I’m not sure if I’ve talked about this on my blog before but I am a huge Marvel fan, the MCU in particular. I never grew up with comics or graphic novels because they both were expensive and gave me migraines, but I’ve grown up with the films.
I’ve wanted to do this tag for a long time and know there are a few variants floating around, but I couldn’t find one with all of the characters I loved. So, I’ve decided to do a mashup of all of the Marvel tags I could find, and then added/adapted a few of my own.
Credit to: YA By the Way
1. Captain America – A character you would follow into battle.
Elias from An Ember in the Ashes (review here) is a character I would follow to the end of the earth. Granted, I would probably die, but I’m too far gone for that to stop me now. He messes up but his heart is always in the right place. Plus, Laia would (and does) give him hell if he was being too reckless.
2. Thor – A book you finished and made you immediately shout – ANOTHER!
The last book that did this to me is The City of Brass (review here). I have no idea how I’m going to be able to wait for the next book in January.
3. Okoye – A female character you would fight alongside/hide behind.
It’s difficult to think of someone other than Okoye I would want to fight alongside, mostly because she’d deal with any situation in the seconds it would take for me to get my weapon out. But, if I had to go for another wing woman, I would go with Zélie from Children of Blood and Bone. Not only could she kick anyone’s ass, I would die just to see her and Okoye in five feet of each other.
4. Iron Man – A character with a big ego, but a bigger heart.
I’m going with Cole from The Darkest Minds trilogy. I’ve only read the first two books so I’m not sure if this changes in the last book, but Cole always has his confidence and swagger, but he seems to genuinely care about his brother and
5. T’Challa and Shuri – Siblings who mess with each other, but would rip you apart for doing the same.
Zélie and Tzain from Children of Blood and Bone came to mind straight away when I came up with this question. I loved their banter and the love and exasperation they have for each other, and I would not want to mess with Zélie and Tzain, or T’Challa and Shuri.
6. Phil Coulson – PSYCHE! A character who would pretend to be dead just to mess with the other characters.
You know I’ve got to go with Nimona. Nimona is the ultimate jokester and would drive me to probably throttle her if I ever had to spend any time with her. I’ll give it to her that she would make me laugh, though.
7. Loki – A character with kickass development/arc.
Laia from An Ember in the Ashes! Listen, you know how much I love Laia’s character development and the journey she goes through not only in the first book, but the rest of the season. I go way more in depth in my review but yeah, I adore her. She’s head and shoulders above Loki!
8. Bucky – A character who needs a hug but could also kill you in the same second.
Dara from The City of Brass, without a doubt. I love him so much, and want nothing more than to just hug him and tell him everything will work out, but I have a feeling he would just tell me to shut up and break my neck or something. I think he and Bucky would get along either very well, or end up killing each other within the first ten minutes of meeting one another.
9. Rhodey/Sam Wilson – ‘The people that shoot at you usually wind up shooting at me.’ – A character who’ll stand by their friend, but also exasperatedly try to drag them out of dangerous situations.
I’m going to do a full post on this soon, but the character who inspired this was Jacob from City of Ghosts. He is the level-headed, rational one trying to reign Cassie in, but when he’s unsuccessful, he’s going with her anyway. You definitely see that with Rhodey and Sam, as well as with Zélie and Tzain again, too. It’s a trope I never get tired of seeing. ALL THE FRIENDSHIP ALL THE TIME, OKAY?
10. Shuri – A beautiful, clever bean who must be protected.
Confession – I wrote this question initially without a character in mind, and so have left it blank for a few days. That was until I read Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, and I immediately thought of Shuri. Binti is the cleverest protagonist I’ve read, with more courage than I can ever hope to have, and who I would protect with my life. And it fits even more because Nnedi Okorafor is writing the Shuri comics right now! Please, if you haven’t picked up Binti yet, you must.
11. Spiderman – A character you want to take under your wing.
Another recent read, I’m going with Sadie from Sadie by Courtney Summers. While I wouldn’t be a mentor to Sadie, I just want to wrap her up in a blanket and tell her not to worry. I’m very protective over my girl and never want anything bad to happen to her, because she’s had enough of that in her life.
It would be awesome if you wanted to do this tag, so I tag you! Please link back so I can check out your answers!