Fandom Mashups is a great feature hosted by Micheline. Every week, a unique fictional scenario is proposed, and everyone then builds their personal dream team of five fictional characters from five different fandoms to complete the task! Anyone is welcome to join in, just make sure to link back to Lunar Rainbows.
This week: You’ve discovered that you have the unique ability to learn and practice MULTIPLE different kinds of magic. Choose 5 mentors to teach you the ways of their world?
Ah, this week’s topic is so much fun – it did take me AGES to choose five though. Here’s what I’ve eventually settled on…
1. Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
Let’s be honest, the first thought on everyone’s mind for this one was learning the magic of Harry Potter right?! I debated for a while over who I’d want to be my teacher, but eventually decided on Lupin: I think he’d be super patient, and I could probably talk him into chocolate as reward for nailing something/commiseration when I couldn’t get something.
2. Polgara (The Belgariad/Mallorean)
The David Eddings books are the books that got me into reading – and fantasy – as a kid, and I would LOVE to meet up with one of the characters and learn how to use their magic. The magic system is pretty simple (the will + the word) so hopefully it’d be one I could pick up the basics of reasonably quickly.
3. Kvothe (Kingkiller Chronicles)
Kvothe is basically a magical prodigy, and there are multiple magic systems in the series, so I’d hope I could get on with at least one of them. Plus I like the idea of having multiple
4. Gandalf (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings)
An obvious choice, but it just has to be done, doesn’t it?!
5. Rowan Whitethorn (Throne of Glass)
I almost went for Manon (because I love Manon) or Lysandra (because woo, shapeshifting) or Aelin herself (because hanging out with her would be awesome) but I eventually settled on Rowan. Although he’s not the most patient teacher out there, somehow I think he’d be more patient than Aelin herself…