Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Who's your favorite character?!

Who're your favorite male and female characters of all time & why?

And I mean, if you could only pick ONE of each.


Anastasia @ Here There Be Books said...

Favorite male character: Christopher Chant from Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci chronicles (although I also like the wizard Howl from Howl's Moving Castle a lot, too. Also Cat. Also any Diana Wynne Jones character, really, even the baddies)

Favorite female character: Harriet the Spy, HANDS DOWN

Anastasia @ Here There Be Books said...

Oh! I forgot the why.

Chris Chant: because he's funny and sarcastic and dresses like a player and is actually a very nice person. He's got all the best bits in the Chrestomanci stories, too. (Well, he IS the Chrestomanci, so I suppose that makes sense.)

Harriet: because she's fierce and obsessed with journaling and even though she's pig-headed I think she'd be a fun friend to have.

Carla said...

Frankie Landau-Banks from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks. I have many reasons why I love Frankie so, the main reasons being she is fiesty, kick ass and such a sneaky, scheming weapon of girl power.

Boys, I love too many boys. I don't beleive being monogamous with book boys is something I can do.

Mariah said...

Girl: Alanna from The Song of the Lioness Series by Tamora Pierce because she knows what she wants and is not afraid to do all she can to get it. Also she is very loyal.

Guy: Spencer from Suite Scarlett because unlike most boys in books he is not the love interest, he is hilarious and awesome.

Amee said...

Favorite male character is easy: Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables. It's hard to say what exactly about him is so appealing. He's just awesome is all. He loves Anne so much and waits for her to get over her silly ideals and realize he's the one for her.

I guess I'll go with Christy by Catherine Marshall as my favorite female character. My only reason is because it's the book I say is my favorite when asked. I can see bits of myself in so many and want to be like so many others that I have several favorites!

Lenore Appelhans said...

Impossible to answer. IMPOSSIBLE!

Unknown said...

Female: Aerin from THE HERO AND THE CROWN. Because she starts off so weak--but ends up fighting. She faces hard stuff, and it's hard work to overcome it, but in the end, she's just strong enough to do what needs to be done.

Male: Edmund from Narnia books. Because he's not at all a perfect person, but he changes. It's the dragon scene in VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER that really does it for me--what he tells Eustace after, he seems so real.

So, apparently, I like change and dragons ;)

(Arya) Paige said...

Oh, wow! What a question. Okay here goes:

Arya: I (obviously!) adore Arya from the Inheritence Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Why? She reminds me of myself and she kicks butt. She's not the kind of girl to let anything stand in her way. And, duh, elves are awesome! :)

Jacob Black: *guilty face* Okay! Before you judge me, no, I am not the biggest Stephanie Meyer-Twilight fan. But I DO love Jacob. Why? Because he's awesome. I liked him before the wolfie thing and after. He's the familiar guy in the story. The friend, the loyal loveable person who gets the bad end of the deal. And c'mon! Those abs are SMOKIN'! haha

Awesome post. I love things that engage people like this and give them a bit of an outlet to vent. Thanks! =)


Anonymous said...

Oh. Toughie.

Boy: Well, I'm having a serious obsession with The Demon's Lexicon's Alan Ryves right now, because he's awesome. But then there's Cassel in White Cat, and Derek in The Summoning and Atticus Finch. These choices, they are too hard. I'll stick to Alan, but this is my preference today. Tomorrow is a totally different story.

Girl: Almost harder. I like Liesel in The Book Thief very, very much. Oh, but Katniss. Can I have two? Please? (If not, I pick Katniss. Because she is pretty close to the opposite of a passive character and she's awesome and I love her.)

Liz. R said...

This is so very hard.

Male: Someone just said Alan Ryves from The Demon's Lexicon series, but I have to go for the other brother. Nick Ryves. My God, that boy. It's unhealthy how much I love him. He's just hilarious and he tries so hard and he's got the whole bad boy thing going on...ahh. But there are so many others too; Archer from Hex Hall, Derek from the Darkest Powers trilogy, Jace,'s endless.

Female: Hermione, end of. Without her, Harry would have died in book one, no joke. She's just awesomeness personified. Close second is Katniss, and I love Annabeth from Percy Jackson too.

Kathryn said...

I'm going to have to second @Amee here. As soon as I read the post Gilbert Blythe popped into my head. Gilbert was a good friend, suffered balefully as a rejected lover, and never gave up on Anne. He went on to be the ideal beau and husband, while remaining Anne's closest friend.

And female (of course) is Anne herself, of Green Gables fame. She made me feel that my overactive imagination and occasional mouse in the pudding was nothing to be ashamed of.

And if we're voting on favorite best friend / supporting character? Diana Bary...

Deeps said...

Favorite male character: Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights

Favorite female character: Thalia from Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Unknown said...

I'm obsessed with THE HUNGER GAMES right now, so I've kind of got to go with Katniss and...Peeta? Gale? Haymitch?!?

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