Top Ten Characters I'd Like To Check In With

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Woah this is a big question: which characters would you like to check in on? The world after a book ends is something we all think about. A lot. Sometimes for hours after we finish and sometimes years. So asking which characters to check in on is a really big question. Narrowing it down was not easy, especially because TV and movie characters kept popping in my head too! And that only prompted questions that I would want to ask each character. It just spiraled from there. I mean after a book or movie ends, what's the worst that could happen?

Beware that these may contain some spoilers. Just fyi.


1. Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter
First off, congrats on your being a Herbology professor. Seriously, fulfilled my headcanon dreams with that bit. But Neville, buddy ol' pal, why didn't you end up with Luna? Do you realize how emotionally invested I was in you two ending up together after the last book? Even the movie had you two wanting to ride off into the sunset! What happen, bro? Here have a treacle tart and a butterbeer and tell me all about it.

2. Wade Watts from Ready Player One
There are so many things that I need to know. What happened after you won? I mean your world was still a post-apocolyptic mess that essentially lived in the OASIS. Oh and did IOI and the sixers stop trying to kill you? And are you and Art3mis dating now? How is Aech?! Thank god there is going to be a sequel because I can't handle these questions not being answered!

3. Nobody Owens from The Graveyard Book
I am just so curious about what the rest of your life is like. Like you grew up in a graveyard. Raised by ghosts! How can you possibly function like a normal person?

4. David Piper and Leo Denton from The Art of Being Normal
It may be the "just finished this book" fever talking, but I need two more books detailing your lives.  I need details from your fifteen/sixteen year old now until you both are best friends in rocking chairs. Because you two have to be friends forever. I demand it.

5. Gold-Eye and Ninde from Shade's Children
I just want to know if you guys are okay. How is the world like without the overlords? H-h-how are the kids? Oh gosh I want to cry! Just be good to each other.


6. Allison Argent from Teen Wolf
I just wanna know how France is. How are the baguettes? Is Issac doing well? Is there a place to shoot crossbows in Paris or are you in the country? When you say your last name, does it feel weird knowing that everyone knows your name actually means Allison Silver? Because she's just in France.  Right, guys? SHE'S JUST IN FRANCE!

7. Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori from Pacific Rim
No more Kaiju! Now what! Did Raleigh and Mako move into a cute apartment together so they can be awkward little badasses together? Did they find some other professions to be complete badasses without the Jeagars? Did they find a way to put Jeagars in space to fight other nasty aliens? Come on, guys. Give me the 411.

8. Paul, Mac, and Anna from The Fades
This show is amazing! It won a BAFTA! Yet it only has one glorious season that I watch religiously about twice a year. I literally have too many questions to fully form a coherent check in. Just tell me what happens after episode 7? The world is pretty much ending and everyone is pretty much dead AND THEN WHAT? Oh god, this is going to haunt me because I will never ever get an answer.

9. Martha Jones from Doctor Who
First off, you are amazing. Second, what are you doing now? Are you still working with UNIT? And finally third, how did you and Mickey get together? I love you both, and the two of you together just made my life. I am going to need to know the full story. Don't leave out any details.

10. Nathan from Misfits
Nathan, bud, I was just wondering where you even are? I mean you go to Vegas in a webisode and get put in jail. Then "Save me, Barry!" is the last we hear from you? Seriously, what on earth happened? Are you still in jail? What about Marnie and the baby? Did you hear about the other Misfits? Yet more questions that will never be answered, and each eats a whole in my soul.

I feel like I need a bit of a breather after writing all of that. Hit too many emotional nerves, and more keep going through my head: Moses from Attack the Block, Teddy Lupin from Harry Potter (Does everyone say amazing things about your mom and dad? Do you need a hug?), Kieren Walker and Simon Monroe from In the Flesh, Lyra from His Dark Materials! Being emotionally invested in characters is a struggle!

Which characters would you check in with after they left a gaping hole in your heart? What questions have been gnawing at you about these character?

Leave a Comment

  1. Great list. I had such a hard time picking 10 book characters that I couldn’t even think about TV and movie characters. There are just too many.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Way too many! I probably could have gone on and on about book characters that I would love to see more of, but I got stuck on tv/ movie characters too! Too many good characters and too many unanswered questions.

  2. Thanks for reminding me! I still need to read The Graveyard Book. I read a short story featuring Nobody, and I was kind of hooked. I really need to find the book and read it!

    1. I definitely would recommend reading it. It's one of my favorite Neil Gaiman books. There are also great audiobook and graphic novel versions too!

  3. Wow, you do have a lot of questions! Too bad there are some things we'll just never, ever know :(

    Happy TTT!

    1. Way too many questions! It's a rough life. But I feel that the best stories are the ones that cause you to think about them after they are done. It shows that the characters had enough of an impact for you to be curious about their lives when the cover closes or the credits roll.

  4. I'd like to know what happened for Neville Longbottom and Martha Jones too.

    1. They are such great characters that I can't help but be curious! :)

  5. Bod and Martha! Great picks - I would love to know more about each!

    Check out my TTT.

    1. Thank you! What I would give for another book and series of each!

  6. Nice choices!
    I always wondered how Martha and Mickey ended up together but I loved that they did! :)

    1. Thanks! I totally feel cheated that we missed that bit. I love that they got together, but I would love it even more if we got to learn how it happened.