Choose one character from each category:
1.) Protagonist – Katniss Everdeen (“The Hunger Games”)
Katniss might be an obvious (even cliched) choice for many people, but when I reviewed my options I knew she had to be the one I featured. Katniss combines many different qualities – courage, self-sacrifice, intelligence – that make her a character worth rooting for, but at the same time, she isn’t perfect. Far from it. No character is believable without flaws, and Katniss’ character developement and the challenges she faces makes her seem to leap right off the pages of the Hunger Games trilogy and into the real world. I might not relate to her all that much, but I admire her greatly.
2.) Villain – Elsa Schneider (“Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade”)
Okay, maybe Elsa isn’t exactly a villain, but she’s an extremely interesting woman and I’ve been wanting to talk about her for some time. If she’s any kind of villain, she’s a sympathetic one – yes, she leaves the story eaten up with greed, but even Indy almost fell prey to the Grail’s lure. She cast in her lot with the Nazis, at least for a time, but I personally believe that she knew exactly what she was doing when she gave the wrong cup to Donovan (thoughts?). Elsa is a deliciously clever woman, and I kinda, sorta ship her and Indy. No, actually I do. A lot.
3.) Superhero – Jamie Sommers (“The Bionic Woman”)
Black Widow was the only other female superhero I know of, and while she’s a great character, I didn’t like having my choices limited to only one person, so I thought long and hard and came up with Jamie aka The Bionic Woman. Who is a superhero, because she’s had about the same amount of augmentation done to her as, say, Steve Rogers. I’ve seen Jamie in only one two-part special episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, but I was quite surprised at how much I liked her. Way better than Steve Austin, that’s for sure. She struck me as a very independent, interesting woman, and I wouldn’t mind seeing a few episodes of The Bionic Woman at some point.
4.) That I would want to be friends with – Melanie Hamilton (“Gone With The Wind”)
Melanie and I would be good friends, I think. First of all, she’s friends with practically everyone, and it would be quite easy, I believe, for me to get past my shyness and start talking to her because she’s somewhat shy herself – but very sweet, too. We have a love of books in common, because after all, she had a copy of Les Miserables sitting out in her home in Atlanta. Overall, I think Melanie would be an amazing person to be friends with, and I’d love to have her for one.
5.) That I wish had better development – Katrine Theary (“Saints & Soldiers”)
Katrine (eh, I know that’s not how Wikipedia spells her name, but it’s how I spell it) is a character in the amazing war film, Saints & Soldiers. She lives with her daughter, Sophie, in a little cabin smack-dab in the middle of a forest, and I have so many questions about her. Where’s her husband? Is he dead? In the French Resistance? Why does she have such a fancy house + white flour? Is she a double agent, working for the Resistance, but pretending to collaborate with the Germans? And then, of course, there’s her relationship with Gunderson. I NEED CLOSURE, PEOPLE. Which I’ll never get. *sniff*
P.S. If you want to do this tag, go ahead!