Of course you do.
It’s impossible to not have a character you feel more attached to than others; one who draws you in and makes you feel like you’ve entered a different world. A character you’d like to have as your friend, or just to see for real once. One time. Just to suppress the roars of distress within you – crying out at the fact that, really, you can’t and won’t ever see that character in the flesh.
Perhaps it’s a character from a movie. Consider yourself lucky; you got the chance to see the character that caught your interest.
Maybe it’s a character from a book. In this case, you’re not as lucky. You have descriptions and with that, a visual forms in your mind. That’s what the person looks like. If it’s a character you created for a story, it’s more detailed; you know more intimate information about them.
For me, my favorite character in my novel is Damien.
I am shamelessly reusing this drawing.
I could not resist.
While he is the main character, the series focuses on events that happen around him. He is one of my most in-depth characters, and I have spent three years working on the series he’s in – with him haunting my mind for at least two years before I started.
I can only hope readers will find him as intriguing as I do.
But that, my friends, is a story for another day.
Who is/are your favorite character(s) in movies, televisions or novels – both other’s and your own? What makes them so special?