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For some reason I recently started churning out ideas for top tens and twenties I want to do, so I figured I may as well get started before this semester gets too crazy.

Considering that my other journals of this type tend to be on the rather...negative side...I think I'll go ahead and start doing a bunch of positive ones instead! One of the biggest things I love about fandom is the concept of having favorite characters, so naturally, I'm gonna start with those!

Now if I were to tell you about all my favorite characters from all my favorite fandoms we'd be here all fricking day. So instead, I'm gonna count done my top ten male and female characters from animated movies, TV shows, and video games (and by video games I mean Pokemon).

I've already done the ladies, now it's time for the guys...which means that we're probably in for a fangirl-y mess of a countdown. Hope you don't get scared off.

Anyway, here we go~

~~~

:bulletblue: 10) Perry the Platypus---Phineas and Ferb


I know what you're thinking: "Maria...that's an animal."

Yes but he's a male animal, and also far too important to leave off the list. I mean, he was the inspiration behind my username, for crying out loud! Perry the Platypus was the reason I first joined online fandom. The reason I first started getting serious about drawing. You could even say that he's the reason...I am who I am today...:iconmanlytearsplz:

...Nah, just kidding. But I'd be lying if I said he wasn't the kickstarter to my art life. Don't get me wrong, I was drawing crappy Pokemon fanart long before I got into PnF, but it was this show that helped me to realize that I really wanted a future in art...and Perry is by far my favorite character on the show (and the reason I started watching to begin with).

But aside from sentimental value, you can't deny that he's one of the best cartoon characters ever. Like, a platypus that is also a spy? Who even came up with that? How drunk were they? And why is he a teal rectangle? What exactly was up with this show?

And yet, somehow, it worked. Perry's a super lovable character, able to be badass but also sweet, serious but also caring, silent but also very expressive. I never thought I would feel so much for a friggin platypus in my life.

Nevertheless though, a great character from a show that really inspired me, to the point where his name became a permanent part of my online identity. Thank you, Perry the Platypus.

~~~

:bulletblue: 9)Wreck-it Ralph---Wreck-it Ralph


To be honest, it was a toss-up between Ralph and Felix for this spot, but in the end I chose Ralph. You're probably wondering why, and the answer is...

...I-I have no idea.

The closest thing I can give you for an answer is simply that we get to see more of Ralph than we do of Felix. I mean, Felix is sweet and polite and adorable, but I think Ralph may actually be more sweet. All he wants is to be a good guy, for crying out loud! 

Throughout the movie we see Ralph struggle with who he is, only to realize that he should be proud of it. That's touching, bro, and it makes him one of Disney's best and most relatable protagonists imo. There's also the fact that despite his rough attitude and short temper, Ralph really is a sweet soul. He never wants to hurt anyone, and is even willing to sacrifice his dream--and even his life--to save a friend. (Good thing Vanellope saved him though--the last thing we need is another Disney character being burned to death. >.>)

I mean, I know he's only number nine, and I'm not super fangirly over Ralph or anything, but heck, I'd marry this guy in a heartbeat, he's such a sweetheart.

...I'd marry Felix too, though.

~~~

:bulletblue:8) Prince Hans---Frozen


Whoa look, a villain made my favorites list! Really weird considering how much of a goody two-shoes I am.

Now I ain't crazy, I'd never want anything to do with Hans. I wouldn't marry him, I wouldn't date him, I would even want to talk to him. I want to live, thanks. But let's get real for a second here: Hans feels like two different people.

I mean, I love Frozen with all my heart, but Hans as a character was developed really poorly. No matter how many times I see the movie I never catch any foreshadowing hints, at least none of substance, about Hans being a bad guy. As such, the plot twist doesn't feel like much of a plot twist as much as it feels like they just swapped him out for a totally different character.

That said: Nice!Hans is the one I like.

He's suave, he's cool, he's dorky, he's handsome...I mean geez, I don't blame Anna one bit for loving this guy. Maybe if his true identity had been foreshadowed a little better then I wouldn't have been too fond of him, but again, he seems like a totally different person. And he probably would have been higher up if he had been a different person.

I do feel a bit guilty about placing above Ralph, but...damn hormones, you know?


Look how handsome he is. Such a magnificent man. Such a shame.

Screw you, Hans.

~~~

:bulletblue:7)Jack Frost---Rise of the Guardians


Let it be known that despite my comments about "hormones" and "marrying characters," ...we haven't reached the fangirly part of the list yet.

I'm not in love with Jack Frost, and I don't think I ever will be...or at least, not very much.

But as a character? I'm not afraid to say that I really love this guy. I didn't expect to feel for him as much as I did, but I did, and when things finally work out for him...well, I cry a little each time.


Here comes the feels train. Toot, toot. ;-;

He's a teenager at heart and he goes through all the struggles a teenager goes through, despite being around for hundreds of years. And as a dumb teenager myself, I can relate to some degree.

Also, he's fun! Who doesn't like fun? I wish I was fun. But I'm not, I'm boring. But I guess that's why I like this character.

Fangirl or not, there's no denying that Jack Frost sure is...a cool guy. :D

...I'll show myself out.

~~~

:bulletblue:6) Flynn Rider/ Eugene Fitzherbert---Tangled


I wish I could say that THIS is where the fangirling starts, but I can't because I ship Eugene and Rapunzel way too much.

But hey, on his own, I gotta say, this guy is attractive. As you may or may not know from previous journals, my first time watching Tangled wasn't a great experience, for personal reasons. But Eugene made it better.

Kinda like Aladdin, who's another favorite Disney Prince of mine, Eugene is that heart-of-gold character who hides behind a mask of cockiness. But even when he acts like that, you can't help but love him because he's so ridiculous and funny.


Our handsome prince, ladies and gentlemen.

I mean, it might be due to the fact that they specifically designed him to be attractive but...yeah, that's probably it, actually. But his personality is what really shines.

He's a great character with a lot of depth and emotion put into him, and when his real sincerity comes out, he becomes that much more lovable. Like Rapunzel, I too prefer Eugene Fitzherbert over Flynn Rider (though I sure the book character was great too).

Not much else to say here, he's just a great and lovable character and I'm really glad he got his happy ending. Congrats, you big dork.

No, really. Congrats. I'm sure you two will make beautiful babies.

~~~

:bulletblue:5) Cilan---Pokemon Black and White/Best Wishes


Ok, here's where the fangirling starts.

I'll be honest, I can definitely understand why people don't like this character. I used to hate him too, actually. But as I kept watching the series...he just grew on me, and I'm not sure why.

Everything that I used to find annoying about it him suddenly became charming after a while. The excitable personality, the stupid cooking metaphors, and all that "I'm a connoisseur of EVERYTHING!" business...yeah, I like it now.  In fact, by the end of the series I was actually looking forward to hearing more Pokemon/Trainer evaluations from him.


He's doing the bowtie thing. Shit's about to go down.

Took me a while to figure out why, but I think I've got it: despite being a little annoying about his connoisseur job, the guy is smart. I mean it wasn't his fancy how tie that got him his A-class ranking, he really knows what he's talking about. His advice may not be relevant in the real world, but if I was a Pokemon trainer, I think it would be smart of me to listen to what he said, because it all sounded pretty solid to me.

Plus...what's wrong with being a little eccentric? What's wrong with seeing the beauty in every little thing? Honestly, I think that's something we can all strive for (plus he appreciates a good movie. That makes him A-ok in my book). Plus, his cooking looks delicious, his fear of Purrloin is hilarious, and I admit I like myself a sharply-dressed guy.

Again, I get why some people won't like him, but I do think that he was the best thing about the series (which basically had the worst written story arc of the anime lol. Let's be honest, Cilan saved it). I'm glad they changed him from the shy stutter-y Cilan from the games to this more energetic and fun character. Really added a lot of fun moments on the show, and I love him for it. Screw the haters, Cilan is amazing, and I’m SO looking forward to his comeback (at least, he’d better come back).

And no, I don't care that he replaced Brock.
~~~
:bulletblue:4) Hiro Hamada---Big Hero 6


Hiro is...a weird case for me. Many times, I can't tell if I'm in love with him or if I just like him like a little brother. I mean, in many ways he does remind me of my own little brother, but also...he's very mature for his age.

I don't know. I'm confused. He makes me confused. But one thing is for sure: if Hiro actually existed, I'd probably be willing to take a beating for him. I mean, he'd probably be better at fighting than me, being a superhero and genius robot-builder and all that, but my point still stands. This kid is amazing and deserves much love and hugs.

The thing about Hiro is that you feel for him. You really feel for him. He's only 14, and yet he's been through so much shit and lost so much...it really hurts me on the inside to see him go through all that.

And yet, by the end of the movie he's grown stronger and more mature, and on top of that he's kinder. He's a nice person who wants the best, even though he doesn't always make the right decisions. And we all mess up sometimes.

And of course...he's absolutely adorable. Seriously, I didn't care about Big Hero 6 at all until I saw his cute face. I mean just look at those eyes. You're killing me, Hiro.

Long story short, he's cute and sweet and amazing, and I just want to hug him forever.


Yeah, like that. Get me in on some of that action, please.
~~~

:bulletblue:3) The Once-ler---The Lorax


Oh, how the mighty have fallen. If I'd made this list last year, he would have been #1 for sure, but alas.

Nevertheless though, I don't think any of you are surprised that he's this high on the list. I could write essays about how the Once-ler is an amazing character, but I'll try to keep it short for this one entry.

But first, let me just say: I don't care about the book. I don't care that they changed him from the book. I think his movie version is better anyway.

The Once-ler is the best example of a tragic character. When you first meet him he's eccentric and lovable, and wants nothing more than to change the world for the better, and to make his family proud. Raise your hand if you can relate.

The best part of this story, in my opinion, is that it shows how selfish characters aren't born selfish. The Once-ler was a pretty nice guy. Sure, he wasn't a saint, but he was nice. He was willing to cooperate, he was willing to adapt, he was willing to try and do things the right way. Heck, he could have even made a decent friend, and it was admirable how he kept going, despite everyone telling him that he would fail.


And hey, this stupid thing he made isn't so bad when you think about it.

Unfortunately, he gets sucked into his work and his obsession with being successful, leading him to become more secluded and forgetting to see the bigger picture.

Raise your hand if you can relate.

The saddest part is that for a good majority of the movie you actually want him to succeed. You want him to make his family proud and for him to feel good about himself. I mean, when you take a character classified as a villain (even though he really isn't...)and make him so he's just like everyone watching the movie, it's really something.

And even after all that, you can tell that he at least wants to make things right. Even after the mess he caused, he's still not a complete asshole.


He may not be the sweetest character ever, but he really is a well-written character, as evidenced by the fact that you can't really label him. Is he a good guy? A bad guy? Is he selfish? Or just misguided? Actually, he's all of those things, and that's what makes him so well-rounded and great.

Even though he's not my favorite anymore, he's still a great character, and I love him.

~~~

:bulletblue:2) Steven Stone---Pokemon ORAS


I bet most of you didn’t even know I was into this character, and to be honest, I didn’t know it myself until recently.

When I was a kid I played the heck out of Sapphire. I was frigging obsessed with that game, so much to the point that I kept a journal of my progress in it. You know how many times I mentioned Steven in said journal?

Zero.

Yeah, none. I battled him as Champion like 20 times, and yet I forgot he even existed for a long time. It wasn’t until ORAS was released that I finally remembered him and wanted to slap myself upside the head for ever forgetting this beautiful man.

To be fair though, he wasn’t as important in the originals as he was in the remakes, so that’s probably why I like ORAS Steven a lot more. Since he appears much more often in the remakes, we get to see more of him as a character, and he’s very charming, so say the least (even the villains and grannies think so, my goodness).

But besides being good-looking, what else is there? Well, despite being the friggin Champion, he’s still fairly down-to-earth and is willing to take the time to help aspiring young trainers like May and Brendan reach their full potential. Very admirable, sir.

Also, he’s really classy and cool. I like classy and cool.

But of course, he’s not perfect, and I’m glad we got to see more of him in order to see that. He can be impatient sometimes, and as shown from his confrontations with Zinnia in the Delta Episode, it would appear that he doesn’t like people hurting his ego. Not to mention he wears those fancy-ass rings on his fingers to show off his wealth and status, so it’s not too much of a stretch to say that he might be a little full of himself.


Ok, we get it. You're fancy and rich and powerful. You can stop now.

But it’s not enough to make him seem like a jerk and serve to balance out his character more than anytime else. He’s still a really likable and attractive character overall, and that’s enough to ensure that I never forget about him again.

~~~

Before we get to #1, here are some honorable mentions:

:bulletblue:James---Pokemon

:bulletblue:Kristoff---Frozen
Image result for kristoff frozen

:bulletblue: Fix-it Felix---Wreck-it Ralph

:bulletblue:The other Steven (the one who isn’t a Stone, but is still half rock)


~~~

#1:

:bulletblue: Tadashi Hamada---Big Hero 6


Ah, yes, I’m sure this was a surprise to absolutely nobody. If you’ve been watching me for more than...idk two minutes, then you probably guessed it from the beginning. But I don’t care, because I can’t think of anyone from my fandoms who deserves this spot more than Tadashi.

Man, what can I say about this guy that hasn’t already been said? He’s honestly one of the sweetest characters I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying a lot. And if you want proof that Disney is trying to slowly kill us with feels, then Tadashi is all you need.

I wasn’t expecting to love him as much as I do. Before seeing the movie I actually expected to like Hiro more. But….despite the limited time he had, he really made the most of it. Not only is he shown to be smart, determined, and kind (which was expected), but he also turned out to be rather funny too.


Oh, look, it's the exact moment I fell in love with him. Aka the exact moment I knew I wasn't going to make it through this movie okay.

I mean I knew he was going to die coming in, but….uh, I can’t resist a character who’s sweet and funny! Hey Disney, how about we let the lovable character live this one time, okay?

...No? Okay.

But seriously, Tadashi is amazing. Not only does he make you love him, but in many ways he makes you want to be like him--I wanna be a good big sibling to my little brother too! I wanna do great in college too! I wanna be smart and determined too! I wanna be kind and thoughtful of others too! The list goes on.

(And if you’ll allow me to go all fangirl on you for a moment...he’s also just very good-looking. I mean, look at those broad shoulders. I bet he gives the best hugs. <3)


There's no reason for this gif to be here, but I wanted it anyway.

Sure, I guess since he didn’t get much screen time, he wasn’t as developed as he could have been. But like I said before, he sure makes the most of his...what was it, twenty minutes? Man, he deserved more than that.

In conclusion, it’s hard to find another character that simultaneously makes me feel incredibly happy and yet incredibly sad just by thinking of him. But I guess that’s Disney for you. Either way, Tadashi is an amazing character who more than deserves the #1 spot on my list.

Rest in Peace, Tadashi. You’ll always be in our hearts.

...and in our fanfictions, because God knows we’re all still in denial.

~~~

That’s it for my top ten favorite animated guys! If you want to see my favorite female characters, just go here →

Top 10 Female Animated CharactersFor some reason I recently started churning out ideas for top tens and twenties I want to do, so I figured I may as well get started before this semester gets too crazy.
Considering that my other journals of this type tend to be on the rather...negative side...I think I'll go ahead and start doing a bunch of positive ones instead! One of the biggest things I love about fandom is the concept of having favorite characters, so naturally, I'm gonna start with those!
Now if I were to tell you about all my favorite characters from all my favorite fandoms we'd be here all fricking day. So instead, I'm gonna count done my top ten male and female characters from animated movies, TV shows, and video games (and by video games I mean Pokemon).
I'm gonna start with my favorite female characters, cuz, you know, ladies first, but the guys will be coming soon, don't worry.
Anyway, let's got ahead and get started~
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:bulletred: 10) Sadness--Inside Out.
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Hope you enjoyed, and be sure to leave your opinions in the comments!


Next up, I’ll probably do my top 20 OTPs. Yeah, I said 20. This will be interesting, indeed...




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For some reason I recently started churning out ideas for top tens and twenties I want to do, so I figured I may as well get started before this semester gets too crazy.

Considering that my other journals of this type tend to be on the rather...negative side...I think I'll go ahead and start doing a bunch of positive ones instead! One of the biggest things I love about fandom is the concept of having favorite characters, so naturally, I'm gonna start with those!

Now if I were to tell you about all my favorite characters from all my favorite fandoms we'd be here all fricking day. So instead, I'm gonna count done my top ten male and female characters from animated movies, TV shows, and video games (and by video games I mean Pokemon).

I'm gonna start with my favorite female characters, cuz, you know, ladies first, but the guys will be coming soon, don't worry.

Anyway, let's got ahead and get started~

~~~


:bulletred: 10) Sadness--Inside Out.



Usually when I find a female character I really like, I have a tendency to cry tears of joy whenever I see them, whether internally or externally. Well, right off the bat we have a character who really makes you cry.

When I saw this movie I was instantly attached to Sadness, though I wasn't really sure why. Maybe it's because she's just an adorable little blueberry that I want to cuddle with forever (you can be damn sure that she was the first plush I got for this movie. Move aside, Bing Bong, because Sadness is the real huggable character in this movie.)


Just look at her. Precious.

Or maybe it's because of how empathetic she is. Or maybe it's because she helped me realize that my main emotion just might be Sadness (for better and for worse). I dunno, all I know is that I adore her. She's not the last Inside Out character on this list, but she's definitely one of my top favorite characters in this movie.

~~~

:bulletred: 9) Hilda--Pokemon Black and White



Not gonna lie, there isn't much to be said about Hilda (or Touko, or White, or whatever you call her). Aside from her manga self, which I don't care about, she has about as much character as Red--not really a character as much as a virtual meat suit for the player to enter the Pokemon world with. The difference, however, is that Hilda seems to have more potential as a character than Red does.

Allow me to explain: the Gen 1 games  had a very...basic story, to say the least. In essence it was just: "beat everyone and become the best." And the villains were nothing more than a gang of thugs. So, you don't really need your protagonist to go through some huge character development in order to fit into that plot.

Gen 5 is very different. The story is a lot deeper and its not just a black-and-white good vs evil plot (see what I did there?). It's a matter of differing opinions and challenging ethics. As such, I feel like the protagonist would have to do a lot of thinking and maturing in this story, making for a more interesting character to explore. Yeah, the game is very linear and it's not like the player themselves has a choice in what to do. But the fact of the matter is that this story requires more of its main character.

And yes, this applies to the male player character as well, but Hilda is the one I chose to play as, so she's more special to me.

So, instead of the mindless action in the first gen games, I had a lot more fun with this story and trying to come up with a main character who fits it. I think I may have had a little too much fun though. The Hilda I came up with...well, she's hard to explain. Think of Hiro Hamada crossed with Candace Flynn crossed with Peridot. Basically, she's kind, stubborn and has a strong sense of justice...but she's also really sporadic and crazy as hell.

Would this be considered cheating? Probably, since I seem to like my idea of her more than anything the character really has to offer, but you know what? It's my list. Leave me alone.


~~~


:bulletred: 8) Queen Elsa--Frozen



I might be straighter than a stinkin' ruler, but I sure know an attractive woman when I see one, and daaaaang.

Her looks aside though, I can understand why Elsa is is so popular. Yeah, she's a little overrated and flandersized in most interpretations, but I can see where the appeal comes from. For me and many others, it's because she's one of the few Disney princesses who is actually an introvert. I mean, we all love the spunky and outgoing ladies like Anna, but Elsa just feels more relatable to a bigger majority of people. I, for one, know how it feels to not want to be around other people--to be afraid to talk to them past small talk, because you're afraid they won't like you for some reason. I mean, I may not have magical ice powers to hide, but I think those are a good metaphor for people who feel like they DO have something to hide, whether that fear is rational or not.

Not to mention, she's gorgeous, elegant, kind, has a great singing voice...need I go on?



It's really great that Disney introduced a character like her in what became their most popular movie. I knew from the start that I would like her best, and I was right. Of course, we should never forget that she's never truly at her best except when she's with her sister, and that's something else that many of us could take away from.


~~~

:bulletred: 7) Magma Admin Coutney--Pokemon ORAS



When I was a kid, the first Pokemon game I ever played was...Pokemon Yellow. BUT before that, I watched my friend play Pokemon Sapphire and got pretty addicted to the franchise.

I eventually got Sapphire for myself, and it held a very special place in my heart...until I traded it for another game, which was a move I beat myself up for every day now.

In Sapphire, the main villain team that you battler is Team Aqua, while the Magmas were kind of an "ally" to the player. As such, Team Magma really grew on me, and they've been my favorite villains in the franchise ever since.

(Also they train fire types, which is my favorite type...and they wear hoodies, which I love...also the fact that hey, I really wouldn't mind a little more land? Not to the same extreme, of course, but we could use a bit more room to plant some things, grow some people, do some stuff....cause like, the earth is already 75% water, like ?????? What good would more water do?? None????)

Ahem. So Team Magma is my favorite team. And ever since ORAS came out , Courtney has been my favorite admin. I wish I would say I like her RSE version too, but...



...well, she was a bit...plain.

Not so with the new Courtney, though! This revamped version is absolutely perfect. She's sexy, but also terrifying. She's quiet, but feels as if she could murder you without even batting an eye. (I've even heard several people joke that she's a robot.)


What does that...even mean...??

And that design? Purple hair? A vest so complex and cool, I can't even figure out how she puts in on? It's all so amazing.

I don't think there's anything more that needs to be said here. Courtney is awesome. Team Magma is awesome. Water sucks. Next.

~~~

:bulletred: 6) GoGo Tomago--Big Hero 6



Look, I'm not going to lie. Every main character in this movie is fantastic, and I'd love to be friends with all of them. In terms of which female character I like best though, GoGo wins.

Once again we have a Disney character who is more on the quiet side, and really deviates from the norm of Disney females. She's a sarcastic badass with a need for speed that you can't help but love, and she's got a fantastic design to boot.

 
Dem thighs tho

Beneath all that, though, she's kind-hearted and loyal, and seems like a great person to be friends with. Again, I wish I could be best friends with every single character in the group, but GoGo would probably be one of my favorites even then.


~~~

:bulletred: 5) Peridot--Steven Universe


....ok, that's a nice picture, but it needs to be a little more...Peridot-ish...

There we go.

I only actually started watching this show very recently (just last month, actually), but even before then I knew Peri would be my favorite. It's funny, because if she was a person I knew in real life, I would probably hate her.

But since I don't actually have to deal with her myself and I'm just watching her on TV (or YouTube, tbh), I get the chance to see her both as a little shit and as a lovable Dorito. And I love her so much.

She's probably had one of the greatest and most dynamic character arcs on the show. I'll try not to spoil too much, but the way she went from one of the main antagonists to...not an antagonist...is fantastic. I love every moment she's onscreen, and I'm happy to see her even when she's acting like a total douche.

Actually, though, after a bit of thinking, I may have realized why Peri is so loved by the Internet...

Let's see, she's angry a lot...

She has a tendency to hiss...

She's a fangirl...

And she's even a shipper.



Oh my gosh. Guys, Peridot is us!!

~~~


:bulletred:4) Riley Andersen--Inside Out



I’ve already talked about one of her emotions, now it’s time to talk about Riley herself.


To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why I love her so much. The first time I watched the movie, I was kinda neutral about her. Yeah, I felt for her, a LOT, but like many others, I felt that we didn’t get too good of a look at her personality despite spending the majority of the movie inside her head. It took me a long time, but I didn’t really figure out why until I decided to write about her--and I realized that what we really needed was to see more interaction between Riley as a whole and other people.


Writing about Riley is hard--but through the experience, I realized that when you feel all those emotions for the characters in her mind, you feel for her as well...because all her emotions, all those little mind workers, all the memories and zones of her mind...they are Riley! And I guess it’s not until you have to eliminate the personifications of these things and instead have them manifest themselves through an outside perspective of the girl that you actually begin to appreciate her more.


Buuuut, maybe that’s just my own weird experience.


The best thing about Riley is that we really get to see every layer of her psyche and personality. We really get to know her in this movie, and I, personally, can relate to her a lot. I know I’ve mentioned that I’ve wanted to be friends with a lot of characters on this list, but I think Riley is the one I’d most like to be best friends with. She’s adorable, she’s sweet, and I think I’d really like hanging out with her. Honestly, if I had a little sister, I’d want her to be just like Riley.

:bulletred:3) Audrey--The Lorax


Let me preface this by saying that I don’t give two butts who her voice actress is. In fact, since I was introduced through the Internet and not through trailers, I didn’t even know Taylor Swift was in this movie until I read her name in the friggin end credits. So like...can we please stop acting like Audrey’s just an animated version of Taylor Swift? She can hold her own as a character just fine (plus she didn’t even sing in this soundtrack).


Like with Riley, this character didn’t mean too much to me until I started writing about her. When you think about it, there’s a lot about Audrey that we don’t know--mostly because the story was written from Ted’s POV and portrayed her merely as a love interest---and I really want to explore that. How did she even find out about real trees in this sheltered society? Why doesn’t she do anything about it aside from paint on her house? What was going through her head as this young boy got what she wanted for her and convinced her to go on this crazy adventure to change their society? Honestly, we could have gotten a great character arc with this girl.


Just look how nervous she looks in this scene. I'm telling you, she could have been awesome.


Buuuut, I guess even as she is, I still love her. She’s got a lovely design, and she seems to have a very laid-back, gentle and quiet personality, much like myself (when I’m not being an idiot fangirl online, anyway). Yeah, she’s rather underdeveloped, but she’s a blank slate with a lot of potential, plus she’s super pretty. I’m not sure why I feel for her as much as I do, but I still think that’s enough for me to love her.

:bulletred:2) May--Pokemon Advanced


I’m specifically talking about the anime version of May here, though I do love her ORAS redesign.


May is kind of a special case for me because, while she’s a great character, my love for her is mostly based on nostalgia. I know, I don’t usually put things on lists like these because of nostalgia, but again, special case.


Simply put, the Advanced generation was my very first generation of Pokemon. I have a lot of memories from that gen, and many of which include watching the anime on Saturday mornings. While I hold my stance that gen 5 is the best so far, gen 3 is a close second.


As for the character herself, she’s a ton of fun. She’s like anime Serena, except good. Unlike Misty, who kinda became little more than a token in the show (especially during her last few seasons), May was there to introduce and show off a new feature of the generation (aka Contests) which made her a more interesting character and really gave her purpose. Throughout the seasons she is in we see her go through her ups and downs at a great pace and see her develop as a trainer and a person.


I’m really glad that the show introduced May--she’s a strong female character that has believable flaws and shortcomings without being super pathetic. She’s well-developed, sweet, and just very well written, especially for this show. Again, I’m a little biased because of nostalgia, but in terms of the anime I think she was one of the best characters that this franchise has to offer.


This sums her up pretty well--emotional but could also kick your ass.


Now if she can come back for just a little bit in her ORAS look, I would die of sheer joy.
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Before we get to #1, here are a few honorable mentions:

:bulletorange: Gratuity "Tip" Tucci--Home


:bulletorange: Honey Lemon--Big Hero 6 


:bulletorange: Princess Anna--Frozen

:bulletorange: Porl

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#1:


Mary Katherine--Epic


OK, so...I don’t know what it is about MK that gets me so much. Maybe it’s because she’s...a whole lot like me??


I mean, I haven’t lost a parent, thank God, but...everything else, though. She’s quiet, she’s awkward, she’s sort of sarcastic, she’s stubborn but also tries to understand people, she wears hoodies and ponytails, she’s good at just rolling with stuff...and my initials also happen to be M.K.


Like, whenever I try to turn a crappy self-insert story into an actual readable fanfiction, I always choose MK to replace what was previously my lame self-insert character (actually, I think that’s why I kinda shipped her with the Once-ler for a while….hmm.)


But besides being able to relate to her as a character and loving to write about her, I also just find her very pretty. It’s funny, because her design doesn’t seem exaggerated or cartoony like many other attractive female characters. It’s not like she has unbelievable curves or luscious hair or anything, she actually looks quite realistic and average...but still gorgeous. Gives me a lot of hope for myself, actually.


I think it's her eyes...</i>


I think one of the best things is that she’s not forced to become more of an extrovert or anything during the movie. Yeah, she learns to move on from the past, relate more to her father, and take action in times of need, but it’s not like she’s forced to become all upbeat or anything. She’s still relatively gentle and quiet at the end of the movie, and again, that gives me SO much hope.


Recently, I’ve been struggling with myself more than ever, as I’ve been told that I have to be more outgoing if I’m to succeed in the field I’m going for. I mean, we all wanna be successful, and I really wanna go be a character designer for Disney or whatever, but...I really resent that. I really resent the idea that you have to be all happy and upbeat and outgoing in order for people to like you or want to work with you. That’s why I’m always drawn to the quieter characters, like MK and Elsa and Audrey. I mean, again, nothing against the louder ones, but...these guys show me that it’s okay not just to be quiet and insecure, but that people can still like you. I really hope this isn’t coming across the wrong way--yes, it’s good to open up to people, but you don’t necessarily have to be Princess Anna to make friends. I want to feel like I don’t have to change myself to succeed, and having a protagonist who is so much like me once again give me a lot of hope.

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And that’s it! My top ten males will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for that but until then, I hope you all enjoyed! Be sure to tell me you opinions in the comments, and I’ll see you all soon. :D

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For some reason I recently started churning out ideas for top tens and twenties I want to do, so I figured I may as well get started before this semester gets too crazy.

Considering that my other journals of this type tend to be on the rather...negative side...I think I'll go ahead and start doing a bunch of positive ones instead! One of the biggest things I love about fandom is the concept of having favorite characters, so naturally, I'm gonna start with those!

Now if I were to tell you about all my favorite characters from all my favorite fandoms we'd be here all fricking day. So instead, I'm gonna count done my top ten male and female characters from animated movies, TV shows, and video games (and by video games I mean Pokemon).

I've already done the ladies, now it's time for the guys...which means that we're probably in for a fangirl-y mess of a countdown. Hope you don't get scared off.

Anyway, here we go~

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:bulletblue: 10) Perry the Platypus---Phineas and Ferb


I know what you're thinking: "Maria...that's an animal."

Yes but he's a male animal, and also far too important to leave off the list. I mean, he was the inspiration behind my username, for crying out loud! Perry the Platypus was the reason I first joined online fandom. The reason I first started getting serious about drawing. You could even say that he's the reason...I am who I am today...:iconmanlytearsplz:

...Nah, just kidding. But I'd be lying if I said he wasn't the kickstarter to my art life. Don't get me wrong, I was drawing crappy Pokemon fanart long before I got into PnF, but it was this show that helped me to realize that I really wanted a future in art...and Perry is by far my favorite character on the show (and the reason I started watching to begin with).

But aside from sentimental value, you can't deny that he's one of the best cartoon characters ever. Like, a platypus that is also a spy? Who even came up with that? How drunk were they? And why is he a teal rectangle? What exactly was up with this show?

And yet, somehow, it worked. Perry's a super lovable character, able to be badass but also sweet, serious but also caring, silent but also very expressive. I never thought I would feel so much for a friggin platypus in my life.

Nevertheless though, a great character from a show that really inspired me, to the point where his name became a permanent part of my online identity. Thank you, Perry the Platypus.

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:bulletblue: 9)Wreck-it Ralph---Wreck-it Ralph


To be honest, it was a toss-up between Ralph and Felix for this spot, but in the end I chose Ralph. You're probably wondering why, and the answer is...

...I-I have no idea.

The closest thing I can give you for an answer is simply that we get to see more of Ralph than we do of Felix. I mean, Felix is sweet and polite and adorable, but I think Ralph may actually be more sweet. All he wants is to be a good guy, for crying out loud! 

Throughout the movie we see Ralph struggle with who he is, only to realize that he should be proud of it. That's touching, bro, and it makes him one of Disney's best and most relatable protagonists imo. There's also the fact that despite his rough attitude and short temper, Ralph really is a sweet soul. He never wants to hurt anyone, and is even willing to sacrifice his dream--and even his life--to save a friend. (Good thing Vanellope saved him though--the last thing we need is another Disney character being burned to death. >.>)

I mean, I know he's only number nine, and I'm not super fangirly over Ralph or anything, but heck, I'd marry this guy in a heartbeat, he's such a sweetheart.

...I'd marry Felix too, though.

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:bulletblue:8) Prince Hans---Frozen


Whoa look, a villain made my favorites list! Really weird considering how much of a goody two-shoes I am.

Now I ain't crazy, I'd never want anything to do with Hans. I wouldn't marry him, I wouldn't date him, I would even want to talk to him. I want to live, thanks. But let's get real for a second here: Hans feels like two different people.

I mean, I love Frozen with all my heart, but Hans as a character was developed really poorly. No matter how many times I see the movie I never catch any foreshadowing hints, at least none of substance, about Hans being a bad guy. As such, the plot twist doesn't feel like much of a plot twist as much as it feels like they just swapped him out for a totally different character.

That said: Nice!Hans is the one I like.

He's suave, he's cool, he's dorky, he's handsome...I mean geez, I don't blame Anna one bit for loving this guy. Maybe if his true identity had been foreshadowed a little better then I wouldn't have been too fond of him, but again, he seems like a totally different person. And he probably would have been higher up if he had been a different person.

I do feel a bit guilty about placing above Ralph, but...damn hormones, you know?


Look how handsome he is. Such a magnificent man. Such a shame.

Screw you, Hans.

~~~

:bulletblue:7)Jack Frost---Rise of the Guardians


Let it be known that despite my comments about "hormones" and "marrying characters," ...we haven't reached the fangirly part of the list yet.

I'm not in love with Jack Frost, and I don't think I ever will be...or at least, not very much.

But as a character? I'm not afraid to say that I really love this guy. I didn't expect to feel for him as much as I did, but I did, and when things finally work out for him...well, I cry a little each time.


Here comes the feels train. Toot, toot. ;-;

He's a teenager at heart and he goes through all the struggles a teenager goes through, despite being around for hundreds of years. And as a dumb teenager myself, I can relate to some degree.

Also, he's fun! Who doesn't like fun? I wish I was fun. But I'm not, I'm boring. But I guess that's why I like this character.

Fangirl or not, there's no denying that Jack Frost sure is...a cool guy. :D

...I'll show myself out.

~~~

:bulletblue:6) Flynn Rider/ Eugene Fitzherbert---Tangled


I wish I could say that THIS is where the fangirling starts, but I can't because I ship Eugene and Rapunzel way too much.

But hey, on his own, I gotta say, this guy is attractive. As you may or may not know from previous journals, my first time watching Tangled wasn't a great experience, for personal reasons. But Eugene made it better.

Kinda like Aladdin, who's another favorite Disney Prince of mine, Eugene is that heart-of-gold character who hides behind a mask of cockiness. But even when he acts like that, you can't help but love him because he's so ridiculous and funny.


Our handsome prince, ladies and gentlemen.

I mean, it might be due to the fact that they specifically designed him to be attractive but...yeah, that's probably it, actually. But his personality is what really shines.

He's a great character with a lot of depth and emotion put into him, and when his real sincerity comes out, he becomes that much more lovable. Like Rapunzel, I too prefer Eugene Fitzherbert over Flynn Rider (though I sure the book character was great too).

Not much else to say here, he's just a great and lovable character and I'm really glad he got his happy ending. Congrats, you big dork.

No, really. Congrats. I'm sure you two will make beautiful babies.

~~~

:bulletblue:5) Cilan---Pokemon Black and White/Best Wishes


Ok, here's where the fangirling starts.

I'll be honest, I can definitely understand why people don't like this character. I used to hate him too, actually. But as I kept watching the series...he just grew on me, and I'm not sure why.

Everything that I used to find annoying about it him suddenly became charming after a while. The excitable personality, the stupid cooking metaphors, and all that "I'm a connoisseur of EVERYTHING!" business...yeah, I like it now.  In fact, by the end of the series I was actually looking forward to hearing more Pokemon/Trainer evaluations from him.


He's doing the bowtie thing. Shit's about to go down.

Took me a while to figure out why, but I think I've got it: despite being a little annoying about his connoisseur job, the guy is smart. I mean it wasn't his fancy how tie that got him his A-class ranking, he really knows what he's talking about. His advice may not be relevant in the real world, but if I was a Pokemon trainer, I think it would be smart of me to listen to what he said, because it all sounded pretty solid to me.

Plus...what's wrong with being a little eccentric? What's wrong with seeing the beauty in every little thing? Honestly, I think that's something we can all strive for (plus he appreciates a good movie. That makes him A-ok in my book). Plus, his cooking looks delicious, his fear of Purrloin is hilarious, and I admit I like myself a sharply-dressed guy.

Again, I get why some people won't like him, but I do think that he was the best thing about the series (which basically had the worst written story arc of the anime lol. Let's be honest, Cilan saved it). I'm glad they changed him from the shy stutter-y Cilan from the games to this more energetic and fun character. Really added a lot of fun moments on the show, and I love him for it. Screw the haters, Cilan is amazing, and I’m SO looking forward to his comeback (at least, he’d better come back).

And no, I don't care that he replaced Brock.
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:bulletblue:4) Hiro Hamada---Big Hero 6


Hiro is...a weird case for me. Many times, I can't tell if I'm in love with him or if I just like him like a little brother. I mean, in many ways he does remind me of my own little brother, but also...he's very mature for his age.

I don't know. I'm confused. He makes me confused. But one thing is for sure: if Hiro actually existed, I'd probably be willing to take a beating for him. I mean, he'd probably be better at fighting than me, being a superhero and genius robot-builder and all that, but my point still stands. This kid is amazing and deserves much love and hugs.

The thing about Hiro is that you feel for him. You really feel for him. He's only 14, and yet he's been through so much shit and lost so much...it really hurts me on the inside to see him go through all that.

And yet, by the end of the movie he's grown stronger and more mature, and on top of that he's kinder. He's a nice person who wants the best, even though he doesn't always make the right decisions. And we all mess up sometimes.

And of course...he's absolutely adorable. Seriously, I didn't care about Big Hero 6 at all until I saw his cute face. I mean just look at those eyes. You're killing me, Hiro.

Long story short, he's cute and sweet and amazing, and I just want to hug him forever.


Yeah, like that. Get me in on some of that action, please.
~~~

:bulletblue:3) The Once-ler---The Lorax


Oh, how the mighty have fallen. If I'd made this list last year, he would have been #1 for sure, but alas.

Nevertheless though, I don't think any of you are surprised that he's this high on the list. I could write essays about how the Once-ler is an amazing character, but I'll try to keep it short for this one entry.

But first, let me just say: I don't care about the book. I don't care that they changed him from the book. I think his movie version is better anyway.

The Once-ler is the best example of a tragic character. When you first meet him he's eccentric and lovable, and wants nothing more than to change the world for the better, and to make his family proud. Raise your hand if you can relate.

The best part of this story, in my opinion, is that it shows how selfish characters aren't born selfish. The Once-ler was a pretty nice guy. Sure, he wasn't a saint, but he was nice. He was willing to cooperate, he was willing to adapt, he was willing to try and do things the right way. Heck, he could have even made a decent friend, and it was admirable how he kept going, despite everyone telling him that he would fail.


And hey, this stupid thing he made isn't so bad when you think about it.

Unfortunately, he gets sucked into his work and his obsession with being successful, leading him to become more secluded and forgetting to see the bigger picture.

Raise your hand if you can relate.

The saddest part is that for a good majority of the movie you actually want him to succeed. You want him to make his family proud and for him to feel good about himself. I mean, when you take a character classified as a villain (even though he really isn't...)and make him so he's just like everyone watching the movie, it's really something.

And even after all that, you can tell that he at least wants to make things right. Even after the mess he caused, he's still not a complete asshole.


He may not be the sweetest character ever, but he really is a well-written character, as evidenced by the fact that you can't really label him. Is he a good guy? A bad guy? Is he selfish? Or just misguided? Actually, he's all of those things, and that's what makes him so well-rounded and great.

Even though he's not my favorite anymore, he's still a great character, and I love him.

~~~

:bulletblue:2) Steven Stone---Pokemon ORAS


I bet most of you didn’t even know I was into this character, and to be honest, I didn’t know it myself until recently.

When I was a kid I played the heck out of Sapphire. I was frigging obsessed with that game, so much to the point that I kept a journal of my progress in it. You know how many times I mentioned Steven in said journal?

Zero.

Yeah, none. I battled him as Champion like 20 times, and yet I forgot he even existed for a long time. It wasn’t until ORAS was released that I finally remembered him and wanted to slap myself upside the head for ever forgetting this beautiful man.

To be fair though, he wasn’t as important in the originals as he was in the remakes, so that’s probably why I like ORAS Steven a lot more. Since he appears much more often in the remakes, we get to see more of him as a character, and he’s very charming, so say the least (even the villains and grannies think so, my goodness).

But besides being good-looking, what else is there? Well, despite being the friggin Champion, he’s still fairly down-to-earth and is willing to take the time to help aspiring young trainers like May and Brendan reach their full potential. Very admirable, sir.

Also, he’s really classy and cool. I like classy and cool.

But of course, he’s not perfect, and I’m glad we got to see more of him in order to see that. He can be impatient sometimes, and as shown from his confrontations with Zinnia in the Delta Episode, it would appear that he doesn’t like people hurting his ego. Not to mention he wears those fancy-ass rings on his fingers to show off his wealth and status, so it’s not too much of a stretch to say that he might be a little full of himself.


Ok, we get it. You're fancy and rich and powerful. You can stop now.

But it’s not enough to make him seem like a jerk and serve to balance out his character more than anytime else. He’s still a really likable and attractive character overall, and that’s enough to ensure that I never forget about him again.

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Before we get to #1, here are some honorable mentions:

:bulletblue:James---Pokemon

:bulletblue:Kristoff---Frozen
Image result for kristoff frozen

:bulletblue: Fix-it Felix---Wreck-it Ralph

:bulletblue:The other Steven (the one who isn’t a Stone, but is still half rock)


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#1:

:bulletblue: Tadashi Hamada---Big Hero 6


Ah, yes, I’m sure this was a surprise to absolutely nobody. If you’ve been watching me for more than...idk two minutes, then you probably guessed it from the beginning. But I don’t care, because I can’t think of anyone from my fandoms who deserves this spot more than Tadashi.

Man, what can I say about this guy that hasn’t already been said? He’s honestly one of the sweetest characters I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying a lot. And if you want proof that Disney is trying to slowly kill us with feels, then Tadashi is all you need.

I wasn’t expecting to love him as much as I do. Before seeing the movie I actually expected to like Hiro more. But….despite the limited time he had, he really made the most of it. Not only is he shown to be smart, determined, and kind (which was expected), but he also turned out to be rather funny too.


Oh, look, it's the exact moment I fell in love with him. Aka the exact moment I knew I wasn't going to make it through this movie okay.

I mean I knew he was going to die coming in, but….uh, I can’t resist a character who’s sweet and funny! Hey Disney, how about we let the lovable character live this one time, okay?

...No? Okay.

But seriously, Tadashi is amazing. Not only does he make you love him, but in many ways he makes you want to be like him--I wanna be a good big sibling to my little brother too! I wanna do great in college too! I wanna be smart and determined too! I wanna be kind and thoughtful of others too! The list goes on.

(And if you’ll allow me to go all fangirl on you for a moment...he’s also just very good-looking. I mean, look at those broad shoulders. I bet he gives the best hugs. <3)


There's no reason for this gif to be here, but I wanted it anyway.

Sure, I guess since he didn’t get much screen time, he wasn’t as developed as he could have been. But like I said before, he sure makes the most of his...what was it, twenty minutes? Man, he deserved more than that.

In conclusion, it’s hard to find another character that simultaneously makes me feel incredibly happy and yet incredibly sad just by thinking of him. But I guess that’s Disney for you. Either way, Tadashi is an amazing character who more than deserves the #1 spot on my list.

Rest in Peace, Tadashi. You’ll always be in our hearts.

...and in our fanfictions, because God knows we’re all still in denial.

~~~

That’s it for my top ten favorite animated guys! If you want to see my favorite female characters, just go here →

Top 10 Female Animated CharactersFor some reason I recently started churning out ideas for top tens and twenties I want to do, so I figured I may as well get started before this semester gets too crazy.
Considering that my other journals of this type tend to be on the rather...negative side...I think I'll go ahead and start doing a bunch of positive ones instead! One of the biggest things I love about fandom is the concept of having favorite characters, so naturally, I'm gonna start with those!
Now if I were to tell you about all my favorite characters from all my favorite fandoms we'd be here all fricking day. So instead, I'm gonna count done my top ten male and female characters from animated movies, TV shows, and video games (and by video games I mean Pokemon).
I'm gonna start with my favorite female characters, cuz, you know, ladies first, but the guys will be coming soon, don't worry.
Anyway, let's got ahead and get started~
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:bulletred: 10) Sadness--Inside Out.
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Hope you enjoyed, and be sure to leave your opinions in the comments!


Next up, I’ll probably do my top 20 OTPs. Yeah, I said 20. This will be interesting, indeed...




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Hi, my name is Maria, a college Christian girl living in California. I made this account because I have drawings up to here that I want to show off. (Because I'm a very big show-off ^^; )Besides drawing, I also take pleasure in singing and writing, mostly singing. And I am constantly changing my art style, so watch out!

I have frizzy brown hair that may be a little TOO thick, and greenish-hazel eyes. I'm tannish and I wear glasses.

Main fandoms as of right now:
:bulletblue: The Lorax
:bulletblue: Frozen
:bulletblue: Big Hero 6
:bulletblue: Pokemon
:bulletblue: Inside Out

My fictional crushes:

:heart: The Once-ler
:heart: Steven Stone
:heart: Tadashi Hamada
:heart: Hiro Hamada
:heart: Cilan
:heart: Prince Hans
...and others. :XD:
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