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Non Tolkien characters
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Poll: Non Tolkien characters
Sheldon Cooper-The Big Bang Theory
Tony Stark-Iron Man
Luke Skywalker-Star Wars
Han Solo-Star Wars
Link-The Legend of Zelda video games
Captain Kirk-Star Trek (Chris Pine)
Captain Kirk-Star Trek (William Shatner)
Indiana Jones
Harry Potter
All of the above
View Results (53 votes)

Aunt Dora Baggins

Sep 21 2013, 1:35am

Post #26 of 47 (293 views)
My daughter introduced me to Discworld. [In reply to] Can't Post

She's the Keeper of the Pratchett in the family; she has a pretty complete collection of the books, and when I get in the mood she hands me one and says "Read this one next." She and I had the pleasure of meeting Terry Pratchett when he came to a very rare book signing in Denver.


Sep 21 2013, 1:39am

Post #27 of 47 (291 views)
legend has it... [In reply to] Can't Post

...that back in the day, Terry signed someone's Morris stick when he was in town.

Na Vedui

Sep 21 2013, 1:50am

Post #28 of 47 (292 views)
Yes, I love Death... [In reply to] Can't Post

... and the three Witches; and Greebo the cat; and the Luggage!


Sep 23 2013, 3:05pm

Post #29 of 47 (310 views)
I like some of your list [In reply to] Can't Post

Indiana Jones & Dr. Sheldon Cooper especially.

I was always a lot more into Scotty and Spock than Captain Kirk.

But a list of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy characters would include:

John Crichton & Aeryn Sun (Ben Browder & Claudia Black)

Cap'n Mal "Tightpants" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion)

Decker (Harrison Ford)

Thor & Loki (Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston)

V (Hugo Weaving)

Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller)

Fred Kwan (Tony Shaloub)


Sep 23 2013, 11:32pm

Post #30 of 47 (295 views)
Favorite Non Tolkein character. [In reply to] Can't Post

Geez, no one mentionned Tyrion Lannister which both in the ASOIAF books and the Game Of Thrones series is a very interesting and funny character. I would say he is on the top of my list with Jon Snow.

There are many other which I may not recall now but Harry Potter, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lisbeth (A girl with The Dragon Tattoo) , Patrick Jane (The Mentalist) ect ect.

(This post was edited by sam90 on Sep 23 2013, 11:32pm)

Fredeghar Wayfarer

Sep 24 2013, 5:25am

Post #31 of 47 (261 views)
Batman [In reply to] Can't Post

Batman is my favorite non-Tolkien character. Why? Because he's Batman! (Heh, little joke for the "How It Should Have Ended" fans). I love how dark and determined and obsessed he is, how he can stand toe to toe with gods without any superpowers, and how despite being a self-professed loner, he ends up with a huge surrogate family of crime fighters.

My second favorite is Morgan le Fay from the Arthurian legends. I find her very complex and fascinating. Depending on what version you read, she can be an evil sorceress, a benevolent healer, a wronged daughter seeking revenge, or a Celtic priestess. Or she can be all of the above at various times in her life.

I have plenty of other favorites (King Arthur, Arthur Dent, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Yoda, Taran from The Chronicles of Prydain, etc.). The list is far too long!

(This post was edited by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Sep 24 2013, 5:25am)

Grey Havens

Sep 24 2013, 12:51pm

Post #32 of 47 (242 views)
Favorite character [In reply to] Can't Post

From the ones you listed, I'd go with Han Solo. He is certainly *a* favorite character, and was a huge crush of mine when I was 11 (and "The Empire Strikes Back" was in theatres).Heart

But overall, if I had to pick one favorite character outside Tolkien, it would be Professor Severus Snape of the Harry Potter series of books.


Sep 24 2013, 1:23pm

Post #33 of 47 (241 views)
I'm going to have to go with other here, and go for Mr. Spock... [In reply to] Can't Post

His dual nature (human and nearly robot) always interest me. Both Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto.


Sep 24 2013, 1:25pm

Post #34 of 47 (245 views)
oh yeah, Magppie. Mr. Darcy and John Thornton.. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty fond of Mr. Knightly, too.

Gosh, speaking of Mr. Knightly, I'm off to the store for some strawberries...

AlassŽa Eruvande

Sep 24 2013, 2:11pm

Post #35 of 47 (259 views)
*grabs Magpie's and Patty's hands and jumps up and down* [In reply to] Can't Post

Keep holding my hands, ladies. I'm swooning. Tongue

Ethel Duath

Sep 24 2013, 9:00pm

Post #36 of 47 (265 views)
Puddleglum [In reply to] Can't Post

Muddy complexion and all. Cool


Sep 25 2013, 1:32am

Post #37 of 47 (244 views)
the RA-rah girls are back [In reply to] Can't Post

Why do I not own North and South. Would someone tell me?

Na Vedui

Sep 25 2013, 2:24am

Post #38 of 47 (238 views)
Yes, he's a great character, isn't he? [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the way he manages to be totally gloomy and pessimistic about everything, but it doesn't stop him; he just goes on regardless.

Ethel Duath

Sep 25 2013, 2:15pm

Post #39 of 47 (247 views)
Exactly. And there's more humor and self-awareness [In reply to] Can't Post

in there that meets the eye I think (his famous half-drunken performance).

A respectawiggle indeed! Cool


Sep 25 2013, 9:52pm

Post #40 of 47 (194 views)
Han Solo all the way [In reply to] Can't Post

He is pretty awesome.

Queen of Erebor

Sep 25 2013, 10:30pm

Post #41 of 47 (221 views)
You don't have a credit card, perhaps? [In reply to] Can't Post

In Reply To
Why do I not own North and South. Would someone tell me?

Neither do I, but the good thing about buying hard to find items on eBay (which is where I bought my copy, twice, due to the fact that the first one I bought was the wrong region, so I had to return it. See what happens when you're too nervous and you're paying more attention to the product than the region) is that they give you the option to pay through your bank account. I just finished watching my copy of North and South myself. Now I can finally go back to the Hobbit (it's been a while since I've seen it, and I'd like to review it before my turn comes up in the Chapter of the Week on October 4th. Maybe it'll give me some ideas of what questions to ask).

Back on topic, some of my favorite non-Tolkien characters include Capt. Jack Sparrow, John Thornton (of course), Stewie Griffin and Imhotep (from the Mummy trilogy starring Brendan Fraser). I have a few more favorite PotC characters including Barbossa, Mr. Gibbs, Pintel and Ragetti (the Merry and Pippin of the PotC Universe), Davy Jones and Blackbeard. The only other movie I've seen that stars Ian McShane is Coraline (he voiced the neighbor upstairs with the talking mice. I can't recall his name at the moment).Smile


Sep 26 2013, 2:21pm

Post #42 of 47 (193 views)
This subject is just too big! [In reply to] Can't Post

You could have a thousand entries and it still wouldn't be near enough.


Sep 26 2013, 3:30pm

Post #43 of 47 (196 views)
but they're not fantasy characters! [In reply to] Can't Post

 . . . are they?


Sep 26 2013, 3:32pm

Post #44 of 47 (184 views)
No, but they are non-Tolkien characters. [In reply to] Can't Post

Do they have to be fantasy characters?

AlassŽa Eruvande

Sep 26 2013, 4:06pm

Post #45 of 47 (185 views)
Speak for yourself! [In reply to] Can't Post

Mr. John Thornton is most certainly a fantasy character! Wink



Sep 26 2013, 4:21pm

Post #46 of 47 (219 views)
Haha! [In reply to] Can't Post

He figures largely in my fantasies.Angelic


Jan 12 2014, 5:39am

Post #47 of 47 (149 views)
Hugh Jackman - Wolverine [In reply to] Can't Post

Wolverine is a long time favorite of mine and Jackman nailed him right out of the gate. That Hugh only improves upon playing Logan as he ages is even better.

I hope to see one more Wolverine solo movie as I loved the one from last year. Thought that was Hugh's best performance yet.

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