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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters You Defend

As you may already know, I love novels and stories with darker undertones which ultimately means that I read a lot of books with a few unlikable characters. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday list highlights those characters that aren’t liked by most, but for whatever reason, you can’t help but defend them.


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Alex Delarge (A Clockwork Orange)

I mean, I definitely understand why this character is problematic and why a lot of people just don’t like him. However, there is just something that is so memorable and captivating about him, especially when in context with the story of A Clockwork Orange. Alex is one of those characters you’re supposed to hate, but for some reason you just don’t.


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Paul Denton (The Rules of Attraction)

Honestly, I don’t think you’re supposed to like any of the characters from within The Rules of Attraction. Paul Denton is the only one who seems like he has at least a little bit of a good head on his shoulders. Sure, he makes just as many mistakes as the rest of the characters, but there is something about him that is much more calm, cool & collected.


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Quentin Coldwater (The Magicians Trilogy)

A lot of people have mixed feelings about the The Magicians series as a whole. I for one, actually really enjoyed it. I have mentioned that I hope Quentin will mature as the series goes on. Now that I am currently reading the third and final book, I think it is safe to say that he has done just that. He has finally matured while still keeping a bit of that childlike curiosity within him.


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Marcus Lopez (Deadly Class Series)

It’s no secret that Deadly Class is my all-time favourite comic series of all time. It is also no secret to those who have read it, that our lead character Marcus, is extremely screwed up. He has a lot of issues that he is working through which can make him seem a bit annoying to some. I, however, believe that he is one of the most well written characters in a comic series that I have ever read and his issues and problems make him all the more interesting.


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Ignatius Perrish (Horns)

Ignatius is one of those characters that is just completely misunderstood. The people in his neighbourhood begin to drive him insane after blaming him for a recent tragic event and he just can’t take it. It literally changes him into another person that is slightly unlikable compared to the person that he used to be.

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