The Broke and the Bookish asks the question: who are your top ten minor characters?
1 Colonel Fitzwilliam from Pride and Prejudice
(long breathy sigh!) I love this character. He's so funny and amiable and, oh, so observant. He sees Elizabeth for who she is and sees Darcy for who he is long before Darcy and Elizabeth see each other.
2 Death from The Book Thief
Well, I don't know if I'd call him a minor character but even though it's narrated by him I think we often over look him. Death is exactly how I imagined him, well, if death were a person. He's aloof and reserved and maybe even slightly scared of us, yet so warm and compassionate and careful. (and yes, Death is male in my minds eye)
3 Xander from Matched
Yeah, he starts out as a main character but after Cassia becomes obsessed with the annoyance that it Ky, Xander sort of falls to to minor character which is a shame because I think he's quite sweet. He's loyal and easy going and is so much deeper and wise to what's going on than Cassia realizes.
4 Mr Palmer from Sense and Sensibility
Yeah, I know, weird! But this is one of those character I always thought was a good, kind man who unfortunately married the wrong woman and as a result become rather unlikable. But I still think he's a good man somewhere deep down and I like him. (and, yes, I'm basing my opinion more on the movie than the book though I still believe it true in either)
5 Ben from The Mercy Thompson series
Alright, he can be a jerk sometimes but as the series progresses and we learn about his past is it any wonder? Oh, how I wish Mercedes would get rid of yawn fest Adam and Run off with Ben, and not even romantically.
6 Zara's mom from Need
She's selfless and kind and, oh, how I wanted to read about her story!
7 Hareton from Wuthering Heights
The only redeeming person in this book! He's shy and quiet and, yeah, he has a nasty temper but wouldn't you if Heathcliff raised you?!
8 Charles Musgrove from Persuasion
He puts up with his annoying wife Mary and had the good sense to want to marry Anne fist. Need I say more?
9 Elivs from the Odd Thomas books
Yes, you heard me THE Elvis. He doesn't talk he doesn't sing and he's been dead for a long time, but he's so protective and concerned for Odd that you just have to love the guy.
10 The Voice in Max's head from The Maximum Ride series
I still don't know what it is but this voice, though not very fleshed out, is always protecting Max and, yes, sometimes annoying the crap out of her.
What minor characters are on your list?