My Favorite Secondary Characters

I love secondary characters. They are the good stuff in a book. The best friend, the comic relief, the valley between the mountains, the tension relievers. My problem with secondary characters is that in my own work, they tend to try to take over. Case in point, the heroine of my current WIP was a secondary character in a previous book who I toned down in revisions of said earlier book. After that, I vowed never to write her story. I lost.

So in honor of my conniving heroine-who-used-to-be-a-secondary-character, I’m going to share some of my favorite secondary characters with you:

Samwise Gamgee
Fabulous psycho “stage-five clinger”. Isla Fisher was hilarious as Gloria Cleary in Wedding Crashers. And she’s got the best eyes.

So who are your favorite secondary characters?