15. Frankenstein’s Monster
- Fictional: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Unlike other top monsters on this list, people tend to often misunderstand the name of the creature. Known mostly as just “the monster,” it would eventually come to be known as “Frankenstein’s Monster” due to being created by the scientist Victor Frankenstein. First coming into the world of fiction in Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel known as Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, it was eventually made into a motion picture several times in the 1900s. Shelly was just 18 when she first started the book and it was published by the time she was 20 years old.
The movies just used the “Frankenstein” part of the story, and due to this, the monstrous creation was dubbed “Frankenstein” by colloquial mistake. The creature was notable for wanting to eat brains, moving slowly, and is incredibly powerful. While the monster was not always murderous, it acted out at times of fear or to protect its creator. We later find out that the monster learns to be quite articulate and intelligent. Yet the damage done in its earlier life made a major impact that the world would never forget.