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But those are just general rules. If an author was writing a book tailored just for me, here are the traits which I would like to see:
1. A character with snarky/sarcastic nature. Oh, I love characters who bring on the snark! Authors just have to learn not to overdo it, because it might make the character become unlikable.
Perfect example: The Doctor. Okay, he's from a TV show, but still a fictional character! No matter if he's the First or the Twelfth, he still hangs on to that sarcasm.
Another example: Katy Swartz from The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout.
"...this was one of the first times that he was acting...normal. Yeah, talking about zombies probably wasn't the biggest step known to mankind, but it was something."
2. A male character who is arrogant, but still likeable. That's a very hard one, but some people manage it!
Example: Sherlock from the BBC Sherlock (sorry for the TV show characters, but I'm feeling unexpectedly devoted to Steven Moffat today.)
Examples: Daniel Altman Wing (Day) from Legend by Marie Lu. Katniss Everdeen. Percy Jackson. Harry Potter. Grover Underwood. James Castairs from The Infernal Devices. Newt from The Maze Runner. Basically, characters from the best (YA) books ever written.
4. A reckless, impulsive character. This may seem a bit weird to like, but I find this quality very endearing in characters. Eg: Percy Jackson, Alex from the Covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout.
5. A strong female character like June Iparis, Annabeth Chase, Katniss Everdeen, etc.
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So there you go. Those are the traits that I love seeing in characters. How about you? What do you like most about certain characters?