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This is a dangerous game to play with any fantasy books, because suddenly you’re up to fight a dragon. Do I want that? Young adult romances would just have me at the edge of the drama, scheming about how to avoid most of it and bring peace. I saw through my favourite books and all have a lot of shit I wouldn’t want to deal with. So I’m making this list with the assumption that I don’t get their personality or skills as well, unless they are magical powers.
Harry Potter series: Ron or Luna?
I’d take the place of anyone who attended Hogwarts, got to be in the middle of the final fights without dying and had a good family. At the very least not Harry Potter.
The Kingkiller Chronicle: Elodin
I’d be Elodin over anyone in that series! He’s already through the university as he’s the youngest master and chancellor. He’s not got the protagonist Kvothe’s troubles, many of them still unknown. He’s still got contact with Auri! Knowledge of shit! Mental problems is a huge negative, but who doesn’t in that series.
The Way of Kings: Lift
As a thief she’s incredibly street smart. She’s also got awesome powers through being an Edgedancer, including metabolizing a lot of food and using it to “become awesome” or create the source of magical powers, along with running around with everything sliding off her because of no friction and being able to regrow plants and other things. She’s at the outside of a lot of horrible points of the series, like for example she’s not swinging a blade on the battlefield like Dalinar, but she still is an important figure and takes on the role of being more like a spy. She states herself that she doesn’t make choices or take on the responsibility of protecting others, but her actions says otherwise and I think I would need that level of moral sense, but also not guilt, in a world like hers.
if you wanted to be any fighter, in any book, you’d want to be her. In her world there’s graces, which is different magical abilities certain people are gifted. Katsa’s ability is a big part of the plot, so I won’t spoil anything.