The other day, a friend of mine and I were talking Fandom, as usual, and a topic of discussion came up: What character would you choose out of any book, TV show or movie in the entire dominion of fandom to pursue romantically?
This was quite a question. Up there in difficulty with “To be, or not to be?” and “Whose line is it anyway?”.
She picked Adam Black from The Immortal Highlander, an excellent choice, I must say. I also determined a character from a book.
After much deliberation and tough eliminations including Edmund from The Chronicles of Narnia, Legolas from The Lord of the Rings, Declan from Leap Year, and Lucius from The Village, I decided on the one and only Prince Greening Grandemalion from Graceling. Yes, Po, I choose you.
He’s not too sickeningly kind, like Peeta from The Hunger Games, nor overly affectionate like Edward from Twilight, or too overbearingly protective like almost any other male portrayal in romantic stories. Po is sarcastic, brave, and comfortable with a strong female partner, like Katsa. Every good thing about Po is done to the perfect amount.
Also, let’s face it, he’s gorgeous.
“But, he’s only ever been written about. You’ve never actually seen him.”
(‘Nother Sherlock reference)
I see him in my mind’s eye every day, and let me tell you, he’s quite the specimen.