The 7 Most Crush Worthy Male Fictional Characters

 The Most Crush Worthy Fictional Characters

by

Brandy Anderson

Being single has its definitive ups and downs. The bad things about being single include that nagging feeling of loneliness, not having someone to bug (er, I mean, love), and not having a partner in crime. The good things about being single include the freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want, the milk jug and your favourite coffee mug are always exactly where you left them (unless you have a poltergeist), and, most fun of all, you have the guiltless freedom to fantasize about being with your favourite fictional characters. Oh, I’m the only who does that? Well, at any rate, on this blizzardy morning, I’ve decided to compile a list of the most deliciously scrumptious crush worthy fictional t.v. and movie characters to swoon over (there will be another list devoted to book characters later).

THE MEN:

7 . Seth Cohen (The O.C.)

Hot Spaz

Sure, his self-obsession may sometimes be obnoxious, but his neuroses are just so darn cute that it more than makes up for it. His distinctive voice and nose (if you haven’t figured out from by blog, I have a thing for noses) are only two of the things that set him apart from the rest. How can anyone resist his near constant optimism when push comes to shove? One word sums it all: CHRISMUKKAH.

6 . Robert Downey Jr.

RDJ

Okay, so you’re probably thinking RDJ is “real” and not a fictional character. Toe-MATE-o/Toe-mat-O. Whether you swoon more over RDJ as Irontastic Tony Stark, shaggy and unwashed-but-somehow-still-sexy Sherlock Holmes, Damion-not-really-Damion with Marissa Tomei, or any of his other varied hues of crazy, it’s all the same: they’re all unquestionably that mythical hottie known as RDJ.

5 . Dr. Jack Shephard (LOST)

Doc

A bad ass spinal surgeon who often teeters that gray ethical area between “good guy” and brute (torture, anyone?). He’s the antihero respected by everyone, the man who gets things done, the doctor who isn’t above bending the rules when he thinks it will serve the greater good. Oh, and let’s not forget his ‘bitchin’ tattoos. Plus, there’s that whole Jate/Skate love triangle that has to be the most bittersweet triangle in any series ever; don’t bother trying to argue that one, it’s a fact. (PS – Team Jate all the way!).

4 . Jess Mariano (Gilmore Girls)

jess mariano

The smirk – the prolific reading – the attitude – Jess is my favourite Rebel Without a Cause. One of the best things about Jess is that he combines the whole “bad boy” persona with the intellectual philosophical “good boy”. His character is layered well, he’s not your average t.v. love interest. Sometimes, he’s a total jerk to poor Rory, but through it all, there is never a doubt that he loves her. Now you can argue whether or not he deserves Rory in the beginning, but there’s little doubt when his character reappears in the later seasons that Jess has grown as a character. Plus, he’s got that quirky mouth thing; you know what I’m talking about.

3 . Logan Echolls (Veronica Mars)

Obligatory Jackass

Oh, LoVe! Logan, where do I start? He’s the obligatory jackass that we all (well, all of us who understand Epic LoVe anyway) just fell in love with even though we knew we shouldn’t. Sure, the guy has issues. Who hasn’t hosted a Bum Fight or escaped a murder rap or two? After all, we all have our faults. But then Logan goes and turns everything around with that smolder of his; you know the one. His ironic love of inspirational quotes, his witty and biting snark, those long sleeved striped shirts that hide a darkness (daddy issues), and those moments of pure unadulterated vulnerability that he rarely lets shine through just nails it and suddenly I’m a goner.

2 . John Bender (The Breakfast Club)

oh my heart

Judd Nelson. Judd Freakin’ Nelson. I’m not sure that too much commentary is needed here since everyone knows Bender and The Breakfast Club (and if you don’t, I’m not sure I can know you). He’s the ultimate thug-with-a-heart-of-gold. He’s a total asshole and yet, for some inexplicable reason, we all still love him; or, perhaps more accurately, love him because of it all. We know he’s an ass because he has to be. It’s the only way he can survive. We know, when Andy cruelly tells him that he’s expendable and that he may as well “not even exist”, Bender is hurt beyond words because, deep down, he thinks Andy is right. Bender thinks he is worthless because he’s grown up with shitty parents who tell him he is just that on a daily basis. We also know that his experience with the Breakfast Club has changed him for the better and that he, in turn, has changed the other four for the better, too. This is why we love Bender. He’s funny, pained, and real.

1 . Captain Han Solo (Star Wars)

[Captain Mal Reynolds (Firefly)]

Han and Mal

This is a “twofor”. Han Solo has set the standard for all men in my life (the poor suckers). Han is dashing, snarky, scruffy, funny, witty, and brave. His brash arrogance could be off-setting in anyone other than Harrison Ford’s (and Mal’s Nathan Fillion’s) hands, but somehow, he manages to pull it off as charming. Han Solo is a scoundrel who can also be a ‘nice man’. He’s a smuggler who isn’t afraid of doing what’s right. He is the ultimate reluctant anti-hero who somehow gets thrust into greatness by circumstance but you know he was always destined to be a part of something big anyway. Han Solo and Mal Reynolds are really sides of the same coin (Joss Whedon described Mal as being akin to Han’s “great-great-great-great-great…grandson”) so I’m including them both together. Really, how can you resist Han Solo/Mal Reynolds? The answer: I can’t!

Photo Sources:
Brody, Adam. Thehairpin.com. Web.
Dohring, Jason. Vmtranscripts.com. Web.
Downey Jr., Robert. Thelastfm.com. Web.
Ford, Harrison and Nathan Fillion. Thenerdmachine.com. Web.
Fox, Matthew. Fanpop.com. Web.
Nelson, Judd. Fanpop. Web.
Ventimiglia, Milo. Hellogiggles.com. Web.

Do you agree? Did I miss one of your favourites? Sound off below and let me know!

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14 thoughts on “The 7 Most Crush Worthy Male Fictional Characters

    • Haha! Yes, I completely agree. I can’t stand L. Huntzberger from Gilmore Girls. He’s so simpering and entitled. I don’t know how people prefer Rory with Logan H. over Rory with Jess (particularly later Jess!). And, yes, I realize I’m talking about these characters as though they actually exist in “real life”. I get lost in stories, i can’t help it!

      Cheers! Thanks for your comments!

    • Hi El! Thanks for your comment!

      You know, it’s funny but I actually debated quite a bit about where to put Logan on this list. There was never any doubt that he would be in the top 3, but I couldn’t decide which number to place him into. In the end, I had to put Bender second because, let’s face it, I have a rather silly obsessive love for Judd Nelson and his awesome nose. Then I had to have Han Solo as number one because he was my first ever crush from the moment I first really got the “Star Wars” bug at age 6 or 7! Ha!

      But, I do agree that Logan is just about the most crushworthy character ever, no doubt about that!

      Cheers,
      Del

      PS – Are you as crazy silly excited about the new Veronica Mars movie as I am?!

      • Hi Del, I’d have the same problem if I were to compile a list like this myself… I’ve just recently gone over all the VM episodes, so he’s fresh in my mind… but there are others (I looked at Mal and couldn’t bring myself to definitively say that Logan is higher then Mal on my list… ). So I think I’d have to have several number ones. There are different kinds of crushworthy 🙂 And heck yes I am excited for the movie next year! I can’t wait. I think I’ll host a few Veronica Mars marathons in preparation… and I’m hoping – silly little fangirl that I am – that they finally get together, for good. Even though it’s probably unrealistic. I really just don’t care. I’m too far gone. I will be first in line the day Veronica Mars comes out, and I’ll probably see it half a dozen times while it runs.

      • I share in your LoVe fangirl giddiness, too! I really hope it comes up here to Canada, but, even if it doesn’t, at least I’ll get to see it within a few days thanks to the backer perks! 🙂 It’s exciting that the movie release date is coming up soon. It also gives me the perfect excuse to have a full VM marathon before March 14th!

        And Mal…he’s so ruttin’ shiny!

    • Hi Marta!
      You know, I haven’t seen Supernatural yet! Crazy, I know! You’re the second person who has told me that he is awesome, though, so I really think I need to check it out soon. Thanks for your comment!!! 🙂

    • Hi allieverdoisknit! (I love the name and your profile pic, by the way! 🙂 )

      Yes! Yes! Totally! Jess and Logan are both thugs with hearts of gold, aren’t they? Well, maybe ‘thug’ isn’t exactly appropriate for either of them, but you know what I mean. They’re scoundrels who really are good guys when it comes down to it. You’ve also just made me realize that 5 out of the 7 characters that I chose easily fall into that category. Guess I really do have a ‘type’! Ha!

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