Science Fiction is a genre that creates stories set in imaginative and futuristic worlds. Science Fiction is based on our human understanding of science and technology, and explores ideas of time travel, space exploration, extraterrestrial life, advanced science, and planetary colonization. Sci-fi allows us to imagine what life would be like if robots took over or if we could fly around in cars. There are many famous sci-fi films that have imagined other planets and worlds. Star Wars is the most famous sci-fi franchise, which takes place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

What is a science fiction story?

A science fiction story typically involves the science and technology of the future. Science fiction stories mix the principles of science and science theories. A science fiction story is generally believable, but ventures onto the fantasy genre. Stories often create situations from present day and the past. They also include human elements and explains scientific developments that could affect human society in the future.

What is the difference between science fiction and fantasy?

Science fiction deals with scenarios and technology that are possible or may be possibly based on science. Fantasy on the other hand is an older genre than science fiction and deals with themes that are not plausible in real life. Both science fiction and fantasy require rules just because fantasy is not based on scientific facts doesn’t mean that anything is possible and can do anything.

Who invented science fiction?

The invention of science fiction can be attributed to Mary Shelley. She invented the genre when she wrote Frankenstein and The Modern Prometheus in 1818. Mary Shelley was only 19 years old at the time and was ahead of her time. Frankenstein was originally published anonymously with a preface by Percy Shelly. The second edition was later republished in 1822 with Mary Shelley taking credit for her work.

Science Fiction Guides
Browse through our curated Science Fiction Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Science Fiction. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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6’1” | 1.85 m
December 25, 2005
10th Doctor
185.000
2005.00
17000
3D
10th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 3, 2010
11th Doctor
183.000
2010.00
13300
3D
11th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 23, 2014
12th Doctor
183.000
2014.00
11300
3D
12th Doctor
5’6” | 1.68 m
October 7, 2018
13th Doctor
168.000
2018.00
17800
3D
13th Doctor
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 23, 1963
1st Doctor
173.000
1963.00
5600
3D
1st Doctor
6’3” | 1.91 m
December 28, 1974
4th Doctor
191.000
1974.00
8000
3D
4th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 26, 2005
9th Doctor
183.000
2005.00
10700
3D
9th Doctor
5'11" | 1.81 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Admiral Ackbar
181.000
1983.00
38000
3D
Admiral Ackbar
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Matrix (1999)
Agent Smith
188.000
1999.00
21000
3D
Agent Smith
5’9”–6’2” | 1.75-1.88 m
The Matrix (1999)
Agents
188.000
1999.00
950
3D
Agents
5’11” | 1.80 m
2010
Amy Pond
180.000
2010.00
15000
3D
Amy Pond
6’0” | 1.83 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Anakin Skywalker
183.000
1999.00
93000
3D
Anakin Skywalker
Ant Man
137000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)
Ant Man
178.000
1962.00
137000
3D
Ant Man
BB-8
53000
26.5” | 67 cm
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
BB-8
67.000
2015.00
53000
3D
BB-8
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
3D
Baby Groot
16” | 40.5 cm
2019 (The Mandalorian)
Baby Yoda | Grogu
40.500
2019.00
122000
3D
Baby Yoda | Grogu
7’2” | 2.18 m
Alien (1979)
Big Chap
218.000
1979.00
450
3D
Big Chap
6’0" | 1.83 m
Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)
Black Panther
183.000
1966.00
2300000
3D
Black Panther
5’5” | 1.64 m
Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)
Black Widow
164.000
1964.00
238000
3D
Black Widow
Boba Fett
128000
6’0” | 1.83 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Boba Fett
183.000
1980.00
128000
3D
Boba Fett
7’ | 2.13 m
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein
213.000
1935.00
40000
3D
Bride of Frankenstein
C-3PO
60000
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
C-3PO
175.000
1977.00
60000
3D
C-3PO
6’1” | 1.85 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)
Captain America
185.000
1941.00
422000
3D
Captain America
5’7” | 1.70 m
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968)
Captain Marvel
170.000
1968.00
1900000
3D
Captain Marvel
6’7” | 2.01 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Captain Phasma
201.000
2015.00
46000
3D
Captain Phasma
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Alien (1979)
Chestbursters
24.400
106.700
1979.00
5900
3D
Chestbursters
Chewbacca
109000
7’6” | 2.29 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Chewbacca
229.000
1977.00
109000
3D
Chewbacca
5′11″ | 1.80 m
July 30, 1970
Christopher Nolan
180.000
1970.00
154000
3D
Christopher Nolan
5’2" | 1.57 m
2012
Clara Oswald
157.000
2012.00
9700
3D
Clara Oswald
6’5” | 1.96 m
2002 (Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
Count Dooku
196.000
2002.00
42000
3D
Count Dooku
5’6”-7’ | 1.68-2.13 m
1966
Cybermen
213.000
1966.00
8800
3D
Cybermen
Daleks
33000
5’-6’6” | 1.52-1.98 m
1963
Daleks
198.000
1963.00
33000
3D
Daleks
5’10” | 1.78 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Darth Maul
178.000
1999.00
133000
3D
Darth Maul
6’8” | 2.03 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Darth Vader
203.000
1977.00
215000
3D
Darth Vader
Data
23000
5’11” | 1.80 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Data
180.000
1987.00
23000
3D
Data
6’0” | 1.83 m
Prometheus (2012)
David 8
183.000
2012.00
450
3D
David 8
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
Prometheus (2012)
Deacons
305.000
2012.00
1500
3D
Deacons
5’3” | 1.60 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Deanna Troi
160.000
1987.00
39000
3D
Deanna Troi
26”-32” | 66-80 cm
45”-54” | 114-137 cm
Demodog
80.000
137.000
4700
3D
Demodog
6’-10’ | 1.83-3.05 m
Demogorgon
305.000
116000
3D
Demogorgon
6’1” | 1.85 m
Back to the Future (1985)
Doc Brown
185.000
1985.00
25700
3D
Doc Brown
5’9” | 1.75 m
Watchmen (2009)
Doctor Manhattan
175.000
2009.00
18000
3D
Doctor Manhattan
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
1.910
1973.00
17000
3D
Drax
5’10” | 1.78 m
Alien (1979)
Ellen Ripley
178.000
1979.00
14000
3D
Ellen Ripley
5’10” | 1.78 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Emperor Palpatine
178.000
1980.00
107000
3D
Emperor Palpatine
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien (1979)
Engineers
274.000
1979.00
1500
3D
Engineers
2’9” | 83.8 cm (Upright)
2’4” | 71.1 cm
4’11” | 149.8 cm
Alien (1979)
Facehuggers
83.800
71.100
149.800
1979.00
31000
3D
Facehuggers
Finn
40000
5’10” | 1.78 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Finn
178.000
2015.00
40000
3D
Finn
8’ | 2.4 m (novel)
Frankenstein (novel, 1818), Frankenstein (film, 1931)
Frankenstein’s Monster
240.000
1818.00
211000
3D
Frankenstein’s Monster
Furiosa
11000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Furiosa
178.000
2015.00
11000
3D
Furiosa
Gamora
91000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Gamora
170.000
1975.00
91000
3D
Gamora
6’1” | 1.85 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
General Armitage Hux
185.000
2015.00
27000
3D
General Armitage Hux
7’1” | 2.16 m
2005 (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
General Grievous
216.000
2005.00
77000
3D
General Grievous
5’7” | 1.70 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Geordi La Forge
170.000
1987.00
13000
3D
Geordi La Forge
5′6″ | 1.68 m
May 14, 1944
George Lucas
168.000
1944.00
158000
3D
George Lucas
Ghost
1600
5’6” | 1.68 m
Iron Man #219 (June 1987)
Ghost
1.680
1987.00
1600
3D
Ghost
Gort
9700
8’ | 2.4 m
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Gort
240.000
1951.00
9700
3D
Gort
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
3D
Groot
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 28, 1978
Gwendoline Christie
191.000
1978.00
237000
3D
Gwendoline Christie
2’–3’ | 61–91.4 cm (Upright)
4’–5’ | 1.22–1.52 m
Prometheus (2012)
Hammerpedes
91.400
152.000
2012.00
350
3D
Hammerpedes
Han Solo
149000
6’1” | 1.85 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Han Solo
185.000
1977.00
149000
3D
Han Solo
Hawkeye
92000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)
Hawkeye
173.000
1964.00
92000
3D
Hawkeye
Hulk
184000
8'2" | 2.5 m
Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)
Hulk
250.000
1962.00
184000
3D
Hulk
Igor
47000
5’7” | 1.70 m
Frankenstein (1931), Young Frankenstein (1974)
Igor
170.000
1931.00
47000
3D
Igor
5’7” | 1.70 m
The Invisible Man (novel, 1897), The Invisible Man (film, 1933)
Invisible Man
170.000
1897.00
42000
3D
Invisible Man
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
3D
Iron Man
5’9" | 1.75 m
12’9” | 3.9 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Jabba the Hutt
175.000
390.000
1983.00
86000
3D
Jabba the Hutt
5’10” | 1.78 m
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)
James T. Kirk
178.000
1966.00
55300
3D
James T. Kirk
6’0” | 1.83 m
2002 (Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
Jango Fett
183.000
2002.00
41000
3D
Jango Fett
6’5” | 1.96 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Jar Jar Binks
196.000
1999.00
80000
3D
Jar Jar Binks
6’4” | 1.93 m
July 19, 1982
Jared Padalecki
193.000
1982.00
210000
3D
Jared Padalecki
5’10” | 1.78 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Jean-Luc Picard
178.000
1987.00
26300
3D
Jean-Luc Picard
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 15, 1990
Jennifer Lawrence
175.000
1990.00
952000
3D
Jennifer Lawrence
5’3” | 1.60 m
2016 (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jyn Erso
160.000
2016.00
45000
3D
Jyn Erso
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Hunger Games (2012)
Katniss Everdeen
175.000
2012.00
37000
3D
Katniss Everdeen
6’0” | 1.83 m
Star Trek: The Original Series (1967)
Khan Noonien Singh
183.000
1967.00
10000
3D
Khan Noonien Singh
6’0" | 1.83 m
Jungle Action #6 (September 1973)
Killmonger
1.830
1973.00
44000
3D
Killmonger
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
2.310
1962.00
36000
3D
Korg
Kylo Ren
223000
6’3” | 1.90 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Kylo Ren
190.000
2015.00
223000
3D
Kylo Ren
6’0” | 1.83 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Lando Calrissian
183.000
1980.00
60000
3D
Lando Calrissian
Leeloo
82000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Fifth Element (1997)
Leeloo
175.000
1997.00
82000
3D
Leeloo
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Luke Skywalker
175.000
1977.00
133000
3D
Luke Skywalker
6’2” | 1.88 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Mace Windu
188.000
1999.00
43000
3D
Mace Windu
Mad Max
147700
5’10” | 1.78 m
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max
178.000
1979.00
147700
3D
Mad Max
4’1” | 1.24 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Maz Kanata
124.000
2015.00
21000
3D
Maz Kanata
5’9” | 1.75 m
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)
Montgomery Scott
175.000
1966.00
10600
3D
Montgomery Scott
6’0” | 1.83 m
The Matrix (1999)
Morpheus
183.000
1999.00
52000
3D
Morpheus
Mysterio
111000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Mysterio
180.000
1964.00
111000
3D
Mysterio
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
3D
Nebula
Neo
99500
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Matrix (1999)
Neo
185.000
1999.00
99500
3D
Neo
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Neomorphs
244.000
2754.000
2017.00
8400
3D
Neomorphs
6’2” | 1.88 m
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)
Nick Fury
188.000
1963.00
54000
3D
Nick Fury
5’10” | 1.78 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
178.000
1977.00
21000
3D
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Odo
19000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Odo
183.000
1993.00
19000
3D
Odo
Okoye
25000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Black Panther #1 (November 1998)
Okoye
1.700
1998.00
25000
3D
Okoye
Ood
18000
6’-6’6” | 1.83-1.98 m
2006
Ood
198.000
2006.00
18000
3D
Ood
3’3” | 100 cm
30” | 76.2 cm (Diameter)
Alien (1979)
Ovomorphs
100.000
76.200
1979.00
4460
3D
Ovomorphs
5’3” | 1.60 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Padmé Amidala
160.000
1999.00
55800
3D
Padmé Amidala
5’9” | 1.75 m
Tales of Suspense #45 (September 1963)
Pepper Potts | Rescue
1.750
1963.00
41000
3D
Pepper Potts | Rescue
5’8” | 1.72 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Poe Dameron
172.000
2015.00
38000
3D
Poe Dameron
Runners
Size comparison drawings of Runners comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The Dog Alien (also known as the Runner) is one of the evolutionary stages of the Xenomorph. Xenomorphs evolve according to the characteristics of their host animal. The Runner is defined by its ability to walk and run on four legs, meaning it has evolved from a quadrupedal, such as dog. Runners are incredibly fast, strong and light-footed. They have long domed heads and can spit acid. They are silent predators, and extremely difficult to kill.

Runners have an upright between 6’–7’2” (1.83–2.18 m), typical crouched height between 3’9”–4’6” (1.14–1.37 m), and an overall body and tail length of 11’–12’ (3.35–3.66 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Runners with height measurements
The Dog Alien (also known as the Runner) is one of the evolutionary stages of the Xenomorph. Xenomorphs evolve according to the characteristics of their host animal. The Runner is defined by its ability to walk and run on four legs, meaning it has evolved from a quadrupedal, such as dog.

Runners have an upright between 6’–7’2” (1.83–2.18 m), typical crouched height between 3’9”–4’6” (1.14–1.37 m), and an overall body and tail length of 11’–12’ (3.35–3.66 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Runners with height measurements
Runners
Height:
6’–7’2” | 1.83–2.18 m (Upright)
Width:
Length:
11’–12’ | 3.35–3.66 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Height (Crouched): 3’9”–4’6” | 1.14–1.37 m
Species: Xenomorph XX121

Stage: 4

Actor
First Appearance
Alien 3 (1992)

Drawings include:
Runners elevations (assorted)

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Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo

Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo is a fictional Vice Admiral in the Resistance in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She is General Leia’s long time friend and mentee. After the command bridge is wiped out in a lethal blow from the First Order, the chain of command leaves Holdo in charge of the resistance until General Leia recovers. She is best known for her sacrifice at the end of The Last Jedi, when she launches the resistance Star Cruiser into the First Order fleet at light speed, giving the rest of the resistance time to escape to the planet Crait.

Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, portrayed by Laura Dern, is 5 foot 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

Series of elevation drawings of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Amilyn Holdo is a fictional Vice Admiral in the Resistance in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. She is General Leia’s long time friend and mentee. After the command bridge is wiped out in a lethal blow from the First Order, the chain of command leaves Holdo in charge of the resistance.

Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, portrayed by Laura Dern, is 5 foot 11 inches (1.80 m) tall.

Series of elevation drawings of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in multiple poses and measured with overall height
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
Height:
5’11” | 1.80 m
Width:
Length:
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Weight:
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Actor
Laura Dern
First Appearance
2017 (Episode VII: The Last Jedi)

Drawings include:
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo front, back, side

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Jean-Luc Picard
Height comparison diagram of Jean-Luc Picard compared to other Star Trek characters

Jean-Luc Picard is one of the most well-known characters from the Star Trek franchise. He served the Starfleet during the 24th century as the commanding officer of the USS Stargazer, USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise -E (which led to him becoming Admiral). A respected and well-liked leader, Jean-Luc Picard was driven by his sense of duty, and his desire to explore new worlds. Under his captainship, the Starfleet made first contact with 27 alien species.  He went on to serve as Arbiter of the Succession of the Klingon Empire. Jean-Luc Picard is played by Patrick Stewart.

Jean-Luc Picard is portrayed by Patrick Stewart with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Jean-Luc Picard with overall height
Jean-Luc Picard is one of the most well-known characters from the Star Trek franchise. He served the Starfleet during the 24th century as the commanding officer of the USS Stargazer, USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise -E (which led to him becoming Admiral).

Jean-Luc Picard is portrayed by Patrick Stewart with a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Jean-Luc Picard with overall height
Jean-Luc Picard
Height:
5’10” | 1.78 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Species: Human

Actor
Patrick Stewart
First Appearance
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Drawings include:
Jean-Luc Picard elevations (assorted)

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Red Skull
Set of drawings comparing the height of Red Skull to other MCU characters

Red Skull, also known as Johann Schmidt, is a fictional super solider and head of Hydra in Captain America: The First Avenger and the extended Marvel franchise. After experimenting with the Super-Soldier formula on himself, he gains powers but also deformities and is left an outcast. Away from the Nazi regime and feeling betrayed, he establishes HYDRA as its own force also aiming for world domination. He is eventually destroyed by his own tesseract, stolen from the Asgardians, in a fight with Captain America.

Red Skull is portrayed by Hugo Weaving in the MCU with a height of 6’2” (1.88 m). The comic book height of Red Skull is 6’5” (1.96 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Red Skull in assorted poses
Red Skull, also known as Johann Schmidt, is a fictional super solider and head of Hydra in Captain America: The First Avenger and the extended Marvel franchise. After experimenting with the Super-Soldier formula on himself, he gains powers but also deformities and is left an outcast.

Red Skull is portrayed by Hugo Weaving in the MCU with a height of 6’2” (1.88 m). The comic book height of Red Skull is 6’5” (1.96 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Red Skull in assorted poses
Red Skull
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’5” | 1.96 m
Weight:
Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Hugo Weaving

Powers
Scientist with genius intellect; expert commander and tactician; telepathy; astral projection
Real Name
Johann Schmidt
First Appearance
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)

Drawings include:
Red Skull front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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BB-8

BB-8, aka Beebee-Ate, is a fictional astromech droid in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is originally Poe Dameron’s adorable sidekick, later joining forces with Finn and Rey after being separated from Poe in a crash. He is responsible for successfully delivering a piece of the map to Luke Skywalker’s location, allowing Rey to later find Luke. Like R2-D2, BB-8 speaks in only beeps, relying on Rey, Poe, and C-3PO to translate to the rest of the team, and communicating with body language and the occasional thumbs up in their absence. He is identified by his distinctive orange and white coloring.

BB-8, voiced by Voiced by Ben Schwartz & Bill Hader, is 26.5” (67 cm) tall.

Set of illustrations of BB-8 in various poses measured with overall height
BB-8, aka Beebee-Ate, is a fictional astromech droid in the Star Wars movies and extended franchise. He is originally Poe Dameron’s adorable sidekick, later joining forces with Finn and Rey after being separated from Poe in a crash.

BB-8, voiced by Voiced by Ben Schwartz & Bill Hader, is 26.5” (67 cm) tall.

Set of illustrations of BB-8 in various poses measured with overall height
BB-8
Height:
26.5” | 67 cm
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Actor
Voiced by Ben Schwartz & Bill Hader
First Appearance
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

Drawings include:
BB-8 side (rolling), front, side (thumbs up)

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