I love her bravery and her tragedy. And I like that she finds Faramir in a way and place that she never expected. She wasn't looking, she was heartbroken, and tada! Just the right guy happens to be across the hall.
4. Catherine Morland - Northanger Abbey
7. The Doctor - Doctor Who
Specifically Ten, of course. I didn't really learn anything wonderful from this character, but he's the first character that has made me cry THAT MUCH. *cries*
8. Horatio Hornblower - The Horatio Hornblower Series
He is the most tangibly, immediately real character I've ever read; C.S. Forester wasn't shy about giving him quirks and flaws and shortcomings and humanity.
9. Zuko - The Last Airbender
I LOVE REDEMPTION STORIES, and his is one of my favourites. Also, I was pretty much in love with his many hairstyles.
10. Truvy - Steel Magnolias
12. Elphaba - Wicked
13. Dorcas Lane - Lark Rise to Candleford
She clarified and beautified so many things for me. She could see beauty in nearly everything, sometimes an odd beauty, but she always managed to draw contentment and joy in her surroundings.
Because I love the Lion King thiiiiiiiis much