Today we’re talking friendships. More specifically fictional people I wish were my friends. So often we talk about our fictional crushes (which I have plenty of too *cough, cough*) and fictional worlds we want to visit. But what about the fictional people we’d just want to call bestie? Because, let’s be real, there are some cool characters out there who I’d give my left pinky to be able to hang out with. You know it’s true!
There are many (manyyyyy), but here are seven specifically that would cause me to lose appendages if it meant being their friend. (Um wut???) I’m actually sticking to literary characters because if I did this with books, movies, and TV shows there’s no earthly way I’d only be able to narrow it down to a few.
7 LITERARY CHARACTERS
I WANT AS FRIENDS
The Dragons in Our Midst/Oracles of Fire series
by Bryan Davis
Walter is the best friend of this series’ protagonist, Billy. And what a best friend he is! He’s the epitome of the fun friend. Not only is he well versed in puns, super carefree, and non-judgmental, he’s totally supportive when you reveal to him your dad is a dragon and he discovers your crush has dragon wings. I mean #FRIENDGOALS
At first, Walter seems like the mere comedy relief character but OH NO. He’ll dive into battle without a thought to save those he cares about. But he’s also the one that will give you a word of comfort or throw out a ridiculous joke when he knows you need a laugh. He’s both calm and hilarious, which is one of my most favorite combinations!
Literally from the moment I started the first book in this series all those years ago, I’ve wanted Walter as my bestie. He and I would have a blast together goofing off, coming up with over the top cheesy puns (#PUNAPPRECIATION), and being utterly obnoxious together. It’d be great!
Howl’s Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne Jones
I mean, you knew there’d be a Howl’s Moving Castle character on this list. (I’m so predictable.)
I’m like 97% sure Sophie and I would get along swimmingly. Sophie is much like me, in that she first seems mousy and quiet, but soon taps into her utterly sassy, fiery side and can tell people off when she gets the mind. #Relatable I’m a strangely calm, carefree person while also living off sarcasm as much as oxygen, thus I get along with calm people (like Walter) but also love finding fellow sass-masters (like Sophie).
Sophie and I could spend all day complaining together about stupid people, throwing snark to the world, yelling at Howl for his ridiculous antics, all while just in general enjoying each other’s company. I relate to this girl at a deep level, guys. She’s seriously my favorite female fictional character. BFFs forever please????
The Lunar Chronicles
by Marissa Meyer
Ah yes, my Cress bby girl. I love adorable cinnamon rolls, and Cress is the epitome of one. She’s awkward, soft, and kindhearted, but by no means stupid. (I hate when “kind and innocent” is considered “dumb” buuut that’s a rant for another day.) This girl spent most of her life locked away in a satellite, forced to use her expert hacking skills for the evil queen. Being as how she’s barely had any contact with the human world, it’s no wonder she’s a little awkward and shy. But that just makes her all the more endearing.
Cress and I could totally be awkward penguins together. I feel like we’d be the type of friends who’d stay up all night watching Disney movies and singing aloud to the songs, texting each other cute cat photos, painting each other’s nails,
and swooning over Carswell Thorne together. Cress would be a precious companion to have.
Beaumont and Beasley series
by Kyle Robert Shultz
Crispin is the younger brother of Nick Beasley, the main male character of the Beaumont and Beasley series, and his antics knows no bounds. His flighty, optimistic attitude is such a contrast to his brother’s grumpy, pessimistic, no-nonsense demeanor and I love it. I mean, when his brother turns into a beast his response is something like, “Oh. Okey doke then.” Yeah, he’s pretty casual about whatever life throws at him. (And he has a lot of bizarre stuff happen to him, let me tell you.)
My friendship with Crispin would probably be a lot like with Walter, in that we’d drive everyone crazy with our dumb puns, laugh at inappropriate times, and just kinda shrug and roll with it when the world is threatening to end. I’d also totally support him in his endeavor of adopting like all the cute mythical creatures in the world. Because YES. Gimme all the animals (especially if they’re mythical)! <333 We’d probably accidentally start our own mythical menagerie and who knows the disastrous consequences that would ensue… Good times, good times!
by Donita K. Paul
Kale is one of those indescribable characters. She’s so complex and unorthodox, which is why I love her. Throughout the series, we watch Kale become an unsure young girl, to a feisty, confident woman. Oh, and did I mention she has a group of minor dragons (which are literally kitten-size dragons)? Yeah. She doesn’t go anywhere without like a dozen tiny little dragons following her around. Who wouldn’t want to be best friends with her?
I love Kale’s free spirit. One day she goes out wearing ostentatiously colorful clothes just ‘cause, and yet, at the same time, she has a very no-nonsense attitude, while living a life of nonsense. That kind of contradicting personality is so relatable to me. She really doesn’t care what other people think, but will absolutely give her opinion to others when she feels like it. We’d totally have fun judging the world together while also caring two cents about what the world thinks of us. That’s what true friendship is made of, amiright?
by Jaye L. Knight
Kaden is technically the twin brother to Kyrin, but he really encompasses that “big brother” type. And I’m a sucker for protective big brothers. In fact, my first ever story I wrote when I was 9 had a fun, protective older brother. I love writing them, reading about them, and hanging out with them.
Kaden has a very cool, carefree attitude, but will totally beat someone up for you if the occasion arises. Perfect combo, in my opinion. And, to top it all off, he’s very fun. I’m always drawn to fun, easygoing people. I feel like Kaden and I can totally just chillax while the world burns around us. Or go to an all-you-can-eat buffet and stuff ourselves silly. Or, ya know, join the Resistance and ride dragons together and save the world. Whatever situation comes up. Either way, I’d love having Kaden’s fun, casual self around.
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
by Patricia C. Wrede
Cimorene actually reminds me a lot of Sophie, just maybe even more feisty and rebellious. She ain’t gonna take nonsense from anyone. And letting a knight save her from a dragon? Naaah. Why not go to the dragon herself, befriend it, and become its housekeeper? That’s the type of logical thinking I can get on top of.
As I said, Cimorene is friends with dragons, which is a draw to be besties with her in and of itself. (The key to being Christine’s best friend: Have a dragon.) But I also feel like we could snark people off all day together. In fact, can I just form a squad with Cimorene, Sophie, and Kale? Although I don’t know, that much sass together might be too much for the world.
There ya have it. Just a little sampling of the type of fictional characters I’d call my BFF at the drop of a hat. (But seriously, why haven’t we found a way to bring fictional characters to life yet???? I have NEEDS.) I apparently really like carefree, funny guys and sassy females? And also cinnamon rolls. I just want all the cinnamon rolls in the world.
TALK WITH ME!
Your turn! Give me one (or three) fictional character you wish was your bestie. And do you agree with any of mine? Let’s share all the fictional characters appreciation!