I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani will assign a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).
September 7th topic:
Literally any character who rides a bike, a motorcycle, or a scooter…
Firefly from G.I. Joe: Retaliation
I think that part where Firefly bursts on the scene with a bike that can launch missiles AND break apart into several missiles is my favorite part of the movie; probably the only part of the movie I really enjoyed.
I got so excited when I saw this topic because I love bikes and the bike in G.I. Joe: Retaliation is one of my all-time favorites. This post says that the bike in the movie is “a heavily modified Ducati Monster 796.” If you don’t remember the bike or the scene or the character I’m talking about (since G.I. Joe movies didn’t really pick up like the other superhero movies), then check out this video:
September 14th topic:
Bam! The Opposite Sex
A character you’d like to read about but the opposite sex of what they identified with in the original story
Hmm…I don’t think I’ve ever thought of this before, but when I saw the topic, Iron Man immediately came to mind. I’d love to see the character cast as a woman with the same personality — a genius, arrogant smart-ass who doesn’t give a fuck what anyone thinks.