Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Favorite Screen Characters Tag

Brett  and Opal were awesome enough to tag me for the Favorite Screen and Game Characters tag! (You should go look at theirs, by the way.) Basically, I am to discuss my ten different characters on screen—a hard one, simply because I enjoy watching movies more than I like reading books, probably.


Loki


Okay, okay—I’m a fangirl. I’m sorry. But he has a delicious character arc, for starters, and I like his sibling action with Thor. Initially it sounded like he was supposed to be a maniacal evil guy, but he turned into this deeply emotional and justice-seeking individual. ♥ Also, Tom Hiddleston.


Olivia Dunham

One of my favorite things that has been said about Fringe is that it’s the show where the girls get the guns—and she shoots plenty of things. Also, by the way, she’s close with her sister Rachel. AND SHE GETS TO BE WITH PETER AND LINCOLN WITHOUT AN AWKWARD PAINT YOUR WAGON REDO!

Mal Reynolds

I don’t know when I started adoring Mal. Maybe after the third episode—he finally proved that he is a very moral character, but he’s also morally ambiguous. Funny, firm, kind, and a good leader. He also looks lovely in a pretty floral bonnet.

Zoe Washburne

First of all, I like that she’s a female ISTJ—lots of times they are guys and that is depressing when you like to look up to both genders instead of just one. Elizabeth and I had this discussion the other day—Zoe is good at being a woman. She loves her husband exclusively and passionately, is respectful of authority (unless the authority is stupid), can shoot a gun, and will fight for what she believes in. Yet, she’s kind and nurturing, a strong leader. She’s feminine and emotional, but she doesn’t let those things define or get in the way of what she wants to do.

Also, when she is handed her best friend’s ear, she doesn’t even blink, she just sticks that thing in her bra and drags her husband away like nothing.

Simba

Simba is awesome. His story just goes full circle—he begins as a fearful child in need of forgiveness, and when he confronts his past and accepts his rightful responsibility, he receives it and administers justice in the land. Then, as his daughter reaches adulthood, he learns to step back and give that same forgiveness as well.

Geraldine Granger

I understand why this show got some hate mail—Geraldine is a vicar (that’s British for pastor) and she does some pretty sinful things. She’s been known to sleep around, she turns to food instead of God, she can say bad words, and she almost married Mr. Horton. But I can’t be more grateful that Dawn French asked that Geraldine be more naughty, because pastors aren’t perfect. She shows, in many ways, that your faults do not make you feckless. Sometimes it’s the people closest to God who need the most forgiveness.

Mr. Magorium

I don’t know why I don’t own this movie; it always makes me cry. It’s funny, because I never think I’m going to love it as much as I did last time. But I do. He ignites joy in live, speaks wisdom amid strife, and whispers poignant words facing death. He isn’t afraid of anything, and his defining traits are forgiveness and love. He knows the value of a gift. More than that, he never undervalues what he has already been given: life.

Guinan

Guinan is awesome. She’s wise, and unorthodox. She listens to people’s stories and always delivers calm, measured advice. She takes advantage of the opportunities out there and isn’t afraid to jump on beds, nor is she afraid to confront her captain when there is something he needs to hear. My dad’s favorite Star Trek episode is “Darmok” (which is undeniably awesome) but despite the many I have seen, I really like the one following: “Ensign Ro.” She reminds me of myself, and that Guinan would go out of her way to help Ro Laren made me happy.


Madmartigan

Madmartigan has the best character arc, too. He’s in a cage left to die, and maybe even for good reason, but he learns to fall in love, learns to work as part of a team, and learns to love a little baby girl he eventually takes as his own. He learns responsibility, and despite the fact that he is the traditional swashbuckling hero he doesn’t arrive at the scene of the climax until the battle has already been won. And he’s funny.

Charlotte La Bouf

Lottie is so funny. She’s the spoiled rich girl who is hankering for a husband—we all know the trope. But I still like her. She’s kind to Tiana and shares her belongings without hesitation. She’s enthusiastic. She’s the blond babe but she doesn’t get a singing role. She loves her dad. When her wedding goes all to pieces and she learns that she was going to marry Lawrence, she still holds it together and is willing to kiss Naveen—no marriage required. She doesn’t get married. She goes to Tiana’s restaurant, dances with Naveen’s six-year-old brother, and she’s happy.

Eliot

Surprise, Eliot from made his way in here. Maybe an eleventh character is against the rules but in the month that I’ve known him I have fallen for him, head over heels. He cooks, he beats people up, he has amazing hair, he’s smart, he’s funny, and he’s the best. That is all.

Um, yeah. Really. That is all. *ahem*

Who are some of your favorite screen characters? Let me know in the comments or, better yet, link me to your own post!


(Also... I got all these pictures from Pinterest. I do not own them. Obviously. If I owned The Lion King I would probably not have to get a job this summer.)

20 comments :

  1. Loki and Simba!They're awesome :D
    Besides them I haven't seen the rest of the movie/shows these characters are in :P
    I think mine would have
    Sherlock (Sherlock)
    Tyrion Lannister (GoT)
    Walter White (Breaking Bad)
    Donna (Suits)
    Phoebe (friends)
    Chandler (friends)
    many more :P

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    1. I know! They are awesome. Oh, I have to say that I love Sherlock, Tyrion, and Chandler as well—they're all funny, sarcastic, and endearing in an awkward kind of way. Lol!

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  2. ALL THE FIREFLY. I'm pretty sure I've seen that whole show several times through because it's so, well, shiny. I think Mal is probably my favorite too but I do have a soft spot for Wash. *is happy that you have Zoe as ISTJ too because that's what I thought*

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    1. I know. I've watched the series three times since July. Mal is beautiful, and so is Wash for that matter. In fact, I love THE WHOLE CAST but Mal and Zoe in particular. (It says ISTJ on TVTropes and who am I to argue?)

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  3. I don't know most of these characters, but I finally watched Marvels The Avengers and Loki was sooo good. I now need to watch all the other films.
    Thanks for doing the tag :))

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    1. Yes, you do need to watch! It's hardly even a choice. Okay, I kid. It is. But I hope you enjoy all the movies! :D Thanks for tagging me! :)

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    1. I can't help but agree! Thanks for visiting, O!

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  5. I love that you referenced Firefly! That show is so awesome. I definitely agree with you on Mal and Zoe, but I love all those characters! Eeee! I want to re-watch it now, haha.

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    1. I know; the whole cast was perfect, wasn't it? I wish I could have done everyone, but that's ten characters altogether (because Serenity is a character, too). Rewatch it! Peer pressure! Do it! Yay!

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  6. Aaaah, that Loki edit. I loved that gif. And Simba and Charlotte! (Yes, I have a thing for Disney. Marvel counts as Disney, right?)

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    1. Of course Marvel counts as Disney. It's too beautiful not to. But yes, Simba and Charlotte and Loki are the pedestal of Disney people I love. Yay. :)

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  7. Eliot Eliot Eliot

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    1. Eliot Eliot Eliot Eliot.

      Eliot.

      Eliot.

      <3

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  8. I love Loki, Olivia, and Eliot! (Although I have to say, Parker is my favorite Leverage character.)
    I also love Neal Caffrey from White Collar! Have you seen White Collar? Talk about an awesome character. I love Tony Stark and and Cumberbatch's Sherlock too!

    ~Sarah Faulkner
    Inklined

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    1. Yes! They are great—and yes, Parker just gets awesomer and awesomer by the episode. <3

      I haven't seen White Collar, but it sounds like I may have to look it up. Both Sherlocks are awesome as well, I agree!

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  9. Oh, I adore Guinan! Now I want to go watch Star Trek...

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  10. I don't know most of these- but I watched Avengers the other day and I loved it. It's so awesomee. I obviously don't watch enough TV shows :) This is an interesting choice though :)

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    1. That's what I want to hear! Yes, Avengers is awesome. :) Although, it's no crime to be discretionary with your movie choices. Thanks for reading!

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