I decided to do something a little different with the blog this week. After reading several other blogs, I got the idea to do a list. Originally, I was going to start with a list of 10, but I couldn’t come up with 10 if you turn an 8 on its side it makes an infinity sign (which is way cooler than a 10).
Some of my favorite characters are ones that, should I ever encounter in real life, I’d be sure to stay on their good side. I opted to use this as inspiration for my list. Enjoy!
Jason is smart. It would be important to stay on his good side for a couple reasons. First off, really difficult homework that’s due at midnight and you haven’t started it yet has a chance of actually being completed if you have a friend like Jason. Sure, it might cost you a slight headache after listening to a few hours of rambling you don’t understand – but at least your homework will be on time. Second, with as smart as Jason is, if he really hated you, he could probably come up with some really creative way to get his revenge, and you would never see it coming.
If looks could kill, Melody’s would be dangerously deadly. She appears periodically throughout Dark Side of the Horse. Personally, I think she’s adorable. When she gets annoyed, frustrated, or upset about something, though, she has one of those looks that makes your soul shiver. Poor Horace.
I don’t understand why Phoebe is so picked-on. Her best friend is a unicorn. If I knew someone who had a unicorn for a best friend – I’d want them to be my best friend! Plus, if you give Phoebe any trouble, she could just ask Marigold to use her powers on you … or head-butt you.
Lola is such spunky old woman. I just can’t help but love her – and be slightly intimidated by her. She’s the kind of person that having as a best friend would always be an adventure, but upsetting might result in some crafty payback.
4. The Target Cashier
Just look at panel three. I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side. I can only imagine her yell is absolutely terrifying.
I’m relatively positive the Target Cashier from Just Say Uncle took lessons from Lucy. She’s a little girl with a huge temper! It may be easiest to avoid Lucy altogether rather than try to stay on her good side.
I feel the image itself should be explanation enough as to why you should never get on Rat’s bad side. But, just in case you don’t see anything wrong with throwing neighbors off a cliff, I will continue to explain. Rat, main character of Pearls Before Swine, has no soul and is proud of it. He loves himself and material things. He’s also hilarious. He’d be a great addition to your friend group, as he always supplies a good laugh. Just don’t do anything to upset, offend, or slightly annoy him or you might find yourself questioning your chances of survival.
Sweet, little, innocent Susie? Why would you need to worry about upsetting this Calvin and Hobbes sweetheart? Just ask Calvin. She’s a spunky little girl who won’t tolerate anyone giving her a hard time.
There you have it. These 8 characters are best if you keep them on your side. Even though they are slightly intimidating, we can’t help but love them! After all, our favorite comics would be missing something without them.
Comment below to add to the list!