Monday, November 24, 2014

Build-A-Character


We've chatted about villains, and we've picked out our sidekicks, so today, it's time to play build a character! The hero/heroine of a fantasy novel is usually a big deal-breaker, as my feelings towards a story are gravely affected by this character. The fantasies I've loved often feature characters that are warriors with a great sense of vulnerability, but even more importantly, the characters I've loved are always flawed. Their imperfections make them real to me as a reader, and I've always loved that. So today, Hannah & I are "building" our ideal character!

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What would be your defining trait?

Oh man. This is a really hard question because there are so many great character traits I could and would want to pick: ferocity (like Celaena), stubbornness (like Alanna), peacemaker (like Sandry) and many more. But I suppose I would most like to be known for my cleverness, like Hermione Granger. (first appearance: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling)

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What would be your weakness?

This is actually a surprising choice, to me, but I would say being overly sentimental (whether about people or things). A character who I think does sort of have this weakness is Anne Shirley, who often loses herself in daydreams and imaginings, getting completely overwhelmed with emotion. (first appearance: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery)

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What would your special ability be?

I think I'd best like to have a magical ability, just because I can. So, I would say that I would want to have the elemental powers that Iolanthe Seabourne possesses. I'd be able to wield all of the elements, and how awesome would that be? (first appearance: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas)

What would be your defining trait?
What would be your weakness?
What would your special ability be?
Share some of your favorite characteristics of your favorite characters in the comments!

4 comments:

  1. Defining trait is duty/responsibility, I always love that. Weakness is loyalty. Special ability is compulsion. Mk, so that is kinda a lot like Keenan from Wicked Lovely... but still... ;)

    Love your choice of cleverness too.



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