Top Ten Tuesday: Characters Who’d Make Good Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, we’re talking about characters who would make great leaders!


Nasuada // Eragon by Christopher Paolini // I know that she actually is a leader/ruler in the series. I think she is just such a great leader, that I had to put her on this list. She listens to her advisers but doesn’t let them control her. She makes tough decisions, overcoming her personal feelings on matters for the better of the Varden. I just… She’s incredible.

Julius // Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers #1) by Rachel Aaron // Julius, the Nice Dragon. At first, I wouldn’t have considered him a leader because he’s basically been hiding from his family for years. He’s content, as long as they leave him alone. But then I think of the adventures he goes through, the way he learns to stand up to people, and how he always tries to do the right (and nice) thing. And I know I would trust him to lead my country. 

Elend // The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson // I find Elend to be very interesting. He just has such an idealistic view of the world. It’s adorable. He has all these great ideas of how to improve society when given a chance. But facing the reality, he realizes that this ideal will most likely never succeed. Instead, you’ll need to compromise.

Elisa // The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Girl of Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson // Another woman I would trust with my life -and country. She’s such a naive girl at the start. But she just grows so much as a leader and woman, and I admire her.

Aragorn // The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien // NO EXPLANATION NECESSARY.

Gwen // Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan // I know that Gwen is technically a side character in these stories. But I can’t help but think that she would make a wonderful leader. She’s capable, smart, compassionate and caring -and she doesn’t judge people based on appearance, etc. 

Verity // Assassin’s Apprentice (Farseer #1) by Robin Hobb // I feel like I don’t really need to explain this one. I was supporting Verity 100% while reading this trilogy. Do I think he’s always right or flawless? Of course not. That’s not the point of being a leader either. 

Those are 7 characters I think would make good leaders. Do you agree with me on these? Let me know which characters you think would make great leaders!

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