Top Ten Characters I'd Have with Me on a Deserted Island


Characters are central to a good story. With so many great books out there, there are loads of truly amazing characters with all kinds of skills and good qualities. This week, The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday subject is the top ten characters I’d choose to have with me on a deserted island. My list is made up of a wide variety of characters, and honestly I would be very interested to see how this group got on together.

1. Raven-H.I.V.E
I’d pick Raven for her awesome fighting skills. She’s is basically a ninja when it comes to stealth, and makes a perfect bodyguard, assassin, or soldier. She would definitely be great at defending us if there was anything dangerous lurking on the deserted island. You can never be too careful with these deserted places after all. They’re rarely as empty as they seem.

2. Leo Valdez-Heroes of Olympus 

If I were on a deserted island, there is only one person I’d want to do the inventing for me. As a demigod son of Hephaestus, Leo has the best set of skills for building me an escape raft that might actually be able to get us off the island. Plus he comes equipped with a cool magic tool belt that’ll give him any tools he needs. And when it gets cold, he can even light us a fire with his ability to set himself on fire.

3. Percy Jackson-Percy Jackson

Once Leo has built me an escape raft, I’d definitely need someone who can navigate us to safety, and who could also help us power the boat if Leo couldn’t build an engine. Percy’s like a human GPS on water thanks to being the demigod son of Poseidon, and he has the added bonus of being able to communicate with water animals, so if we needed an extra push, he might be able to summon a couple of hippocampi to give us a boost. He could also put Leo out if he spontaneously burst into flames.


4. Cammie-Gallagher Girls

Every group needs a scout to go on ahead and check for danger. With her ability to hide in plain sight, as well as her carefully honed spy skills, Cammie would make the perfect scout. After all, she’s not called the Chameleon for nothing. Plus, if you ever need someone killed with a piece of uncooked spaghetti, she probably knows how to do that too, which could be helpful if we get washed up with only a packet of pasta to defend ourselves with.

5. Two Gulps and You're Gone-Dragon Whisperer

Two Gulps probably wouldn’t help our team much, except in aerial scouting maybe, and the fact he could eat anyone who got past Raven. But I’d have him on my deserted island for the simple fact that Two Gulps is a dragon and dragons are cool. Who wouldn’t want to have a friendly dragon on their team?

6. Aragorn-The Lord of the Rings

If there was one character I would trust to keep us alive on this deserted island, it would be Aragorn. As a Ranger he’s used to travelling and living rough, and he’s also good at fighting. Plus, if there happens to be a crazy quest to complete on this deserted island, like throwing a small object into a volcano, then he would definitely be the best person to lead the group.

7. Artemis Fowl-Artemis Fowl

Sometimes you just need a genius to come up with some brilliant idea as to how to get off the island. And who better than Artemis Fowl who is not only a genius, but also a criminal, and happens to have a very devoted bodyguard who would probably search the globe to find him? He’s also quite likely to have a couple of very nifty devices on him that might help us. And if all else fails, he could call on the fairies for some help.

8. Mr Darcy-Pride and Prejudice

Mr Darcy would in no way be helpful to our little band of survivors. He probably wouldn’t enjoy the experience, and I highly doubt that his etiquette and dancing skills would be useful on a deserted island. But if I was given the chance to be stranded on a deserted island with any character of my choosing, of course I would pick him. He’s Mr Darcy!

9. Cress-Lunar Chronicles

Cress would be an excellent person to have on an island because she’s used to living in a place she can’t escape from, so she’d probably be able to keep the rest of us from going insane if the island was only small. And if we did happen to have any technology with us, she would be able to reprogram it to do something else more useful.

10. Briar-The Crystal Tree 

Briar is one of the characters that I would most like to spend time with, whether it was on a deserted island or not, because she’s actually a character from one of my own novels. Not only would I be excited to meet her in the flesh, she’d be very useful to the group too. She could heal any of us with her magic if we got sick or injured, which would be useful if we ate anything nasty, or got in a fight. 

If you could be stuck on a deserted island with any character you like, who would it be, and why?

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  1. I have Percy and Aragorn on my list too, but the others would also be good picks :) My TTT

    1. They would definitely be very good at surviving, wouldn't they? Aragorn would be especially good. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Percy is very smart choice, he made it on my list too ;) I am kicking myself a little for not putting Aragorn on there!

    1. Aragorn's like the ultimate survivor for me. I've seen Katniss around a fair bit this month, and Aragorn's my version of her I think. Thanks for stopping and commenting!

  3. I wanted to put Percy on my list but I found someone I wanted more so I can't take him with me. :( But I added Cress, she's the most adorable character who'd make a great bestie and just like you said if there's any kind of technology there, she could so something with it, probably even try to ask some help with a radio or something?
    Great list! :)
    Here's mine:

    1. Cress is such a cute character, isn't she? She would love to see an island I think, and she would be the best friend. I could definitely see her being good with a radio too. Thanks for stopping bye!

  4. I almost choice Aragorn, but I ended up going with Katniss over him cause I think she might have better experience at surviving under pressure. Great list!

    Here are my Top Ten!

    1. Katniss, from all accounts, sounds like the perfect person to have with you on the island. I had to choose Aragorn because I've never read The Hunger Games. She sounds like a great choice though.

  5. Haha, I love how you're so up front about how Darcy would be utterly useless on the island. He really would be. But hey, at least he'd provide a good dose of witty comebacks :D

    And a huge YES to Aragorn – he made my list too. The man has some seriously useful survival skills that I would be happy to exploit! ;)

    My Top Ten list

    1. It is true sadly. Darcy wouldn't be any help at all. But as you say, the witty comebacks would be a definite plus side. After all, if you're going to be stuck on an island with any characters you like, then why not pick someone just because!


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