Character Recommendations Based on Gandalf

Ishmael Moby Dick

A quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest

Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Though raised to think of himself as a monster, Quasimodo's heart holds nothing but compassion

Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Free-spirited, mischievous, and lacking in manners, Huck staunchly refuses to be "civilized" by anyone

Eragon Eragon

One part brave, three parts fool

Marlena Rosenbluth Water for Elephants

Confidence in the limelight doesn't always translate to power at home

Raza Iron Man / The Avengers

This ruthless militant will do anything to take down Tony Stark

Lyra Belacqua The Golden Compass

A half-wild child who loves as fearlessly as she breaks the rules

Dracula Dracula

Just because he wants to suck your blood doesn't mean he's not a gentleman

Don Quixote Don Quixote

The original windmill-tilter

Harry Dresden The Dresden Files

A gruff, sarcastic everyman who just happens to be the world's only wizard PI