July 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I'd Like to Have With Me on a Deserted Island

 
The Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is an awesome one: characters you'd like to have with you if you were stranded on a deserted island!

1.) Daine from the Immortals series by Tamora Pierce — this one's kind of a no-brainer. She can communicate with animals (and even shapeshift into them). We wouldn't have to fear any wild boar attacks or whatever with Daine close at hand. Plus, she could probably transform into an eagle and scout out our surroundings. Very handy!


2.) Taran from the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander – the grown-up Taran of The High King, not the immature boy of The Book of Three. He's a thoughtful leader who listens to others' viewpoints, and he has some experience organizing troops and that sort of thing, so I think his skills would be a definite asset.

3.) Vidanric from Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith – he's very clever and observant. If there was any strategizing needed (maybe the island turns out to be not quite as deserted as we think...?) he would be all over that.


4.) Tally from the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld — because she's just so gutsy and willing to take chances. Need someone to risk scaling a cliff face or navigating through a cave or whatnot? Tally's your girl. (Bonus points if it's Tally post-Specials, because then she has all these super Special abilities that make her pretty unbeatable in a fight.)


5.) Professor McGonagall from the Harry Potter series — she could Transfigure any life-endangering obstacles into something harmless. Plus, she's snarky as anything. If anyone gets out of line, Professor McGonagall will certainly have something to say about it.



6.) and 7.) Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games series — because these two have loads of experience surviving in sub-optimal conditions. Not to mention, Katniss can hunt and Peeta can bake, so we'd have our bases covered in terms of breakfast, lunch and dinner.


8.) Gandalf from Lord of the Rings — he's an awesomely talented wizard, for one, but more importantly, he communicates with huge eagles that could fly all of us off the island. All we'd have to do is sit tight and wait. 




9.) Aragorn from Lord of the Rings — let's face facts: when it comes to a fight of any kind, there's probably no one it would be better to have at your back than Aragorn, son of Arathorn. He's just that good. Plus, as if that wasn't enough: he's got healing abilities, too. The man is multi-talented.



10.) Valek from Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder — because it would do no good for us to be saved by the eagles if we're all dying of poison from some bad berries we ate. Valek would know exactly which ones were safe to consume. Not to mention he's super stealthy, to boot. (Just crossing my fingers he'd have no orders to assassinate anyone else on our team, because if so...they wouldn't last long.)

What characters would you like to have along if you somehow ended up stranded on a deserted island?


14 comments:

  1. McGonagall is AMAZING and you're the first person I've seen list her! Great list.

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    1. Love McGonagall, she's fantastic! :D

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  2. Aragon should be invited to the desert island if for no other reason that the guy is so good looking. Ha! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yep, together with his other skills, his hotness ensures that he'd get an invite to this deserted island adventure ;D

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  3. The HP characters pretty much slipped my mind when I was making my list. This is the first time I've seen Professor McGonagall on a list (I've seen Hermione, Harry, and Neville)... but you make a good point about her and her abilities!

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    1. Yeah, I've seen Hermione popping up on a lot of the lists! And McGonagall is, in many ways, just an older, wiser version of Hermione :D

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  4. You make a good point about Peeta's baking! And Gandalf! What a smart choice!

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    1. Haha, thanks! Yeah, what with Gandalf's unbelievably useful friendship with the giant eagles, it just seemed very sensible to have him along :)

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  5. Good call on Peeta baking! I had been using him on my list for.. other purposes. Baking hadn't crossed my mind, though it should have ;)

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    1. Lol, well I'm sure Peeta is...multi-functional ;)

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  6. Yay for Katniss and Peeta :D I should've added Peeta too, but I never actually thought of it!

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    1. Yeah, I saw Katniss on pretty much every single list out there, but poor Peeta seemed to get forgotten! :(

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  7. Valek! I can't believe I forgot him! Great list - love the (rare) addition of Vidanric!

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  8. Tally would be a great choice! And so would Gandalf. Especially Gandalf. Loving your list.

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