Favourite Character from a novel/play (i.e. written story)

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  1. GojuKJoe

    GojuKJoe Valued Member

    There's a video game one, so I thought, why not start book one?

    I can't pick one, but two of my favourites are the man, Roland, the fastest gun in the universe from The Dark Tower by Stephen King, and Sam Vimes, the most streetwise man ever, from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.

    A close runner up is Carrot, also from the Discworld books. He's a giant of a man who was raised by dwarves, and has a heart of gold, yet can beat the living daylights out of anyone in his way.
  2. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Nice thread idea...

    I'd have to submit the following two:

    Benjamin J. Grimm - The Ever Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing
    (Fantastic 4)


    Hell Boy (from the comics and fiction by Mike Mignola)

    two characters in somewhat the same vein.
  3. Omnipotent

    Omnipotent New Member

    Zaphod Beeblebrox and Arthur Dent from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  4. Brunstick

    Brunstick (^_^) I need a girlfriend

    Raistlin Majere from dragonlance, and drizzt from forgotten realms.

  5. Artice

    Artice New Member

    Harry Potter from Harry Potter. lol, j/k

    My favourites are Finrod Felagund from The Silmarion, Beorn (Bear/human) from The Hobbit

    Did you guys know that Arwen and Aragorn are cousins!!!
  6. Brad Ellin

    Brad Ellin Baba

    Lazarus Long, the oldest man in the multi-verse and Repairman Jack.
  7. CobraKai

    CobraKai Valued Member

    It has got to be Aaragon from LOTR series, he's the man.
  8. Davey Bones

    Davey Bones New Member

    Jim Butcher's "Harry Dresden"

    I used to like "Anita Blake" as written by Laurell K Hamilton, but now the series has become badly-written soft core porn...

    The "Vampire: Dark Ages" chronicles and the "Vampire: Clan Novels" have some great characters.
  9. CobraKai

    CobraKai Valued Member

    I have also got to mention Lestat from the Vampire Chronichles by Anne Rice, in fact the whole series is awash with vibrant characters
  10. Falcore

    Falcore almost acceptable

    Gojukjoe, I'm a Vimes fan too! I like Coen the Barbarian and Death a lot too.
    Also liked the guy from the Navarone books, by Alistaire McLean - Mallory?
    Old school John Clark from the Jack Ryan novels was killer. Back in the "without Remorse" days.
    Gurney Halleck from Dune, can beat most men, shields or not, and then play a jolly tune on his balliset. (not sure what a balliset is, but I bet it totally kicks ass)
  11. Colucci

    Colucci My buddies call me Chris.

    Novel - Patrick Bateman from American Psycho

    Play - Mercutio from Romeo & Juliet or Iago from Othello.

    Poem (hey, it's a written story) - The Raven from Poe's The Raven.

    Short Story - Hawk Jones from Honorable Discharge (written and never finished by me. ;) )
  12. Stan O'Kella

    Stan O'Kella Hmmmmmmmmmmm?

    Mr. Bateman is the man, and also my previous incarnaiton on these here forums!
  13. GojuKJoe

    GojuKJoe Valued Member

    I was actually thinking of poems too, but i just haven't read many
  14. Sever

    Sever Valued Member

    My favourites, in no particular order, are: Tyler Durdan from "Fight Club," Jimmy De Sade from a few stories in "Tales of Pain & Wonder" by Caitlin R Kiernan, Spider Jerusalum from the "Transmetropolitan" series of comics by Warren Ellis, Death from Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" comics (she also had a couple of volumes of her own stories) and Andrew & Dag from "Generation X" by Douglas Coupland
  15. Devoken

    Devoken On the Path-Off the Rails

    Gothmog from The Silmarilion.

    Hamlet from Hamlet.

    Darlantin from Dragonlance.

    Rincewind from The Discworld.

    The Luggage from The Discworld.

    Iago from Othello.

    Odysseus from the Iliad and Odyssey.

    Could certainly keep going...
  16. bobbysmilesok

    bobbysmilesok New Member

    How about Tintin, is there nothing that dude can't do?
  17. Mr. Anderson

    Mr. Anderson Valued Member

    Ditto to lots...

    Wow I had a hard time thinking of one until I started reading the replies and I agree with so many of them.
    I truly enjoyed Roland (aka Gunslinger)
    Lestat is a wonderful character too

    Of all the characters though I would have to choose SeƱor Quijada (Quesada) otherwise known as Don Quijote de la Mancha.
  18. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    Captain Nemo
  19. GeeniusAtWurk

    GeeniusAtWurk Valued Member

    The whole Ka-tet was awesome, but I'm going to have to rank them in this order: Roland, Jake, Oy, Susannah, then Eddie.
  20. Nomadwanders

    Nomadwanders Valued Member

    Colbey from the Renshai Trilogy by Mickey Zucker Reichart... the ultimate swordmaster

    From LOTR, have to go with Treebeard. But let's not be hasty.

    Druss the Legend from Gemmel's books.

    And the list goes on...

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