Simple enough thread. What character do you absolutely adore, and why? It doesn't have to be necessarily a favorite character as the thread indicates (I just couldn't think of a more descriptive, catchy title for the thread). Not limited to anime. Also, characters who are real but have fictional interpretations also count. I simply ask that you do not try to post spoilers for some stories because I also have the same tendencies to not think some posts through. I'll name a few of my own. Sima Yi/Zhongda (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) - A government official and military general of the Wei state during the Three Kingdoms era. He is popularly interpreted as a villain strategist in Dynasty Warriors and many other works of fiction. I always just thought he was really cool when I was young. And the more I read about his rise for power, the more I liked him as a character. Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass) - I don't even know if I even have to explain why I like Lelouch. If you've watched Code Geass, you will understand that he is arguably one of the smartest and most cunning characters in all of fiction. He's outrageously bold, ambitious, resilient and shares one single trait that I find very, very relate-able: a great love for his (true) sibling and the willingness to fight for her with every ounce of his being. Most of all, as I watched and re-watched the series, I now see that his resolve is greater then even his intelligence. I cannot say why without spoiler content. Although the series is old, many have not watched it yet. Yang Guo (Romance of the Condor Heroes) - Ahead of his time. Many probably like him for his supreme skill in martial arts. I like him because of his unyielding response to people who despised him for a certain 'action' he chose to commit to. YG chose to follow his heart and his love, despite the community at large telling him he was wrong/disgusting/etc. He also endured years of being ostracized. Say what you about his choice, I can respect any man that can endure community wide hostilities, and pretty much give the middle finger to his world at large. Some matters of the heart are not democratic elections or popularity contests! Spoiler: said action When Yang Guo announced that he wished to marry his long time Martial Arts Master, Xiaolongnu. Honorable mentions: Kurapika (HxH), L (Death Note), Lucretia Merces (Suikoden 5), Mugen (Samurai Champloo), Raven (Teen Titans), Tyrion Lannister (GoT), Tony Stark/Ironman (MCU). Kurapika had one of the most epic quotes I have ever read. "I do not fear death, I fear only that my rage will fade over time." Chills. Lelouch also has many epic quotes. Too many. So...any thoughts? Give me your..."favored" characters. Heck, I hope some post inspire me to check out series/books/movies I have not yet seen.