10 Favorite Fictional Characters
Oh man, this is going to be a really hard one. How do I narrow it down to just ten? Jeez, I could probably do ten vampires alone! *weeps bitterly* Maybe I can cheat a little?
- Lord Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork and his foil, Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch.
- Hannibal Lecter, in any of his incarnations, but especially in the Bryan Fuller television show. I’m actually not as fond of his foil, Will Graham, if only because the poor little guy is so frickin’ helpless.
- Don Simon Ysidro from Barbara Hambly’s Those Who Hunt the Night. He’s a very realistically-written ancient vampire.
- Prime Deven O’Donnell – he somehow manages to be both vulnerable and terrifying in a Machiavellian sort of way. Dianne Sylvan is a damn fine writer, and I am thhiiiiiiissss close to flying out to Texas and filling her with various coffee beverages until she finishes the next book. WANT BOOK NOW PLZ KTHXBAI
- Methos, from Highlander: The Series. Even when the scripts were so-so, Peter Wingfield’s performance was never less than stellar. It’s no surprise that the writers changed their minds about killing him off and kept him around. :)
- Samwise Gamgee, the only person in all of Middle Earth to ever surrender the One Ring willingly. Sam’s the reason the mission succeeded — without him, Frodo would never have made it even halfway to Mt. Doom. Furthermore, Sam’s the only thing that makes the Mordor sections of the book tolerable for me (I really loathe whiny characters, and Frodo is a great big whiner for that whole series of chapters. Ugh.).
- Kyle in Party Down. He seems like a shallow, vapid twit, and he is — but he’s also basically a good guy. He’s one of the only people on the show who hasn’t either given up on life or let themselves slide into being a horrible person one way or another.
- Tony Stark, mostly in the MCU rather than in the comics. I’m a sucker for guys like him — brilliant, snarky, well-dressed.
- Agent Coulson in the MCU. Quiet, unassuming, but can kick your ass and take you down with whatever is at hand. Unflappable, but also a totally geeky fanboy at heart. Lurve.
- Darth Vader, mostly in the original first film (now “A New Hope”). Mysterious, powerful, scary as shit. My kinda guy.