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The Most Memorable Fictional Characters of 2014

TIME's list, plus a few additions of our fave characters from this year!
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TIME magazine published its list of 15 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2014 recently. Have you ever given a thought about who's on your list, Candy Girls? Here are 5 of our favorites from the list, and 5 additions which we think are worthy of mentions, too.

  1. Hello Kitty. This year, the world discussed whether Hello Kitty was really a cat or a girl after an article published on The Los Angeles Times claimed that she's not a cat. This report had the world going nuts, but Sanrio later clarified that the character is a "personification of a cat," so she is indeed a cat. All was right in the world again.

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  2. Katniss Everdeen. The Girl on Fire from The Hunger Games trilogy has become a symbol of feminism and rebellion. Proof? The three-finger salute from the film also became a rallying symbol for protesters in Thailand and Hong Kong.

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  3. Star-Lord. Guardians of the Galaxy became such a huge hit that it made massive earnings when it hit cinemas, and the original movie soundtrack (Awesome Mix: Volume 1) which was a collection of old-school hits left to Peter Quill's character skyrocketed to the top of the charts.

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  4. Elsa. While Frozen was released in 2013, it was this year that the Queen of Arendelle proved that she was indeed an icon. Her song, "Let It Go," was a staple everywhere this year and the TV series, Once Upon a Time, included her on the show which resulted to an increase in ratings. And also the Queen Elsa figurine has surpassed Barbie as the best selling toy in the USA.

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  5. Amy Dunne. The Gone Girl character may not be suitable for young audiences (be careful when you decide to watch the movie), but her complex character from Gillian Flynn's novel of the same title spiked discussions worldwide about how dark male and female characters are portrayed and also how dark marriages can sometimes be.

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  6. Baymax. The big marshmallow robot has been a favorite this year, too. Designed to be a non-threatening health care provider, Baymax showed us that keeping yourself healthy and even healing shouldn't really look scary.

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  7. Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace Lancaster. The characters of The Fault in Our Stars has given the world a new glimpse of young love—something that takes a risk no matter what.

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  8. Groot. Another Guardians of the Galaxy character makes it to the list. He may only know a few words, but Groot showed us that friendships bring out the best in you, something that you never knew existed before your company came around.

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  9. Peeta Mellark. Katniss Everdeen's tribute partner also deserves a mention this year. Those who haven't read the books yet were a bit shocked with the ending of Mockingjay Part 1, questioning Peeta's love and sanity which the Capitol played with when they captured him. But with guns pointed at his head, Peeta still proved that love reigns supreme and warned District 13 that an attack is about to happen.

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  10. Gwen Stacy. Spider-Man's OTL may have already left his world, but Gwen's commanding attitude (girl knows she's the boss) and her smart choices (education over boy troubles because she's still young) in life will always serve as a source of inspiration for many.

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Which fictional characters were most memorable for you this year, Candy Girls? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @candymagdotcom. :)

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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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