Characters You WOULDN’T Want to Trade Places With. Top 5 Wednesday.

However easy it sounds, it is quite difficult to find characters you WOULDN’T want to trade places with. I thought how hard could it be? The answer to that question is quick enough, tough as Earth’s crust. I want to thank the Goodreads group – Top 5 Wednesday run by  Samantha of Thoughtsontome and Lainey of Gingerreadslainey which has given me the opportunity to brainstorm about the books I have read till now and come up with a few characters I wouldn’t like to trade places with.

Characters you WOULDN’T like to trade places with


  1. The Tucks from Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt – The Tucks are cursed family by no mistake of their own. A teenage Winnie stumbles upon them when she finally decides to venture out of her home. The story follows how they came to be.
    Characters You WOULDN'T Want to Trade Places With . Natalie Babbitt Tuck EverlastingWhy not trade places with them? As marvelous as it sounds the idea of living forever is not on top of my list. Yes, that’s their curse. Even though a thousand things that one can do ran through my mind as i read the book, I wouldn’t like to live forever.
  2. Savitri from Ant Arambh by Harkishan Mehta – Savitri is brave, strong, courageous woman growing up in the city of Vadodara, studying in the reputed M.S College. She goes on to become an independent woman who has a tiger as her pet.
    Why not trade places with her? Her life is filled with many stories like all of us but according to me, she is a woman who is alone in all her glory. I was a teenage girl when I read this book and I would love to re-read it to refresh my memory and find out if what I felt then is still valid.
  3. Smeagol/Gollum from The Hobbit & The Lord of The Rings (LOTR) by J R R Tolkien – This one needs no introduction. Before he became Gollum his name was Smeagol and he belongs to an early branch of Scoorish Hobbits. However, the RING gets the best of him and he lives with it for too long still he retains his brains which you can see in The Hobbit novel as well as the LOTR series. His charming but horrendous actions and words deceive and achieve what he wants.
    Characters You WOULDN'T Want to Trade Places With. Gollum Smeagol LOTR The Hobbit
    Sweet little slimy Gollum.

    Why not trade places with him? Because I want to be an ELF. LOL. No?? I am serious.

  4. Nui from Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara – I LOVE MUSHISHI. It’s a manga as well as a series & live action film. Nui is a Mushi (Bug) master living in a small village. she lives near a pond in which the Tokoyami that consumed her entire family dwells. She lives there to study the Ginko that lives in the Tokoyami. She meets Yoki and helps him regain his strength.

    Characters You WOULDN'T Want to Trade Places With . Nui Mushishi
    Why not trade places with her? Again, lonely life. learned but maybe she could have done a thousand other things than staying there. Maybe she stayed so she can give life to the main protagonist of the story, Ginko. I admire her but I don’t want to be her.
  5. Elizabeth Roffe from Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon – The novel was published long before my birth but it is a gripping tale of money hungry monsters and a damsel putting them in distress with help of someone she doesn’t quiet trust until late. Elizabeth is a wealthy heiress of her grandfather’s medical company and her lecherous relatives will stop at nothing to get their hands on some if not all of her money.
    Why not trade places with her? Take a wild guess…
    Characters You WOULDN'T Want to Trade Places With Sidney Sheldon Bloodline

I love reading  and I have rarely ever thought about it if I would like to swap places with a character or not except when it came to the fantasy books. Now I think I must look forward to finding more characters and their stories that I certainly wouldn’t want to trade places with.

So got any characters you wouldn’t want to trade places with? Please share. The more unread books the better.


14 thoughts on “Characters You WOULDN’T Want to Trade Places With. Top 5 Wednesday.

  1. This was a fun post 🙂
    I wouldn’t want to trade places with Katniss Everdeen (or anyone else being forced to play the Hunger Games) for obvious reasons. Or the Invisible Man: imagine being so brilliant you find a way to turn invisible but it comes with a price: you losing your humanity (apart from your looks, of course).

  2. Oh yes and I would never want to be Tom Riddle (who ends up as Voldemort). Did the evil boy know what he would become? Also, I can’t think of her name in the 5th Harry Potter, that lady always in pink suits and obsessed with cats in her office, who makes Harry and friends write and the writing hurts their hands, scars them. She is almost worse than Voldemort. I hated her in the movie! Also, I don’t know if you ever read the book Vanity Fair, it’s a wonderful movie with Reese Witherspoon. But the guy she marries in that movie and hides the money she makes from a Lord who wants to sleep with her, I wouldn’t want to be him. He ends up leaving her and dying of disease in the British army in some far off tropical place. She’s so mean to him and he really loves her.

    Sorry two long comments.

    1. The lady you talk about is Dolores Umbridge. Scary, unhappy and evil of a woman. They say Tom Riddle can’t love as he was conceived under the effects of love potion. I don’t think the poor(in love and life) man would know love if it hit him in the face.
      I haven’t seen Vanity fair nor read the book. Reese Witherspoon playing a mean lady? got to see that. I’ll also look for the book.

      No worries about long comments, I am happy that you took some of your precious time to read and say something. I am utterly grateful for that. 🙂

  3. I have only read books you listed. I agree I wouldn’t want to be the tucks, that would be a terrible thing. I remember what the father says, after seeing Winnie’s grave, “good girl Winnie.” I really loved this story as a teenager. And of course, no one wants be poor Gollum. Disgusting, wicked, canabilistic, forever ruined by the ring of power. But I remember Gandalf saying, Gollum had his place too to play in the destruction of the ring. Great post!

  4. This is Interesting!!

    1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ( The Jewish man hidden in the basement )
    2. The Shadow of the Wind by The Shadow of the Wind ( Julián Carax )
    3. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger ( Henry misplaced in time, terrible thing to happen)

    thank you for the engaging post, Happy blogging 🙂


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