Side Characters from Books We All Loved – 8 Best
We all tend to take away one particular character from every book we are fond of. That one character deserved a lot more and we as readers deserved to know more about their life. Well, in this article we are going to read about the 8 best side characters from books we all loved. These characters deserve their books and certainly have the capability and features to outshine the protagonists.
8 Best Side Characters from Books We All Loved
- Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
- Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
- Hermione Granger (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
- Chani (Dune by Frank Herbert)
- Alice Cullen (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)
- Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan)
- Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
- Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis)
Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
John Watson popularly known as Dr. Watson is the best friend of Sherlock Holmes. His character is popular as the classic gentleman of the Victorian era. Although he fails to match Holmes’s deductive skills, he is intelligent and incisive. According to William L. DeAndrea “Watson…serves the important function of catalyst for Holmes’s mental processes.” Watson plays a significant role because Sherlock can make enigmatic remarks to him, a consciousness that is privy to facts in the case before concluding.
Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Samwise, a hobbit is the major supporting character, featured as the sidekick of Frodo Baggins, the protagonist. Samwise is popularly known as Sam. Sam is a member of the Fellowship of the Ring, a group charged with destroying the One Ring to prevent Dark Lord Sauron from dominating the world. The hobbit played the role of Frodo’s servant and steadfast companion, portrayed as a strong character physically and emotionally.
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
Hermione is everyone’s favorite. She is smart, academically brilliant, and a loyal friend – a quintessential Gryffindor. The name of her character was taken from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. She becomes friends with Harry and Ron from the very first novel, and the trio became inseparable as the series progress. Her character is often compared with the character of Luna Lovegood. Rowling described Luna as “anti-Hermione”, as their features are different. Hermione’s character was played by Emma Watson.
Chani (Dune by Frank Herbert)
Chani is primarily known as the Fremen wife and legal concubine of Paul Atreides. Her character has been played by several actors Sean Young (1984), Barbora Kodetova (2000), and Zendaya (2021). Paul sees Chani in his dreams though they have never met. Both of them come to Arrakis, the desert planet. Later in the story, Chan will be put in charge as a protector of Paul. Soon they will become lovers and Paul Atreides rise as a leader among the Fremen.
Alice Cullen (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)
This is certainly the character we all loved played by Ashley Greene. Alice is the adopted daughter of Carlisle and Esme, hence the sister of Emmett, Rosalie, and Edward Cullen. Her partner in the story is Jasper Hale. Alice’s special feature in the book is that she can see the future. However, her power is limited. She can only see the future after the decision has been made, and her power does not work with werewolves and half-breeds. She loves Bella (played by Kristen Stewart) like a sister and she is certainly one of her best friends in the story.
Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan)
Annabeth Chase is a demigod (half goddess and half-mortal). She is the daughter of Athena and mortal Frederick Chase. Annabeth first appears in the first novel of the Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief. She is one of the leaders of the Camo Half-Blood and an architect of Olympus. Throughout the story and as the series goes on she becomes close friends with Percy. Later on, she became the love interest of Percy Jackson. Her character was played by Alexandra Daddario in the movie.
Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
Peeta Mellark is played by Josh Hutcherson in the film series. He plays the character of the male tribute representing District 12 in the 74th annual Hunger Games. Peeta is representing it along with the female tribute Katniss (the character played by Jennifer Lawrence). Both of them defy the rule of having one victor, and unintentionally stir an uprising against Panem, the authoritarian government.
Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis)
The character of Lucy was played by Georgia Henley. Lucy Pevensie is the best side character of the series. The youngest of the Pevensie children and the very first one to find the Wardrobe entrance that leads to Narnia. She is also the only one who believes in Narnia among all the humans who have been to Narnia. Lucy was eventually crowned as Queen Lucy the Valiant, co-ruler of Narnia along with her siblings. Although she was like the protagonist at the beginning, however, Aslan filled that role as the story progressed.
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