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And who is your Swords+Sorcery or Fantasy character?

  1. Dec 12, 2013 #1


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    Greg started 2 threads about which sci-fi and fantasy universe you'd like to live in. Yet (curiously) I only see one thread about favorite sci-fi characters. So...

    Who is your favorite character from a Swords+Sorcery or Fantasy mythos?

    My "ancient mythos" choice is: The Grey Mouser. (Can you guess why? :biggrin:)

    My "modern mythos" choice is: Faith.

    Curiously, one of Joss Whedon's favorite scenes in Angel is also mine. Guess which one?
    (Although Spike wasn't my favorite character, James Marsters is far and away my favorite actor. His ability to portray totally different character types is brilliant -- he's like a modern Alec Guiness.)
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  3. Dec 16, 2013 #2
    Probably have to say Boromir.
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    Wow. I'd never have anticipated that choice. Why do you like Boromir? From the movie, or from the book?
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    Mostly the movie, as it brought a whole new depth to the character to see his facial expressions and the passion in his voice; and the heroism of his death was so much better than the book. But anyway, this article sums it all up for me (so I don't have to reinvent the wheel!) - just scroll down...
  6. Dec 17, 2013 #5
    Thousands...Strider, Tom Bombadil* and Denethor from LOTR
    Diomed, Palamedes, Dedalus and Prometheus from Greek myths
    Odin, Loki and Baldr from norse myths
    Black, Lupin and Luna from Harry Potter series
    Isis and Thoth from egyptian myths
    A ton others from other novels (Polgara, Bartaemus etc..), mangas and animes (L, Kurama, Shikamaru)...

    *Holey socks, I love that song...

    P.S. I don't agree with anything that cracked article says...it reads like someone writing just for the sake of trolling but this view is probably warped in view of the trash about Potter written above.
  7. Dec 31, 2013 #6
    Anomander Rake, Icarium, Jaghut Tyrant ----> Malazan series
    Prometheus----> Greek mythos
    Kaladin, Dalinar, Hoid ----> Stormlight archive
    Lan, Rand, Galad ----> WoT
    Verity, Chade ----> Farseer Trilogy
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    Pug in Magician Apprentice/Riftwar series

    Caramon and Raistlin Majere in Dragonlance series
  9. Jan 12, 2014 #8
    Tyrion Lannister all the way
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  11. Jan 13, 2014 #10
    Oh, and if we're talking "modern" mythos, Wesley from Angel.
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    Dunk, from The Hedge Knight. Because he both keeps his vows and obeys his heart.
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    I escaped from the mental miasma/psychosis of D&D long ago -- shortly after Eclavdra had just recently made her first appearance. Was that before you were born? :biggrin:

    For a while I was a bit fascinated by Eclavdra -- which is now a little embarrassing when I recall such ancient history.

    Today, I'm rather surprised how much obsession for the Drow exists in many modern people (gamers, role-players, fantasy artists, novelists, etc).
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    Haha yeah, about 16 years before.

    I was always into fantasy characters that were assassins. The idea of stealth combined with a slick arsenal of black cloak, daggers, bow+arrows, and multiple swords was my most favorite character setup in stories and games. So when I started playing the Elder Scrolls I latched onto the assassin Drow type and eventually found myself not paying attention in any of my classes due to my fervent reading of R.A. Salvatore novels. Sweet nostalgia :)

    Forgotten Realms definitely had the best characters, settings, and general lore.
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    Tarma and Kethry from the Vows and Honor series. Thier Granddaughter Kero is a close second.
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    Corwin of Amber
    Benedict of Amber
    Conan of Cimmeria
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    Lord Julius from Cerebus.
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    Whoops! I forgot Duncan McCleod
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    Morgana Pendragon
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