(Disclaimer: I am aware of all the typos, but I am pregnant and grumpy and kids were hanging on me and I was tired. So I'm not changing them. I am to lazy and Id rather just read other blogs now. mmmkay)
The underdogs in stories are my absolute all time favorites. They are the ones I always cheer for and the ones I fall in love with. I'm not talking about the "typical" obvious underdog. I tend to like the actually underdog and people go "HUH?" when I tell them I love them!
Darth Vadar. Originally Anakin Skywalker. He was said to be the chosen one. At a young child he was put into slavery with his mother and later taken by some Jedis to train, even tho he was to old at 8. He soon realized he was stronger than his master and became bitter having to reign in his power. He fell in love with Padmé Amidala and they had to get married in secret as he was not allowed to as a Jedi. He got her pregnant and had dreams about her dying during birth. Being afraid of this because he had already lost his mother he asked for help and was soon tricked into joining the dark side. He became Dark Vadar after being completely mutilated by his own master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Padme did end up dying during child birth but due to a broken heart. Anakin, now Darth believes that his wife died with his unborn child still in her womb he becomes the most terrifying character of the eighties. Even in the last movie/book where it is proven that he was in fact the chosen was when he sacrifices himself for the son he didn't realize had survived.
I love this character. He was so hated and so feared. He was on top of the power chain but was still an underdog for having lost everything he had. His power was based on pain and lies. Underdog!
Severes Snape. One of the best love stories if you ask me. I actually had a little discussion with my editor once about Severes Snape and why I love him. Her argument was that he was mean. And she is right. He is mean. He is nasty, oily, bitter and unforgiving. Even J.K. Rowling didn't intent for him to be the hero like he became. But in the end he was the one that made everything possible. He gave his life for the woman he always loved, even if it meant protecting her son; the very thing that caused him so much pain. I love Snape. And not even my amazing editor can change that. (Altho she has power if other areas.)