SOME MEN ARE LEGENDS
SOME MEN ARE HEROES
BUT THE GREATEST OF ALL MEN ARE...
Hans Christian Andersen, author
J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan
Boleslaus V of Poland
Lewis Carroll, author and logician
Emily Dickinson, poet
Elizabeth I The Virgin Queen, queen of England (disputed)
J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director (disputed, possibly homosexual)
Isaac Newton (disputed) 
John Ruskin, art critic
Nikola Tesla, inventor
Ed Gein, serial killer
Major oceanic trenches:
Cayman Trench (max depth 7,686 m)
Izu Bonin Trench
Japan Trench (max depth 9,000 m)
Mariana Trench (max depth 10,924 m)
Middle America Trench
Peru-Chile Trench or Atacama Trench (max depth 8,065 m)
Puerto Rico Trench
Ryukyu Trench (Nansei-Shoto Trench)
Sunda Trench or Java Trench
Tonga Trench (max depth 10882 m)
LIST OF ANTI-HEROES:
Adam in The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute
Archie Rice in The Entertainer by John Osborne
Donald in The Philanthropist by Christopher Hampton
Felix Humble in Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones
Guy in My Night with Reg by Kevin Elyot
Laurence in Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh
Michael Cartts in Japes by Simon Gray
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Stephanie Washburn in The Eclipse by Joyce Carol Oates
Tom and Amy Bates in Brimstone and Treacle by Dennis Potter
Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Alan Sherwood in Altered States by Anita Brookner
Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Alexander Portnoy in Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
The Creature in Frankenstein
Alice (as well as some other characters) in King Solomon's Carpet by Barbara Vine
Artemis Fowl in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Arthur Abdel Simpson in The Light of Day (filmed as Topkapi) and Dirty Story by Eric Ambler
Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Asa Leventhal in The Victim by Saul Bellow
Barnaby Gaitlin in A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
Barry Lyndon (aka Redmond Barry) in The Luck of Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray (also in the film Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick)
Billy Fisher in Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
Case in William Gibson's Neuromancer
Chance in Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Des Esseintes in Against the Grain by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Don Juan in Don Juan by Lord Byron
Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Elric of Melniboné in stories and novels by Michael Moorcock
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fictional characters created by Fritz Leiber
Felix Nasmyth in Budding Prospects by T.C. Boyle
Gerald Tarrant in The Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman
Hamlet in Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Gollum (Sméagol) in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Hannibal Lecter in Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal by Thomas Harris.
Harry Paget Flashman in the Flashman books by George MacDonald Fraser
Heathcliff in 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Brontë
Heracles in The Twelve Labors in Greek Mythology
Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Jack Skellington in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" by Tim Burton
Tom Ripley in the "Ripliad" series by Patricia Highsmith.
Humbert Humbert in Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
Jacopo Belbo in Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Leopold Bloom in "Ulysses (novel)" by James Joyce
Jim Dixon in Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis
Joe Christmas in Light in August, by William Faulkner
John Wheelwright in A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Lestat in Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Long John Silver in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Luke Wakefield in Mr Wakefield's Crusade by Bernice Rubens
Marc Remillard in The Saga of Pliocene Exile by Julian May
Mark Crawley (as well as some other characters) in A Vicious Circle by Amanda Craig
Martin Brock in 12 Step Fandango by Chris Haslam
Meursault in L'Étranger or The Stranger by Albert Camus
Miles Derry in One of the Guys, novel by Robert Clark Young
The narrator/Tyler Durden in Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Norman Bates in Psycho by Robert Bloch
Peter Jernigan in Jernigan by David Gates
Pinkie Brown in Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dmitri Ravinoff or Raven in Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson
Renton in Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Rincewind from Terry Prachett's Discworld books
Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower series, by Stephen King
Samuel Vimes in Terry Pratchett's Discworld books
Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
Smith in The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
Soames Forsyte in the Forsyte novels by John Galsworthy
Spud in Trainspotting and Porno by Irvine Welsh
Steerpike in the Gormenghast novels by Mervyn Peake
Stevens in The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Thomas Covenant in The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson
Turin Turambar in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth universe
Underground man, unnamed narrator in Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Victor Mancini in Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Virgil Adams in Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington
Yossarian (John) in Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Cheradenine Zakalwe in Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
Achilles in The Illiad by Homer
Gerontion in Gerontion by T.S. Eliot
Henry in The Dream Songs by John Berryman
Warren Harding in Two Poems About President Harding by James Wright
Satan in Paradise Lost by John Milton
Turin Turambar in Lays of Beleriand by J.R.R. Tolkien
Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars
Ash Williams in Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness
Benjamin O'Ryan in Suspect Zero
Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now
Chris Taylor from Platoon
Ellie and Jimmy Hudson in Cursed
The Cable Guy
The Dude in The Big Lebowski
Harry Lime in The Third Man
Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black
Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon
Shirotsugh Ledatt in The Wings of Honneamise
Sgt. Todd 3465 from Soldier (movie)
Tony Montana in Scarface
The trader in Waterworld
Wanda Gershwitz in A Fish Called Wanda
Alfred J. Kwak
Dr. Peyton Westlake in Darkman
Snake Plissken in Escape From New York, Escape From L.A.
Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver by Martin Scorsese
Hando in Romper Stomper
John Constantine in Constantine
Lester Burnham in American Beauty
Butch Coolidge, Vincent Vega and Jules Winfield in Pulp Fiction
Rick Blaine in Casablanca
The Bride in Kill Bill
Alonzo Harris in Training Day
Max Rockatansky in Mad Max
Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean
Declan Joseph Mulqueen in The Jackal
Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects
Pink in the Alan Parker film Pink Floyd the Wall
The MacManus Brothers in The Boondock Saints
The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy
St. Canard - Darkwing Duck's hometown.
St. Mary Mead - fictional village in the Miss Marple books by Agatha Christie
St. Roch, Louisiana - home to the current Hawkman and Hawkgirl in the DC Universe
Salem - the setting for the soap opera Days of Our Lives
State of San Andreas, USA - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, fictional state, with resemblances to California and Nevada. Major cities are Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas.
Station Square - Sonic Adventure (Its current state is unkown)
San Fierro - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, modelled after San Francisco, California
San Narciso, California - An expanse of urban sprawl near Los Angeles, largely developed by Pierce Inverarity, The Crying of Lot 49
Santa Carla, California - vampire-infested town in The Lost Boys modeled after Santa Cruz, California
Santa Mira, California - the settings for the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Santa Rosita, California - where the treasure is buried in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Santa Teresa, California - fictional town in detective novels by Sue Grafton
Santo Bugito - setting of a cartoon series of the same name
Saria - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Scotland, Pennsylvania - Setting of the retelling of MacBeth in the movie Scotland, Pennsylvania
Seacouver - the city where most of the immortals lives in the Highlander:The Series
Selene - the titular city in Paul Féval's City of Vampires
Shadows Fall - place where forgotten heroes retire in Simon Green's Shadows Fall.
Shadyside - Town in the R.L. Stine book series Fear Street.
Shangri-La - in James Hilton's Lost Horizon
Sheepridge - small town near Lancre in Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Shelbyville, USA - Neighboring city to Springfield, USA in the television series The Simpsons.
Shell Beach - unreachable resort town in the movie Dark City
Sheltered Shrubs, Connecticut - in Klasky-Csupo's As Told By Ginger
Shermer, Illinois - in many John Hughes films including The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Silent Hill - setting of the Silent Hill video games
Silent Springs - setting of cartoon My Dad the Rock Star
Sim City, from the computer games of the same name
Smallbridge - The village where Horatio Hornblower retired after his long service in the Royal Navy.
Smallville, USA - Superboy's midwestern home town, and the town in which Clark Kent (Superman) grew up (some sources place it in Kansas, while others place it close to the North American eastern seaboard)
Snap City - setting for the comic book Madman by Mike Allred
Sneddy - according to the radio and television comedy Little Britain, the capital of the United Kingdom is Sneddy
Solace - home of the Heroes of the Lance in the Dragonlance books/role playing setting.
Songsung, Ireland - setting of Alexander Higle's "The Game of Gamberling"
South Park, Colorado - setting of the animated series South Park, possibly based on Fairplay, Colorado in South Park.
Sparta, Mississippi - setting of In the Heat of the Night; the original novel took place in a town called Wells, somewhere in the Carolinas, but the film and television adaptations moved it to Mississippi
Spectre, Alabama - in Tim Burton's Big Fish, seen first as an afterlife and later as a real town
Spent - sinister UK town in the BBC Radio 4 comedy On the Town with The League of Gentlemen (changed to Royston Vasey in the TV version)
Spoon River - in Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology
Spoonerville - Goofy's hometown on Goof Troop
Springfield, Illinois (?) - the setting for the soap opera Guiding Light. It is unclear, however, if this is the capital of Illinois like real life would suggest.
Springfield, USA, the city without a state in Matt Groening's The Simpsons television series
Springwood, Ohio - setting for the Nightmare on Elm Street films
Station Square - from Sonic the Hedgehog, featured in Sonic Adventure and Sonic's US comic series
Stafford, Indiana - hometown of Dr. Richard Kimble, where a one-armed man murdered his wife in "The Fugitive" TV series of the 1960s
Star City - hometown of DC Comics superheroes Green Arrow, Arsenal, and Speedy
Star's Hollow, Connecticut - setting of the television series Gilmore Girls
Stay More, Arkansas - setting of numerous novels by Donald Harington. Located in non-fictional Newton County.
Steklovks - in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Fatal Eggs
Stepford, Connecticut - in Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives and sequels
Sto Lat - town on the Sto Plains, famous for its cabbage in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. In Russian the name means "hundred years".
Stoneybridge - town featured in the BBC Scotland's comedy series Absolutely.
Stoneybrook, Connecticut - setting of The Baby-Sitters Club series.
Stuckeyville, Ohio - from the television series Ed
Sub Diego - from DC Comics, San Diego after it sinks into the sea.
Summer Bay - the setting for the Australian television series Home and Away
Sunnydale, California - in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series
Sunnyvale Trailer Park, outside Halifax, Nova Scotia. Home of the Trailer Park Boys
Haddonfield, Illinois - the setting for all of the Halloween films (with the exceptions of Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween III: Season of the Witch).
Hadleyburg - Mark Twain's The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg
Hadleyburg, Pennsylvania - location of Japanese owned auto factory in Gung Ho
Halloween Town - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Hanbridge - one of Arnold Bennett's "Five Towns," resembling Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent
Happy, Texas - from the film Happy, Texas
Harchester - Home of Harchester United and The Dragon's Lair, Dream Team
Harmony - the setting for the soap opera Passions
Hart, Missouri - the setting for Jack & Bobby
Haven, Maine - appears in Stephen King's, The Tommyknockers
Haven - corrupt city in Simon Green's Guards of Haven
Helldorado - the mining town in the Amazon jungle in the movie The Rundown (whose original title was Helldorado)
Hellview - Originally a town in a horror film, it is mentioned in the songs "96 Quite Bitter Beings" and "Escape from Hellview" by CKY (Camp Kill Yourself).
Herby City - Home of Andy & Lou from Little Britain
Hicksville, New Zealand - Setting for Dylan Horrocks' graphic novel Hicksville
Highland, Texas - the setting of Beavis and Butt-Head
Hill Valley, California - Marty McFly's hometown in the Back to the Future movie trilogy
Hillwood, Washington - setting of Craig Bartlett's Hey Arnold!
Hoboton - Tom Goes to the Mayor
Hogsmeade - in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, the only wizarding village in Britain
Holby - location of Holby City Hospital in Casualty
Hollyrock - the entertainment capital of the prehistoric world in The Flintstones; parody of Hollywood, California
Holy Wood - small temporary town in Terry Pratchett's Discworld (Moving Pictures)
Hooterville, USA - setting of Petticoat Junction and Green Acres, supposedly somewhere in the Midwest
Hooverville - Jumpstart 5th Grade
Hub City, Illinois - home of Steve Ditko's The Question
Hunger City - setting of the 1974 David Bowie album Diamond Dogs
Hyrule - kingdom in the Zelda video game series.
Hyrule Castle Town - a market village directly south of Hyrule Castle in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
ACDC Town - Part of DenCity, Megaman Battle Network
Acme Acres - Tiny Toon Adventures
Adano - A Bell for Adano
Al Khali - capital of Klatch in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
Al Kharid - RuneScape
Al -Ybi - city in the Klatchian desert in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. Place where the number zero was invented.
Amber - the city of which all others are shadows in Roger Zelazny's Nine Princes in Amber series about Amber (fictional realm)
Ambergris - various fantasy stories by Jeff VanderMeer
Ambridge - setting of BBC Radio's The Archers
Amity Park - setting of Danny Phantom, is named after The Amityville Horror
Ampipe, Pennsylvania fictional setting of Johnstown, Pennsylvania in All the Right Moves
Anastasia, a town with concentric channels, from Le città invisibili by Italo Calvino.
Andoshen, PA - "a fictional city located 14 real miles from John O'Hara's fictional "Gibbsville," in Daryl Ponicsan's novel Andoshen, PA. Fictionalized version of Shenandoah.
Ankh-Morpork - Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels
Antares - typical city on the border of Brazil and Argentina, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. From Érico Veríssimo's book Incidente em Antares.
Arcadia, Maryland - setting of Joan of Arcadia
Ardougne - RuneScape
Arkham - setting of several of H. P. Lovecraft's stories, based on Salem, Massachusetts.
Arlen, Texas - setting of King of the Hill
Arnette, Texas - Stephen King's The Stand
Arrakeen - Frank Herbert's Dune
Ashton, Alabama - Tim Burton's film Big Fish. Many of its distinctive buildings actually exist in Wetumpka, Alabama
Astro City, USA - Kurt Busiek's city of superheroes
Athkatla - a city in Amn, of the Forgotten Realms, setting of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Atlantis - mythical city/country/continent.
Auchterturra - generic Scottish town from Scotland the What?
Avonlea, Prince Edward Island - in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables
Earth City in Inverted World by Christopher Priest - actually a large laboratory transported to a strange environment
East Proctor, England - small Northern English town with a werewolf problem in An American Werewolf in London
Eastwick, Massachusetts - John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick
Edgeville - RuneScape
Edoras - Capital of Rohan in J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
Eerie, Indiana - Location of TV series of same name.
El Dorado - Fictional city of gold located somewhere in the New World.
Elwood City - Arthur
El-Ysa: village in Klatch in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. The inhabitants were killed when their well was poisoned (Jingo).
The Emerald City - in L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz books
Emmerdale from the British TV series of the same name
Empire Falls, the decaying New England mill town in Richard Russo's novel of the same name
Endora, Illinois - from the movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Endsville, city where The Grim Reaper, Billy and Mandy live in Maxwell Atoms' The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Entrana - RuneScape
Eos - capital city of the planet Aurora
Ephebe -somewhat Grecian city on the Circle Sea in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Ruled by the (democratically elected) Tyrant
Erinsborough - setting for the Australian television soap Neighbours.
Esseph; see David Lodge
Evarchia - in Brigid Brophy's Palace without chairs
Everville -town on the West Coast of the USA in Clive Barker's Everville
Everwood, Colorado - of the television series Everwood