June 24, 2010

Top 10 Heroes

After getting a little depressed and semi sad from all the evil villains, I needed a happy post for all the characters we know and love. Here's to the brave Heroes and beautiful Heroines (mostly main characters) of my favourite books.

10. Stacey Brown from the Nightmare series by Laurie Faria Stolarz
She may not be one of the best literary character, but she is still pretty cool. Stacey goes to Hillcrest Boarding School, she's a typical 16 year old. Has a gorgeous best friend with a hot boyfriend, her grandmother taught her Wiccan, has terrifying nightmares about people dying, and a girl she used to babysit was murdered. The thing I admire most about her is throughout the series she listens to her instincts and dreams and doesn't care what people think about her and her Wicca. I mean the girl goes through a lot in these series yet still tries to move on and better the person she is. Yup, heroic.

9. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
He's the perfect romantic hero, and the love interest of Elizabeth Bennet. In the beggingin he's somewhat cocky, but after Elizabeth defiantly declines his proposal he has a new realization of how his behaviour is perceived by others. Over all he's dashing and loving and let's face it, who doesn't want a Mr. Darcy.

8. Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Atticus is a respected and hard-working lawyer and father of Jem and Scout. He is one of the most upright characters, in this book and in all literature. He is brutally honest, has high moral, He goes to great pains to teach his children on the importance of being open-minded, generous neighbors and citizens. We could all learn a few things from good ol' Atticus Finch.

7. Siruis Black from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
He's Harry's parents best friend and god father. The guy is pretty cool, his long black hair, rebel attitude, drives a motorcycle, an Animagus, I mean the guy spent 12 years in Azkaban and escaped, that makes him even cooler. Sadly, we all know his demise in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But Siruis, don't worry, you'll always be in our hearts.

6. Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll Once Alice falls through the rabbit whole she experiences nothing but nonsense. While I would be baffled and completely confused by some of the characters she meets, she actually handles it all very well. Being only seven and a half years old, she seems to conduct herself like a somewhat older child. Alice is very tough for a child, she isn't scared to talk to people, or boast her opinion, or say what she's thinking. I must admit I always wanted to be Alice as a child, and was slightly jealous of her pale blue knee-length dress with white pinafore over top. I guess I'll just have to fall down a rabbit hole.

5. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Game Series by Suzanne Collins
What I like more than anything about Katniss is the fact that she doesn't complain. There's nothing I hate more than a winy, 'I'm just going to cry about everything' type of girl character. When thrown into the Hunger Games, Katniss takes charge and becomes a worthy tribute among the other districts. The girl can hunt, survive, heal, kill, yet she has a kind heart and she loves her family. Also she has two cute guys that are in love with her, I admire that. She is easily one of my favourite girl characters.

4. Robert Langdon Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
(Due to not finding another Robert Langdon picture, I had to settle for Tom Hanks, but he is not at all my Robert Langdon)

Dan Brown described Langond to be "the man he wishes he good be". Langdon is a professor of typography, he's good looking, he's really smart, he's pretty much like Indiana Jones, (does not including whip or Nazi's). Who wouldn't want to be this guy? I know I would be the girl in the front row, eyes closed with "I Love You" written on my eyelids of Professor Langdon's class room. He saves the Vatican, solves puzzles and always get the girl in the end, now that says heroic.

3. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
He defeated the Dark Lord as a baby, an amazing Quidditch player, natural spell caster, and very attractive. He's a great friend, kind, but minus his teen angst in a few of the books. But who can blame him, I mean the kid has been through a lot. Constant fear of Voldemort, he's an orphan, everyone dies around him, so its understandable for him to say 'poor me' every once and a while. We'll forgive you Harry. From his lighting bolt scar to his jet black hair, Harry Potter is a born hero.

2. Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Great Lion, King of the Beasts, guardian and savior of Narnia. He's a talking lion, who is compassionate, magical, mysterious and that sweet lion face just makes you want to hug him. C. S. Lewis, described Aslan as an alternate version of Christ. The form he might have appeared in a fantasy world. Which makes sense since throughout the series he is gentle and loving, even Christlike if you will. Aslan is an amazing character and yes, I want him as a friend.

1. Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
I really wanted to add every Lord of the Rings character to this list. Aragorn, Gandolf, Faramier, but I thought long and hard about it and realized before elves, man, and wizards, the hobbit, Samwise Gamgee, was the most heroic. Being no more than a lowly gardener for the Baggins', throughout the books he's devoted to helping Frodo even though its not his task to bear. I mean Sam even takes on Shelob, he's a born friend and bad-ass.

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