Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovelies at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's Top Ten Tuesday was meant to be, “Top Ten Authors I'd Like To See On A Reality Show.” However, I've decided to go a bit off-tangent and instead suggest ten literary characters I'd like to see on a reality TV show, if the show was The Hunger Games?
In essence, which ten characters would I enjoy watching fight to the death? Now, I don't just hate every character on this list. It wouldn't be a good show if people didn't care who won! So, I've tried to choose characters I hated (some I enjoyed hating, some just pissed me off), and characters I like! That way I'd get to enjoy watching the whiners bite the big one, while agonising over the deaths of some of my favourite literary heroes!
From the Harry Potter series, by JK Rowling
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: Wand
Despite Daniel Radcliffe doing his very best to ruin this character for me, in the books I loved Harry. Even when he had a few muppety moments, that was fine because being a teenager is the best excuse anyone could have for being a bit whiny at times!
Harry, with his magic, his determination and his “goodness” would be interesting to watch in a situation where he'd have to be ruthless and selfish.
From The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: Umm... a typewriter?
I couldn't stand this character! It's possible (hell, probable) that she would save the tributes a chore and just wander into a lake or jump of something tall. However, I'd rather see Katniss put an arrow through her eye!
From The Dark Tower series, by Stephen King
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: Pistols
I'm a little bit in love with Roland Deschain, even though he could sometimes be selfish and ruthless, he was just so damn cool in these books! I love the idea of him facing off against Harry Potter or Penny! Could their magical talents be faster than his gun hand...? I'm not so sure!
From The Lord of the Rings, by JRR Tolkien
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: The One Ring
While The Lord of the Rings will always be one of my favourite books, Frodo will forever be one of my least favourite characters. Sam was so much more awesome than Frodo. He literally had to carry him! The only chance Frodo might have would be if he could get his hands on The Ring, which would be in the cornucopia at the start of the games... And let's face it, there's no way Frodo would survive the blood bath!
Mrs Coulter (and her daemon)
From His Dark Materials series, by Philip Pullman
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: Lipstick
Everybody loved hating this bitch! That creepy, voiceless golden monkey gave me chills. Even though Mrs. Coulter has no “special” powers, I imagine she could manipulate some of the other contestants into forming an alliance with her. That would be just her style! Ultimately though, I'd hope that one of the others would beat her to a soggy pulp.
From the Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyer
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: Edward's venom
Bella would probably just curl up and die at the thought of being away from Edward for five effing minutes. Seriously, woman, get a grip! Her clumsiness would more than likely result in her falling on her ass and being torn apart. On the other hand, maybe she and Bridget Jones could get together and bore the other contestants to death with their endless natter about how important it is to have a boyfriend.
If she got her hands on Eddie's vampire venom then maybe, just maybe, she wouldn't be a pathetic waste of space for the entire games.
From The Hunger Games series, by Suzanne Collins
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: Bow and Arrows
She only had her determination, intelligence and bow & arrow at her disposal, but Katniss still kicked ass. I loved her as a character and would love her to literally kick Bella Swan's ass! Katniss is what a strong female protagonist should be.
From Fear, by Michael Grant
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: None Needed
Slightly less well known than the others, Penny has the ability to make people experience their worst fears as hallucinations. In “Fear” she makes another character eat the tendons from his own arm by making him think they are strings of red rope liquorice. Now that's evil. I wonder what she'd make the other characters see? She's almost like a human boggart, so maybe Harry could be the one to take this bitch down to China town...?
From Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: None Needed
The eponymous hero of Harrison Bergeron is the physical embodiment of how a person can rise up above any disadvantages used to weigh them down. His height, strength and rebellious nature would make him an interesting tribute. His physical attributes would also mean that he probably wouldn't need a weapon from the cornucopia too!
From Bridget Jones's Diary, by Helen Fielding
Weapon to retrieve from the cornucopia: I don't know: a pack of cigarettes..?
Here's another one I want to see pulverised. Bridget Jones would probably end up falling in love with Roland Deschain and stressing about whether she was too chubby to ever be loved by him. Then he'd shoot her in the face and I'd smile.
So what do you think of the tribute list? I'd love to hear your own ideas about who else to put on the tribute list, who might win, who'd die first and who'd die most excruciatingly! I don't know about you, but I'd pay good money to see these games! He he he.
Hope you enjoyed the list! I certainly had fun coming up with it! Lx