Fandom Friday: 5 Fictional Characters I Most Identify With

fandom friday, fandom, geek anthropology, pop culture, depepi.com

This fandom Friday is a mischievous one. Why? Because we have to name 5 fictional characters we most identify with! And let me tell you: trying to name all 5 has been challenging! Okay, here we go!

1. Loki of Asgard.

fandom friday, fandom, geek anthropology, pop culture, depepi.com, loki, loki's army, lokisarmy, tom hiddleston

Not only I like Loki of Asgard, I heavily identify with him. From Thor, the first movie, I was supporting his cause because he had been bullied, he was the shadow of Asgard, and because he is the nerd of Asgard. Let’s face it: Loki is the most intelligent guy in Asgard and he is funny! Mischievous, sassy and classy. I identify with him because of those reasons, but also others that you can find in the comics, not only in the MCU. Besides, his female version rocks.

He is intelligent, resourceful and yet temperamental. Plus: he does magic. And since I love magic and mysteries, well, then you got the perfect recipe for me! However one of the strongest points for me to identify with him is that he is an alien among peers. He is the adopted Jotun son of Odin and Frigga. He is a stranger in Asgard who is misunderstood. He tries everything to fit in before starting wiping out an entire race. In a way, I just feel like him. Living abroad for 8 years+ has made me an alien at home. So, yes, I feel like him on a daily basis. Don’t worry: I won’t wipe out the town.

2. Bilbo Baggins.

fandom friday, fandom, geek anthropology, pop culture, depepi.com, hobbit, bilbo baggins, LOTR

An unexpected character, maybe? He is strong, and had the guts to let the ring onto the floor before going to Rivendell (in the Fellowship of the Ring). Bilbo, proud of being comfortable on his couch, decides to go for an adventure. He grows with it, knows more about himself and does courageous things. He is not the same person that leaved home when he returns back.

Much as Bilbo, I did go to an adventure (I even visited Rivendell) that would change me forever. And I had my personal Ring, that I gave away when the right time came: with reluctance, and with sadness. Very much like Bilbo did. The journey he took made him realize that he was a courageous person. Plus he made lots of friends. That’s why I identify with him so much. And that’s why he is so dearest.

3. Elsa.

fandom friday, fandom, geek anthropology, pop culture, depepi.com, elsa, frozen, disney

Elsa lived in fear and tried to do what was expected from her. However, she said: enough! And finally let her personality go out. I think that I identify with her for that very reason. Not only she is strong and has a wonderful heart: she let herself free and show up her personality as it is. You either like it or not.

She was closed in the castle away from people, like in a cocoon, and while she was in fear, things seemed to me astray. Just when she started to be herself without any fear, she got success. Love her for that!

4. Gamora.

fandom friday, fandom, geek anthropology, pop culture, depepi.com, gamora, guardians of the galaxy

Yay! Another alien! This time in green: Gamora. The badass member of Guardians of the Galaxy happens to be a weirdo. She is strong, intelligent, and has survived his evil daddy Thanos. Adopted again, and trying to fit despite a very weird past as an assassin. She has to be strong among men, too.

Why I like her? Why I like to identify with her? She is resourceful, can manage herself, and she knows exactly what she wants. She will knock you down if you try something stupid, and knows how to handle tough situations. Do you need more reasons?

5. Sherlock.

fandom friday, fandom, geek anthropology, pop culture, depepi.com, sherlock

And finally Sherlock. Why? Because he is very intelligent, but he is misunderstood and judged by others because he is quite eccentric. Though I am no sociopath, I do relate onto being misunderstood and judged by just being myself. I also relate with his way of researching and making experiments. Though I don’t experiment like him, I do have a mess around me while I am immersed into a project. And yes: other people might knock onto my door or even talk about food, but while I am in it, nothing else exists.

Sherlock also sees connections into his brain in an unconventional way. I also do “unconventional connections” that might seem weird or surprising at times, but that might be funny or useful as well.

And these are the 5 fictional characters I most identify with. What about you? Tell me in comments, and leave your blog link in them if you want.


The idea of 5 Fandom Friday was started up by Super Space Chick, and I found it out at the Nerdy Girlie.

About pepi

A Geek Girl interested in Geek Anthropology, comic books, books, Superheroes and discovering all about pop culture.

View all posts by pepi →
  • Charlotte Roberts

    Oooh I’m loving all your choices! I’ve learned so much about my fellow bloggers with this weeks 5! Bilbo was a great choice!

    • Thank you! <3 I love what others have written too! I found out that many people love Hermione! She didn't really made it into my top 5, but she's awesome too!
      AND yeah! Love Bilbo!! <3 For me he is special.

  • Hannah

    Love your picks, especially Bilbo and Gamora. I don’t think I’ve seen them on anyone else’s list. It’s so cool to see all the different characters everyone chose, I feel like I got a better sense of who everyone is from this week’s #5ff.

    • Thank you! I feel Bilbo is very dear to me, & Gamora is also close to me 😉 I agree with you, I got to make a better idea of everyone too thanks to this week’s topic. I also think it was tough, because you give away a bit of yourself in it. Perhaps more than other weeks. But I loved reading everyone’s posts 😀 It was a good topic.

      • Hannah

        Yea definitely felt a little bit more exposing than the past #5ff

        • Yes!! It was!! Perhaps because of that this was challenging and interesting.

  • I forgot about Elsa! Ack

  • Melissa (Eris)

    Loki and Sherlock are misunderstood geniuses. Both are also charming in their own ways