Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Top Ten Characters I Wouldn't Trade Places With

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's topic is "Top Ten Characters I Wouldn't Want to Trade Places With".

1. Eddard Stark from the A Song of Ice and Fire saga by George R.R. Martin

Eddard Stark is an honorable man and while I admired his strength of character he didn't have what it took to play the game of thrones and he was easily outmaneuvered by the crooked politicos of Westeros. Poor Ned. Besides who would want to live in Westeros? Winter is coming...

2. Frodo Baggins from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

While I would love to live at Bag End (I'm almost short enough to fit right in with the folks of the Shire) and I'd love to visit the elves at Rivendell, I would not want to travel to Mount Doom or be controlled by a ring or have anything to do with the creature known as Gollum...

3. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

It may be fun to be a wizard and go to Hogwarts but Harry certainly had his share of misery, first losing his parents and being raised by the vile Dursleys and then having to avoid being killed many times by Lord Voldemort. Not fun at all. I'd rather trade places with  Hermione :)

4. Charlotte Lucas Collins from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Poor Charlotte is from a time when women had few choices in life. As a "spinster" at the ripe old age of 27 or 28, Charlotte jumped at the chance to marry Mr. Collins, the clergyman who would one day inherit Longbourn. What makes her situation especially deplorable is the fact that Mr. Collins is an annoying toady and she also had to put up with regular visits with Lady Catherine De Burgh...I'd be surprised she didn't hurl herself from the roof of Rosings Park...

5. Robb Stark from the  A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin

Red Wedding. Enough said.

He is kind of cute though...I've heard he is going to be the Prince in the new Cinderella movie...

6. Mary Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I am probably more like Mary than the other Bennet sisters but only because I can play the piano, am a terrible singer, and I am plain and socially awkward.  Mary however also liked to read sermons and recite moral platitudes. Poor Mary was looked down upon by her family and society and I wish Jane Austen had given Mary a hopeful ending in P&P. Maybe that's why I like reading all those novelizations about her that give her a happy ending.

7. Tris Prior from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth

One reason I wouldn't want to be Tris: I know what happens in Allegiant. Another reason I wouldn't want to be Tris: she is forced to kill someone she cares about. A third reason I wouldn't want to be Tris: she can be annoying. A fourth reason I wouldn't want to trade places with Tris: She lives in a stupid world with stupid factions.

8. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

I'd like to think that if my little sister was selected to be in the Games, I'd trade places with her in a heartbeat. Of course she would stand a much better chance of survival than me since she works out all the time. She may be tiny but she is incredibly strong...

While I wouldn't mind being as tough or talented as Katniss, I wouldn't want to be Katniss or live in that bleak and hopeless world. I can't imagine anyone would...

9. Juliet from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

I'm not into the whole romantic suicide thing. Plus Romeo is definitely not worth killing oneself for. Poor Juliet. She deserved so much better...

10. Bella from the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Hmm. An angsty love triangle with a vampire and werewolf? No thank you. Especially no to drinking blood or being hunted by vampires or kissing or being romantic with someone who is like a frozen marble statue. Of course I'd have more of a personality than Bella and I'd choose family over living forever with a vampire so Charlie would win out...


  1. Katniss would definitely top my list of characters I would never want to be. LOL at your choice of Bella. Yeah - wouldn't want to be the object of a sparkly vampires obsession either. :)

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  2. Oh man, you made some great choices here and have really good reasonings, as well. I can safely say that I wouldn't want to be any of these characters either! I could be Hermione though :)

  3. Agreed, with all choices! Especially poor Eddard Stark. *shivers*

  4. Yeah, I wouldn't want to be any of those characters either especially anyone from GOT-so much violence, rape, and death!


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