Top 5 Wednesday #18: Favorite Minor Characters

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

Favorite minor characters

For this, I chose characters who don’t figure prominently in their respective stories. Meaning instead of side characters, such as Hermione and Ron, to use the example Sam listed, I instead focused on characters with minor roles, such as Seamus and Dean. So, speaking of Harry Potter, I’ll start with


I’m not an animal lover, but I think if I was I would love cats best because I like how independent and aloof they are. I like Crookshanks because he’s smart and is a bit like Hermione, willing to do what’s right despite everyone saying he’s wrong or scolding him for his actions. Also, he looks grumpy and is big and cuddly, like a teddy bear… (I know I’m being totally weird now.)


Another cat I like is Solembum, who’s actually a werecat, meaning he can assume a human shape, from the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. While Crookshanks will sometimes snuggle up to characters, Solembum is more often aloof and interacts with humans only when he has something to say.


Another animal I like is Psyduck from Pokemon because he’s clumsy but very powerful and annoys Misty by sometimes randomly popping out of his Pokeball.

the cabbage man

The cabbage man is one of my favorite characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. I felt so sorry for him every time his cart of cabbages was destroyed by the characters. Lol! He has very bad luck…or very good luck since he always gets a new cart of cabbages whenever one is destroyed.

the circus in The Night Circus

I see the circus itself as a character that the other characters create and are involved with and I love it for what it is and what it represents. It’s mysterious and is the production of various individuals’ creative input and it seems organic, growing and altering as the magic works on it.


18 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday #18: Favorite Minor Characters

  1. Love Psyduck. He’s soo goofy, but I get this really evil vibe from him. Like he’s just pretending to be clumsy, to lead Ash into a false sense of security.
    If he did turn out to be evil, I think I’d just love him more.


  2. Great choices! The circus really is a character in itself – admittedly, the only one that truly felt “alive” to me in The Night Circus.


  3. D’aww, Psyduck! I used to watch the cartoon back in the day, and fast forward all these years later I am watching the series again with my daughter who’s a big pokemon fan. I completely forgot about the part where Psyduck’s headache would grow worse with his power, and just about fell out of my chair laughing when Misty started smacking him repeatedly in the head trying to get him to unleash his epic abilities!


    1. Lol! Yea yo! Was hilarious when Misty got angry at him and his headaches.
      And that’s really sweet you watching the cartoons with your daughter.


    1. 🙂 What language did you read the books in and what was his name in them? I’d really like to know. I find this quite interesting. I often wondered if the character names are the same in all translations.

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      1. I read it in French, as I was too young to get it in English. The only problem with growing up with the series 🙂 I’ll always prefer the French version because it’s my childhood. The French for Crookshanks is Pattenrond 😀 So many names change! Hogwarts, Snape…


        1. Oh cool. I now remember that I listened to a podcast a while back that talked about the different names of some characters and spells in the translated books. It’s pretty interesting stuff.


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