Characters you swooned over when you were younger.
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Most women say that Disney Princes have ruined real men for them. In my case, it’s male characters from books and movies/TV-Shows (Disney princes aren’t my thing unless you count Loki ’cause Marvel is technically Disney, right?)
I read a lot of Dutch/Flemish books when I was younger, most of which you’ll never have heard of. So I decided to just go for Book Boyfriends in general. The once that have been my faves the longest. Plus a couple of TV-show Boyfriends.
Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter series
N°1 crush growing up. While everyone was swooning over Harry, I was patiently waiting for J.K. Rowling to write some more Draco. And yes, now I’m more aware of his flaws while back then I just wanted him to turn out to be a good guy. He’s a baddie, but over the years I’ve found that those are just the characters I’m drawn to.
Mr. Darcy – Pride and Prejudice
Yup, I fell for him. Seeing Colin Firth step out of that fountain certainly helped but overall I just really like the way he’s written. Jane Austen did a wonderful job.
Edward Cullen – Twilight
A real “when I was younger” crush. I still think the first book was rather good. The three other books ruined it for me. Nowadays, I rarely think of Edward Cullen anymore.
James – Pokémon
You see, my preference for the bad guys started early. Pokémon was just starting to get big when I was young and while I liked Brock at first, I quickly grew tired of his obsession with girls. James was mysterious and when little snippets from his past were revealed, I felt so sorry for him.
Duo Maxwell – Gundam Wings
Oh dear, I’ve fallen into the depths of my youth now. Gundam Wings was one of my favorite things and (more importantly) one of the things I remember sharing with my sister. Quatre was her fave and Duo was mine.
What are some of your fictional favorites?