Top Ten Favorite Secondary Characters

Yoinked from:


1. Will from “His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman  (I say anyone not in all books of a series can be considered secondary, if you’re wondering.)

2. Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman (This one’s a little iffy, as it’s really an ensemble cast, but…dammit, I love him and I am taking this chance to declare it!)

3. Rob Anybody from the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett.

4. Maddie from “Fever” by Lauren DeStefano (She is by far my favorite character overall.  I desperately want her to wind up in charge of everything.  This is my head-cannon.)

5. Thorin from “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkein (The primary reason why I detest the old cartoon version is their horrid characterization of Thorin.)

6. The Jester from “King Lear” by Shakespeare (He has, by far, the best and most brilliant insults of all the bard’s works.  And THAT, my friends, is saying something!)

7. The Persian from “Phantom of the Opera” by Gaston Leroux (WHY does he not show up in more movie versions??  He is wonderful!)

8. Puddleglum from “Silver Chair” by C.S. Lewis (You TELL that witch, you beautiful pessimist!)

9. Calcifer from “Howl’s Moving Castle” by Diana Wynne Jones (I want him to run my house!)

10. Gollum in everything by J.R.R. Tolkein (I know I already did something from “Hobbit”, but this counts as separate since it covers “Lord of the Rings,” too.  The sneaky creature stole my love from “Riddles in the Dark”.)


Who are yours?

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. turtlephoenix
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 01:26:11

    Can I use TV characters, as well as books?
    Marian Erle from Aurora Leigh. She’s very sweet and genuine.
    Diana from Anne of Green Gables. She’s also very nice and a good friend to Anne.
    Nephthys–Isis gets all the attention, but Nephthys is more interesting.
    Emilia from Othello–She’s tough and more relatable than Desdemona, I think, simply because she is an ordinary woman instead of a noble woman. She’s fiercely loyal, too.
    Puck, from both Shakespeare and the manga, Berserk.
    The Man with the Thistle Down Hair, from Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
    Witch Baby, from the Weetzie Bat series, although she did get her own book later. She’s all violet and black and silver, and rides around on roller skates with a camera. She’s misunderstood and scary, but she has the biggest heart in the world.
    Mandy, from Ella Enchanted. I want her for my godmother.
    Elrond from Lord of the Rings

    From TV:
    Gaz, from Invader Zim
    Willow and Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Miroku and Sango from Inuyasha


  2. turtlephoenix
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 01:27:44

    And since I brought up Puck from Berserk, I should also add Schierke the ten year old witch and goofy Isidro.


  3. Bridget Maryalice
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 15:45:46

    1. Katsuya Jonouchi from Yu-Gi-Oh!
    2. Tomoyo Daidoji from Cardcaptor Sakura
    3. Saetan Sa Diablo from the Black Jewels books
    4. Grantaire from Les Miserables
    5. Jimmy Palmer from NCIS
    6. Castiel from Supernatural
    7. Donna Noble from Doctor Who
    8. The Weasley Twins from Harry Potter
    9. Beth from Y the Last Man
    10. Takuto Kira from Full Moon wo Sagashite


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