I saw a writing prompt the other day where it wanted you to list some people you admire and the qualities you admire best. Now, I do have people that I admire, but I’ll be honest, the first ones that came to my mind weren’t real people.
The first people I thought of for this prompt were fictional characters. Princess Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series. Roronoa Zoro from One Piece. Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more. Sure, you could probably look down on me for thinking of fictional characters first, but with how much I love stories and adventurous tales, you shouldn’t be surprised. Don’t get me wrong. Real people are inspiring. There’s so much to admire in your everyday Joe or influencers around the world. However, I believe there’s a special power to fictional characters. Fictional characters are created by real people. Real people who had goals, dreams, and flaws of their own. They put these ideals into their characters and shared them with the world. Fictional characters are who we hope to be, fear to be, and people we can learn from. Maybe while reading this, you had a fictional character come to mind? Someone you admire? Someone you love to hate? However your opinion of them falls, I hope you’ll share who they are and why they’re important to you in the comments here or on one of my social media pages. Give the fictional characters you admire a shoutout. Maybe the person who created them will see it and you’ll have brightened their day?
As for me. I grew up loving Princess Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series. Though she had many different forms from many different games, she’s tough, caring, puts others first and holds out faith. She’s a warrior, a pirate, a ninja, a queen, and more. I could say a lot as to why I love her, but I’ll keep it short. Now, it’s your turn. Who’s your favorite fictional character, and why?