Here are the 100 favourite fictional characters… as chosen by 100 literary luminaries. I found this one kind of funny:
God: Polymorphic, unpredictable, unaccountable; omnipotent yet negligent, kind yet vicious. Suitable to any genre or period. Able to hold centre stage in plot, or work subtly in deep background. Never requires a deus ex machina. A character you can immerse yourself in, forever.
No Holden Caulfield. That’s a bit of disapointment, it is a British list though.