Top Ten Tuesday today is Character Traits that Make You Love Them which sounded like the perfect chance to do an ode to the characters I love.
I was really going to go for it but had to control myself because while great hair and a killer beard might give me heart eyes it’s not really a trait.
Most apply to multiple characters obviously.
Uses humor to hide the fact they are actually scared, sad teddy bear in desperate need of a hug.
Survivors: Never gives up. Never surrenders.
See also: Carol & Michonne from the Walking Dead, Harley Quinn and Barbara Gordon, etc.
See also: T’Challa, Aragorn
Lover of animals.
See also: Frank Castle, John Wick
Ability to make bad ideas and poor decision making skills actually somehow work for them.
See also: a startling amount of Marvel Universe characters, Steve Harrington
True Mad Queens.
See also: book Cersei Lannister, Regina George
The eternally hopeful and optimistic.
See also: Anne Shirley and Leslie Knope
Learns to care so much they want to tell everyone they love how to live their lives despite the fact they were barely managing their own until a couple of years ago and a massive trauma.
The eternally misunderstood, ill-treated and deserving of better.
See also: Sansa Stark, Arianne Martell and Brienne of Tarth
The imaginative and embracing of wonder.
See also weirdly: Harley Quinn, Anne Shirley & Leslie Knope
Does not give a shit about shit.
Train Wrecks. Making it work somehow but still train wrecks.
The perpetually over it.
See also: Sister Michael, April Ludgate, & Jim Hopper
17 thoughts on “Characters Traits I Get Heart Eyes Over…”
Ohh those are some good ones !!
I gotta say I quite like my cocky guys XD the over-estimating themselves, know-it-all kind. But on the opposite, I can’t help but fall for the too pure character aswell; the one you just wanna protect at all cost.
They both have their benefits!
Train wrecks making it work are sort of like roller coasters–narrowly avoiding a crash again and again. 🙂 My TTT
Both are pretty much the story of my life. Just barely avoiding a crash but still 🙂
YOU BROKE MY HEART BY INCLUDING TONY STARKK! 😭😭😭 He’d have been better off being an asshole and not really caring about anything, I am telling you! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
And SOOO TRUE BAOUT TRAGIC HEROESS AND THE DONT-GIVE-A-FUCK ones!
Right? I just want to go back and say no, don’t join his boy band Tony!
I love so many of these! I’m a total sucker for people who use humour as a defense mechanism. Or really, *anything* as a defense mechanism. And I LOVE it when “embracing wonder” characters are paired up with “perpetually over it” characters. 😀
Loved this so much! Lots of fun!
I want to hug that teddy bear so bad <3
Listening to him talk about his anxiety I feel the same about his SNL characters now.
Yessss Ron Swanson!!! Haha I love so many of these characters 😀 Great choices! (also who is the guy in your picture for Lover of animals? I don’t recognize that character?)
Okay… he’s not technically a character 😉 so much as Tom Hardy’s love for animals especially dogs is pretty much part of his psyche at this point!
noble heroes are my absolutely favorites. no wonder T’Challa is my favorite character in the marvel universe.
use humor to hide they’re broken is also such a great trait! i have yet to find more characters like this. i love monty, from the gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue, and i think he is a perfect example of it. re-reading the book earlier this year i was really struck by how much he’s just a true scared, broken guy underneath it all, but he just laughs it off and it’s actually even more heartbreaking when he does so.
the perpetually-over it is just me if i was a fictional character, tbh.
loved this post! and loved you shared examples for each too!
Monty is a really great underrated character!
What a great list! I love survivors, tragic heroes, optimists and imaginative characters too.
Great choices, I was chuckling! Carol has one of the best character arcs I’ve ever seen, and I fell in love with her the moment she threw the fireworks (can’t remember which season, but it was that season where it was Texas chainsaw massacre, but make it zombie apocalypse fashion). If I’m ever going to watch Parks & Rec, it’ll be because of Ron Swanson. I’ll have to go the opposite way and say I prefer slow learners, but definitely love train wrecks!