you get more art by al rios than you get art of any character named al...
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:iconkebasirota:
KebaSiRota Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Oops.
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:iconlablayers:
LabLayers Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Twilight has 914910, referring to both the movie and a My Little Pony main character.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I'm only looking for character names, and "Twilight Sparkle" doesn't have enough to make it into the list.
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:iconfairydragoon:
FairyDragoon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked up Light (only Fanart) and I got 445442
And I looked up Light Yagami and got 48304


I'm pretty sure Light has all those results because his name is the same as a common term. So I don't know if Light would count.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Yup these are the things I'm struggling with
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:iconkarai0318:
Karai0318 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

The Torch (Fantastic 4) 6815542 relevant deviations

 

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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Sorry, 'the' in the beginning is inflating the search results.  If you search for "Human Torch" or just "Torch" by itself you get a lot less...
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:iconkarai0318:
Karai0318 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok thanks for the headsup!
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:iconkarai0318:
Karai0318 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thing (Fantastic 4) 8623800 relevant deviations
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Ok, I'll add this to the list. Thanks!
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:iconstabrina:
Stabrina Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you be sending out the rest of the points to those on the list? OAO
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Yup I gotta go through and confirm the numbers first. I think I need to re-think some of the submissions too since they my not be characters... Give me a week or 2.
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:iconlulus1:
lulus1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
still going on?
dark-6624902
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Yup still going on... Who is Dark?
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:iconlulus1:
lulus1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
dark from D.N angels,
as for chaos(674214  when checked, tho now it's675031) there are a lot chaos named characters, but the villian in dissidia final fantasy is the thing in mind right now.
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
ok, i'll add these to the list. Thanks!
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:iconlulus1:
lulus1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
alos 
chaos-674214 
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:iconkimisuu:
Kimisuu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
faviouted
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thanks
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:iconbri-sama14:
Bri-Sama14 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Walle >> 1079019
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
thanks! 
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:iconaibic:
aibic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013

 

Wolf 4014412 relevant deviations


Al 919072 relevant deviations


Michael 435158 relevant deviations


Tim 300874 relevant deviations


Dan 558874 relevant deviations


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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I can't figure out which characters you are searching for... Remember, this is a list of popular characters so let me know which character you are submitting.
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:iconaibic:
aibic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Alex  663215 relevant deviations
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Ok thanks for the submissions
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:iconbri-sama14:
Bri-Sama14 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013

Finn - 15,4181 deviations

SpongeBob - 77,891

Hinata - 256,272

Patrick - 1,700,038

Sora - 436,915

Itachi - 263,186

Jake - 298,599

 

 

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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Sorry those were all either suggested already or don't have enough deviations to make the top-50
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:iconanimedude145:
animedude145 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Ruby Rose 7,712 Deviations
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Thanks. :)
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:iconaibic:
aibic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013

Mary - 590437 relevant deviations


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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
I added your submission to my list and will update the journal entry soon. I'll send you points in a few days if it stays in the top-50.
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:iconirockz216:
Irockz216 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can two searches with the same character apply? While The Doctor is there, just Doctor is not. If so:

Doctor - 710291 
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
it's the same character though right?
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:iconsangrde:
Sangrde Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013   Digital Artist

shouldn't you need to only count ones in Fanart category??...


cause when you search for all catergories, it will likely add random results, for example, 'Light' is being used as just simply a title of picture because it is a general noun.. So it's not specifically counting the character. And character names with general nouns like 'Light', 'House', 'Link' would liekly show more results than other characters.

 



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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
That's one way to do it, but I don't want to miss deviations that are in other categories that have that character. 
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:iconirockz216:
Irockz216 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Church - 566415
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
That's not a character...
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:iconirockz216:
Irockz216 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconelee0228:
elee0228 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Yup, though House returns a bunch of images of the character.  I only see 2 in of Church the character in the first few pages when I search.
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