Previously, I mentioned ENTP as the grey type of MBTI who cannot put a side to join the dark side or the bright side. They can be good companions to do noble actions such as charity or helping people in any kind of miserable situations but they are also ready to be your partner in crime, literally. As a fellow of mine said that ENTPs are easily shift or nicely said: We are adaptable. Thus, we stand between black and white which is grey. Later on, we can adjust the shade of grey that we need. Just remember one think that ENTPs rarely stand on the side where good guys who believe in justice stay. We are trolls and we like the idea of chaos sometimes. I have collected some data of fictional characters that portray ENTP. Most of them are anti-hero, annoying but witty protagonist, or even completely villain who also do surprising things. Here they are.
Bugs Bunny! He is, indeed, the King of Troll in Looney Tunes and he can be described as an ENTP with the shade of cloudy light grey. He has done lots of vicious and crazy stuffs to avoid and fight Elmer Fudd, the hunter, back. He does lots of pranks to outwit Elmer and puts him in trouble. Even if you watch the show closely, Bugs seems enjoy doing the pranks and such stuffs that may have killed Elmer Fudd. Thank God it’s cartoon. However, he does those things to survive. Who wants to be hunted, anyway?
Is Deadpool a hero? No he is not. So, does it mean that he is a villain? Well, he is also not. He simply identifies himself as a bad guy, who hunts and kills the worse guys. Obviously, his pervert mind, dirty mouth, rotten avocado face, and his psychopathic desire to slice and shoot his enemies into pieces are out of heroic criteria. He is not everyone’s idol like Steve Rogers (Captain America), but he is also not interested in dominating the galaxy like Thanos. He naturally enjoy chaotic stuffs but he maximize his psychopathic passion to annihilate pathetic guys who try to mess with him or people he cares about. Talking about the shade, Deadpool is grey, just grey. By the way, I am interested in the book he is reading in the picture above.
Garfield is an evidence of how annoying but adorable an ENTP is. Garfield often steals Jon’s meals especially if it is lasagna. No one can stop him to eat lasagna. However, despite his greedy appetite, his owner loves him and claims that Garfield is irreplaceable, not even by Odie. Talking about Odie, his friendship with Garfield is an example of how ENTP can be friend to almost everyone, even though his natural enemy. Well, similar to Bugs, Garfield earns the shade of cloudy light grey.
Hades, son of Cronus, brother of Zeus and Poseidon, God of the underworld. Well, I should add: ‘The enemy of Hercules’ since the Hades that belongs to ENTP type is the one from Disney. Hades is one of many examples of how narcissistic an ENTP is. He, indeed, loves and admires himself. In many ways, he believes that he is better than his brother, Zeus and see Hercules as not more than filthy half-god creature. More than that, Hades is also witty and opportunist. He knows how to lure his enemy by summoning Megara to seduce our hero, Hercules, so he can easily capture him and neutralize his god-like power, turning Hercules into mortal. However, as always, villains are destined to be failed. After all, Hades is a shadow grey.
‘Why fight when you can negotiate?’ Remember that line from this badass pirate? ENTP confirmed. Well, it does not mean he is never involved in any battle. He is a pirate anyway. He is a pirate and pirate is normally merciless and ruthless bad guy but look at him. He is one badass sociopath who chose the way of pirate. He kills, he steal, and he hijack ships but his negotiable trait proves that he is not standing on the dark side where most bad guys belong to. Jack Sparrow is a smoky grey.
Responsible for dr. Harley Quinzel mental disorder and transformation into Harley Quinn, Murdering Jason Todd with crowbar, becoming a diplomat of Iran,letting his face skinned, breaking his own neck, even stealing kid’s report card for fun, Joker is a lunatic. If I would like to describe him as color, he might be charcoal grey. Why not pitch black for he is a crazy psychopathic nemesis of Batman? It is philosophical, Charcoal is black, but it will turn into slight grey once it is burnt. Joker, however, have said that he will stop doing chaotic crimes if Batman stops fighting crimes. There we go, Batman is the fire that burn Joker as the charcoal.
Saul Goodman is literally the devil’s advocate. Who is the devil he works for? Indeed, The Great Heisenberg a.k.a. Walter White! Saul is an attorney who helps many felons from assassin to drugs dealer who need legal aid or to cover up their crimes. He is not the bad guy who kills or sell drugs. He does not even use drugs but helping the number one meth chef in USA launder his money and cover all of his crimes by still having the image of flamboyant celebrity lawyer with hilarious TV commercial makes him earn the shade of silver.
‘Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.’ That’s how he described himself when our friend, Captain America questioned who Tony Stark is without the Iron-Suit. Think about how cocky that statement was. However, Stark is the excellent example of how arrogant ENTP is. His over-generosity is an accurate evidence of his arrogance, his talent in making lots of money and at the same time his inability in managing it. More than that, it also have brought several problems. Stark is generous, too generous that he often has no idea to whom he donates his money to. Sometimes, surprisingly, out of his control, the money goes to the bad guy. He is also hated by many people for his arrogant attitude. However, Tony is still one of the most heroic and badass superheroes. He is the silver guy. Shining on his arrogant heroic role. He saved the world from alien invasion, though!
Heavy drinker, unwanted son, betrayed by his sister and his own father, ended up killing his father and set himself free to serve the mother of dragons. Tyrion Lannister, is a real badass and valid proof of this statement: Size does not matter. He even tamed the dragons of Daenerys Targaryen and became her Queen’s Hand to help the Mother of Dragons claiming the Iron Throne to rule seven kingdoms. Tyrion is a true debater and dangerous tactician. He is witty and does not mind to kill people who hurts him and anyone he cares about. Similar to Deadpool, he is not the nemesis of the series but he is also not the guy people easily like because of his heroic actions. Tyrion is pure grey.
In conclusion, all of the characters above are naturally sarcastic, witty, and uneasy to be liked. People mostly like the heroic characters while most ENTPs are not quite. Anyway, do you see your favorite fictional character(s) from my list?