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The Best Imaginary Friends From Fictional Worlds

By | source:Here Aug 8th, 2023

As adults, we’re supposed to be past the whole imaginary friend thing. Maybe some of us are, but I’ll bet a good number of you reading this are still fantasizing about having a best friend who can talk and isn’t made out of pixels. If any fictional character has ever come close to being an imaginary friend for you—whether that’s because they were literally imaginary or because they just seemed like one—then this list is for you.


Hobbes is a tiger. He is also Calvin’s imaginary friend. Created by Bill Watterson in 1985, Calvin and Hobbes ran until 1995 and was one of the most popular comic strips in history–not bad for an imaginary character! Calvin is the six-year-old protagonist of this strip who often gets into trouble with his parents or teachers at school, but finds comfort in his best friend Hobbes (who isn’t actually real). Hobbes often acts as a voice of reason for Calvin when he tries to do something dangerous or stupid like fight off monsters with a cardboard sword or go sledding without any clothes on.


Barney The Dinosaur

Barney the Dinosaur is a purple dinosaur and the main character of a children’s television series. He has a best friend named Baby Bop and a purple dinosaur named Dino. Barney is also known as Baby Bop’s favorite toy and she carries him everywhere she goes. In “Barney: The Great Adventure”, he got lost when they were traveling through time, but was able to return home safely thanks to Fred Flintstone driving his car across several states in order for them not miss their flight back home after getting delayed due to heavy traffic on Interstate 95 (which was caused by dinosaurs).



Bloo is a character from the animated television show Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. He is a blue blob with a large mouth, big ears and no limbs who lives at the titular home alongside other imaginary friends like Wilt, Mac and Eduardo (who is also voiced by Jeff Bennett). Bloo’s personality can be described as laid back and carefree; he often likes to go with the flow when it comes to things like work or relationships but will occasionally put forth effort if something means enough to him. When he does exert himself though it can sometimes come across as overbearing because of how much energy he puts into things; this makes him seem bossy at times even though there are moments where he’ll admit that perhaps someone else has more experience than him in certain matters so they should take charge instead!


The Wild Things

The Wild Things are the main characters of Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are. They live in a forest, and they like to eat children. While they aren’t exactly imaginary friends–they don’t have any friends except Max, who is just visiting them–the Wild Things are still fun to read about and imagine as your best friend forever.


Bing Bong

Bing Bong is a character from the movie Inside Out. He’s Riley’s imaginary friend and he’s also a pink elephant with fluffy white hair and big eyes. Bing Bong is voiced by Richard Kind, who has also played roles in shows like Mad About You and Spin City. Bing Bong was born when Riley was just two years old–so he knows her better than anyone else in her life! He loves to ride around on roller coasters, eat candy, listen to music and play games (but he hates losing). When we first meet him he seems silly but later we learn that Bing Bong has some serious problems: he thinks that everything will end if someone doesn’t smile or laugh every day at 2:45 pm exactly; if this happens then everything will go dark forever! So what does this mean for our little pink pal? Well…you’ll have to watch Inside Out yourself!


Tyler Durden

Tyler Durden is the name of the main character in the movie Fight Club. He’s also a manifestation of his split personality, a figment of his imagination and projection of his subconscious.



Imaginary friends are good for your mental health. They can help you deal with difficult situations and make you feel safe, but they also give you practice in coping with loss, which is something we all have to do eventually. When we lose someone close to us or experience some other kind of loss, having an imaginary friend helps us work through those feelings by giving us an outlet for them: someone who isn’t real can be hurt or disappointed by things too, so when something happens that makes your real-life friend sad or angry (or whatever), it’s easier for them to see that their emotions are valid because the imaginary friend feels the same way too! This means that over time–and especially if they’re used correctly–imaginary friends will teach kids how important it is not just what happens around them but also how they react when things go wrong; in other words: how much control they actually have over their own lives. We hope you enjoyed this list of the best imaginary friends from fictional worlds. If you have any other favorites, please let us know in the comments!