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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. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That thorn should be in your side. Anything you find stuck in your back should make you consider that your popularity in the Mod-Squad might be waning.;)

    Generally I would suggest looking to see if the series in question attempts to explain the fantastic powers/occurences with scientific theory. Trek and Firefly clearly do this; X-Files and the whole Superhero genre are far more murky. Buffy is clearly Fantasy, but Dark Angel is completely Sci-Fi. Medium I would say is Fantasy, while Scanners is Sci-Fi. I don't know how I would class someone like Batman, who is neither Sci-Fi or Fantasy himself, but deals with both.
     
  2. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Believe me, in MS, I always watch my back. :cool:

    Batman is tough. Because of Batman's nature (Ordinary man, with ordinary abilities), I'd say it's Sci-Fi. Something like Spiderman (Ordinary man, supernatural abilities) would be Fantasy.
     
  3. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    More noms:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Dndc-venger.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venger]Venger[/link] - Dungeons & Dragons cartoon

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Xander_Harris.gif]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xander_Harris]Xander Harris[/link] - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Btvs-giles.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Giles]Rupert Giles[/link] - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f9/Cordelia_Chase.gif]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordelia_Chase]Cordelia Chase[/link] - Buffyverse

    There's something fitting about mentioning "Cordelia" & "Favorite Fantasy" in the same context....[face_whistling]
     
  4. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good call on Giles. My favorite character in the series.
     
  5. Sock_of_Beowulf

    Sock_of_Beowulf Jedi Youngling

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    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Elric]Alphonse Elric[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Elric]Edward elric[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch-king_of_Angmar]The Witch-king of Angmar[/link]


    Posting with this sock feels so weird...
     
  6. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    2c

    It's the tournament host's discretion on what is the final say - so Conor - however I would recommend being harsh when it comes to the cutting floor, mate. Firefly, Star Trek, Battlestar; all sci-fi. There are many characters who are both fantasy and sci-fi, and of course they'll fit into both tournaments held in this forum. However, there's no point to be lenient - fantasy/sci-fi is always murky water, but go for the clear-cut stuff. I wouldn't personally include any video game characters (2ndQuest :p) either, as they're not really what the tournament is about.

    Lastly, I would suggest for Conor to post a list of the characters he will be including in the upcoming tourney (once he has decided on them all) before it starts. A little review and people's comments are always good. I know that from experience, too. Smoothing out nominations before a tournament begins is always best. But my first sentence still stands that in the end, decisions are up to Conor.

    :)
     
  7. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You could've just QTF'ed me. :p
     
  8. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I already know what the cuts are going to be right now. The only cuts I'm still thinking about are the comic book characters from movies and tv shows just because it can be vague with them seeing as they can cover sci fi but also they deal with a lot of fantasy / mystical elements. As for the the video game characters that The2ndQuest nominated, I'm allowing them just because they do have tv shows even though they might not be well known. Once I get enough nominations I will be posting a list of all the characters that will be in the tournament to get everyone's opinion. :)
     
  9. redxavier

    redxavier Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ron E Howard's Conan the Barbarian
    [image=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Conan9.gif]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Barbarian

    Jubei (Ninja Scroll)
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/Ninja-scroll-screenshot-jubei.jpg]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_scroll

    Usagi Yojimbo
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Uybook11.jpg]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usagi_Yojimbo

    Boromir
    [image=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:BoromirFrodoAmonHem.jpg]
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/Newline-boromir2.jpg]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boromir
     
  10. darth_paul

    darth_paul Jedi Master star 5

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    Fine, then. Vampire Batman.
    [image=http://www.scifi-toyz.com/bmvampbox2.jpg]

    (For the record, just kidding, I am not actually nominating him.)

    -Paul
     
  11. Bodknocks

    Bodknocks Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I agree with the decisions made so far. Except what's with all these second tier characters this time? You might want to check and makes sure all of the characters are on the A-list, because some of them are from series/movies I'm familiar with, but I couldn't tell you who the heck they are. For the Sci-Fi tourney, they had to be semi-regulars for television and credited for movies.

    Anyway, if we decide to include superheroes (I can see them going either way) I would like to nominate:

    [image=http://www.new-dream.de/image/wallpaper/film/batman/batman-04.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman]Batman[/link] from the animated series. EDIT: Even though his "Batman Begins" version already got the nod... D'oh!


    And also:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/46/Hironakamura.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiro_Nakamura]Hiro Nakamura[/link] - Heroes

    [image=http://www.thebeststuffintheworld.com/images/images_of_stuff/210x600/dr-peter-venkman-27972.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Venkman]Dr. Peter Venkman[/link] - Ghostbusters

    [image=http://www.xenafan.com/movies/ghostbusters/ray.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Stantz]Ray Stantz[/link] - Ghostbusters


    Ghostbusters is probably more Sci-Fi then Fantasy, but they weren't in the last tourney and are still much more fantasy then some of the other nominees here. Although, if they don't make the cut I won't mind, as long as there's consistency. ;)
     
  12. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ghostbusters I would consider both, but they have enough fantasy (ghosts, spirits, etc.) that they deal with where they'll be let in.
     
  13. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Vampire Batman. [face_sick]
     
  14. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Surprised that nobody's nominated:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/34/Frodo.jpg]
    Frodo Baggins

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/87/Samwise.jpg]
    Samwise Gamgee

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Pippinprintscreen.jpg]
    Peregrin Took

    (can't find a picture of Meriadoc Brandybuck)
     
  15. Beowulf

    Beowulf Jedi Master star 5

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/Sirius_black_hppoa.jpg/200px-Sirius_black_hppoa.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius_Black]Sirius Black[/link]


    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Jones_%28Pirates_of_the_Caribbean%29]Davy Jones[/link]
    [image=http://www.cgnews.com/images/autodesk_pirates_article.jpg]

    Though he's already been nominated, Conor didn't add a picture or the bio info...
     
  16. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/FilmationSkeletor.jpg]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skeletor]Skeletor - Overloard of Evil With A Sissy Voice[/link] :p
     
  17. TIEPilot051999

    TIEPilot051999 Jedi Master star 7

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    *smacks self* I completely forgot about He-Man/She-Ra. And I own both seasons of He-Man and Season One of She-Ra.

    Anyways...

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/2002cartoonHordak.jpg]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hordak]Hordak[/link] = He-Man and the Masters of the Universe/She-Ra: Princess of Power

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/82/Mike_Young_Sorceress_2002.jpg]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorceress_of_Castle_Grayskull]The Sorcerress[/link] = He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ec/MYPcartoonEvilLyn.jpg]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil-Lyn]Evil-Lyn[/link] = He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/She-Ra.jpg]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She-Ra]She-Ra[/link] = She-Ra: Princess of Power
     
  18. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/movie/lotr_fellowship/52.jpg]
     
  19. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Elminster

    Drizzt Do'Urden,

    Thoth Amon, the book version NOT the movie version.

    Merlin

     
  20. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Could you please elaborate on those? Like where are they from, etc. Provide a link or picture please. The only one i know is Merlin. And as for Thoth Amon it has to be the movie version because this is SFF: FILMS AND TV ;)
     
  21. Moleman1138

    Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Toth-Amon from Conan the Destroyer has to be the selection.
     
  22. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Inuyasha (Inuyasha)
    [image=http://www.messengermods.com/data/media/30/inuyasha_wallpaper.jpg]

    Skeletor (the badass Sith-like live action one with a non-sissy voice ;) ) (Masters of the Universe)

    [image=http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/images/KevinGilvear/heman2.jpg]

    Conan (Conan the Barbarian)

    [image=http://www.filmjunk.com/spacejunk/wp-content/images/movies/update_conanremake.jpg]

    Thulsa Doom (Conan the Barbarian)

    [image=http://www.eccentric-cinema.com/images2004/movie_pix_a-i/conan-05.jpg]
     
  23. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Genie - Aladdin

    Carpet - Aladdin
     
  24. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    [:D]

    I wanted to add a part about the nominations list. But I'll remember that for next time. ;)
     
  25. Bodknocks

    Bodknocks Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Ah yes! I forgot all about Aladdin.


    [image=http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0103639/ALADDIN02KP01-497-301c.jpg]
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin_%28Disney_character%29]Aladdin[/link] - Aladdin
     
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