This tag looked like so much fun, but seriously how in the world am I supposed to pick my 10 favorites? You have given me a difficult task. But I think I've just decided to list 10 OF my favorite characters cause there's so many and I'd hate for one to be offended because I left it out. I've also tried to just pick one from each movie or series, cause otherwise I'd list every character on Sherlock and I'm attempting to make this list as diverse and interesting as possible. So here's 10 characters, I could think of, that I thought are pretty cool.
Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) from the Marvel Universe. He's smart, quiet, has mad archery skills, and a great sense of humor. Hawkeye is the type of person you can depend on and would want to be your best friend. He's that guy you know you could fight side by side with. And I'd love to take a few martial arts and archery lessons from him! I really love what they did with his character in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Killian Jones/Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) in Once Upon A Time. I love a good redemptive story. And a pirate. And a guy with swagger. Seriously how could anyone not love Captain Hook from this show? The character development they have Hook go through is really a great piece of writing, probably my favorite of any character from any show. Heartbreak and revenge turned to love and loyalty, this guy has seen a lot. (and somehow still come out the other side with a great sense in fashion.)
Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlitt) in Stargate Atlantis. What can I say? I like smart people. There's more than one genius on this list. McKay is that quirky annoying character you can't help but like. He gets the best science-y dialog in the show and more often than not makes me laugh. There is never a dull moment when Dr. McKay is around. (he also may or may not have something to do with my liking of astrophysics...)
Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) in Doctor Who. I love how fearless, adventurous, and independent she is. She's not afraid to fly off in a spaceship and save the world. She is also loyal and would do anything to protect the ones she loves.
Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss) in Sherlock. I really debated which of the Sherlock characters to put down here, cause I obviously had to put down at least one. Sherlock himself is probably my favorite but I'm also a fan of his older brother Mycroft. Having read the books, Mycroft is just as brilliant if not more than Sherlock. Only he has slightly more common sense and prefers not to do the "leg work" as he calls it. I admire Mycroft's brilliance and his ability to solve problems and direct people with logic. Not to mention his interaction in the show with his family is actually quite funny. That awkward family of geniuses.
Robin Hood (Richard Greene) in The Adventures of Robin Hood. This black and white version still stands as my favorite portrayal of Robin Hood. (Though I am liking the guy on Once Upon A Time) To me this is what Robin Hood should be, fun and lighthearted. Most versions today portray only the dark and decaying side of the middle ages. I'm not saying that it wasn't, I just like seeing the fun legend of Robin Hood that we all grew up reading about. A bit more fairytale and a little less dark.
Spock (Zachary Quinto) in Star Trek. I love Spock's logical personality. Also how he tries to convince everyone that he is only Vulcan and does not have emotions. But he's only half Vulcan and I love when the human side comes out in him. Zachary Quinto also does an amazing job portraying him. Making Spock my instant favorite in the film. The first time I watched the rebooted Star Trek movie I was blown away. Despite the solar flare thing, I think they did a phenomenal job making this movie.
Alfred (Michael Caine) in The Dark Knight Trilogy. Otherwise known as Batman's butler.I just like this guy. And he makes some great inspirational speeches in those movies. I love how he is always there for Bruce no matter what stupid thing he does. This guy makes me wish I had a loyal butler. Maybe I should become a vigilante and hire him...
Maddy Shannon (Naomi Scott) in Terra Nova. She is not your typical "teenage girl". She is really smart. She's sweet, brave, and the right amount of girly. And she's not afraid to take on a dinosaur or two to protect her little sister. I love the family dynamic in this show, and I really wish they had made more seasons of it.
Thranduil (Lee Pace) in The Hobbit. There is more to this elf king than meets the eye. My favorite part of the entire that movie his the exchange between him and Tauriel as the end. You just know there is more to Thranduil than he is letting on. Lee Pace does a great job playing him. He ended up being probably my favorite character from the movie. Not to mention he has some pretty great costumes.
And there you have it. I think I ended up with a pretty diverse list, as I was trying to be unique.
And that took me longer to write up than I care to admit... Haha...