#SixforSunday is hosted by A Little But A Lot, and each week, there’s a different prompt, and you list six books that fit the prompt. The theme for October is Pumpkin Spice Goodness!
This week’s prompt is characters you’d be scared to meet, which I interpreted as characters who are scary or creepy, or characters who would make me feel uncomfortable. Surprisingly, this was more difficult than I expected, but I did manage to pick out six characters that I’d be scared to, or more realistically, that I wouldn’t want to meet.
The Beast from The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips – The first character to pop into my mind when I saw this prompt was The Beast from The Beast and the Bethany because I can’t stop thinking about how amazing this slightly creepy middle-grade story is. One reason why I’d be scared to meet The Beast because he’s an all-around unpleasant creature. The other, and far more important, reason is that The Beast isn’t opposed to eating people, and I would prefer not to be eaten.
Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket – Up next is the most memorable villain of my childhood, Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Even though a lot of the stunts that Count Olaf tries to pull in the series are slightly comical because they’re so absurd, he is a truly despicable character. The lengths that he’s willing to go to get his hands on the Baudelaire fortune are insane, and since he’s not opposed to murdering people who get in his way, I’d rather not cross paths with him.
Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – The Queen of Hearts is a villain I often forget about, because in all honesty, Alice in Wonderland is a bit too weird for my liking. However, she is a villain that I’d be scared to meet because she has a wicked temper, and that’s not something I want to deal with. The other reason why I’d be scared to meet her is that she’s a little bit too interested in beheading people, and I’d prefer my head to stay attached to my body.
Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl – I’m going to start this one off by saying that the last time I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was at least fifteen years ago. I’m also not sure if I’ve ever watched a film adaption of it, so my memory of this story is a bit fuzzy. From what I can remember, I think it’s safe to say that Willy Wonka is a creepy character. I can’t tell you why he’s creepy because I don’t remember any specifics, but I know that he is and that I would be scared to meet him.
Shax from The Venators series by Devri Walls – I’m including Shax from The Venators series on this list because he is an incubus. Before I read this series, I thought that incubus was just the name of that band who had that one song in the early 2000s. Now that I am older and wiser, I realize that an Incubus is a male demon who feeds off of sexual energy and whatnot, and no thank you, I’d rather not meet him.
IT from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – I’m not entirely sure if IT counts as a character, but I’d be scared to meet it either way. IT is basically a giant brain that brainwashes all of Camazotz, and I don’t like the idea of being brainwashed. Every time I read A Wrinkle in Time, I get creeped out when the characters get to Camazotz, and I would like to avoid visiting that planet altogether and to never meet IT.