The deuteragonist in the Nine Kingdoms trilogy, Miach and Aaragorn were tied for second place, but Aragorn beat him for it because LOTR has such a special place in my heart. That being said, Miach is such a sweet, sweet cinnamon roll I think I may still be a little in love with him. Or at least I would be if he wasn't so perfect for his love interest, the swordsmaiden Morgan. He the youngest prince of Neroche, Archmage of the land. Though generally disliked by the court because of his reclusive behavior and frazzled appearance, Miach a kind and whimsical soul, if perhaps a little closer to insanity than he'd like to admit. But despite a traumatizing past and an inner tendency towards darkness, Miach nobly fights back his demons and walks solidly on the path of light, maintaining the realm and defending it from the evil that once nearly destroyed him. His devotion to his family and his true love is pure and sweet. His relationship with Morgan is one of the most well-done fictional romances I've ever read.
Need I really say much about this one? Aragorn is such a great and memorable character. His journey from ranger to king is subtle and compelling, and his interactions with those he fights for are beyond reproach. He is a true man of integrity, and since I've recently been re-reading the Appendices of Return of the King I've been impressed once again with how awesome he is. ^_^
Again, I know. This fellow makes it onto a lot of my lists, but what can I say? He's my favorite character ever. I don't even know what it is about him that touches me in such a way, except that his honesty and devotion to his friend is so admirable. The voice of reason in an otherwise twisted and emotionally-trying tragedy, Beleg shines as a paragon of a true hero. His prowess in battle does not make him arrogant, he stays true to his convictions and does not condone the actions of his dearest friend when it would be easier to either call it right, or leave him behind. But against all odds, Beleg stays with Turn when he is needed most, knowing that it is his duty to try to protect his young friend from the terrible fate that looms over him.
Although it's difficult to pin down exactly what it is that solidified him in his position as my favorite character, it's going to take one INCREDIBLE character to usurp him.
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