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The Literary Character Tournament nomination thread! Final-ish list posted

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by EmpireForever, May 28, 2009.

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  1. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    Im looking forward to this. :)
     
  2. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I should have the final list up tonight (so noms are closed) And I'll start early next week.
     
  3. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay, probable final list. If you want someone on there that isn't, say who it is, why it should be on, etc. I'll make the final call and start the tournament probably on Monday.


    Abraham Van Helsing
    Aladdin
    Albus Dumbledore
    Ali Baba
    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin
    Anne of Green Gables
    Annie Wilkes
    Aragorn
    Artemis Fowl
    Aslan
    Athos, the Comte de La Fère
    Atticus Finch
    Bilbo Baggins
    Billy Pilgrim
    Bob Gray/Pennywise/It
    Brynhildr
    Captain Ahab
    Captain Nemo
    Cardinal Richelieu
    Cat in the Hat
    Catherine Earnshaw
    Catherine Linton
    Charlotte (Charlotte's Web)
    Cheshire Cat
    Cinderella
    Clytemnestra
    Conan the Barbarian
    Count Olaf
    Cthulhu
    Curious George
    D?Artagnan
    David Copperfield
    Death (Discworld)
    Doc Savage
    Dorian Gray
    Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
    Dracula
    Drizzt Do?Urden
    Edmond Dantes
    Edward Cullen
    Edward Rochester
    Elizabeth Bennet
    Emperor Elend Venture
    Fitzwilliam Darcy
    Francis Crawford of Lymond
    Frankenstein
    Frankenstein's monster
    Gabriel Conroy
    Gandalf
    George Milton
    Gollum
    Grand Admiral Thrawn
    Hank Morgan
    Hannibal Lecter
    Harry Dresden
    Harry Potter
    Heathcliff
    Heidi
    Hercule Poirot
    Holden Caulfield
    Horatio Hornblower
    Huckleberry Finn
    Iago
    Ignatius J. Reilly
    Ishmael Beah
    Jane Eyre
    Jay Gatsby
    Jean Valjean
    Jo March
    John Carter
    Jon Snow
    Kelsier
    King Arthur
    Lancelot
    Lee Scorseby
    Legolas
    Lenny Small
    Lestat
    Long John Silver
    Lord Asriel
    Lou Arrendale
    Lyra Belacqua
    Miss Jane Marple
    Nanny Ogg
    Napoleon (Animal Farm)
    Nero Wolfe
    Nick Carraway
    Odysseus
    Oliver Twist
    Owen Meany
    Paul Atreides
    Peter Pan
    Phileas Fogg
    Pippi Longstocking
    Pollyanna
    Ponyboy "Pony" Curtis
    Prince Raoden
    Prince Rivalen
    Raistlin Majere
    Rand al'Thor
    Randle Patrick McMurphy
    Rhett Butler
    Robert Langdon
    Robin Hood
    Robinson Crusoe
    Roland Deschain of Gilead
    Samwise Gamgee
    Santiago (The Old Man)
    Scarlett O?Hara
    Scheherazade
    Severus Snape
    Sherlock Holmes
    Sinbad the Sailor
    Sir Galahad
    Sir Gawain
    Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe
    Snowball
    Taran (The Black Cauldron)
    Tarzan
    The Lorax
    Tintin
    Tom Sawyer
    Tyrion Lannister
    Vin Venture
    William of Baskerville
    Winston Smith
    Yuri Zhivago
    Zaphod Beeblebrox
     
  4. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Which Monday? Today is Tuesday. :p
     
  5. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What do you mean, which Monday? The next Monday that comes after today :p
     
  6. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    It will be interesting to see who wins this tournament.
     
  7. Hammurabi

    Hammurabi Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm not sure what sort of literary figure we're going for here, but of those not listed, it might be worth including the following (the top two I would say might be essential, the others definitely worthy of consideration):

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achilles]Achilles[/link]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurtz_%28Heart_of_Darkness%29]Kurtz[/link] (the archetypical man gone mad in the wilderness)

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Dedalus]Stephen Dedalus[/link] (Joyce's singular artist)

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Moriarty]Dean Moriarty[/link] "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a common place thing, but burn burn burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."



    EDIT: Oh, and [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brother_%28Nineteen_Eighty-Four%29]Big Brother[/link]. I would say that one's worth including. A powerful and seminal figure, one of the greatest new archetypes of the past fifty-some years. Definitely deserves a spot.
     
  8. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Or the Monday that comes after the next Monday that comes after today? :p
     
  9. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    It would take years to add those to the list.
     
  10. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    C'mon, I just took over running this recently :p And my computer dying and me being without it for a week and a half is totally a legitimate excuse ;)

    So, I hate to keep pushing this back, but . . . [face_blush] I will get it up sometime this week (and as you'll see by the as-yet-incomplete thread that I'm just going to move, I really was working on it before the crash).
     
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