Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor/Avengers Assemble
There are some villains that fans take to their hearts, and Loki has ascended to those ranks. The men want to dress up as him, and the women want to try to change him.
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Castiel (Misha Collins), Supernatural
Google Images is full of fan pictures of Castiel with his wings out. Maybe it’s the angel’s cracking sense of humour that we’ve latched onto, or maybe it’s the coat.
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Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), Smallville
She should have been with Clark. Chloe was way cuter, way brainier, and had way better hair than that Lois Lane chick. Thankfully, there’s a stack of fan fic to right the wrongs.
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River Tam (Summer Glau), Firefly/Serenity
The love we feel for cancelled cult TV shows has rubbed off on SF/F speciality actress, Summer Glau. She has starred in Alphas, Chuck and Angel, but Firefly was where she recruited her loyal followers.
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Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), The Walking Dead
It could just be the crossbow, but Daryl is without doubt the most popular survivor; he’s even the star of the videogame based on the TV series!
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Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård), True Blood
He’s arrogant, scheming and you know he’d happily drain you dry, and yet fans don’t give a damn. Eric also has that unknown quality that makes people want to manipulate his image into homoerotica.
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