And finally I get to it. I was tagged with this over a year ago by Abby at A Glimpse of Starlight when I first got a blog. I was a super excited 14 year old, happily making my first post, full of plans on what to do next… and then it peetered. I like to think I’m doing a little better this second time round. I’m certainly trying. Anyway, way back then I was tagged with this, and now, finally, I’m doing it. Yay! *bounces*
The rules are thus: list your ten favorite screen characters, and tag ten bloggers.
The first was surprisingly difficult. I thought I would be overwhelmed with characters and have no end of people to pick from, but when I sat down to make the list I had a really hard time coming up with just ten. I don’t watch a lot of TV or movies. But I did it (and then remembered a ton of other characters that I love – go figure). 🙂
Of course the Doctor tops my list (even though it’s not in any particular order). For those who are confused why there are thirteen people in the above picture… the Doctor regenerates. He’s an alien from a planet called Gallifrey, and when he is close to death he changes his body. Along with the body change comes a complete personality change, as well, so everyone who watches Doctor Who has a favorite Doctor (or, at least, I haven’t found someone who doesn’t). Mine is, without a doubt, the tenth Doctor, commonly referred to as Ten.
No… he’s not insane… maybe just a little… *grins*
“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world!”
Just like everyone has a favorite Doctor, almost everybody has a favorite companion. Or they’re like me and can’t decide and are torn and there are so many good companions and I love them all… yeah.
Anyway. Rose Tyler was my first companion and I haven’t found one that I like more than her. Donna and Rory come close, but it’s definitely Rose.
“You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right even when everyone else just runs away.”
I just started watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Saturday. I got through 10 episodes (I was sick – this is not a normal occurrence), and easily one of favorite characters is Phil. I had liked him the Avengers (who didn’t?), but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. really expands on his character. He’s basically the dad of the whole crew.
“I’ve seen giants. The good ones are not heroes because of what they have, it’s what they do with it.”
Well, I guess technically Fitz, if I don’t want to break the rules. But you really can’t have Fitz without Simmons. These two are also from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fitz is on the left, Simmons is on the right, and they’re practically inseparable. They’re not a couple (as far as I’ve watched, at least) and I hope they never become one. I love their relationship as friends, and it gets annoying when every close friendship gets shipped.
Fitz is a scientist in some technical technology area that I probably couldn’t pronounce even if I tried. His character development is easily my absolute favorite on the show so far. There’s tiny character quirks and bigger stuff and you can actually see him changing and this is what I want my character development to look like. I’m taking notes. Also he is just very, very lovable. And Scottish.
“If we had a monkey, we could get in.”
~Captain America/Steve Rogers~
Might as well knock out the last MCU character while I’m at it. Captain America has always been my favorite Avenger, since even before I ever saw the movies. A friend of mine used to tell me about him and quote the funny bits of the Avengers to me. His looks have nothing to do with it (although they don’t hurt), it’s his unwillingness to budge from what he believes to be true. His loyalty to Bucky when almost everyone else was against them. But he’s not perfect. If he was perfect, he really would be a comic book character, but he’s not. Even if Civil War tore me into little bits. I’m definitely team can’t-everyone-just-make-up-and-be-friends-again.
“There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.”
Gandalf. Everyone knows Gandalf. Even if you haven’t seen or read any of the movies or books, you know Gandalf, and you could probably quote the “You shall not pass”. Gandalf is amazing. I had a really hard time picking the quote to put below. Gandalf, in both the books and the movies (although I’m sticking to the movies for this, since it’s screen characters), has so many good ones. He gives the best advice.
“So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.”
Sam Gamgee could easily be called the real hero of Lord of the Rings. I can’t really say why, because it involves major spoilers for the whole series. Sam stuck with Frodo to the very end.
“How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.”
While Ron Weasley is my favorite character from the Harry Potter books, Hermione is my favorite character from the movies. I am Hermione, really. Or I want to be, at any rate. She loves books, and learning. Light reading to her is a huge, dusty old tome that probably hasn’t been checked out in over a hundred years. But she’s brave, as well, and a great friend. She is what I would call a “strong female character” (even if I heartily dislike that term).
“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery and – oh Harry – be careful!”
I could not get through this list and not mention Lucy. The Chronicles of Narnia were pretty much the only movies I watched when I was little, and I watched them over and over again. I lived and breathed Narnia. I wanted to be Lucy. She is the one who believes, who keeps her child-like faith, even when growing up. Queen Lucy the valiant.
“Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.”
And now we come to the last on this list. Eustace Clarence Scrubb. Eustace is a fantastic character, and Will Porter did an amazing job of portraying him. He’s probably my favorite part about the Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie. In the beginning he’s really truly awful, extremely unpleasant, and all together horrible, and at the end he’s changed so much.
“We spoke often of Narnia in the days that followed. When my cousins left after the war ended, I missed them with all my heart, as I know all Narnians will miss them till the end of time.”
So there you have it. Tagging time! Let’s see… I tag Mary, Julia, Savannah, Sarah, Meredith, Emily, and Jonny. Not quite ten, but I kinda ran out people… Feel free to steal if I didn’t tag you and you want to do it. Please do send me a link if you do!
What did you think of my list? Who are your own favorite screen characters?