Amph Fave Characters in Fiction Lit.

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  1. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager

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    For me right now, it would be Ras from the Dragonlance series.

  2. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Gully Foyle -- The Stars My Destination
    Kimball Kinnison - Lensman
    Darth Vader
    Captain Nemo
    HAL 9000
    R. Daneel Olivaw
    Frankenstein's monster
    Ash :p
    Thomas Covenant
    Paul Atreides
    Elric of Melniboné
    Tyrion Lannister

    Depending how far back you go, Prospero and Odysseus
  3. Sith_Priestess Jedi Padawan

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    My absolutely favorite character would have to be King Arthur.
  4. TC-47 Jedi Youngling

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    The Luggage. No contest.
  5. JadeSolo Manager Emeritus

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    Right now, I'm a very big fan of Matt Stover's Caine. The kind of guy who in the worst possible situation will just smile and flip the bird. [face_laugh]

    I also loved the main characters in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness. The society on the whole, really.
  6. citizenjohn Jedi Knight

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    Agreed. But I thought you liked Berne?
  7. ezekiel22x Force Ghost

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    1. Severian: The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe ? a torturer whose adventures personified human conditions such as yearning, isolation, and the inevitability of progression like no other tale I?ve ever read.

    2. Caine: The Acts of Caine, Matthew Stover ? ?Keep your head down, inch towards daylight.? This phrase from Blade of Tyshalle best represents Caine?s ability to fight through the most wretched and downright filthy circumstances that life can deal you, and yet still get up swinging. As far as heroic characters go, I know of no others that match Caine?s impact.

    3. Thomas Covenant: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever - Stephen R. Donaldson ? Despite (or because of) his oftentimes surly and/or downright despicable moments of self-realization and action, Covenant represents the familiar picture of humanity looking itself in the mirror on it?s enduring quest to simultaneously do great good and foul evil.

    4. Dylan Ebdus: The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem ? To anyone who ever had to face familial and relationship unrest (as both a child and an adult) by escaping to the pages and mindsets of comic books and superheroes, this book is instantly relatable.

    5. Hob Gadling: The Sandman, Neil Gaiman ? Hob is definitely one of my favorites. In lieu of dying, he decided to spend hundreds of years becoming a better person.

    6. Jamie Lannister: A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin ? Perhaps the best example in fiction I think of in terms of a truly despicable character going through a brutal bout of self-realization on his way to becoming somewhat of an honest, repentant man.

    7. Jacen Solo: Star Wars, by various authors (but most notably Matthew Stover and Troy Denning): WTH, a friggin? Star Wars Expanded Universe character? Perhaps so, but Jacen?s also a poignant example of the need to shift worldviews and look towards previously unthinkable philosophies in order to combat life?s tendency to deal cards of twisted fate.

    8. Roland Deschain: The Dark Tower, Stephen King ? A character that riffs equally off of Clint Eastwood?s The Man with No Name and Arthurian legend, while all the while consciously recognizing the intrinsic need for the epic quest.

    9. Rorschach: Watchmen, Alan Moore: A shining example of the both the danger and value that comes when moral absolutism is translated into action.

    My honorables would include Ygritte from A Song of Ice and Fire, Isaac from Perdido Street Station, Lo Lobey from Samuel R. Delany?s The Einstein Intersection, and (yes, I?m serious) Mat from the first four books of The Wheel of Time.
  8. Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master

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    Elminster from Elminster saga; forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood.
    Other that him, Muad'Dib from Dune.
  9. Cobranaconda Jedi Master

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    Rhys from the Merry Gentry series. He's bloody hilarious.
  10. Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Master

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    Althalus and Em from the Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings.

    Althalus is just such a smart arse scoundrel. He does the right thing, but he never leaves his lieing thieving past behind. :D :p
  11. DRHJ9 Jedi Master

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    In no particular order:

    Ender Wiggin

    Roland of Gilead

    Sir Neil (Kindoms of Thorn and Bone series)


    Raistlin Majere

    John Ross (Word & Void)

    Menion Leah

    There are so many I can name, these are just off the top of my head.

  12. Kryptonian_Sith Jedi Youngling

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    Tim Drake from the comic book series "Robin". Though he has book a bit dull lately.
  13. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    It's actually Jaime (Pronounce the J like an H), not Jamie, Lannister.

    Alot of my favourites now come from Martin's book; Jaime and Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Davos Seaworth, Daenerys Targaryen.

    I also love Berry Rydell from Gibson's LA Trilogy; Drizzt Do'Urden from Salvatore's FR books; Tanis Halfelven from the Dragonlance Saga; Hiro Protagonist from Snow Crash, and a bunch more.

  14. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Luis Gridley Wu from Ringworld. He's a professional tourist basically, 200 years old.

    Lord Soth from Dragonlance, the Darth Vader of the series.

    Hamanu and Rikus from the Dark Sun series.

    Conan The Barbarian the classic swrods and sorcery hero.

    I have not read alot of Drizzt books, but I love the character from what little I have read.

  15. RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus

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    Orson Scott Card's Ender Wiggin and Bean are two of my favorite characters in any genre. He may not like Star Wars, but the man can write some incredibly nuanced and believable characters.
  16. Get_in_Gear Jedi Youngling

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    Favourite character in fiction lit?

    Holden Caulfield.

    *Leaves computer... goes on homicidal rampage*

    Only kidding.
    That's a tough question - I'd have to think about it...

    Hunter S Thompson?

  17. Zebra3 Jedi Master

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    Dnag! This is such a hard topic to post on :( I'll do my best though.

    Linsha Majere
    Harry Potter
    Sirius Black
    Remus Lupin
    Captain Blood
    Robin Hood

    ... plus a whole bunch more that don't immediately spring to mind :p
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    Roland Deschain, Gandalf, Superman, Batman, Death, Nemo, Deckart, Conan, Doom, Dave Bowman, etc...
  19. JamesBatista Jedi Youngling

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    Sirius Black
    Minerva McGonagall
    Nymphadora Tonks
    Willy Wonka
  20. -RebelScum- Jedi Master

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    Shan Frankland
    Ade Bennet
    Tyrion Lannister
    Robb Stark
    Eddard Stark
    Jaime Lannister
    Jon Stark
    Jacen Solo
    Artemis Fowl
    Ender Wiggin
    Ser Mormont (younger)

    -The Scummy-
  21. Coruscant Jedi Grand Master

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    All of my very favorite characters are my own creations so... I think I'm going to have to say I'm a bit biased in this matter.

    But just a bit.

    Alright, seriously:

    Severus Snape

    Argus Filch (odd, I know, but I enjoy him for some reason)

    Horace Slughorn

    Tom Riddle (pre-Voldemort--- meaning, as a child. I loved JKR's characterizations, I think I'll go read them after finishing this list)

    Remus Lupin

    Albus Dumbledore

    Rubeus Hagrid

    Barty Crouch, Sr.

    Luna Lovegood

    Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody

    Grand Admiral Thrawn (I would list canon SW characters, but the canon novelizations have nothing on the movies)

    Talon Karrde

    Mara Jade

    Captain Pellaeon

    Councillor Fey'Lya

    Gandalf the Grey (not the White)

    Aragorn (not the ranger Aragorn, but more the Aragorn of becoming, of stepping up to his throne)


    Susannah Dean (though I haven't finished the DT series yet, on sixth book)

    Stephen King

    Cersei Lannister

    Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

    Sansa Stark

    Renly Baratheon

    Asha Greyjoy

    Asha's Uncle, The Reader (can't remember his name)

    Tywin Lannister

    Lucy Pevensie

    The Professor (from CON)

    Aslan the Lion

    That one Hofflepoff (sp?) dude (from Silver Chair in CON)

    Lyra Belacqua

    Ender Wiggin

    Heh, I'll probably come back with another list later once I recall some more stories...
  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Actually, I'm going to go with Ser Barristan.

  23. NeverKnowsBest Jedi Youngling

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    Isn't that Whitebeard? My memory is failing me.
  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Yep, Ser Barristan Belmy, aka Arstan Whitebeard,

  25. Sara_Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo, Galadriel, Harry Potter, Professor Snape, Ron Weasley...
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