Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the folks over at The Broke and The Bookish.  This week I have to list my top ten secondary characters.  I had both a hard and easy time with this one!  While there's plenty of secondary characters I love, most of them come from the same series!  Jim Butcher, why do you create such great characters?!  I've tried to keep my list Dresden light, and failed miserably!
1. Bob - The Dresden Files
Bob's a horny spirit that resides inside a skull. Need I say any more?
2. Ivy - The Parasol Protectorate
A loyal friend to Alexia, who just so happens to have a fantastic taste for unusual hats.
3. Eddie Bear - The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of The Apocalypse
He has to do handstands when he drinks otherwise the booze stays in his legs.
4. Louis - NOS4R2
I can't describe how much I loved Lou, the geeky overweight mechanic who saved and loved Vic McQueen, and how scared I was that he would be killed off at any point during NOS4R2...I'm not saying if he survived or not...
5. Jamie Vegas - Otherworld
Necromancer Jamie isn't everyone's cup of tea, but she's always been my favourite Otherworld character (as well as Sean and Lucas...and everyone else!).  Her supernatural power doesn't lend itself to being an amazing fighter, but she's brave, she loves Jeremy and she's a redhead.  That's enough for me. 
6. Eric from the first few Sookie Books
What happened to you, Eric?  You used to be so cool in your pink lycra!

And I'm just going to round this out with some more Dresden Files characters:
7. Mister
8. Mouse
9. Thomas
10. Murphy

Who are your favourite secondary characters?


  1. I had a hard time recalling those characters that reside in the "wings" of the story. Looks like you came up with a pretty good list today. Kelley at the road goes ever ever on

    1. Thanks! Although, looking around all the other TTTs this week has made me realise all the characters I forgot to include in my own! Argh!

  2. Hitting head against wall right now -- how could I forget the Dresden universe! Oh my god, your list is perfect! I'd probably put Thomas on top (because - yum, Thomas), but Mister, Mouse, Murphy, Bob -- all terrific! (But wait, what about Molly??) Ha, and yes to Eric from the earlier books in the Sookie series! Terrific choices!!


    1. Thanks!

      Don't worry I was the same when I started reading other TTTs and realised that I had completely ignored the whole cast of Harry Potter! How could I?!

      I almost put Molly, but my love for both Mister and Mouse won out - I wish I had pets like them - although I realised this morning that I had also forgotten Butters and Toot! And Ivy! Oh, and I secretly really like Marcone, too!

  3. "Bob's a horny spirit that resides inside a skull. "

    LOL whaaaat? Holy crap I need to start this series.