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7 Fictional Characters We'd Love to Take to Homecoming

7 Fictional Characters We'd Love to Take to Homecoming

By Abbey Clarke

Homecoming weekend is just around the corner, which means it’s time for mascots, cheers, and creative uses of face paint. It's also the perfect opportunity to plan some highly nonfictional dates with your favorite fictional men. Your tastes may differ from ours, but these guys are our top picks for dreamy, all-too-unreal homecoming dates:

1. Edmund Pevensie, The Chronicles of Narnia

By far our favorite ruler of Narnia, Edmund has the whole “reformed bad boy” vibe going for him. When he was bad, he was pretty bad, but now that he’s good, he is FINE. He’s not just a king—he’s King Edmund the Just [Wonderful]. And, being English, he would be charmingly confused by our version of football!

2. Oz, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Forget Jacob and all those other TV teen wolves. We’ll take Oz, the super-zen werewolf boyfriend of darling Willow, over those other wolfy dudes any day. He’s sweet, super chill, and relatively angst-free, which is an all-too-rare quality in a teen heartthrob. (PLUS HE’S IN A BAND. DINGOES ATE MY BABY 4 LYFE!!!)

3. Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

The most lovable character in Middle Earth is Samwise Gamgee, full stop. Frodo wouldn’t have gotten far without Sam, but we would go far with Sam, if you know what we mean. His sweet smile and caring devotion are all we could ask for in a guy.

4. Westley, The Princess Bride

We imagine Westley leading the crowd at homecoming in a chant: “AS! YOU! WISH! A-S-Y, O-U-W, I-S-H, AS YOU WISH!” He could also get some creative use out of a wheelbarrow and a holocaust cloak during halftime.

5. Dr. Horrible/Billy, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

This subversive cutie-pie (as portrayed by NPH) would make for a super-soulful homecoming date. So long are you're not the type to be embarrassed by your date bursting out into song...and so long as you keep him away from redheads and horses.

6. Gilbert Blythe, Anne of Green Gables

Blythe by name and blithe by nature, Gilbert’s been our crush since childhood. He can be a teaser (remember “Carrots”?), but we like a guy we can banter with. We wouldn’t mind being his kindred spirit!

7. Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

And how could we forget Mr. Darcy? If we didn’t bring him to homecoming, who else would turn up their nose and say in a refined English accent, “Football has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world: any savage can throw a pigskin.”

Which fictional character would you love to take to Homecoming?

Topics: Books, Life
Tags: dr. horrible's sing-along blog, the princess bride, homecoming, pride and prejudice, narnia, buffy the vampire slayer, fictional characters, anne of green gables, the lord of the rings

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About the Author
Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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