Ender Wiggin/ Julian "Bean" Delphiki, (Ender's Game)
I'm nowhere near as intelligent as either of them, but I'm still highly intelligent (if you'll pardon the seeming vanity), and have similar self-esteem issues to Bean in Ender's Shadow.
I didn't know this thread existed. But now that I know a lot of the people here, and I've read the characters they identify with, I'm like, "Yes, yes, I totally see that!"
Anyway, the character my friends and family most often compare me to is Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager.
My best friend even calls me Seven on occasion. She says that I give the impression of choosing my words carefully, which is true. I generally speak in a monotone, I'm not effusive, and I dislike irrelevant conversations. I sound like an absolute delight to be around, don't I? It's a wonder that I even have friends.
Voyager was not the best Star Trek series, but I really did like Seven. I think she was one of the most complex characters. And I did see a lot of myself in her. She clings to logic and strives for perfection, but there are a lot of deep emotions under the surface that she tries to suppress. She also has the most amazingly deadpan sense of humor that catches you off guard.
In addition to Seven, I also identify a lot with Picard. And both Ron and April from Parks and Rec. Oh, and Gandalf.
On the scale of snob vs. slob, where would you say you belong? 1 would be Sam the Eagle. 7 would be Animal from the Muppets.
Ha! Interesting scale. I wouldn't say I'm nearly as bad as Sam Eagle, but maybe a four or five. It's not that I think I'm any better than anyone else, because I can't stand people like that. But there are certain things that I regard with distaste. Like... country music. And Nascar. And reality television. I don't think any less of people who like them, because it's a matter of personal taste. And I personally find those things vapid and ridiculous.
I also can't stand bad manners. Especially table manners. I couldn't even imagine chewing with my mouth open in public, or talking with my mouth full. So I guess you could say I'm an etiquette snob.
I'd type her as ENFP (slight chance of ESFP) 6w7-2w3-9w1 so/sx. I've always related to her, even when I was really young at about 6 or 7 watching my brother play FFX. It was a pretty intuitive connection. In terms of type, she's probably as close as it gets to my ENFP 6w7-2w3-1w2 so/sx ^_^.
Other people would be...
Namine and Roxas of Kingdom Hearts
Toph and Zuko of Avatar the Last Airbender
Lily Potter of Harry Potter
Naruto and Hinata of Naruto
Squirrelflight of Warrior Cats (ahaha)
I find myself relating to a lot of characters though I rarely see myself in many of them. They have traits I admire that I'm keenly aware I don't possess... How often is a character introduced as cowardly and remain so for an entire book or tv series? I know of a few characters that live meaningless lives in between their reveries but they're pessimists. I'm idealistic, optimistic and inattentive and I like to think they feed into each other.
I suppose my avatar is not far from me; impetuous, friendly and perceives herself as deceitful but she lacks my defining characteristic, trepidation. Also, she's an alpha sex-fiend. I'm not a sex-fiend and I can barely reach an epsilon level of anything.
I have been called Paddington Bear multiple times for my love of duffle coats. I guess I'll take it.