Date: 2009-02-01 01:21 am (UTC)
I have been thinking about this ALL DAY and I've finally decided my most favorite characters are the ones most like me? Which is either kind of endearing or very egotistical, I'm not sure which. They tend to be reserved, geeky, insecure, with bonuses for trauma and emotional issues. I usually have a more outspoken character as a runner-up, though. My issues, let me show you them.

Doctor Who: Martha, Rose
Torchwood: Ianto, Gwen
The West Wing: Sam, Zoey
Bandom: Gerard, Patrick, Pete
Vorkosiverse: Ekaterin/Gregor (it's a tie, Ekaterin = my ♥ but I adore emo woobie Gregor), Miles, Cordelia
Star Wars: Bastila Shan, Tycho Celchu, Carth Onasi, Revan (usually female), Mirax Terrik, Jaina Solo, Kyle Katarn, Ahsoka Tano (too much SW canon!)
Naruto: Hinata, Naruto/Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi
Yugioh: Yugi, Seto, Joey
Harry Potter: Remus, Sirius, Draco, Harry
Tortall-verse: Kel, Daine, Toby
Baldur's Gate: Imoen, Jaheira, Kelsey (he's fanon but I've been playing the game with him so long that he feels canon), the PC (who I usually play as female)
Animorphs: Tobias, Cassie, Rachel
Cardcaptor Sakura: Tomoyo, Yukito
Escaflowne: Hitomi, Van
Digimon: T.K., Matt, Sora

So that shakes out to . . . 53% of my favorite main characters are female, and 44% of my favorite characters in general are female. I do pay a lot of attention to the differences in gender when I'm watching/reading/playing/etc., and I do tend to be more forgiving towards female characters -- if they do something I don't like I usually blame the author, whereas if the male characters do something I dislike (like Anomen in Baldur's Gate, or Sasuke in Naruto, or even Joey in Yugioh) I usually blame the characters. What that means, though, I'm not sure.

VERY CURIOUS. I find it interesting that you like the main/portal character the most. I tend to be kind of indifferent to them, maybe because I can't relate to them much? I do like them, but usually from the POV of an outsider. HM.

You mentioned meta floating around in your post -- do you happen to have any links handy? I love reading about this stuff but my contributions aren't very profound. (My favorite characters are basically glorified Mary Sues, apparently I'm just in fandom for the vicarious life experiences? or something.)
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