And who is your Swords+Sorcery or Fantasy character?

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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.)
 

Kepler20f

Probably have to say Boromir.
 

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Probably have to say Boromir.
Wow. I'd never have anticipated that choice. Why do you like Boromir? From the movie, or from the book?
 

Kepler20f

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...
http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-movies-that-followed-wrong-character_p2/
 
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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.
 
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
 
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Tyrion Lannister all the way
 
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Elric.
 
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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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden

I was absolutely obsessed with this character as a kid.
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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Was that before you were born? :biggrin:
Haha yeah, about 16 years before.

Today, I'm rather surprised how much obsession for the Drow exists in many modern people (gamers, role-players, fantasy artists, novelists, etc).
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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Loki
 
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Morgana Pendragon
Morgause LeFay
Mordred
Aggravaine Dubois
Nimueh
 
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Tom Bombodil
Fingolfin
Gorfindel
Dain the 1st (iron fist)
Gamling
Talos (Tiber Septim)
 
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Corwin of Amber.
 
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Galadriel. She's great in the books, but she rocks in the movies. It was a role Cate Blanchett was born to play. In my opinion, one of the highlights in the film Battle of the Five Armies is when she faces down Sauron and the Nine in Dol Guldur.
 
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Galadriel. She's great in the books, but she rocks in the movies. It was a role Cate Blanchett was born to play. In my opinion, one of the highlights in the film Battle of the Five Armies is when she faces down Sauron and the Nine in Dol Guldur.
Everybody I know looks upon her and despairs.
 

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