View Full Version : If you could be a fantasy character, who would it be and why?

08-02-2005, 11:33 AM
This was just something I was thinking about. I would probably want to be Eragon from the book that has the same name. The world described in the book is so beautiful and I bet that Eragon will end up with Arya. I wouldn't run from battles like him though.

08-02-2005, 04:28 PM
What do you mean if? I get to be my favourite characters all the time, just by reading my favourite books.

For a long time, it's probably been Mat in Jordan's Eye of the World. However, as Jordan is pretty slow at allowing anything to happen these days, he's been overtaken by a host of characters for Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice, with Arya in the lead.

08-02-2005, 05:46 PM
Of course I would have to be a character from my own books. And they're essentially me, or aspects of me. So I'd say I like myself pretty well. :)

Currently I'd like to be the main character in my current WIP. I love her attitude! She's also a dragon, and wouldn't it be awesome to be able to fly?

08-03-2005, 01:28 AM
I get to be my favourite characters all the time, just by reading my favourite books.

Good answer!!
And so is Saanen's. Same as mine.

Sharon Mock
08-03-2005, 02:12 AM
I'd never want to be one of my characters. I have enough trouble in my life as it is without dealing with the stuff I put my characters through. :)

08-03-2005, 02:15 AM
I don't care, provided that there's impressively pyrotechnic sorcery, and a local king of good heart and weak defensive planning whose empire can be crushed with, say, fireballs.

08-03-2005, 03:12 AM
Sam Gamgee, from The Lord of the Rings. A nobler character you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere in speculative fiction, or any fiction for that matter.

08-03-2005, 03:35 AM
Corwin!!! 'Cause he had it all, plus my favorite colors are black and silver, too!!

Rob :)

08-03-2005, 05:29 AM
Daine from Tamora Pierce's Immortals series, preferably. Talking with animals, turning into animals, demi-goddess, friends with dragons- all things I could live with quite happily, for all that she has to go through crud to get there.

08-03-2005, 05:13 PM
Anita Blake, vampire hunter, "I don't date vampires, I kill them. Well sometimes I date them, Oh f*!#, I don't know."

Selene LuPaine
08-03-2005, 10:41 PM
I'd also have to be one of my own characters.

I would be Selene Lupaine, one of my most charished and the most relatible character I have. I've made her into a very sad and lonely woman because of the death of her loved one and the betrayal of her pack that had doomed him. I have painted suck strong emotions in the text role plays. That is where she was first born. In a role playing game on another website!

08-03-2005, 10:42 PM
Anyone who is invisible and/ or can fly.

08-04-2005, 01:09 PM
Molly Grue - to whom excitement, adventure and (probably) love - or at the least good companionship - came, just when she thought that she was too old and life had passed her by.

08-05-2005, 08:41 PM
I've made myself a character in my novels. But If i had to be someone else's character, I'd be Polgara from Eddings novels. Except for the faithful gentleman friend following her all over creation, (and the magic, of course) I'm just. . . her!

08-08-2005, 02:20 AM
Ralston Valentine. (http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/4953/kt_boc2.html)

08-10-2005, 06:54 AM
Ista from Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold, although this is probably because I just finished reading it. I like the idea of a middle aged woman who thinks her life is over falling headlong into a new kind of existence. I like the idea that it isn't over til it's over.

08-10-2005, 12:58 PM
Tough to say for me. I mostly write science fiction, so I can't name any of my characters.

If I could be any literary character, I'd want to be Ender Wiggin, except I wouldn't want to live his life.

For fantasy, I guess I'd want to be Gandalf. He got to blow up wargs, kill the Balrog, and do other cool stuff like flying on eagles.

08-10-2005, 08:42 PM
Phedre from Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel Books. Because it was all worth it in the end.

08-11-2005, 01:44 AM
Frodo and Aragorn from LOTR

I prefer Peter Jackson's portrayal of Aragorn, filled with self-doubt, yet strong and resourceful. If anything, I like the fact that he never seems overwhelmed.

Again, I see the movie Frodo as more serious. So, this is my template. I like the fact he stays with his convictions no matter what.

Titus Raylake
08-11-2005, 02:36 PM
Movie Gandalf!

Oh wait. Come to think of it, movie Gandalf and book Gandalf aren't that different.

Stop poking me. :poke:

09-21-2005, 11:41 PM
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