Favorite Screen Characters Tag

Back in October, Erin tagged me for this. And I’ve been agonizing over it ever since. I finally got them all listed down and written up this weekend, despite the fact that watching all the Back to the Future movies made it very much harder to leave all those characters off.

As it is, I ditched the whole “putting in order of favoritism” thing because I just… really couldn’t. These are in no order whatsoever.

Silver lining, at least this isn’t the “all fictional characters tag”. I would just about have a breakdown over that.

Well, see if we have any favorites in common.

Bolt

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This is just such a sweet and creative dog movie to begin with. And Bolt is a great character to star. His counterpointed affection and loyalty with his tough get-stuff-done outside and threatening attitude to Mittens at first. Then top it off with a hilarious confidence in his nonexistent powers and a heroic quest with two mismatched companions for a great movie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And the ending always makes me go give my dogs a big hugโ€ฆ

Well, a dog had to make it on the list somewhere. ๐Ÿ˜›

 

Vanellope Von Schweetz

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Admittedly one of the better-constructed girl characters Iโ€™ve come across. The glitch is a fun quirk and through she can be quite rude, her relationship to Ralph is really fun to watch.

 

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

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The stuff that happens to Hiccupโ€ฆ wow. Even I donโ€™t slam that much on my characters. But, hey, Hiccup takes it all, and with a good dose of humor, too.

 

Lucy

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For one, her story is extremely well written and funny, and two, her character is just so fun and loveable. Sheโ€™s good at just loving everyone for who they are, which is really sweet to watch. Plus, sheโ€™s an ISFJ. I get her thought process. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Jackโ€™s actually an ISFJ too, so I really get the thought process of the whole movie. ๐Ÿ˜› )

Horatio Hornblower

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Fergus Leatherhead is not a screen character, and that leaves Horatio as the sole ISTJ representative. Horatio is such a great guy, amazing problem solver and dutiful member of the royal navy itโ€™s almost impossible not to like him. He applies logic and morality to every situation and isnโ€™t shown as the fearless action hero in so many things. His doubts and nervousness on certain occasions really make him an amazing, three-dimensional character.

 

Archie Kennedy

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Still in the Horatio Hornblower world, and thereโ€™s another awesome character that I couldnโ€™t leave off (Bush and Captain Pellew probably would have edged on here if I had more room).

Archie is such a sweet character. And has probably one of the most infections smiles Iโ€™ve seen. ๐Ÿ™‚ His optimism, though momentarily dampered at one point in his story, is great to see through all the horrible circumstances he goes through and heโ€™s able to keep a good sense of humor. Yay for optimists!

 

Steve Rodgers

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Uncontested, Captain America is my favorite superhero. And, honestly, it has nothing to do with his being a superhero at all. Heโ€™s moral and selfless though even the hardest of times. He puts his own needs last and fights for the good in the world tirelessly. I could go on for a very long time here, but Iโ€™ll leave it at that for description. Iโ€™m just very happy heโ€™s out there as at least one good role model in the popular culture.

Benji Dunn

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Partly because I just like Simon Pegg. But, really. Benji is awesome. I never thought one character could so effortlessly put so much great humor into action movies. Itโ€™s mostly situational, too. Not the suave, sarcastic, action-hero type humor, either. Mostly itโ€™s his horror at a situation or his nervously pointing out something ridiculous. I think my favorite standalone quote is his mutter to himself while hacking the security for Ethan.

โ€œJoin the IMF. See the world!โ€

(beat)

โ€œOn a monitor.โ€

(beat)

โ€œIn a closet.โ€

 

Heโ€™s also undyingly loyal, really smart and enthusiastic. So, yeah. I like โ€˜im. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Matt Meese

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Youtube counts, guys, okay?

Really, all the Studio C folks are awesome, but I think Matt gets me the most. The classic “only sane man” humor and jokes about being small especially. ๐Ÿ˜› He’s really got the humorous reactions and facial expressions down, too. I don’t know, he’s just fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Inigo Montoya/ Westley

It’s a tie, folks. One of the great quandaries of my life. I couldn’t bear to leave either of these guys off, so I guess they’ll have to duel for it.

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Well, that was fun. In a torturous sort of way.

Anyway, I’ll pass it on to the three people I think haven’t done it yet:

Gabrielle at Write for the King

Alyssa at writinganyone

and

Grace at grace notes + anecdotes

I’m so sorry, guys. Try not to freak out.

Well, comment please, as always!

Bye!

(I’ll just use my Benji gif again really quick here…)

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~writefury

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96 responses to “Favorite Screen Characters Tag

  1. X-D
    Of course, we all already know who won that duel. ๐Ÿ˜›
    I stole Bush’s clothes. (He and I are about the same size…) Because Eight stole mine. And now everyone in the mind palace is running around in other people’s clothes and I am poking people with Bush’s hat, BECAUSE. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Also, apparently Eight has a cold, because Time Lords do get sick after all ? I guess?

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  3. Aahhh!! I LOVE Bolt too!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ He’s SO adorable!! And those EARS!!!!!! :O ๐Ÿ™‚ He reminds me a LOT of one of our dogs!! ๐Ÿ˜› The cutest thing ever! ๐Ÿ™‚ Our dog that reminds me of Bolt is named “Scout”! ๐Ÿ˜› He shows A LOT of character that you wouldn’t even think is POSSIBLE! :O

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