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Characters You'd Want as Family

Having grown up with an older sister I've always just quarrelled with, I often wonder what life would've been like growing up with a big brother. The kick-ass variety, if possible. Caring, protective... you know, all those swoon-worthy qualities. 😉 As that case stands, I met many great book heroes who'd qualify as my perfect big brother.

alec_lightwood1. Alec from The Mortal Instruments

Reading The Mortal Instruments, Alec quickly grew into my favorite character. He was the first book character I ever thought of, "Wow, that's the kind of big brother I'd want to have myself!" and I considered Isabelle, Jace, Clary, and Magnus incredibly lucky to have him. He's rock-solid, even with all his insecurities, always trying to do right by others, loyal to his last breath, always keeping a watchful eye on his family members from the background, with a quiet strength that's so often underestimated. He's the kind of brother who'll help you grow without ever pushing you.

igniteme2. Adam & Aaron from Shatter Me

They are like opposite ends of a spectrum, one urging you to take risks and the other the safety net to catch you if you fall, and yet they have the same set of core family values which transforms them right into a dream team. Guys like this guiding you through life? You can take on f*cking anything!

3. The Black Dagger Brotherhood

Being a baby sister in that family would probably drive me nuts, but it'd also make me feel strong and safe. My first pick of big brother would be Zsadist, because I feel he is the most protective, my second pick a blood connection to the next generation triplet Tehrror, Qhuinn, and Blay.

betrayed154. Cas from Altered

Although I think each of the guys has nice big brother qualities, I'd pick Cas out of this group because he is the funniest. He's cool without being in-your-face about it, someone who appears unreliable but is the exact opposite. Cas, like Alec, is the kind of brother who always keeps an eye out from the shadows and only kicks ass if you ask him to. He surely doesn't look it, but genetically altered and all, I wouldn't want to get on his bad side.

5. Marines in general

If we move away from all the supernatural kickass guys out there, having a big brother who's a marine would be awesome. Like the boys in Something Like Normal, or Blaze or Talon and the other guys by Sybil Bartel who don't have their own stories yet. The uniform sure is a nice bonus. 😛

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