Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday! Today’s T5W is all about your favorite jokester characters. We all have those loveable, slightly annoying, release-the-tension, funny characters, and so today I’m going to talk about my top five (technically six) peeps that fit this category!
5. Puck from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare
Who doesn’t love a good amount of faerie mischief? As this is my favorite play by Shakespeare next to “Romeo and Juliet,” I had to include Puck in my list. He’s always causing mayhem and finding that all the problems that his mischief causes is hilarious to himself. He’s a fun character and I really like it when he’s adapted into more modern books, like The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.
4. Levi from “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell
He was definitely just a funny character all around. Sure, he had his serious moments, but that’s all they were: moments. Levi always had me smiling or laughing and it made me like him that much more as the book went on. Plus his love for Cath and her stories just made it that much better.
3. Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Tyrion is the dwarf in this series, as many of you may know, and he often brings the humor to an otherwise serious series. He’s full of wit, sarcasm, and a quick tongue. I find his character to be very likable and I’m sure that as the series progresses I’ll still enjoy reading about him (I’m still only part way through the first book).
2. George & Fred Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
These two are such a funny duo, always playing pranks on their family and friends, even headmasters, throughout the series. Though I’ve only read the first three books in full, I have seen all the movies and loved the antics used in both film and book. These two are classic jokesters that will hold a place in my heart for a long time to come.
1. Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
Oh, Magnus. He may not always be super hilarious, but he definitely fits the category of the jokester in this series. He’s always around when Clary and everyone needs help, but he’s always there with something sarcastic or witty to say. Plus he’s a super flamboyant, gay, sparkly High Warlock of Brooklyn. I mean, what’s there not to love about him? Seriously, love Magnus so much.
Accompanying video: T5W | Favorite Jokesters
What are some of your top jokesters in books? Let me know!