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The Butcher
06-19-2010, 11:45 AM
The topic name explains this :p.

My favorite character would have to be Dexter Morgan from Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. He is a serial killer who kills other serial killer,fakes his emotions,AND has good dark humor.

My favorite part of him is that he is heartless.

Lily Rock
06-19-2010, 02:22 PM
Probably Al Bundy, Jim(According to Jim), Joey, Aragorn or Gimli.
The best characters from movies and series.

06-26-2010, 01:31 PM
Probably Al Bundy, Jim(According to Jim), Joey, Aragorn or Gimli.
The best characters from movies and series.

You have a very peculiar definition of Literature o_O.

06-26-2010, 01:52 PM
Arsène Lupin.

Though I do admit to liking Lupin III a little more. :sweatdrop

06-27-2010, 01:06 AM
Shuuya Nanahara from the Battle Royale novel.

07-03-2010, 12:03 PM
I liked Tarah Carson and Cooper Hodden in the Bluford Series.

07-03-2010, 02:57 PM
in no particular order....

Dolphus Raymond from To Kill A Mockingbird
Carlo from Captain Correli's Mandolin
Doctor Gonzo from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

08-09-2010, 09:27 PM
Edgar Allen Poe basically all of his story characters

08-09-2010, 09:35 PM
Holden Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye. He's a very interesting person.

08-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Atticus Finch - To Kill a Mockng Bird (the epitome of what it is to be a man)
Meursault - The Stranger (it may be bad but i could really relate to him..)
Severus Snape - Harry Potter series (i'm sorry, had to :] hes such a darkly engimatic man)

08-09-2010, 09:39 PM
Rose from East.

08-28-2010, 10:47 PM
Fireheart from Warriors.

08-31-2010, 11:40 PM
ahhh there's so many characters that i absolutely love
locke lamora from the gentleman bastard series
quick ben, kalam mekhar, cottilionm, iskaral pust, and shadowthrone all from the malazan book of the fallen series
anderson lake and hock seng from the windup girl

there's more than this but these are a top few

09-06-2010, 10:47 PM
Scarlett O'Hara, of Gone with the Wind fame.

She's not a character to be sympathized with - indeed, she's in many ways repulsive - but you can't help but be drawn to her sheer tenacity. Once she sets herself on a path, the gods themselves would be knocked aside in her frenzy to the finish line.

10-28-2010, 09:12 PM
True Thomas. Dark Ages series By Mark Chadbourne, A man trapped as a pet by a goddess who is tortures for hundreds of years in every way possible, Is sent back to the human world to guide a group of people into becoming saviours. He is cursed to only tell the truth, Which bring a mysterious aura to him, as he never gives a straight answer.

11-05-2010, 02:00 AM
Captain Ahab - Moby-Dick
Lord Henry - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Holden Caulfield - The Catcher in the Rye
Sherlock Holmes - Sherlock Holmes
Amory Blaine - This Side of Paradise

To name five.

under the rain
12-11-2010, 05:14 PM
Sidney Carton - A Tale of Two Cities
Professor Challenger - The Lost World, The Poison Belt
Bartimaeus - The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Paul Atreides - Dune
Sherlock Holmes - Various

In order.

12-31-2010, 12:36 AM
Fireheart from Warriors.

Yay another Warriors fan!

Mine are Firestar, Graystripe, Lionblaze, Brackenfur, Whitestorm, and Stormfur.

12-31-2010, 12:50 AM
Ron Weasley - Harry Potter

12-31-2010, 01:00 AM
I forgot to add Soren, Twilight, Gylfie, Digger, Martin, Ezylryb, and Bubo from Guardians of Ga'Hoole

12-31-2010, 01:22 AM
Almost all of Jane Austen novels' leading ladies.

01-31-2011, 12:11 PM
Joseph Knecht from The Glass Bead Game

Megamind's Minion
02-01-2011, 07:55 AM
Hermes/Quicksilver/Mercury ~ the messenger god of the myths...
i love his teasing/playful nature when he plays with the other gods, half-gods...
i love his role particularly when Perseus was in the errand to kill Medusa...

John Watson
02-01-2011, 10:56 AM
Louis - Interview with the Vampire
Elizabeth - Pride & Prejudice
Harry Potter - Harry Potter

The Wing Man
03-14-2011, 05:15 PM

05-06-2011, 05:09 AM
Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire :)

05-17-2011, 07:09 AM
Face, form Ben Jonson's The Alchemist. For he spends the play tricking his costumers with illusions, then, in the epilogue, he tells the audience that theater is another illusion, and he'll be going to fetch the author some other customers, to trick them with the latter's illusion. A character with an infinite expression.

05-17-2011, 07:43 AM
Huck Finn from "The Advantures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
+ Nina from "The Girl form the 6th Moon" by Moonie Withcher

Blue Footed Booby
05-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Well duh, obviously it's the Blue Footed Boobys from Galapagos.

06-09-2011, 03:47 PM
it'd probably be joe from fight club by chuck palahniuk.

06-09-2011, 09:52 PM
Holden Caulfield - The Catcher in the Rye

08-19-2011, 07:08 AM
FitzChivalry Farseer from Robin Hobb's books...The Fool and Nighteyes, also. Salvatore's Drizzt Do'Urden. There are others, too, but I can't bring their names to my mind right now...

08-25-2011, 07:32 AM
Sherlock Holmes

08-29-2011, 11:22 AM
If visual novels count... Then Kohaku from Tsukihime. ^^ But if it has to be a book... .-. Lestat?

08-29-2011, 11:35 AM
Acheron from the Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

08-30-2011, 03:11 PM
I have to agree with enternal_elk, Tyrion Lannister is my favorite too. An amazing character all around.

SwiftKill GunToting
09-26-2011, 11:27 AM
Definitely Kyra Sellers, better known as Goth Girl from the Barry Lyga books "The Astounding Adventures of FanBoy and Goth Girl" and the sequel "Goth Girl Rising".

She is my avatar. :)

02-18-2013, 01:44 AM
Paul Atreides - Dune by Frank Herbert
Paul is a character of the great depth. I like his ability to battle while remaining more of a cerebral hero. Also his sense of honor, duty and responsibility for the lives of everyone in his tribe and really in the galaxy/universe make him a character worthy of my admiration.
Flagg - Through the Eyes of the Dragon/The Stand/ The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The man in black as he is otherwise known is a character of extreme depth. In different novels he has different names and different motives but in the end his number one goal is alway turmoil and disrupting the flow of good. I like that he is unbound to time and his Palaver with Roland Deschain is the coolest discussion between two characters in any novel I have ever read.
Obi Wan Kenobi - The Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover
I love Obi Wan Kenobi. He is the immoveable object. He is not the greatest of all Jedi nor the most powerful but there is not a Jedi who can defeat him in one on one light saber combat. His ability to endlessly defend himself makes him untouchable and eventually he always capitalizes on the mistake of his opponent.

02-19-2013, 01:04 AM
Hm....that's a toughie. Princess Alyss Heart (The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor), Jolie Rouge and Emily with a "y" (The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn), Minerva (The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld), and Xing-Xing (Bound by Donna Jo Napoli, even if it is just a reimagining of Cinderella).