Another Top Ten Tuesday post here for you this week we are talking about my favourite character traits. I have to say this isn’t something I think about all that often. I mean I have favourite characters but do they have traits in common, I’m not sure.
- Quirky Intelligent – I’m not really sure how else to describe this, but think that girl who is a bit odd and thus discredited but actually really smart. Example: Luna Lovegood – Harry Potter.
- Secretly Gifted – These are the characters who find out they have a secret gift or talent that make them able to do something special in their world. Example: Cassidy Blake – City of Ghosts.
- Stubbornly Wrong/Misguided – This is that character, usually the main character that knows something is up but has the wrong end of the stick and won’t let go. Example: Hannah – These Witches Don’t Burn.
- Miscast Villain – I’m not sure how else to describe this but at first it appears they have been cast as a villain but as the story goes on we see they are actually the softest. Example: Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch – Carry On.
- Studious – I don’t know what it is but a character who sits down and studies and researches out her problems and issues… *swoon* I think it’s because I like to research. Example: Klaus Baudelaire – Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.
- Loyal – I love a good character who is fiercely loyal, even if that loyalty sees them end up in deeper trouble than they could imagine. Example: Peeta – The Hunger Games.
- Sassy – I love a good sass, especially when it’s directed to the character’s “superior” either unwittingly or out of lack of care. I especially love this if it results in a romance. Example: Millie – Her Royal Highness.
- Too Soft – I’m not really sure how else to describe this, but these are the characters who think they are the worst but are legitimately amazing and discover that through the novel. Example: Sam – The Boy Who Steals Houses.
- Persistent – I love this mostly in a side character who is determined to convince the above too soft that they are worthy and amazing even if they are a bit dim. Example: August – A Thousand Perfect Notes.
- Oblivious – This is one that I love to hate and is in nearly every “chosen one” style book I read, think, Simon Snow, Katniss Everdeen, or Harry Potter, all the signs are there, everyone sees them. Everyone but them that is.
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