Hey why is Carl your favourite character ?????
oh god, i’m so awful when it comes to explaining this and i’m pretty much likely going to miss some of the reasons why i enjoy his character so you may see this post being edited at one point, but oh boy i’ll try and make this short and sweet since i’m known to waffle and ramble on.
i think for me, i’ve always been fascinated with carl as he is a child within the apocalypse. i love the idea of how the show have explored carl growing up (especially at the awkward age of being an adolescent) in a world that has rejected the social structure we all have grew up in. for carl, he had to learn different skills and experience things we would never consider to happen to us in our lives and i always find that so interesting. he had to adopt and learn morals that reflect this new world and you can see that he takes this on board by mimicking the people around him and their actions. he is still a child and is still trying to form his own identity and sense of morals and you can see this through his constant shift in character throughout the seasons.
i also like him because of a lot of people hating his character. for some reason, i always like to support the underdog as i like to take a different perspective and because of this, i saw carl as a likeable character in the sense that he was complex, that he did do questionable things, that he could be seen as annoying, etc. and to me, that seemed almost the most humane thing, especially for someone his age who is experiencing all these new emotions and developments.
as well as this, i feel like carl is just so bad ass like he has been through so many traumatic experiences at such a young age that i admire his strength and understand his actions. like if i was in his shoes i would be the complete opposite to how he has responded and i think that is just such a great element to his character.
i am sure i have missed out so many great reasons, but these are the ones i had floating in the top of my head. thank you so much for asking me and i hope you’re having a lovely day!