Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.

This week’s topic is: Top Ten Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With For 24 Hours

I’d love to trade places with so many fictional characters. How to narrow it down to just ten?

1. Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games trilogy

IT may seem a little silly to want to change places with someone who’s fighting to the death in order to survive but I greatly admire many things about Katniss. She’s strong and brave, resourceful and intelligent. But I’d want to make sure that it wasn’t on the last day in the arena that her and I had our little switch of places.

2. Any of the X-men 

I’d love to be a mutant and train at Professor X’s school for gifted youngsters. Maybe I’m a little older than most of his students, I’d still love the chance to have special powers and use them in conjunction with other mutants. And they get to save the world – very cool.

3. A secret agent

Not going to be any more specific than that I’m afraid. Because there are so many fantastic secret agents from books and film that I’d love to be. From Maxwell Smart and 99 to James Bond and Annie Walker (from Covert Affairs). Just imagine what a day in the life would be like… especially James Bond – getting to drive around in my ultimate fantasy car, the Aston Martin DB9

4. Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series

She might not be many people’s first choice of HP characters to switch places with but to me, she always looked like she was enjoying herself. She knew who she was and what she believed in. I also really like her way of viewing the world. She may be Loony to some but she’s lovely to me 🙂 And if not her, I think that Chloe Saunders from the Darkest Powers trilogy would be an interesting witch to trade places with too.

5. Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

She’s intelligent and makes some tough decisions based not on what society would approve of but what is best for her. I admire her a lot and plus – I think it would be pretty cool to live back in the days when this book was set. And Mr Darcy.. he’s a plus too.

6. The Mad Hatter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The only thing I think would be better than living in Wonderland would be living inside the Hatter’s head…

7. The Doctor from Doctor Who (or any of his companions)

I feel like I might be cheating since so many of my picks this week come from TV or comics or something that’s NOT a book here’s another one. I am a bit of a whovian. I even made my mother a T.A.R.D.I.S. birthday cake this year. And both the Doctor and his companions always look like even when things are at their most dire and the whole world is at risk of invasion or being blown up or whatever, they’re still grinning and having the time of their lives. And plus, time machine that’s also a spaceship? Best vehicle ever!

8. Daenerys Targaryen from the A Song of Ice and Fire series (aka. Game of Thrones series) by George R.R. Martin.

I’ve only read the first book in the series and seen the first two seasons for the show but I love Dany. She’s so much more than what she appeared at first and plus – I love dragons.

9. Jo, Bessie or Fanny from the Faraway Tree series by Enid Blyton

I loved these books when I was little and the appeal of being able to go into the Enchanted Wood and climb the Faraway tree with the chance to meet the different creatures that inhabit the tree and the magical worlds that it’s the gateway too… incredible.

10. Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride by William Goldman

This is my favourite book. And Inigo is my favourite character from my favourite book. He’s Spanish, a master swordsman and he’s someone who amuses me greatly. I’d love to switch places with him. Or possibly Buttercup. She annoys me slightly but to be Westley’s love for a day? Oh my…


  1. Unbelievable, we have Luna in common 😀 I think she is wonderful. And I totally want to be an X-man, how cool would that be…
    I’m re-reading Lewis Carroll for an online course at the moment, so I’m not sure that I realllly want to live in the Hatter’s head… right now I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea of wonderland and looking-glass house.

  2. Awesome list! I love how completely diverse it is. Trading places with any of these would be quite an experience… especially the Mad Hatter. 🙂

  3. Love this list! I should’ve thought of Daenerys! I haven’t read the books yet but love the show! Plus, the Mad Hatter and Inigo Montoya! Of course! thanks for stopping by CourtneyReadsalot btw!

  4. I’ve always been hesitant about wanting to switch places with any character because most of them do have rather terrible things happen to them. Picking Katniss was bold! I fear I’d mostly pick safer characters like Anne Shirley (though even she has bad days, falling off roofs and nearly drowning, etc!).

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