Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Today it’s Top Ten Minor Characters in Literature…
1.Samwise Gamgee– Sidekick to Frodo yet a hero in his own right. (Lord of the Rings)
Would the Ring have made it to Mount Doom without Sam? I don’t think so. Without his extreme loyalty and protective nature towards Frodo…Frodo might not have made it. He rescues him from the Orcs after the whole spider incident. He briefly becomes the Ring-Bearer and though tempted did not fall under the lure of the Ring.
2. Ron Weasley– Comic relief (Harry Potter series)
Yeah he and Harry had some fights, but most friends do. He is hilarious without trying and who can forget how he sacrifices himself in Wizard’s Chess so Harry and Hermione could go on… which must be scary considering the pieces attack each other until destroyed. He understood sacrifices had to be made.
3. Phoebe Caulfield– Voice of reason (The Catcher in the Rye)
I love how she is the voice of reason for Holden, although she is six years younger she is more mature. She loves him. It’s so sweet how Phoebe offers Holden her Christmas money and after receiving Holden’s good-bye note, she comes to meet him with a big suitcase. She makes his narrative come into question and she doesn’t baby him when he whines. She tells it straight.
4. Sir John Falstaff– Pseudo villain (Henry IV 1&2)
Ton of negative stuff about him, yet he’s really funny. He doesn’t really count as a villain, but he really cares for Prince Harry. Too bad Harry was a jerk to him in the end.
5. Nico di Angelo– Tortured soul (Percy Jackson series)
I really love Nico, the son of Hades. He loves his sister and is so sad about her death that he tries to find a soul he can trade for hers. He feels out-of-place at camp Half-Blood and feels that only the dead accept him, but only because they are afraid of him. How sad is that?
6. Matthew Cuthbert– Kindred spirit (Anne of Green Gables)
Marilla’s brother, who is extremely shy. He spoils Anne and is proud of her, and goes out of his way to make her happy. Anne and Matthew influence each other in positive ways. Plus he can influence Marilla to be a bit nicer at times.
7. Ari & Janco- Power Duo (The Study series)
One is powerful and the other super fast. Together they make an awesome team and great support to Yelena.
8. Stefan- Vampire sweetheart (Mercy Thompson series)
Vampire who drives a VW bus painted like the Mystery Machine. Need I say more?
9. Bubba- “The King” (Southern Vampire Mysteries)
Bubba is really Elvis in vampire form, just don’t mention that to him. Lol. Cheerful and takes everything quite literally.
10. Cinna- Wicked awesome stylist (The Hunger Games trilogy)
Katniss’s stylist and friend. He is normal looking and doesn’t wear hideous clothes like everyone else from the Capitol. We learn that this is his first time working the Games and he specifically asked for District Twelve. He designs clothes that are not only beautiful but make political statements as well. How cool is that?
Your turn. Which minor characters make your list?