Some characters we love, some characters we loath. Most characters make us think or teach us something valuable through their actions. Here are some of my favourite fictional characters!
I couldn't do this post without mentioning something to do with Harry Potter. Whilst I have so many characters from the series that are my favourite of all time (it was hard to just name three), I have decided on just three. Harry, Hermione and Mcgonagall. Ironically Harry is my favourite character. Throughout the books I was rooting for him to survive, whilst also being a good person and doing the right things. All things considering he turned out to be a faithful friend, brave and compassionate. As well as making me laugh out loud with his snarky comments. I found Harry really funny at times. My second pick from the series is Hermione. Hermione is a lesson to us all to stick to your guns and stand up for what you believe in. I know me and Hermione would be great friends, whilst we discuss feminism and House Elf Rights. Last but not least from Harry Potter we have Professor Mcgonagall. Minerva was like a parental figure of sorts to Harry and although firm, she was always fair and stood by him in times of need. She is a fantastic role model and I adored her in the books. In the films it also helps that she is played by Maggie Smith, one of my all time favourite people.
Another favourite of mine is Rosie Dunne from 'Where rainbows End' by Cecelia Ahern. I love this book and thought Rosie was such a well-written character. She is so realistic and embraces life's ups and downs. She was funny and witty and just so loving. She was realistic which is what makes me connect with characters, I would recommend this book! - I would just like to add as I am writing this I'm about 100 pages from finishing this book whilst on holiday, but Rosie is firmly one of the best characters I have ever read.
Two more favourites are Jacob and Emma from the Peculiar Children Trilogy by Ransom Riggs. The dynamic between their relationship is something that I look forward to reading, they are so cute! I enjoy reading this duo and seeing them grow and the challenges they have faced. This trilogy is coincidentally one of my favourites as well.
Baz from 'Carry On' and a fictional character in 'Fangirl' both by Rainbow Rowell. Much like the reasons why I love Harry Potter, Baz is witty and funny, the dynamic between him and Simon Snow is also enjoyable to read, and I can't help but enjoy hate to love relationships.
Next up we have Manon and Aelin from S J Maas' 'Throne of Glass' series. If there is one thing I love more than a female kick-ass protagonist, it's two of them! Say what you will about the rest of the characters/series but these are two of the best female characters currently in YA Fiction. As much as I hate to use this word they are feisty, will say what they like, look out for themselves and they are flawed. Finally two female characters who aren't just there to move along the plot or look pretty. These two get things done and won't be fooled around by a love interest. Because of their flaws it makes them realistic and in my opinion likeable, I hate to read 'perfect' characters and I enjoy reading characters I might not like at first. So Manon and Aelin deserve a spot on the list.
Magnus Bane is one of the first characters I ever read and loved. There seems to be a theme here between me and snarky fictional wizards. Magnus is from the Cassandra Clare Shadowhunters world. He is caring, compassionate, selfless and funny. All he wants is to be liked and find love. likewise in every tv/movie adaptation they seem to have capture Magnus' air of 'I don't care' and his easy going ways. He is again just such a fun character to read, and the Magnus Bane Chronicles offer a delightful insight to Magnus' life!
As you can tell by the way I talk about them, these are my favourite characters! There were however so many that I wanted to choose. Who are you favourite fictional characters?