When Seraphina emerges totally unharmed from the wreckage of a plane crash, everybody wants answers. The trouble is, she can’t remember anything about her life before the crash. In Unremembered by Jessica Brody, Seraphina tries to work out who she is, how her world works, and above all, why she survived.
Seraphina’s miraculous escape from certain death got us thinking about our favorite survivors. Against all odds, they make it through deadly obstacles to go on fabulous adventures. Which of these characters can survive anything the world throws at them? Vote for your favorite below, and let us know which ones we missed in the comments!
Everyone on Oceanic Flight 815
When Oceanic Flight 815 falls out of the sky, its passengers must survive on a tropical island. Sounds like your average wilderness survival story, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, they’ve crash-landed on the most confusing island in the history of islands. What with the smoke monster, polar bears, mysterious and hostile bearded men, not to mention time travel portals, it’s a miracle these guys made it past the first episode.
Katniss and Peeta
It’s pretty impressive for one competitor to live through the Hunger Games, since there’s about a 95% chance you’ll die. But Katniss and Peeta do the impossible: They BOTH survive. They’re both totally fearless and crazy good at staying alive (okay, especially Katniss). With a little teamwork, a few key skills, and a lot of romantic tension, they make it out together.
Brian thinks he’s just headed to his dad’s house for the summer, but when his plane crashes, he’s left to fend for himself in the Canadian wilderness. With only a hatchet, Brian manages to hunt, build shelter, light fires, and survive. It’s pretty impressive for anyone, but when you consider the fact that he’s only thirteen?
After their tribe leaves them behind, Karana and her brother are stuck on a remote island during the late 19th century. When her brother is killed by wild dogs, Karana’s left totally alone. But it’s fine—someone in her tribe has to come back for her, don’t they? Actually, she ends up trapped there for 18 years. The craziest part? It’s based on a true story!
When Pi is shipwrecked, he spends more than 200 days just floating on a boat in the middle of the ocean. His ability to survive is pretty impressive, and we don’t know about you, but we’d be pretty bored chilling on a boat for most of a year. At least he has a traveling companion! Oh, wait, it’s a tiger . . . well, hopefully it’s not too hungry.
Not only does Aang survive being frozen into an iceberg, he survives for a hundred years. After all that time, he looks and acts just like a kid. It’s got to be a little depressing to wake up and realize you’re the last of your kind, but Aang manages to be awesome all the same. Even at a 112 years old, he still kicks Fire Nation butt.
Which of these fearless survivors is your favorite? Vote now! Which characters did we forget? Let us know in the comments!
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