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    Here Are 27 Underrated Characters That Are Actually More Iconic Than Their Movies

    "My entire elementary school existence was based on Mary-Kate & Ashley."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which underrated movie characters were so iconic they became their biggest inspiration in life. Here are some of the characters they shared:



    1. Thanks to the grungy LA gymnast, Missy Pantone, the Rancho Carne Toros almost avoided being the laughingstock of the cheer competitions in Bring It On.

    Missy says, "your school has no gymnastics team, this is a last resort"

    2. Lilly Moscovitz from The Princess Diaries had her faults, but Mia's quirky and socially conscious bestie always had good intentions.

    Girl smiling

    3. Amber Mariens from Clueless was the flyest diva on campus, rocking her furry headbands and fuzzy sweaters.

    Amber gestures the letter "W" for whatever

    4. Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice was the princess of goth, the mistress of macabre, and a spunky photographer.

    Beetlejuice and Lydia getting married

    5. Wayne Campbell from Wayne's World was one half of the rad metalhead show in his mom's basement that paved the way for the mediocre podcasts of today.

    Wayne holding up a can of Pepsi

    6. Paris Hilton took her catch phrase "that's hot" literally in her first big horror movie role as House of Wax's Paige Edwards.

    Woman hiding from killer

    7. Jim McAllister and the high school student body didn't stand a chance against the wrath of the overachieving Tracy Flick in in Election.

    Tracy Flick gives speech

    8. Botanist turned eco-terrorist Poison Ivy was a femme fatale of the forest and the queen of witty comebacks in Batman and Robin.

    Poison Ivy said, "As I told Lady Freeze when I pulled her plug, this is a one woman show"

    9. Kelsi Nielsen from High School Musical was the most under-appreciated composer and pianist because without her talents, the show could not go on.

    Kelsi smiling

    10. New York Minute's Roxy Ryan was every girl's favorite rebellious, aspiring rock star with Avril Lavigne energy.

    Roxy using a computer

    11. Maybe Miranda Priestly overlooked Nigel Kipling's greatness in The Devil Wears Prada, but we all knew the smart-ass art director was a scene stealer.

    Nigel says something sassy

    12. The Ice Princess from The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl ruled the Ice Kingdom of Planet Drool with an iron fist and a crystal heart.

    The Ice Princess

    13. Anna and her band Pink Slip from Freaky Friday wouldn't be complete without the unmatched vocals and chaotic hairstyles of Maddie.

    Woman singing

    14. Mrs. White in Clue was a beautiful black widow who ensured NOBODY stood in the way of her happiness, including all five of her mysteriously dead husbands.

    Mrs. White confesses to killing the maid

    15. The cutest witch in Hocus Pocus, eight-year-old Dani Dennison had more common sense and on-screen magic than her older brother Max.

    Dani says, "Nice going, airhead"

    16. Becky was more than just Miss Minchin's servant in the attic, she was deep down always A Little Princess.

    Girl says, "I feel like I been touched by an angel"

    17. Underdog Fern Mayo from Jawbreaker was so close to becoming the next teen dream when she transformed into the HOT pink Vylette.

    Fern Mayo with a bloody stained bandage on her head

    18. Merida from Brave broke the traditions of her clan and Disney to become a fiery warrior princess who didn't need a man to save her life.

    Merida eating food

    19. Summer Hathaway, aka "Tinkerbell," was a bomb-ass band manager who held the class and their rambunctious teacher together the whole way to success.

    Little girl says, "I can sing"

    20. Pixar pulled no emotional punches after introducing the rag doll cowgirl Jessie in Toy Story 2.

    Jessie from Toy Story 4

    21. Hands down the most talented baseball player in The Sandlot, Benny Rodriguez, taught the neighborhood boys what a real hero looks like.

    Benny says, "Yeah I do, Smalls — I have to do this"

    22. Get you a BFF like Spider-Man's Ned because he was Peter Parker's ride-or-die through it all from day one with no drama.

    Ned asks Spider-Man, "Are you an Avenger"

    23. All the '80s kids will agree that the glow-up of Sandy Frink in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is something for the record books.

    Sandy Frink says, "I don't have you, Michelle"

    24. Persephone from The Matrix Reloaded was the perfect representation of beauty, curiosity, and human emotion.

    A woman points to the side

    25. Darcy Lewis had the greatest character growth in the MCU, starting as a sassy student researcher in phase one to an audacious astrophysicist in phase four.

    Darcy says, "Um, hard pass"

    26. Richie Tozier and Eddie Kaspbrak had the cutest relationship in IT (2017), constantly trading loud-mouth insults as kids that blossomed into tough love as adults.

    Richie and Eddie

    27. The fresh, new leader of the Pink Ladies of Grease 2, Stephanie Zinone, made Danny Zuko look like an undisciplined toddler in comparison.

    Woman says, "Maybe I'm tired of being someone's chick"

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity. Not all submissions were from Community users.

    Did you have an underrated character who didn't make the cut? Let's hear about them in the comments below!