Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Leaders I’d Follow Into Any Mischief

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders (Leaders of what? That’s your decision. Who could lead a country, an army, a book club, a classroom, etc. Or maybe characters that would be trendsetters?)” I thought I’d have a little fun and for this week’s TTT, I’m listing characters I’d follow into any kind of mischief. These are characters who are natural leaders and despite the fact that their plans might fall apart completely, I’d still follow for the fun of it. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Love Before by Jenny Han – I have such a soft spot for this girl. She kind of reminds me of myself as a teen and despite all her flaws, I’d follow her anywhere.

2. Simon from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – You know those characters who you’d love to be friends with in real life? Simon is one of those.

3. Harry Potter from HP by J.K. Rowling – I’d like to think I’d be the voice of reason among Harry and his friends, but in all honesty, I’d probably partake in a few bad choices along with them.

4. Kami from The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan – Love Kami and her crew. They are always up to something and I also want to be up to that something with them.

5. Sage from The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen – I still need to finish this series, but Sage is so delightfully clever I’d follow after him in a heartbeat.

6. Astrid from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – If I was evil (and not in the I’m going to contemplate ways to dismember you, but in the actual physical removal of your limbs kind of way), I’d follow Astrid into some very nefarious scheming.

7. Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Probably not my best idea, but do you know how much I’d love to be a part of Kaz’s team?

8. Kamala from Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson – What if you also discovered you had superpowers along with Kamala? What if you learned how to control them and balance superhero life alongside her? Where do I sign up?!

9. Zacharias from Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho – Humble leaders are hard to come by, which makes Zacharias one of the best.

10. Desi from I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo – Desi has already proven herself to be incredibly driven. So what if her ideas about love aren’t the most thought out? I’d still go along for the laughs.

Would you follow any of these characters? Which fictional leader would you follow into mischief? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

41 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Leaders I’d Follow Into Any Mischief

  1. I’d love to follow Simon! He’s such an amazing character. I’d love to know him in real life. It would be fun to follow Harry too. Great list!

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  2. Fun twist on this week’s topic, Alicia!! I love seeing Lara Jean featured (CANNOT wait to finally read this one) and Desi, both of whom are in stories I have yet to read. Also fun to see the “Ms. Marvel” comic on the list. I don’t know anything about this character or the stories, but am excited because Marvel is making the new film about the character. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much! Lara Jean and Desi are among my favorite contemporary protagonists. I hope you enjoy getting to know both. Captain Marvel and this particular Ms. Marvel are actually different characters, but I’d love Ms. Marvel to be a movie.


  3. Lead you right into trouble, that is! Actually, you have enough sweet talkers on your list that you probably wouldn’t get in too much! Also, Asrid? Really? You don’t half-ass your walk on the dark side! She would scare me too much! Ha! The only one that I haven’t read is Ms. Marvel but seeing how much I love the rest of this list I am going to have to get on that!

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  4. I would follow Lara Jean, because I bet she’d bring baked goods. It’s been so long since I read Unspoken, but I do remember the characters fondly. Desi was a trip. I loved her! I think she would lead us into a ton of fun and there would be K-drama.

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  5. I would definitely follow Harry Potter anywhere! He was an odd child when he first started at Hogwarts, but by the end you could definitely see how he had grown as a leader. (Neville, too!) I think Kamala would be interesting to follow. I haven’t read her comic yet, but she has made an appearance in a Gwenpool special I read. I think she and Miles Morales had a fling–or something–in his comic as well. Her graphic novel seems to be popping up more frequently, which makes me think I should read it sooner rather than later.

    Great list!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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  6. I’d never heard about The False Prince before! And OMG I love the twist you gave this topic! It is so true and so relatable that there are some people who possess certain qualities that convince you to follow them through any type of mischief. This is a fantastic post!
    I was on hiatus for the entire month of November when I was supposed to write about this fantastic topic on leaders because of exams, so I missed it. But I ended up writing it anyway with my own twist and posting it on the blog weeks later. I couldn’t pass the opportunity!

    My topic is Leaders of a Bank Robbery Operation, LOL. ❤

    Here’s my belated TTT!

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