so Kate started this survey-thing of sorts over on her blog (http://www.livejournal.com/users/kateelvellon/) about men or women whom you find attractive based on their characters in books or comics. I'm a shameless copycat, so here's my first contribution to the list:
1. First sighting, for you: The Fellowship, at the dancing pony inn
2. So, what's he look like?: dirty, unshaven, unwashed, stringy brown hair, dark, slightly raggy clothes, piercing eyes; sounds attractive, no?
3. Hottest appearance in a story: has to be in RotK, not just because it's all about him (ok, not really) but specifically that moment when they're tending to all the sick and injured and someone mentions that they need the king to lay hands on people, and he steps forward from the shadows, lowers his hood to show his face, and says something to the effect of, your king is here.
4. Why do you love him?: because he is good and noble and fallible and all the things a hero should be and I'm a total sucker for that
5. Ah, but was the book any good?: OF COURSE!!!! don't be dissing LotR
6. Hot or lovable?: both
Along the same lines I'd love to add Heathcliff, but that's just too cliche to bear.