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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:16 pm Reply with quote  
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  Reepicheep
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Characters are one of my favourite parts of story-telling. If a story doesn't have characters I can connect with, there's very little chance I will enjoy a story. Even if a story is bad, if the characters are good, I'm along for the ride.

So what are your favourite characters? They can be from books, movies, graphic novels etc.

Some of mine are:
-Reepicheep, The Chronicles of Narnia
-Otulissa, Guardians of Ga'Hoole
-Bruce Wayne/Batman, The Dark Knight Trilogy
-Darth Vader, Star Wars
-Luke Skywalker, Star Wars
-Aang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (though pretty much every major character from this show is just awesome)
-Lysias (aka the Fox), Till We Have Faces
-Sydney Carton, A Tale of Two Cities
-Sir Lancelot du Lac, Arthurian legend
-Woody, Toy Story

Honourary mentions:
-Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
-Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead
-R, Warm Bodies

I'm sure there's more, but that's all for now.
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  Taral-DLOS
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-Paul Atreides (Dune)
-Magneto (various X-Men books)
-Thor (as described in Marvel comics and movies, not as described in other fictitious universes or mythology)
-Darth Vader (particularly as Vader, not as Anakin)
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  Darth Skuldren
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From my childhood, my favorite characters were the Joker (Jack Nicholson), Dark Man (Liam Neeson), Quint (Robert Shaw in Jaws), Indiana Jones, Burt from the movie Tremors, and Mad Max.

I still love all those characters, and in more recent years I've delved into a lot of book characters, with tons of Star Wars favorites.

But most book characters don't really stick with me. I love them while I'm reading the book, and I always look forward to more books with them, but for staying power, it really comes down to those nostalgic film characters from my childhood.
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Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
Batman (DC Comics)
Luke Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker
Obi-wan Kenobi


Those are the only characters I can think of right now that I have really connected to on a deeper level than "oh, he/she/it is cool."
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  GrandMaster
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Hermione Granger and Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
Gandalf (Lord of the Rings - at least the movies, I don't remember if he is a favorite in the books)
Benjamin Sisko and Garak (and pretty much everyone else on the show) (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Mace Windu
Jaina Solo
Obi-Wan Kenobi
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  Dog-Poop_Walker
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This is hard because most of m favorite characters are just because I like the franchise they are in moreso as because of them, but here's a couple:

Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

April Ludgate on Parks and Rec.

The Irish Guy in Braveheart

Marge Gunderson in Fargo
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^Irish guy is David O'Hara. I like him, he's a good actor. He was also in The Departed.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
^Irish guy is David O'Hara. I like him, he's a good actor. He was also in The Departed.


Also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
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“Eventually, we all betray something, Tahiri. It’s what you stay true to that counts.”

"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."


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  Darth Skuldren
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^^LOL! I forgot about that! They used him as a disguise. Laughing
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Did not know that. I'll have to keep an eye out if I watch those movies again. Thanks guys.
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Richard Sharpe (Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell; both the book and movie versions)
Han Solo
Indiana Jones (figures right? Razz )
Malcom Reynolds
Jayne Cobb
Hoban Washburne (ok let's just say all the main characters of Firefly at this point)
John Carter (books, not so much the movie)

and I'm sure there are others that I'll think of later.
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