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This week’s topic is REWIND: Top 10 Minor Characters.
This week’s topic is a blast from the past. The creators have allowed us to pick a past topic we might have missed or one that we really want to do. So I dug way into the past topics and decided to show you guys my favorite minor characters. To me minor characters are just as important as protagonists and antagonists. They give life and depth to the main characters in a way they themselves can’t. They are pivotal in thrusting the story forward. Sometimes they are even more liked then the main characters themselves. So let’s see who my top 10 are:
10. Manon from Heir of Fire
Manon is the scary badass witch that appears in the third Throne of Glass novel, Heir of Fire. From the get go I immediately took a liking to her. Even though she is ruthless and brutal, I can see that she has some sort of empathy in her. That one fight scene with Aelin was AMAZING too. I can’t wait to see her further develop as the series continues!
9. Diego from We Are the Ants
Diego is the mysterious new boy at school. Right away he makes friends with Henry our main protagonist and when the feelings begin to build between the two it was so sweet to watch. I loved that even though his past was a little sketch, he doesn’t let it prevent him from finding happiness and living his new life to the fullest. He treats Henry with care and respect, and I really liked that about him.
8. Ragnar from Golden Son
The big lovable bear (not really a bear) Ragnar that appears in Golden Son. Because he is an Obsidian he is feared by most. But it wasn’t until Darrow our main protagonist breaks down the barriers between them, that they become comrades and brothers. He is wise and stoic and truly believes in a better world for all colors. You couldn’t help but open your heart for Ragnar.
7. Nic from Falling Kingdoms
I love when authors are not afraid to create LGBT+ characters in their fantasy novels. Nic was surprise love for me. He started as the goofy best friend and confidant to Cleo our main protagonist, but soon he became more. He gets stronger, bolder, and more brave. He questions his feelings for fellow character Ashur, and gets heart broken. I connected well with him and felt everything he felt.
6. Roque from Red Rising
As much as I started to dislike Roque after Golden Son, I couldn’t help but pick him as one of my favorite minor characters in the beginning of this series. He was different from the other ruthless Golds. He was quiet and soft spoken, and treats Darrow with utmost respect. He easily shows his feelings and leaves nothing bottled up. He was real.
5. Kadmus from Empire of Dust
Even though we don’t go in great depths of Kadmus’ character yet, you can’t help but want to know more about him. What we do know is he is extremely loyal to his leaders. Even to the point of a betrayal being considered a reason to end your life. As much as he tries to hide his feelings for Alex, you can tell he admires him more then a King, but as a man. I know there is more to him, and I can’t wait to see it explored more.
4. Rasha from Storm Siren
Rasha was a stand out character for me in the Storm Siren series. She was strong and opinionated. Not your typical soft spoken and polite princess. When the going got tough, she was there ready to jump into battle. She was Nym, our main protagonist’s best friend and closest confidant. You can tell she would never betray her in any way. It’s tough to find a friend like that.
3. Ashur from Gathering Darkness
Ashur, the other half to Nic from the Falling Kingdoms series. He is introduced in the third book as the foreign prince sent over for the royal wedding with ultior motives. He is mysterious, but true. You knew he was up to no good, but you also knew he told the truth and his feelings were genuine. Due to unfortunate events, he takes a disappearance from the fourth book, but I’m sure we will be seeing more of him in the fifth.
2. Azriel from A Court of Mist and Fury
How could you not take a liking to the mysterious shadowsinger. He is loyal to Rhys and comrades. He will do anything to protect them even at the cost of his life. He would be your ride or die, and that is hard to find in life. I can tell he is a deep character that is bursting at the seams to get his story told and I can’t wait to learn more in the next book!
1. Lily and James Potter from Harry Potter
We all know they are dead since the beginning of the story. It’s not a spoiler. So why did they make this list? Well they were selfless and caring. They gave their lives so their son could keep his. They were the epitome of love, the one thing Voldermort could not combat against. They were a driving force for Harry’s decisions and I believe the reason Harry was the person he was. Without Lily and James, Harry wouldn’t have been the Wizard he becomes.
Well there you have it! REWIND: Top 10 Minor Characters. What are some of your favorite minor characters? Do you agree with some of my choices?
Until next time,