Top Ten Books Which Feature Male Characters Who Kick Butt!


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme brought to us by the wonderful bloggers from The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a freebie topic. The sky is the limit! I feel like I’ve used that phrase before. Anyway, coming up with a topic is so difficult so a round of applause goes to The Broke and the Bookish. I apologize in advance if I chose a boring topic. I initially wanted to do a list of my Top Ten Favorite  Fictional Men but who am I kidding? I don’t know what order my favorite fictional men go after number 1, who always has and always will be Will Herondale. A couple of weeks back I did my Top Ten Books Which Feature Female Characters Who Kick Butt. So for its counterpart, this week I’m doing: Tope Ten Books Which Feature Male Characters Who Kick Butt (ta-dah).

Top Ten Books Which Feature Male Characters Who Kick Butt!

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(Who loves The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, Legolas, Kili, Aragorn, and just everyone there?!)

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1. William Owen Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare: Well, he’s always my number one. Seriously, if only he was real! Will is a shadowhunter. Nothing more to say. Actually, there is. I have a lot to say but there’s not enough time in the day. He’s strong, fast, smart, and he can handle different kinds of weapons. He can win in battle and he can win your heart! Corny line but whatever.

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2. Daemon Black from Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Alright, maybe him being an alien/Luxen helps him out but he is known for being the strongest and most powerful Luxen, so that’s gotta be something. We also read first hand about all the butts he kicks. Plus, he’s not bad to look at. His mouth needs a little cleaning but that’s what makes him hilarious.

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3. Dorian Havilliard from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I’m a little biased here because I love, love, love Dorian! He’s not useless, though. He might not be as skilled as a fighter as Sam, Chaol, Rowan, or Aedion but he can still fight. He’s been trained and he’s good with a sword. *spoilers* With his magic/power kicking in, you can bet your butt that he’s going to be even more powerful in the coming books!

4. Nikolai Lantsov/Sturmhund from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo: He’s got a long title to him. Too long to remember but he’s served time in the military and worked his way up the ranks. It’s not just his skill and strength, he’s got the brains! This man is a genius in war and so many other aspects. I’d follow him into battle.

harry potter5. Harry Potter/Ron Weasley/Dumbledore/Snape/Sirius from The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: Obvious choice. There’s so many kick butt male characters in this series (same with the women). These men sure know how to use their wands — and their brains. Harry and Ron may not be like Hermione but they can kick butt their own way.

6. Eddie Castille from The Vampire Academy/Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead: I love Eddie! There’s a more obvious choice for this series (Dmitri) but I’m not too fond of him anymore. Eddie is such a fantastic fighter and guardian. You just gotta love how much he protects Jill and Sydney.

7. Four/Tobias Easton from Divergent by Veronica Roth: What’s great about Tobias is that it didn’t come naturally to him. He trained extensively and went from being Abnegation to a true Dauntless. He can jump trains, shoot a gun, and those muscles are to die for.

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8. Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan: oh, my favorite demigod! (He’s much better than Jason) He’s got a natural talent for getting in trouble and a natural fighting talent. All he has to do is pick up Anaklusmos and he is set! I also love his fierce loyalty to his friends! Don’t even get me started on his powers as Poseidon’s son!

HM-19949. Legoas, Aragorn, Thorin, Bilbo, Kili, Fili, Gimli, etc from The Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien: So I haven’t read these books yet but I have seen the movies. Even if you haven’t seen the movies, did you see the gif above with Legolas?! I mean that guy defies gravity! He’s not the only one though. Those books are filled with strong men, both good and evil.

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10. Raffe from Penryn & the End of Days Trilogy by Susan Ee: *screams* He’s an angel!!! He’s a warrior. He can fight, with or without his wings. He’s incredibly swoon worthy. I mean, even his own sword misses him.

Who are your choices for male characters that kick butt?! What topic did you choose to do this week? Shoot me a comment below!


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33 Responses to Top Ten Books Which Feature Male Characters Who Kick Butt!

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  2. Love this list! Percy Jackson is among my favourite male characters ever. Aww Dorian, I seriously can’t believe what Sarah J Maas did to him in the last book! Totally agree that Harry Potter has loads of kick butt guys!
    My TTT:

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  3. This list is the best! Such a great idea!
    Percy, Daemon and Four are the best ❤
    Dorian is such a sweetheart, too. Though I ship Chaolaena.

    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

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  4. I have so many fond memories of Legolas (I even named my Neopet after him…if you even know what that is LOL).

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

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  5. Danni Mae says:

    Love Four, Sirius and Percy! I’ve never heard of the End of Days trilogy but the cover really caught my eye. Have you written a review on it?


    • Sirius is my favorite in the series! The End of Days trilogy is fantastic! I read it before I started my blog so I don’t have one on here. I have my Goodreads review but it’s very vague since I didn’t have a structure for reviews back then. Penryn is living in a world where the angels have taken over and gangs rule the night. One night, angels take her wheelchair-bound younger sister and she works with the “enemy”, an outcasted angel, to try to get her back. But adding onto that review, the trilogy gets better and better. It’s a lot darker than other angel books because this is post-apocalyptic and there’s good and evil angels. It’s such a well-put concept and the writing is great. It has everything really, humor, mystery, horror, great heroine, and action.


  6. beckmank says:

    Legolas! Aragorn! Sigh.

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  7. “He can win in battle and he can win your heart!” Haha, I really laughed when I read that. And yes, Eddie!! He is so underappreciated as a character!

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  8. Love your topic choice and your picks! Great selection of guys, also helps that they’re all so wonderfully dreamy as well as blessed with the ability to kick butt 😀
    My TTT

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  9. Daemon Black and Four!!! Love them so much. Great topic since we always see the girls who kick butt.

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  10. ChrissiReads says:

    Oh yes! It’s nice to see a male kick butt list. There are so many wonderful male characters out there. 😀

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  11. EDDIE *cries* he deserves happiness too.

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