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 21 topic:
A Mental Case
A totally crazy character
Davos from Iron Fist
I recently binged on the two seasons of Netflix’s Iron Fist — a TV show about a White dude who disappears for a couple years following a fateful plane crash and returns looking like a sexy hobo but with badass Kung Fu fighting skills AND a hand that lights up when he makes a fist — so the story and characters are still fresh in my mind.
When I saw this category, I immediately thought of Davos, the villain in season 2 of the show. When he appeared in season 1, he gave off a mysterious vibe. Then he started to seem kinda sexy in season 2 while we learn his backstory, and then his obsession with the Iron Fist made him devolve and totally lose it until he’s unable to tell right from wrong. Poor Davos. I’m sure he’ll pop up again in the show. I like his fights with Danny (who annoys the shit outta me).
September 26 topic:
Favorite Stephen King Character
A character from Stephen King’s creative mind that you love!
It can be based on ANY of his adaptions… Let’s prepare for the Halloween season!
I do not have an answer for this one, but since I felt the need to choose, I went with Carrie because she has powers. I’ve seen a handful of film adaptations of King’s books and I usually enjoy the Carrie adaptations. However, I did not like the book. It bored me. I am reading King’s novels in publication order and have liked every novel I’ve read after Carrie — so ‘Salem’s Lot and The Shining. I will read The Stand soon.
Carrie — supernatural horror book/TV show about a teenage girl whose telekinetic powers manifest when she gets her period for the first time. Everyone bullies her, but at prom the kids push her too far so she kicks the town’s ass…kinda.
Since I keep doubling up my I Heart Characters posts and mashing the topics together for the post title, I’ve decided to do a bonus section where I try to think of a character who fits the title of my post. So for this week, that’s —
A Crazy Stephen King Character
I gotta go with Jack from The Shining — a horror novel about a family that decides to spend the holidays secluded in a supposedly haunted hotel. It’s debatable what exactly happened at the hotel because one can argue that the hotel is haunted and Jack was driven to madness by the hotel’s ghosts, or that Jack breaks under the stress of his financial constraints and responsibilities in addition to possibly battling a mental illness.
So…yeah…that’s what I got.