Another Top Ten Tuesday from the Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is your top ten favourite characters from whatever genre you choose. I chose Fantasy, because I really love fantasy. They aren't necessarily in order, but yes. Here they are.
Cauthon from Wheel of Time
Cauthon was my favourite in the beginning, because he was sort of
happy-go-lucky, and he was plucky. Looking back I also think he’s one of the
more realistic characters. I realize he’s a character in a Fantasy novel and he
has the memories of dead generals in his head and he wins everything. The thing
about Mat is that his behavior and his reactions seem sort of believable and
logical. He doesn’t want to be a big leader and tries to run away. And he is a
bit whiny in the middle, but it is justified. He is a good leader though. He
always comes through for his friends and he stays true. He always does his duty
even if he doesn’t want to.
nó Delaunay from Kushiel’s Legacy
a prostitute-geisha-courtesan who lives basically as a slave to a very rich
man. I like Phedre because I think people underestimate her. She’s obviously
clever. She learns just about every language there is, she can pretty much read
people like open books. And she saves her country again and again. I think
she’s a badass who is willing to go the extra mile to save her people.
Shahrizai from Kushiel’s Legacy
that it is a bit weird to also like the biggest traitor from the same series.
Melisande is also a badass who is willing to do anything to get her way. She is
tough, she is cold and she is so cool. I realize that she is a traitor who
ruins her country and she sells off people, has people killed and all that, but
I just really, really like her. She has redeeming qualities, she loves her son,
and she tries to help him and I respect her for that.
Weasley from Harry Potter
Ginny. Come on. Ginny is awesome. Ginny is a badass lady. I like that during
the book series Rowling just sort of hints during the entire series that she is
perfect for Harry. I like that she stands up to Harry. I like that she is
tough, I like that she’s still sad and still cries. She’s awesome.
Lovegood from Harry Potter
basically my favorite Harry Potter character, of all time. Luna is an amazing
person, because she goes her own way. She is a bit naïve, but she is true to
herself. She is cool, she makes her own ridiculous clothes and stuff. She is
amazing. She doesn’t crumble to pressure. She is a good friend, she also stands
up to her friends if they need it. She is a very cool person and I want to be
her friend. She’s so weird and I love her.
Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire
doesn’t seem like people like Sansa, and whatever, but I really like her. She
starts out as a very unlikeable girl. She believes in Joffrey no matter what
and she is mean to her sister, but Sansa is the one character that grows the
most. She learns to become this badass young lady. She is very dignified and
strong, and I really like her. She thinks she has lost her entire family and
she just keeps going and tries to carve out her own place in the world. When
there’s a war and Cercei goes fucking mental Sansa holds the women together.
from Immortal beloved
really cool. She is quite insufferable in the beginning, but she’s snarky and
she’s fun. She is tough as hell and she tries very hard to become a better
person. I can’t believe I still haven’t read the last book, but I will. Nas is
tough and a bit bitchy, but I think she is generally a good person and she
grows a lot in the novels. I like that she is a believable, apart from the
whole immortal thing. I think that if you’d lived for 900+ years you would be
jaded and sad and angry and it’s very believable. And she is a snarky bitch and
she says the things you sort of want to say.
from The Girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making
doesn’t love a wyvern who thinks he’s half library? If someone told me he
thought his dad was a library and he knows everything about things starting
with the letters A to L he would be my best friend. And should probably be
sectioned. Anyway. He is a wyverary. That is freaking awesome. Also he is a kind
wyverary. He is a good friend to September and he always has a good story to
Belacqua from the Golden Compass
her mostly when Will’s not around her. In the first book Lyra is brilliant, she
is badass, and she is cool and tough. And then Will comes around and Pullman
turns her into a whiny, girly wanker. When she isn’t around him she is really
cool and badass and she survives a world that isn’t hers. She is willing to
sacrifice pretty much everything to save her friends. She leaved Pan alone on a
beach and she confronts her Death to help her friends, Lyra is amazing. Phillip
Pullman is a shit head. I liked her so much, and then he went and ruined her.
10. Chandresh Christophe Lefevre from the Night Circus
is amazeballs. I considered leaving it there, but yes. Chandresh is basically
the guy who makes the circus. He is influenced by Celia’s dad and Marco’s
trainer, whose name escapes me, but Chandresh makes the first tents, he
suggests the concepts and he brings people together, he is flamboyant and weird
and temperamental and I really, really like him. I don’t know what it is. I think
I just really want to go to one of his parties. Also, his name is outstanding.