TGIF: Supporting Characters

11 May

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads. Every Friday she posts a new question and it’s a really fun way to discover new blogs.

This weeks question is: Supporting Characters: We tend to gush over those main characters the most, but what about those supporting roles? Who are some of your favorites? 

I usually tend to gravitate towards supporting characters in books even more so that the main characters. So this is hard to narrow dow. I’m gonna have to go with a top 5 supporting characters list!

There may be spoilers ahead so proceed at your own risk!

Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. I know I go on and on and on about my love for the twins, but seriously it never wavers. I love the back and forth conversations, the jokes, the teasing, their bravery and their unwavering loyalty to their family. From the first time this mischievous duo appeared on the pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone I was enamored. And clearly I was not the only one  who loved the twins as their roles got increasingly larger as the series went on.

Also, Fred wins out as favorite twin by the tiniest smidgen of a vote.

Also from Harry Potter is Neville Longbottom. For being a supporting character he has quite the character arc starting in Book 1 and ending in Book 7! It’s fascinating to watch him move from being this shy, unsure boy into a confident and brave young man. I was cheering for him all long and loved that he was given his moment of glory. A true Gryffindor til the very end!

Prim from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Prim was, by far, the most important of the minor characters. Wanting to save her and protect her is what drives Katniss to volunteer in her place and then fight to win. She wants to give Prim the life that she never had and to save her from the reality of their situation. I found myself crying in Mockingjay when Katniss is talking to Prim late at night and she comes to realize that her sister has grown up without her even realizing it. In just a year Prim has gone from this scared and unsure little sister someone whom Katniss can depend on and trust with her life.

Winter Celchu from the Star Wars Expanded Universe (first introduced in Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn). Winter was raised as a sister and companion to Princess Leia Organa and later worked for the Rebellion as a soldier and a spy. She had both a holographic and an audiographic memory which made her a kick ass spy. In Heir to the Empire she serve’s as Lei’as aide and confidant, even going on to help hide her children away when they are threatened.  I loved Winter as Zahn wrote her and desperately wanted to get more and more of her backstory. I guess that is the sign of a fantastic supporting character!



Oh, no list of favorite supporting characters would be complete without Adrian Ivashkov. I LOVE this character so much and he gives me ALL THE FEELINGS. And obviously, so does Richelle Mead, as she made sure there was a place for him in the spinoff series Bloodlines! When i read the series I found myself grinning every time Adrian graced the page. His wit and snark are the perfect foil to the other characters who see things in such black and white terms. In fact, I love him so much I’ve having a difficult time putting into words exactly why. So you’ll just have to read it to understand.


Posted by on 11 May, 2012 in TGIF


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7 responses to “TGIF: Supporting Characters

  1. Sony The Booklover

    13 May, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Ooooh good choices I didn’t think of any of them, wanna see what I choose instead follow link

  2. Gnomegrlem

    11 May, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    So I was pretty much inconsolable when Fred died. I totally second the twins and Prim. Some of the most important characters are the one’s that physically play the smallest role. Love the name of your blog!

    • Breaking the Binding

      12 May, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      I was too, it broke my heart when he was dead. I was pretty much convinced that the twins were untouchable because she’d already hurt George.

  3. Tanya Patrice

    11 May, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    A big fat Yes to Adrian. He was one of my favorite suporting characters. I haven’t read the Bloodlines series yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

    • Breaking the Binding

      12 May, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Ohhhh if you love Adrian then you HAVE to read Bloodlines. He makes it so delightful 🙂

  4. Jeyna Grace

    11 May, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I love Fred too! I was so upset when he died. If George died, it wouldnt be so bad. Not that i dont like George, its just that I would choose Fred any day. I love the twins though, I wish I had friends like them.

    • Breaking the Binding

      12 May, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      I feel the same way and I still can’t figure out exactly why! I mean they were virtually identical, but I just adored Fred so much more.


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