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    Here Are 27 Fictional Character Introductions That I Still Think About To This Very Day

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share which fictional characters had the best onscreen introductions. Here are some of the best responses:

    1. Katherine Pierce from The Vampire Diaries:

    Katherine killing John in the middle of Elena's kitchen.
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    When Katherine β€” disguised as Elena β€” kissed Damon and killed John Gilbert.

    Season 1, Episode 22: "Founder's Day."

    2. Dr. Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs:

    Lecter speaking to Clarice through his cell.
    Orion Pictures


    When Hannibal revealed gruesome details about his past crimes to Clarice.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    3. Castiel from Supernatural:

    Castiel with black angel wings spread behind him.
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    When Castiel revealed himself to Dean.

    Season 4, Episode 1: "Lazarus Rising."

    4. Jean-Ralphio from Parks & Recreation:

    Jean-Ralphio leaning in while interviewing with Ron.


    When Jean-Ralphio interviewed to be Ron's assistant.

    Season 2, Episode 13: "The Set Up."

    5. Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

    Willy Wonka greeting his guests.
    Warner Bros.


    When Willy appeared next to the kids and their parents when he was supposed to be up on the fiery stage.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    6. Waverly Earp from Wynonna Earp:

    Waverly almost accidentaly blowing up her sister, Wynonna.


    When Waverly busted down her bedroom door and almost shot her sister, Wynonna.

    Season 1, Episode 1: "Purgatory."

    7. President Josiah Bartlett from The West Wing:



    When President Bartlett entered the Oval Office while reciting the First Commandment.

    Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot."

    8. Villanelle from Killing Eve:

    Villanelle staring at a little girl while eating ice cream.


    When Villanelle had her disturbing moment at the ice cream shop.

    Season 1, Episode 1: "Nice Face."

    9. Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries:

    Damon greeting Stefan with his iconic "Hello, brother."
    The CW


    When Damon showed up at Stefan's window in the midst of all the random killings and attacks.

    Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot."

    10. Kat Stratford from 10 Things I Hate About You:

    Kat glaring at the other car in distaste.
    Paramount Pictures


    When Kat pulled up next to the preppy girls while blasting "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    11. Death from Supernatural:

    Death touching his shoulder where the man bumped into him.
    The CW


    When Death bumped into someone on the street and then killed them like it was nothing at all.

    Season 5, Episode 21: "Two Minutes to Midnight."

    12. Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas:

    Jack Skellington among the people of Halloween Town.
    Walt Disney Pictures


    When Jack arose from the cauldron in Halloween Town.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    13. Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby:

    Jay Gatsby cheersing his glass to Nick.
    Warner Bros.


    When Jay introduced himself to Nick, who thought he'd been talking to a stranger this entire time.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    14. Mickey Milkovich from Shameless:

    Mickey screaming for Ian.


    When Mickey showed up to Ian's job to beat him up for messing with his sister.

    Season 1, Episode 3: "Aunt Ginger."

    15. Vivian from Pretty Woman:

    Buena Vista Pictures, Buena Vista Pictutes


    When Vivian got dressed for her night of work β€” which included zipping up the iconic leather boots.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    16. Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada:

    Miranda looking disinterested.
    20th Century Fox


    When Miranda entered the offices of Runway while everyone scrambled around prior to her arrival.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    17. Regina George from Mean Girls:

    Regina getting carried onto the field by several jocks.
    Paramount Pictures


    When Regina was carried in slow-mo onto the field during gym class.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    18. Olivia Pope in Scandal:

    Olivia and Stephen in an elevator on their way to a negotiation.


    When Olivia was negotiating with Stephen about proposing to his girlfriend in the middle of a hostage situation involving a 6-month-old baby.

    Season 1, Episode 1: "Sweet Baby."

    19. The Countess from AHS: Hotel:

    Countess looking down on her prey before she eats him.


    When the Countess and her partner, Donovan, lured an unsuspecting couple into their bed, only to kill them.

    Season 5, Episode 1: "Checking In."

    20. Roman Roy from Succession:



    When Roman sent in a business alchemist to sage the conference room before entering the room.

    Season 1, Episode 1: "Celebration."

    21. Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder:

    Annalise Keating introducing herself to the class.


    When Annalise introduced herself to her Criminology 100 class.

    Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot."

    22. Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games:

    Effie at the podium.


    When Effie called the victors at the reaping in District 12.

    You can watch the full scene here.

    23. Michonne from The Walking Dead:

    A hooded Michonne weilding her katana.


    When Michonne killed the zombie trying to eat Andrea with her katana.

    Season 2, Episode 13: "Beside the Dying Fire."

    24. Addison Montgomery from Grey's Anatomy:

    Addison telling Meredith that she's screwing her husband.


    When Addison walked up on Derek and Meredith and introduced herself as Derek's wife.

    Season 1, Episode 9: "Who's Zoomin' Who?"

    25. Klaus Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries:

    Klaus β€” in Alaric's body β€” greeting Katherine in a foreign language.
    The CW


    When Klaus β€” after being talked about all season β€” became reincarnated in Alaric's body.

    Season 2, Episode 17: "Know Thy Enemy."

    26. Blaine Anderson from Glee:

    Blaine singing "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry.


    When Blaine serenaded Kurt at the impromptu Warbler jam.

    Season 2, Episode 6: "Never Been Kissed."

    27. Finally, Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl:

    Jack sailing in his sinking ship.
    Walt Disney Studios


    When Jack Sparrow sailed in on his sinking ship.

    You can watch the full scene here.

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