Quiz: Name That Antihero!

It’s quiz time! Get your buzzers ready and let the tedium take you down an inescapable river!

This week we’ve got antiheroes – my favourite archetype, of course. Where would we be without antiheroes? Still stuck with the typical, boring good guy? That would be sad. But luckily, cynical, immoral, sociopathic and cold hearted cowards have blessed our earth, so I wanted to honour them. As usual, it’s simple: all you have to do is name the character featuring in the photo. Good luck!

But before we begin, here are the answers from last week, all about (disgusting) baths


  1. The Godfather: Part II
  2. Marie Antoinette
  3. Scarface
  4. Ghostbusters II
  5. Out of Sight
  6. Black Swan
  7. Fight Club
  8. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  9. Inception
  10. The Notebook
  11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  12. Fatal Attraction
  13. Carry on Cleo
  14. Groundhog Day
  15. Pleasentville
  16. American Beauty
  17. The English Patient
  18. The Royal Tenenbaums
  19. Lolita
  20. A Clockwork Orange
  21. Joker
  22. The Seven Year Itch
  23. Big Fish
  24. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  25. The Shining

And that’s that! Another impressive showing last round from our contenders – can you do as well this time…?


























Ooh, some bad people there. Some, less so, but let’s not take that away from them. Remember, I want the name of the antihero for each picture. Most of them are films, but there are a one or two TV characters in there too. Comment moderation is ON, as per usual. Fraggle won last round, impressively so, and quite frankly, I think she’s been coming near the top far too often recently. Time for someone to knock her off the pedestal, people! Perhaps this could be the one… Enjoy!

45 thoughts on “Quiz: Name That Antihero!

  1. 1 Robert Shaw Jaws 2) Stallone First Blood 3) Redford Sundance Kid 4) Cagney Public Enemy 6) Wayne True Grit 7) Damon Bourne Identity 12) Darth Vader 16) Newman Hud 19) Travolta Get Shorty 20) DiCaprio 22) Ford Blade Runner 2 23) Kirk Douglas Champion 25) Alain Delon Le Samourai

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    1. Not bad at all Brian – I’m happy to give you ten out of thirteen. The wrong answers? 7 and 12, probably a bit surprisingly. The third is 20, where you only gave the actors name. It was the correct though! Thanks for playing, Brian!


  2. Ok, how can you call the dude from Wreckit Ralph an antihero?
    And Kylo Ren? He’s just a plain vanilla villain.
    Darkman is the quintessential anti-hero though. My parents started to let us watch it when it came on tv and then promptly turned it off when they started cutting off fingers with the cigar cutter thingy.
    What is your definition of “anti-hero”?

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    1. 3 out of 3, but I’m considering taking away two of your points for all this aggro you’re giving me. Of course Ralph is an antihero! He’s the bad guy in the video game! You have more of an argument with Kylo Ren, but I would still disagree – he’s the bad guy, but we discover there’s some good deep down in him as the film goes on, and he’s just been damaged by a turbulent past. An antihero – a hero who lacks typically heroic attributes. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

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        1. It was weird. When I tried to reply on my computer, it kept on saying I couldn’t like or comment on anything. When I tried again, it said I had already posted that comment. Then suddenly it said “Sever Maintenance” when I tried to click off. So I left it a while to reply now. WP went to its full buggy extremes there.

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  3. 1 – Quint
    2 -Johnny Rambo
    3 – Harry something or other, aka the Sundance Kid which I always thought was a really weird name for an outlaw, seems like it should be the name of a teenage sidekick to the Mighty Sun Man
    4 – No clue, looks like one of the Nazis from raiders of the lost ark (but isn’t I know)
    5 – That’s the dude from I Love You Phillip Morris but I don’t remember his name, I grant myself half credit
    6 – Rooster Cogburn, I loved the remake of True Grit, I tried to watch the original once and it was lame
    7 – Is that the titular Jason Bourne? I never saw any of those movies
    8 – Wreck-It Ralph
    9 – Leon, I always forget the girl in that movie was Natalie Sportsman (that’s a better name)
    10 – I assume that’s from uncut gems but I never saw it but I don’t know the character name, I heard it was pretty good
    11 – Hannibal Lector from a terrible movie
    12 – Kyle O’Ren, I would quibble with deeming him an antihero were I type to quibble, but I am not
    13 – McNulty from the Wire, is he an anti-hero? I’ll have to think on that. I always thought of him more as a screw-up.
    14 – I don’t remember the name of the character from King of Comedy, which is sad because when Joker came out everyone was talking about it all the time, stupid brain
    15 – Don’t know, looks like Maggie Gyllenhall’s brother
    16 – Don’t know
    17 – Don’t know
    18 – Darkman from Darkman. This movie has a very strange place in my life. I was not a popular kid (spoiler) but for some reason I got invited to a boy-girl party and we watched this movie. For half a second people liked me but I didn’t know how to follow up and keep it going. Also I was really disturbed by the initial scene were Darkman gets wailed on.
    19 – Vega brother #1, speaking of movies that freaked me out as a kid dot dot dot
    20 – I don’t remember the protagonist of Gangs of New York, but this reminds me I need to work on my script about Gallus Mag, Sadie the Goat, and Hellcat Kate
    21 – No clue, I feel like the kid from 3rd Rock was an anti-hero in 50 movies ten years ago
    22 – Old man Deckard from Blade Runner 2 the Electric Boogaloo, my friends were all so obsessed with Blade Runner as kids that it made me hate it – it wasn’t that awesome guys
    23 – I just watched the Champion during the lockdown, but I don’t remember the character’s name, I’m learning that I’m bad at names – a rose by any other right?
    24 – Seems familiar but nope
    25 – Nope

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    1. Ah, this is why I enjoy these quizzes – not only because they’re fun to put together, but there’s also some really entertaining answers. Right, here we go…

      1, 2 and 3 all correct. Someone needs to create the Mighty Sun Man – I’ll leave that up to you. Ha, no, four isn’t that, but that reminds me that I need to rewatch that film. A classic. Hey, you got the film for five! That’s impressive enough – I’m granting you a point. Six is correct, seven is wrong! Seemed like it catched a lot of people out there. A tough one for sure. Of course that’s Wreck-It Ralph, and who could forget Leon? It is Uncut Gems, and a great film if you want to search it out. Sandler’s great. Yep, 11 is Lector. Glad you’re not the type to quibble, so I’ll give you the point. Yet you quibble on the next guess! Sigh. McNulty is a point. Love the King Of Comedy – shame you couldn’t get it. It is indeed Maggie’s brother, in a film that I really should watch… 16 and 17 are hard. Not a popular kid! I’m shocked! But it should perk you up that it’s of course correct. Not a Vega brother, surprisingly… Send me that script after you finish. Please. It is indeed the kid from 3rd Rock, but it ain’t right. Ah, no wonder you weren’t popular. Blade Runner is a great film. You get a point! And no points for the final three. So, by my count, that’s…12 points! Hey, not too shabby. I enjoyed that!


  4. 1) Quint, the wonderful Robert Shaw in Jaws.
    2) The taciturn John Rambo, Sly Stallone in Rambo 1st blood, (the best one)
    3)Harry Alonzo Longabaugh otherwise known as The Sundance Kid, the gorgeous Robert Redford and his equally gorgeous partner Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy. I cried at the end of that one.
    4) Tom Powers never liked James Cagney but Mum did- The Public Enemy
    5 dunno
    6) Marshall Rooster, John Wayne Gritty and True.
    7) Should know this one but don’t.
    8) Pfft! 🙄
    9) Leon, great movie Jean Reno superb in the title role.
    10) Adam Sandler I think playing some jerk, I don’t like him one bit so never seen any of his movies.
    11) Hannibal Lectar in Hannibal Rising, played by Gaspard Ulliel (had to look up the name sorry). A movie that didn’t need making. It was pants.
    12) Even I know that’s Annakin Skywalker who became Darth Vader, Adam Driver taking over from The Green Cross Code Man.
    13/14/15 not a scooby.
    16) Be still my beating heart. Paul Newman (swoonable in the extreme) as Hud Bannon.
    17)Daniel Plainview by Daniel Day Lewis, another of the truly greats, There Will Be Blood.
    18) That looks creepy horror so I don’t think I’ll have seen it.
    19) Not sure but am thinking Sean Archer from Face Off with Travolta and Cage.
    20) Amsterdam Vallon tae be sure, Leo de Caprio in Gangs of New York
    21) no idea
    22) Ah Rick Deckard the second time around for an even craggier Harrison Ford, Blade Runner 2
    23) My Mum loved this guy, I am Spartacus! Not, tis is Kirk playing Michael ‘The Midge’ Kelly in Champion. Douglas was a boxer before he became a movie star so very authentic.
    24) Loved Gary Oldman in this, and Lena Olin is gorgeous. Jack “Hell is when you should have walked away, but you didn’t” Grimaldi, Romeo is Bleeding.
    25) Alan Delon was such a beautiful man to look at, starring with his Missis, in Le Samourai as Jeff Costello. No samurai’s in itt at all, very disappointing.
    c’est tout!

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    1. Ah Fraggle, another very entertaining guess. Let’s get down into the thick of it…

      One is correct. So is two. How the hell did you remember his real name? Impressive stuff. Well done for four and six. What do you mean ‘Pfft!’? That’s a great film! 9 correct. Adam Sandler is surprisingly brilliant in this one, I highly recommend. Yep, it eleven is both pants and correct (apart from the unforgivable speaking of Lector). Hahahaha! 12 is wrong! Not so cocky next time, eh? Oh come on Fraggle – 14! 14! 16 and 17 are right. 19’s a good guess, but wrong, unfortunately. 20 right, 21 hard, 22 also correct. Well done for 23 and 24! That’s good. And, of course, who other than Costello himself? So, you’re final score? 14, I believe! I don’t think it’s enough to put you in the lead…!

      Well, it seemed like you enjoyed the eye candy mostly here. Not my intention, but the customer is always right! Cheers Fraggle!


  5. Let’s arrest the naughty guys :
    1. Quint, the shark hunter
    2. John Rambo, the Viet vet
    3. Sundance Kid, the sexy robber
    4. Tom Powers, the Public enemy
    6. Rooster Cogburn, the One-eyd sheriff
    9. Leon, the cleaner
    10. Howard Ratner, the gambler
    11. Hannibal, the cannibal
    12. Kylo Ren, the dark heir
    14. Rupert Pupkin, the king of comedy
    16. Hud Bannon, the man with the barbed wire soul
    17. Daniel Plainview, the blood miner
    19. Castor Troy, the faceshifter
    20. Amsterdam Vallon, the first of the gang
    22. Rick Deckard, the retired Blade Runner
    23. Midge Kelly, The champion
    25. Jeff Costello, the Samourai
    I think it’s a nice shot.

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  6. 1. Quint
    2. Joe Rambo
    6. Cogburn
    7. Jason Bourne
    9. Leon
    12. Kylo ren
    15. Donnie darko
    17. Daniel Plainview
    18. Darkman
    19. Sean Archer
    22. Deckard
    23. Michael Kelly
    25. Jeff Costello

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  7. 1. Quint
    2. John Rambo
    6. Rooster Cogburn
    8. Wreck-It Ralph
    9. Leon (the Professional)
    10. Howard Ratner
    11. Hannibal Lecter
    12. Kylo Ren
    15. Donnie Darko
    17. Daniel Plainview
    18. Darkman
    22. Rick Deckard

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  8. 1) Clint (Robert Shaw)- Jaws
    2) Rambo (Sylvester Stallone)
    3) Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    6) Il Grinta (John Wayne)
    7) Jason Bourne (Matt Damon)
    8) Wreck-It Ralph
    9) Leon (Jean Reno)
    12) Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)
    15) Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal)
    20) Amsterdam (Leonardo DiCaprio) – Gangs of New York
    These are my guesses, there are some other clues I have but I miss the name of the character or the movie…
    Nice quiz, as always!

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  9. I’m cutting back on blogging so not doing quizzes.
    (Not even Chandler’s)
    But I have to give you full marks for including Alan Delon in Melville’s ‘Le Samourai’. What a film! The epitome of cool when I was young.
    Cheers, Pete.

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    1. Not even Chandler’s, Pete? Wow. That is full commitment. Glad you’re taking a bit of a break – we all need it once in a while. And yes, Le Samourai is a great film and a personal favourite of mine. I had to include it here!

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  10. All right, that’s (a bit) more like it!

    2. Rambo First Blood
    3. Sundance Kid
    5. Telemaniac?
    7. Mr. Ripley? from Talented Mr Ripley
    8. Wreck-it Ralph
    9. Leon the Professional
    10. the fence guy from the Uncut Gems
    11. young Hannibal Lecter
    12. Kylo Ren
    13. is it McNulty from The Wire??
    15. Donnie Darko?
    16. Cal Trask of East of Eden? (had to check up on the name, tho)
    18. Darkman
    22. Deckard (Blade Runner 2)
    23. Champion
    24. that Gary Oldman beats me; hope it’s not from Leon, too 😉

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    1. 11 points? I think I’m happy to give you eleven points. I was wondering whether to accept ‘the fence guy from the Uncut Gems’, but I decided against it. The other wrong answers go in the form of 5, 7 and 16 – all good ideas, but not quite…

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        1. You’re damn right! 😎 I must say though, that Matt Damon is confusing! I had thought it would’ve been Jason Bourne from Bourne Identity, but he’s hardly an antihero… Mr Ripley felt more like it but again no. The guy from Ocean’s Eleven? Or maybe you went all the way back to Good Will Hunting?

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