Top Ten Characters Who Really Should Have Not Gone Down That Dark Alley

5f295-toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly blogging meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find out more about it here. This weeks theme is Top Ten Characters that ___. I chose Top Ten Characters who really should have not gone down that dark alley (in the broadest sense). If they hadn’t, they would have saved themselves an entire book of trouble.

Harry_Potter_and_the_Sorcerer's_StoneHarry Potter from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

No, Harry, don’t go investigate that dead unicorn. No, Harry, don’t worry about that giant snake you hear slithering through the walls. No, Harry, don’t go rushing off to the Ministry of Magic without actually making sure that the house-elf wasn’t lying. You would be happy…at least until Voldemort decided to attack you again.

indexAlyssa from Splintered by A. G. Howard

Maybe don’t dive down the rabbit hole, okay? Or listen to the gothic, cockney faerie-creature staring at you through mirrors.

under-the-never-skyAria from Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Don’t go into the orchard with a boy you can’t trust, who seems to want to make fire. Really, that should be an automatic “no” from the beginning.

cinderLinh Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Don’t run off to the ball to save a prince that you have only talked to four times, and in the process run right into the hands of the evil queen who might just want to execute you.

51bgbqWQTgL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Allison Sekemoto from The Blood of Eden Series by Julie Kagawa

You were pushing it the first time, don’t go back for more food. You can live off nothing for the next few years, don’t worry.

41bOj-am1RL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Don’t volunteer, I’m sure your twelve-year-old sister will be fine in an arena of trained killers and weird animal muttations.

indexBeatrice Prior from the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

Stay in Abgernation, you’ll not once have to jump off trains or shoot a best friend, I promise.

Panic_HC_JKT_des4.inddHeather from Panic by Lauren Oliver

Getting a bunch of money is not worth jumping off a cliff or risk being eaten by a tiger, Heather. Just watch from the sidelines as your friends do it.

indexJacob from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ignore the creepy photographs, the girl with fire in her hands, and the abandoned building. That way you won’t find yourself running around in WWII England, running from creatures that want to eat you.

Uglies_bookTally from the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

No matter how interesting Shay may seem…ignore her. And you’ll become Pretty like everyone else, without any consequences.

If you can’t tell, this entire post was massively sarcastic (sorry-not-sorry), because despite all these characters making super stupid choices, no one would want them to do it any other way. Why? Because if they didn’t, the book/series, would never have happened! They went down the dark alley, so to speak, and we ended up with a story. And that’s completely amazing.

While I’m typing, I need unusual mystical creatures. I’ve started outlining a novel about a girl who writes a website on how to protect yourself from the unnatural, but I don’t want her running around fighting a whole bunch of vampires and werewolves. I need unusual ones.

My Dad just told me I should have her fight a blood-thirsty white rabbit and call it the Rabbit of Caerbannog. And he walked away laughing. Is it some sort of joke or something?

Also, guess who has tickets to see Age of Ultron opening night! That’s right, this girl! I am unbelievably excited, and I keep hoping that Coulson and the crew will make at least a small cameo in it because in the comics Quake was one of the Avengers and that would just be awesome.

I also kind of just want to see FitzSimmons freak out about meeting their idols. I’m hoping that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight will start tying stuff into Age of Ultron tonight.

And, that’s it. Happy Tuesday,


4 thoughts on “Top Ten Characters Who Really Should Have Not Gone Down That Dark Alley

  1. Is the evil rabbit in reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, maybe?! lol That movie was insane.

    AHEM. BUT YES. Almost all of these…gah. What were they thinking?!! 😉 But I will never ever ever understand Panic. They made teens like so stupid. ERGH. When is money ever worth nearly dying?!!


    1. Huh. I’ve never watched that movie, so wouldn’t know. I’ll Google it later. And yeah, I enjoyed Panic, but all the characters that partipated in Panic (the game) seemed so stupid because they risked dying.


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