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Re: Your Favorite Literary Characters (Other than HP)

I have a ton of literary characters I love. Such as:

-V from V for Vendetta
-Alex from A Clockwork Orange
-Meursault from The Stranger
-Marla Singer and Tyler Durden from Fight Club
-Holden Caulfield from Catcher in the Rye
-Lux from The Virgin Suicides
-Ruth from The Lovely Bones
-Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet
-The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland


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Old September 14th, 2008, 11:24 am
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Lyra Silvertongue (His Dark Materials)
Hassan (The Kite Runner)
Robert Devereaux (Out of Ireland)


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Old September 14th, 2008, 3:39 pm
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Well, other than Remus from HP, I'd have to say my favorite characters are as follows (in no particular order):

Aragorn and Faramir from LotR:
Both are brave, selfless, and heroic in their own right. I always feel bad for Faramir because his father doesn't appreciate it even when he puts his life in danger for Gondor. Aragorn is a King in every way, and though he is a reluctant leader, his leadership is excellent.

Lyra from the His Dark Materials trilogy:
The protagonist of the story is usually not my uttermost favorite character, but in this case, she is. Lyra is quite strong-willed and brave, doing whatever is necessary despite the danger.

Harry Dresden from the Dresden files:
Harry is wonderfully sarcastic, and his magic really packs a punch. He may have made a mistake in the past that nearly got him executed, but he gives his all to making sure that no one gets hurt from things that go bump in the night.


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Old September 18th, 2008, 2:37 pm
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Apart from the Harry Potter characters I love:
Elizabeth and Jane from (Pride and Prejudice)
Bella Swan from (Twilight Series)
Ms. Marple from (The Mirror cracked from side to side)
Faramir from (Lord of the Rings)


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George Kirrin Georgina Kirrin of the Famous Five has always been my number one character. She's quick-tempered, and rather fiery, but brave, witty and loyal. Just don't get on her bad side!

George Fayne- Georgia Fayne of Nancy Drew, Nancy Drew's tomboyish best friend. She's the athletic, tech whiz (if you read the new Nancy Drew books) part of the trio which makes up Nancy, Bess and George. George is somesort of a pessimist, as compared to her more bubbly, exuberant cousin, Bess Marvin (who is a mech handygirl, if, again, you read the new Nancy Drew books). But she's quite level headed, and really cool!

Jo March She immediately appealed to me when I was reading the book-because of the main fact that she was a writer. (I was eight then, I think.) She's one quarter of the March siblings in Little Women. Jo March is outspoken, bold, and has a fiery temper. I'd compare her to Liz Bennet in terms of character, but I think Lizzie is more witty than outspoken.

Beth March Jo's sister. Sweet, even-tempered girl, shy to a fault and really gentle. She's an exceptional pianist, and is home schooled due to her shyness. She's most like Georgina Dacy, in Pride and Prejudice. Jo dotes on her a lot, just like how Lizzie bonded with Georgina! (Come to think of it, PP and LW have a lot in common. Different settings, different countries, different girls with different characters, but lots of similarities!) Sadly, though, Beth dies in the end, because of her weak health after she contracted scarlet fever while babysitting a kid. (This is so unfair! The good people never get to live long!)

Mia Thermopolis- Need I say more? Mia rocks my socks.

Bella (nee Swan) and Edward Cullen- Now I know why everyone is raving about Twilight! Omigosh-if only, I had picked the book up earlier. Bella and Edward are SO romantic. Yay, Twilight!

Legolas- LOTR. Need I say more?


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Lyra from His Dark Materials
Iorek from His Dark Materials
Artemis Fowl from Artemis Fowl
Jacob from Twilight
Jasper from Twilight
James from Twilight
Marcus from Twilight
Harry Dresden from Dresden Files
Karrin Murphy from Dresden Files
Bianca from Dresden Files
Mavra from Dresden Files
Nicomedus [sp?] from Dresden Files


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Mr.Darcy- Pride and Prejudice
Jesse(Sp?) - My sisters keeper


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Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy- Pride and Prejudice
Henry Tilney- Northanger Abbey
Catherine Morland- Northanger Abbey
Jo March..excellent character- Little Women
Margaret Blakeney- The Scarlet Pimpernel
Nettie- The Color Purple
Heather Wells- Size 12 is not fat etc


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My favourite female character and heroine - oh, that's got to be Jane Austen's Emma

Who else

Oscar from Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close
Archie from Zadie Smith's White Teeth
Madam de Merteuil from Choderlos de Laclos' Dangerous Liaisons
Lady Deadlock from Bleak House
Lawrence Sterne's Tristram Shandy
Mary Crawford from Austen's Mansfield Park
Jorge of Burgos from Eco's The Name of the Rose
Herschel from Andrť Kaminski's Nšchstes Jahr in Jerusalem
Beatrice from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing


Those are those coming to my mind at first


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Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pride and Prejudice.
Dwight McCarthy, Det. John Hartigan and Marv from Sin City.
Mat Cauthon from The Wheel of Time.
Otori Takeo from Lian Hearn's Grass For His Pillow Series.
Lirael from Garth Nix' Abhorsen Trilogy.
Aragorn and Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings.
Bluebear from The 13 and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear.


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Alice - Alice in Wonderland
Lizzy Bennet - Pride & Prejudice
Jo March - Little Women
Holden Caulfield - The Catcher in the Rye
Sal Paradise - On the Road
Raoul Duke/Hunter - FALILV
Catherine Morland - Northanger Abbey
Jane Eyre - Jane Eyre
Cecilia Tallis - Atonement


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Artemis Fowl- Artemis Fowl II, eep I love him!; Cpt. Holly Short; Opal
House of Night- Stevie Rai, Eric
Vampire Kisses- ALEXANDER!
Vampirates- Lorcan, Conner
Beastly- Adrian

Thats all I can remember right now!


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Lyra - His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
Why? Lyra is the epitome of a brave, outspoken young girl who experiences growing up in the most unusual manner. She may lie through her teeth, earning her the name Silvertongue, but she always has the best intentions at heart and accomplishes more in her life than a hundred other girls.

Westley - The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
Why? Wouldn't you love to have a guy who adored you and was willing to risk his own life, die, come back to life and storm a castle for you? Westley loves Buttercup so much that all this and more happens, and he never loses his sarcastic edge or undying love. He's mean with a sword, can outsmart the best of them and kiss like a pro! Actually, almost every character in that book is genius.

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille - Perfume (Patrick Suskind)
Why? I've always had a soft spot for the baddies of the world (mention the film Gladiator to me and I'll give you a 20 minute ramble about why the emperor was misunderstood) and none are as grotesque as Grenouille. He's merciless, isolated, terrifying and doesn't give a monkeys about the people he kills. His obsession for the perfect scent is all consuming and reading the story is like a car crash you can't turn away from even though you know it'll end badly. I can't quite put my finger on what I like about him, he's just to well written and believable despite his absurd situation.

Harry Dresden - The Dresden Files (Jim Butcher)
Why? How can you not love Harry? He's funny, a complete gentleman even in the worst circumstances, likes Star Wars, is totally hopeless with women and has a talking skull called Bob! Part hard bitten noir style PI, part fantastical wizard, part bewildered lost soul, Harry would be my perfect man if he wasn't a character. Thank god Paul Blackthorne played him in the show. Harry is part of what makes the books so addictive.

Romeo Montague - Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare)
Why? He's the ultimate romantic. Some have accused him of being a drip, a fickle boy with one thing on his mind. Daniel Day Lewis thinks he's a w*nker! But I can't resist him. He goes to the ends of the earth and end of life ultimately and all for love. The fact that this happens in such a short amount of time makes it more poignant. Leonardo Di Caprio played him perfectly.

Sally Lockheart - The Sally Lockheart Quartet (Philip Pullman)
Why? Pullman is excellent at creating srong minded and independant female characters. I adore Sally for her intelligence, her strength of mind, her determination despite her surroundings and her sheer balls! There weren't many women like her in Victorian times! Why did Billie Piper ruin her in the TV versions?

Liir - Wicked/Son of a Witch (Gregory Maguire)
Why? Liir was totally dropped from the musical version of the book which is a real shame because he's a wonderful character. Unsure about his origins and whether or not he is in fact the son of the 'Wicked Witch' Liir goes on a bit of a quest to find out who he is. He's searching for identity and love (he finds it with a guy called Trism who is also lovely). The books are surprisingly dark too, I recommend them.

Brandy Alexander - Invisible Monsters (Chuck Palahniuk)
Why? Brandy is a ballsy, pre-op transsexual who will do anything, say anything and has been through a hell of a lot. Typical Palahniuk! I love the fact that Feist wrote a song with the title of this character.


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Hallgerd Hoskuldsdottir (Njals Saga)
Eustacia Vye (The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy)
Magdalen Vanstone (No Name by Wilkie Collins)
Beatrice-Joanna (The Changeling by Thomas Middleton)

All 3 choices are basically for the same reason I love Snape - they're huge personalities, in many ways selfish, vengeful, spiteful, but in all cases they've got highly plausible reasons for being so, which I can totally sympathise and identify with, and they're so human. And (unlike Snape) they're strong, resourceful women.

But I also love Detective Constable Ben Cooper from Stephen Booth's series of mystery novels, because he's just so sweet.


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When I saw this thread, the first character that jumped into my mind was Ender Wiggin from Ender's Game. I just absolutely adore him!


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Lyra from His Dark Materials
Iorek from His Dark Materials
Artemis Fowl from Artemis Fowl
Jacob from Twilight
Jasper from Twilight
James from Twilight
Marcus from Twilight
Harry Dresden from Dresden Files
Karrin Murphy from Dresden Files
Bianca from Dresden Files
Mavra from Dresden Files
Nicomedus [sp?] from Dresden Files
Just admit it, v8, you loved Twilight back then. This is a post I never thought I would see. Even if it is several months old.

Edward from Twilight
Eric from House of Night
Zoey from House of Night
Artemis from Artemis Fowl
Lucy from Narnia
Zane from Uglies
Shay from Uglies

Other than that, I really don't have any other favorite characters. Most of the characters in the stories I read, I end up hating them. I am quite liking Cathy in Wuthering Heights, though. Only about 60 pages in.


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Just admit it, v8, you loved Twilight back then. This is a post I never thought I would see. Even if it is several months old.

Edward from Twilight
Eric from House of Night
Zoey from House of Night
Artemis from Artemis Fowl
Lucy from Narnia
Zane from Uglies
Shay from Uglies

Other than that, I really don't have any other favorite characters. Most of the characters in the stories I read, I end up hating them. I am quite liking Cathy in Wuthering Heights, though. Only about 60 pages in.
I still quite like those characters, but they're no longer my all time favorites.

I think i'll add Sookie Stackhouse, Lash from Dresden Files (is it sad that i'm still mourning the "death" of an imaginary "friend" in an imaginary universe? ), Lestat from Vampire Chronicles , and Elphaba from Wicked .

Ugh, I hated shay from the uglies trilogy actually! She started REALLY getting on my nerves. I mean really, she just got so jealous of her friend! Zane was fun though


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my top 5 in random order would be....

1. Julius Caesar - Emporer series
2. Artemis Fowl - Artemis Fowl series
3. Saphirra - Inheritence Cycle
4. Gandalf - LoTR
5. Robert Langdon - Angels & Demons


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Captain Antonio Corelli from Captain Corelli's Mandolin - he's just so incredibly charming and adorable and witty and peaceful and soppy and besotted. Bless him.

Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrine Took form LOTR - aside from having awesome names and being hobbits (which is a free ticket to awesomeness) they are very much Fred and George equivalents. Can't remember how true this is in the books - I'm possibly basing this more on the films.

Genghis Khan's eldest son (whose name escapes me) in Conn Iggulden's Conqueror series -
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Breac and Blindwind in Fire Bringer - they were so loyal and Breac was a wonderful mother-figure. They interacted very well as characters - it was very charming.

Stevie Rae in The House of Night series - so down-to-Earth and funny.


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Favorite Literary Characters:

Harry Dresden - From The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
Karyn Murphy - Also from The Dresden Files
Bob the Skull - The same.
Luke Skywalker - From a multitude of Star Wars novels I've read.
Mara Jade - From The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn & other SW novels.
Gaius Octavian(Tavi) - From the Codex Alera novels by Jim Butcher.
Rachel Morgan - The Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison.
Ivy Tamwood - Same.
Jenks - Same as previous 2. Love this guy.
Honor Harrington - Honor Harrington by David Weber.

There are many more, but if I listed them all, this would be one LONG post.


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