Personally, I always fall for the character who is calm and rational on the outside, but you can see in their eyes they have a deep, hidden, passionate core, only ever revealed to the trusted friends and lovers, or in the moments they lose control. You can imagine how thrilled I was with Spock in the latest Star Trek movie. The problem with this archetype is that they are generally emo/angsty. I can handle this to a certain degree, but it tends to get out-of-hand. Furthermore, it's been done badly so many times that the charm has begun to wear, even on the decent ones. However, I have noticed that even with the cheesiness and cliches, I can't help but enjoy the bad ones on one level or another. Then there is the femme fatale. Classic and captivating, the femme fatale will always be one of my favorites. I believe her best performances are the witty/comedic ones. Her deeper roles are interesting, but still second place. Which are your favorites? EDIT: By the way, I put this thread in the correct place, right?