Walter White Named TIME’s Most Influential Fictional Character of 2013

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By Riza Ornos | December 16, 2013 3:35 PM EST

After 5 riveting seasons, "Breaking Bad"  made its final season and ends Walter White's saga in the world of drugs and guns. The popular TV series maybe gone from television but its legacy continues as Heisenberg himself was hailed TIME's most influential fictional character of 2013.

AMC's "Breaking Bad" is still making waves in popular culture when the show dominates the nomination at the Writers Guild Awards and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The series earned a nomination for Best Television Drama Series at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards and earned a host of nominations for the 2014 SAG Awards.

Bryan Cranston epic portrayal of Walter White has remained TV's most loved character and this year's most influential fictional character. Aaron Paul portrayal of Jessie Pinkman has made the show more captivating and he has earned a number of awards for his role, and two recent nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

TV's most complex and developed character, Walter White has made "blue meth" a household term for 5 wonderful years. The conflicted father and husband is nothing but inspirational that fans went out of their way and give him a actual obituary in the Albuquerque Journal when the show ended on September.

Now fans around the world are rejoicing for another milestone that this show has earned, thanks to the ensemble cast stellar performance.  "Breaking Bad" has proven yet again how an anti-hero show can capture the hearts of millions of fans and still craving for more after the show ends.

Since its inception, "Breaking Bad" is breaking records when it comes to awards and sparking thousands of Internet debates about the show's values and morality. The show's finale literally made the world stop for a second so fans can ponder upon the journey of an ordinary chemistry teacher that turned into a meth-cooking drug kingpin.

Other fictional characters who made the cut for this year is Olivia Pope from "Scandal," Katniss Everdeen from "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sophia Burset from "Orange Is the New Black," Carlos Danger and Frank Underwood from Netflix's "House of Cards."

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