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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! 😀