Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #9

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

This week's topic: Top 10 Most Memorable Secondary Characters. This is a toughie!

Halt in John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series. 
I have a hard time calling him a secondary character because he really is like another protagonist. But he isn't the protagonist of the series, so I guess he's a secondary character.
  • Areida in Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted. 
I love best friends, especially best friends whom the protagonist is forced to leave behind in order to protect them. And still the best friend remains loyal. Areida is one of those.
  • Las Bombas in Lloyd Alexander's Westmark Trilogy. 
Another favorite character type is the witty conman, be they villain or secret friend. Las Bombas reminds me a lot of Mr. Tigg in Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit (another favvie), and so he's an absolute favorite.
  • Cinna in Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy. 
For those of you who saw the movie, but didn't read the book, they totally got Cinna wrong in the movie! I like the Cinna in the books, not the movie. I wasn't expecting to when I first read the book, but I really did.
  • The Black Prince in Cornelia Funke's Inkworld Trilogy. 
One of Dustfinger's oldest friends, caring, and full of good advice, the Black Prince has got to be one of my favorite secondary characters in this entire trilogy. He's just awesome.
  • Meenore in Gail Carson Levine's A Tale of Two Castles
Again, I have a hard time calling Meenore a secondary character because he's so important to the plot, but he's also not a protagonist. I love dragon characters, and Meenore is one of my favorites. He's like a dragon version of Sherlock! :)
  • Thorn in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. 
Yeah, Thorn kind of rubs me the wrong way, and I want to deck him half of the time. But at the same time, he's a fun character. He serves a purpose to the story and doesn't become a love interest for Cinder.
  • Fernald (AKA the hook-handed man) in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. 
I really don't know why, but Fernald, the hook-handed man, was always my favorite out of Olaf's henchmen. I never really imagined that he was all that bad of guy, and I always pictured him as a pretty classic Depression Era mobster. But still not all that bad of a guy. He may be the reason The Grim Grotto is my favorite out of the books.
  • Noah in Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys. 
He doesn't say much, but he's always there and he's just a bit quirky. Out of all the boys in this book, he was my favorite.
  • Tyson in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. 
Adorable. Like a teddy bear. Funny. There's just nothing about Tyson to dislike.

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