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Who are some of your favourite characters in books or movies, and why?


Auriane, in the Light Bearer - I wanted to be her, she was a pre-christian germanic sort-of-priestess who was captured by the Romans

Min, in the Wheel of Time - I am most like her out of all the female characters

Ruth, in World's End - very smart strong woman with a connection to nature (guys are intimidated by her too)

Alain, in Crown of Stars series - something about him is really amazing

Faraday, in the Axis trilogy (and the trilogy after that) - amazing woman who is treated very badly by the man she loves, also has a connection to nature

Zenith, in the trilogy after the Axis one - tragic figure, taken advantage of by her own mother, but very sweet.

Tasslehoff, in the Dragonlance series - I LOVE Tasslehoff, funloving kender with a heart of gold

Bigwig and Hazel in Watership Down - they are the best combination, the rough and tuff rabbit and the sensible leader

Okay, so mine are all books, that's prolly because I can't remember movies anywhere near well enough... except oh of course

Han Solo and Princess Leia in Star Wars! YEAH!

I loved the blacksmith (woman) in A Knight's Tale

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One of my favorite characters from movies is Penny Lane from Almost Famous. I LOVE that movie. I don't want to be Penny Lane (wouldn't mind looking like her, though) but I think she's very interesting.

I don't know if I could narrow down my list of favorite characters from books--most of the books I read are character driven and if I don't like the character, I won't read the book. I do really dig Charles Highway (sp? ) from The Rachel Papers.

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In books:

Doctor Benway - Naked Lunch, by William Burroughs

Meursault (sp.?)- L'Etranger, by Camus

Winston Smith - 1984, by George Orwell

and many, many Terry Pratchett characters

In movies:

Brodie - Mallrats

Bib Fortuna - Return of the Jedi

Amelie - Amelie <33333

And from TV shows:

Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks.

Agent Mulder - X Files

Ralph Wiggum - The Simpsons

Tim Bisley - Spaced

Papa Lazarou, Tubbs, Edward, Harvey Denton... and practically everyone from the League of Gentlemen

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Zooey Glass, in Salinger's works - for his mannerisms

Both Harold and Maude - this must be self-explanatory

Cameron in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" - the dark sense of humour and interesting noises

Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre - for being ugly

The Dying Man in the Marquis de Sade's Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man - "Nothing so much amuses me as this sign of the extent to which human beings have been carried away by fanaticism and stupidity; although the prodigious spectacle of folly we are facing here may be horrible, it is always interesting."

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Woo this is exciting...

In Books:

Richard Machinko - how cool would it be to be the real Rogue Warrior himself?

Mat Cauthon - Wheel of Time - being the luckiest guy would be nice, yes? and he always gets the melons

Joshua - Well you'd have to read the books with the same title to understand

There's so many from so many different books


Harry Potter - What can I say? hehehe

Any character played by both Choy-yun-fat or Jet Li

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*Remus Lupin (from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter)

*Min (from Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time)

*Tommy Phan (from Dean Koontz's Tick Tock)


*Treebeard (from LotR [who couldn't like an ent?])

*Edward Scissorhands (quite obviously, from Edward Scissorhands)

*Wadsworth (from Clue)

There's prolly more that I've forgotten...

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Ayla, Clan of the Cave Bear, et al.

Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings

Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

Children's Lit: (Sorry, had to make it a separate category)

Laura Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie, et al.

Charlotte, Charlotte's Web

Jo March, Little Women

The Lorax, The Lorax


Erik, the Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera

Old Deuteronomy, Cats


Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter), The Piano

Westley (Cary Elwes), The Princess Bride

The Man (Alan Rickman), Closet Land

Maria von Trapp (Julie Andrews), The Sound of Music


Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley), "Star Trek"

Edison Carter (Matt Frewer), "Max Headroom"

Lisa Simpson (voiced Yeardley Smith), "The Simpsons" (I totally identify with her!)

Hawkeye Pierce, "M*A*S*H*", the series

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Liesl - Robertson Davies's Deptford Trilogy

The Monster - Shelley's Frankenstein (I know he killed little boys, but I adore him!)

Raistlin Majere - the Dragonlance series. Evil evil, but oh so cool.

Jrikanan (if that's how you spell it, I forget) - Tad Williams's Memory Sorrow and Thorn Trilogy

Hektor - The Iliad. I dunno why.. I just really liked him. Made me sad when Achilles wouldn't give back his body... stupid Achilles.


Andy Dufrane - The Shawshank Redemption. My favourite movie ever!

The Pirate Cat and the Skeleton- The Last Unicorn

Falcor - The Neverending Story. The FIRST one, not those crappy sequels.

Haku - Spirited Away. *Way* better subtitled than dubbed.


Kyle Broflovski- South Park. It's toilet humour, yeah... but for some reason I can't get enough of it.

Bobby Hill - King of the Hill


God - Children of Eden

Algernon - The Importance of Being Earnest

Potiphar - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Gus the Theatre Cat - Cats

I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of them right now

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Originally posted by The_Gazumper

Ralph Wiggum - The Simpsons
BWAHAHA!!!! Awesome... I'd like to be Nelson Muntz, because he dated Lisa, and he's a tough kid but he's always hanging out with the nerds. Weird.

Also, I'd like to be in M*A*S*H with Molly. Either Radar or BJ Honeycutt, as long as it wasn't the later ones that Alda started to get involved with the writing and direction and they got too mushy and depressing.

Also, I'd like to be Dorothy Parker (writer), Neal Cassidy (from Kerouac's "On The Road"), One of the guys at the Palace Flophouse in Steinbeck's "Cannery Row", or Joe Pesci in Raging Bull, Ray Liotta in Goodfellas, Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco, or Pacino in Godfather I.

Neat thread!
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