Minor characters are less than a sidekick or a side character (but not in our hearts!) Everyone will have a different definition of what makes a minor vs a side character but just as an example, I’d consider Ron and Hermione side characters, while Lavender Brown, Oliver Wood, and Dean Thomas are minor characters. Results may vary so don’t get tooooo caught up in it 🙂
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Luna is one of my favorite minor characters, simply because she is unapologetically herself. Luna is wholeheartedly and unabashedly Ravenclaw, and she doesn’t attempt to conform to social norms in the very slightest. Her dreamy disposition and flighty nature make her the opposite of the inflexible and logical Hermione Granger, (my favorite major character) and her “Luna-isms” provide endless entertainment.
Finnick Odair (Catching Fire)
Finnick is a mountain disguised as a mole-hill. Meaning that I immediately judged him as being some self-absorbed narcissist, but he turned into a very complex character with a strange affinity for sugar cubes. #Cavities
Tib Muller (Betsy, Tacy, and Tib)
Tib was one of my favorite minor characters throughout this series because she was simply fearless. She didn’t conform to the social norms of the time, and presented herself as a strong woman who didn’t need no man (in the most Victorian era way possible.)
Magnus Bane (City of All the Things)
Magnus Bane is the sparkly comic relief I never knew I needed. He’s lived hundreds of years without giving any fucks, and it is evident in his demeanor. (Goals, honestly.) Also, Malec is everything.
Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter)
Do I need to explain myself here?
Miriam Shephard (A Discovery of Witches)
Bellatrix LeStrange, Minerva Mcgonagall, Sirius Black, etc.