TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY: Top five minor characters

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I have a terrible memory, which means I can’t remember many minor characters. If I can, it means I either encountered them really recently or they had a huge impact upon me!

I’m going to kick myself in a couple of days when I remember more minor characters who I absolutely love, but for now I’ve chosen these five:

5) Podrick Payne from Game of Thrones

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Pod is SO underappreciated. He’s adorable. All he wants is to be loyal and he lives for his job, but he gets shifted from one person to another because they all think he’s a nuisance. To be honest, he wouldn’t be able to hold his own in battle and he does find himself in some tight spots! But he’s great comic relief in such a serious, emotionally destructive series.

If Pod survives, I’ll be so happy.

4) Morales from The Walking Dead

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In the final episode of the first season, him and his family decide to strike out on their own and attempt to reunite with lost family members. We haven’t seen him again since, but I am CONVINCED that Morales is reunite with our gang.

I can see that him returning isn’t likely. Season 8 is starting later in the year, which means we haven’t seen him for a very, very, VERY long time. But I believe in him. Not many minor characters on The Walking Dead get open-ended exits, so it’s possible.

3) Megan from ‘The Call’

Megan from The Call, a great minor character

I only read ‘The Call’ last week which is why Megan is still at the forefront of my mind. She has so much potential, but it’s hardly explored which makes me so mad. She also does everything she can to help her friends even when she’s in a really terrible situation, which is admirable.

2) Barb from Stranger Things

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#justice4barb. Need I say more?

Barb takes no shit. Nancy is a terrible friend and dismisses all of Barb’s opinions, but Barb still tries to help her as much as she can. She’s a great person, and deserved far better than she got. I’m so mad with the writers of ‘Stranger Things’ for not knowing how great Barb was until it was too late for her.

1) Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter

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I want more Neville Longbottom. He’s a minor character in both the movies and the book series (I say, having only read the first three and watched the first two films… Things might change!). He’s such a great friend, but Harry, Ron and Hermione are so focused on each other that they hardly ever give him any attention. Poor Neville.

Let’s discuss:

Which minor characters do you love, and why? Spread the love and give them the attention they deserve!