Ahh.. America the beautiful. Land of the free and home of no portion control. We are, after all, the birthplace of deep-fried butter, on-demand delivery services, and Tinder. But we’re also home to some great on-screen portrayals of what it means to truly be American. So to celebrate the birth of this great nation, here are 12 fictional characters — each a pop culture patriot — who live every day like it’s Independence Day.
“America” is in his name and his costume is basically an American flag, so… automatic pop culture patriot here.
Proof that American capitalism can do good things.
The woman behind the leader of the free world has unwavering support for the president… until she doesn’t.
Unabashedly optimistic in the face of local government bureaucracy. Loves powerful women in politics, Joe Biden, and waffles.
He’ll fight for freedom wherever there’s trouble. A real American hero… and ultimate pop culture patriot.
The president we all deserve, deliverer of great speeches, and commander of alien-busting forces.
A U.S. government agent AND an Amazonian warrior princess. Uses her gods-given superpowers to defend justice, truth, and gender equality.
Understands and fully takes advantage of the privileges his immigrant parents worked hard to give him.
Just your regular propane-selling, beer-drinking, lawn-mowing, law-abiding, sports-loving Texan (born in Yankee Stadium, New York).
Army vet and Medal of Honor recipient, ping pong diplomat, shrimp boat captain — life really is a box of chocolates.
A prime example that in America, anyone can be president.
When the rest of the world thinks “American,” they imagine Homer: Beer, donuts, and power plants. D’oh!