I have a lot of favourite fictional characters. But the one I'm going to start with is a certain vampire. He's handsome, protective, hates being a vampire, and doesn't like to drink fresh human blood.
No, I'm not talking about Edward Cullen. I'm talking about Mick St. John, the cute vamp from the short-lived but highly entertaining TV series, "Moonlight".
Aside from being eye candy, Mick St. John is interesting. He doesn't spend decades pathetically hanging around high schools in the hopes of getting a girlfriend. He's a private investigator. Along with his human friend, Beth, who's a reporter for an Internet news service, he solves crimes, rescues people in need, and helps keep the streets safe from criminals... of both the human and vampire varieties.
In Mick's world, vampires look pretty much like humans... until they go all vampy. Then their fangs appear and their eyes turn white (or whatever colour those cheesy contact lenses are supposed to be). Watching the actors ham it up, baring their fangs and snarling, is bound to make you smile (even if that wasn't the intent).
Oh, and the best part about these vampires? They don't sparkle!
Yes, I'll take Mick St. John over Edward Cullen any day.
The Favorite Fictional Character meme was started by Ryan G. at Wordsmithonia.