Between Melly’s thoughts on how to create dynamic characters, and the character discussion in progress over at Lisa Coutant’s blog She’s At It Again, I have found myself thinking back on some of my favorite characters from stories, and even movies and television.
I love intelligent characters, and characters with a sense of humor. I love characters who have a certain “ring” to them which resonates with some aspect of myself. I love characters who make mistakes, grow, and evolve. And I love Lieutenant Commander Data – his character is one of many variations on the “mechanical man.” (He SO has to be coming back to life in the next Star Trek movie. Hey, Spock did it!)
Who are your favorite characters? What is it about well-written characters that really makes them believable for you?