Friday, 11 December 2015

Fiction characters that I would die to know in real life

Warning: the following post will contain quite a lot of fangirling (and caps). 

My favourite part of a story is the character. Even me, a ginormous fan of explosions, gunfights, explosion, car chases, random science that doesn't always make sense (*cough* Dr. Who *cough*) and explosions, will not like a story with lame characters. 

Who cares about the end of the world if the people on it don't matter? 

Therefore, the following list of awesome people was created (in alphabetical order, so I don't have to order them BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL AMAZING.)
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Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl)

I am a huge, huge, HUGE Artemis Fowl fan. (AND THEY'RE MAKING A MOVIE EXCUSE ME WHILE I FLAIL LIKE A CRAZY FANGIRL!!!!) 

Artemis is so deliciously bad in the first few books (and selfish and cruel) but eventually through his adventures and friends he turns into this amazing guy who would literally do anything to protect his friends. His friendship with Holly and Butler especially is so deep and real and it's just awesome. (Although he'd be a hard person to be friends with in real life. I would feel so stupid all the time.)

Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)
Biblio represents the average person. Most people are totally comfortable staying at home by the fire, but Biblio proves that once you go on that adventure that you can accomplish the most amazing things. You can be brave and honest and care about people so much that your heart breaks, but you can be so much more if you only just follow that gray wizard. (And may I just say that Bilbo/Martin Freeman totally made The Hobbit movies?)

Captain America (Marvel)

He's just so good. I don't even get it. He's the "ideal" character we should all probably strive to become (brave, honest, caring, selfless, awesome) while still having the dark side that makes him relatable. Just look at his weapon! It's to protect, not to destroy. 
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Cress (The Lunar Chronicles)

Cress pretty much grew up alone in a satellite with little to no contact with the outside world. When she finally gets out, she feels a little stupid, lost, confused and scared BUT she still tries her hardest to help save the world. She's sweet and innocent but still a strong character at the same time, and she's fiercely loyal to her friends. 

Deryn (Leviathan)

Deryn disguises herself as a boy to join the airforce in a WW1 steampunk Britain. Not only does she not take no for an answer, but she has the greatest voice ever and is constantly pulling her friends out of trouble. She's also totally impulsive and has a soft side for the wee beasties on her ship and a certain prince, which I think is pretty darn awesome. (And she's always saying "barking spiders!" which IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!)

The Doctor (Doctor Who)

Can we take a moment to appreciate that this dude travels across time and the universe, defeating evil aliens because he loves life and imagination? He so totally gets that life is sacred and that's why he fights. And how does he fight? With words, science, his two hearts and a sonic screwdriver. He doesn't use weapons of mass destruction or guns or anything. He protects and only kills when necessary. I think we need more heroes who don't pull a gun out at the earliest opportunity. (Plus the 10th Doctor has great hair :) )
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Edward Tulane (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane)

Edward is a simple toy bunny who, in the beginning, is obsessed with his silk clothes and his perfect, fluffy ears. He gets lost, though, and after sitting at the bottom of the ocean, in a landfill and travelling the world alone, he eventually doesn't care about how he looks or what he has. He only wants to be loved. I think he's so beautiful. Love is the most important thing in the world and when he loses it (then finds it again) my heart broke for him. 

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Smart, brave, selfless? Need I say more? This is Hermione Granger we're talking about here. She hardly needs a long paragraph describing how awesome she is. 

The Penderwicks (The Penderwicks)

(I couldn't choose one of them, alright? They're all so amazing.) The Penderwicks are four sisters who tackle life head on, with a lot of shoving, running, yelling, love and care. They all stick up for each other no matter what and bring the carefree, summer daze into everyday life. They exaggerate and have weird traditions and love each other and their friends to death. Life would never be boring with the Penderwicks. 

Viola/Todd (Chaos Walking)

(Once again, I couldn't choose one. Todd and Viola are inseparable.) They're so brave and care so, so, so much for each other that they start and finish wars just to keep the other one safe. When one starts to fall under the weight of saving the world, the other picks that person back up and they never leave each other, no matter what. Love like that is hard to find in today's world. 

Who are your favourite characters? Did any of mine make your list? Tell me in the comments, my jabberwockies!

12 comments:

  1. Bilbo for sure makes my list. One of my other favorites would be Meg Murray, from "A Wrinkle in Time". Also, for many of the reasons you listed in regards to Captain America, Bonnie Silver from the "Dragons in our Midst" series. Thanks for the great post!

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    1. Ah, I love Bilbo!!! He's just adorable in both the books and the movies. Meg is pretty awesome, but I haven't read "Dragons in our Midst". I'll have to get ahold of it.

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  2. I would love to meet Artemis, although I'm sure he would find me dreadfully boring. XD But who knows? Maybe I'd get along with Butler instead. Who else would I want to meet? Hmmm... Must give it some thought.

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    1. I know, right? I think I would probably just follow him around like a lost puppy while he plotted my unfortunate demise. I think Butler would just scare me too much, but I think I'd get alone with Holly well.

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  3. :P I've always felt that I would seem pretty stupid next to Artemis Fowl. And I seriously love Captain America--he's mine and you can't have him. I'm with you on the tenth doctor's hair--I love all the doctors, but ten's hair has a special place in my heart. Hermione is pretty much my hero, and Viola and Todd are just so asdlfkjasdklasdfl. Also Manchee. And Katniss. And Ruby from Imaginary Girls. SO MANY CHARACTERS GAHHHH *runs around in circles screaming*

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    1. I know, right? But he's just so awesome I would have to try to be friends with him.

      *glares* Bring it on, Liz. Bring it on.

      *melts into a puddle* Ten's hair just kills me. And Manchee. WHY MANCHEE, WHY?!?!?!

      I KNOW, THERE'S TOO MANY!!!!!

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  4. I love all of these characters, especially the Doctor!I think Sherlock would be on my list though, even though he'd be a hard person to know :)

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    1. I would LOVE to meet the Doctor. I didn't put Sherlock on my list because he would be extremely hard to be in the same room as him. Meeting him, maybe. You have an excellent taste in characters, Kate :)

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  5. Batman All The Way15 December 2015 at 12:22

    I love all of those characters so much (at least the ones I've heard of - never heard of Deryn, Todd or Viola, Cress, etc.) and I could probably cry if I met the 10th Doctor or Captain America. I would maybe die on the spot if I met either (also Bilbo is so cool). May I also say that I would die to meet any of the Parks and Rec characters? April, Andy, Ron, Leslie, Ben... the list goes on. Also, Batman seems like a pretty cool dude. Not Superman, though, who is very rude, may I point out.

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    1. That, ma soeur, is because you don't read the books I shove in your face :) Agreed, though. YES I LOVE PARKS AND REC!! And nah, Spidey All The Way ;)

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  6. All I want is to be Hermione's best friend :'(

    (I actually once had a dream from her POV, I was hanging out w my true love, Fred, and Lee Jordan. I was so sad to wake up.)

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    1. You and me both, you and me both. Hahaha, that's hilarious!

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