Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Memorable Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten memorable secondary characters. These are in no particular order.

1. Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes books.

2. Hagrid from the Harry Potter series.

3. Piglet from the Winnie the Pooh books.
 "Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."

4.From the Princess Bride," My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

5. Tomas in the Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. You just can't tell what he is up to. Is he a good guy or a bad guy?

 6. Mrs. Korjev in Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. Mrs. Korjev is Russian and takes care of Sophie along with Mrs. Ling. Mrs. Korjev says things like, "She is strong like bear." And she refers to hamsters as "small bears."

7. Lazarus Long in Robert Heinlein's The Number of the Beast. He appeared as a lead character in other novels, but in this one he plays a secondary role. He steals the spaceship that's capable of time travel and goes back in time to rescue his mother.

8. Herr Silverman from Forgive me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. Herr Silverman talks him out of suicide. He brings Leonard back to his house with him and talks to him and shares experiences with him in an effort to help him to deal with what's going on with him until he can get professional help.

9. Former Florida Governor, Clinton Tyree aka Skink prefers to be called Captain. He first appeared in Carl Hiaasen's novel Double Whammy. He has a somewhat shocking appearance: 6'6" tall, long silver hair and a beard to match, missing one eye - which he has replaced with an eye from a taxidermied owl, a beautiful smile. And then there are the clothes which vary some according to situation, after all, you don't need to wear your neon vest when you aren't picking up road kill. Captain cooks the roadkill for dinner. He's passionate about the environment and well read. He's really an unusual secondary character.

10. Officer Ricky Haines from Linwood Barclay's A Tap on the Window. He's creepy. "He seems nice enough until he does something like feel you up." He sort of plays good cop to his partner's angry bad cop. But the thing is, in reality he is not a nice guy. To find out just how bad, you'll have to read the book. Any more here would be spoilers.

Who is your favorite secondary character?


  1. Your explanation is exactly the same as mine for Inigo Montoya! He's such an awesome character.


  2. Definitely a great secondary character. Thanks for stopping by!