A to Z Challenge – A

AIt’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge.  For those of you who don’t know about this blog challenge (or blog challenges, in general), I will be creating posts every day in April except on Sundays, starting from the letter A and ending with Z.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy it and not get super annoyed with the increase in posts. :p

This year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators.

April 1 Post – A is for Anti-hero

There are typical heroes – strong, moral, and all-around pure goodness.  We like them, we do.  But let’s be honest, we love the anti-hero too – the flawed and reluctant character who may or may not have been naughty in the past.

Was our anti-hero tricked into or paid to be good?  Is the anti-hero brooding, full of snark, or rough around the edges? Does the anti-hero have ulterior motives for this brief walk on the side of the angels?  Does he/she sometimes go too far? You know it. 😉

Who are my favorite anti-heroes?

  • Wolverine (I did tell you how much I love Wolverine, and by extension the name “Logan”)
  • Sherlock (he IS a high functioning sociopath)
  • Han Solo and Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly/Serenity (they are, at least initially motivated by money)
  • Dean Winchester (you have to appreciate a man with a love of classic music who is often swathed in a leather jacket)
  • Captain Jack Sparrow  (the mascara and the pirate-ness put him firmly in the anti-hero status)
  • Catwoman (she kind of can’t decide if she’s a villain or not, but in “Dark Knight Rises,” she becomes one of the few anti-heroines)
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18 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge – A”

  1. I am a fan of anti- heroes also. Not many from film or novels are coming to me right now, but several from television are popping into my head.
    1. Nancy Botwin – Weeds
    2. Walter White – Breaking Bad
    3. Jesse Pinkman – BB
    4. Nurse Jackie
    5. Frank Underwood – House of Cards.

    Dang, I sound disturbed when this many not so great people. I still love anti-heroes. I like your post and will be back for more

    Melissa
    http://fictiontoolbox.blogspot.com
    sugarlaw13@live.com

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  2. Great choice! Anti-heroes are one of my favorite types of heroes. There’s so many great ones to choose from. I think the entire cast of Guardians of the Galaxy fits this archetype. That was a fun movie.

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