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This post is courtesy of Martin Septim.
Poll #1872578 Fictional Character Crush Poll

Do you get crushes on fictional characters?

Oh deities, YES, all the time, it's actually quite embarrassing.
6(20.7%)
Yes, only sometimes, but when I crush, I fall hard.
9(31.0%)
Meh, occasionally, if the character's really interesting or the actor is cute.
9(31.0%)
No, my crushes are reserved for real people.
4(13.8%)
No, I don't get crushes on anyone.
1(3.4%)

I get crushes on the following types of fictional character:

People in books (text-only).
20(21.5%)
People in graphic novels and/or manga.
11(11.8%)
People on tv and/or in film (played by live actors).
23(24.7%)
People in animation (with voice actors only).
8(8.6%)
People in plays or musicals (played by live actors).
13(14.0%)
People in video games (with voice actors).
6(6.5%)
People in video games (without a voice actor).
3(3.2%)
Non-human people.
9(9.7%)

If your fictional character is played by an actor, do you also get a crush on the actor?

Yes, always.
0(0.0%)
Sometimes.
9(39.1%)
Only if the actor resembles the character in real life.
6(26.1%)
Actually, it's the other way round - I fancy the character BECAUSE of the actor.
1(4.3%)
To be honest, the actor gets in the way - I prefer *my* brain's version of the character.
7(30.4%)
Apparently, I have a type. And that type is "depressed emperors".

Specifically: intelligent, introspective emperors who have just suffered an incredibly traumatic event that's left them with PTSD & having to rapidly come to terms with a massive change in worldview; who have only a handful of friends in the world who see them as a man rather than a figurehead; who are desperately lonely and scared.

Gregor Vorbarra, you have a lot to answer for. But at least you're in a book. A whole series of books, in fact, and you gradually become less emo as you grow older.

Martin Septim is in a 6 year old video game, with crappy textures, a scary lack of facial animations, & what we in the Sims community call "broken-ass wooden hair" (i.e. his long hair isn't meshed to move). And he's voiced by Sean Bean. If I admit to fancying him, people might think I have a thing about Sean Bean. I totally don't! I might fancy his Martin voice, but that's really not the same as fancying him. It's the emo emperor and his scripted tragedy that does it for me.

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clawfoot From: clawfoot Date: 15th October 2012 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
*I* have a thing for Sean Bean.
baratron From: baratron Date: 15th October 2012 18:46 (UTC) (Link)
And nothing wrong with that! It's just that I don't.

According to Tumblr, every character played by Sean Bean has to die. To the point where this should actually be considered a spoiler for the game.
clawfoot From: clawfoot Date: 15th October 2012 18:52 (UTC) (Link)
All the more Sean Bean for me! :)

And yes, he does have a tendency to die horribly in everything he's in. :)
elynne From: elynne Date: 15th October 2012 18:59 (UTC) (Link)
And then I write fanfic. Lots of fanfic. So much fanfic...
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 19:03 (UTC) (Link)
Darleen in Roseanne was a formative crush so I'm trying to tickybox this one both ways :)

But I don't think I have that strong a response to anyone in fictional worlds in recent times.
baratron From: baratron Date: 15th October 2012 21:51 (UTC) (Link)
I thought you were well-known, indeed FAMOUS, for your Epic Appreciation of Wenches in Doctor Who?

Or is that someone else who just looks like you?
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 22:06 (UTC) (Link)
Serious eyecandy versus crush. I think of them as different anyway! I don't worry over whether it is that I want to (a) be or (b) have Amy Pond!

If it's tuning in mostly to admire the pretty rather than for "following the plot" reasons I will have to rewrite my answer quite substantially...
artremis From: artremis Date: 15th October 2012 23:17 (UTC) (Link)
sadly "The Girl who Waited" showed you can't have 2 Amys in one tardis
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 23:20 (UTC) (Link)
Give me the cloning technology and I'll settle for 2 Amys in one bed! :D
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 15th October 2012 22:11 (UTC) (Link)
(also, if LJ had a "like" button I'd be clicking it on that comment so hard...)
griffen From: griffen Date: 16th October 2012 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
Miles Vorkosigan. 'Nuff said.
otterylexa From: otterylexa Date: 16th October 2012 17:05 (UTC) (Link)
Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5), Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Bones (TV, not books) and Ziva David (NCIS).

I guess my type is highly competent kick-ass brunettes.

Also, Bones is that incredibly rare thing, a universe where I prefer the TV series based on the books to the books themselves.

If I had to pick from the Vorkosiverse, I'd pretty much go for Miles' love interests: Taura, Elena, Elli, Bel
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