Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Characters of All Time


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There’s something you should probably know about me before you start reading this post.

I LOVE characters (which is probably a good thing for my writer-brain), and I get attached to them in ways that are probably unhealthy. I weep for them, I laugh with them, and I mourn them when they’re gone. Don’t get me wrong– I love “real people” too. I just have a fangirl problem.

So be ready. There will be MASSIVE fangirling ahead. MASSIVE. (Also, it’s a darn good thing this one is limited to books/graphic novels– I have half an hour to jot out this post and if I had TV/movie characters in there as well, it might literally take me all day. :P)

1. Crowley (Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett, Good Omens)

Yeah, Crowley gets top billing here. Badass Angel-Who-Sauntered-Vaguely-Downward who has a weakness for good food and classic British cars? Me likey.



2. Aziraphale (Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett, Good Omens)

Annnd I couldn’t mention Crowley without Aziraphale, now, could I? I appreciate his book obsession, and also the strange balance of utterly selfish and pervasively GOOD that Gaiman and Pratchett have achieved within his character.






3. Remus Lupin (J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter series)

I try not to play favorites with HP, since I love all the HP characters, but Lupin has always been and will always be a character that I really appreciate.









4. Katniss Everdeen (Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games)

Katniss is a badass with a heart of gold. ‘Nough said.








5. Daine Sarrasri (Tamora Pierce, The Tortallbooks)

Daine was always a girl after my own heart, and her character progression throughout this series is FANTASTIC.


6. Numair Salmalin (Tamora Pierce, The Tortall books)

Part of what drew me to Numair is that he is a TOTAL DORK…. but he’s also a badass who could kill you with his pinky finger.









7. Jem Carstairs (Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel)

Plays violin. Kicks demon ass despite his physical limitations. Kind, generous, and loving. Yeah, Jem is my favorite.

8.  Death (Markus Zusak, The Book Thief)

Doesn’t look like this. Also, BEST NARRATOR EVER.











9. Anna Korlov (Kendare Blake, Anna Dressed in Blood)

I just love her so much, both as a vengeful ghost and as the girl Cas falls for.









10. Juushiro Ukitake (Tite Kubo, Bleach)

I’m cheating a little, because he is actually from an anime/manga, but whatever. At first, I kind of hated him because to me he broke the flow of the whole Soul Society arc, but he grew on me as time went on. What can I say? He became one of my all-time favs. Funny how that turns out.





What are your Top Ten characters? Let me know in the comments or link me back to your own TTT post! 😀

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tanya M
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 18:08:49

    You’ve got Crowley and Aziraphale AND Daine and Numair in your top ten! *applause*


    • Em
      Apr 25, 2012 @ 17:46:56

      Absolutely! I just could not have one without the other, if you know what I mean. (Crowley and Azi being somewhat eternally pair-bonded in the strange place I call my mind.)


  2. Sarah Marie
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 18:19:38

    Lupin is probably one of my favorite Harry Potter characters as well!

    Also, don’t worry. Being that attached to characters is normal for a bookish person. I cried for a week after I finished Libba Bray’s The Sweet Far Thing. And I’m not exaggerating. My little sister made a game out of it. She would start talking about it, and I would start bawling my eyes out because I was so depressed! Falling in love with characters just means that the author did something right. It’s unhealthy when you start looking for the character in real life, you know?


    • Em
      Apr 25, 2012 @ 17:48:02

      Oh, absolutely– but in a way that’s exactly what an author wants, you know? They want to create someone so iconic that you never forget them and you see them everywhere. 😀


  3. beckireads
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 18:29:23

    Brilliant list. Daine and Numair are awesome characters – I squeed a little when I saw you had both on your list.


  4. Alison
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 18:47:16

    Agreed with Lupin! He’s my favorite of Harry’s mentors.


  5. booksbesidemybed
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 20:45:52

    Daine is on my list too! Great minds think a like!
    My Top Ten


  6. booksbesidemybed
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 20:46:43

    Daine is on my list too! Great minds and all!
    My Top Ten


  7. Shoeless
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 22:10:45

    Ahh Lupin was AWESOME! And I’m so glad I’m not the only one who included Death on their list! (


    • Em
      Apr 25, 2012 @ 17:45:37

      I wanted to put Gaiman’s Death from Sandman in there too, but I ran out of room and Death-as-a-narrator is my favorite :3 Thanks!


  8. Miss Anderson
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 22:43:36

    I keep going back and forth on Clockwork Angel. I don’t know if I’ll like it, but it seems to be talked about a lot and I want to see what’s it’s about. And every time I see it on a TTT post, I start waffling again!


  9. barefoot_med_student
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 02:27:29

    I don’t have any in common with you, but I love your choices. And it’s totally cool to get attached to characters… isn’t that kinda the point? 🙂


    • Em
      Apr 25, 2012 @ 17:44:13

      I know, I know– I just tend to get crazily attached to them and stalk outside their fictional windows at night and such. 😀



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