This Sunday tag is created and run by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. There are some very interesting and fun prompts coming up this autumn so check it out. Today’s topic is Characters you’d be scared to meet. Well, this was actually the homes for Sunday two weeks ago, but I missed it. Today’s actual themes is Scary Stories/ Characters so It kind of goes right? Let’s be even more honest and say that most of these will be villains. I have yet to read a main character the scare me.
Let’s dive into the list of my 5 Characters you’d be scared to meet. I could only settled on 5 and not 6…
The Monster for A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Let’s just leave me be in my ingorance and in my fictional world. I don’t want to know what fears I’m hiding right now. And that is the scary thing with the Monster, he is you. He is your darkside, your fear and your worst parts. And he forces you to acknowledge them for your own good. Im nor ready for that. I like to live in ignorance that I’m a good person… (-ish). For now anyway. Small steps forward please and not a beating like the Monster would give me.
Reed from Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
There is something very uncomfortable about characters who believe they are gods, who I believe they have the powers and self-esteem to do bad things in the name of “the greater good”. These characters are too close to reality and therefore scary.
Reed is one of those characters. And he is not someone I would like to meet. No thank you. I’ll pass.
Onyesonwu’s Father from Who Fears Death? by Nnedi Okorafor
Onyesonwu’s father is a bad bad man. He is a wizard that brings pain and destruction to the people around him. But for the purpose of prospect for his own people or more likely for his own growing power.
Let’s just say I’m better of not meeting the guy…
The Bull King from Girls of Paper & Fire by Natasha Ngan
Again another man with power-abuse issues. He is using whatever he wants whenever he wants. I generally despise men like this, but at the same time I love it when the villain is like this cause I can truly hate them and truly side with the MC instead.
Alex from A Clockwork Orange
Firstly this is not a world I would like to live in. Secondly, Alex is not a character I would like to meet. I don’t think I would survive it or come out of it unharmed. There is something about this ultra-violence I cringe at. Its not something I would want on anyone.
Very weird book that I didn’t much enjoy.
What do you think?
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