I really wanted to include Christine on this series. The annoying thing is I barely know who she is, but I will try.
Christine is about 16 years old in Phantom of the Opera. She is a ballet dancer still mourning the death of her father at the beginning of the show. She is being trained by her “angel of music”, who she thinks is being sent by her father. However, she has not idea it is really the Phantom using and manipulating her. Eventually Christine became the star of a show when Carlotta stormed out of the theatre and that is when Raoul recognized Christine. Throughout “Angel of Music”, you meet her best friend, Meg. When the two meet up for the first time, you can tell that they used to be childhood sweethearts at one point in their lifetime. Christine is eventually seduced, manipulated and kidnapped by the Phantom, who she eventually realizes is her “angel of music”. She is somewhat fascinated by him it seems, but once she sees his deformed, she is terrified of him. Christine has gone through so much and has basically been used by the Phantom.
She confesses her worries and fears to Raoul. This is when their romance truly blossoms. Christine has found someone she can truly trust and knows that he will protect her. She always struggles with the death of her father. Towards the end, she gets kidnapped once again and has a tough decision to make: either stay with the Phantom or have Raoul killed. So here is a 16 girl dealing with the loss of her father and being manipulated and controlled by a mysterious guy: she goes through a lot through the course of the story. The Phantom always wants her to be the star of every show. She recognizes that it is in his soul where his true deformity really is. Christine is a very very hard character to get to know: I almost feel like it is easier to get to know both Raoul and Phantom.
I wish I knew why I love Christine, but I really don’t know why.