Top 5 Wednesday is GoodReads group where people discuss different bookish topic each week. This week, the Top 5 Wednesdays topic is Favorite Jokesters.

In honor of April Fools (a bit late but hey, I don’t control when Wednesdays fall), talk about your favorite jokesters, pranksters, and funny characters.

This was another hard topic because often it’s hard for a single character to be funny, (except Mark) so it’s hard to pick just one person. But here goes:

1, Loiosh by Steven Brust
Loiosh is the familiar to Vlad Taltos. They have a mental connection so they can silently joke and snark to each other pretty much all the time.

2, Mark Watney by Andy Weir
Mark is one of the first astronauts on Mars. He gets left behind by accident and tries to survive with potatoes and humor.

3, Loki by various authors
Loki is pretty ridiculous in the original Norse myths, at least compared to his Marvel incarnation.

4, the crew of starship Intrepid in Redshirts by John Scalzi
I wasn’t able to pick just one of them. Redshirts is a parody of Star Trek, especially the nameless security people who die all the time. It’s also a comedy.

5, Spider-Man by Marvel
Peter Parker fights crime with puns and powers.