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Who is your fav fantasy character of all time?

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by Fistandantilus, May 30, 2005.

  1. Fistandantilus

    Fistandantilus New Member

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    Who is the best fantasy character there is? My favourite fantasy character is either Raistlin Majere (Dragonlance) or Tasselhoff Burrfoot (Dragonlance). This is because i think raistlin is just cool and tasselhoff is funny, adding humour to the sometimes dark 'lance books.
     
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    Some of them are (defintely leaving out some good ones)::

    1. The Weaver - 'Perdido Street Station' -China Mieville

    2. Uther Doul - 'The Scar' China Mieville

    3. Severian - 'The Book of the New Sun' - Gene Wolfe

    4. The Wandeingr Jew - 'A Canticle for Lebowitz' - Walter Miller Jr.

    5. Tyrion Lannister - 'A Song of Ice and Fire' - George R.R. Martin

    6. Thomas Covenant – 'Chronicles of Thomas Covenan't – Stephen F. Donalsdon

    7. Elric Melnibone – 'Elric Saga' – Michael Moorcock

    8. Cornelius - 'Cornelius Quartet' - Michael Moorcock

    9. Caine - Heroes Never Die/ Blades of Tyshalle - Matt Stover

    10. Corwin – 'Chronicles of Amber' – Roger Zealany

    11. Paul Atredies - 'Dune' - Frank Herbert

    12. Flagg – 'Dark Tower', 'Eyes of the Dragon', 'The Stand' etc – Stephen King

    13. Jant - T'he Year of Our War' - Steph Swainston

    14. Solomon Kane - various - Robert E. Howard

    15. Grey Mouser - 'Lankhmar' - Fritz Leiber

    16. Littlefinger - 'A Song of Ice and Fire' - george R.R. martin

    17. Anasurimbur Kellhus – 'Prince of Nothing' – R. Scott Bakker

    18. Sol Wentaub – 'Hyperion' – Dan Simmons

    19. Rincewind – 'Discworld' – Terry Pratchett

    20. Mr. VanderMar and Mr. Croup - 'NeverWhere' - Neal Gaiman

    21. Thomas Abbey – 'A Land of Laughs' – Jonathan Carroll

    22. Steerpyke – 'Gormenghast' – Mervyn Peake

    23. Andrew VanBergen – 'The Last Coin' – James P. Blaylock

    24. Gandalf/Mithandir/olorin – The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

    25. Jon Snow - 'A Song of Ice and Fire' - George R.R. Martin

    26. Roland – 'Dark Towe'r – Stephen King

    27. Duncan Idaho – 'Dune' – Frank Herbert

    28. Death – 'Discworld' - Terry Pratchett

    29. Count Hasmir Fenring – 'Dune' – Frank Herbert

    30. Brand – 'Chronicles of Amber' – Roger Zealany

    31. Krupp - 'Malazan' - Steven Erikson

    32. Beren – 'The Silmarillion' – JRR Tolkien

    33. Morgan - 'RiddleMaster' series - Patricia Mckillip

    34. Kane - various- Karl Edward Wagner

    35. Anomander Rake - 'Malazan' - Steven Erikson

    36. The Shrike - 'Hyperion' - Dan Simmons

    37. Ibrahim - 'Drawing of the Dark' - Tim Powers

    38. Bruno Mann - 'White Apples' - Jonathan Carroll

    39. Jules Pennyman - 'The Last Coin' - James P. Blaylock

    40. Horrabim - 'Anubis Gates' - Tim Powers

    41. Heloise Lamy - 'The Paper Grai' - James P. Blaylock

    42. Mrs. Colutier - 'His Dark Materials' - Philip Pullman

    43. Wednesday - 'American Gods'- Neil Gaiman

    44. Shadow 'American Gods' - Neal Gaiman

    45. tergis Cromis - 'Virconium' - M. John Harrison

    46. Sir Richard Francis Burton - 'Riverworld' - Philip Jose Farmer

    47. Genly Ai - 'Left Hand of Darkness' - Ursula k. Leguin

    48. Brendan Doyle - 'The Anubis Gates' - Tim Powers

    49. Miles Naismith Vorkosigan - 'Vorksogian' - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

    50. Guy Montag - 'Farenheit 451' - Ray Bradbury

    51. Bernard Marx - 'Brave New Worl' - Aldous Huxley

    52. Kirth Gersen - 'Demon Princes' - Jack Vance

    53. Cugel - 'Dying Earth' - Jack Vance

    54. Deth - 'Riddle Master' - Patrica Mckillip

    55. John Uskglass - 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' - Susanna Clarke

    56. Childermass - 'Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell' - Susanna Clarke

    57. Mahasamatman - 'Lord of Light' - Roger Zelazny

    58. Joshua Calvert - 'Night's Dawn' trlogy - Peter F. Hamilton

    59. Winston Smith - '1984' - George Orwell

    60. Harold Shea - 'The Complete Enchanter' - L. Sprague De Camp

    61. Phaethon - 'Golden Age' Trilogy - John C. Wright

    62. Jane Alderberry- 'Iron Dragon's Daugther' - Michael Swanwick

    63. Hunter Hawk - 'Night Life of Gods' - Thorne Smith

    64. Scott Crane - 'The Last Call' - Tim Powers

    65. Lyra Belacqua - 'His Dark Materials' -Philip Pullman

    66. Vinculus - 'Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell' - Susanna Clarke

    67. Jack Faust - 'Jack Faust' - Micahel Swanwick

    68. Casaubon - Rats and Gargoyles - Mary Gentle

    69. Grendel - 'Grende' - John Gardner

    70. Helen Vaughn - 'The Great God Pan' - Arthur Machen

    71. "Kid" - 'Dhalgren' Samuel Delaney

    72. "k" - 'The Castle' - Franz Kafka

    73. Duanbai = 'My Life as Emperor' - Su Tong

    76. William Mandella - 'Forever War' - Joe Handleman

    77. Frank Cauldhame - 'Wasp Factory' - Ian M. Banks

    78. Woland - 'The Master and Margarita' - Mikhail Bulgakov

    79. Jilly Coppercorn - 'Newford' novels - Charles de Lint

    80. Latro - 'Latro in the Mist' - Gene Wolfe

    81. Gwynn - 'The Etched City' - KJ Bishop

    82. Dr. Gustav Uyterhoeven 'The Chess Garden' - Brooks Hansen

    83. Michael Smith - 'Stranger in a Strange Land' by Robert Heinlen

    84. The Divnity Student - 'The Divinity Student' - Michael Cisco

    85. Jack Kerouac - 'Move Underground' - Nick Mamatas

    86. Piero Piambo 'Portrai of Mrs. Charbuque' - Jeffrey Ford

    86. Judah Low 'Iron Council - China Mieville

    87. Jack Shaftoe 'The Baroque Cycle - Neal Stephenson

    88. Duiker - 'Malazan Book of the Fallen' - Steven Erikson

    89. Takeshi Kovacs 'Altered Carbon' - Ricahrd Morgan

    90. Ender Wiggins 'Enders Game' - Orson Scott Card

    91. Isaac - 'Perdido Street Station' - China Mieville

    92. Ma'elkoth ' Blade of Tyshalle' - Matt Stover

    93. Michael Blasco 'Lust' - Geoff Ryman

    94. Marco Polo 'Invisible Cities - Franz Kafka

    95. Dk Kennedy "A Perfect Circle' - Sean Stewart

    96. Ranheas 'Lords of the Rainbow' - Vera Nazarian

    97. Baro Harkless 'Black Brillion' - Matthew Hughes

    98. Nicholas Valiarde 'Death of the Nercomancer - Martha Wells

    99. Bellis Coldwine 'The Scar' - China Mieville

    100. Cley 'Physigonomy' - Jeffrey Ford

    101. Lucas 'Rats and Gargoyles' - Mary Gentle
     
  3. Fistandantilus

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    can you narrow it down to one or two, that is quite a long list :D
     
  4. Bernard

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    My favorite Fantasy character (and this is staying in the Fantasy genre) would probably be Shadow from American Gods - Neil Gaiman. I haven't read much in fantasy and I'm sure there are better ones. But for now, that is mine.
     
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    Minsc (and Boo, of course). The best Ranger/miniature giant space hamster duo ever.

    Okay, so technically he's not literary. He's still my fav.
     
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    Minsc will lead with blade and boot - Boo will take care of the details :D
     
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    Buttkicking for goodness! :cool:

    Ahem :eek:
     
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    Yay! I've missed Minsc and Boo! They were pretty cool, weren't they - Minsc in pink, no less.

    Too bad they weren't around for the sequel...

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    What? Boo is outraged! See his fury! It's small, so look close. Trust me, it's there.
     
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    Haha, and here I thought no one would appreciate my taste.

    "Come, we must press on against the tide of naughtiness. Mind your step."
     
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    The games have been made into books though. I haven't read them so I'm not sure if Boo remains but from what I've read the author made Minsc a red head.
     
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    But... but... isn't he bald??
     
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    It seems like a case of artistic freedom. The reviews on Amazon implies that the books wasn't written by a fan of the games and the books aren't exactly praised.
     
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    I bet Boo gave the author a kick in the butt then (plus took a bite of whatever cheese that was in the author's fridge)...

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    Boo!!

    "Go for the eyes Boo!" lol :D
     
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    Fuzzfas

    If we are including rpg characters I would have to say Fuzzfas from sirtech's Wizardry 8 here is my favourite quote;

    "...and when they're not looking, evrythings free!"

    the way he says it is halarious, if you have the game go to trynton and ask him about the Higardi.
     
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    Mine would have to be Pug from Raymond E Feist's series Magician
    and the best quote from Pug is "Tremble and Despair for I am Power"
     
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    That is my favourite book demon knight
     
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    I'd have to say my favourite was Nakor from Raymond E. Feist's later Midkemia novels (from Prince of the Blood onwards). There are lots of good characters in Feist's novels - Pug, Jimmy the Hand, Prince Arutha etc. but Nakor's got to be the best. He's a very funny guy at times and has a quirky way of looking at the world.
     
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    I suppose that, Dragonlance aside, my favourite characters would be Kazaril from the Shadowleauge Series by Maggie Furey and probably Pug, because in the book we see him getting gradually more powerful, oh yes, and he is all- round cool :D
     

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