I have a character type-- an almost-without-fail love of blond characters (mainly male). Not just blonds, but shaggy blonds.
Also, they're usually asshats.
Since the day I picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone nearly twelve years ago, I had a fascination with the character of Draco Malfoy. Maybe it's the badboy in him, maybe it's the mystery. But whatever the case, he got me started on my closet fanfiction real fast.
His thousands of screaming fangirls prove that I'm not alone in that.
For anyone who has read the books or watched the show, it's not hard to see why he also has a mass of followers, including me.
More mystery, more tragic backstory, more bad boy appeal. These character traits tend to suck people in like a blackhole. One of the many unanswered questions of the universe.
However, not every blond I like is a bad boy. Quite the opposite. My favorite character in any book I've ever read happens to be one of the sweetest ones.
No surprise that boy is Peeta Mellark.
And Peter from The Chronicles of Narnia. Both show endearing sides with emotions and devotion.
Not only do I tend to favor guys with certain styles, but some of my favorite female characters tend to fall into similar categories. Smart, outgoing, and loyal brunettes.
Like Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen.
So here's the thinking part. Do you guys tend to favor certain physical aspects of characters? Does it make you biased? Or is your taste in characters completely random?
Can't wait to read everyone's polls. :)