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Douglas
Posted at: Mar 16, 2008 at 4:23 PM 
My nephew Daniel loves Spiderman. If there's ever a day that he's not wearing a Spiderman shirt or a spiderman sweatshirt, I fear that the apocalypse may be upon us.

Who is your favorite fictional character?

Or, to make it more interesting, you can do a "top ten" list if you like. :)

Douglas
Posted at: Mar 19, 2008 at 7:06 AM 
No takers on this one? Okay, I picked some that are memorable to me. Some from books, some from movies:

Andrew Wiggin and Bean - from Orson Scott Card's Ender series
Puddleglum from C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia
Wolverine & Magneto from the X-Men movies
Most of the main cast of the original Star Wars movies
Ivan and Katerina from Orson Scott Card's Enchantment
Rev. Komolo from Alan Paton's Cry The Beloved Country
Harrison Bergeron from Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron
Hagrid from Rowling's Harry Potter

Mathax
Posted at: Mar 19, 2008 at 11:23 AM 
Deffinetly Spock, Then comes Data. I like quite a few of star trek carictores. There is this peice from the voyage home, It was at the trail and Kirk said I have been otherized to plead Guilty, but I have also been otherized to plead not guilty, so I'm conffused. Then spock goes, That is good keep it rolling keep it rolling.

Sylvan Sylph
Posted at: Mar 19, 2008 at 6:44 PM 
I started to reply to this at one point, but got distracted writing my list. It's still not complete, but it doesn't really need to be. It would be way too long if it was. These aren't necessarily ordered according to fondness for the characters.

1. Robin Hood. I read every copy of that story I could get my hands on when I was a kid. I still do, but I've read most of the version I can find now.

2. Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo. From the book. The movie was ok, but could in no way compares to the book.

3. and 4. Silk and Belgarath from The Belgarion and The Mallorean by David Eddings.

5. Gandalf from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

6. and 7. Aragorn and Eowyn, from The Lord of the Rings.

8. Sherlock Holmes

9. The Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

10. Aslan from The Chronicles of Narnia.

11. The Lady of the Beech Tree from Phantastes

Douglas
Posted at: Mar 20, 2008 at 11:49 AM 
WHAT? Not HAL from 2001? ;)

-edit to add: I really should add Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot to my list - my childhood was filled with Agatha Christie mysteries, and those two detectives were really caricatures - almost absurdly overcharacterized, but absolutely delightful and very memorable.
~Edited by Douglas, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:52 AM

mvr_moorthy
Posted at: Mar 30, 2008 at 10:42 PM 
Pip from "Great Expectations"----- for his vain pride and its sad disillusionment.

Albertine from "Remembrance of Things Past" --- for her sweet elegance

Janee
Posted at: Mar 31, 2008 at 2:27 AM 
For some reason, "Great Expectations" never stuck in my memory like a lot of other books. Maybe I should go back and read that one again sometime - it was a looong time ago I read it.

mvr_moorthy
Posted at: Apr 1, 2008 at 12:33 AM 
The storyline of "Great Expectatins" did not appeal to me much when I first read it. But later I discovered that it is a character-intensive novel and draws more from excellent supporting persons like Joe and Biddy.Particularly I liked the part starting with Joe's visit to Pip, the gentleman.I think it is a sad story of mistaken ambition,and misplaced affections--- and finally a gross misjudgement of human ethics and character.

mvr_moorthy
Posted at: Apr 1, 2008 at 12:39 AM 
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The storyline of "Great Expectations" did not appeal to me much when I first read it. But later I discovered that it is a character-intensive novel and draws more from excellent minor characters like Joe and Biddy.Particularly I liked the part starting with Joe's visit to Pip, the gentleman.I think it is a sad story of mistaken ambition,and misplaced affections--- and finally a gross misjudgement of human ethics and character.

R. Wesley Lovil
Posted at: Oct 21, 2008 at 6:28 AM 
One of my all time favorites is Roy Hobbs from 'The Natural'. He is a hero with a dark pass that is never divulged. It is up to us to decide just what happened in his past to make him so dark. And yet he is a hero to his team, his city and of course his girl.
Another is 'Eve Dallas' from the 'In Death' series by Nora Roberts writing as J.D.Robb. She is a woman doing a mans job better than any man.
Also 'Lucas Davenport' from the 'Prey' series by John Sandford. Here is a man who is tough and violent yet has a big heart for his all the victims in his city

End
Posted at: Oct 21, 2008 at 12:56 PM 
Since my "favorites" and tastes seem to constantly ping pong around, I'll just select from my more recent readings. Harry Dresden and Michael Carpenter from the Dresden Files series. Their lines all seem to fit the characters, despite some of the more...crudely hilarious ones.

Dresden line:
"Took cover," I provided. "In the action business, when you don't want to say you ran like a mouse, you call it 'taking cover.' It's a lot more heroic."

Michael line:
"My faith protects me. My Kevlar helps."
~Edited by End, Oct 21, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Hannah
Posted at: Nov 3, 2008 at 8:23 PM 
1. Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls
2. Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings
3. Han Solo from Star Wars
4. Enna from Goose Girl and Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
5. Betty Ross from the Incredible Hulk {the new movie; I've never read the comic book}
6, 7 , 8, 9, 10 & 11. Michael Scofield, Sara Tancredi, Lincoln Burrows, L.J., Sucre & Alex Mahone from Prison Break {Yeah, most of the characters, but mostly Alex and Michael!}
12. Rachel Fletcher on When the Bough Breaks by Kay Lynn Mangum

....and lots more, but I don't want to write them down! :D

Jeff Howe
Posted at: Dec 15, 2008 at 5:48 PM 
Will McLean and Mark Santoro from The Lords of Discipline.
Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Paul Proteus in Player Piano.
Professor Bernardo de la Paz in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Elwin Ransom in the Space Trilogy.
Jason Christianson in The Train (an Amazon Short).
Harmon Hughes in The Forest in Forever.
And, of course, Tom Swift in the Tom Swift series, Jupiter Jones in The Three Investigator series and many others.

Douglas
Posted at: Dec 18, 2008 at 9:30 AM 
Jupiter Jones. Wow. Haven't heard that name in a long time.

Jessablue
Posted at: Feb 26, 2009 at 8:27 AM 
Malingo - the geshrat from the 'Abarat' series.

Holden Caulfield - 'Catcher in the Rye'

Aang - 'The Avatar ' :) I can't resist that show, I don't care!

Rannoch - from David Clement Davies "Firebringer"

Hazel - from 'Watership Down'

Paul Baumer - 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (Narrator)

Peekay - from 'The Power of One'

Fred&George Weasley - from 'Harry Potter' :)

Mogget from 'Sabriel'

The Cheshire Cat as well & I also agree with the Hannah about the Goose Girl books, but I like Isi more than Enna.

Fessran from "Ratha's Creature"






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