*looks left, then right, then smirks*
Aragorn! Aragorn, son of Arathorn, Elessar Telcontar, Thorongil, Strider, Longshanks, Estel, Wingfoot, Heir of Isildur... ARAGORN! *breathes*
If that didn't prove the fact that I'm deliciously obsessed with the King and Dunadan of the North, yes my favourite character is Aragorn. It always has and always will be. Why? He saved me in the books. Nothing against hobbits, but I wasn't a fan of the hey-do, high-ho stuff that was going on for the first 200 or so pages in Fellowship of the Ring. It was just a little too keechy for me. Nearly put me off the book permanently.
But then, in came Strider, and everything changed. Strider as a character intrigued me incredibly. You don't know if he's good or bad, and back before the movies or even having any friends who've read the book, I hadn't a clue. He was very interesting though, and as the story progressed... well he became even more interesting. In the time it took me to read the first 200 pages, I finished the rest of the book, because I wanted to learn more about the character, Aragorn.
Also, I've always had a thing with rugged men with that heroic spirit and big swords. This can be blamed on my days of reading Redwall, but I loved rogues who are good, but seem bad. Aragorn was all that to me.
I don't care if he was the King, if he was just a ranger. He was their guide, their pillar. He was the doer of the story, he helped move the war to the good guy's favour. But don't get me started too much on how important Aragorn is, I wrote a 2000 word essay already on him
Plus, Viggo Mortensen did an amazing job of him in the movies.
If I have to choose a second favourite, it would most definitely be Eomer. That took me some time to figure out, after writing a few fanfictions about him and watching him some more in the LOTR movies. My love for him as a second favourite may be a little fannish (Come on, Karl Urban is wonderful) but I love his strong personality and sense of loyalty in both the books and the movies. Eomer is just so amazing. And Rohan is beautiful.
And Karl Urban who plays Eomer is just so... wow.