Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character?

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  1. Docmo profile image92
    Docmoposted 11 years ago

    Have you ever fallen in love with a fictional character?

    Some fictional characters are so real, so close to us as the reader that it is inevitable that we may fall in love and dream of spending time with them. Have you ever had this experience? If so what was the character - could be from a book, a film or any creative endeavour.

  2. Ellandriel profile image77
    Ellandrielposted 11 years ago

    When I had about 8 I was " inlove" with Michael J Fox from Back to the Future.... LOLOL nonsense much?
    Harmless healthy fantasies!

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am sure Marty McFly had many falling in love- he was too adorable. Not nonsense at all.  I can't get over Michelle Pfeiffer as cat woman. Phew.

  3. Mom Kat profile image78
    Mom Katposted 11 years ago

    I don't know about falling "in love" but I did have a huge "crush" on Legolas from Lord of the Rings.  Both in the reading of the book & watching the movie.

    It was funny because I never even knew who played the part, I just thought he was so attractive as Legolas... when Pirates of the Caribbean came out my boyfriend at the time said "hey look, there's your boyfriend" ~ I looked at the movie trailer on TV expecting to see Legolas.  "Where?" I asked.
    "Right there." my boyfriend pointed out. "That's Orlando Bloom, right there.  He's the guy that played Legolas."
    "Oh!" I looked closer. "Ewww.  He doesn't look like Legolas at all now.  He looks way better with long blonde hair and pointed ears."

    We both had a good laugh smile

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ha.. ha.. that is true - the character perhaps had way better charisma than his real self!

  4. fpherj48 profile image61
    fpherj48posted 11 years ago

    I have fallen in fictional love with a fictional character....to be REAL about this....YES, absolutely....more than one character and more than one at a time!  Oh my!.......but no fictional character, have I been more madly in love with than "Joe Black,"  (Brad Pitt) from the movie, co-starring Anthony Hopkins, "Meet Joe Black."
    Now, let me get back to fantasizing, please.

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Paula- I confess to some man-love to 'Joe Black' too. He looked so perfect in that movie and his demeanor was ever so innocent and charming ( even though he was death himself!)

    2. fpherj48 profile image61
      fpherj48posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm....valid point, Docmo.....but I tell you what, honey....."DEATH" NEVER LOOKED SO INVITING TO ME!

    3. Twilight Lawns profile image74
      Twilight Lawnsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree completely. By serendipity I watch that movie a couple of nights ago, and loved it, not only for the beauty of Brad Pitt but also for that of Claire Forlani.  i think it was Pitt's ingenuousness that was so captivating,,, and that hair.

  5. MelChi profile image77
    MelChiposted 11 years ago

    Ok, there's the obvious one of Noah from The Notebook, but there have been a few others that I've had little crushes on in TV lala land - not falling in love, just make believe back in the day.  If you ever watched the series with Eliza Dushku, Tru Calling - I had a huge crush on her brother, I can't remember his name.  And many years ago I was a little obsessed with Jeremy Jackson's character, Hobie in Baywatch.

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The character Harrison Davies in Tru Calling was played by Shawn Reaves - he has cropped up in other TV series since like Sanctuary and Law and Order SVI

  6. Suzie HQ profile image91
    Suzie HQposted 11 years ago

    Great question Docmo! The first thing that popped straight into my head, believe it or not was when I read "The Thorn Birds" before the series was made!!
    Father Ralph even though he broke those vows had "something" very appealing!!
    I was a teenager when I read the book so maybe a crush, but I still have that book today, a prized possession. Maybe it was the rule breaking, something with more than a bit risque . . . . .  I have other more modern fictional love fantasy's but this was the first one I remember!!

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I remember reading it at school when some of my female friends were raving about the book- great story and characterisation. I can see how Father Ralph is so 'crush'worthy. Women like tormented yet magnanimous souls .. I think :-)

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    Kit Wardposted 11 years ago

    This may sound a liitle strange, but when I was about 15 I fell deeply in love with Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    He was such a sad soul but carried himself so beautifuly, and his voice made me melt. Of course I realized that he was not real, but he was just such a romantic figure to a young girl......I still kinda love him!

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is his naive wish to do good without realising the consequences - that and his singing voice. Good choice. Not strange at all (to me at least - I liked Sally's soulful eyes and kind heart even though bits of her were falling off)

  8. JezDramaQueen profile image60
    JezDramaQueenposted 11 years ago

    So some reason I had a major crush on Draco Malfoy from the 'Harry Potter' books. I think it was the fact that he was the school bully and always portrayed himself as the badboy smile xx

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Bad boy crush. Every girl's 'edgy' phase and every parents nightmare.   :-)

    2. JezDramaQueen profile image60
      JezDramaQueenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Haha most definetly my parents nightmare smile xx

  9. teaches12345 profile image80
    teaches12345posted 11 years ago

    I had a crush on Robin from the Batman show in the 60's.  Now that I see the reruns, I wonder why!  Guess it was one of those teenage phases.

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Holy smokes, Batman!

  10. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    My own characters, yes. They become so real to me that when I am done writing, I feel a little pang of something like homesickness.  When I write, I can just picture what they look like and their mannerisms and I miss them when they are gone.

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I can definitely relate to that...

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    oceansiderposted 11 years ago

    When I watched the three "Lord of the Ring" movies, I felt that way about the character "Aragorn", who was played by Vito Mortensen.....I guess I just loved everything about his character in all three of the movies!

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      A worthy contender.

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    Ghost32posted 11 years ago

    Well...I do have the hots for the purple-ponytailed cyclops fighting spaceship pilot Layla from the animated Futurama series.  Don't know if it's love exactly, but I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.

    1. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      ' I wouldn't kick  you out of bed for eating crackers' sounds like the start of a beautiful relationship...;-)

  13. SEXYLADYDEE profile image62
    SEXYLADYDEEposted 10 years ago

    Very early I remember being in love with Atticus. I read "To Kill a Mockingbird" in elementary school. When the movie came out and he came to life I knew I was in love. A man who defended African Americans, treated them with respect and compassion. I grew up in a time where blatant racism was permitted and often rewarded. I needed to know that other types of people existed or I might have cracked in my late teens when I was attacked and beaten because I was a young black woman striving to get a college degree. Atticus my first love and many that followed him helped to keep the bitterness of life's realities from hardening me. Seeing a good and fair person in action helped me raise my children to have faith, love and compassion for people. Dee


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