Welcome to my first ever ORIGINAL tag. I’ve looked around on the Internet and I haven’t come across any tags based on this amazing show, but if I missed one please let me know. I’m not trying to steal credit from anyone. Since the announcement after the release of season 2 that Sense8 was being cancelled, I’ve wanted to create this tag. Now that we’re getting some closure, I’m even more excited to spread my love for this show.
So, let’s get on with the tag!
1) Will – a character who has a complicated relationship with their family.
Natasha, from The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. Natasha loves her family, and she does everything she can to take care of them, but she has a very complicated relationship with her father, just like Will. Natasha blames her father for her family’s impending deportation, and isn’t quite sure how to deal with how much he’s changed from the man she worshipped as a child. Throughout the book she explores how her relationship with her father has evolved, and why they’ve grown so apart over the years.
2) Riley – a character haunted by their past.
Kaz Brekker, from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. Kaz had a rough childhood to say the least. He grew up in the slums, with hardly anyone to take care of him, or to help him get by. He’s a fighter, but he’s haunted by the past he shared with his brother, and the memories associated with his brother left him scarred, and unable to handle human touch.
3) Kala – a character that must choose between following their heart, and doing the “practical” thing.
Dimple, from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. Dimple’s family wants her to be happy, but their idea of happy is her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband”, not going to school and becoming an independent, educated woman (who don’t need no man). Throughout the story, Dimple struggles with satisfying her family, following her dreams, and determining where a boyfriend or husband fits into this equation. She reminds me a lot of Kala, who struggles in a very similar situation.
4) Wolfgang – a rebel/fighter with a heart of gold.
Elias, from the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir. Elias isn’t a rebel from the get-go, but early on in the first book, he realizes he can’t ignore what his heart is telling him – that everything he has been raised to believe is wrong. He has a heart of gold, and he very soon realizes that he must change who he has become, in order to become a better person, no matter the consequences.
5) Lito – an over-the-top drama queen.
Monty, from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I think about 90% of Monty’s interactions with his sister are her telling him to get over himself, grow up, and stop being a baby. To be honest, though, I can totally relate to Monty’s incredibly low pain tolerance and hypochondriacal tendencies.
6) Nomi – a tech-savvy character.
Cress, from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Cress is one of my favorite characters from the Lunar Chronicles, not least because she is so good with technology. I’m always very jealous of characters that are tech-savvy, because electronics seem to break any time I enter the same room as them. Seriously, it’s uncanny how bad I am with technology (though my mom is worse).
7) Sun – a badass female character.
Vika, from The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. Vika is an enchanter, and she’s definitely badass. During her competition with Nikolai, to become the royal enchanter, she is vicious and fearless, never backing down or going easy on him. Each time it is her turn, she does her very best to one-up him, and prove that she is better. She will do anything to stay alive, no matter the consequences.
8) Capheus – a cinnamon role who tries to make the best of a bad situation.
Percy, from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I won’t go into too many details here, but Percy doesn’t have the greatest life. Despite this, he’s hopeful, upbeat, and happy. He never lets anyone see his pain, and does his best to be their for Monty, without putting his burdens on anyone else. Basically he is the sweetest of all the cinnamon rolls.
9) Sensate – your favorite band of renegades.
The whole crew from The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken. All of the characters in this trilogy are so perfect, and I love how much they all care for each other, even though they don’t have to. They’re an eclectic group, but that doesn’t stop them from being a tight-knit family over the course of the books. They’d all do anything to protect each other, and they love each other deeply.
10) Whispers – the most terrifying villain.
The visitors/aliens from The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. The thing that makes these villains so terrifying is no one understands who they are, or what they want. They could like like anyone, so you can’t trust anyone, sometimes not even yourself.
11) Season 3 – a book or series that you wish would go on forever.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I could read a thousand books following these characters. Can each individual character get their own spin-off series, please? It’s so good. All the characters are beautiful and amazing and I can’t even describe how much I love it.
12) Blockers – a book you wish you could just block from your mind.
The Last Battle by CS Lewis. This book completely destroyed my love for this series. The tone shift was so unnecessary and disconcerting, and I really didn’t appreciate the racism, misogyny, and just general awfulness that got put into this conclusion. I wish I could erase my memory of this book and retain the innocence of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
I’m not going to tag anyone in this, since I’m not sure who’s seen the show. However, if you love Sense8 like I do, feel free to do this tag! I’d love to see some other people do it 🙂
Have you seen Sense8? Who is your favorite character? Are you excited for the new movie? Tell me in the comments!