When it comes to our favorite TV shows, there’s always at least one character that we absolutely adore. And we’re not talking about major crushes (although we definitely have those, too). We’re talking about the quirky, down-to-earth characters that we all wish we could bond with over drinks at the bar. Or rather, the ones who would make amazing BFFs in real life.
These guys are usually the highlight of the show and they steal every scene, whether it’s with their witty sarcasm or their goofy humor. And when it comes to their relationships, they’re fiercely loyal and they don’t hesitate to make sacrifices for the ones that they love. They’re not perfect, of course. But even with their flaws, they’re often the glue that holds everyone together and we can’t imagine these shows existing without them in it.
We’ve seen our fair share of these kinds of characters on The CW, from classics like One Tree Hill to recent hit shows like The Vampire Diaries. See which fictional characters we’d totally want as besties IRL.
1. Cisco Ramon from The Flash
He’s laid back, he lightens the mood when things get tense, and he’s a proud nerd who isn’t afraid to show off his silly side. He often takes it upon himself to come up with badass nicknames and, best of all, he’s extremely driven when it comes to helping or saving his friends. In short, Cisco is like that spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down.
At first glance, most people would assume that he’s a shallow goofball because of his humor and laid back personality. But the guy knows his stuff when it comes to tech and he’s quite diligent. He also cares deeply for his friends, and considering how loyal he has been to Caitlin and Barry on the show, we’re pretty sure he’d be the ultimate BFF in real life.
2. Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries
She has her moments when she gets feisty and she’s super opinionated, but at the same time, Bonnie is one of the most selfless and kind-hearted characters we’ve ever encountered. She’s known for putting the needs of her loved ones before her own and has actually sacrificed herself on several occasions. But the craziest part is that she’ll go above and beyond for people without expecting anything in return. Finding such a compassionate and caring friend who’s willing to stick by you through thick and thin is like finding a needle in a haystack.
3. Elijah Mikaelson from The Originals
The level of devotion that he has for his family is so admirable… and also kind of scary, when you think about it. He’s extremely protective to the point where he’ll kill for them, without hesitation. But still, we’re not quick to forget the fact that he practically embodies maturity, compassion, and morality. He valued these things way before he even became a vampire, so it’s in his nature to be kind and to seek the good in people. It wouldn’t hurt to have a BFF like Elijah because he’d totally keep us in check and have our backs, NMW.
4. Dean Winchester from Supernatural
If we’re being completely honest with ourselves, we’d probably prefer to have Dean as more than a friend. He’s a lover of food, he’s charismatic, he’s hilarious, and he’s very protective of his loved ones. But the same qualities that would make him a great boyfriend would also make him a phenomenal BFF. Like, can you imagine all the silly pranks and cheat days that would involve greasy foods and pie? It already sounds like paradise.
5. Russell from The Tomorrow People
It was so hard to not like Russell. He was the one person that everyone would want to have around them if they were looking for a good time, mainly because he was so free-spirited and he loved to joke around. But he knew when to put his humor aside and get serious, and he was also very caring and supportive when it came to his friends. That right there is someone you’d want to have around.
6. Veronica Lodge from Riverdale
She’s a bad girl gone good. Well, sort of. Veronica may have turned a new leaf and become a generous, caring friend, but she hasn’t gotten rid of all of her old ways. Get on her bad side and she’ll show you that hell hath no fury like Veronica scorned. But if she’s your BFF, trust that she’ll go out of her way to protect and defend you.
7. Jane Villanueva from Jane the Virgin
She’s a passionate, hopeless romantic with a heart of gold. But at the same time, she’s bold and she has a bit of a competitive streak. Whenever we see her deal with drama and awkward moments on the show, we always see a bit of ourselves in her. And while she isn’t perfect, she has proven to be an amazing friend. We would gladly spend our nights indulging in grilled cheese sandwiches while watching telenovelas with her.
8. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl
Yes, her insecurities made her do crazy things and she was kind of manipulative. So we can understand why this choice might raise some eyebrows. However, she did have a sweet side and she was caring, as we’ve seen on several occasions when she comforted Chuck in his time of need or when she stood up for Serena. We imagine that she’d also do the same as our real-life BFF!
9. Brooke from One Tree Hill
If we could give an award for the best character development we’ve ever seen, then it would totally go to Brooke. She went from being the ultimate party girl to being the kind-hearted, confident and successful woman that we all aspire to be. Lucas described her perfectly when he said: “She was fiercely independent. Brilliant, and beautiful, and brave. In two years she had grown more than anyone I had ever known. Brooke Davis is going to change the world someday. I’m not sure she even knows it.”
She loves her family and friends unconditionally, she’s compassionate, she’s strong, and she’s ambitious. We can sing her praises for hours on end, and this is exactly why she’d make such an amazing bestie.
10. Felicity Smoak from Arrow
She’s responsible, intelligent, extremely tech-savvy, and often sarcastic. She’s also trustworthy and kind, and she doesn’t hesitate to help her loved ones (even if it involves danger). Like, have you seen the way she looks out for Oliver and the team? That right there is the perfect recipe for a great best friend.
11. Queen Mary from Reign
She’s a great example of what royalty should look like. Mary has great leadership skills, morals, good judgment, and a sense of duty. She is also caring and wise beyond her years, so as a BFF, we imagine that she’d always be there to offer bits of wisdom.
12. Tasha Mack from The Game
Tasha can effortlessly draw a crowd in seconds. She’s snarky, bold, funny, and very outspoken, which can be a turn-off for some people. But honestly, her passion and enthusiasm literally give us life. Her mere presence can shift the entire mood of a crowd and when it comes to her friends, she’s always loyal. We really need more people like Tasha in the world.
13. Chloe Sullivan from Smallville
From day one, we totally fell in love with her enthusiasm and spunk. She was witty, smart, ambitious, and always determined to dig deep for the truth. She was also pretty blunt whenever she offered advice, but of course, it always came from a place of love.
Chloe was always there for her friends and when it came to Clark, she was blindly loyal (almost to a fault). Throughout the show, her bubbly personality did turn quite dark, but her values still remained intact. So for instance, though she manipulated people, she only did it for the greater good and to protect her friends. That’s the kind of BFF any person would be lucky to have on their side.
14. Lois Lane from Smallville
She wasn’t just Clarke’s love interest. She was by far one of the funniest characters on the show with her sarcastic one-liners and hilariously clever comebacks. She was also stubborn, opinionated, and wildly impulsive, which made others assume that she wouldn’t amount to much in terms of her career. But, ironically enough, those qualities (along with her bravery and loyalty) ended up helping her to become a stellar reporter and, of course, an awesome friend. She looks out for the people that she loves and whenever there’s an issue, she’ll always speak her mind and tell it like it is. Having Lois as a bestie would totally make our lives more entertaining.
15. Kara Danvers from Supergirl
She might be a Kryptonian hero with superpowers, but she’s one of the most inspiring and relatable female characters on TV right now. Kara simply embraces her awkwardness and we love her for it. Like, she gets nervous about first dates and giggles uncontrollably over kitten videos (that’s totally us). At the same time, she knows how to stand up for herself and for her community. She’s got a strong moral compass, she’s generous, and she’s caring — all of which would make the perfect BFF.
16. Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
To an outsider, she’s just an introverted, socially awkward bookworm who’s eager to please her family. And we’ll admit, she can be a bit of a downer when things aren’t going her way. But still, she loves books (which means that her literary references and jokes are always on point), she’s a total foodie, and she has a good sense of humor. We’d totally be up for a few movie nights with Rory!
17. Raven from The 100
Raven is a total badass. She’s tough, hard-working, intelligent, and rebellious, but what we love most about her is that she never lets diffuclties get her down. Her perseverance (as well as her interest in science and mechanics) truly makes her stand out from the crowd. And the fact that she’s willing to put her own life on the line to protect her friends also goes to show how much she truly cares for them. That, guys, is what we’d consider BFF material.
18. Clarke from The 100
Clarke has all the qualities of a great leader and friend. She’s bold, intelligent, fair, reliable, and very loyal to her friends. She’s not one to hold a grudge and she can be completely selfless when need be. But best of all, she thinks things about carefully and considers the consequences before making big decisions. Having a level head and good judgment can come in handy when it comes to close friendships! And it certainly helps that she has such a strong moral sense.