In Which My Favorite Book Characters Fight to the DEATH

by - 10:50 PM

......well, kind of.

This is a tag stolen (with love) from Beatrice @ Dreamland Book Blog. Also known as the "You're Not Good Enough" tag, today's character death match goes like this:

  • Write thirty character names on slips of paper 
  • Put them in a hat 
  • Randomly draw them in pairs
  • Use a pair to answer every question!  

I'm not sure how y'all feel about these kinds of tags, but I absolutely love them. So sans further ado, let's get to it!

1. You only have one more spot on your spelling bee team. Who gets it?

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) vs. Achilles (The Song of Achilles)

Ohhhh, this is hard. To be honest, I wouldn't feel particularly confident with either of them? Achilles straight (hah) up wouldn't care, and Eragon's.....well....a bit of an idiot.

But I think at the end of the day, Achilles's royal education would leave him with a fairly well-developed lexicon. So I'd go with him.

2. Both characters want to kill you. Whom would you kill first to have a better chance of survival?

Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter) vs. Narcissa Black (Harry Potter)

Oooh.....another tough one. I feel like we didn't learn a lot about Narcissa's skill level in the books? But she's an Official death-eater (if I remember correctly), and Draco's just....a hot mess. So though it'd break my heart, I'd kill Narcissa.

3. You're on the bachelor/bachelorette and down to two characters. Who gets your rose?

Deryn Sharp (Leviathan) vs. Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl)

Considering that Artemis is 12, Deryn is my queen, and I sure as hell ain't straight, I think we all know the answer.

4. You've been chosen for the Hunger Games. Who's most likely to volunteer in your place?

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) vs. Noah Czerny (The Raven Cycle)

Another difficult one! I think I'm going with Hermione, though. I think she views the world through a much more black-and-white lens in terms of morality, but Noah just kind of smudges his way through existence. Then again, he's really loyal to Blue and other close friends! And he'd almost be guaranteed to win. I think Hermione would volunteer more readily, though.

5. You're stranded on an island and must engage in cannibalism to survive. Whom do you eat?

Simon Spier (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) vs. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)

Ahhh, nooooo!! Don't make me pick between these two! Simon is super precious, and Anne brings sunshine and cheer to every day. I don't think either would be a huge asset in terms of survival knowledge, so......maybe Simon? *ducks the flying tomatoes* I like him more as a person, but I think Anne's optimism would be important to walking away from the situation with minimum mental damage.

6. You're the next Marvel superhero (with your own TV show, of course). Who's your sidekick?

Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit) vs. Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Bilbo, for sure! He's already proven he has serious questing chops, and he has a magic ring that makes him turn invisible. Plus, he's super pragmatic. 

7. You're a manager of an avocado company. Whom would you fire for poor communication skills?

Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows Duology) vs. Éowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Definitely Kaz! Éowyn isn't the friendliest person in the entire world, but I'd feel a lot more confident with her on my communications staff than I would with Kaz.

Although......if Kaz ended up pissed at me, it would basically signal the end of my life. So mayyyybe Éowyn, then??

8. You've just finished a book in which your favorite character dies. Which of these two characters is more likely to comfort you?

Bartimaeus (The Bartimaeus Sequence) vs. Sir Lancelot (The Once and Future King)

Lancelot isn't the cuddliest of people, but I think almost anyone would be cuddlier than Bartimaeus.

9. Ugh, it's high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

Eponine (Les Miserables) vs. Anthony Lockwood (Lockwood and Co.)

Definitely Lockwood! He's very charismatic and friendly, whereas Eponine is at best antisocial and at worst downright cruel.

(She's still my queen, though.)

10. The day has arrived; you're finally a year older! Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

Jo March (Little Women) vs. Aziraphale (Good Omens)

I think Jo! She definitely wouldn't do it on purpose, but accidentally forgetting a friend's birthday because her mind is going in a million directions at once sounds very Jo. Aziraphale, on the other hand, probably wrote it in all 28 of his planners and scheduled several phone reminders.

11. You've just found an upcoming YouTube star! Whom is it more likely to be?

Scarlett Dragna (Caraval) vs. Carver Briggs (Goodbye Days)

Oooh, this is really hard! Probably Carver? I feel like he's pretty likable, even if he's not the most popular. On the other hand, Scarlett would be way too shy and "dignified" to put herself and her content out there like that.

12. Sleepover time! Unfortunately, you can only invite one person. Who would it be?

Javert (Les Miserables) vs. Arya Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)

This is a no-brainer. As much as I love Javert, he's really not a bonding, sleepover type of person. So definitely Arya!

13. Bam, you're pregnant. Who's the father/mother?

Maura Sargent (The Raven Cycle) vs. Boromir (The Lord of the Rings)

Well, I should freaking hope it's Maura. She's such a great mom, and Boromir is.....more of an idiot than Eragon.

14. You've just written a super important text. Who would see it and not reply?

Simon Snow (Carry On) vs. Jesper Fahey (Six of Crows Duology)

Ahhhh!! I feel like......neither?? Both Simon and Jesper would be super attentive if something were seriously wrong with me. But I mayyyyy have to go with Jesper? He's such a sweetheart, but I feel he might not reply if he were in the middle of a gambling game.

15. You've just woken up, and it's time for breakfast. Your mom's been replaced by.....whom?

The Gray Man (The Raven Cycle) vs. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter) much as I adore Luna, I don't think she's quite ready to be a parent. And The Gray Man is an awesome mostly-father to Blue. So I have to go with him.


Whew! That was a lot of fun to put together; I hope y'all enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! So, let's chat. Which fictional character would you want as your superhero sidekick? Who would get your rose? Who are your favorite characters? Comment below, and have an amazing night <3


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  1. i don't know who a lot of these characters are, but i found this quite amusing anyway. :)

    "i sure as hell ain't straight." that's the best thing i've read all day, and same, honestly.

    xo loren

    1. Haha, thank you! *clinks glass* cheers for queer!

      - Ellie

  2. HAHA I LOVE THIS! So brutal. :,) Lockwood would definitely be in a high school popular clique. Him and his curly hair would rule the school haha! I also agree with your answer on number 15 - the Gray Man is a fatherly figure (for Blue). I think Luna would get lost in her priorities. All in all, great answers Ellie!!

    anna | annaish

    1. Ahhh, thank you!! Lockwood, ahhhh <3

      - Ellie

  3. This is such a fun post idea! And yeah, Anne's optimism would be pretty great on an island. Is it alright if I do a post like this? I can credit you if you want.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    1. Thank you! Of course it's okay <3 credit would be awesome, but you don't have to if you don't want to, seeing as I didn't create this or technically tag you. :)

      - Ellie

  4. This is such an interesting tag! Yeah, Kaz Brekker doesn't have any communication skills, really, but he'd probably kill you if you fired him XD.

  5. i s2g ellie you had me at "fight to the death" xD
    "i sure as hell ain't straight" sAme tHo!


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