It’s Friday. That means another edition of Five Fandom Friday from geeky bloggers all over thanks to the genius of Super Space Chick and The Nerdy Girlie. Today’s topic: 5 Fictional Characters I Most Identify With. I actually learned a little more about myself by pulling these together. There’s definitely a particular type of character I identify with and I’m fairly certain people who know me would definitely agree with my choices. And they are:
1. Princess Leia (Star Wars)
This is the princess who doesn’t need to be saved. She’s independent and driven. She’s strong all on her own right. For goodness sake, she is the leader of the rebellion. I identify with her leadership skills and her independence. She appreciates the help but she doesn’t require it. She’s also not afraid to speak her mind, even in a room full of men (or other creatures). That’s powerful and I like to think I have that same strength too. I know have the independent nature (As an example, I’m headed to London by myself later this year).
2. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
I’ve loved The Princess and the Frog since my first viewing (and have had oh so many more viewings since then). It took a good dozen or so times watching it before it dawned on me why I love it so much. One night it just clicked while singing along during Mama Odie’s song “Dig A Little Deeper.” I am the girl who has been so driven in achieving her own professional goals that I’ve neglected to focus on things like love. It was an eye-opening moment. And I can’t say that I’ve really changed since that moment, but it did help me understand some things a little better.
3. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series)
I’ve always been labeled as the smart one for as long as I can remember. Hermione is brilliant which is initially why I selected her. She most certainly has the most book smarts of those around her. But she’s also determined, loyal, and kind. And those are beautiful attributes to identify with.
4. Anna (Frozen)
While I’m the older not the younger sister, I’m definitely more klutzy which is why I went with Anna instead of Elsa. My choice actually could have been either one of these sisters because what I identify with is the love and the bond that the two sisters have with one another. I once woke up hysterical because I’d had a nightmare that involved harm to my sister. I would do anything to help, aid, protect, whatever for my sister, much like Anna.
5. Jo March (Little Women)
“Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.”
And she does. Because she needs to be true to herself and do what feels right to her, even if it may seem outlandish to others. As someone who has made some different choices in life, which have taken her in different directions, I most certainly identify with Jo’s desires. She’s also strong-willed and stubborn but also full of love. I’m almost honored that I feel like I identify with her.
And that’s my list of Fictional Characters I Most Identify With for Fandom Friday. To discover more amazing fictional people and why real world folks identify with them, you can head over to twitter and search #Fandom5. Who are the fictional characters you identify with?