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Your favourite character? posted 13 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Ashmael, Candidate

Wicch character is your favourite? view post


Your favourite character? posted 13 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Quinthane, Candidate

Earwa. view post


Your favourite character? posted 16 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Randal, Auditor

There are two questions in there. So there's got to be two answers.

Firstly, the poll question: who do you identify with. That's Akka. He's one of the few truly human and likable characters in the books. On of the few you can (or I can) indeed identify with.

But the question in the topic, "who is your favourite character", gets a different answer.

A favourite character is one I love to read about. An interesting character, and sorry Akka, you're a nice guy, but not that interesting compared to the people around you.

The obvious answer to this answer would be Kellhus, who is one of the most interesting characters ever seen in fantasy literature. (and probably mainstream literature as well.)

But in the end, I'd answer Conphas, because whilst perhaps not quite as interesting, he's more fun to read about.

Oh, and I think the poll is lacking in choices. Where is our favourite bloodthirsty savage barbarian, for one? view post


Your favourite character? posted 16 June 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Ashmael, Candidate

I think Achamian's quite interesting. He's member of a sorcerous sect who's targeting one enemy most inhabitants of his world think nonexistant, hence thought a quixotic fool, every night he dreams of an Apocalypse two thousands years old, reliving its most heart-wrenching moments, and still is keeping his sanity. He suffers gladly fanatics like Kersey Proyas, investigates the enigmatic Anasurimbor, he's seen one of his loved ones die and another renege him... and yet he doesn't lose his equanimity.A man like this is most interesying, IMHO! view post


Your favourite character? posted 01 July 2005 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by saintjon, Auditor

Seriously there aren't any characters in this story I DON'T enjoy reading about so all I'm left to go by is who I like the best, and that's definitely Akka.

The parts that are most FUN however, are when Cnaiur really goes ape-shit on somebody. Like when he cuts loose with the "Who will take the knife to my heart?! WHERE ARE ALL YOUR STRONG MEN? KILL ME AND IT ENDS!" talk lol.

Lord almighty, it's been a long time since anyone's wrote such a wonderfully maniacal violent psycho. view post


Your favourite character? posted 22 January 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by DB_Cooper07, Commoner

Kellhuss. By far. Hes interesting, mysterious, deceptive, honest all in one. hes everything a hero/villian needs. I just made it through page 169 of Warrior Prophet so its hard to say which he is yet... view post


Your favourite character? posted 14 February 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by User, Commoner

I'd have to agree with a few before me, where the hell is Cnair? <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> He has to be the best damned character going around, his madness and his paranoia then contrasted with his cunning and phsyque (sp?).

Off the list you've offered though I'd have to say Akka, he is just much easier to relate to and I feel much more for him. view post


Your favourite character? posted 16 February 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Xesaniel, Commoner

With a name like Drusas is there chance for anyone else? Besides he is one of the only characters in the book I could pronounce the name of first off. That's part of the enjoyment I guess, figuring the names out. Back to Akka.
He has to be one of the most relatable characters here. He's just the best... Kellhuss I would say too, but I like to partially figure out the character before I say if I like them. That fact, I still have most of the cast to figure out. So complex so enthralling! But Drusas... well as simple as he isn't, he seems to be the closest thing to normal... which is both good and bad for him. view post


Your favourite character? posted 16 February 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Nasrudin's Shadow, Candidate

My feelings about the characters changed quite a bit throughout the series. My favourite character at the END of TDTCB is Kellhus (because he is so powerful, mysterious and intriguing), and the one I most identified with is... I don't know, actually. Certainly NOT Kellhus (I don't think that I am at all powerful, mysterious and/or intriguing). Most of the characters in the series are revealed pretty slowly; by the end of TDTCB I was still not very close to any of the characters. view post


Your favourite character? posted 24 February 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Dublo7, Commoner

I'm only about 360 pages into the first novel but so far it's Conphas. He's just full of charisma. I also admire his intelligence.

Maybe it will change later on, but we'll see <!-- s8) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!-- s8) --> view post


Your favourite character? posted 19 March 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Nikodemus, Commoner

Kellhus all the way. The reasons have already been said. view post


Your favourite character? posted 27 March 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by glaz, Peralogue

Achamian gets my vote in the poll question. he is definitely, IMO, one of the most &quot;real&quot; characters written to date. meaning, this character can live in our world and not look fictional. his personal traits is the same as that of the general public.

however, my fave definitely (along with Akka, too) is Kellhus. definitely the most interesting character i've read about because what he is and what he represents. view post


Your favourite character? posted 28 April 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Vambram, Commoner

I voted for Kellhus. So far, I think I like him the best. But then again, I am only up to page 366 in the hardcover book. view post


Your favourite character? posted 01 May 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i feel almost cliched saying esmenet, being a woman myself it seems like the obvious choice. however, i really did find her interesting, mostly because i can see many people i know in her. i have several friends who are involved in the &quot;sex trade&quot; and it's weird, cos i can see so many similarities.

i don;t know quite how to explain this any deeper, and there are other reasons..

i guess as a kid i was told to be girly and do girly things, and i never wanted to. i always wanted to play with tools and build tree forts and shit. so i guess to see someone defy men.. i dunno..

*edit. while i identify most with esmenet, my favorite character was cnaiur.

i could be his proof any day <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 May 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Sokar, Auditor

I miss Cnaiur in there.. The human... view post


Your favourite character? posted 07 June 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by JustifiedHeretic, Peralogue

Nersei Proyas...My choice of any character in any of the series. Of the choices above, Akka. view post


Your favourite character? posted 08 June 2006 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Curethan, Didact

Mekeritig. view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Buckethead, Peralogue

I love a portly self-conscious protagonist. Perhaps i relate to doubt, regret and confusion more than any other human traits. Achamian is my favorite character by far, he reminds me of the protaganist from phillip k dick's minority report (the short story). an aging, overweight not so together police detective (i forget his name) who is far unlike tom cruise in the complete disaster that was the movie. view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Jamara, Auditor

At first I passed over this question, but then it kind of creeped into my brain. I think the reason that I prefer Martin over Bakker, is that both make their characters fallible and human, broad in their emotions and motives, but Martin's characters just stand out so much as individuals. I love Bakker's characters, but they are all depressing. There really is no fun side to them, no uplifting merits.

Except for Zin prior to the second half of TWP. I would have to say that he was my favorite character. He had depth and yet he still maintained some sense of humor. When men are on the front line of a war, the two things which keep them sane are religion and humor. And practically all of Bakker's characters lack humor.

I love Tyrion (from Martin's ASOIAF) because he can be the butt of all prejudices, thrown onto front lines, immersed in political intrigue, and plotted against from all sides, but he still maintains his smart-ass sense of humor.

By the time we get to TTT, I really don't care about any individual character. I just care about the plot and finding out what the hell the TTT is. Although Maithanet intrigues me and I can't wait to read more about him. view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

And practically all of Bakker's characters lack humor.


WHAT!?!?!?!???!

There is so much humor in the books that I cannot even begin to express my shock at your words. Almost all of the characters have some form of humor. view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Jamara, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Warrior-Poet&quot;:1ip2a67l
And practically all of Bakker's characters lack humor.


WHAT!?!?!?!???!

There is so much humor in the books that I cannot even begin to express my shock at your words. Almost all of the characters have some form of humor.[/quote:1ip2a67l]

I acknowledge your challenge. Name three scenes which do not include Zin or pillow talk when Bakker actually injected some good sense of humor. view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Buckethead, Peralogue

there are at least ten simply between akka and esmenet.... view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Jamara, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Buckethead&quot;:1vkygltg
there are at least ten simply between akka and esmenet....[/quote:1vkygltg]

That's just . . . pillow talk, baby <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Im still looking for specific passages, however there are more than a few non-pillow talk moments between Esmi and Akka as well as between Esmi and others. view post


Your favourite character? posted 02 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Buckethead, Peralogue

what does it matter if it's pillow talk anyways? it's no longer humor? view post


Your favourite character? posted 03 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Twayleph, Auditor

I thought the passage where Conphas was describing how Saubon had decided to &quot;make the most of Proyas' absence&quot; to be particularly funny. I could just picture him laughing at Proyas, who probably had smoke coming out of his ears. view post


Your favourite character? posted 03 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Harrol, Moderator

I find Cnauir's POV's to be very funny especially when he is observing the Inrithi. Kellhus told a funny story about two bulls and a herd of cows. view post


Your favourite character? posted 03 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Twayleph, Auditor

Khellus' depiction of the strategic meetings between Proyas and Cnaiur had me laughing out loud <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


Your favourite character? posted 04 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Jamara, Auditor

And how many of those scenes occurred/were retold around Zin's fire? It's like Bakker attributed good humor to a single character's presence, and that was Zin. Aside from playful pillow talk banter.

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:1ncx62xu
I find Cnauir's POV's to be very funny especially when he is observing the Inrithi. Kellhus told a funny story about two bulls and a herd of cows.[/quote:1ncx62xu]

Really? You thought Cnaiur's POV was funny. I found it usual tasting of prejudice, superiority, shame, hate, and disgust (and never in a funny way). view post


Your favourite character? posted 04 April 2007 in The Darkness That Comes BeforeYour favourite character? by Madness, Peralogue

Dude, everything Conphas was a riot. view post


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