Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Characters Who’d
Make Terrible Hostages
So with most freebies, the nonsensical topics have voted amongst themselves to see which one is deserving of being featured. And this one will do. Some of these options may fit more for the “captive” definition rather than “hostage” but let’s just assume the context is the same and that there are people wanting them to be freed.
It’s either a brilliant idea to be annoying because it takes the villainy fun out of it or they’re hoping to get maimed or something idk. These are my own thoughts as to them being annoying…
By virtue of simply not caring for his antics during my academic study of Catcher, Holden would make a terribly annoying captive. Phony phony phony.
User submitted by Jenna @ Reading With Jenna: “…she’s just super annoying and never does what she’s told.”
This Deus ex machina terminator priest dude would probably preach a lot of nonsense and I ain’t about that life. Not even gagging him would do anything.
Joy (Inside Out)
If I was a villain (wait, am I not?), you know how unhappy I’d be if Joy was in the ranks of those captured. She’d be all smiles in the most dire of situations.
More power to you if you enjoy Mare as a character. It’s just that in GS, she was insufferable to follow. Anyonecanbetrayanyonecanbetrayanyone.
As the captor, you’d be like “eat up” and drop a tray of stale white bread knowing that Cady hasn’t eaten in days. And she’ll be like “um, this isn’t 12-grain…“
Robin Arryn or Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
Both would probably be crying and I simply cannot deal with either child.
Reasons why you should profile the victims you choose to hold captive before you actually go about doing it: they’d easily escape, or worse, your villainous monologue will be met with [your] death.
You know, I really could have gone with any Dreg (with the exception of Wylan…maybe). But see here: Jesper is undeniably my favorite character from Six of Crows so I must choose him. I’m sure his wit could be annoying but it’s his skill-set that you don’t want.
Because the question becomes: “…uhhhh who?”
The YA Jason Bourne. Basically.
Rocket Raccoon (Galaxy of the Guardians)
He’ll make it the 24th escaped prison yaaaaap.
Competent might be a stretch but your interrogation tactics got nothing on these itty bitty yellow dudes; they’re professionals at evading danger.
Killgrave (Jessica Jones)
Unless you do what they did in the show.
Helena (Orphan Black)
Secret: give the promise of unlimited food and maybe she’d be captive willingly…
Ava (Ex Machina)
Only those who have seen this film (it’s a good film, by the way) may understand this character featuring artificial intelligence.
Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)
The funny thing about this choice isn’t that Reddington is competent himself, it’s that he smartly surrounds himself with others who have the skills necessary to bust him out.
Tried to read 10 per category, and I’m sure there are more that would fit either one, but that’s all I got.
But you tell me: would you rather hold captive someone who’s incessantly annoying or someone who may have the skills to escape?