June 21st: Favourite “Unlikeable” Protagonists
— People always tear down “unlikeable” protagonists. But tell us the ones you pulled for!
Scott Pilgrim // Jane Lockhart // Katy Swartz // Valkyrie Cain // Apollo
My five picks don’t exactly fit the prompt but I do think these characters are unlikable, though for some reason I still read about them.
Scott Pilgrim – Scott Pilgrim
Okay, so Scott Pilgrim is actually a pretty popular character, I mean he’s even got a series and a film named after him! While I did enjoy the series (a lot) I have to say, one of my main issues with it was Scott himself. He’s a bit too much of a dag for my taste and I honestly just don’t understand adults who date high schoolers.
Jane Lockhart – Not Another Happy Ending
Jane Lockhart is one of those character who can be a bit ditzy at times and is a tad depressing. She’s a bit unlikable but at the same time I really loved her? She is by no means my favourite character from the novel, and I think I preferred her in the movie (totally not because she’s played by Karen Gillian).
Katy Swartz – Lux
I feel bad saying this, because though Katy is fictional, she is a fellow book blogger. Katy can make some pretty bad decisions throughout this series (I’ve only read the first 2 books) but for some reason I still like her.
Valkyrie Cain – Skulduggery Pleasant
Okay, so Miss Cain… Don’t get me wrong, I love this girl but damn she is a piece of work. She can be quite horrible at times and is the character that finally made me realise that characters with wit and charm aren’t always good, whether or not they are the protagonist. While she can be a bit much at times, at heart Valkyrie is a good character and I can’t help but love her.
Apollo – The Trials of Apollo
APOLLO. I LOVE THIS GUY, HE’S TERRIBLE. Apollo is actually the worst, he means well and actually a pretty cool guy but he has no self control and his inner thoughts can be pretty intense at times. Of course he’s a God, so he’s pretty found of himself and has a very blown up ego. Though, he’s incredibly full of himself he is actually a pretty good guy and I’d have a conversation with him over most of the other Gods any day.