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May 24th, 2017: Favorite Minor Characters
Minor characters are less than a sidekick or a side character (but not in our hearts!)
I’ve been overthinking this challenge topic for a couple of days now because the difference between a side-character and a minor character is often blurred. They told us not to overthink this challenge (so, of course I did!) but I think I’ve finally settled on my list .
The Bone Carver – A Court of Thorns and Roses Series (ACOTAR)
We might this creepy character in the second installment of the ACOTAR series. I just loved the feel that you weren’t quite sure what exactly he was and what exactly he was capable of, when get your first look at this guy. He appears to you as your greatest fear, so anyone looking upon him is seeing something entirely different. Certainly had me curious about what he actually looks like in his true form. The idea of having to bring a bone for him for him to entertain talking with you for awhile was too perfect. I love when darker characters like this one are introduced. He’s far from one-dimensional and he’s neither good nor bad. I can’t go into a lot of detail about this character without giving away some major spoilers for ACOWAR.
The Caterpillar – Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland
I knew I had to add something from one of my all-time favorite stories. I love this story so much that I’ve collected many editions of the book and lots of merchandise as well. It’s hard deciding on a character from this story because they are all pretty iconic and almost feel like side-characters. However, the majority of characters hold very small parts in the story – The Caterpillar for one is very recognizable but he wasn’t necessarily that important in the book, very unimportant infact – as Alice might say! I love how condescending The Caterpillar is, normally that would be a trait to turn you off of a character but it’s just part of The Caterpillar’s charm. I mean, what more is there to say, how can anyone not love a hookah-smoking caterpillar?
The Wheelers – Ozma of Oz
These things haunted my childhood. Anyone remember the film Return to Oz? Those things are scary as all hell *shudder* Many years later I started reading The Wizard of Oz series and came across The Wheelers in Ozma of Oz for the film time. Were they as scary as the film made them out to be? Probably not, but they were still very unsettling. There is just something about these weird characters that is enough to give me nightmares for a year. They are still great fun to read about and have stuck with me for many years.
Luna Lovegood – Harry Potter Series
Who doesn’t love Luna? I’m honestly obsessed with this eccentric, loveable and a little insane character. I know it could be argued that she is more of a side-character than a minor character but she really doesn’t play much of a part till later in the series so I’m going to count her for this. I don’t know that I’ve ever read about a character who is just so lovely, good and innocent and not wanted to punch them. For some reason, J.K. Rowling was able to pull off a very “good” character and not have her be annoying or a know-it-all. Luna is the kind of friend that most of us would kill to have around. She might not have the biggest part in the series, compared to a lot of other characters but she really made her mark despite it. One of my favorite Harry Potter characters and that says a lot.
Lying Cat – Saga
I think I need to throw in a graphic novel character here because I adore Lying Cat. The series Saga is a crazy, science-fiction read that really leaves an impression on the reader – whether good or bad. Lying Cat is the pet of free-lance bounty hunter, The Will. Lying Cat helps humanize the very rough and dangerous bounty-hunter, even though the cat might be scarier than The Will himself. Lying Cat’s main talent lies with knowing if the person is lying or telling the truth. That can come in handy when interrogating a hostage or trying to get some useful information when hunting down your latest target! I love Lying Cat so much because he kicks add, he takes no BS and because the relationship between him and his owner is very endearing – despite who they are.
Next week’s topic is: Fandoms You Are No Longer In