The hallmark of great television is creating a captivating characters that will burn into the mind of the viewers, characters that are so interesting that you absolutely can’t get them out of your mind, whether it be from fear, love, or just being bat crap crazy. (ranker) Certain characters just stick with you, they’re unforgettable, and make a show worth watching, when they’re on the screen you can’t seem to turn away and their every word and movement keeps your attention. (xfinity) When I think of characters of this nature I immediately go to someone like Walter White from Breaking Bad, Homer Simpson, love or hate the man behind the role Kramer from Seinfeld kept you guessing, and more recently there’s Raymond Reddington on The Blacklist, each character earned their way on this list for different reasons, but all are unquestionably deserving of the distinction as memorable characters. (screenrant) Iconic characters are what makes for the most interesting viewing, without a doubt, so when a show stumbles across one of these characters they have to run with it and get as much out of it as possible. (whatculture) While you wouldn’t normally think of going into the squared circle to find such characters, once in a generation you find someone who fits the bill perfectly, the most lasting one of recent years would be the character Mark Calaway began playing in November of 1990, The Undertaker. (wikipedia)
Over the past year there have been two trios of characters that have kept audiences spell bound, on one end of the spectrum you have The Shield, the ultimate in vigilante justice groups, all of which seem to be on equal footing with no true leader, they’re interesting but none really stand out above the unit. (wrestlingnewsworld) The group at the other end of the spectrum, they’re something else entirely, they’re the most fascinating faction to appear on pro wrestling television since Raven’s Flock in WCW back in the mid nineties, they’re dark, forceful, and they make you question what’s going to happen next, that group would be The Wyatt Family. (bleacherreport) While The Shield is interesting, they’ll never be held up in the annals of television greatness alongside the likes of Vic Mackey or J.R. Ewing, meanwhile Bray Wyatt has the chance to pull this off. People have been looking for the next person in Pro Wrestling to be held up to the likes of Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Steve Austin as “biggest star in the world” during their career, it’s safe to say that nobody expected the character that would stand the chance of achieving this distinction would be a dark, demented, cult leader, with a Louisiana drawl in a Hawaiian shirt and a fedora. (mirror) In the years to come, with his ability to control the crowd through his words, his incredibly impressive skill in the ring, and his unique but intriguing look, Bray Wyatt looks to be set to go down as one of the most memorable stars in television history. (reddit) While some would assume it’s impossible, I refuse to accept that stance, after all when it comes to Bray, he’s got the whole world in his hands.