Tournament - Favorite Fantasy Character - Discussing Nominations!!

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, May 4, 2007.

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  1. Beowulf Force Ghost

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    Darnit...didn't see Aragorn before...

    Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    [image=http://gogeta4thebest.blog.jeuxvideo.com/images/mn/1133034106.jpg]

    Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

    [image=http://tenkai.hen.free.fr/animes/fullmetal-alchemist/images/edward-elric.jpg]
  2. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    More Firefly/Serenity:

    Zoe
    Inara
    Mr. Universe
    Shepherd Book





  3. DarkLordofTheSeth Jedi Padawan

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    Lt Col T.C. McQueen - Space Above and Beyond

    James T. Kirk - Star Trek

    David Lister - Red Dwarf

    Ra's al Ghul - Batman Begins
  4. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Unicron-idw.jpg]

    Unicron = Transformers

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Primus_head.jpg]

    Primus = Transformers

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/BerylPGSM.jpg]

    Queen Beryl = Sailor Moon

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/Dalek_Sec.jpg]

    Dalek Sec = Doctor Who
  5. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Doesn't it seem like a lot of these characters being nominated are really Sci-fi characters, not even dual-genre ones? I mean, Firefly characters? There's nothing fantasy about that show. Ditto for Star Trek, Doctor Who and most of the Transformers (with possible exception to Unicron and Primus, since they are astral gods taken physical form and are the basis for Cybertronian religious beliefs- sort of a fantasy story within a sci-fi universe; and as much as I;d love to see Optimus Prime win 2nd place for the third tourny in a row, The Matrix doesn't qualify him as a fantasy character, IMO), as they all take a more sci-fi approach and explaination to things.



    -Jareth, the Goblin King (Labyrinth)
    [image=http://uashome.alaska.edu/~jndfg20/website/bowie.jpg]

    -Mario Mario (Super Mario Bros.)
    [image=http://www.nwiizone.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/mario_smash_bros_brawl_wallpaper_2.jpg]

    -Madmartigan (Willow)
    [image=http://www.moviefans.de/willow/img/madmartigan.jpg]

    -Link (The Legend of Zelda)
    [image=http://www.infendo.com/uploaded_images/new_zelda_link-773099.jpg]
  6. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    The2ndQuest, I don't think Link would count since he is a video game character and this is for TV and Movie characters unless there's a tv or movie with him in it that I don't know about. I'm assuming the Mario you are nominating is from the movie or that tv show. correct?
  7. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    Well, I could only imagine that the only reason nobody else has a problem with it is because there's no problem with it. Of course, if Conor or others decide there is, I'm cool with that. But I think it would take a great deal longer to get up to 128 characters if we did it that way.
  8. Bodknocks Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, as I was reading this thread today, I was thinking the same thing. I mean, why even have two tournaments if we're going to include everyone from the last one? Seems pretty silly to include robots and space soldiers in this tourney. We might as well just invite anyone from any genre in, and call it "Favorite Fiction Character".
  9. soitscometothis Force Ghost

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    I agree with The2ndQuest. There is no point in having two tournaments if you are putting the same characters in them both. It's like the people who didn't get their favourite scifi characters to win the last tournament are just putting them in this one. Kirk and the Firefly characters are solid scifi. No magic or mystism about them. I don't know enough about the Autobots to call that one though.
  10. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I'm conferring with the SFF: Films and TV Mods on this matter. From the sound of things it seems I might be cutting certain nominations. I can see where Star Trek, Firefly/Serenity are purely sci fi, but what other ones do you think should be allowed, not allowed? Please give reasons why as well. :)
  11. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    In the meantime, here's some more nominations from me, seeing as how a few of my earlier ones are most likely now on the list of cuts:

    [image=http://www.wikimoon.org/images/jadeite.jpg]

    Jadeite = Sailor Moon

    [image=http://www.wikimoon.org/images/nephrite.jpg]

    Nephrite = Sailor Moon

    [image=http://www.wikimoon.org/images/zoisite.jpg]

    Zoicite = Sailor Moon

    [image=http://www.wikimoon.org/images/kunzite.jpg]

    Kunzite = Sailor Moon
  12. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    Goku - Dragon Ball Z

    Gohan - Dragon Ball Z

    Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z

    Piccolo - Dragon Ball Z
  13. Kyptastic VIP

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    I was just going to nominate all them...

  14. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    there's plenty of other DBZ characters to nominate ;)
  15. Kyptastic VIP

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    Yeah, but the rest aren't all that good.

    I'll do some villains then

    Frieza - Dragon Ball Z

    Cell - Dragon Ball Z

    Kid Buu - Dragon Ball Z
  16. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    Oh, how funny is that? I was going to nominate them next.

    And on the subject of Dragon Ball Z characters, and in the "extremely long shot" category...

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/HerculeKBS.jpg]

    Hercule/Mr. Satan = Dragon Ball Z
  17. MidnightRain Jedi Master

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    Indiana Jones (Indiana Jones)
    Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
    Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)
    Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Serenity)
  18. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I just forgot something I should have mentioned in the 1st post of the thread. If at all possible post a picture of the character and a link to a site describing the character. (i.e. Wikipedia)
  19. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    2ndQuest is correct. We have two tournaments here. One just completed and that handled all Sci-Fi characters. This tournament will handle Fantasy only characters. However, make no mistake about it, some characters are arguably in both categories so we might have a few cross overs from the Sci-Fi tournament. I leave that up to Jedi_Master_Conor's discretion to discern what constitutes Fantasy and what doesn't. Fantasy only characters. We're leaving Sci-Fi out of this one.

    The debate between what is Sci-Fi, what is Fantasy and what's the difference will be here forever. It's been a thorn in my back a few times. We're going to have to leave it up to the discretion of the host of this tournament to decide if a character fits the Fantasy genre characteristics. Should be pretty straight forward though. Is the character in a movie or show that's main theme involves fantastic elements? If so, they're in. Star Trek, Firefly, even Battlestar Galactica are Sci-Fi. Yeah, you could make an argument that they could technically be Fantasy, but let's be practical. What's the main theme of the movie or TV show? Is it Sci-fi or is it Fantasy? Base your fantasy-genre character nominations off of that; the main genre of the film or show.
  20. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Well, technically, their stories have mostly played out on a TV screen, so far as I know ;)

    But froma TV/film only perspective, Link appeared in animated form at least twice (in the LOZ cartoon and Captain N) as has Mario (in Donkey Kong, SMB Super Show, SMB 3 and SM World). I am not nominating the live action movie Mario, however :p.
  21. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    Alrighty then. I just wasn't sure about Link. I never saw the LOZ cartoon, but all is well. :)
  22. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    Reposting a nomination I did above, as the images I posted in the original have become broken and need to be fixed. (I'd just edit the original, but time ran out for me to do that.) Conor, count this one and disregard that one, please. Thankies.

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/41/Jadeite.jpg]

    Jadeite = Sailor Moon

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/Nephrite.jpg]

    Nephrite = Sailor Moon

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e7/Zoisite.jpg]

    Zoisite = Sailor Moon

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/Kunzite.jpg]

    Kunzite = Sailor Moon
  23. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    The LOZ cartoon ran for 13 episodes, airing during the Super Mario bros Super Show on fridays instead of a Mario cartoon.

    The same voice actors were brought back to reprise their roles for the two episodes of Captain N: The Game Master.

    [image=http://www.legendofzeldaseries.com/cartoonsoundclips/link.jpg]

    And for Mario:

    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/ThePantsAssociation/mario.jpg] [image=http://empiredx.com/sss/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/thumb_dvd-mario11.jpg] [image=http://tn1-5.deviantart.com/fs11/150/i/2006/190/c/b/Super_Mario_World_by_Thweatted_by_Super_Mario_Cartoons.jpg]
  24. TIEPilot051999 Force Ghost

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    Isn't that on DVD now?
  25. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Yep.

    [image=http://image.com.com/tv/images/story/zeldaDVD.jpg]
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