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    Question Who is your favorite fictional character...and why?

    It can be for any TV show, Movies, books, comics, or whatever. The character just has to be fictional, and you must give some reason as to why you like that character.

    My Favorite fictional character is Corin Horn (aka Halcyon), A Jedi Knight. He was first introduced in the Rogue Squadron series, although at the time he knew nothing of his Jedi heritage. He was just a really hot shot pilot at the time, and former Cop/Investigator. He later learned of his Jedi heritage while escaping a secret Imperial prison on Coruscant. A few years later he learned to develop his abilities after his wife was kidnapped and he set out to save her. (You can read the story in "I, Jedi"...my favorite SW novel) Unlike most Jedi, his Telekinetic powers are very weak, so he can't use them as a crutch as many Jedi do. He is, however very gifted with projecting thoughts and images. He also has a rare Jedi ability to be able to absorb energy (heat/blasters/explosions/etc.) and convert it, to enhance his limited telekinetic abilities. Since he can't do all the cool 'gravity-defying' flips and TK tricks that the other Jedi can, he is forced to use his wit. That makes him the most dangerous Jedi to go against. He has many little tricks up his sleeve, as well as a sharp mind that he can use to gain the advantage even against much stronger foes. Early on, even Luke Skywalker found it difficult to fight with Corin (he had a rough time in a sparring session), because he only knew how to fight with a Lightsaber. Corin used punches, kicks and pretty much any little dirty manuever in the book. Luke was pretty roughed up, by the end of that sparring match... Corin was a cop used to dealing with the 'dirty' elements, so he had no problem using their techniques in a fight if they would work to his advantage. One example is, that his lightsaber can actually extend its length suddenly, giving Corrin a lot more range to attack with. Many foes have met their end by that little suprise...

    Also, in philosophical terms, Corin reminds me of Odysseus in greek Myths. Odysseus wasn't the strongest greek warrior, but he was the smartest and most cunning. It was he who came up with the Trojan horse that ended the War. He alone survived the 10 year journey home. Odysseus is my favorite character in greek mythology.

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    My favourite fictional character has got to be one of the following:

    James Bond: Smooth, sophistated, a great military man, excellent fighter, and intelligent. Represents everything any guy would want to be.

    O'Neill: Excellent military leader, hot shot pilot, great sense of humour, again, intelligent.

    Egon Spengler: Brain of the Ghostbusters, and generally cool.

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    John Crichton. Real. Powerful. Poignant. Intelligent. Badass. Destined to live an epic nightmare while trying to find himself and simply searching for a way home. Always a good setting and damn, does Ben Browder pull it off or what.
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    Chiana, Lya and Trance Gemini.

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    I don't really have a favorite. But I do really like Daniel. Then again, I am a language major, and find his knack for languages really cool.
    Daniel:Nyet
    Jack: Daniel?
    Daniel: He just asked me if we were Soviet Spies. I just...
    Jack: Nyet???

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    omg, i have way to many to begin to list them all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff O'Connor
    John Crichton. Real. Powerful. Poignant. Intelligent. Badass. Destined to live an epic nightmare while trying to find himself and simply searching for a way home. Always a good setting and damn, does Ben Browder pull it off or what.
    I agree.

    Also Drusilla from the Buffyverse would have to be one of my, if not my favorite character ever. She was tortured in her past which drove her insane, and Angelus turned her instead of simply killing her to let her pain end (which even his sire Darla thought was wrong but went along anyway because she was totally in love with him), she was the worst thing he ever did and his "masterpiece" she sums up to me the perfect insane character, also being psychic, evil, and immortal just makes her cool.

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    Naked Snake from Metal Gear Solid 3, which later became known as Big Boss. He's intelligent, hard-boiled, philosopher, enigmatical and he's the greatest soldier ever lived, you just can't compete with that.

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    Just one? Oh - that's impossible. But I can say with fair certainty that of all of them I like .... dang it, I can't do this. I'll list the top 5.

    1. Tracer Bullet. (one of Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes's many alter egos. A tough detective with killer humour that always matches calvin's currant emotional state - in hilarious ways.)

    2. Hobbes. (The tiger. That cat is too cool for words. He's the proverbial devil on Calvin's shoulder but somehow manages to be the angel on the other as well.)

    3.Calvin. (The enigmatic, wacky, crazy, nutty, hilarious, (edit: nah, Frueidian ) 6 year old with a terrifyingly precocious veiw of the world. My hero! )

    4.Darth Vader. (A man of mystery, a man in pain and a man redeemed. a lost, torn soul who finally found peace.)

    5.The Cat (of The Cat Who Walked By Himself. What can I say? That Cat personifies for me the Race of Felines. he doesn't care unless it suits him and though he may seem selfish at first glance, he helps people in a way that makes happy, happy things drop into his lap. That's one cool cat. )

    7. My parents. (sometimes they seem like they come straight out of fiction. What characters! Lol!

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    1) Data
    2) SG1
    3) Picard
    4) Dylan Hunt
    5) Sisko
    6) Col. Crichton
    7) Worf
    8) 7 of 9
    9) Borg Queen
    10) Romie

    I could keep going for awhile on this one!

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    If I made a list of my favorite from each show book or movie that ever had a character I actually loved... it would be a pretty long list so I'll leave it how i had it... I will say my favorite Stargate character ever is McKay, because... he's just so, McKay! I have no real reasons why I like him so much, I just do.

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    This is a really tough question, as I have so many favorites. Also, are we restricted to the TV/movie genre?

    Anywho....I guess I'll have to split my decision, for now, between John Crichton and Jack O'Neill. Gotta love their attitudes, their humor and even their dark sides. I have enjoyed watching both, VERY much. Also, they sure are easy on the eyes.
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    Mine would have to be PSI Judge Cassandra Anderson (of 2000 AD). She is so cool, I rememeber wanting to be her so much when I was little. My other favourites would be Lara Croft, 7 of 9, Mystique and Faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris-RA
    Just one? Oh - that's impossible. But I can say with fair certainty that of all of them I like .... dang it, I can't do this. I'll list the top 5.

    1. Tracer Bullet. (one of Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes's many alter egos. A tough detective with killer humour that always matches calvin's currant emotional state - in hilarious ways.)

    2. Hobbes. (The tiger. That cat is too cool for words. He's the proverbial devil on Calvin's shoulder but somehow manages to be the angel on the other as well.)

    3.Calvin. (The enigmatic, wacky, crazy, nutty, hilarious, (edit: nah, Frueidian ) 6 year old with a terrifyingly precocious veiw of the world. My hero! )

    4.Darth Vader. (A man of mystery, a man in pain and a man redeemed. a lost, torn soul who finally found peace.)

    5.The Cat (of The Cat Who Walked By Himself. What can I say? That Cat personifies for me the Race of Felines. he doesn't care unless it suits him and though he may seem selfish at first glance, he helps people in a way that makes happy, happy things drop into his lap. That's one cool cat. )

    7. My parents. (sometimes they seem like they come straight out of fiction. What characters! Lol!

    O-Ra is on my list of favorite fictional characters. Since her parents are fictional she must be too. At least she usually acts like a fictional character.
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    But seriously, Samantha Carter is one of the best female characters because she is a warrior and also a brilliant scientist with a conscience and a sense of humor.
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    A totally incomplete and off the cuff listing of the top 5, in no particular order:

    Daniel Jackson (SG-1)
    Erik (The Phantom of the Opera)
    Liz Parker (Roswell)
    Elim Garak (Deep Space Nine)
    Hamlet (Hamlet)
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    Okay, call me completely geeky, but I have to say Wesley from Angel.

    When he was on Buffy for the end of Season 3 he was a complete dork! A jerk. He came over to Angel and evolve. He stopped being the dorky guy and got a little more serious. He got shot by a zombie cop, got in charge, got the prophecy, stole Angel's son, got his throat cut. Everyone turned his back to him and he turned kind of dark. An angst magnet.

    And so on until he died... He's great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PYEWACKETT
    O-Ra is on my list of favorite fictional charecters. Since her parents are fictional she must be too. At least she usually acts like a fictional charecter.
    *gasp* I'm flattered! You sure you didn't pop out of a book somewhere yourself? If not, I'll have to write one with you in it.

    .. Oh! And how could I forget, Zorro!! Who's cooler than a guy in a mask with a horse who goes around fighting injustice and carving Z's into things! *thunk!*

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartoufMarty
    Okay, call me completely geeky, but I have to say Wesley from Angel.
    Wow! That was as obvious as me saying Dru lol!

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    GO WESLEY! i liked him coz he changed so much. he went from being a total dork to being a hero to being a *villian* to being a darker good guy.
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