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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Who is your favourite Wizard? (The Istari are NOT included)
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Poll: Who is your favourite Wizard? (The Istari are NOT included)
Harry Potter
Dumbledore (Richard Harris)
Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)
Prospero (From Shakespeare's "The Tempest")
Merlin (From the BBC Series)
Merlin (Nicol Williamson in "Excalibur")
Merlin (From Disney's "The Sword and The Stone"
Other (feel free to specify who via a reply)
View Results (41 votes)
 

Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 6:42pm

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Who is your favourite Wizard? (The Istari are NOT included) Can't Post

The question's in the title. Who is your favourite wizard? And why? (if you choose to comment).

Note: Obviously I left out the Istari to avoid favouritism (Otherwise Gandalf would rightly and undoubtedly win. He's my favourite as well Wink).


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Sep 27 2012, 7:24pm

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Obi-Wan Kenobi // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 27 2012, 7:25pm

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Well, obviously Gandalf. [In reply to] Can't Post

Or rather, Gandalf interpreted by Sir Ian McKellen. I love Tolkien's Gandalf, but honestly, I think I love Sir Ian's even a bit more!

Since Tolkien wizards are out of the picture for this poll, I'm going with Dumbledore (Richard Harris). His portrayal of Dumbledore was very good, and his absense really showed when he was replaced by Michael Gambon. A good actor, but not nearly as suited for the role as Harris. IMO - of course!


(This post was edited by macfalk on Sep 27 2012, 7:28pm)


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 7:26pm

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Good choice. I suppose he could technically count as a wizard [In reply to] Can't Post

As he is certainly described as one by the natives of Tatooine. At worst, he fits into the category of "wise old man"


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 7:28pm

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice [In reply to] Can't Post

AKA Mikey Mouse in Fantasia

One of my favourite cartoons as a child Sly


(This post was edited by DanielLB on Sep 27 2012, 7:36pm)


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 27 2012, 7:29pm

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Mickey Mouse? [In reply to] Can't Post

I love Mickey Mouse, but is he really a wizard? Tongue


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 7:30pm

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Agreed about Harris' Dumbledore [In reply to] Can't Post

He brought a warm and reassuring presence not unlike Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan Kenobi. Compare this with the rest of his work (Harris had a reputation as quite the hell-raiser).

I liked Gambon's Dumbledore, if only because he reminded me of Ian's Gandalf, but preferred Harris.

On the Harry Potter subject, I forgot to add Snape...drat.


(This post was edited by Radagast-Aiwendil on Sep 27 2012, 7:31pm)


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 7:31pm

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Absolutely! [In reply to] Can't Post

Link!

He has a wizard's hat!


Escapist
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 7:32pm

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Schmendrick (spoiler) [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0021197/quotes

I think the scene that convinced me was when he tried to use magic to break another more powerful magician's spell that locked animals up in cages ...
it didn't work ... but he was able to get the keys from the guard without using magic and got the job done anyway.
He does use magic later to great effect - but most of the time he relies on wits and a seemingly limitless knowledge-base. He just happens to know pretty much everything! How convenient.


Magpie
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 8:22pm

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this is a male only club. we need to work on a female version // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 8:23pm

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I am going to do a female (witch version) as well [In reply to] Can't Post

But probably not until tomorrow.


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Sep 27 2012, 8:30pm

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Ulrich [In reply to] Can't Post

As portrayed by Ralph Richardson in Dragonslayer (1981).

Honorable mentions to Schmendrick (The Last Unicorn) and to Rincewind and the administrative staff of Unseen University (the Discworld series).


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 8:34pm

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Nice choice, will have to try and watch that film [In reply to] Can't Post

Chiefly because Ralph Richardson was a great actor. Also will have to see "The Last Unicorn" as an earlier post gave the vote to Schmendrick.


Magpie
Immortal


Sep 27 2012, 8:36pm

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thanks // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


JWPlatt
Grey Havens


Sep 27 2012, 10:24pm

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Bewitched [In reply to] Can't Post

Samantha Stevens Wink


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 27 2012, 11:05pm

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Oz the Great and Terrible [In reply to] Can't Post

The Great and Terrible Humbug, as Dorothy called him in the later books :-D

I don't know if he's really my favorite over Dumbledore, who I really love. But he was my first wizard ever, going back to 1960. And he looks like my father-in-law. <3


(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Sep 27 2012, 11:11pm)


sevilodorf
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 11:24pm

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I'll go along with Schmendrick [In reply to] Can't Post

The Last Unicorn is a favorite.


sevilodorf
Gondor


Sep 27 2012, 11:25pm

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Would Dresden count [In reply to] Can't Post

I've only read one of the books but I'm adding it to my watch for these at the library and book sales list.


Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Sep 28 2012, 12:13am

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Good choice! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm a huge fan of the Dresden books. I hope you enjoy them!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 28 2012, 12:43am

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Harry Dresden. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll join sevilodorf on this one. I've got to love a wizard who never gives up, even when he's getting the seven hecks kicked out of him. (His survivability isn't helped by his wisecracks, which I also love him for.)


Magpie
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 12:53am

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I like the tv version of Dresden a lot // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Donry
Tol Eressea


Sep 28 2012, 1:20am

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Richard Harris.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I like that old man....sad he's no longer with us...always had great stories on Letterman.


Annael
Half-elven


Sep 28 2012, 1:32am

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Ged of Earthsea [In reply to] Can't Post

For one thing he's far more powerful than any of the wizards you've listed, and he's just . . . cool.

Harry Dresden is a close second.


(This post was edited by Annael on Sep 28 2012, 1:34am)


macfalk
Valinor


Sep 28 2012, 6:55am

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Female Wizards [In reply to] Can't Post

Apart from the female sorcerers/wizards in the Harry Potter universe, I can barely think of any female wizard. Are there that few female wizards, or am I not up-to-date?

Enlighten me, somebody Cool


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 28 2012, 7:22am

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Some suggestions [In reply to] Can't Post

Jadis (Narnia)
Good Witch of the North, Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz)
Ursula (The Little Mermaid ...)
Any females from Charmed and some from Buffy?
The Three Witches (Macbeth)
Witch-Queen (Stardust)
Xayide (The Nevereding Story)
Sabrina (The Teenage Witch)

I could go on and on Wink

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