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Whether you're a reader, writer, or watcher, everyone loves a good VILLAIN. Of course, you have to have a fantastic HERO to balance that out in any story.
Today, I'm joining in, with a list of others, to celebrate those villains and heroes who've touched our hearts or haunted our nightmares.
Wade played by Kevin Bacon in The River Wild (1994) This guy completely freaked me out.
Ryan Weaver played by Ray Liotta in Turbulence (1997) - He did such an awesome job in this part. He was so creepy....
James Costa played by Ethan Hawke in Taking Lives (2004) - Seriously, this character stayed with me for days, maybe even weeks. He was everybody's brother, sister, mother, father, boyfriend, etc... Anyone could have been him. He could have been anyone. I absolutely LOVED the ending of this film.
My Heroes or in my case, HEROINES:
Hermoine Granger of the eternally popular Harry Potter series - for an tween/teen girl, she is one of the strongest female characters I've ever encountered. She's complex, deep, and very tangible.
Katniss Evergreen of The Hunger Games - I just had to choose her. She made the ultimate sacrifice for a family member, putting herself in harms way. The experience pushed her, made her discover herself and what she was capable of. Multi-facaded character!
Lena Duchannes of the Beautiful Creatures series - Once again, we have a female lead who is less than whole but makes more of her situation than most would have. She displays ultimate courage, when necessary, and a willingness to change, grow, and accept new ideas and thoughts in her world. I'd say she's a leader and revolutionist in every way.
Do you have a VILLAIN or HERO that stuck with you long after you read the last page of the book or finished watching the movie?