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Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter
There is NO WAY this is not at the top of everyone's list. And if they aren't, well why on earth aren't they?? For once I absolutely mean this is my first choice. But really, I'd include all the characters in Harry Potter universe. I mean when Dobby dies - DID YOUR HEART NOT BREAK?! And I know I'm not alone in knowing the Fred is alive. He never died - it's all lies!! And while I'm tempted to make a top 10 Harry Potter secondary characters post, I know that everyone would agree with me (there is no way to disagree with JK Rowlings characters. Seriously). So I thought I'd do a top 10 secondary animals...or other creatures instead.
1. Pantalaimon from His Dark Materials
Also known as Lyra's daemon. A daemon is basically a physical representation of your soul (and as seen in this picture, Pantalaimon settles on being a pine martin). Wouldn't you like to be able to be bff's with your soul and hang out all the time?
2. Algernon from Flowers for Algernon
God I was devastated by this book...I'm tearing up just thinking about it :-/
3. Faithful from the Song of the Lioness Quartet
Alanna's cat/god companion (I'm not entirely how to categorize Faithful). There are so many great characters in this series (I almost picked Buri, I LOVE BURI), but then I made this list animals, so Faithful is the obvious choice.
4. Dobby from Harry Potter
You start out sort of hating Dobby, but oh man by the end do you love him!
5. Reepicheep from The Chronicles of Narnia
A true gentleman - brave and courteous. They should make all men that way!
6. Disreputable Dog and Mogget from the Abhorsen series
Artwork done by RohanElf
Lirael is my favourite book from the Abhorsen series, and the Disreputable Dog is by far one of the biggest reasons why. And of course I love the super snarky Mogget!
7. Ash from Deerskin
Artwork done by Joy Fulcanis
One of only a few characters here who does not a human /supernatural personality, you couldn't get a more loyal companion than Ash. I know many of you haven't read Deerskin, as it's not one of McKinley's more well known works, but I highly recommend it.
8. Gollum from The Hobbit
Although I expect Gollum will be making his rounds on many these lists - predominantly under The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is where I first met Gollum and was deliciously creeped out by him.
9. Rontu from Island of the Blue Dolphins
I know I'm not the only one who loved Rontu more than her little brother.
10. Hobbes from Calvin and Hobbes
I grew up with Calvin and Hobbes in both the sense I read it and the sense that I lived it. My little brother was a reincarnation of Calvin I swear (Yeah.. Imagine living with that) and he had a stuffed tiger as well!
Honorable Human Mentions
Bailey from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Bailey tells it like it is, and is totally heartbreaking in the process.
Akane and Aoi from Love So Life
THEY ARE SO CUTE!!! If I am going to be completely honest, they are 100% of the reason I read this manga. I mean sure, it's a cute story, but honestly I don't care about the other characters at all - I just want more Akane and Aoi!
And that's it for this week's TTT! What's on your list? Leave me a link below!
(No really - leave me an actual link...as far as I can tell with Disqus it won't send me to your blog, so I might not be able to figure out where you post. Also if anyone has tips on how to get Disqus to send me to someone's blog, do tell me because I'm not having much luck finagling with it so far)