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Oct 11, 2015

17 Cosplayers Get Real About The Importance Of Fictional Characters

And why. Warning: you're about to feel some feelings.

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"Josh Washington. I related a lot to this character, and he's really underappreciated."

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"Louise [Belcher]. She's not afraid to be weird."

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"Tauriel, because she fights for what she believes in!"

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"Leeloo Dallas. Love is everything even when there is nothing!"

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"Neville Longbottom, because bravery comes in all forms."

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"The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! Smart, sassy, and kicker of butts!"

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"Stephanie Brown means the most to me because I see myself in her!"

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"I love Gon Freecss because he is my son. My actual son."

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"Black Widow means the most to me because she makes me feel like I can be strong and that it is normal to have insecurities (her face is goals). :)"

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"Shinji Ikari makes me relive the emotions I never let myself feel as a child."

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"Onoda Sakamichi lets me know it's alright not to be the 'best' at something!"

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"Phoenix because she's indestructible!!"

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"X-23. She inspires me to be better when I'm dealt a shitty hand."

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"Rogue x Gambit. My OTP since I was FIVE."

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"Static Shock. His story deals with real world issues in a superhero setting."

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"Spider-Man! He doesn't always win."

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"Hermione Granger — she's unafraid to be herself and help others."

Tell us which character means the most to you in the comments!

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