Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Favorite Fictional Characters

Fictional or not, these "people" rock....so behold a list of my 15 favorite people who never existed (in no particular order) and why I love them so....

Marguerite St. Just (The Scarlet Pimpernel series)-because she is brave, passionate, loyal, frighteningly impulsive, and wonderful.

Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)-because he is both heart-breakingly romantic and disturbingly psychotic in a way no other character can be.

Anne (Anne of Green Gables series)-because she is the first character I felt I could be best friends with.

Oz (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)-because he is smart and sweet and sarcastic, and the first character I wished I could date.

Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)-because she has her own universe...because she created her own language...because she reinvented the heroines of modern tv...because I am a nerd.

Don Quixote (Don Quixote)-because chivalry is never truly dead.

Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew series)-because nothing says awesome like a matching sweater set and a post-investigation sundae with Bess.

Dr. Horrible/Billy (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)-because he is the best anti-hero in the Whedonverse (Mal from Firefly being a close second), because he sings, because he is played by Neil-Freakin'-Patrick-Harris, and (once again) because I am a nerd.

Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)-because she was so ahead of her time, yet perfectly proper for her time.

Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)-because where Elizabeth goes, Mr. Darcy must follow...and because he is the fictional character I find most swoon-worthy as an adult.

Meg (A Wrinkle in Time)-because this was my first science fiction book and I always liked to think I was just like her.

Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes series)-because no matter how much I tried I could never be as smart as he is and I respect that.

The Gilmore Girls (The Gilmore Girls)-because their dialogue is so fantastic it makes them count as one character.

Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables)-because he can be honorable and playful at the same time...because I love him in the first book, but even in the last as an older man I appreciate him.

Holly Golightly-because how can you NOT love her?

Do you have a fictional character you were once best friends with (or just wish you were)? Ever had a crush on an imaginary person? I can't be alone.

1 comment:

Debra said...

No, but I had an imaginary friend. Long story short: she was more interesting and entertaining than any fictional character in books - although I loved good books too.
Enjoyed this fun post, and my visit here. Hope you'll stop by and visit me too.