Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.
My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.
From: Napoleon Dyanmite
Known For: accumulating great skills, awkward dancing
You guys: Napoleon Dynamite came out ten years ago! Okay, now that I've recovered from that, Napoleon is one of my favorite movie characters for his utter strangeness. I love that this movie ever got made, and that it broke out of indie-dom into the mainstream. The humor is co-erced from oddity rather than outright jokes, and the whole vibe is the antithesis to most movie studio fare. The plot is minimal, with the movie mostly driven by strange characters and surroundings in Napoleon's life. But yet the film is also hopeful, showing shades of Napoleon's innocence as accepting of those around him, while himself often being shunned and ignored. It's like this sweet horror comedy, which shouldn't be possible, but somehow is. Napoleon: mouth-breather, drawer of fictional animals, feeder of llamas, dancer in moon boots.
Who is your favorite Napoleon Dynamite side character?
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