Blog Hop: My Favorite Screen Characters

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Eek! I am so excited to participate in my first blog hop! I was tagged by the lovely Rae Oestreich to list my top 10 favorite screen characters! Needless to say this is going to be very hard for me to only choose 10…but here goes nothin’!

1. Korra – Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Strong, powerful, and witty. Korra is the perfect example of a strong woman with very human flaws. She fights, she cries, she gives up, she succeeds. I applaud the screenwriters for creating a real woman I can root for.
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2. Kenzi – Lost Girl
Kenzi is a normal girl surrounded by Faeries with amazing powers, and somehow she manages to be the most bad ass character on the show. She is loyal, flawed, and unashamed of who she is. We could definitely be best friends.
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3. Rory – Doctor Who
I know this is a complete turnaround from the others, but the character development that this man went through during his time on the show – magnificent. He goes from being this dorky nurse totally swooning over Amy Pond, to an ass kicking Roman Centurion in a totally well-paced, believable way. Oh, Rory…a writer’s dream.
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4. Regina – Once Upon A Time
Another fantastic example of character development. Regina is a great reminder that every villain has a past, and not every villain is completely evil. She is misguided, but you can’t deny how cunning and driven she can be. Gosh, I just love this character.
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5. Wolverine – X-Men
I mean, seriously. Look at him.
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6. Loki – The Avengers/Thor
Another chaotic neutral that I just can’t resist. Also, he reminds me of Robin Goodfellow, so there’s that.
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7. Sophie – Howl’s Moving Castle
I love how this outcast overcomes her fears and grows throughout the movie. This film is brilliant, and this character is perfectly flawed. Not to mention a spit fire who isn’t taking your shit – even if you’re a fire god.
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8. Olive – Easy A
To be fair, I love Emma Stone in everything that she does, but particularly this character. She redefines what it means to be a strong young woman, and opened my eyes to issues on mysogyny and feminism that I couldn’t see before…all in a quirky comedy!
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9. Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Because bad-assery is a thing, that’s why. The super corny 90’s catchphrases certainly helped as well.
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10. Elsa – Frozen
As you can probably tell, I am all about flaws. Nothing says flawed like running out on your own coronation and freezing over your kingdom. Elsa is misunderstood, angry, lost…she is the epitome of a well-written female character. In the end she rises from her challenges and becomes a better version of herself. I adore her.
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So there it is! My top 10 Screen Characters! I went into a little bit more depth because I haven’t posted in a while. Also, I’m brand new to blogging so I’m not sure who to nominate! Therefore, if you read this, I nominate you! Tag me in your post and let me know in the comments if you’ve posted yours!

Also, Don’t forget to check out the lovely Rae Oestreich‘s blog! She is fantastic!

 

Happy Writing!

 

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    • Emily
    • February 20, 2015

    These characters are all so amazing, and I totally agree with them all deserving a place on a Top 10 list. I think I’d put Phoebe Buffay pretty high up there on my own list for her hilarious shenanigans…you know, if Korra would share the list in the first place, haha XD It’s really great to see so many strong female characters rising to the forefront. They’re so real and complex and it’s cool to be able to relate to them and find strength through their representation, even if that strength is realizing you’re not alone and flaws and weaknesses are ok.

  1. Ah, this is so much fun! I’m definitely going to work on this later…though I just checked to see this post is almost a year old. Ha ha! Bringing it back: throwback style!

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