Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Top 10 Favorite Characters in "X" Genre

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Top Ten Tuesday
Top 10 Favorite Characters in Science Fiction/Fantasy
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

It's okay.  You say it.  Cop out!  This "genre" is huge and can kind of encompass anything I want it to...yeah, it's going to be that kind of week.  So "top" ten my be a stretch.  I'd prefer to call this a list of ten favorites.  I've exhausted my favorites, but there's a new crew that I've genuinely come to care about and root for in the context of their stories.

1) Ron Weasley in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling - My affection for Ronald Weasley is real.  I spoiled the ending of The Deathly Hallows by scanning the last few pages for the mention of his name.  He's loyal.  He's sincere.  And he's brave exactly when he needs to be.  Sigh...

2) Bo Marsden in Rash by Pete Hautman - This is one book I think back to quite often.  It was my first meeting with Pete Hautman, and just a really awesome book.  Here's this kid who has a bit of a temper, and, well, rash, but he's a good guy.

3) Percy Jackson in The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - The combination of modern day and Greek myth is brilliant, but its Percy that holds the story together.  The reluctant hero, more concerned with helping then gaining notoriety, he's a good guy, and someone I'd like to have beside me in battle.

4) Roar in Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - Percy has my heart, but Roar has my allegiance.  Poor Roar.  He's heartbroken and lost, but he's really the best friend I've seen in teen lit in a while.  He genuinely cares and protects, and while he's pretty single-minded, he accepts an outsider without a second thought.

5) Morpheus in Splintered by A.G. Howard - I know he's a baddy, but he's such a fun baddy that he can get away with all the trouble he causes.  He's the guy you love to hate...and he has wings.

6) Miss Havisham in The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - A member of Jurisfiction, counselor at a pretty hilarious anger management meeting, and book jumper extraordinaire...Jasper Fforde's Miss Havisham is a lady I'd like to have around.

7) Lord Death in Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt - Poor, tender, patient Lord Death.  Sure, he's creeper, but he's dreamy too.

8) Grimalkin in The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa - The cat sith is kind of mean, really sarcastic, and totally unreliable, but he's got flare and spunk.

9) Black Butler in Black Butler by Yana Toboso - So what if he's a demon and can kill you like it's nobody's business.  He bakes some mean pastries, and he's at your beck and call.

10) The capaill uisce in The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - I know they aren't really characters, but these are flesh eating horses.  They are SCARY.  I think I'd rather take on a zombie than a cannibalistic horse.  Awesome.

So that's it.  That's "ten of my favorite" characters in science fiction fantasy.  Who would you add to the list?

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, so glad to see Jasper Fforde on your list! Thursday is at the top of mine this week. :) I always get all fan-girly when I see someone else mention Fforde's novels. You're awesome!

    Here's my TTT for the week. Happy reading!


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