I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
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I'm going to go with Csevet, Maia's secretary in Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor. The first time I read the book, I worried that he was going to turn out to be a secret traitor, not nearly as helpful and supportive as he seemed. My second time through, I just admired how organized and competent he was and wanted to hug him for being on Maia's side.