This time at the Broke and Bookish blog’s Top Ten is about fictional crushes. I have quite a few of them but I managed to get them down to ten.

1, Perhaps my first fictional crush ever, as far as I can remember, was Sir Lancelot. Of course, I read the childrens’ version of the Arthurian stories so the whole adultery thing was swept under a carpet quickly. I loved how brave and loyal he was.

2, Robin Hood followed shortly after. I also loved his merry band of followers. Of course, I also loved BBC’s short Robin of Sherwood series. No other series has been able to surpass that one.

3, MacGyver from his own series. He always tried to help people and find a non-violent solution.

4, Commander Data from Star Trek: TNG. He was an outsider trying to fit in and best of all, he succeeded spectacularly.

5, Cutter from the Elfquest comics.

6, Then started my fantasy phase with no other than the brooding, goodhearted drow Drizzt Do’Urden.

7, Gambit from the X-Men comic although that comic is full of great characters so it’s hard to pick just one. Nightcrawler is a sexy swashbuckler, Cyclops is the (mostly) sane bedrock for the others to lean on, Colossus was a fighter with an artists’ heart, and later Longshot the lucky charmer from another dimension. Plus Magneto who might be one of the best fictional villains ever.

8, Marius from Anne Rice’s vampire books. He’s a sophisticated old Roman, for the most part, anyway.

9, Aral Vorkosigan from Lois McMaster Bujold’s books. He’s basically a paladin in an science fiction world.

10, Morrolan e’Drien who is a Dragaeran or Elf for us who don’t live there. By humans standards he’s at least a bit a bit unstable but that’s how Dragaerans tend to be.

Done already? Damn…