Characters are one of my favourite parts of story-telling. If a story doesn't have characters I can connect with, there's very little chance I will enjoy a story. Even if a story is bad, if the characters are good, I'm along for the ride.
So what are your favourite characters? They can be from books, movies, graphic novels etc.
Some of mine are:
-Reepicheep, The Chronicles of Narnia
-Otulissa, Guardians of Ga'Hoole
-Bruce Wayne/Batman, The Dark Knight Trilogy
-Darth Vader, Star Wars
-Luke Skywalker, Star Wars
-Aang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (though pretty much every major character from this show is just awesome)
-Lysias (aka the Fox), Till We Have Faces
-Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities
-Sir Lancelot du Lac, Arthurian legend
-Woody, Toy Story
-Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
-Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead
-R, Warm Bodies
I'm sure there's more, but that's all for now.
Where sky and water meet,
Where the waves grow sweet,
Doubt not, Reepicheep,
To find all you seek,
There is the utter east.