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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.
Tags: i am a total fangirl, video games
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