the Fandom Favorites Tag!

Yes, I have indeed created a new tag to add to the plethora of tags already circling the blogosphere. Don’t @ me. It’ll be fun! (I hope. XD)

THE RULES

  • Compile a list of up to ten of your favorite fandoms. Books, movies, TV shows—you name it!
  • Tell us about your favorite character in each of those fandoms, along with an explanation of why that character is your favorite. (Your reasoning can be however long or short you’d like it to be.)
  • Tag however many (or few) friends you’d like to participate.
  • Feel free to use the tag graphic I created (but you don’t have to).
  • That’s it. Short and sweet!

MY TAG ANSWERS

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ever since I first watched A New Hope with my dad years and years ago, Obi-Wan was the character who most intrigued me. A lot of time passed before I saw another Star Wars movie, but my fascination with Obi-Wan never changed. He has gone through so much, lost so much, yet never stops following what is right. Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan is my favorite iteration of the character, though I really do love any and all versions of Obi-Wan.

Marvel: Thor Odinson

Thor was never on my radar until the triple-punch of Ragnorak, Infinity War, and Endgame. Now, I realize that he was always awesome. Gentle and strong, brave and courteous. *happy sigh*

Pixar: Héctor Rivera

So, my favorite Pixar character for the longest time was Lightning McQueen. (Still love him so much, in all three films.) You probably have no idea, but it is extremely painful for me to admit that I have switched favorites for any fandom. But…that’s what happened here. Héctor is now my favorite Pixar character, for a bunch of reasons. He is very special to me! (As silly as it may sound to say that about an animated skeleton.)

Lost: Jack Shephard

I AM VINDICATED. For six seasons, I followed Jack Shepherd all over the island, off the island, and back to the island. I wanted to like him. I wanted him to be my favorite character—not least because he was a doctor and medical characters are what I love. But I’d get to the point of really, really liking Jack…and then he’d do something stupid and annoying. I didn’t have a favorite character on the show until pretty much the last episode. That drove me crazy, not going to lie. But in the last couple episodes of Lost? Jack came through. He really did. (All the feels!) And now he is solidly, happily my favorite character on the show.

The Lunar Chronicles: Jacin Clay

Stiff palace guard who melts around his beloved princess? Yes, please!

Combat!: Doc

Remember what I said about liking medical characters? Yeah, Doc (Conlan Carter, not Steven Rogers) might have been what started that. He is gentle and compassionate and brave. Everything a good medic should be. When I started watching Combat!, Doc very quickly became my favorite character on the show—and so he has remained.

X-Men: Erik Lehnsherr

The only villain on this list, and one of my top three favorite villains of all time. Tragic backstory? Check. Cool leitmotif and costume? Check. Played by Michael Fassbender? CHECK.

Star Trek: Spock/McCoy

Let me explain! In the original series and the original feature films, Spock is my favorite Star Trek character. As much as I love both Jim and McCoy, no one can beat Leonard Nimoy. But in the Kelvin Timeline films? Karl Urban as McCoy is my fave. (Yes, I know Leonard Nimoy’s Spock makes an appearance in those films. But…hush. XD) McCoy always makes me laugh—and he’s such a good guy to have when you’re in a tight spot (as Spock learns).

Disney: Robin Hood

My childhood hero. My adulthood hero too. When he says “Keep your chin up. Someday there will be happiness in Nottingham again. You’ll see.” I FEEL THAT. *sniffles* And he all but sacrifices himself to save Skippy’s sister. And he defies Prince John even when he’s captured. I just love Robin Hood. And speaking of him…

BBC Robin Hood: I CAN’T DECIDE

I really can’t. Robin. Marian. Allan. Much. Will. Guy. Carter. Littlejohn. Djaq. Don’t make me choose!

(But probably Robin. Tbh.)

THE TAGEES

Hamlette’s Soliloquy

Little Blossoms for Jesus

I Am Charles Baker Harris (And I Can Read)

And anyone else who wants to join in the fun!


Did you spot any favorite fandoms or characters on my list? Let me know in the comments!

Eva-Joy

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  1. You had me at the graphic. (Seriously, I love that graphic. xD)

    This is such a fun tag! And Katie tagged me, so now I have even more of a reason to do it! (Hopefully . . . if I can manage to scrape a post into publishable form . . . )

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  2. I LOVE this tag 😀 And so many of your answers. Wow, I am impressed you stuck with Lost through the whole series with no definite favorite character! I don’t know if I’d have done that.

    I’m definitely doing this… but it will be difficult to narrow down which ten fandoms to talk about! Ack!

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    1. It was pretty discombobulating to not have a clear favorite character on Lost. That’s probably why it took me almost a year to finish it. I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time with a story without knowing who my favorite character was!

      Really looking forward to your answers. 🙂

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  3. Not sure if I can come up with 10, but here’s a short list in no particular order.

    Star Wars – grew up on Star Wars, and as much as my love of this franchise has cooled over the years, it will always have a special place for me. Favourite character – Han Solo, with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan close behind.

    Lord of the Rings – this franchise broadened my interests far beyond Star Wars (which I was obsessed by before seeing Fellowship of the Ring for the first time). Brilliant story, brilliant lore, and subtle Christian allegories that might not have been intentional, but are still an important part of the story. Favourite character – not sure, but it’s between Sam, Gandalf and Aragorn.

    X-Men – the first Superhero movie I saw that started getting me into superheroes was X2: X-Men United, and when I was deep into comics, about 3/4 of the comics I bought were X-Men related. I’ve been taking a break for the last 2 and a half years, partly because I don’t like the direction Marvel’s been taking most of my favourite characters, but I still enjoy the X-Men. Favourite character – X-23 (Wolverine’s clone daughter), with Magneto, Cable and Gambit close behind.

    DC comics – no need to comment too much on why I like DC. Favourite character – Batman, followed closely by Supergirl and the Joker.

    Mass Effect – if you’re not into games, then you may not know much about this sci-fi game series from the Xbox 360/PS3 generation. A couple of sentences cannot do justice to this series with dozens of brilliantly written, memorable characters, an overarching story that’s both epic and compelling, and how the choices you make do have consequences throughout the trilogy. Favourite characters – tie between Garrus and Tali.

    Marvel – technically the X-Men are Marvel comics, but they’re basically their own franchise. As for the rest of Marvel, while I have enjoyed comics beyond the movies, and even some of the pre-MCU movies, the MCU speaks for itself. Favourite character – Spider-Man, followed closely by Captain America and She-Hulk (who is getting a Disney + series soon – hopefully they do her justice)

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    1. So cool that Fellowship of the Ring help broaden your interests!

      Batman is my favorite DC character too. 🙂 And Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man would probably be my second favorite Marvel character (either him or Iron Man).

      I don’t really know video games, but Mass Effect does sound pretty epic.

      I had fun reading your answers!

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  4. I’ve got older posts of yours to catch up on, but this one caught my attention. 🙂 I’m not sure what fandoms I belong to (unless you’re supposed to just pick your favorite movies and television shows and things), and the only ones of these I can speak to are Disney and Pixar, though I’m not sure I could choose a favorite character without a painstaking level of thought. 😉 Although I will say that my favorite animated Disney films are the off-beat gems that don’t get enough attention: Lilo & Stitch, Oliver & Company, Treasure Planet, Brother Bear, etc – and Robin Hood belongs in that same camp. That’s sweet that he’s your childhood hero (and adulthood hero, too!). ❤

    Actually, for the sake of making a decision (on the Disney side, anyway), I watched Lady & the Tramp again not that long ago, and I love it as much as ever. So, I’ll say Tramp…If Tramp were human, he’d be my favorite Disney man. 😉 Oh, and for Pixar, I’m not sure if she’s my favorite (I feel like I’m forgetting somebody obvious in that regard), but I’ve always related to Atta. So, I’ll go with her. 🙂

    Oooo…I just thought of a fandom! 😀 The Muppets! Kermit. Always Kermit. ❤

    What is The Lunar Chronicles?

    (Next up will probably be your favorite musicals post with that really cool pink, sparkly graphic!) 🙂

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    1. Have you seen The Great Mouse Detective? That’s another Disney film that’s not widely known, like Treasure Planet (LOVE that film!) or Oliver and Company. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it! It’s about a mouse detective who styles himself after Sherlock Holmes–so fun. And Vincent Price voices the villain.

      GIRL. I am WITH YOU regarding Tramp!!! He is AMAZING. He would definitely be one of my top Disney guys, if he were human, lol. (And I mean, he still kinda is one of my favorite Disney guys.) I’ve only seen A Bug’s Life once, but from what I remember, Atta was great. How do you relate to her? (Just turning around your question about how I relate to Bob Wallace. ;))

      Would you believe I’ve never seen a full movie/episode/show of the Muppets?? o.O I somehow missed out on that cultural landmark.

      The Lunar Chronicles is a series of fairytale retellings. Each book retells a different fairytale–Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. It’s a really fun series!

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      1. YES. 😀 I think The Great Mouse Detective is vastly underrated and Vincent Price is freakin’ fantastic! He sounds like he’s having so much fun. ❤ And the Big Ben scene??? When Rattigan starts letting his “ratness” out and snarling and all that, you know there’s a problem. 😉 In fact, Rattigan is one of my favorite Disney villains, because of what Vincent Price puts into his performance. ❤ Interestingly, Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog) and Rourke (Atlantis: The Lost Empire) are the other two, and they’re from underrated gens as well. 😀

        Actually, I want to change my vote on my Pixar pick (I thought of the obvious character I’d forgotten!), but first…When I was in my 20s, I had this major leadership position and was in way over my head (too inexperienced for that much responsibility, but you couldn’t tell me that at the time). I loved A Bug’s Life as a kid, then watched it in the midst of all that, and it was like Atta was my animated spirit animal. 😉 I was high-strung and nervous and stressed all the time just like her – I even had a “council” I worked with / answered to. 😀

        BUT, like I said, I want to change my vote, because who I really am (when I’m not chronically stressed) is the Angel Kitty from the Toy Story Christmas special! 😀 She is my true animated spirit animal 😉 – she speaks only in wise platitudes or says nothing at all (and is either considered cute and lovable or gets on your nerves), has a large head, big blue eyes, and short stubby legs that can’t keep up with everybody else. ❤

        Since you’re more of a drama girl, I can see why The Muppets aren’t on your radar. But Kermit is the voice of reason in the chaos. He’s the Bob Wallace of puppets. 😉

        Interesting…Which book in the series is your favorite character from? (I liked that quote and your description of him.) 🙂

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      2. Um YES. Ratigan is a chilling villain, especially in that Big Ben scene! Vincent Price…so good. And I now I want to rewatch Atlantis, what with my new-found appreciation for James Garner. 😉

        I’ve only seen that Toy Story Christmas special once! But now when/if I see it again, I’ll be thinking of you. ❤ (And I can definitely see how you related to Atta in the past.)

        "the Bob Wallace of puppets"–LOVE IT. XD

        Jacin is featured the most in the final book of the series, Winter (the Snow White retelling), though he also has a smaller role in the third book, Cress. But his sweetness and awesomeness really comes out the most in Winter. ❤

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      3. Oooo…I’ve got some clips for you. 😀 I’ll message you on Insta.

        And you didn’t mention him, but I thought you’d appreciate this: one of the main reasons I love Dr. Facilier – aside from the fact that Keith David’s voice is fantastic and he’s laugh-out-loud funny (“FUN FACT about voodoo, Larry!” always gets me) – is looking at his story from a faith perspective. How many people are going to end up begging for more time? It gives me chills.

        Interesting! 😀 I SO have to check out this series. 🙂

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      4. I’ve tried watching The Princess and the Frog a couple times, but I never got through the whole thing (the voodoo aspect makes me uncomfortable). But it DOES sound like a really interesting and deep story.

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      5. It made me uncomfortable, too. But I had the benefit of seeing it in the theater, so I was really motivated to give it a chance. Trust me. He gets an ending befitting all that darkness – one that could absolutely be explored from a Christian perspective. It’s the coolest (and saddest, and freakiest, and most chilling) Disney villain ending I’ve ever seen. 🙂

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      6. Wow, I just might have to give it yet another try!! Sounds rly good, not gonna lie. (I think you have a special gift for making me want to watch the movies/shows you recommend. *wink*)

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      7. Awww…Thanks! ❤ I’d never really thought about that. I will try to use my gift wisely. 😉

        Speaking of recommendations, I’d looked for The Ultimate Gift, but couldn’t find it on my streaming channels (which is a bummer, because I KNOW I’ve seen it around someplace). But as I went to reply, I realized I forgot to try YouTube – and I found it! 😀

        I checked the video to make sure it was a good upload, and saw just the very first few seconds. My goodness. No matter how James Garner aged, his voice never changed. That’s amazing.

        I try to balance watching recommendations with films I know are going to expire soon. (My curiosity is insatiable, and I usually can’t let something interesting pass me by.) That’s why I got to The Sons of Katie Elder so fast (because it was going to expire in a day or two) and why I STILL haven’t seen 20,000 Leagues (because, deep down, I know it will live on Disney+ forever). 🙂 All that to say, when I’ll get to it depends on what’s expiring, but I have saved it – and rest assured, it will not go unwatched. 🙂

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      8. Oh, I’m glad you found a good upload on YT! No pressure to watch, of course, but I’ll be very interested to hear your thoughts when you do. 😉 James Garner is lovely in it.

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